The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
UK / England
Rank 383 350 331
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -19
Contract jobs citing Ant 188 246 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.54% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.75% 3.54% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 154 196
Median daily rate £475 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £505 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6843 6954 6177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.47% 15.18% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4572 4683 4271
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 181 108
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.23 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +12.97%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the England region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in England

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Ant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the England region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
London +38 86 £500 - 21
South East -69 37 £450 +16.88% 8
South West +25 24 £350 -12.50% 5
East of England +4 14 £501 +11.38% 4
East Midlands -8 8 £420 -1.17% 1
West Midlands -1 6 £600 -
North West +5 5 £450 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +11 2 £444 +4.41% 2
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 England region with a requirement for Ant.

1 377 (72.08%) Java
2 373 (71.32%) Maven
3 354 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
4 280 (53.54%) Jenkins
5 246 (47.04%) Git (software)
6 210 (40.15%) Linux
7 202 (38.62%) Oracle
8 199 (38.05%) Scrum
9 194 (37.09%) Continuous Integration
10 185 (35.37%) JUnit
11 179 (34.23%) DevOps
12 177 (33.84%) JIRA
13 161 (30.78%) Ansible
14 150 (28.68%) JavaScript
15 148 (28.30%) XML
16 147 (28.11%) Puppet
17 142 (27.15%) Spring
18 133 (25.43%) Configuration Management
19 128 (24.47%) Web Services
20 127 (24.28%) HTML
20 127 (24.28%) Continuous Delivery
21 125 (23.90%) Gradle
21 125 (23.90%) SQL
21 125 (23.90%) Apache
21 125 (23.90%) Subversion
22 122 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
22 122 (23.33%) Security Cleared
23 118 (22.56%) Shell Script
24 117 (22.37%) Confluence
25 115 (21.99%) CSS

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 125 (23.90%) Apache
2 117 (22.37%) Confluence
3 92 (17.59%) Elasticsearch
4 75 (14.34%) JBoss
5 66 (12.62%) WebSphere
6 65 (12.43%) Tomcat
7 37 (7.07%) WebLogic
8 35 (6.69%) nginx
9 18 (3.44%) IIS
10 15 (2.87%) CMS
10 15 (2.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (2.68%) Documentum
11 14 (2.68%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 9 (1.72%) ATG Dynamo
14 8 (1.53%) Drupal
14 8 (1.53%) GlassFish
15 6 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 6 (1.15%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.96%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 77 (14.72%) HipChat
2 15 (2.87%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS Office
4 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Magento
1 8 (1.53%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 122 (23.33%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.78%) GitHub
3 16 (3.06%) IaaS
4 11 (2.10%) Google Analytics
5 9 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.72%) PaaS
6 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.96%) Force.com
8 4 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) Boomi
11 1 (0.19%) SaaS
11 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 86 (16.44%) DNS
2 83 (15.87%) SSH
3 82 (15.68%) OpenLDAP
3 82 (15.68%) OpenVPN
4 27 (5.16%) HTTP
5 23 (4.40%) Reverse Proxy
6 19 (3.63%) VPN
7 18 (3.44%) IPsec
8 14 (2.68%) Firewall
9 13 (2.49%) Internet
9 13 (2.49%) SSL
9 13 (2.49%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.34%) FTP
11 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.38%) DHCP
12 2 (0.38%) LDAP
13 1 (0.19%) Intranet
13 1 (0.19%) LAN
13 1 (0.19%) MPLS
13 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.65%) Hadoop
2 87 (16.63%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (10.71%) Relational Database
4 50 (9.56%) DB2
5 48 (9.18%) Oracle Database
6 41 (7.84%) NoSQL
7 40 (7.65%) MongoDB
8 33 (6.31%) MySQL
9 31 (5.93%) SQL Server
10 25 (4.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (4.59%) Big Data
12 10 (1.91%) DB2 UDB
12 10 (1.91%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.57%) HBase
13 3 (0.57%) Jackrabbit
13 3 (0.57%) Riak
13 3 (0.57%) SQL Navigator
14 2 (0.38%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 373 (71.32%) Maven
2 280 (53.54%) Jenkins
3 246 (47.04%) Git (software)
4 185 (35.37%) JUnit
5 177 (33.84%) JIRA
6 125 (23.90%) Gradle
6 125 (23.90%) Subversion
7 109 (20.84%) Sonatype Nexus
8 106 (20.27%) SonarQube
9 104 (19.89%) Selenium
10 102 (19.50%) Eclipse
11 81 (15.49%) Liquibase
12 78 (14.91%) Bitbucket
13 77 (14.72%) JIRA Agile
14 59 (11.28%) Cucumber
15 53 (10.13%) Hudson
16 52 (9.94%) SoapUI
17 43 (8.22%) WebDriver
18 40 (7.65%) TeamCity
19 35 (6.69%) Mockito
General
1 67 (12.81%) Banking
2 61 (11.66%) Finance
3 21 (4.02%) Retail
4 15 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.34%) Games
6 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.57%) Marketing
8 2 (0.38%) Electronics
8 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Billing
9 1 (0.19%) Front Office
9 1 (0.19%) Legal
9 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 250 (47.80%) Developer
2 187 (35.76%) Java Developer
3 103 (19.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (8.41%) Senior DevOps
4 44 (8.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 38 (7.27%) Senior Developer
6 34 (6.50%) Architect
7 33 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
8 26 (4.97%) Consultant
8 26 (4.97%) Software Engineer
9 23 (4.40%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 21 (4.02%) Java Engineer
11 16 (3.06%) Test Engineer
12 15 (2.87%) Scala Developer
13 14 (2.68%) Analyst
13 14 (2.68%) Lead DevOps
14 12 (2.29%) Agile Developer
14 12 (2.29%) Agile Java Developer
14 12 (2.29%) Developer in Test
15 11 (2.10%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (28.30%) XML
2 142 (27.15%) Spring
3 128 (24.47%) Web Services
4 127 (24.28%) HTML
5 115 (21.99%) CSS
6 112 (21.41%) J2EE
7 90 (17.21%) JSON
8 86 (16.44%) SOAP
9 83 (15.87%) JSP
10 82 (15.68%) MCollective
11 81 (15.49%) ELK Stack
12 79 (15.11%) Software Packaging
13 72 (13.77%) Java EE
14 71 (13.58%) JMS
15 69 (13.19%) jQuery
16 68 (13.00%) Hibernate
17 66 (12.62%) REST
18 52 (9.94%) XSLT
19 49 (9.37%) Ajax
20 48 (9.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.54%) Data Structures
2 24 (4.59%) Algorithms
2 24 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.25%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.91%) Virtual Team
5 10 (1.91%) Visualisation
6 9 (1.72%) Taxonomies
7 8 (1.53%) Derivative
7 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.34%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.34%) User Experience
9 6 (1.15%) CMDB
10 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.76%) Fintech
10 4 (0.76%) iPad
10 4 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.76%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.76%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 210 (40.15%) Linux
2 82 (15.68%) Unix
3 75 (14.34%) CentOS
4 51 (9.75%) Windows
5 50 (9.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (5.93%) AIX
7 13 (2.49%) RancherOS
7 13 (2.49%) Solaris
7 13 (2.49%) VyOS
8 11 (2.10%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.34%) Fedora
9 7 (1.34%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.57%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.57%) Debian
10 3 (0.57%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (67.69%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (38.05%) Scrum
3 194 (37.09%) Continuous Integration
4 179 (34.23%) DevOps
5 133 (25.43%) Configuration Management
6 127 (24.28%) Continuous Delivery
7 114 (21.80%) OO
8 112 (21.41%) TDD
9 88 (16.83%) Service Management
10 79 (15.11%) Identity Management
11 76 (14.53%) BDD
12 71 (13.58%) E-Commerce
13 64 (12.24%) Workflow
14 58 (11.09%) Open Source
14 58 (11.09%) Software Engineering
14 58 (11.09%) UML
15 57 (10.90%) Stakeholder Management
16 56 (10.71%) MVC
16 56 (10.71%) Unit Testing
17 55 (10.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 377 (72.08%) Java
2 150 (28.68%) JavaScript
3 125 (23.90%) SQL
4 118 (22.56%) Shell Script
5 114 (21.80%) Python
6 110 (21.03%) Ruby
7 70 (13.38%) Perl
8 55 (10.52%) Groovy
9 43 (8.22%) C#
10 35 (6.69%) Bash Shell
11 25 (4.78%) PL/SQL
12 22 (4.21%) Clojure
13 21 (4.02%) Go
13 21 (4.02%) PHP
13 21 (4.02%) PowerShell
14 19 (3.63%) C++
15 18 (3.44%) Scala
16 17 (3.25%) C
16 17 (3.25%) Rust
17 16 (3.06%) XPath
Qualifications
1 122 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 82 (15.68%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.99%) DV Cleared
4 30 (5.74%) CTC Cleared
5 20 (3.82%) Degree
6 17 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (3.06%) ISEB
7 16 (3.06%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.46%) QA
2 14 (2.68%) SDET
3 11 (2.10%) Dodd-Frank
3 11 (2.10%) EMIR
3 11 (2.10%) MiFID
4 3 (0.57%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (21.22%) Docker
2 81 (15.49%) Postfix
2 81 (15.49%) Squid
3 80 (15.30%) vCloud
4 3 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 161 (30.78%) Ansible
2 147 (28.11%) Puppet
3 92 (17.59%) Kibana
4 86 (16.44%) Kubernetes
5 85 (16.25%) logstash
5 85 (16.25%) Terraform
5 85 (16.25%) ZABBIX
6 82 (15.68%) Rancher
7 74 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (5.93%) Packer
9 23 (4.40%) Consul
10 13 (2.49%) HAProxy
10 13 (2.49%) Nagios
11 11 (2.10%) Grafana
11 11 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.96%) Capistrano
12 5 (0.96%) OPNET
13 3 (0.57%) Control-M
13 3 (0.57%) Mesos
13 3 (0.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 202 (38.62%) Oracle
2 84 (16.06%) VMware
3 83 (15.87%) Atlassian
3 83 (15.87%) Sonatype
4 51 (9.75%) IBM
5 33 (6.31%) Red Hat
6 28 (5.35%) AppDynamics
7 26 (4.97%) Google
8 25 (4.78%) hybris
9 21 (4.02%) ATG
10 20 (3.82%) Splunk
11 19 (3.63%) Perforce
12 13 (2.49%) Vyatta
13 11 (2.10%) HP
14 10 (1.91%) Microsoft
14 10 (1.91%) Sitecore
15 8 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
16 6 (1.15%) Cloudera
17 5 (0.96%) Elastic Path
17 5 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
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