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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 360 327 270
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -57
Contract jobs citing Ant 270 290 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.68% 4.63% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 176 254
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £581 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%

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
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 September 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 September 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 -36 241 £455 +1.11% 79
London -75 101 £510 +7.36% 31
South East +30 57 £419 +11.66% 11
East of England +9 40 £400 - 10
City of London +16 22 £550 +10.00% 6
Cambridgeshire +20 18 £400 - 1
Cambridge +11 18 £400 - 1
Hampshire -1 16 £425 +21.42% 1
South West -33 16 £450 +20.00% 12
Hertfordshire -14 15 £405 +1.25% 9
Oxfordshire +2 14 £495 +16.47% 1
Scotland -17 11 £450 +20.00% 2
Gloucestershire -8 10 £463 - 3
South Wales -6 8 £333 +20.90% 5
West Midlands -11 8 £298 -16.78% 3
Wales -16 8 £333 +20.90% 5
Cheltenham - 8 £450 - 3
Surrey +2 7 £425 +17.24% 5
Oxford +1 7 £525 +12.90% 1
East Midlands +6 6 £438 +2.94%
Yorkshire +3 6 £335 -28.53% 5
Berkshire +3 6 £306 -18.33%
East Sussex -7 6 £250 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £315 - 1
Brighton - 6 £250 - 1
Essex -4 5 £413 -
Slough -2 4 £288 -36.11%
North West -8 4 £380 - 8
Watford -4 3 - - 2
Edinburgh -4 3 £375 -13.79% 1

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 430 (79.19%) Java
2 347 (63.90%) Maven
3 279 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
4 257 (47.33%) Subversion
5 219 (40.33%) XML
6 213 (39.23%) Linux
7 210 (38.67%) Oracle
8 201 (37.02%) J2EE
9 187 (34.44%) Spring
10 181 (33.33%) Web Services
11 180 (33.15%) HTML
12 166 (30.57%) JavaScript
13 160 (29.47%) Scrum
14 156 (28.73%) SQL
15 153 (28.18%) UNIX
16 151 (27.81%) TDD
17 147 (27.07%) SOAP
17 147 (27.07%) JUnit
18 132 (24.31%) Eclipse
19 128 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
20 123 (22.65%) Tomcat
21 118 (21.73%) Jenkins
22 116 (21.36%) CSS
23 112 (20.63%) WebLogic
24 100 (18.42%) Apache
25 97 (17.86%) JSP
26 95 (17.50%) Finance
27 93 (17.13%) Selenium
28 90 (16.57%) Hibernate
28 90 (16.57%) MVC

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 123 (22.65%) Tomcat
2 112 (20.63%) WebLogic
3 100 (18.42%) Apache
4 54 (9.94%) WebSphere
5 29 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (4.79%) CMS
7 22 (4.05%) SharePoint
8 17 (3.13%) MQSeries
8 17 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (2.95%) Oracle Service Bus
10 12 (2.21%) Adobe CQ
11 11 (2.03%) Node.js
12 9 (1.66%) IIS
12 9 (1.66%) Documentum
12 9 (1.66%) GlassFish
13 7 (1.29%) Jetty
14 6 (1.10%) lighttpd
15 4 (0.74%) Confluence
15 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.74%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (1.47%) FrameMaker
2 7 (1.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.92%) MS Office
4 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.10%) Tridion
3 5 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.74%) TIBCO iProcess
4 4 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.74%) Staffware
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
1 18 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (1.10%) Force.com
2 6 (1.10%) GitHub
3 5 (0.92%) Amazon S3
3 5 (0.92%) Google App Engine
3 5 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.74%) CloudFront
4 4 (0.74%) SaaS
4 4 (0.74%) Route 53
4 4 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (6.81%) HTTP
2 29 (5.34%) Internet
3 17 (3.13%) LDAP
4 12 (2.21%) SSL
5 8 (1.47%) Wireshark
5 8 (1.47%) Kerberos
5 8 (1.47%) X.509
6 7 (1.29%) 2G
6 7 (1.29%) 3G
6 7 (1.29%) 4G
7 4 (0.74%) AMQP
7 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.55%) Firewall
8 3 (0.55%) DNS
9 2 (0.37%) SSH
9 2 (0.37%) SNMP
10 1 (0.18%) IPsec
10 1 (0.18%) DMZ
10 1 (0.18%) BGP
10 1 (0.18%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (16.02%) Relational Database
2 57 (10.50%) MySQL
3 45 (8.29%) RDBMS
4 40 (7.37%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.97%) SQL Server
6 26 (4.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 25 (4.60%) DB2
8 17 (3.13%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.74%) CouchDB
13 4 (0.74%) Big Data
13 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.55%) SQLPlus
14 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.55%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 347 (63.90%) Maven
2 257 (47.33%) Subversion
3 147 (27.07%) JUnit
4 132 (24.31%) Eclipse
5 118 (21.73%) Jenkins
6 93 (17.13%) Selenium
7 81 (14.92%) Git (software)
8 72 (13.26%) JIRA
9 53 (9.76%) Apache Ivy
10 39 (7.18%) WebDriver
11 37 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
12 36 (6.63%) ClearCase
13 33 (6.08%) Hudson
14 31 (5.71%) TeamCity
15 29 (5.34%) CruiseControl
16 28 (5.16%) SoapUI
16 28 (5.16%) TestNG
17 27 (4.97%) IntelliJ
18 26 (4.79%) JMeter
19 25 (4.60%) Gradle
General
1 95 (17.50%) Finance
2 69 (12.71%) Retail
3 47 (8.66%) Banking
4 30 (5.52%) Marketing
5 19 (3.50%) Investment Banking
6 17 (3.13%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.58%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.84%) Legal
9 6 (1.10%) Front Office
10 5 (0.92%) Electronics
10 5 (0.92%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.55%) Publishing
11 3 (0.55%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 330 (60.77%) Developer
2 180 (33.15%) Java Developer
3 37 (6.81%) Senior Developer
4 29 (5.34%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 25 (4.60%) Senior Java Developer
6 24 (4.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (3.68%) Architect
8 18 (3.31%) Tester
9 16 (2.95%) Software Engineer
9 16 (2.95%) Analyst
10 14 (2.58%) Web Developer
11 13 (2.39%) Test Analyst
11 13 (2.39%) Consultant
12 11 (2.03%) Java Web Developer
12 11 (2.03%) Oracle Developer
13 10 (1.84%) Front-End Developer
13 10 (1.84%) Team Leader
13 10 (1.84%) Lead Developer
14 9 (1.66%) J2EE Developer
14 9 (1.66%) Java Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (40.33%) XML
2 201 (37.02%) J2EE
3 187 (34.44%) Spring
4 181 (33.33%) Web Services
5 180 (33.15%) HTML
6 147 (27.07%) SOAP
7 116 (21.36%) CSS
8 97 (17.86%) JSP
9 90 (16.57%) Hibernate
10 86 (15.84%) Ajax
11 73 (13.44%) REST
12 68 (12.52%) XSLT
12 68 (12.52%) JMS
13 66 (12.15%) RESTful
14 65 (11.97%) jQuery
15 55 (10.13%) XSD
15 55 (10.13%) Struts
16 51 (9.39%) Servlets
17 50 (9.21%) XSL
18 47 (8.66%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.84%) Open Source
2 38 (7.00%) Social Media
3 37 (6.81%) iPad
4 26 (4.79%) Client/Server
5 24 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 24 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (3.31%) Web 2.0
7 16 (2.95%) Derivative
7 16 (2.95%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.95%) User Experience
8 12 (2.21%) Mathematics
8 12 (2.21%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.03%) PKI
10 9 (1.66%) W3C
10 9 (1.66%) Taxonomies
10 9 (1.66%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.47%) Handset
12 7 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.92%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 213 (39.23%) Linux
2 153 (28.18%) UNIX
3 48 (8.84%) Windows
4 31 (5.71%) Solaris
5 13 (2.39%) HPUX
6 12 (2.21%) AIX
6 12 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (2.03%) Android
8 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.55%) CentOS
11 2 (0.37%) VMS
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
12 1 (0.18%) zOS
12 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.47%) Scrum
3 151 (27.81%) TDD
4 128 (23.57%) Continuous Integration
5 90 (16.57%) MVC
6 88 (16.21%) Content Management
7 86 (15.84%) OO
8 77 (14.18%) SOA
8 77 (14.18%) E-Commerce
9 76 (14.00%) BDD
10 62 (11.42%) Unit Testing
11 55 (10.13%) Waterfall
12 51 (9.39%) Configuration Management
13 47 (8.66%) UML
14 45 (8.29%) DevOps
15 37 (6.81%) ERP
16 28 (5.16%) Automation Testing
16 28 (5.16%) Kanban
17 27 (4.97%) Automated Testing
17 27 (4.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 430 (79.19%) Java
2 166 (30.57%) JavaScript
3 156 (28.73%) SQL
4 69 (12.71%) Perl
5 60 (11.05%) Python
6 54 (9.94%) Groovy
7 45 (8.29%) PL/SQL
8 44 (8.10%) Shell Script
9 36 (6.63%) C#
10 33 (6.08%) XPath
11 29 (5.34%) Bash Shell
12 24 (4.42%) PowerShell
13 23 (4.24%) XQuery
13 23 (4.24%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 21 (3.87%) PHP
15 18 (3.31%) C
16 12 (2.21%) Ruby
17 9 (1.66%) C++
18 8 (1.47%) Scala
18 8 (1.47%) Lua
Qualifications
1 65 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.26%) Degree
4 22 (4.05%) ISEB
4 22 (4.05%) ISTQB
5 18 (3.31%) Sun Certification
6 17 (3.13%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.29%) OCPJP
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.18%) CCNP
9 1 (0.18%) CCNA
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.52%) QA
2 3 (0.55%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) WAI
System Software
1 9 (1.66%) vCloud
2 7 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.18%) NFS
4 1 (0.18%) Xen
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.18%) Docker
4 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 38 (7.00%) Puppet
2 37 (6.81%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (4.97%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 16 (2.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 7 (1.29%) Nagios
7 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.92%) Ansible
8 5 (0.92%) OpenSSO
9 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.74%) TIBCO Hawk
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.37%) OpenView
12 1 (0.18%) Icinga
12 1 (0.18%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
12 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
12 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.18%) logstash
Vendors
1 210 (38.67%) Oracle
2 61 (11.23%) JBoss
3 54 (9.94%) IBM
4 50 (9.21%) Perforce
5 46 (8.47%) ATG
6 43 (7.92%) Endeca
7 28 (5.16%) Sun
8 20 (3.68%) VMware
9 15 (2.76%) Google
10 13 (2.39%) Interwoven
10 13 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (2.21%) hybris
11 12 (2.21%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.21%) HP
12 10 (1.84%) SAP
12 10 (1.84%) Sybase
13 9 (1.66%) FatWire
13 9 (1.66%) Adobe
14 8 (1.47%) ForgeRock
14 8 (1.47%) TIBCO
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford
Volt
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + Excellent & Neg
Posted: 12 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £510 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £495 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Real Time Recruitment
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: 26 days ago