The table below looks at the statistics 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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 308 318 317
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Ant 300 262 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.41% 4.53% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 155 127
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6800 5781 5381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.57% 11.84% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4600 3654 3338
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 126 212
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.05 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 January 2015.

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 January 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
England +20 270 £438 +2.94% 83
London -1 129 £515 +13.43% 36
South East +14 59 £315 +2.60% 11
Hampshire +8 51 £313 +1.79% 4
City of London +19 34 £575 +15.00% 12
East of England +16 31 £400 - 6
North West +20 23 £400 +6.66% 9
Scotland -17 17 £400 +11.45% 5
Cambridgeshire - 15 £400 - 2
Southampton - 15 £325 -
Cambridge - 15 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -1 14 £393 +0.64% 3
South West -7 13 £478 +31.86% 19
Manchester +4 7 £488 +30.00% 6
East Midlands +21 6 £206 - 1
Hertfordshire -6 6 - - 1
Cheshire - 5 £344 - 3
Hemel Hempstead - 5 - -
Ipswich 0 4 £400 - 1
Suffolk 0 4 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -9 4 £325 -12.16% 1
West Midlands -9 4 £375 +41.50%
South Yorkshire +3 3 £323 - 1
Berkshire 0 3 £388 +34.78% 4
South Wales -17 3 - - 13
Wales -22 3 - - 13
Leicestershire - 3 £200 -
Wiltshire -4 2 £335 -7.58% 1
Stirling - 2 £425 - 1
Basingstoke 0 1 £300 -15.03% 1

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 475 (75.04%) Java
2 370 (58.45%) Maven
3 340 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
4 288 (45.50%) Linux
5 275 (43.44%) Subversion
6 253 (39.97%) XML
7 228 (36.02%) UNIX
8 216 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
9 213 (33.65%) Oracle
10 207 (32.70%) HTML
11 206 (32.54%) JavaScript
12 199 (31.44%) SQL
13 196 (30.96%) JUnit
14 189 (29.86%) Spring
15 163 (25.75%) Web Services
16 156 (24.64%) Jenkins
17 155 (24.49%) TDD
18 154 (24.33%) Eclipse
19 145 (22.91%) Scrum
20 144 (22.75%) J2EE
21 141 (22.27%) CSS
22 121 (19.12%) Security Cleared
22 121 (19.12%) Git (software)
23 120 (18.96%) OO
24 118 (18.64%) SOAP
25 117 (18.48%) Tomcat
26 103 (16.27%) MVC
26 103 (16.27%) Relational Database
27 102 (16.11%) Windows
28 101 (15.96%) JSP

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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
1 117 (18.48%) Tomcat
2 99 (15.64%) WebLogic
3 89 (14.06%) JBoss
4 88 (13.90%) Apache
5 56 (8.85%) WebSphere
6 34 (5.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 32 (5.06%) CMS
8 18 (2.84%) Node.js
9 14 (2.21%) Confluence
10 13 (2.05%) MQSeries
11 11 (1.74%) SharePoint
12 10 (1.58%) Documentum
12 10 (1.58%) Adobe CQ
13 9 (1.42%) lighttpd
14 8 (1.26%) IIS
15 6 (0.95%) TeamSite
16 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.79%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.79%) TIBCO EMS
17 4 (0.63%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 15 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.74%) FrameMaker
3 3 (0.47%) MS Office
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.69%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) Radian6
3 1 (0.16%) Adaptiv
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.63%) CloudFront
4 4 (0.63%) Route 53
4 4 (0.63%) GitHub
4 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Force.com
6 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.58%) Internet
2 20 (3.16%) HTTP
3 9 (1.42%) AMQP
4 8 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.95%) DNS
5 6 (0.95%) LDAP
6 4 (0.63%) SSL
6 4 (0.63%) DHCP
7 3 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.16%) WAN
8 1 (0.16%) FTP
8 1 (0.16%) RIP
8 1 (0.16%) SNMP
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
8 1 (0.16%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.16%) BGP
8 1 (0.16%) DMZ
8 1 (0.16%) Firewall
8 1 (0.16%) IPsec
8 1 (0.16%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (16.27%) Relational Database
2 59 (9.32%) MySQL
3 47 (7.42%) RDBMS
4 46 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 40 (6.32%) SQL Server
6 37 (5.85%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (4.58%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.79%) Ingres
9 19 (3.00%) DB2
9 19 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (2.53%) MongoDB
11 11 (1.74%) Big Data
11 11 (1.74%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
15 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 2 (0.32%) CouchDB
16 2 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 370 (58.45%) Maven
2 275 (43.44%) Subversion
3 196 (30.96%) JUnit
4 156 (24.64%) Jenkins
5 154 (24.33%) Eclipse
6 121 (19.12%) Git (software)
7 94 (14.85%) ClearCase
7 94 (14.85%) Selenium
8 82 (12.95%) JIRA
9 73 (11.53%) CruiseControl
10 52 (8.21%) IntelliJ
11 48 (7.58%) NUnit
12 44 (6.95%) TeamCity
13 43 (6.79%) ClearQuest
14 39 (6.16%) CppUnit
14 39 (6.16%) Hudson
14 39 (6.16%) GoogleTest
15 38 (6.00%) Gradle
16 37 (5.85%) Mockito
17 31 (4.90%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (14.53%) Finance
2 67 (10.58%) Banking
3 43 (6.79%) Marketing
4 38 (6.00%) Retail
5 35 (5.53%) Investment Banking
6 29 (4.58%) Telecoms
7 27 (4.27%) Front Office
8 17 (2.69%) Publishing
9 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.11%) Games
11 5 (0.79%) Legal
11 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.63%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) iGaming
14 1 (0.16%) Back Office
14 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
14 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 400 (63.19%) Developer
2 224 (35.39%) Java Developer
3 61 (9.64%) Senior Developer
4 43 (6.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 41 (6.48%) Software Engineer
6 37 (5.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (3.63%) Front-End Developer
8 18 (2.84%) Architect
8 18 (2.84%) Android Developer
9 16 (2.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 16 (2.53%) Tester
10 15 (2.37%) Lead Developer
10 15 (2.37%) Java Software Engineer
11 14 (2.21%) Software Developer
11 14 (2.21%) Analyst
12 13 (2.05%) Consultant
12 13 (2.05%) Release Engineer
13 12 (1.90%) C Developer
13 12 (1.90%) Administrator
13 12 (1.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 253 (39.97%) XML
2 207 (32.70%) HTML
3 189 (29.86%) Spring
4 163 (25.75%) Web Services
5 144 (22.75%) J2EE
6 141 (22.27%) CSS
7 118 (18.64%) SOAP
8 101 (15.96%) JSP
9 96 (15.17%) JSON
10 88 (13.90%) Hibernate
11 87 (13.74%) Ajax
12 86 (13.59%) JDBC
13 81 (12.80%) REST
14 73 (11.53%) HTML5
15 70 (11.06%) XSLT
16 69 (10.90%) jQuery
17 59 (9.32%) Struts
18 57 (9.00%) Spring MVC
19 55 (8.69%) JMS
20 53 (8.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.90%) Derivative
3 44 (6.95%) Open Source
4 31 (4.90%) Computer Science
5 25 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 23 (3.63%) Social Media
7 22 (3.48%) iPad
8 15 (2.37%) User Experience
9 9 (1.42%) Taxonomies
10 8 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.26%) W3C
11 7 (1.11%) Inversion of Control
11 7 (1.11%) Market Risk
11 7 (1.11%) Cryptography
12 6 (0.95%) Clustering
12 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.79%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 288 (45.50%) Linux
2 228 (36.02%) UNIX
3 102 (16.11%) Windows
4 36 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (4.74%) Android
6 20 (3.16%) Solaris
7 18 (2.84%) AIX
8 13 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.63%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.47%) VMS
10 3 (0.47%) zOS
11 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.32%) HPUX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (53.71%) Agile Software Development
2 216 (34.12%) Continuous Integration
3 155 (24.49%) TDD
4 145 (22.91%) Scrum
5 120 (18.96%) OO
6 103 (16.27%) MVC
7 98 (15.48%) Unit Testing
8 96 (15.17%) Configuration Management
9 81 (12.80%) Software Engineering
10 79 (12.48%) SOA
11 77 (12.16%) Content Management
12 73 (11.53%) UML
13 72 (11.37%) BDD
14 53 (8.37%) DevOps
15 51 (8.06%) E-Commerce
16 50 (7.90%) OOD
16 50 (7.90%) User Stories
17 48 (7.58%) Waterfall
18 42 (6.64%) Use Case
19 38 (6.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 475 (75.04%) Java
2 206 (32.54%) JavaScript
3 199 (31.44%) SQL
4 98 (15.48%) Perl
5 94 (14.85%) Python
6 49 (7.74%) Groovy
7 48 (7.58%) C
8 46 (7.27%) PL/SQL
9 43 (6.79%) C++
10 42 (6.64%) Shell Script
11 39 (6.16%) Bash Shell
12 37 (5.85%) PowerShell
13 33 (5.21%) Ruby
14 31 (4.90%) C#
15 29 (4.58%) XPath
16 24 (3.79%) XQuery
17 23 (3.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 22 (3.48%) PHP
19 17 (2.69%) Lua
20 15 (2.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.11%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.16%) DV Cleared
3 39 (6.16%) Degree
4 31 (4.90%) Sun Certification
5 15 (2.37%) OCPJP
6 12 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.26%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
8 7 (1.11%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) CCNA
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.16%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.37%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) WCAG
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.47%) Docker
2 3 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) vSphere
3 1 (0.16%) vCloud
3 1 (0.16%) Dovecot
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (6.16%) Puppet
2 26 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (2.53%) Oracle Identity Management
5 13 (2.05%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.26%) Control-M
8 5 (0.79%) OpenView
8 5 (0.79%) TIBCO Hawk
9 4 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (0.47%) Ansible
10 3 (0.47%) Nagios
11 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.16%) logstash
11 1 (0.16%) Salt
11 1 (0.16%) Kibana
11 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 213 (33.65%) Oracle
2 36 (5.69%) IBM
3 32 (5.06%) Perforce
4 30 (4.74%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.42%) Sybase
6 24 (3.79%) ATG
7 23 (3.63%) Endeca
8 22 (3.48%) Atlassian
9 21 (3.32%) Sun
10 16 (2.53%) Microsoft
11 12 (1.90%) Adobe
11 12 (1.90%) HP
11 12 (1.90%) Talend
12 11 (1.74%) Google
13 9 (1.42%) VMware
14 7 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.11%) Informatica
15 6 (0.95%) TIBCO
16 5 (0.79%) Guidewire
16 5 (0.79%) hybris
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