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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 199 230 176
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -54
Contract jobs citing Ant 46 15 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.17% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.49% 1.56% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £301 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
1025 960 934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.05% 10.82% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 551 459
Average daily rate £350 £353 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +6.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £43.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +5 16 £375 +25.00%
Berkshire +16 9 £325 +4.00% 1
East Sussex - 7 £250 - 2
Surrey - 6 £273 - 3
Buckinghamshire -5 4 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 54 (63.53%) Java
2 41 (48.24%) Subversion
2 41 (48.24%) Maven
3 34 (40.00%) Linux
4 27 (31.76%) Web Services
5 26 (30.59%) Oracle
5 26 (30.59%) UNIX
6 24 (28.24%) HTML
7 23 (27.06%) XML
8 22 (25.88%) Eclipse
8 22 (25.88%) Spring
8 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
9 21 (24.71%) CSS
9 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
10 20 (23.53%) Jenkins
11 19 (22.35%) SQL
11 19 (22.35%) UML
12 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
13 17 (20.00%) OOD
14 16 (18.82%) SOAP
14 16 (18.82%) Use Case
15 15 (17.65%) TDD
15 15 (17.65%) Servlets
16 14 (16.47%) J2EE
16 14 (16.47%) Java EE
17 13 (15.29%) RESTful
17 13 (15.29%) JUnit
17 13 (15.29%) Migration
18 12 (14.12%) Project Management
18 12 (14.12%) C

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 10 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.24%) GlassFish
3 6 (7.06%) Apache
3 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.88%) Node.js
5 4 (4.71%) Documentum
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.71%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.35%) Confluence
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.18%) IIS
8 1 (1.18%) CMS
8 1 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.18%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (4.71%) Staffware
1 4 (4.71%) TIBCO iProcess
1 4 (4.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Force.com
2 5 (5.88%) GitHub
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.53%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.53%) SaaS
5 1 (1.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) HTTP
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.18%) SSH
4 1 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.18%) SNMP
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) SMTP
4 1 (1.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.76%) RDBMS
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.53%) DB2
6 3 (3.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (48.24%) Subversion
1 41 (48.24%) Maven
2 22 (25.88%) Eclipse
3 20 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 13 (15.29%) JUnit
5 11 (12.94%) GoogleTest
5 11 (12.94%) NUnit
5 11 (12.94%) CppUnit
5 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
6 10 (11.76%) ClearCase
7 8 (9.41%) Rational Rose
7 8 (9.41%) Selenium
7 8 (9.41%) Gradle
7 8 (9.41%) Hudson
8 7 (8.24%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (7.06%) Toad
10 5 (5.88%) CruiseControl
11 4 (4.71%) IntelliJ
11 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
11 4 (4.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
1 8 (9.41%) Retail
2 7 (8.24%) Marketing
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.71%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (54.12%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) Java Developer
3 9 (10.59%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.06%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 5 (5.88%) PL/SQL Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Consultant
6 4 (4.71%) Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Administrator
7 3 (3.53%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Technical Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.35%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Oracle Developer
8 2 (2.35%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (2.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) C Developer
8 2 (2.35%) ActionScript Developer
8 2 (2.35%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.76%) Web Services
2 24 (28.24%) HTML
3 23 (27.06%) XML
4 22 (25.88%) Spring
5 21 (24.71%) CSS
6 16 (18.82%) SOAP
7 15 (17.65%) Servlets
8 14 (16.47%) J2EE
8 14 (16.47%) Java EE
9 13 (15.29%) RESTful
10 11 (12.94%) Motif
11 10 (11.76%) JDBC
12 9 (10.59%) Dojo
12 9 (10.59%) EJB
13 8 (9.41%) JSON
13 8 (9.41%) REST
14 7 (8.24%) CSS3
15 6 (7.06%) JSP
15 6 (7.06%) Visualforce
15 6 (7.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Derivative
2 5 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.71%) DTV
3 4 (4.71%) Taxonomies
4 3 (3.53%) Open Source
4 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.35%) Wiki
6 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.00%) Linux
2 26 (30.59%) UNIX
3 10 (11.76%) Windows
4 7 (8.24%) AIX
5 3 (3.53%) Solaris
6 1 (1.18%) CentOS
6 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.18%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.35%) UML
2 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
3 17 (20.00%) OOD
4 16 (18.82%) Use Case
5 15 (17.65%) TDD
6 13 (15.29%) Migration
7 12 (14.12%) Project Management
7 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.94%) MVC
9 10 (11.76%) Scrum
10 9 (10.59%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (9.41%) SOA
11 8 (9.41%) OO
11 8 (9.41%) RUP
11 8 (9.41%) Unified Process
12 7 (8.24%) Multithreading
12 7 (8.24%) Memory Management
13 6 (7.06%) OOA/OOD
13 6 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (7.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (63.53%) Java
2 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
3 19 (22.35%) SQL
4 12 (14.12%) C
5 10 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 10 (11.76%) PHP
6 8 (9.41%) PL/SQL
7 6 (7.06%) Apex Code
7 6 (7.06%) Groovy
8 5 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 5 (5.88%) Perl
9 4 (4.71%) Python
9 4 (4.71%) VB
10 3 (3.53%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.35%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.35%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (2.35%) Ruby
12 1 (1.18%) Korn
12 1 (1.18%) AWK
12 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (25.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.35%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.18%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) PMP
5 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.18%) Xen
2 1 (1.18%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Puppet
2 4 (4.71%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.53%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.53%) Nagios
4 1 (1.18%) YUM
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Oracle
2 9 (10.59%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (9.41%) IBM
4 5 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.71%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.71%) Siebel
5 4 (4.71%) SAP
5 4 (4.71%) VMware
5 4 (4.71%) Google
5 4 (4.71%) Talend
6 3 (3.53%) JBoss
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.53%) Adobe
6 3 (3.53%) Sun
7 1 (1.18%) Endeca
7 1 (1.18%) Vignette
7 1 (1.18%) ATG
7 1 (1.18%) BEA
7 1 (1.18%) webMethods
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco