The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 388 348 320
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -28
Contract jobs citing Ant 259 283 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.56% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.43% 4.31% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 174 205
Average daily rate £450 £444 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
- +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £46.25 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.77%
Ant
UK

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
7551 6562 6170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.74% 12.98% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5160 4252 4020
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 127 120
Average hourly rate £42.45 £37.04 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.60% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.37 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £47.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.37 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.38% -2.01%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +5 138 £500 +5.26% 21
South East -20 38 £420 +20.00% 9
North West -6 21 £340 -27.46% 7
Yorkshire +10 16 £383 +13.33% 8
East of England -3 15 £400 - 3
South West +2 9 £488 +6.44% 7
West Midlands -1 9 £442 +100.68% 1
East Midlands -2 6 £380 -7.31% 4
North East -35 5 £304 +1.25%
Midlands -6 1 £500 +42.85%
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region 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.

1 342 (67.46%) Java
2 318 (62.72%) Maven
3 283 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
4 221 (43.59%) Jenkins
5 217 (42.80%) Subversion
6 199 (39.25%) Linux
7 177 (34.91%) Continuous Integration
8 173 (34.12%) JavaScript
9 170 (33.53%) SQL
10 168 (33.14%) Git (software)
11 156 (30.77%) Web Services
12 150 (29.59%) Oracle
13 142 (28.01%) Unix
14 139 (27.42%) XML
15 127 (25.05%) Python
16 124 (24.46%) HTML
17 123 (24.26%) Configuration Management
18 118 (23.27%) Spring
19 107 (21.10%) DevOps
20 104 (20.51%) JIRA
21 102 (20.12%) Unit Testing
22 101 (19.92%) CSS
23 100 (19.72%) Scrum
24 97 (19.13%) OO
24 97 (19.13%) Gradle
25 92 (18.15%) Puppet
26 88 (17.36%) J2EE
27 87 (17.16%) Eclipse
28 86 (16.96%) Finance
29 79 (15.58%) SOAP

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region 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 78 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 72 (14.20%) Tomcat
3 68 (13.41%) JBoss
4 54 (10.65%) OpenStack
5 39 (7.69%) Apache
6 36 (7.10%) WebSphere
7 26 (5.13%) Confluence
7 26 (5.13%) Jetty
8 25 (4.93%) IIS
8 25 (4.93%) Node.js
9 24 (4.73%) nginx
10 14 (2.76%) CMS
11 11 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (1.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.78%) ATG Dynamo
13 9 (1.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (1.58%) Apache Spark
14 8 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.99%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (0.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (2.17%) OpenText Process Suite
2 5 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.39%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 53 (10.45%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (6.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (3.75%) Force.com
5 10 (1.97%) GitHub
6 9 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.58%) IaaS
8 6 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.99%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.79%) SaaS
11 3 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.20%) Office 365
13 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.52%) HTTP
2 15 (2.96%) Internet
3 10 (1.97%) TCP/IP
4 8 (1.58%) SSL
5 7 (1.38%) DNS
6 4 (0.79%) FTP
6 4 (0.79%) LDAP
7 3 (0.59%) DHCP
7 3 (0.59%) IPsec
8 2 (0.39%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.39%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.39%) Multicast
8 2 (0.39%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.39%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.39%) SAN
8 2 (0.39%) SSH
8 2 (0.39%) tcpdump
8 2 (0.39%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.88%) NoSQL
1 45 (8.88%) Oracle Database
2 41 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 39 (7.69%) MySQL
4 31 (6.11%) SQL Server
5 24 (4.73%) Apache Hive
5 24 (4.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (4.54%) Big Data
7 22 (4.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 22 (4.34%) RDBMS
8 19 (3.75%) Neo4j
9 18 (3.55%) Impala
10 16 (3.16%) MongoDB
11 15 (2.96%) DB2
12 14 (2.76%) Hadoop
12 14 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.78%) Riak
14 6 (1.18%) HBase
14 6 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 318 (62.72%) Maven
2 221 (43.59%) Jenkins
3 217 (42.80%) Subversion
4 168 (33.14%) Git (software)
5 104 (20.51%) JIRA
6 97 (19.13%) Gradle
7 87 (17.16%) Eclipse
8 69 (13.61%) JUnit
9 68 (13.41%) ClearCase
10 67 (13.21%) Hudson
11 52 (10.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 51 (10.06%) Selenium
13 45 (8.88%) TeamCity
14 42 (8.28%) NUnit
15 38 (7.50%) CppUnit
15 38 (7.50%) GoogleTest
16 27 (5.33%) Toad
17 26 (5.13%) Artifactory
18 25 (4.93%) SoapUI
19 24 (4.73%) ClearQuest
General
1 86 (16.96%) Finance
2 41 (8.09%) Banking
3 13 (2.56%) Publishing
4 12 (2.37%) Retail
5 9 (1.78%) Front Office
5 9 (1.78%) Marketing
5 9 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.58%) Games
6 8 (1.58%) Legal
7 7 (1.38%) Electronics
8 6 (1.18%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Law
Job Titles
1 314 (61.93%) Developer
2 168 (33.14%) Java Developer
3 79 (15.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (6.71%) Senior Developer
5 32 (6.31%) Senior Java Developer
6 30 (5.92%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 26 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 26 (5.13%) Software Engineer
8 23 (4.54%) Analyst
8 23 (4.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 22 (4.34%) C Developer
10 20 (3.94%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (3.55%) Java Engineer
12 17 (3.35%) Agile Developer
12 17 (3.35%) SQL Developer
13 16 (3.16%) Android Developer
14 15 (2.96%) Architect
15 14 (2.76%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 14 (2.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (30.77%) Web Services
2 139 (27.42%) XML
3 124 (24.46%) HTML
4 118 (23.27%) Spring
5 101 (19.92%) CSS
6 88 (17.36%) J2EE
7 79 (15.58%) SOAP
8 67 (13.21%) Hibernate
8 67 (13.21%) REST
9 61 (12.03%) JSON
10 60 (11.83%) JSP
11 52 (10.26%) HTML5
12 51 (10.06%) Ajax
13 45 (8.88%) CSS3
13 45 (8.88%) jQuery
13 45 (8.88%) JSF
14 43 (8.48%) JMS
15 41 (8.09%) Java EE
16 40 (7.89%) RESTful
17 34 (6.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (7.30%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (6.51%) Derivative
4 32 (6.31%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.16%) User Experience
6 14 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 11 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
8 10 (1.97%) Data Extraction
9 8 (1.58%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.38%) iPad
10 7 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.18%) Reference Data
11 6 (1.18%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.99%) Social Media
12 5 (0.99%) W3C
13 4 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.79%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.79%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 199 (39.25%) Linux
2 142 (28.01%) Unix
3 42 (8.28%) Windows
4 26 (5.13%) Android
5 24 (4.73%) VMS
6 23 (4.54%) Solaris
7 16 (3.16%) CentOS
8 15 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 13 (2.56%) AIX
10 8 (1.58%) Fedora
10 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.58%) Windows Server
11 6 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.39%) Debian
13 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (55.82%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (34.91%) Continuous Integration
3 123 (24.26%) Configuration Management
4 107 (21.10%) DevOps
5 102 (20.12%) Unit Testing
6 100 (19.72%) Scrum
7 97 (19.13%) OO
8 77 (15.19%) TDD
9 69 (13.61%) E-Commerce
10 67 (13.21%) UML
11 66 (13.02%) Software Engineering
12 63 (12.43%) SDLC
13 61 (12.03%) Use Case
14 49 (9.66%) OOD
14 49 (9.66%) SOA
15 48 (9.47%) Multithreading
16 46 (9.07%) Integration Testing
17 42 (8.28%) MVC
18 41 (8.09%) Waterfall
19 40 (7.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (67.46%) Java
2 173 (34.12%) JavaScript
3 170 (33.53%) SQL
4 127 (25.05%) Python
5 67 (13.21%) C++
6 65 (12.82%) PL/SQL
7 55 (10.85%) Ruby
8 54 (10.65%) Perl
9 52 (10.26%) C
10 37 (7.30%) Shell Script
11 34 (6.71%) C#
12 32 (6.31%) Apex Code
13 31 (6.11%) Bash Shell
14 29 (5.72%) Groovy
15 28 (5.52%) PowerShell
16 22 (4.34%) PHP
17 19 (3.75%) Jython
18 17 (3.35%) Scala
19 13 (2.56%) Objective-C
20 12 (2.37%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 63 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.13%) Degree
4 12 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (2.37%) ISEB
5 10 (1.97%) ISTQB
6 9 (1.78%) MCSE
6 9 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.78%) Sun Certification
7 8 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.39%) RHCE
9 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.20%) CCNP
9 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.14%) QA
2 7 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.59%) WCAG
5 2 (0.39%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.39%) WAI
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (7.89%) Docker
2 27 (5.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.37%) vSphere
4 10 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.38%) KVM
6 4 (0.79%) vCloud
7 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.39%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Samba
9 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 92 (18.15%) Puppet
2 75 (14.79%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (13.21%) Ansible
4 24 (4.73%) SCCM
4 24 (4.73%) SCOM
5 8 (1.58%) Packer
6 7 (1.38%) Nagios
7 5 (0.99%) logstash
8 4 (0.79%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.59%) yum
10 2 (0.39%) SELinux
11 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.20%) Pingdom
11 1 (0.20%) Riemann
11 1 (0.20%) Rundeck
11 1 (0.20%) Scalr
11 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
11 1 (0.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 150 (29.59%) Oracle
2 52 (10.26%) IBM
3 37 (7.30%) Splunk
4 34 (6.71%) Microsoft
5 32 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (5.33%) Atlassian
7 24 (4.73%) ATG
8 22 (4.34%) Red Hat
9 21 (4.14%) Dell
9 21 (4.14%) Perforce
10 18 (3.55%) TIBCO
11 15 (2.96%) VMware
12 11 (2.17%) Sybase
13 10 (1.97%) CA
13 10 (1.97%) webMethods
14 9 (1.78%) NetApp
14 9 (1.78%) Rally
15 6 (1.18%) Google
16 5 (0.99%) Endeca
16 5 (0.99%) HP
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Jenkins Jacob
Rate: £350 per day Immediate Start!
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £620 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
NIIT Technologies
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: ££ competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Coventry
Talent Point
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago