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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 374 390 333
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -57
Contract jobs citing Ant 290 229 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.41% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.56% 3.21% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 150 164
Average daily rate
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£448 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +16.66%

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
8141 7134 6127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.93% 12.77% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5371 4597 3922
Average daily rate £400 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 133 134
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +27 258 £450 - 81
London +42 130 £488 -7.14% 36
City of London +25 38 £538 -4.44% 10
East of England +5 38 £275 -31.25% 1
South East -32 33 £500 +42.85% 18
Scotland +2 24 £389 -13.61% 5
Surrey +9 16 £500 +83.48% 1
Yorkshire -16 16 £340 -0.72% 3
Essex +12 14 £284 -31.21%
Edinburgh -2 14 £390 +0.64% 2
South West -4 13 £450 - 12
Cambridgeshire -12 13 £275 -31.25% 1
Staines - 11 £525 -
Hertfordshire +1 10 £475 +21.40%
East Midlands -5 10 £400 -8.57% 2
Gloucestershire -6 10 £438 -5.40%
Cambridge -17 10 £275 -31.25% 1
Basildon 0 9 £293 -
West Yorkshire -19 9 £345 - 3
North West -27 9 £400 +19.40% 7
South Wales -7 8 £350 +7.69% 4
Wales -15 8 £350 +7.69% 4
Newport -2 7 £350 +7.69%
Leeds - 7 £340 - 2
Watford +4 6 £475 -
Croydon - 6 £450 -
York - 6 £338 -
North Yorkshire - 6 £338 -
Berkshire -3 5 £650 +95.48% 13
Tyne and Wear - 4 £263 -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 447 (80.40%) Java
2 311 (55.94%) Maven
3 283 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (49.10%) Linux
5 237 (42.63%) SQL
6 194 (34.89%) Subversion
7 191 (34.35%) Jenkins
8 189 (33.99%) JavaScript
8 189 (33.99%) Web Services
9 187 (33.63%) Oracle
10 182 (32.73%) UNIX
11 181 (32.55%) J2EE
12 180 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
13 161 (28.96%) HTML
14 152 (27.34%) Spring
15 143 (25.72%) XML
16 142 (25.54%) Python
17 140 (25.18%) TDD
18 138 (24.82%) Git (software)
19 124 (22.30%) CSS
20 114 (20.50%) Eclipse
21 113 (20.32%) WebLogic
21 113 (20.32%) OO
22 112 (20.14%) Windows
23 108 (19.42%) Security Cleared
24 103 (18.53%) JUnit
25 101 (18.17%) SOAP
26 99 (17.81%) JIRA
27 96 (17.27%) Configuration Management
28 95 (17.09%) Scrum

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 113 (20.32%) WebLogic
2 89 (16.01%) JBoss
3 84 (15.11%) Tomcat
4 83 (14.93%) WebSphere
5 57 (10.25%) Apache
6 29 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 24 (4.32%) IIS
8 23 (4.14%) Confluence
9 21 (3.78%) OpenStack
10 18 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (2.88%) MQSeries
12 15 (2.70%) GlassFish
13 11 (1.98%) Node.js
14 9 (1.62%) AquaLogic
14 9 (1.62%) nginx
14 9 (1.62%) Jetty
15 7 (1.26%) Mule
15 7 (1.26%) CMS
15 7 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (1.26%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 13 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.54%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.44%) Tridion
3 4 (0.72%) Cordys
3 4 (0.72%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 9 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (1.44%) IaaS
5 8 (1.44%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.08%) PaaS
7 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Force.com
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.01%) Internet
2 31 (5.58%) LDAP
3 24 (4.32%) Firewall
4 18 (3.24%) HTTP
5 12 (2.16%) VPN
6 9 (1.62%) SSL
6 9 (1.62%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.44%) DMZ
8 7 (1.26%) DNS
8 7 (1.26%) DHCP
8 7 (1.26%) SSH
8 7 (1.26%) AMQP
9 3 (0.54%) Multicast
9 3 (0.54%) FTP
9 3 (0.54%) SMTP
10 2 (0.36%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.36%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.18%) 4G
11 1 (0.18%) VLAN
11 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.93%) Relational Database
2 72 (12.95%) Oracle Database
3 41 (7.37%) MySQL
4 39 (7.01%) SQL Server
5 35 (6.29%) DB2
6 30 (5.40%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.88%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 15 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (2.34%) Big Data
10 12 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.16%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.36%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.36%) MSDE
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 311 (55.94%) Maven
2 194 (34.89%) Subversion
3 191 (34.35%) Jenkins
4 138 (24.82%) Git (software)
5 114 (20.50%) Eclipse
6 103 (18.53%) JUnit
7 99 (17.81%) JIRA
8 84 (15.11%) Gradle
9 59 (10.61%) Hudson
10 54 (9.71%) ClearCase
11 52 (9.35%) Selenium
12 32 (5.76%) TeamCity
13 30 (5.40%) SoapUI
14 25 (4.50%) Apache Ivy
15 24 (4.32%) Cucumber
16 23 (4.14%) Mercurial
16 23 (4.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 21 (3.78%) NUnit
18 19 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
19 17 (3.06%) Mockito
General
1 60 (10.79%) Finance
2 53 (9.53%) Banking
3 33 (5.94%) Retail
4 29 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 20 (3.60%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.88%) Marketing
7 10 (1.80%) Front Office
8 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Advertising
10 5 (0.90%) Legal
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 288 (51.80%) Developer
2 189 (33.99%) Java Developer
3 56 (10.07%) Senior Developer
4 48 (8.63%) Senior Java Developer
5 39 (7.01%) Analyst
5 39 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 37 (6.65%) Architect
7 25 (4.50%) Release Manager
8 22 (3.96%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 16 (2.88%) Software Engineer
10 14 (2.52%) Consultant
10 14 (2.52%) Build Manager
10 14 (2.52%) Technical Leader
11 12 (2.16%) Web Developer
11 12 (2.16%) Administrator
11 12 (2.16%) Build and Release Manager
12 11 (1.98%) Hybris Developer
13 10 (1.80%) Test Engineer
13 10 (1.80%) Deployment Analyst
14 9 (1.62%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (33.99%) Web Services
2 181 (32.55%) J2EE
3 161 (28.96%) HTML
4 152 (27.34%) Spring
5 143 (25.72%) XML
6 124 (22.30%) CSS
7 101 (18.17%) SOAP
8 86 (15.47%) JMS
9 85 (15.29%) JSP
10 73 (13.13%) Ajax
11 70 (12.59%) Hibernate
12 64 (11.51%) Struts
12 64 (11.51%) REST
13 56 (10.07%) Java EE
14 55 (9.89%) jQuery
15 48 (8.63%) EJB
15 48 (8.63%) XHTML
16 45 (8.09%) JSON
17 43 (7.73%) JPA
18 41 (7.37%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
3 23 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.06%) Derivative
5 16 (2.88%) Web 2.0
5 16 (2.88%) Fixed Income
6 14 (2.52%) Clustering
6 14 (2.52%) iPad
7 10 (1.80%) User Experience
7 10 (1.80%) Social Media
8 8 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.44%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.26%) Wiki
9 7 (1.26%) Mainframe
10 6 (1.08%) Replication
10 6 (1.08%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.90%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.90%) Tandem
12 4 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 4 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 273 (49.10%) Linux
2 182 (32.73%) UNIX
3 112 (20.14%) Windows
4 47 (8.45%) Solaris
5 37 (6.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (3.60%) AIX
7 13 (2.34%) CentOS
8 12 (2.16%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.44%) HPUX
10 7 (1.26%) Android
11 5 (0.90%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.54%) VMS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (32.37%) Continuous Integration
3 140 (25.18%) TDD
4 113 (20.32%) OO
5 96 (17.27%) Configuration Management
6 95 (17.09%) Scrum
7 87 (15.65%) DevOps
8 82 (14.75%) E-Commerce
9 71 (12.77%) MVC
10 66 (11.87%) UML
11 65 (11.69%) SOA
12 57 (10.25%) SDLC
13 52 (9.35%) Release Management
14 51 (9.17%) Content Management
15 48 (8.63%) Unit Testing
16 46 (8.27%) ITIL
16 46 (8.27%) Open Source
17 44 (7.91%) Software Engineering
18 37 (6.65%) BDD
19 36 (6.47%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 447 (80.40%) Java
2 237 (42.63%) SQL
3 189 (33.99%) JavaScript
4 142 (25.54%) Python
5 91 (16.37%) Perl
6 77 (13.85%) PL/SQL
7 72 (12.95%) Bash Shell
8 54 (9.71%) Ruby
9 50 (8.99%) Shell Script
10 43 (7.73%) C++
11 37 (6.65%) PHP
12 36 (6.47%) Groovy
13 33 (5.94%) C
14 29 (5.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 25 (4.50%) PowerShell
16 19 (3.42%) XPath
16 19 (3.42%) Lua
17 18 (3.24%) C#
18 14 (2.52%) Jython
19 13 (2.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 108 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 52 (9.35%) DV Cleared
3 32 (5.76%) Degree
3 32 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.68%) Sun Certification
5 12 (2.16%) ISEB
6 10 (1.80%) OCPJP
7 8 (1.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.90%) MCSE
8 5 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.72%) MCSA
9 4 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.54%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.36%) HND
11 2 (0.36%) OCMJD
11 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.78%) QA
2 18 (3.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.18%) MiFID
3 1 (0.18%) EMIR
System Software
1 26 (4.68%) Docker
2 9 (1.62%) vCloud
2 9 (1.62%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.08%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 67 (12.05%) Puppet
2 44 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (6.29%) Ansible
4 17 (3.06%) BladeLogic
5 12 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 10 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 10 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (1.80%) ITRS Geneos
6 10 (1.80%) Oracle Identity Management
7 7 (1.26%) HAProxy
7 7 (1.26%) SCOM
8 5 (0.90%) OpenView
8 5 (0.90%) SCCM
9 3 (0.54%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.54%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
10 2 (0.36%) Salt
11 1 (0.18%) Kibana
11 1 (0.18%) logstash
11 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 187 (33.63%) Oracle
2 76 (13.67%) IBM
3 58 (10.43%) Red Hat
4 35 (6.29%) Sun
5 34 (6.12%) hybris
6 22 (3.96%) ATG
6 22 (3.96%) Splunk
7 20 (3.60%) Informatica
8 19 (3.42%) TIBCO
9 18 (3.24%) Perforce
9 18 (3.24%) Google
9 18 (3.24%) HP
10 17 (3.06%) Microsoft
10 17 (3.06%) Endeca
11 13 (2.34%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.16%) Sybase
13 11 (1.98%) VMware
13 11 (1.98%) Talend
14 9 (1.62%) webMethods
15 8 (1.44%) FatWire
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