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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 394 392 347
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -45
Contract jobs citing Ant 253 232 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.34% 3.32% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 158 129
Average daily rate
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£463 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £586
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -7.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.73 £31.05 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%

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
7586 6995 5859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.30% 12.79% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5005 4482 3666
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 153 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £30.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 30 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
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 30 July 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 30 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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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 -9 226 £475 +18.75% 78
London +15 111 £525 +8.80% 32
South East -16 38 £393 +30.83% 11
City of London +8 36 £550 +29.41% 10
Scotland +24 30 £390 -13.33% 4
East of England -3 25 £309 -22.81% 1
Edinburgh +7 15 £390 +0.64% 1
South West +4 15 £463 +2.77% 15
Essex +1 14 £293 -16.42%
Hampshire -2 12 £325 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 12 £263 -
North East - 12 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £263 -
North West -11 11 £450 +7.78% 9
Gloucestershire -1 10 £463 +2.77% 2
Basildon 0 9 £346 -
Cheshire -2 9 £400 +19.40% 1
Surrey +1 8 £500 +83.48% 2
Yorkshire -27 7 £350 +9.37% 4
Highlands - 7 - -
Cheltenham -5 6 £470 +4.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £300 -25.00%
Cambridge -15 6 £300 -25.00%
West Yorkshire -24 6 £345 +7.81% 1
Staines - 6 - -
Watford 0 5 £475 -
Berkshire -1 5 £650 +104.72% 3
Hertfordshire -14 5 £475 +75.92%
Croydon -15 5 £444 +47.91% 1
Leeds - 5 £345 -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 451 (78.98%) Java
2 320 (56.04%) Maven
3 301 (52.71%) Linux
4 283 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
5 251 (43.96%) SQL
6 223 (39.05%) Oracle
7 213 (37.30%) Subversion
8 200 (35.03%) Web Services
9 199 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
10 195 (34.15%) J2EE
11 184 (32.22%) JavaScript
12 181 (31.70%) UNIX
13 178 (31.17%) Jenkins
14 166 (29.07%) HTML
15 165 (28.90%) XML
16 152 (26.62%) Spring
17 149 (26.09%) TDD
18 133 (23.29%) WebLogic
19 132 (23.12%) OO
20 131 (22.94%) Windows
21 128 (22.42%) Git (software)
22 126 (22.07%) Security Cleared
23 124 (21.72%) Python
23 124 (21.72%) CSS
24 118 (20.67%) JUnit
25 114 (19.96%) Scrum
26 112 (19.61%) SOAP
27 111 (19.44%) Eclipse
28 108 (18.91%) JIRA
29 104 (18.21%) Configuration Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 133 (23.29%) WebLogic
2 99 (17.34%) Tomcat
3 95 (16.64%) JBoss
4 91 (15.94%) WebSphere
5 63 (11.03%) Apache
6 38 (6.65%) IIS
7 29 (5.08%) Confluence
8 27 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (4.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (2.98%) MQSeries
11 16 (2.80%) GlassFish
12 13 (2.28%) IBM HTTP Server
13 11 (1.93%) AquaLogic
14 10 (1.75%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.23%) Mule ESB
15 7 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (1.23%) Node.js
15 7 (1.23%) Mule
16 6 (1.05%) nginx
16 6 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.88%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.23%) Tridion
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Cordys
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
3 10 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 8 (1.40%) Google Analytics
4 8 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.88%) SaaS
6 5 (0.88%) PaaS
7 4 (0.70%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Force.com
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 40 (7.01%) Internet
2 33 (5.78%) LDAP
3 31 (5.43%) Firewall
4 20 (3.50%) HTTP
5 12 (2.10%) AMQP
6 10 (1.75%) VPN
7 7 (1.23%) DNS
7 7 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.23%) DHCP
8 6 (1.05%) DMZ
9 5 (0.88%) SSH
10 4 (0.70%) SSL
11 2 (0.35%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
12 1 (0.18%) IPsec
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.18%) RIP
12 1 (0.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.54%) Oracle Database
2 82 (14.36%) Relational Database
3 44 (7.71%) SQL Server
4 43 (7.53%) MySQL
5 30 (5.25%) DB2
6 24 (4.20%) RDBMS
7 17 (2.98%) Big Data
8 16 (2.80%) MongoDB
9 15 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 14 (2.45%) NoSQL
11 13 (2.28%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.53%) SQL Navigator
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.53%) SQLite
14 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.35%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 320 (56.04%) Maven
2 213 (37.30%) Subversion
3 178 (31.17%) Jenkins
4 128 (22.42%) Git (software)
5 118 (20.67%) JUnit
6 111 (19.44%) Eclipse
7 108 (18.91%) JIRA
8 85 (14.89%) Gradle
9 64 (11.21%) ClearCase
10 55 (9.63%) Selenium
11 40 (7.01%) Hudson
12 38 (6.65%) TeamCity
13 36 (6.30%) Mercurial
14 35 (6.13%) Cucumber
15 32 (5.60%) SoapUI
16 28 (4.90%) NUnit
17 27 (4.73%) CppUnit
17 27 (4.73%) GoogleTest
18 23 (4.03%) MSBuild
19 21 (3.68%) Apache Ivy
General
1 64 (11.21%) Finance
2 41 (7.18%) Banking
3 32 (5.60%) Retail
4 23 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.68%) Marketing
6 16 (2.80%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.58%) Front Office
7 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.05%) Advertising
9 5 (0.88%) Legal
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
11 1 (0.18%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Danish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 294 (51.49%) Developer
2 184 (32.22%) Java Developer
3 53 (9.28%) Senior Developer
4 43 (7.53%) Senior Java Developer
5 41 (7.18%) Analyst
6 33 (5.78%) Architect
7 31 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (4.73%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.73%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 20 (3.50%) Release Manager
10 15 (2.63%) Consultant
10 15 (2.63%) Support Analyst
11 14 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (2.10%) Technical Leader
13 11 (1.93%) Software Developer
13 11 (1.93%) Hybris Developer
14 10 (1.75%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (1.75%) AWS Developer
14 10 (1.75%) Automation Engineer
14 10 (1.75%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (35.03%) Web Services
2 195 (34.15%) J2EE
3 166 (29.07%) HTML
4 165 (28.90%) XML
5 152 (26.62%) Spring
6 124 (21.72%) CSS
7 112 (19.61%) SOAP
8 94 (16.46%) JSP
9 87 (15.24%) JMS
10 70 (12.26%) Hibernate
10 70 (12.26%) Ajax
11 66 (11.56%) Struts
12 60 (10.51%) JSON
13 59 (10.33%) REST
14 58 (10.16%) Java EE
15 54 (9.46%) jQuery
16 51 (8.93%) EJB
17 49 (8.58%) XHTML
18 48 (8.41%) Middleware
19 45 (7.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 84 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.20%) Derivative
3 23 (4.03%) Fixed Income
4 21 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 19 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.63%) Web 2.0
6 15 (2.63%) Social Media
6 15 (2.63%) iPad
6 15 (2.63%) Clustering
7 10 (1.75%) User Experience
8 8 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.23%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.23%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.05%) Wiki
10 6 (1.05%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.05%) Replication
11 5 (0.88%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 301 (52.71%) Linux
2 181 (31.70%) UNIX
3 131 (22.94%) Windows
4 56 (9.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (8.58%) Solaris
6 17 (2.98%) AIX
7 11 (1.93%) Android
8 8 (1.40%) CentOS
9 7 (1.23%) HPUX
9 7 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (49.56%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (34.85%) Continuous Integration
3 149 (26.09%) TDD
4 132 (23.12%) OO
5 114 (19.96%) Scrum
6 104 (18.21%) Configuration Management
7 82 (14.36%) SOA
8 76 (13.31%) E-Commerce
9 75 (13.13%) UML
10 73 (12.78%) SDLC
11 72 (12.61%) DevOps
12 64 (11.21%) ITIL
13 62 (10.86%) MVC
14 61 (10.68%) Software Engineering
15 58 (10.16%) Content Management
16 57 (9.98%) Release Management
16 57 (9.98%) Open Source
17 56 (9.81%) Unit Testing
18 50 (8.76%) User Stories
19 45 (7.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 451 (78.98%) Java
2 251 (43.96%) SQL
3 184 (32.22%) JavaScript
4 124 (21.72%) Python
5 74 (12.96%) Perl
6 71 (12.43%) PL/SQL
7 69 (12.08%) Bash Shell
8 57 (9.98%) C++
9 51 (8.93%) Shell Script
10 47 (8.23%) Ruby
11 42 (7.36%) C
12 31 (5.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 29 (5.08%) Groovy
13 29 (5.08%) PHP
14 22 (3.85%) XPath
15 21 (3.68%) PowerShell
16 17 (2.98%) Lua
17 14 (2.45%) C#
18 10 (1.75%) Scala
18 10 (1.75%) Jython
Qualifications
1 126 (22.07%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.51%) DV Cleared
3 46 (8.06%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.73%) Degree
5 25 (4.38%) Sun Certification
6 13 (2.28%) OCPJP
7 7 (1.23%) ISEB
8 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.88%) MCSE
8 5 (0.88%) MCSA
8 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.70%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.35%) OCMJD
10 2 (0.35%) HND
10 2 (0.35%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.50%) SLA
2 18 (3.15%) QA
System Software
1 10 (1.75%) Active Directory
1 10 (1.75%) Docker
2 8 (1.40%) vCloud
3 5 (0.88%) VirtualBox
4 4 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 65 (11.38%) Puppet
2 29 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.68%) BladeLogic
4 20 (3.50%) ITRS Geneos
4 20 (3.50%) Ansible
5 16 (2.80%) Vagrant
6 13 (2.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.75%) Oracle Identity Management
8 8 (1.40%) OpenView
9 7 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.88%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.88%) SCOM
11 3 (0.53%) OpenAM
12 2 (0.35%) SCCM
13 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.18%) Nagios
13 1 (0.18%) CA Single Sign-On
13 1 (0.18%) OpenSSO
13 1 (0.18%) logstash
13 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 223 (39.05%) Oracle
2 73 (12.78%) Red Hat
3 70 (12.26%) IBM
4 36 (6.30%) Sun
5 29 (5.08%) hybris
6 28 (4.90%) ATG
6 28 (4.90%) Splunk
7 21 (3.68%) TIBCO
8 20 (3.50%) Perforce
8 20 (3.50%) Endeca
9 19 (3.33%) Informatica
10 17 (2.98%) HP
11 16 (2.80%) webMethods
11 16 (2.80%) Atlassian
12 15 (2.63%) Google
12 15 (2.63%) Microsoft
13 14 (2.45%) Talend
14 13 (2.28%) VMware
15 10 (1.75%) Sybase
16 9 (1.58%) Adobe
London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Richmond, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salary/package
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Networking People
Rate: neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago