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 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 355 348 268
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -80
Contract jobs citing Ant 244 232 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.46% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.61% 4.07% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 128 234
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £529 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6751 5700 5727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.77% 11.38% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 3548 3391
Average daily rate £386 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 150 211
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 £32.00 £24.40 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.85 £44.60 £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 9 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 9 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 -33 198 £400 -5.88% 76
London -38 101 £450 - 27
South East -1 42 £300 -14.28% 13
Wales +9 35 £350 +21.73%
South Wales +2 33 £350 +21.73%
East of England +4 26 £400 +30.61% 7
City of London -1 24 £442 +4.05% 12
Cardiff +4 19 £400 +39.13%
Hampshire -10 16 £310 +6.52% 2
Berkshire +13 12 £318 -15.33% 3
Hertfordshire +16 11 £270 -32.50% 2
Cambridge - 10 £400 - 3
Cambridgeshire - 10 £400 - 3
West Midlands - 9 £290 - 5
West Yorkshire -1 7 £340 -9.33% 3
Yorkshire -5 7 £340 -9.33% 3
Scotland -6 7 £450 +38.46%
Buckinghamshire -9 6 - - 1
South West -25 6 £450 +33.13% 11
Slough - 6 £318 - 1
Croydon - 6 £300 -
Bradford - 6 £320 - 1
Essex +1 5 £350 +64.70% 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £450 - 1
Glasgow +7 4 £450 +80.00%
North West -2 4 £350 - 5
Milton Keynes -6 4 - -
Reading - 4 - - 1
Birmingham - 4 £300 - 1
Surrey +7 3 £275 - 4

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 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.

1 478 (76.48%) Java
2 407 (65.12%) Maven
3 268 (42.88%) Subversion
4 236 (37.76%) Oracle
5 234 (37.44%) XML
6 223 (35.68%) J2EE
7 215 (34.40%) Spring
8 211 (33.76%) Linux
9 207 (33.12%) Web Services
10 197 (31.52%) HTML
11 184 (29.44%) SQL
12 178 (28.48%) UNIX
13 166 (26.56%) Jenkins
14 162 (25.92%) SOAP
14 162 (25.92%) JavaScript
15 158 (25.28%) JUnit
16 157 (25.12%) Scrum
17 146 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
18 139 (22.24%) Eclipse
19 138 (22.08%) CSS
20 135 (21.60%) Finance
21 133 (21.28%) TDD
22 131 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
23 117 (18.72%) Tomcat
24 116 (18.56%) WebLogic
25 112 (17.92%) Hibernate
26 109 (17.44%) JSP
27 102 (16.32%) Apache
28 101 (16.16%) UML
29 100 (16.00%) MVC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 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
1 117 (18.72%) Tomcat
2 116 (18.56%) WebLogic
3 102 (16.32%) Apache
4 55 (8.80%) WebSphere
5 26 (4.16%) CMS
6 22 (3.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 21 (3.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 19 (3.04%) MQSeries
9 18 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (2.88%) SharePoint
10 14 (2.24%) TIBCO EMS
11 13 (2.08%) IIS
12 12 (1.92%) Node.js
13 8 (1.28%) GlassFish
13 8 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
14 7 (1.12%) Confluence
14 7 (1.12%) Jetty
15 6 (0.96%) Mule
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (0.80%) FrameMaker
1 5 (0.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.48%) MS Office
2 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.32%) Mingle
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (1.92%) Tridion
2 9 (1.44%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.80%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.80%) Oracle Retail
3 5 (0.80%) RiskWrite
4 4 (0.64%) TIBCO iProcess
4 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.64%) Staffware
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.44%) GitHub
4 6 (0.96%) Force.com
5 3 (0.48%) SaaS
5 3 (0.48%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.72%) Internet
2 41 (6.56%) HTTP
3 25 (4.00%) LDAP
4 22 (3.52%) SSL
5 14 (2.24%) 3G
5 14 (2.24%) 2G
5 14 (2.24%) 4G
6 12 (1.92%) X.509
7 8 (1.28%) Wireshark
7 8 (1.28%) Kerberos
8 6 (0.96%) DNS
9 5 (0.80%) FTP
10 4 (0.64%) SSH
10 4 (0.64%) Firewall
11 3 (0.48%) Intranet
12 2 (0.32%) SNMP
12 2 (0.32%) IPsec
12 2 (0.32%) AMQP
13 1 (0.16%) OpenLDAP
13 1 (0.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (14.24%) Relational Database
2 72 (11.52%) Oracle Database
3 59 (9.44%) RDBMS
4 39 (6.24%) Oracle Database 11g
5 38 (6.08%) MySQL
6 37 (5.92%) SQL Server
7 31 (4.96%) DB2
8 19 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.64%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.64%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.48%) CouchDB
14 3 (0.48%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 407 (65.12%) Maven
2 268 (42.88%) Subversion
3 166 (26.56%) Jenkins
4 158 (25.28%) JUnit
5 139 (22.24%) Eclipse
6 93 (14.88%) Selenium
7 81 (12.96%) Apache Ivy
7 81 (12.96%) Git (software)
8 69 (11.04%) JIRA
9 53 (8.48%) Hudson
10 44 (7.04%) WebDriver
11 43 (6.88%) TeamCity
12 40 (6.40%) ClearCase
13 39 (6.24%) SoapUI
14 32 (5.12%) CruiseControl
15 29 (4.64%) Mercurial
16 28 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (4.32%) Toad
18 26 (4.16%) Cucumber
19 24 (3.84%) Gradle
General
1 135 (21.60%) Finance
2 99 (15.84%) Banking
3 75 (12.00%) Retail
4 32 (5.12%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.84%) Front Office
6 18 (2.88%) Manufacturing
7 16 (2.56%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.24%) Publishing
9 11 (1.76%) Marketing
10 7 (1.12%) Legal
10 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.96%) Games
12 5 (0.80%) Electronics
13 3 (0.48%) Advertising
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.32%) Law
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) Back Office
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
15 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 345 (55.20%) Developer
2 204 (32.64%) Java Developer
3 43 (6.88%) Architect
4 42 (6.72%) Senior Developer
5 30 (4.80%) Senior Java Developer
5 30 (4.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 28 (4.48%) Web Developer
6 28 (4.48%) Release Manager
7 24 (3.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (3.68%) Java Web Developer
9 22 (3.52%) Analyst
10 17 (2.72%) Software Engineer
10 17 (2.72%) Tester
11 16 (2.56%) Build Manager
11 16 (2.56%) J2EE Developer
11 16 (2.56%) Consultant
12 15 (2.40%) Oracle Developer
13 13 (2.08%) Team Leader
13 13 (2.08%) Java Team Leader
14 12 (1.92%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (37.44%) XML
2 223 (35.68%) J2EE
3 215 (34.40%) Spring
4 207 (33.12%) Web Services
5 197 (31.52%) HTML
6 162 (25.92%) SOAP
7 138 (22.08%) CSS
8 112 (17.92%) Hibernate
9 109 (17.44%) JSP
10 92 (14.72%) REST
11 90 (14.40%) jQuery
12 89 (14.24%) Struts
13 85 (13.60%) JMS
14 83 (13.28%) XSLT
15 77 (12.32%) RESTful
16 70 (11.20%) Java EE
17 68 (10.88%) JPA
18 63 (10.08%) Servlets
19 58 (9.28%) JDBC
20 55 (8.80%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.08%) Mobile App
2 35 (5.60%) Open Source
3 32 (5.12%) Derivative
4 30 (4.80%) Social Media
4 30 (4.80%) iPad
5 22 (3.52%) Web 2.0
6 21 (3.36%) Mobile Banking
6 21 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (3.20%) Client/Server
8 19 (3.04%) Mathematics
8 19 (3.04%) Fixed Income
9 15 (2.40%) Mobile Payment
9 15 (2.40%) Handset
10 13 (2.08%) PKI
11 10 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.28%) W3C
13 7 (1.12%) Data Conversion
14 5 (0.80%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.64%) DTV
16 3 (0.48%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 211 (33.76%) Linux
2 178 (28.48%) UNIX
3 61 (9.76%) Windows
4 34 (5.44%) Solaris
5 22 (3.52%) AIX
6 14 (2.24%) HPUX
7 13 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 13 (2.08%) Windows XP
8 9 (1.44%) Android
9 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.32%) Debian
10 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.32%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.16%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (25.12%) Scrum
2 146 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (21.28%) TDD
4 131 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (16.16%) UML
6 100 (16.00%) MVC
7 89 (14.24%) OO
8 77 (12.32%) E-Commerce
9 74 (11.84%) SOA
10 72 (11.52%) Content Management
11 63 (10.08%) BDD
12 60 (9.60%) Configuration Management
13 49 (7.84%) Unit Testing
14 46 (7.36%) Waterfall
15 44 (7.04%) DevOps
16 42 (6.72%) OOD
16 42 (6.72%) Use Case
17 37 (5.92%) Test Automation
18 35 (5.60%) Automated Testing
18 35 (5.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 478 (76.48%) Java
2 184 (29.44%) SQL
3 162 (25.92%) JavaScript
4 70 (11.20%) Python
5 67 (10.72%) PL/SQL
6 64 (10.24%) Perl
7 50 (8.00%) Groovy
8 38 (6.08%) Shell Script
9 36 (5.76%) XPath
10 32 (5.12%) C#
11 28 (4.48%) Bash Shell
12 23 (3.68%) C
13 21 (3.36%) Ruby
14 19 (3.04%) XQuery
14 19 (3.04%) C++
15 17 (2.72%) PHP
16 16 (2.56%) Scala
17 14 (2.24%) PowerShell
18 12 (1.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
19 8 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 47 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.28%) Degree
3 30 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.24%) ISTQB
4 14 (2.24%) ISEB
5 11 (1.76%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.44%) OCPJP
7 4 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.32%) CCA
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.16%) PMP
9 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.16%) CCNP
9 1 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.16%) WCAG
2 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (1.92%) vCloud
2 5 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 4 (0.64%) VMware ESX
3 4 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.48%) Samba
5 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.16%) NFS
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (8.16%) Puppet
2 38 (6.08%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.92%) Nagios
5 7 (1.12%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.80%) Capistrano
7 5 (0.80%) OpenSSO
8 4 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.64%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (0.64%) Opsview
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.32%) WMI
11 1 (0.16%) YUM
11 1 (0.16%) CA LISA
11 1 (0.16%) nmon
11 1 (0.16%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.16%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 236 (37.76%) Oracle
2 59 (9.44%) Perforce
3 54 (8.64%) IBM
4 49 (7.84%) JBoss
4 49 (7.84%) ATG
5 39 (6.24%) Endeca
6 29 (4.64%) Sun
7 23 (3.68%) HP
8 22 (3.52%) VMware
9 20 (3.20%) TIBCO
10 18 (2.88%) Alterian
11 14 (2.24%) Apple
11 14 (2.24%) Interwoven
12 13 (2.08%) hybris
12 13 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (2.08%) Sybase
13 12 (1.92%) Blue Martini
13 12 (1.92%) Elastic Path
14 11 (1.76%) Microsoft
14 11 (1.76%) Adobe
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