The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 237 197 217
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +20
Contract jobs citing Ant 33 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.50% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.74% 4.65% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 11
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£425 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.85% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £358
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1205 989 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.68% 10.77% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 549 492
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 31
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £35.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £59.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey 0 8 £500 +83.48% 4
Hampshire -17 8 £318 -12.41% 2
Berkshire -7 6 £650 +104.72% 1
East Sussex -11 4 £450 +80.00%
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £325 - 1
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant.

1 56 (62.22%) Maven
2 54 (60.00%) Linux
3 53 (58.89%) Java
3 53 (58.89%) Subversion
4 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (38.89%) UML
6 34 (37.78%) Configuration Management
6 34 (37.78%) Jenkins
7 32 (35.56%) UNIX
8 31 (34.44%) Oracle
9 28 (31.11%) Spring
10 27 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (28.89%) C
12 25 (27.78%) J2EE
12 25 (27.78%) WebLogic
13 24 (26.67%) SQL
13 24 (26.67%) OO
14 23 (25.56%) JSP
14 23 (25.56%) NUnit
15 22 (24.44%) Python
15 22 (24.44%) ClearCase
15 22 (24.44%) Security Cleared
15 22 (24.44%) CppUnit
15 22 (24.44%) GoogleTest
16 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
17 20 (22.22%) XML
17 20 (22.22%) JUnit
17 20 (22.22%) OOD
17 20 (22.22%) Eclipse

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 13 (14.44%) Apache
3 10 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 10 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 9 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (6.67%) JBoss
6 4 (4.44%) Confluence
6 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.22%) IIS
8 1 (1.11%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.11%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.11%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.89%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 10 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.44%) PaaS
3 4 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) LDAP
2 6 (6.67%) Internet
3 5 (5.56%) SSH
4 4 (4.44%) Firewall
4 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.44%) VPN
4 4 (4.44%) DNS
4 4 (4.44%) DHCP
4 4 (4.44%) HTTP
5 3 (3.33%) AMQP
6 2 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.22%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.89%) MySQL
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.33%) Big Data
4 3 (3.33%) DB2
5 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.11%) SQLite
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.11%) Ingres
6 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 56 (62.22%) Maven
2 53 (58.89%) Subversion
3 34 (37.78%) Jenkins
4 23 (25.56%) NUnit
5 22 (24.44%) ClearCase
5 22 (24.44%) CppUnit
5 22 (24.44%) GoogleTest
6 20 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 20 (22.22%) JUnit
6 20 (22.22%) Eclipse
7 15 (16.67%) JIRA
8 10 (11.11%) Hudson
9 8 (8.89%) Rational Rose
10 6 (6.67%) Selenium
10 6 (6.67%) Mockito
11 5 (5.56%) Cucumber
11 5 (5.56%) Gradle
12 4 (4.44%) Liquibase
12 4 (4.44%) DbUnit
12 4 (4.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Finance
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.11%) Military
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (51.11%) Developer
2 16 (17.78%) Software Engineer
3 15 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 14 (15.56%) Architect
5 9 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
6 7 (7.78%) C Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Hybris Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.33%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Database Developer
9 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.22%) Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (31.11%) Spring
2 25 (27.78%) J2EE
3 23 (25.56%) JSP
4 20 (22.22%) XML
5 18 (20.00%) HTML
5 18 (20.00%) JMS
5 18 (20.00%) Web Services
6 17 (18.89%) CSS
7 16 (17.78%) Ajax
8 14 (15.56%) Java EE
9 13 (14.44%) JSF
9 13 (14.44%) REST
10 11 (12.22%) Hibernate
11 10 (11.11%) Motif
11 10 (11.11%) SOAP
12 9 (10.00%) Struts
12 9 (10.00%) XSLT
13 8 (8.89%) Oracle ADF
13 8 (8.89%) Middleware
13 8 (8.89%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (15.56%) Derivative
3 7 (7.78%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.22%) SecurID
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) Ergonomics
7 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.11%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.00%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) UNIX
3 17 (18.89%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Solaris
5 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Android
6 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (38.89%) UML
3 34 (37.78%) Configuration Management
4 27 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (26.67%) OO
6 20 (22.22%) OOD
6 20 (22.22%) Scrum
6 20 (22.22%) Software Engineering
7 19 (21.11%) Integration Testing
8 18 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 17 (18.89%) Use Case
10 16 (17.78%) TDD
11 15 (16.67%) Multithreading
12 14 (15.56%) Memory Management
12 14 (15.56%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Open Source
14 12 (13.33%) MVC
15 11 (12.22%) SOA
15 11 (12.22%) Project Management
16 10 (11.11%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.89%) Java
2 26 (28.89%) C
3 24 (26.67%) SQL
4 22 (24.44%) Python
5 21 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 15 (16.67%) C++
7 12 (13.33%) Ruby
8 9 (10.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 8 (8.89%) XPath
9 8 (8.89%) XQuery
10 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
10 7 (7.78%) PL/SQL
11 5 (5.56%) C#
12 4 (4.44%) Perl
13 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
14 2 (2.22%) Groovy
15 1 (1.11%) Bourne shell
15 1 (1.11%) Jython
15 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.22%) ISEB
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.22%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) VirtualBox
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (14.44%) Puppet
2 10 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
3 9 (10.00%) Vagrant
4 8 (8.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (6.67%) Ansible
6 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.22%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (34.44%) Oracle
2 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
2 7 (7.78%) hybris
3 6 (6.67%) Splunk
4 4 (4.44%) Infobright
4 4 (4.44%) Talend
5 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
5 3 (3.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) VMware
6 2 (2.22%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.11%) Alterian
7 1 (1.11%) Pega
7 1 (1.11%) Adobe
7 1 (1.11%) BEA
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