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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 200 204 166
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -38
Contract jobs citing Ant 50 34 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.39% 0.85%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.87% 3.86% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 38
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£450 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+6.10% +57.77%
Ant
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
1026 880 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.00% 10.11% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 549 499
Average daily rate £364 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 13 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.13 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.05 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £37.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +3.47%

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 30 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 30 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
Oxfordshire -2 14 £495 +16.47%
Hampshire -12 11 £464 +23.83% 1
Surrey +7 8 £413 +13.79% 1
Berkshire -3 4 £288 -23.33% 2
East Sussex -9 4 £250 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £325 - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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 69 (75.82%) Java
2 51 (56.04%) Maven
3 42 (46.15%) Linux
4 40 (43.96%) Subversion
5 37 (40.66%) Spring
5 37 (40.66%) XML
6 31 (34.07%) Oracle
6 31 (34.07%) Eclipse
6 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (32.97%) SQL
8 26 (28.57%) Web Services
9 23 (25.27%) J2EE
10 21 (23.08%) HTML
10 21 (23.08%) UNIX
10 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 20 (21.98%) JUnit
11 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
11 20 (21.98%) SOA
12 19 (20.88%) Ajax
12 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
13 18 (19.78%) Unit Testing
13 18 (19.78%) JMS
13 18 (19.78%) WebLogic
14 17 (18.68%) CSS
14 17 (18.68%) SOAP
14 17 (18.68%) Scrum
14 17 (18.68%) TDD
15 16 (17.58%) JSF
16 15 (16.48%) Configuration Management
17 14 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (19.78%) WebLogic
2 14 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
4 9 (9.89%) Documentum
5 7 (7.69%) Apache
5 7 (7.69%) GlassFish
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (4.40%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.20%) Node.js
8 1 (1.10%) IIS
8 1 (1.10%) ColdFusion
8 1 (1.10%) CMS
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.10%) Confluence
8 1 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (4.40%) TIBCO iProcess
2 4 (4.40%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (4.40%) Staffware
3 3 (3.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (6.59%) Force.com
1 6 (6.59%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (5.49%) Google App Engine
3 3 (3.30%) SaaS
4 2 (2.20%) GitHub
5 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) HTTP
2 3 (3.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) LDAP
3 1 (1.10%) SMTP
3 1 (1.10%) SNMP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.59%) MySQL
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.20%) DB2
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (56.04%) Maven
2 40 (43.96%) Subversion
3 31 (34.07%) Eclipse
4 20 (21.98%) JUnit
5 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
6 13 (14.29%) Git (software)
7 9 (9.89%) CruiseControl
7 9 (9.89%) Gradle
8 8 (8.79%) Selenium
9 7 (7.69%) NUnit
9 7 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (7.69%) ClearCase
9 7 (7.69%) CppUnit
9 7 (7.69%) Hudson
9 7 (7.69%) GoogleTest
10 6 (6.59%) Rational Rose
11 5 (5.49%) IntelliJ
11 5 (5.49%) Mockito
12 4 (4.40%) QUnit
13 3 (3.30%) WiX
General
1 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
1 8 (8.79%) Marketing
2 7 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (5.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Electronics
4 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (59.34%) Developer
2 23 (25.27%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.19%) Software Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 6 (6.59%) Technical Developer
5 4 (4.40%) Technical Leader
6 3 (3.30%) ActionScript Developer
6 3 (3.30%) Middleware Developer
6 3 (3.30%) Consultant
6 3 (3.30%) Analyst
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (3.30%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (3.30%) Lead Developer
6 3 (3.30%) Administrator
6 3 (3.30%) Documentum Developer
6 3 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.20%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (2.20%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.20%) Architect
7 2 (2.20%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (40.66%) XML
1 37 (40.66%) Spring
2 26 (28.57%) Web Services
3 23 (25.27%) J2EE
4 21 (23.08%) HTML
5 19 (20.88%) Ajax
6 18 (19.78%) JMS
7 17 (18.68%) CSS
7 17 (18.68%) SOAP
8 16 (17.58%) JSF
9 14 (15.38%) Oracle ADF
9 14 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 13 (14.29%) XSLT
11 11 (12.09%) Servlets
11 11 (12.09%) Middleware
12 10 (10.99%) RESTful
12 10 (10.99%) REST
12 10 (10.99%) Java EE
12 10 (10.99%) JSON
13 9 (9.89%) WDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (9.89%) Taxonomies
3 8 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.49%) Derivative
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.30%) DTV
6 3 (3.30%) Open Source
7 2 (2.20%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.20%) User Experience
8 1 (1.10%) Clustering
8 1 (1.10%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.15%) Linux
2 21 (23.08%) UNIX
3 11 (12.09%) Windows
4 2 (2.20%) AIX
4 2 (2.20%) Solaris
5 1 (1.10%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.10%) Debian
5 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.98%) SOA
3 18 (19.78%) Unit Testing
4 17 (18.68%) TDD
4 17 (18.68%) Scrum
5 15 (16.48%) Configuration Management
6 14 (15.38%) MVC
6 14 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.19%) UML
8 11 (12.09%) Migration
8 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (9.89%) Content Management
9 9 (9.89%) Information Management
9 9 (9.89%) Business Analysis
9 9 (9.89%) Use Case
9 9 (9.89%) OOD
10 8 (8.79%) BDD
11 7 (7.69%) DevOps
11 7 (7.69%) Project Management
12 6 (6.59%) OO
Programming Languages
1 69 (75.82%) Java
2 30 (32.97%) SQL
3 20 (21.98%) JavaScript
4 14 (15.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 13 (14.29%) XQuery
5 13 (14.29%) XPath
6 9 (9.89%) PHP
7 8 (8.79%) C
7 8 (8.79%) Groovy
7 8 (8.79%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.59%) Perl
8 6 (6.59%) Apex Code
9 5 (5.49%) Python
10 4 (4.40%) SOQL
10 4 (4.40%) SOSL
10 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.40%) VB
11 3 (3.30%) ActionScript
11 3 (3.30%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 14 (15.38%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (4.40%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (2.20%) Nagios
3 2 (2.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.10%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 31 (34.07%) Oracle
2 11 (12.09%) Salesforce.com
3 7 (7.69%) JBoss
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.49%) VMware
4 5 (5.49%) Google
5 4 (4.40%) TIBCO
5 4 (4.40%) Adobe
5 4 (4.40%) Siebel
5 4 (4.40%) IBM
6 3 (3.30%) SAP
7 2 (2.20%) Sun
8 1 (1.10%) Citrix
8 1 (1.10%) webMethods
8 1 (1.10%) Talend
8 1 (1.10%) ForgeRock
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RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £350 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
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Synergize Consulting
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