The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 122 110
Rank change year-on-year +33 -12  
Contract jobs citing Ant 18 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.03% 0.35% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.74% 2.96% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Median daily rate £400 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.59% +32.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £439 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £520 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 267 304 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.21% 11.72% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 170 213
Median daily rate £375 £321 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.82% -14.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.89 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.27% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 7 £400 -19.59% 1
Glasgow - 7 £475 - 3
Fife - 1 £300 -
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Ant.

1 22 (100.00%) Maven
2 21 (95.45%) Jenkins
3 20 (90.91%) Java
4 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (59.09%) Spring
6 12 (54.55%) Scrum
7 10 (45.45%) SOAP
7 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
7 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
8 9 (40.91%) Gradle
8 9 (40.91%) jQuery
8 9 (40.91%) Hudson
8 9 (40.91%) Unix
8 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
8 9 (40.91%) DB2
8 9 (40.91%) SQL
8 9 (40.91%) OO
8 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
8 9 (40.91%) Perforce
9 8 (36.36%) Banking
9 8 (36.36%) Subversion
9 8 (36.36%) JSON
9 8 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
9 8 (36.36%) XML
10 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
10 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
10 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
10 7 (31.82%) Web Development
10 7 (31.82%) Selenium
11 6 (27.27%) Protocol Buffers

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) Tomcat
2 5 (22.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Apache
2 5 (22.73%) CMS
3 2 (9.09%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
1 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) Relational Database
2 9 (40.91%) DB2
3 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
3 5 (22.73%) NoSQL
3 5 (22.73%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (18.18%) MySQL
5 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Maven
2 21 (95.45%) Jenkins
3 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 9 (40.91%) Gradle
4 9 (40.91%) Hudson
5 8 (36.36%) Subversion
6 7 (31.82%) Cucumber
6 7 (31.82%) Selenium
7 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
7 5 (22.73%) JIRA
8 4 (18.18%) JUnit
9 3 (13.64%) Concordion
9 3 (13.64%) JBehave
10 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
10 1 (4.55%) GitLab
10 1 (4.55%) JMeter
10 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
10 1 (4.55%) TestNG
10 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (77.27%) Developer
2 13 (59.09%) Java Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Java Web Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Java Web Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Web Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Web Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Core Java Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps Manager
6 1 (4.55%) HTML Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Mobile Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (59.09%) Spring
2 10 (45.45%) SOAP
3 9 (40.91%) jQuery
4 8 (36.36%) JSON
4 8 (36.36%) XML
5 6 (27.27%) Protocol Buffers
6 5 (22.73%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) CSS3
6 5 (22.73%) Hibernate
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) HTML5
6 5 (22.73%) JSP
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 4 (18.18%) Backbone.js
7 4 (18.18%) Ember.js
7 4 (18.18%) J2EE
7 4 (18.18%) React
8 2 (9.09%) Middleware
9 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (22.73%) Client/Server
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.09%) Derivative
2 2 (9.09%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (4.55%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Unix
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (86.36%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) Scrum
3 9 (40.91%) OO
4 8 (36.36%) OOA/OOD
5 7 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 7 (31.82%) Web Development
6 5 (22.73%) Content Management
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) DevOps
7 4 (18.18%) Domain-Driven Design
7 4 (18.18%) Microservices
7 4 (18.18%) Open Source
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
9 2 (9.09%) High Availability
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL
9 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (90.91%) Java
2 9 (40.91%) JavaScript
2 9 (40.91%) Shell Script
2 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Python
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) MiFID
2 4 (18.18%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (18.18%) EMIR
3 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Perforce
2 5 (22.73%) Adobe
2 5 (22.73%) Alterian
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle