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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 318 354 284
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -70
Contract jobs citing Ant 327 245 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.40% 4.07% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 162 179
Average daily rate
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£450 £410 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £378
% change year-on-year
+8.17% -1.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £26.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +44.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.90 £22.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £39.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £24.70
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +56.88%

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
7436 6024 5944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 11.64% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5098 3876 3531
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 145 240
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £18.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 28 November 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
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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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 +12 297 £450 +5.88% 69
London +2 123 £520 +9.47% 25
South East -4 67 £325 -13.33% 16
East of England +19 45 £425 - 5
Hampshire +5 38 £300 -35.89% 5
City of London +32 28 £575 +27.70% 8
South West -10 25 £463 +68.18% 8
Hertfordshire +8 23 £431 +16.94% 3
Hook -2 22 £300 -35.89%
Oxfordshire -14 16 £495 +23.75% 1
Gloucestershire - 16 £475 - 1
East Midlands - 13 £425 - 1
Scotland -18 10 £375 +13.63% 6
Nottinghamshire - 10 £250 - 1
Nottingham - 10 £250 - 1
Wales -18 9 £345 -11.53% 1
South Wales -10 8 £350 -10.25% 1
Essex - 8 £425 - 1
West Midlands -13 7 £375 +41.50% 2
Suffolk +6 6 £400 -
Cambridge +6 6 £400 - 1
Ipswich +3 6 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £400 - 1
North West +3 5 £375 +7.14% 8
North East -28 5 £331 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 5 £331 -
Tyne and Wear -35 5 £331 -
Bristol - 5 £375 - 3
Surrey -1 4 £425 +17.24% 4
Yorkshire -6 4 £355 -16.47% 4

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 421 (74.12%) Java
2 357 (62.85%) Maven
3 291 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
4 263 (46.30%) Linux
5 262 (46.13%) Subversion
6 243 (42.78%) XML
7 206 (36.27%) Oracle
8 196 (34.51%) UNIX
9 189 (33.27%) HTML
10 185 (32.57%) JavaScript
11 180 (31.69%) Spring
12 170 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
13 168 (29.58%) SQL
14 160 (28.17%) TDD
15 156 (27.46%) Web Services
16 153 (26.94%) J2EE
17 149 (26.23%) Scrum
18 146 (25.70%) Eclipse
19 142 (25.00%) SOAP
20 141 (24.82%) JUnit
21 132 (23.24%) Jenkins
22 121 (21.30%) CSS
23 100 (17.61%) Tomcat
24 97 (17.08%) Apache
25 94 (16.55%) WebLogic
25 94 (16.55%) Perl
25 94 (16.55%) Relational Database
26 93 (16.37%) JSP
26 93 (16.37%) Ajax
27 92 (16.20%) Security Cleared

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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
1 100 (17.61%) Tomcat
2 97 (17.08%) Apache
3 94 (16.55%) WebLogic
4 77 (13.56%) JBoss
5 38 (6.69%) WebSphere
6 30 (5.28%) CMS
7 26 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (2.64%) SharePoint
9 14 (2.46%) Node.js
10 12 (2.11%) Adobe CQ
11 11 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
12 10 (1.76%) GlassFish
13 9 (1.58%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (1.58%) lighttpd
13 9 (1.58%) Documentum
14 8 (1.41%) Confluence
15 5 (0.88%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.70%) AquaLogic
16 4 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.94%) FrameMaker
3 3 (0.53%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.70%) Staffware
2 4 (0.70%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.88%) Google App Engine
5 4 (0.70%) Route 53
5 4 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.70%) CloudFront
5 4 (0.70%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Force.com
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.18%) Heroku
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
7 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.05%) HTTP
2 20 (3.52%) Internet
3 8 (1.41%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.06%) SSL
4 6 (1.06%) LDAP
5 4 (0.70%) DNS
5 4 (0.70%) AMQP
6 3 (0.53%) DHCP
7 2 (0.35%) Firewall
7 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.18%) SSH
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.18%) VPN
8 1 (0.18%) RIP
8 1 (0.18%) WAN
8 1 (0.18%) SMTP
8 1 (0.18%) IPsec
8 1 (0.18%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (16.55%) Relational Database
2 57 (10.04%) MySQL
3 44 (7.75%) RDBMS
4 37 (6.51%) Oracle Database
5 28 (4.93%) SQL Server
6 26 (4.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (3.87%) DB2
9 21 (3.70%) NoSQL
10 17 (2.99%) Ingres
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.70%) Big Data
12 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.53%) SQLPlus
14 2 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
14 2 (0.35%) Redis
15 1 (0.18%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 357 (62.85%) Maven
2 262 (46.13%) Subversion
3 146 (25.70%) Eclipse
4 141 (24.82%) JUnit
5 132 (23.24%) Jenkins
6 91 (16.02%) Git (software)
7 79 (13.91%) Selenium
8 71 (12.50%) ClearCase
9 52 (9.15%) CruiseControl
9 52 (9.15%) JIRA
9 52 (9.15%) IntelliJ
10 39 (6.87%) Hudson
11 34 (5.99%) NUnit
11 34 (5.99%) TeamCity
12 30 (5.28%) JMeter
12 30 (5.28%) CppUnit
12 30 (5.28%) Mockito
12 30 (5.28%) GoogleTest
12 30 (5.28%) Gradle
12 30 (5.28%) Apache Ivy
General
1 91 (16.02%) Finance
2 62 (10.92%) Banking
3 50 (8.80%) Retail
4 39 (6.87%) Marketing
5 37 (6.51%) Investment Banking
6 17 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.29%) Front Office
8 10 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.06%) Advertising
10 6 (1.06%) Legal
11 4 (0.70%) Games
12 3 (0.53%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 355 (62.50%) Developer
2 194 (34.15%) Java Developer
3 47 (8.27%) Senior Developer
4 33 (5.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 31 (5.46%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (4.75%) Software Engineer
7 24 (4.23%) Tester
8 23 (4.05%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 21 (3.70%) Front-End Developer
10 15 (2.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 14 (2.46%) Administrator
11 14 (2.46%) Architect
12 12 (2.11%) Analyst
13 11 (1.94%) Author
13 11 (1.94%) Technical Author
13 11 (1.94%) Web Developer
13 11 (1.94%) Consultant
13 11 (1.94%) Lead Developer
14 10 (1.76%) Oracle Developer
14 10 (1.76%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 243 (42.78%) XML
2 189 (33.27%) HTML
3 180 (31.69%) Spring
4 156 (27.46%) Web Services
5 153 (26.94%) J2EE
6 142 (25.00%) SOAP
7 121 (21.30%) CSS
8 93 (16.37%) JSP
8 93 (16.37%) Ajax
9 79 (13.91%) REST
10 77 (13.56%) Hibernate
11 67 (11.80%) XSLT
11 67 (11.80%) JDBC
12 66 (11.62%) JSON
13 62 (10.92%) XSD
14 59 (10.39%) JMS
15 56 (9.86%) RESTful
15 56 (9.86%) HTML5
16 55 (9.68%) jQuery
17 49 (8.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (8.10%) Open Source
3 35 (6.16%) Social Media
4 34 (5.99%) iPad
5 33 (5.81%) Derivative
6 23 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.82%) User Experience
8 15 (2.64%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.46%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.58%) Taxonomies
12 7 (1.23%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (1.23%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.23%) Web 2.0
12 7 (1.23%) Market Risk
12 7 (1.23%) Management Information System
13 5 (0.88%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.88%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.88%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 263 (46.30%) Linux
2 196 (34.51%) UNIX
3 77 (13.56%) Windows
4 24 (4.23%) Solaris
4 24 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (2.64%) AIX
6 9 (1.58%) Android
7 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.88%) HPUX
9 4 (0.70%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.53%) VMS
11 2 (0.35%) zOS
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.18%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
3 160 (28.17%) TDD
4 149 (26.23%) Scrum
5 90 (15.85%) MVC
6 89 (15.67%) OO
7 87 (15.32%) Content Management
8 83 (14.61%) Configuration Management
9 76 (13.38%) SOA
10 74 (13.03%) BDD
11 67 (11.80%) Unit Testing
12 62 (10.92%) E-Commerce
13 59 (10.39%) Waterfall
14 54 (9.51%) Software Engineering
15 48 (8.45%) DevOps
16 42 (7.39%) UML
17 41 (7.22%) Use Case
18 37 (6.51%) Project Management
19 36 (6.34%) Multithreading
20 35 (6.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 421 (74.12%) Java
2 185 (32.57%) JavaScript
3 168 (29.58%) SQL
4 94 (16.55%) Perl
5 84 (14.79%) Python
6 55 (9.68%) Groovy
7 51 (8.98%) Shell Script
8 41 (7.22%) C
9 37 (6.51%) PL/SQL
10 34 (5.99%) C++
11 32 (5.63%) XPath
11 32 (5.63%) PowerShell
12 31 (5.46%) C#
13 30 (5.28%) Bash Shell
14 24 (4.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 20 (3.52%) XQuery
16 19 (3.35%) PHP
17 18 (3.17%) Ruby
18 13 (2.29%) Scala
19 12 (2.11%) Lua
Qualifications
1 92 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 49 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.58%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.23%) Degree
5 18 (3.17%) Sun Certification
6 16 (2.82%) ISTQB
7 15 (2.64%) ISEB
8 9 (1.58%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.18%) CCNP
10 1 (0.18%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.87%) QA
2 4 (0.70%) SLA
3 3 (0.53%) WCAG
4 1 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 6 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (0.53%) Docker
4 1 (0.18%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (5.63%) Puppet
2 28 (4.93%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (3.52%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (3.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 18 (3.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (1.41%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.23%) Ansible
7 6 (1.06%) Control-M
8 4 (0.70%) TIBCO Hawk
8 4 (0.70%) Nagios
8 4 (0.70%) OpenView
9 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.18%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.18%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.18%) CA LISA
10 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.18%) logstash
10 1 (0.18%) Salt
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
Vendors
1 206 (36.27%) Oracle
2 46 (8.10%) Perforce
3 35 (6.16%) Endeca
3 35 (6.16%) ATG
3 35 (6.16%) IBM
4 20 (3.52%) Sybase
5 18 (3.17%) Red Hat
6 17 (2.99%) Sun
7 15 (2.64%) Google
7 15 (2.64%) Microsoft
8 12 (2.11%) VMware
9 10 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.76%) Adobe
10 9 (1.58%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.23%) SAP
11 7 (1.23%) HP
11 7 (1.23%) Informatica
12 5 (0.88%) Guidewire
12 5 (0.88%) TIBCO
12 5 (0.88%) Interwoven
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London, South East, United Kingdom
Queen Mary Barts Cancer Institute
Rate: £31,735 - £37,275 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £300 to £340 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £440 - £516 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stirling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £450 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £330 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago