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 19 August 2014 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 376 339 283
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -56
Contract jobs citing Ant 236 256 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.63%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.27% 4.13% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 136 237
Average daily rate
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£431 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
7221 6192 6362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.83% 11.64% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4613 3950 3653
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 134 225
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 £24.00 £22.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -50 209 £450 +5.88% 78
London -64 90 £525 +16.66% 30
South East +27 45 £345 -1.42% 9
East of England +2 37 £400 - 8
City of London +1 20 £550 +25.71% 12
Cambridgeshire - 19 £400 - 1
Cambridge - 19 £400 - 1
Hampshire +4 15 £375 +25.00%
Wales -4 14 £350 +27.27% 2
South Wales -6 13 £350 +27.27% 1
Hertfordshire -8 12 £379 -5.31% 3
West Midlands -1 10 £280 -37.77% 4
Scotland -18 10 £450 +49.87% 2
Berkshire +13 9 £325 +4.00%
East Midlands +4 8 £450 +2.85% 1
Yorkshire +3 8 £338 -25.00% 9
South West -28 8 £450 +20.00% 10
East Sussex - 7 £250 - 2
Gloucestershire -17 6 £450 - 1
Surrey - 6 £273 - 2
West Yorkshire +3 5 £320 -28.88% 3
Essex -2 5 £375 - 4
Brighton - 5 £250 - 1
Birmingham - 5 £298 - 3
Buckinghamshire -1 4 - -
Cardiff -2 4 £400 +39.13% 1
Milton Keynes -5 4 - -
Glasgow -15 4 £450 +80.00% 1
Bradford - 4 £320 -
Reading - 4 - -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 417 (76.09%) Java
2 361 (65.88%) Maven
3 257 (46.90%) Subversion
4 213 (38.87%) Linux
5 208 (37.96%) J2EE
6 207 (37.77%) XML
7 206 (37.59%) Oracle
8 192 (35.04%) Web Services
9 176 (32.12%) HTML
10 175 (31.93%) Spring
11 161 (29.38%) UNIX
12 155 (28.28%) SOAP
13 153 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
14 151 (27.55%) Scrum
15 149 (27.19%) SQL
16 142 (25.91%) JavaScript
16 142 (25.91%) Jenkins
17 134 (24.45%) JUnit
17 134 (24.45%) TDD
18 126 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
19 123 (22.45%) Eclipse
20 117 (21.35%) CSS
21 108 (19.71%) Tomcat
22 107 (19.53%) WebLogic
23 104 (18.98%) Finance
24 92 (16.79%) Apache
24 92 (16.79%) JSP
25 86 (15.69%) Selenium
26 85 (15.51%) E-Commerce
27 83 (15.15%) MVC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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
1 108 (19.71%) Tomcat
2 107 (19.53%) WebLogic
3 92 (16.79%) Apache
4 53 (9.67%) WebSphere
5 25 (4.56%) CMS
6 19 (3.47%) WebSphere Application Server
6 19 (3.47%) MQSeries
7 17 (3.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (2.92%) Oracle Service Bus
8 16 (2.92%) SharePoint
9 12 (2.19%) Node.js
9 12 (2.19%) Adobe CQ
10 9 (1.64%) GlassFish
10 9 (1.64%) IIS
11 7 (1.28%) Jetty
11 7 (1.28%) Confluence
12 6 (1.09%) Mule
12 6 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
13 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.73%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (1.46%) MS Excel
1 8 (1.46%) FrameMaker
2 5 (0.91%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.46%) Tridion
2 6 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.73%) Staffware
4 4 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.73%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.46%) GitHub
4 6 (1.09%) Force.com
5 4 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.73%) SaaS
6 3 (0.55%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.55%) Route 53
6 3 (0.55%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.93%) HTTP
2 33 (6.02%) Internet
3 20 (3.65%) LDAP
4 14 (2.55%) SSL
5 11 (2.01%) 3G
5 11 (2.01%) 2G
5 11 (2.01%) 4G
6 8 (1.46%) Wireshark
6 8 (1.46%) X.509
6 8 (1.46%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.73%) FTP
7 4 (0.73%) DNS
7 4 (0.73%) AMQP
8 3 (0.55%) Intranet
8 3 (0.55%) SSH
8 3 (0.55%) Firewall
9 2 (0.36%) SNMP
9 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.18%) VPN
10 1 (0.18%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.23%) Relational Database
2 53 (9.67%) MySQL
3 47 (8.58%) Oracle Database
4 46 (8.39%) RDBMS
5 28 (5.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 27 (4.93%) DB2
7 24 (4.38%) SQL Server
8 13 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.91%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.73%) Big Data
11 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.73%) CouchDB
12 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.55%) SQLPlus
12 3 (0.55%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.36%) Redis
Development Applications
1 361 (65.88%) Maven
2 257 (46.90%) Subversion
3 142 (25.91%) Jenkins
4 134 (24.45%) JUnit
5 123 (22.45%) Eclipse
6 86 (15.69%) Selenium
7 81 (14.78%) Git (software)
8 71 (12.96%) JIRA
9 60 (10.95%) Apache Ivy
10 41 (7.48%) Hudson
11 39 (7.12%) WebDriver
12 38 (6.93%) TeamCity
13 36 (6.57%) ClearCase
14 31 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
15 27 (4.93%) SoapUI
16 25 (4.56%) CruiseControl
16 25 (4.56%) Gradle
17 21 (3.83%) Toad
17 21 (3.83%) TestNG
17 21 (3.83%) Mercurial
General
1 104 (18.98%) Finance
2 80 (14.60%) Retail
3 57 (10.40%) Banking
4 21 (3.83%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.47%) Marketing
5 19 (3.47%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.92%) Front Office
7 14 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.46%) Legal
9 5 (0.91%) Electronics
9 5 (0.91%) Games
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 310 (56.57%) Developer
2 170 (31.02%) Java Developer
3 32 (5.84%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 30 (5.47%) Senior Developer
5 29 (5.29%) Architect
6 25 (4.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (4.01%) Release Manager
7 22 (4.01%) Senior Java Developer
8 19 (3.47%) Web Developer
9 16 (2.92%) Tester
9 16 (2.92%) Software Engineer
9 16 (2.92%) Java Web Developer
10 14 (2.55%) Consultant
11 13 (2.37%) Analyst
11 13 (2.37%) Build Manager
12 12 (2.19%) J2EE Developer
12 12 (2.19%) Team Leader
13 11 (2.01%) Oracle Developer
13 11 (2.01%) Java Team Leader
14 10 (1.82%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 208 (37.96%) J2EE
2 207 (37.77%) XML
3 192 (35.04%) Web Services
4 176 (32.12%) HTML
5 175 (31.93%) Spring
6 155 (28.28%) SOAP
7 117 (21.35%) CSS
8 92 (16.79%) JSP
9 83 (15.15%) Hibernate
10 82 (14.96%) REST
11 74 (13.50%) jQuery
12 72 (13.14%) RESTful
13 61 (11.13%) XSLT
14 60 (10.95%) Ajax
15 59 (10.77%) Struts
15 59 (10.77%) JMS
16 53 (9.67%) Servlets
17 51 (9.31%) XSD
18 48 (8.76%) XSL
19 45 (8.21%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.30%) Open Source
2 39 (7.12%) Social Media
2 39 (7.12%) iPad
3 25 (4.56%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.38%) Derivative
5 22 (4.01%) Client/Server
6 20 (3.65%) Web 2.0
7 16 (2.92%) Mathematics
8 15 (2.74%) Fixed Income
9 14 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.19%) Handset
11 11 (2.01%) PKI
12 10 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
13 9 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
14 8 (1.46%) W3C
15 7 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (1.09%) Computer Science
17 4 (0.73%) DTV
17 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
18 3 (0.55%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 213 (38.87%) Linux
2 161 (29.38%) UNIX
3 47 (8.58%) Windows
4 27 (4.93%) Solaris
5 18 (3.28%) AIX
6 15 (2.74%) HPUX
7 10 (1.82%) Android
8 9 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 9 (1.64%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.73%) CentOS
11 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (27.55%) Scrum
3 134 (24.45%) TDD
4 126 (22.99%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (15.51%) E-Commerce
6 83 (15.15%) MVC
7 79 (14.42%) OO
8 77 (14.05%) Content Management
9 64 (11.68%) SOA
9 64 (11.68%) BDD
10 63 (11.50%) UML
11 59 (10.77%) Waterfall
12 54 (9.85%) Configuration Management
13 46 (8.39%) DevOps
14 45 (8.21%) Unit Testing
15 39 (7.12%) ERP
16 27 (4.93%) OOD
17 26 (4.74%) Automated Testing
17 26 (4.74%) Test Automation
17 26 (4.74%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 417 (76.09%) Java
2 149 (27.19%) SQL
3 142 (25.91%) JavaScript
4 71 (12.96%) Perl
5 67 (12.23%) Python
6 55 (10.04%) Groovy
7 53 (9.67%) PL/SQL
8 38 (6.93%) Shell Script
9 27 (4.93%) C#
9 27 (4.93%) Bash Shell
10 24 (4.38%) XPath
11 21 (3.83%) PowerShell
11 21 (3.83%) C
12 20 (3.65%) PHP
13 16 (2.92%) Scala
14 15 (2.74%) Ruby
15 14 (2.55%) C++
16 11 (2.01%) XQuery
17 7 (1.28%) Objective-C
18 6 (1.09%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 55 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.84%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.47%) Degree
4 16 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 16 (2.92%) ISEB
5 14 (2.55%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.28%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.36%) CCA
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CCNP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) PMP
9 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.20%) QA
2 1 (0.18%) SLA
2 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 11 (2.01%) vCloud
2 5 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.55%) Samba
4 2 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.18%) Xen
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 52 (9.49%) Puppet
2 34 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.01%) Vagrant
4 10 (1.82%) Nagios
5 5 (0.91%) OpenSSO
5 5 (0.91%) Ansible
6 4 (0.73%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Capistrano
8 2 (0.36%) Opsview
8 2 (0.36%) Icinga
9 1 (0.18%) logstash
9 1 (0.18%) Salt
9 1 (0.18%) Kibana
9 1 (0.18%) YUM
9 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 206 (37.59%) Oracle
2 58 (10.58%) JBoss
2 58 (10.58%) IBM
2 58 (10.58%) Perforce
3 53 (9.67%) ATG
4 48 (8.76%) Endeca
5 28 (5.11%) Sun
6 21 (3.83%) VMware
7 15 (2.74%) HP
7 15 (2.74%) Interwoven
8 13 (2.37%) hybris
9 11 (2.01%) Alterian
9 11 (2.01%) Google
9 11 (2.01%) Apple
9 11 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.01%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 10 (1.82%) SAP
11 9 (1.64%) FatWire
12 8 (1.46%) Blue Martini
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Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £300 - 340 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Rate: From £250 to £260 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £On Application
Posted: 19 hours ago
North West London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £650 per day Rate Dependant on Experience
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Leicestershire
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago