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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 367 319 333
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +14
Contract jobs citing Ant 255 285 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.68% 4.24% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 190 139
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £319
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%

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
6928 6721 5114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.93% 12.85% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4553 4328 3195
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 149 148
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £31.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +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 2 June 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 2 June 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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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 -14 230 £450 +20.00% 71
London -20 96 £513 +13.88% 27
South East +3 54 £375 +25.00% 11
Hampshire +6 25 £318 +5.83% 1
North West 0 21 £475 +35.71% 7
Scotland -1 21 £400 - 2
East of England -11 18 £400 +14.28% 3
Cheshire - 18 £450 - 2
City of London -6 16 £550 +27.98% 9
South West +2 15 £474 +35.42% 17
Essex +7 13 £400 +42.34%
Tyne and Wear - 13 £300 -
North East - 13 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £300 -
Gloucestershire +2 12 £474 +5.33%
Cheltenham -1 10 £478 +6.22%
Oxfordshire - 10 £550 -
Highlands - 10 - -
Edinburgh +4 8 £400 -20.00% 1
Oxford - 8 £550 -
East Midlands -4 7 £423 +30.00% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £325 - 2
Chester - 6 £469 - 1
Surrey +7 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +6 5 £325 - 2
Greenford +5 5 - -
Berkshire -3 5 £375 +20.96% 5
Basildon -4 5 £400 -
Hook -13 5 £310 +3.50%
Basingstoke - 5 - -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 478 (78.36%) Java
2 340 (55.74%) Maven
3 309 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
4 307 (50.33%) Linux
5 247 (40.49%) SQL
6 244 (40.00%) Subversion
7 242 (39.67%) Oracle
8 217 (35.57%) Continuous Integration
9 204 (33.44%) UNIX
10 195 (31.97%) JavaScript
11 190 (31.15%) XML
12 188 (30.82%) HTML
13 186 (30.49%) J2EE
14 182 (29.84%) Web Services
15 175 (28.69%) Jenkins
16 170 (27.87%) Spring
17 163 (26.72%) JUnit
18 159 (26.07%) OO
19 149 (24.43%) Security Cleared
20 146 (23.93%) CSS
21 143 (23.44%) Git (software)
22 142 (23.28%) WebLogic
22 142 (23.28%) Windows
23 136 (22.30%) TDD
24 129 (21.15%) JIRA
25 120 (19.67%) Tomcat
25 120 (19.67%) Scrum
26 114 (18.69%) Python
27 112 (18.36%) JBoss
27 112 (18.36%) Configuration Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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
1 142 (23.28%) WebLogic
2 120 (19.67%) Tomcat
3 112 (18.36%) JBoss
4 96 (15.74%) WebSphere
5 51 (8.36%) Apache
6 42 (6.89%) IIS
7 36 (5.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 27 (4.43%) Confluence
8 27 (4.43%) MQSeries
9 21 (3.44%) WebSphere Application Server
10 15 (2.46%) GlassFish
11 14 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (1.48%) Node.js
13 8 (1.31%) AquaLogic
13 8 (1.31%) CMS
13 8 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
16 5 (0.82%) Mule ESB
16 5 (0.82%) Jetty
Applications
1 13 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.98%) MS Office
2 6 (0.98%) FrameMaker
3 4 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.82%) Tridion
3 3 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Bond Adapt
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.82%) PaaS
5 4 (0.66%) IaaS
5 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.49%) SaaS
6 3 (0.49%) Force.com
6 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.56%) Internet
2 27 (4.43%) HTTP
2 27 (4.43%) Firewall
3 25 (4.10%) LDAP
4 17 (2.79%) AMQP
5 10 (1.64%) DNS
6 8 (1.31%) DHCP
6 8 (1.31%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.15%) VPN
8 3 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (0.49%) DMZ
9 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
10 1 (0.16%) IPsec
10 1 (0.16%) Extranet
10 1 (0.16%) X.509
10 1 (0.16%) Telnet
10 1 (0.16%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.16%) BGP
10 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.44%) Oracle Database
2 72 (11.80%) Relational Database
3 58 (9.51%) SQL Server
4 45 (7.38%) MySQL
5 28 (4.59%) DB2
6 27 (4.43%) MongoDB
7 25 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.10%) RDBMS
8 20 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.28%) Big Data
9 19 (3.11%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.15%) Ingres
13 6 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
14 3 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 340 (55.74%) Maven
2 244 (40.00%) Subversion
3 175 (28.69%) Jenkins
4 163 (26.72%) JUnit
5 143 (23.44%) Git (software)
6 129 (21.15%) JIRA
7 109 (17.87%) Eclipse
8 82 (13.44%) ClearCase
9 81 (13.28%) Selenium
10 77 (12.62%) Gradle
11 50 (8.20%) TeamCity
12 43 (7.05%) Cucumber
12 43 (7.05%) NUnit
13 39 (6.39%) Mercurial
14 37 (6.07%) CppUnit
14 37 (6.07%) GoogleTest
15 35 (5.74%) Artifactory
16 30 (4.92%) Hudson
17 28 (4.59%) CruiseControl
17 28 (4.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 53 (8.69%) Finance
2 34 (5.57%) Banking
2 34 (5.57%) Telecoms
3 25 (4.10%) Marketing
3 25 (4.10%) Retail
4 16 (2.62%) Front Office
5 15 (2.46%) Publishing
6 11 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.66%) Games
8 4 (0.66%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) iGaming
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 332 (54.43%) Developer
2 197 (32.30%) Java Developer
3 58 (9.51%) Senior Developer
4 46 (7.54%) Senior Java Developer
5 44 (7.21%) Software Engineer
6 38 (6.23%) Analyst
7 33 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (4.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 22 (3.61%) Architect
10 18 (2.95%) Java Software Engineer
10 18 (2.95%) Android Developer
11 16 (2.62%) Software Developer
12 15 (2.46%) Consultant
13 14 (2.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.13%) Support Analyst
14 13 (2.13%) Release Engineer
15 12 (1.97%) Administrator
15 12 (1.97%) AWS Developer
16 11 (1.80%) Technical Leader
17 10 (1.64%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (31.15%) XML
2 188 (30.82%) HTML
3 186 (30.49%) J2EE
4 182 (29.84%) Web Services
5 170 (27.87%) Spring
6 146 (23.93%) CSS
7 95 (15.57%) JSON
8 94 (15.41%) JSP
9 92 (15.08%) SOAP
10 85 (13.93%) Struts
11 75 (12.30%) Hibernate
12 74 (12.13%) JMS
13 72 (11.80%) Ajax
14 70 (11.48%) jQuery
15 58 (9.51%) HTML5
16 57 (9.34%) JDBC
17 54 (8.85%) EJB
18 52 (8.52%) Java EE
19 51 (8.36%) .NET
19 51 (8.36%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.56%) Derivative
3 32 (5.25%) Computer Science
4 21 (3.44%) Fixed Income
5 18 (2.95%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.97%) Clustering
7 12 (1.97%) iPad
7 12 (1.97%) Social Media
8 10 (1.64%) User Experience
9 8 (1.31%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.15%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.15%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.98%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.98%) Wiki
11 6 (0.98%) Web 2.0
12 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.82%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 307 (50.33%) Linux
2 204 (33.44%) UNIX
3 142 (23.28%) Windows
4 67 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 37 (6.07%) Solaris
6 34 (5.57%) Android
7 16 (2.62%) AIX
8 11 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.98%) HPUX
10 5 (0.82%) CentOS
11 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) zOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (35.57%) Continuous Integration
3 159 (26.07%) OO
4 136 (22.30%) TDD
5 120 (19.67%) Scrum
6 112 (18.36%) Configuration Management
7 105 (17.21%) UML
8 88 (14.43%) Unit Testing
9 86 (14.10%) Software Engineering
10 83 (13.61%) SOA
11 76 (12.46%) MVC
12 74 (12.13%) ITIL
13 73 (11.97%) SDLC
14 69 (11.31%) Open Source
15 66 (10.82%) E-Commerce
16 64 (10.49%) User Stories
17 63 (10.33%) OOP
18 62 (10.16%) DevOps
19 61 (10.00%) OOD
20 56 (9.18%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (78.36%) Java
2 247 (40.49%) SQL
3 195 (31.97%) JavaScript
4 114 (18.69%) Python
5 69 (11.31%) Perl
6 67 (10.98%) PL/SQL
7 63 (10.33%) Bash Shell
8 59 (9.67%) C++
9 49 (8.03%) Ruby
10 47 (7.70%) C
11 45 (7.38%) Shell Script
12 36 (5.90%) PowerShell
13 27 (4.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 26 (4.26%) C#
14 26 (4.26%) PHP
14 26 (4.26%) Groovy
15 23 (3.77%) XPath
16 18 (2.95%) Lua
17 15 (2.46%) XQuery
18 11 (1.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 149 (24.43%) Security Cleared
2 68 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 59 (9.67%) DV Cleared
4 42 (6.89%) Degree
5 34 (5.57%) Sun Certification
6 22 (3.61%) OCPJP
7 14 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.31%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.49%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.33%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.33%) ISEB
11 2 (0.33%) MCSE
11 2 (0.33%) MCSA
11 2 (0.33%) HND
11 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.79%) SLA
2 13 (2.13%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.15%) Docker
3 5 (0.82%) vCloud
4 4 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.66%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 62 (10.16%) Puppet
2 23 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (3.61%) Vagrant
3 22 (3.61%) ITRS Geneos
4 21 (3.44%) BladeLogic
5 11 (1.80%) Ansible
5 11 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.98%) OpenView
8 5 (0.82%) TIBCO Hawk
9 4 (0.66%) Rundeck
10 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.49%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.33%) SCOM
11 2 (0.33%) Control-M
11 2 (0.33%) TeamSite
11 2 (0.33%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.16%) OpenSSO
12 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 242 (39.67%) Oracle
2 76 (12.46%) Red Hat
3 65 (10.66%) IBM
4 32 (5.25%) Sun
5 25 (4.10%) Talend
5 25 (4.10%) Atlassian
5 25 (4.10%) TIBCO
6 23 (3.77%) ATG
7 22 (3.61%) Splunk
8 20 (3.28%) hybris
9 17 (2.79%) Endeca
9 17 (2.79%) Perforce
9 17 (2.79%) Microsoft
10 16 (2.62%) Informatica
11 15 (2.46%) HP
12 12 (1.97%) VMware
12 12 (1.97%) Adobe
12 12 (1.97%) webMethods
13 11 (1.80%) Sybase
14 7 (1.15%) Google
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