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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 384 363 354
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -9
Contract jobs citing Ant 240 253 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.25% 3.75% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 172 123
Average daily rate
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£477 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.06% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £276 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +8.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.56 £33.15 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £44.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £42.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +27.27%

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
7392 6751 5555
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.24% 12.76% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4881 4278 3448
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 £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 150 151
Average hourly rate £37.74 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.71 £32.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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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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 -19 214 £483 +22.66% 68
London -14 105 £525 +16.66% 25
South East -17 39 £350 +16.66% 17
Scotland +19 25 £400 -11.11% 7
City of London -10 22 £550 +27.98% 6
North West -2 17 £479 +36.85% 9
Hampshire 0 16 £318 +4.09% 3
East of England -8 16 £400 +14.28% 2
South West +1 14 £463 +2.77% 8
Cheshire - 14 £475 - 3
Essex -6 11 £400 +26.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £256 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 11 £256 - 1
North East - 11 £256 - 1
Highlands - 10 - -
Edinburgh +8 9 £400 -15.78% 3
Gloucestershire +5 9 £463 +2.77%
Cheltenham -1 8 £463 +2.77%
Surrey -3 6 - -
Basildon -5 6 £400 -
Hook -1 5 £310 +3.50%
Oxfordshire - 5 £480 -
Staines - 5 - -
Berkshire +5 4 £375 +20.96% 8
Watford -8 4 - -
East Sussex -10 4 £450 +80.00% 1
Croydon -11 4 £438 +45.83%
Hertfordshire -20 4 - - 2
Chester - 4 £475 -
Greenford +3 3 - -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 479 (79.83%) Java
2 330 (55.00%) Maven
3 309 (51.50%) Linux
4 304 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (40.83%) SQL
6 241 (40.17%) Oracle
7 233 (38.83%) Subversion
8 206 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
9 203 (33.83%) JavaScript
10 189 (31.50%) J2EE
11 187 (31.17%) Web Services
12 185 (30.83%) HTML
13 183 (30.50%) UNIX
14 174 (29.00%) XML
15 171 (28.50%) Jenkins
16 168 (28.00%) Spring
17 147 (24.50%) OO
18 144 (24.00%) TDD
19 143 (23.83%) CSS
20 141 (23.50%) JUnit
21 140 (23.33%) Security Cleared
22 139 (23.17%) Windows
23 138 (23.00%) WebLogic
24 137 (22.83%) Git (software)
25 121 (20.17%) Python
25 121 (20.17%) JIRA
26 119 (19.83%) Scrum
27 115 (19.17%) JBoss
27 115 (19.17%) Tomcat
28 112 (18.67%) Eclipse

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 138 (23.00%) WebLogic
2 115 (19.17%) JBoss
2 115 (19.17%) Tomcat
3 92 (15.33%) WebSphere
4 56 (9.33%) Apache
5 41 (6.83%) IIS
6 35 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 29 (4.83%) Confluence
8 24 (4.00%) MQSeries
9 22 (3.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (2.67%) GlassFish
11 14 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (1.67%) AquaLogic
13 8 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (1.17%) Node.js
14 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
14 7 (1.17%) CMS
15 6 (1.00%) Mule
15 6 (1.00%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.83%) Tridion
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (0.83%) PaaS
5 4 (0.67%) IaaS
5 4 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.50%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) GitHub
7 2 (0.33%) Force.com
8 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.67%) Internet
2 29 (4.83%) LDAP
3 28 (4.67%) Firewall
4 26 (4.33%) HTTP
5 17 (2.83%) AMQP
6 8 (1.33%) VPN
6 8 (1.33%) DNS
7 7 (1.17%) DHCP
7 7 (1.17%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.67%) DMZ
9 3 (0.50%) SSH
10 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.33%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.33%) SSL
10 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.17%) RIP
11 1 (0.17%) SNMP
11 1 (0.17%) WAN
11 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.17%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.67%) Oracle Database
2 73 (12.17%) Relational Database
3 52 (8.67%) SQL Server
4 48 (8.00%) MySQL
5 30 (5.00%) DB2
6 24 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 23 (3.83%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 21 (3.50%) Big Data
9 19 (3.17%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (1.00%) SQL Navigator
14 4 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
15 3 (0.50%) Ingres
15 3 (0.50%) SQLite
15 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 330 (55.00%) Maven
2 233 (38.83%) Subversion
3 171 (28.50%) Jenkins
4 141 (23.50%) JUnit
5 137 (22.83%) Git (software)
6 121 (20.17%) JIRA
7 112 (18.67%) Eclipse
8 85 (14.17%) Gradle
9 73 (12.17%) ClearCase
9 73 (12.17%) Selenium
10 42 (7.00%) TeamCity
11 41 (6.83%) Cucumber
12 38 (6.33%) Mercurial
13 34 (5.67%) Hudson
13 34 (5.67%) NUnit
14 32 (5.33%) CppUnit
14 32 (5.33%) GoogleTest
15 30 (5.00%) SoapUI
16 28 (4.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 23 (3.83%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 64 (10.67%) Finance
2 41 (6.83%) Banking
3 31 (5.17%) Retail
3 31 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.17%) Marketing
5 15 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.33%) Front Office
7 8 (1.33%) Publishing
8 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.83%) Advertising
9 5 (0.83%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.33%) iGaming
12 1 (0.17%) Danish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 319 (53.17%) Developer
2 200 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 55 (9.17%) Senior Developer
4 44 (7.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 41 (6.83%) Analyst
6 40 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 35 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (4.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 27 (4.50%) Architect
10 16 (2.67%) Consultant
11 15 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
12 14 (2.33%) Release Manager
12 14 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (2.33%) Support Analyst
13 13 (2.17%) Administrator
14 12 (2.00%) Software Developer
14 12 (2.00%) Technical Leader
15 11 (1.83%) AWS Developer
16 10 (1.67%) Deployment Analyst
16 10 (1.67%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (31.50%) J2EE
2 187 (31.17%) Web Services
3 185 (30.83%) HTML
4 174 (29.00%) XML
5 168 (28.00%) Spring
6 143 (23.83%) CSS
7 106 (17.67%) SOAP
8 91 (15.17%) JSP
9 85 (14.17%) JMS
10 82 (13.67%) JSON
11 74 (12.33%) Hibernate
12 73 (12.17%) Struts
13 69 (11.50%) Ajax
13 69 (11.50%) jQuery
14 58 (9.67%) EJB
15 57 (9.50%) Java EE
16 54 (9.00%) HTML5
17 53 (8.83%) REST
18 50 (8.33%) RESTful
19 47 (7.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 95 (15.83%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.50%) Derivative
3 22 (3.67%) Fixed Income
4 21 (3.50%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.50%) Social Media
6 15 (2.50%) iPad
7 13 (2.17%) Clustering
8 11 (1.83%) User Experience
9 9 (1.50%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.17%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.17%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.17%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.00%) Wiki
11 6 (1.00%) Data Extraction
11 6 (1.00%) Web 2.0
11 6 (1.00%) Replication
11 6 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 6 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.83%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 309 (51.50%) Linux
2 183 (30.50%) UNIX
3 139 (23.17%) Windows
4 67 (11.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (6.50%) Solaris
6 20 (3.33%) Android
7 18 (3.00%) AIX
8 6 (1.00%) CentOS
9 5 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.83%) HPUX
9 5 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (50.67%) Agile Software Development
2 206 (34.33%) Continuous Integration
3 147 (24.50%) OO
4 144 (24.00%) TDD
5 119 (19.83%) Scrum
6 112 (18.67%) Configuration Management
7 89 (14.83%) UML
8 83 (13.83%) SOA
9 80 (13.33%) Unit Testing
10 78 (13.00%) Software Engineering
10 78 (13.00%) SDLC
11 76 (12.67%) E-Commerce
11 76 (12.67%) MVC
12 70 (11.67%) DevOps
13 68 (11.33%) ITIL
14 65 (10.83%) Open Source
15 63 (10.50%) User Stories
16 57 (9.50%) Release Management
17 55 (9.17%) OOD
18 54 (9.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 479 (79.83%) Java
2 245 (40.83%) SQL
3 203 (33.83%) JavaScript
4 121 (20.17%) Python
5 72 (12.00%) Perl
6 69 (11.50%) Bash Shell
7 64 (10.67%) PL/SQL
8 62 (10.33%) C++
9 52 (8.67%) Ruby
10 49 (8.17%) Shell Script
11 45 (7.50%) C
12 30 (5.00%) Groovy
13 28 (4.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 26 (4.33%) PowerShell
14 26 (4.33%) PHP
15 22 (3.67%) XPath
16 18 (3.00%) Lua
16 18 (3.00%) C#
17 15 (2.50%) XQuery
18 10 (1.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 140 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.17%) DV Cleared
3 57 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.67%) Degree
5 25 (4.17%) Sun Certification
6 15 (2.50%) OCPJP
7 8 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.50%) MCSE
9 3 (0.50%) MCSA
9 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.33%) HND
10 2 (0.33%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) OCMJD
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.17%) SLA
2 14 (2.33%) QA
3 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.33%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.33%) Docker
2 6 (1.00%) vCloud
3 4 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 68 (11.33%) Puppet
2 26 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.50%) Vagrant
3 21 (3.50%) BladeLogic
4 20 (3.33%) ITRS Geneos
5 14 (2.33%) Ansible
6 12 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
8 7 (1.17%) OpenView
9 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.67%) Rundeck
11 3 (0.50%) OpenAM
11 3 (0.50%) HAProxy
11 3 (0.50%) SCOM
12 2 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
13 1 (0.17%) OpenSSO
13 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.17%) SCCM
13 1 (0.17%) TeamSite
13 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 241 (40.17%) Oracle
2 78 (13.00%) Red Hat
3 62 (10.33%) IBM
4 34 (5.67%) Sun
5 26 (4.33%) ATG
6 25 (4.17%) Splunk
7 24 (4.00%) hybris
8 23 (3.83%) TIBCO
8 23 (3.83%) Talend
9 21 (3.50%) Perforce
10 20 (3.33%) Endeca
10 20 (3.33%) Atlassian
11 17 (2.83%) Informatica
11 17 (2.83%) Microsoft
12 16 (2.67%) HP
13 14 (2.33%) webMethods
14 13 (2.17%) Adobe
15 12 (2.00%) Sybase
16 11 (1.83%) VMware
17 6 (1.00%) Google
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Competitive (market rates)
Posted: Yesterday
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Next Ventures Limited
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day + competitive
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