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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 191 211 166
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -45
Contract jobs citing Ant 56 32 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.37% 0.84%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.47% 3.53% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 40
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£413 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £308 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+7.33% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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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
1024 907 1039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.03% 10.52% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 553 499
Average daily rate £363 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 45
Average hourly rate £36.57 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.65 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -0.67%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 0 17 £400 +14.28% 1
Oxfordshire -5 12 £498 +17.05% 1
Surrey +8 7 £425 +17.24% 4
Berkshire -1 6 £306 -18.33%
East Sussex -7 6 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 68 (73.12%) Java
2 51 (54.84%) Maven
3 43 (46.24%) Linux
4 42 (45.16%) Subversion
5 36 (38.71%) XML
6 35 (37.63%) Spring
7 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (34.41%) Oracle
7 32 (34.41%) Eclipse
8 30 (32.26%) SQL
9 26 (27.96%) Web Services
10 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
10 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
10 21 (22.58%) HTML
10 21 (22.58%) J2EE
10 21 (22.58%) UNIX
11 20 (21.51%) JUnit
12 19 (20.43%) SOA
13 18 (19.35%) CSS
13 18 (19.35%) WebLogic
13 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
13 18 (19.35%) Scrum
13 18 (19.35%) TDD
13 18 (19.35%) Ajax
13 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
14 17 (18.28%) SOAP
14 17 (18.28%) JMS
15 16 (17.20%) Configuration Management
16 14 (15.05%) MVC
16 14 (15.05%) JSF

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 18 (19.35%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (10.75%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.68%) Documentum
5 8 (8.60%) Apache
6 7 (7.53%) GlassFish
7 4 (4.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (4.30%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
8 3 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.15%) Confluence
9 2 (2.15%) Node.js
10 1 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (1.08%) IIS
10 1 (1.08%) ColdFusion
10 1 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (4.30%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (4.30%) Staffware
2 4 (4.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.30%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Force.com
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.38%) Google App Engine
2 5 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.23%) SaaS
4 2 (2.15%) GitHub
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) HTTP
2 3 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) LDAP
3 2 (2.15%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) SMTP
4 1 (1.08%) SNMP
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) Firewall
4 1 (1.08%) SSH
4 1 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
2 9 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.45%) MySQL
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.15%) DB2
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (54.84%) Maven
2 42 (45.16%) Subversion
3 32 (34.41%) Eclipse
4 20 (21.51%) JUnit
5 18 (19.35%) Jenkins
6 13 (13.98%) Git (software)
7 10 (10.75%) Gradle
8 9 (9.68%) Selenium
8 9 (9.68%) CruiseControl
9 8 (8.60%) Hudson
10 7 (7.53%) GoogleTest
10 7 (7.53%) CppUnit
10 7 (7.53%) NUnit
10 7 (7.53%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (7.53%) ClearCase
11 6 (6.45%) Rational Rose
11 6 (6.45%) IntelliJ
12 5 (5.38%) Mockito
13 4 (4.30%) QUnit
13 4 (4.30%) JIRA
General
1 9 (9.68%) Telecoms
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
1 9 (9.68%) Marketing
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
3 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (59.14%) Developer
2 24 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 11 (11.83%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.45%) Technical Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 4 (4.30%) Administrator
5 4 (4.30%) Technical Leader
6 3 (3.23%) ActionScript Developer
6 3 (3.23%) Documentum Developer
6 3 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (3.23%) Analyst
6 3 (3.23%) Consultant
6 3 (3.23%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.15%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.15%) Architect
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (2.15%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.15%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.71%) XML
2 35 (37.63%) Spring
3 26 (27.96%) Web Services
4 21 (22.58%) HTML
4 21 (22.58%) J2EE
5 18 (19.35%) CSS
5 18 (19.35%) Ajax
6 17 (18.28%) SOAP
6 17 (18.28%) JMS
7 14 (15.05%) JSF
8 12 (12.90%) Oracle ADF
8 12 (12.90%) XSLT
8 12 (12.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (11.83%) Servlets
9 11 (11.83%) Middleware
9 11 (11.83%) Java EE
10 10 (10.75%) JSON
10 10 (10.75%) RESTful
11 9 (9.68%) REST
11 9 (9.68%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.68%) Taxonomies
3 8 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.38%) Derivative
5 4 (4.30%) DTV
5 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.23%) Open Source
7 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.15%) Clustering
7 2 (2.15%) Wiki
7 2 (2.15%) User Experience
8 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (46.24%) Linux
2 21 (22.58%) UNIX
3 12 (12.90%) Windows
4 3 (3.23%) AIX
4 3 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.08%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.08%) Debian
5 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.08%) CentOS
5 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (20.43%) SOA
3 18 (19.35%) TDD
3 18 (19.35%) Scrum
3 18 (19.35%) Unit Testing
4 16 (17.20%) Configuration Management
5 14 (15.05%) MVC
6 13 (13.98%) UML
6 13 (13.98%) Software Engineering
7 11 (11.83%) Migration
7 11 (11.83%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (10.75%) Use Case
8 10 (10.75%) OOD
9 9 (9.68%) Content Management
9 9 (9.68%) Information Management
9 9 (9.68%) Business Analysis
10 8 (8.60%) BDD
11 7 (7.53%) DevOps
11 7 (7.53%) Project Management
12 6 (6.45%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 68 (73.12%) Java
2 30 (32.26%) SQL
3 21 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.90%) XQuery
4 12 (12.90%) XPath
4 12 (12.90%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 10 (10.75%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.75%) PHP
6 8 (8.60%) C
7 7 (7.53%) Groovy
8 6 (6.45%) Perl
8 6 (6.45%) Apex Code
9 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.30%) Python
10 4 (4.30%) VB
10 4 (4.30%) SOQL
10 4 (4.30%) SOSL
10 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.23%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (3.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.15%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.08%) Degree
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.08%) Sendmail
2 1 (1.08%) NFS
2 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (4.30%) TIBCO Hawk
3 3 (3.23%) Nagios
3 3 (3.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.08%) YUM
Vendors
1 32 (34.41%) Oracle
2 11 (11.83%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.45%) JBoss
3 6 (6.45%) VMware
3 6 (6.45%) Google
4 5 (5.38%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.30%) Adobe
5 4 (4.30%) Siebel
5 4 (4.30%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.30%) SAP
6 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.23%) Sun
7 1 (1.08%) HP
7 1 (1.08%) Dell
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix
7 1 (1.08%) BEA
7 1 (1.08%) webMethods
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco
7 1 (1.08%) Vignette
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