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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 242 212 224
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs citing Ant 33 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.46% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.55% 4.20% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 16
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £250 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +16.66%
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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
1295 1023 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.92% 11.00% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 594 564
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 20
Average hourly rate £41.00 £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +3.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 16 £500 +83.48%
Berkshire -3 5 £650 +95.48% 12
Hampshire -5 3 £413 +3.12% 2
Sussex +1 1 £400 -
East Sussex -6 1 £450 +80.00%
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 58 (66.67%) Maven
2 53 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (60.92%) Subversion
3 48 (55.17%) Java
4 45 (51.72%) Linux
5 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
6 34 (39.08%) UML
7 31 (35.63%) UNIX
7 31 (35.63%) Configuration Management
8 30 (34.48%) Oracle
9 28 (32.18%) SQL
9 28 (32.18%) Python
9 28 (32.18%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (31.03%) WebLogic
11 25 (28.74%) Git (software)
12 24 (27.59%) Spring
13 23 (26.44%) XML
14 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
15 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
15 21 (24.14%) Eclipse
16 20 (22.99%) OO
16 20 (22.99%) JMS
16 20 (22.99%) C
16 20 (22.99%) J2EE
16 20 (22.99%) Web Services
16 20 (22.99%) JSP
16 20 (22.99%) Use Case
17 19 (21.84%) JIRA
18 18 (20.69%) Ruby
18 18 (20.69%) NUnit

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (31.03%) WebLogic
2 15 (17.24%) Apache
2 15 (17.24%) OpenStack
3 9 (10.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (9.20%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.45%) JBoss
7 2 (2.30%) Confluence
7 2 (2.30%) FileNet
7 2 (2.30%) IIS
8 1 (1.15%) Documentum
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.15%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (4.60%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (13.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (5.75%) PaaS
4 5 (5.75%) IaaS
5 3 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) LDAP
2 7 (8.05%) SSH
3 5 (5.75%) Firewall
3 5 (5.75%) DHCP
3 5 (5.75%) VPN
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
4 4 (4.60%) Internet
4 4 (4.60%) HTTP
4 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.30%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (2.30%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.15%) LAN
6 1 (1.15%) WAN
6 1 (1.15%) MPLS
6 1 (1.15%) AMQP
6 1 (1.15%) VLAN
6 1 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.05%) MySQL
3 5 (5.75%) DB2
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.15%) Big Data
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.15%) Ingres
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 58 (66.67%) Maven
2 53 (60.92%) Subversion
3 39 (44.83%) Jenkins
4 25 (28.74%) Git (software)
5 21 (24.14%) Eclipse
6 19 (21.84%) JIRA
7 18 (20.69%) NUnit
8 17 (19.54%) ClearCase
8 17 (19.54%) GoogleTest
8 17 (19.54%) CppUnit
9 15 (17.24%) Hudson
9 15 (17.24%) JUnit
10 7 (8.05%) Rational Rose
10 7 (8.05%) Toad
11 5 (5.75%) Selenium
11 5 (5.75%) Mockito
12 4 (4.60%) DbUnit
12 4 (4.60%) Liquibase
12 4 (4.60%) Talend Open Studio
13 3 (3.45%) Gradle
General
1 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (48.28%) Developer
2 16 (18.39%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 10 (11.49%) Software Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.75%) C Developer
8 5 (5.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Hybris Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (4.60%) Consultant
10 3 (3.45%) Analyst
10 3 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Database Developer
10 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 2 (2.30%) AWS Engineer
11 2 (2.30%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.59%) Spring
2 23 (26.44%) XML
3 20 (22.99%) JSP
3 20 (22.99%) J2EE
3 20 (22.99%) JMS
3 20 (22.99%) Web Services
4 18 (20.69%) HTML
4 18 (20.69%) CSS
5 15 (17.24%) Ajax
5 15 (17.24%) REST
6 14 (16.09%) JSF
7 13 (14.94%) Java EE
7 13 (14.94%) SOAP
8 11 (12.64%) Hibernate
9 10 (11.49%) JPA
10 9 (10.34%) boto
10 9 (10.34%) XSLT
11 8 (9.20%) Oracle ADF
11 8 (9.20%) Middleware
11 8 (9.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.64%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (12.64%) Derivative
3 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.30%) SecurID
5 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.15%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.15%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.15%) User Experience
6 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Linux
2 31 (35.63%) UNIX
3 16 (18.39%) Windows
4 4 (4.60%) Solaris
5 3 (3.45%) VMS
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (60.92%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (39.08%) UML
3 31 (35.63%) Configuration Management
4 28 (32.18%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (22.99%) Use Case
5 20 (22.99%) OO
6 18 (20.69%) Scrum
7 16 (18.39%) Unit Testing
7 16 (18.39%) Integration Testing
8 15 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 15 (17.24%) OOD
9 14 (16.09%) Software Deployment
9 14 (16.09%) DevOps
10 12 (13.79%) Auto-Scaling
10 12 (13.79%) SOA
11 11 (12.64%) MVC
11 11 (12.64%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (12.64%) Open Source
11 11 (12.64%) Memory Management
11 11 (12.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 48 (55.17%) Java
2 28 (32.18%) SQL
2 28 (32.18%) Python
3 21 (24.14%) JavaScript
4 20 (22.99%) C
5 18 (20.69%) Ruby
6 12 (13.79%) C++
6 12 (13.79%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 11 (12.64%) PL/SQL
8 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
9 8 (9.20%) XPath
9 8 (9.20%) XQuery
10 6 (6.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (4.60%) Jython
12 3 (3.45%) C#
12 3 (3.45%) Perl
13 1 (1.15%) Groovy
13 1 (1.15%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 16 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) AWS Certification
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.30%) ISEB
4 2 (2.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) MCSE
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (6.90%) VirtualBox
2 4 (4.60%) Docker
2 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Puppet
2 13 (14.94%) Ansible
3 10 (11.49%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (9.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (8.05%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.45%) SCCM
7 3 (3.45%) SCOM
8 2 (2.30%) OpenAM
9 1 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (34.48%) Oracle
2 11 (12.64%) Splunk
3 7 (8.05%) hybris
4 5 (5.75%) Dell
4 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.60%) Infobright
5 4 (4.60%) Talend
6 3 (3.45%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.15%) BEA
8 1 (1.15%) Adobe
8 1 (1.15%) Alterian
8 1 (1.15%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.15%) Pega