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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 321 300 301
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing Ant 321 356 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.42% 5.18% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 227 182
Average daily rate
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£418 £443 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.64% +8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.25 £46.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.54% +67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%

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
7264 6877 5491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.00% 12.20% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 4378 3472
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 122 150
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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 -20 288 £438 -2.77% 69
London -31 138 £475 -9.52% 35
South East -10 56 £350 +12.90% 13
Hampshire -6 28 £315 +2.60% 2
Scotland +5 26 £400 +6.66% 1
City of London -13 26 £500 -4.76% 11
East of England +11 21 £400 -3.03% 3
North West -1 21 £450 - 6
Edinburgh +3 16 £400 -0.62% 1
Essex +24 14 £400 +66.66% 1
East Midlands +13 13 £420 +68.00% 1
South West -8 13 £458 +30.85% 8
Cheshire - 13 £438 - 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £458 - 1
Yorkshire -11 8 £338 +5.46% 1
Berkshire +6 7 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £500 +1.26%
Hertfordshire -1 7 - - 2
Surrey +5 6 £324 +23.42% 3
Northamptonshire -4 6 £300 +71.42% 1
Milton Keynes -5 6 £500 +1.26%
West Yorkshire -5 6 £300 -20.00%
Leeds - 6 £300 -
Basingstoke +3 5 - -
Chester - 5 £469 - 2
Manchester -4 4 £500 - 3
Glasgow -11 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
Newbury -2 3 £375 -
Hook -7 3 £315 +5.17%

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 463 (75.41%) Java
2 359 (58.47%) Maven
3 312 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
4 288 (46.91%) Linux
5 254 (41.37%) Subversion
6 237 (38.60%) Oracle
7 236 (38.44%) SQL
8 219 (35.67%) Continuous Integration
9 211 (34.36%) XML
10 208 (33.88%) UNIX
11 183 (29.80%) HTML
12 181 (29.48%) Jenkins
13 174 (28.34%) JavaScript
13 174 (28.34%) Spring
14 168 (27.36%) J2EE
14 168 (27.36%) Web Services
15 163 (26.55%) JUnit
16 145 (23.62%) Git (software)
17 142 (23.13%) OO
18 141 (22.96%) CSS
19 139 (22.64%) Security Cleared
20 135 (21.99%) Windows
21 131 (21.34%) TDD
22 129 (21.01%) WebLogic
23 125 (20.36%) JIRA
24 123 (20.03%) Scrum
25 117 (19.06%) Tomcat
26 112 (18.24%) Eclipse
27 111 (18.08%) JBoss
27 111 (18.08%) Configuration Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 129 (21.01%) WebLogic
2 117 (19.06%) Tomcat
3 111 (18.08%) JBoss
4 84 (13.68%) WebSphere
5 55 (8.96%) Apache
6 37 (6.03%) IIS
6 37 (6.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 27 (4.40%) Confluence
8 22 (3.58%) MQSeries
9 14 (2.28%) CMS
10 13 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
11 9 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 8 (1.30%) Node.js
13 7 (1.14%) Apache Solr
13 7 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (0.98%) TeamSite
14 6 (0.98%) AquaLogic
14 6 (0.98%) GlassFish
15 5 (0.81%) Jetty
15 5 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 15 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.63%) FrameMaker
3 7 (1.14%) MS Office
4 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) MS Project
5 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.16%) Radian6
3 1 (0.16%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.81%) PaaS
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.65%) SaaS
3 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.65%) IaaS
3 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (0.49%) Force.com
5 2 (0.33%) GitHub
5 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.89%) Internet
2 28 (4.56%) HTTP
3 24 (3.91%) Firewall
4 19 (3.09%) LDAP
5 15 (2.44%) AMQP
6 11 (1.79%) DNS
7 9 (1.47%) DHCP
8 8 (1.30%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.14%) VPN
10 3 (0.49%) SSL
10 3 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.33%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.33%) IPsec
11 2 (0.33%) BGP
11 2 (0.33%) EIGRP
11 2 (0.33%) DMZ
11 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.38%) Oracle Database
2 62 (10.10%) Relational Database
3 60 (9.77%) SQL Server
4 44 (7.17%) MySQL
5 30 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (4.23%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.07%) MongoDB
8 19 (3.09%) DB2
9 18 (2.93%) Ingres
9 18 (2.93%) Hadoop
10 17 (2.77%) RDBMS
10 17 (2.77%) Big Data
11 9 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.98%) SQL Navigator
13 3 (0.49%) SQLite
13 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 359 (58.47%) Maven
2 254 (41.37%) Subversion
3 181 (29.48%) Jenkins
4 163 (26.55%) JUnit
5 145 (23.62%) Git (software)
6 125 (20.36%) JIRA
7 112 (18.24%) Eclipse
8 84 (13.68%) ClearCase
9 83 (13.52%) Selenium
10 76 (12.38%) Gradle
11 56 (9.12%) TeamCity
12 49 (7.98%) NUnit
13 44 (7.17%) CruiseControl
14 43 (7.00%) CppUnit
14 43 (7.00%) GoogleTest
15 42 (6.84%) Cucumber
16 39 (6.35%) Mercurial
17 35 (5.70%) ClearQuest
18 34 (5.54%) Artifactory
19 28 (4.56%) Hudson
General
1 61 (9.93%) Finance
2 41 (6.68%) Banking
3 33 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 31 (5.05%) Retail
5 25 (4.07%) Marketing
6 21 (3.42%) Investment Banking
7 18 (2.93%) Front Office
8 17 (2.77%) Publishing
9 7 (1.14%) Games
9 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.65%) Legal
10 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) iGaming
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 352 (57.33%) Developer
2 197 (32.08%) Java Developer
3 54 (8.79%) Senior Developer
4 45 (7.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 44 (7.17%) Software Engineer
6 34 (5.54%) Analyst
7 28 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (3.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 20 (3.26%) Software Developer
10 19 (3.09%) Architect
10 19 (3.09%) Java Software Engineer
11 18 (2.93%) Android Developer
12 14 (2.28%) Consultant
13 13 (2.12%) Release Engineer
14 12 (1.95%) C Developer
14 12 (1.95%) Support Analyst
15 11 (1.79%) Web Developer
15 11 (1.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (1.79%) AWS Developer
16 10 (1.63%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 211 (34.36%) XML
2 183 (29.80%) HTML
3 174 (28.34%) Spring
4 168 (27.36%) J2EE
4 168 (27.36%) Web Services
5 141 (22.96%) CSS
6 97 (15.80%) JSON
7 87 (14.17%) JSP
8 79 (12.87%) SOAP
8 79 (12.87%) Hibernate
9 76 (12.38%) Struts
10 69 (11.24%) jQuery
10 69 (11.24%) HTML5
11 63 (10.26%) JMS
12 61 (9.93%) JDBC
13 60 (9.77%) Ajax
13 60 (9.77%) RESTful
14 58 (9.45%) XSLT
15 53 (8.63%) Spring MVC
16 50 (8.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (10.10%) Open Source
3 40 (6.51%) Derivative
4 32 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.61%) Social Media
6 16 (2.61%) iPad
6 16 (2.61%) Fixed Income
7 14 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.47%) User Experience
9 8 (1.30%) W3C
9 8 (1.30%) Clustering
9 8 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.14%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.98%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.98%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 5 (0.81%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 288 (46.91%) Linux
2 208 (33.88%) UNIX
3 135 (21.99%) Windows
4 64 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (5.54%) Android
6 24 (3.91%) Solaris
7 12 (1.95%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.79%) AIX
9 4 (0.65%) CentOS
10 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) HPUX
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) zOS
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 312 (50.81%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (35.67%) Continuous Integration
3 142 (23.13%) OO
4 131 (21.34%) TDD
5 123 (20.03%) Scrum
6 111 (18.08%) Configuration Management
7 104 (16.94%) UML
8 93 (15.15%) Software Engineering
9 86 (14.01%) SOA
9 86 (14.01%) Unit Testing
10 82 (13.36%) MVC
11 63 (10.26%) OOD
12 60 (9.77%) E-Commerce
13 58 (9.45%) User Stories
14 57 (9.28%) ITIL
15 54 (8.79%) OOP
16 52 (8.47%) Release Management
16 52 (8.47%) DevOps
17 49 (7.98%) Content Management
18 48 (7.82%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 463 (75.41%) Java
2 236 (38.44%) SQL
3 174 (28.34%) JavaScript
4 108 (17.59%) Python
5 66 (10.75%) Perl
6 65 (10.59%) PL/SQL
7 57 (9.28%) C++
8 53 (8.63%) C
9 47 (7.65%) Bash Shell
10 46 (7.49%) Ruby
11 41 (6.68%) Shell Script
12 39 (6.35%) PowerShell
13 37 (6.03%) Groovy
14 27 (4.40%) C#
15 25 (4.07%) PHP
15 25 (4.07%) XPath
16 18 (2.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 17 (2.77%) XQuery
18 15 (2.44%) Lua
19 9 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 139 (22.64%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.98%) DV Cleared
4 41 (6.68%) Degree
5 30 (4.89%) Sun Certification
6 20 (3.26%) OCPJP
7 15 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.33%) HND
10 2 (0.33%) CCNP
10 2 (0.33%) CCNA
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.33%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.16%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.12%) QA
2 9 (1.47%) SLA
3 6 (0.98%) WCAG
4 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.65%) vCloud
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.16%) vSphere
5 1 (0.16%) Dovecot
5 1 (0.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 53 (8.63%) Puppet
2 21 (3.42%) ITRS Geneos
3 19 (3.09%) Vagrant
3 19 (3.09%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (2.77%) BladeLogic
5 11 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.63%) Oracle Identity Management
7 6 (0.98%) Ansible
7 6 (0.98%) Control-M
8 5 (0.81%) TIBCO Hawk
9 4 (0.65%) OpenView
10 2 (0.33%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.16%) Nagios
11 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.16%) SCOM
11 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.16%) logstash
11 1 (0.16%) Salt
11 1 (0.16%) Kibana
Vendors
1 237 (38.60%) Oracle
2 71 (11.56%) Red Hat
3 58 (9.45%) IBM
4 28 (4.56%) Sun
5 27 (4.40%) Atlassian
6 23 (3.75%) ATG
7 21 (3.42%) Microsoft
7 21 (3.42%) TIBCO
7 21 (3.42%) Talend
8 20 (3.26%) Endeca
8 20 (3.26%) Perforce
9 19 (3.09%) Sybase
9 19 (3.09%) hybris
9 19 (3.09%) Splunk
10 16 (2.61%) HP
11 12 (1.95%) VMware
12 11 (1.79%) webMethods
13 10 (1.63%) Adobe
14 9 (1.47%) Google
15 8 (1.30%) Informatica
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