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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 204 200 165
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -35
Contract jobs citing Ant 56 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.48% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.95% 4.02% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 40
Average daily rate
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£380 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
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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
1132 1069 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.99% 11.96% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 593 499
Average daily rate £363 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 60
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £38.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £59.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Hampshire +12 25 £313 +4.16%
Oxfordshire - 10 £550 -
Buckinghamshire -2 7 £325 -33.33% 1
Surrey +5 5 - - 1
Berkshire -6 5 £375 +20.96% 7
East Sussex - 3 £450 - 3
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 69 (58.97%) Java
1 69 (58.97%) Linux
1 69 (58.97%) Subversion
2 64 (54.70%) Maven
3 50 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (39.32%) UML
5 44 (37.61%) Configuration Management
6 43 (36.75%) UNIX
7 42 (35.90%) OO
8 40 (34.19%) C
9 39 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
11 36 (30.77%) NUnit
12 35 (29.91%) Unit Testing
12 35 (29.91%) CppUnit
12 35 (29.91%) XML
12 35 (29.91%) ClearCase
12 35 (29.91%) GoogleTest
12 35 (29.91%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (29.06%) Jenkins
13 34 (29.06%) OOD
13 34 (29.06%) Spring
13 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
14 31 (26.50%) SQL
15 30 (25.64%) Oracle
15 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
16 27 (23.08%) Integration Testing
17 26 (22.22%) J2EE
17 26 (22.22%) JUnit
18 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (18.80%) WebLogic
2 12 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 9 (7.69%) JBoss
4 8 (6.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (5.98%) Apache
6 6 (5.13%) CMS
7 5 (4.27%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.42%) OpenStack
8 4 (3.42%) Confluence
9 2 (1.71%) Apache Solr
9 2 (1.71%) IIS
10 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.85%) Documentum
10 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (1.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.40%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) PaaS
2 4 (3.42%) IaaS
2 4 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (1.71%) Force.com
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.98%) Internet
2 5 (4.27%) HTTP
3 4 (3.42%) DHCP
3 4 (3.42%) Firewall
3 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.42%) VPN
3 4 (3.42%) DNS
3 4 (3.42%) AMQP
4 3 (2.56%) LDAP
5 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (0.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.69%) MySQL
1 9 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (5.98%) Ingres
3 6 (5.13%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.42%) Big Data
5 4 (3.42%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
5 4 (3.42%) DB2
6 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.71%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) SQLite
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (58.97%) Subversion
2 64 (54.70%) Maven
3 36 (30.77%) NUnit
4 35 (29.91%) ClearCase
4 35 (29.91%) CppUnit
4 35 (29.91%) GoogleTest
5 34 (29.06%) Jenkins
6 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
7 26 (22.22%) JUnit
8 15 (12.82%) Rational Rose
9 13 (11.11%) Selenium
9 13 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (9.40%) Eclipse
11 10 (8.55%) Mockito
12 9 (7.69%) Robotium
12 9 (7.69%) Appium
12 9 (7.69%) Gradle
12 9 (7.69%) Artifactory
12 9 (7.69%) JIRA
13 7 (5.98%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (12.82%) Publishing
2 8 (6.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Finance
5 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 72 (61.54%) Developer
2 21 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.82%) Android Developer
4 10 (8.55%) C Developer
5 6 (5.13%) Software Developer
5 6 (5.13%) Architect
6 5 (4.27%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.27%) Technical Leader
7 4 (3.42%) Consultant
8 3 (2.56%) Analyst
8 3 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Database Developer
8 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (2.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (1.71%) AWS Developer
9 2 (1.71%) Front-End Developer
9 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 2 (1.71%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (29.91%) XML
2 34 (29.06%) Spring
3 26 (22.22%) J2EE
4 24 (20.51%) HTML
5 23 (19.66%) JSP
5 23 (19.66%) JSON
5 23 (19.66%) REST
6 22 (18.80%) Motif
6 22 (18.80%) CSS
7 20 (17.09%) JMS
8 19 (16.24%) Ajax
9 18 (15.38%) Struts
9 18 (15.38%) Web Services
9 18 (15.38%) Android SDK
10 16 (13.68%) XSLT
11 13 (11.11%) JSF
11 13 (11.11%) JNI
11 13 (11.11%) Android NDK
12 11 (9.40%) jQuery
13 10 (8.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.91%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (18.80%) Derivative
3 7 (5.98%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.13%) W3C
5 2 (1.71%) SecurID
5 2 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.71%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 69 (58.97%) Linux
2 43 (36.75%) UNIX
3 18 (15.38%) Windows
3 18 (15.38%) Android
4 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.56%) Solaris
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.74%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (39.32%) UML
3 44 (37.61%) Configuration Management
4 42 (35.90%) OO
5 39 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (29.91%) Unit Testing
7 34 (29.06%) Software Engineering
7 34 (29.06%) OOD
8 27 (23.08%) Integration Testing
9 23 (19.66%) Multithreading
10 22 (18.80%) Memory Management
10 22 (18.80%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (17.95%) Use Case
12 19 (16.24%) TDD
13 18 (15.38%) Project Management
14 17 (14.53%) Scrum
15 15 (12.82%) Unified Process
15 15 (12.82%) RUP
15 15 (12.82%) Android Development
16 14 (11.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 69 (58.97%) Java
2 40 (34.19%) C
3 31 (26.50%) SQL
4 22 (18.80%) C++
4 22 (18.80%) JavaScript
5 21 (17.95%) Python
6 9 (7.69%) XQuery
6 9 (7.69%) XPath
7 8 (6.84%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.98%) PL/SQL
9 6 (5.13%) C#
9 6 (5.13%) Ruby
10 3 (2.56%) Perl
10 3 (2.56%) Groovy
11 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.85%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.85%) JPQL
12 1 (0.85%) HQL
12 1 (0.85%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 38 (32.48%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.37%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) ISEB
4 2 (1.71%) Degree
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Hyper-V
1 4 (3.42%) VirtualBox
2 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (6.84%) Vagrant
2 8 (6.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (6.84%) Puppet
3 6 (5.13%) TeamSite
4 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.71%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) Oracle
2 9 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.98%) HP
4 4 (3.42%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.56%) Infobright
5 3 (2.56%) Talend
5 3 (2.56%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) VMware
6 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.71%) ForgeRock
6 2 (1.71%) hybris
7 1 (0.85%) Nintex
7 1 (0.85%) Conga
7 1 (0.85%) Thunderhead
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe
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Lorien Resourcing
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