The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 372 330 267
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -63
Contract jobs citing Ant 231 245 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 4.17% 6.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 129 237
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £586 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-2.81% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7028 5881 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.87% 11.50% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4513 3693 3592
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 143 218
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant within the UK.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant within the UK.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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
England -33 199 £400 -5.88% 65
London -74 94 £490 +8.88% 31
South East +12 40 £300 -14.28% 5
East of England -3 30 £400 - 2
City of London +3 21 £425 - 12
Wales +2 21 £350 +27.27%
South Wales +2 20 £363 +31.81%
Cambridgeshire - 14 £400 -
Cambridge - 14 £400 -
Hampshire -2 13 £325 +13.04% 1
Berkshire +16 12 £318 -15.33% 1
Cardiff 0 11 £400 +39.13%
West Midlands -2 10 £300 -33.33% 4
Essex +6 8 £350 -
East Midlands 0 8 £450 +5.88% 3
Hertfordshire -2 8 £270 -32.50% 1
South West -31 8 £450 +33.13% 12
West Yorkshire +7 6 £320 -28.88%
Yorkshire 0 6 £320 -22.42% 3
Gloucestershire -14 6 £450 - 1
Scotland -27 6 £450 +38.46% 2
Slough - 6 £318 - 1
Bradford - 6 £320 -
Birmingham - 5 £308 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 4 - -
Milton Keynes -6 4 - -
Glasgow -7 4 £450 +80.00% 2
Croydon - 4 £300 - 1
Reading - 4 - -
Surrey +2 3 £273 - 3

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 454 (77.34%) Java
2 389 (66.27%) Maven
3 270 (46.00%) Subversion
4 232 (39.52%) J2EE
5 224 (38.16%) XML
6 222 (37.82%) Linux
6 222 (37.82%) Oracle
7 202 (34.41%) Web Services
7 202 (34.41%) Spring
8 190 (32.37%) HTML
9 180 (30.66%) UNIX
10 168 (28.62%) SQL
11 164 (27.94%) SOAP
12 162 (27.60%) Jenkins
13 160 (27.26%) Scrum
14 153 (26.06%) JavaScript
15 152 (25.89%) JUnit
16 149 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
17 137 (23.34%) Eclipse
18 134 (22.83%) CSS
19 128 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
20 126 (21.47%) TDD
21 120 (20.44%) Finance
22 119 (20.27%) WebLogic
23 113 (19.25%) Tomcat
24 105 (17.89%) JSP
25 100 (17.04%) Apache
26 92 (15.67%) REST
27 91 (15.50%) Hibernate
28 90 (15.33%) Selenium

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 119 (20.27%) WebLogic
2 113 (19.25%) Tomcat
3 100 (17.04%) Apache
4 55 (9.37%) WebSphere
5 29 (4.94%) CMS
6 21 (3.58%) MQSeries
7 20 (3.41%) SharePoint
7 20 (3.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 17 (2.90%) Oracle Service Bus
10 13 (2.21%) IIS
11 11 (1.87%) TIBCO EMS
12 10 (1.70%) Node.js
12 10 (1.70%) Adobe CQ
13 9 (1.53%) Confluence
13 9 (1.53%) GlassFish
14 7 (1.19%) Jetty
15 6 (1.02%) Mule
16 5 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
16 5 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (1.19%) FrameMaker
2 5 (0.85%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.68%) MS Office
4 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.87%) Tridion
2 9 (1.53%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.68%) Staffware
4 4 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.68%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.51%) RiskWrite
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.53%) GitHub
4 6 (1.02%) Force.com
5 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
5 3 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.81%) HTTP
1 40 (6.81%) Internet
2 25 (4.26%) LDAP
3 21 (3.58%) SSL
4 14 (2.39%) 3G
4 14 (2.39%) 2G
4 14 (2.39%) 4G
5 12 (2.04%) X.509
6 8 (1.36%) Kerberos
6 8 (1.36%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.85%) DNS
8 4 (0.68%) FTP
9 3 (0.51%) Firewall
9 3 (0.51%) Intranet
9 3 (0.51%) SSH
9 3 (0.51%) AMQP
10 2 (0.34%) SNMP
10 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.17%) VPN
11 1 (0.17%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (13.29%) Relational Database
2 63 (10.73%) Oracle Database
3 51 (8.69%) RDBMS
4 46 (7.84%) MySQL
5 33 (5.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (5.11%) DB2
7 29 (4.94%) SQL Server
8 16 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.70%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.68%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.68%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.51%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.51%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 389 (66.27%) Maven
2 270 (46.00%) Subversion
3 162 (27.60%) Jenkins
4 152 (25.89%) JUnit
5 137 (23.34%) Eclipse
6 90 (15.33%) Selenium
7 78 (13.29%) Git (software)
8 75 (12.78%) JIRA
9 73 (12.44%) Apache Ivy
10 46 (7.84%) Hudson
11 42 (7.16%) WebDriver
12 37 (6.30%) TeamCity
12 37 (6.30%) ClearCase
13 33 (5.62%) SoapUI
14 29 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
15 26 (4.43%) CruiseControl
16 25 (4.26%) Toad
16 25 (4.26%) Mercurial
16 25 (4.26%) Gradle
17 23 (3.92%) Mockito
General
1 120 (20.44%) Finance
2 81 (13.80%) Retail
3 75 (12.78%) Banking
4 22 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 21 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 19 (3.24%) Front Office
7 12 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.04%) Marketing
8 8 (1.36%) Legal
9 6 (1.02%) Publishing
9 6 (1.02%) Games
10 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.85%) Electronics
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 324 (55.20%) Developer
2 186 (31.69%) Java Developer
3 35 (5.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 34 (5.79%) Senior Developer
5 33 (5.62%) Architect
6 27 (4.60%) Web Developer
6 27 (4.60%) Release Manager
7 26 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
8 24 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (3.92%) Java Web Developer
10 16 (2.73%) Build Manager
10 16 (2.73%) J2EE Developer
10 16 (2.73%) Tester
10 16 (2.73%) Software Engineer
11 15 (2.56%) Consultant
11 15 (2.56%) Analyst
12 14 (2.39%) Team Leader
13 13 (2.21%) Java Team Leader
14 12 (2.04%) Development Team Leader
14 12 (2.04%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 232 (39.52%) J2EE
2 224 (38.16%) XML
3 202 (34.41%) Web Services
3 202 (34.41%) Spring
4 190 (32.37%) HTML
5 164 (27.94%) SOAP
6 134 (22.83%) CSS
7 105 (17.89%) JSP
8 92 (15.67%) REST
9 91 (15.50%) Hibernate
10 89 (15.16%) jQuery
11 77 (13.12%) RESTful
12 74 (12.61%) JMS
13 72 (12.27%) Struts
13 72 (12.27%) XSLT
14 61 (10.39%) Servlets
15 59 (10.05%) Ajax
16 58 (9.88%) Java EE
17 51 (8.69%) .NET
18 50 (8.52%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.13%) Social Media
1 36 (6.13%) iPad
2 34 (5.79%) Open Source
3 33 (5.62%) Mobile App
4 28 (4.77%) Derivative
5 25 (4.26%) Web 2.0
6 21 (3.58%) Client/Server
7 20 (3.41%) Mathematics
8 19 (3.24%) Fixed Income
9 17 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (2.73%) Mobile Banking
11 15 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
11 15 (2.56%) Handset
12 12 (2.04%) PKI
13 8 (1.36%) W3C
13 8 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.68%) DTV
16 3 (0.51%) Online Games
16 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 222 (37.82%) Linux
2 180 (30.66%) UNIX
3 52 (8.86%) Windows
4 34 (5.79%) Solaris
5 18 (3.07%) AIX
6 17 (2.90%) HPUX
7 13 (2.21%) Windows XP
7 13 (2.21%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.70%) Android
9 6 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.34%) CentOS
11 1 (0.17%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.17%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (27.26%) Scrum
2 149 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
3 128 (21.81%) Continuous Integration
4 126 (21.47%) TDD
5 89 (15.16%) OO
6 88 (14.99%) MVC
7 83 (14.14%) E-Commerce
8 82 (13.97%) UML
9 75 (12.78%) Content Management
10 64 (10.90%) SOA
11 60 (10.22%) Configuration Management
11 60 (10.22%) BDD
12 54 (9.20%) Waterfall
13 44 (7.50%) DevOps
14 43 (7.33%) Unit Testing
15 36 (6.13%) ERP
16 35 (5.96%) OOD
16 35 (5.96%) Test Automation
17 33 (5.62%) Use Case
18 31 (5.28%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 454 (77.34%) Java
2 168 (28.62%) SQL
3 153 (26.06%) JavaScript
4 69 (11.75%) Python
5 67 (11.41%) Perl
6 61 (10.39%) PL/SQL
7 53 (9.03%) Groovy
8 37 (6.30%) Shell Script
9 32 (5.45%) XPath
10 30 (5.11%) C#
11 28 (4.77%) Bash Shell
12 24 (4.09%) C
13 20 (3.41%) Scala
14 18 (3.07%) C++
14 18 (3.07%) PHP
15 17 (2.90%) PowerShell
15 17 (2.90%) Ruby
16 15 (2.56%) XQuery
17 11 (1.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 8 (1.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 50 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.45%) Degree
4 16 (2.73%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.73%) ISEB
5 15 (2.56%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.53%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.34%) CCA
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) PMP
9 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (0.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.17%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (1.87%) vCloud
2 4 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.51%) Samba
3 3 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.17%) Xen
4 1 (0.17%) NFS
4 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 52 (8.86%) Puppet
2 40 (6.81%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.87%) Nagios
5 10 (1.70%) Vagrant
6 5 (0.85%) Capistrano
6 5 (0.85%) OpenSSO
6 5 (0.85%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
7 4 (0.68%) Ansible
8 3 (0.51%) Opsview
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.17%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.17%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.17%) YUM
10 1 (0.17%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 222 (37.82%) Oracle
2 62 (10.56%) Perforce
3 61 (10.39%) IBM
4 55 (9.37%) JBoss
5 53 (9.03%) ATG
6 45 (7.67%) Endeca
7 33 (5.62%) Sun
8 22 (3.75%) VMware
9 21 (3.58%) HP
10 18 (3.07%) Alterian
11 17 (2.90%) Interwoven
12 16 (2.73%) TIBCO
13 14 (2.39%) Apple
14 13 (2.21%) hybris
15 11 (1.87%) Elastic Path
15 11 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (1.87%) Blue Martini
15 11 (1.87%) Google
16 10 (1.70%) SAP
17 9 (1.53%) FatWire
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent daily rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Steria
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 11 days ago
UK
Altigi GmbH / Goodgame Studios
Rate: competitive salary
Posted: 11 days ago