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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 373 413 395
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -18
Contract jobs citing Ant 282 220 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.44% 3.14% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 130 134
Median daily rate £450 £479 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.05% +19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £324 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +10.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-29.48% -3.70%
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
8190 7006 6375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.41% 13.55% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5664 4688 4167
Median daily rate £430 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 106 132
Median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +0.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.07 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +51 156 £475 -9.52% 20
South East +19 48 £330 -15.92% 11
East of England +23 22 £475 +46.15% 1
West Midlands -18 17 £450 - 3
East Midlands - 14 £430 - 3
North West +3 10 £420 -6.66% 5
South West -4 8 £400 -13.51% 5
Yorkshire -3 5 £325 -7.14% 2
North East -44 2 £410 +56.19% 1
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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.

1 396 (73.20%) Maven
2 352 (65.06%) Java
3 328 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
4 284 (52.50%) Jenkins
5 261 (48.24%) Continuous Integration
6 248 (45.84%) Linux
7 230 (42.51%) Git (software)
8 192 (35.49%) Subversion
9 179 (33.09%) JIRA
10 177 (32.72%) Oracle
11 166 (30.68%) JUnit
11 166 (30.68%) DevOps
12 161 (29.76%) Configuration Management
13 156 (28.84%) SQL
14 144 (26.62%) Scrum
14 144 (26.62%) Puppet
15 143 (26.43%) Spring
16 139 (25.69%) JavaScript
17 137 (25.32%) Web Services
18 125 (23.11%) Ansible
19 124 (22.92%) HTML
19 124 (22.92%) Security Cleared
20 117 (21.63%) Ruby
21 115 (21.26%) XML
22 112 (20.70%) OO
23 111 (20.52%) Continuous Delivery
24 110 (20.33%) Unix
25 107 (19.78%) Gradle
26 104 (19.22%) Python
27 99 (18.30%) TDD

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 95 (17.56%) Tomcat
2 91 (16.82%) Apache
3 83 (15.34%) Confluence
4 59 (10.91%) WebLogic
5 58 (10.72%) JBoss
6 52 (9.61%) Elasticsearch
7 50 (9.24%) OpenStack
8 36 (6.65%) Jetty
9 35 (6.47%) IIS
9 35 (6.47%) WebSphere
10 31 (5.73%) nginx
11 14 (2.59%) CMS
12 12 (2.22%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
13 10 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (1.66%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.92%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
16 4 (0.74%) Documentum
16 4 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 44 (8.13%) HipChat
2 1 (0.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.55%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 95 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.14%) IaaS
4 14 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (1.48%) Bluemix
6 6 (1.11%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.11%) PaaS
7 5 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.92%) GitHub
8 4 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) Force.com
10 1 (0.18%) Heroku
10 1 (0.18%) Office 365
10 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.98%) DNS
2 48 (8.87%) SSH
3 44 (8.13%) OpenLDAP
3 44 (8.13%) OpenVPN
4 28 (5.18%) HTTP
5 7 (1.29%) Internet
5 7 (1.29%) SSL
5 7 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.11%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.11%) LDAP
7 5 (0.92%) DHCP
7 5 (0.92%) Firewall
8 3 (0.55%) FTP
8 3 (0.55%) IPsec
8 3 (0.55%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.55%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.37%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.37%) Multicast
9 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.37%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.65%) MySQL
2 61 (11.28%) Hadoop
3 49 (9.06%) PostgreSQL
3 49 (9.06%) Relational Database
4 41 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 38 (7.02%) Oracle Database
6 33 (6.10%) RDBMS
7 30 (5.55%) Apache Hive
8 29 (5.36%) SQL Server
9 23 (4.25%) Big Data
10 22 (4.07%) DB2
11 20 (3.70%) Impala
11 20 (3.70%) Neo4j
12 18 (3.33%) MongoDB
13 15 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
15 13 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (2.40%) Oracle OWB
16 12 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (1.85%) HBase
Development Applications
1 396 (73.20%) Maven
2 284 (52.50%) Jenkins
3 230 (42.51%) Git (software)
4 192 (35.49%) Subversion
5 179 (33.09%) JIRA
6 166 (30.68%) JUnit
7 107 (19.78%) Gradle
8 92 (17.01%) Selenium
9 83 (15.34%) Eclipse
10 78 (14.42%) SonarQube
11 64 (11.83%) Sonatype Nexus
12 61 (11.28%) Hudson
13 59 (10.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 58 (10.72%) ClearCase
15 56 (10.35%) TeamCity
16 47 (8.69%) Cucumber
17 46 (8.50%) JIRA Agile
17 46 (8.50%) Liquibase
18 43 (7.95%) SoapUI
19 40 (7.39%) Bitbucket
General
1 93 (17.19%) Finance
2 66 (12.20%) Banking
3 11 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.85%) Front Office
4 10 (1.85%) Retail
5 9 (1.66%) Marketing
6 8 (1.48%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.11%) Games
8 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 274 (50.65%) Developer
2 169 (31.24%) Java Developer
3 118 (21.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 49 (9.06%) Senior DevOps
4 49 (9.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 41 (7.58%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.47%) Senior Java Developer
7 31 (5.73%) Analyst
8 27 (4.99%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (4.62%) Lead DevOps
10 24 (4.44%) Agile Developer
11 22 (4.07%) C Developer
11 22 (4.07%) Java Engineer
11 22 (4.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 22 (4.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (3.88%) J2EE Developer
13 20 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 19 (3.51%) Consultant
15 18 (3.33%) Architect
15 18 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (26.43%) Spring
2 137 (25.32%) Web Services
3 124 (22.92%) HTML
4 115 (21.26%) XML
5 93 (17.19%) CSS
6 90 (16.64%) J2EE
7 88 (16.27%) JSP
8 74 (13.68%) REST
9 73 (13.49%) Hibernate
10 69 (12.75%) JSON
11 62 (11.46%) SOAP
12 56 (10.35%) Struts
13 55 (10.17%) HTML5
14 51 (9.43%) JDBC
15 50 (9.24%) Ajax
16 45 (8.32%) MCollective
17 44 (8.13%) AngularJS
17 44 (8.13%) ELK Stack
18 41 (7.58%) CSS3
19 40 (7.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.73%) Computer Science
2 26 (4.81%) Derivative
3 24 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (4.07%) User Experience
5 16 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.85%) Data Extraction
6 10 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.85%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.85%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.66%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (1.66%) Smartphone
8 8 (1.48%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.92%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.74%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.37%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 248 (45.84%) Linux
2 110 (20.33%) Unix
3 66 (12.20%) Windows
4 55 (10.17%) CentOS
5 20 (3.70%) Solaris
6 18 (3.33%) Android
7 17 (3.14%) Apple iOS
8 15 (2.77%) AIX
9 14 (2.59%) VMS
10 13 (2.40%) Fedora
11 12 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (2.03%) Windows Server
13 6 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.55%) Debian
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (60.63%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (48.24%) Continuous Integration
3 166 (30.68%) DevOps
4 161 (29.76%) Configuration Management
5 144 (26.62%) Scrum
6 112 (20.70%) OO
7 111 (20.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 99 (18.30%) TDD
9 77 (14.23%) Unit Testing
10 70 (12.94%) Service Management
11 64 (11.83%) BDD
12 63 (11.65%) E-Commerce
13 60 (11.09%) UML
14 56 (10.35%) Software Engineering
15 55 (10.17%) OOP
16 51 (9.43%) Integration Testing
17 44 (8.13%) Release Management
17 44 (8.13%) Test Automation
18 43 (7.95%) Use Case
19 41 (7.58%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 352 (65.06%) Java
2 156 (28.84%) SQL
3 139 (25.69%) JavaScript
4 117 (21.63%) Ruby
5 104 (19.22%) Python
6 59 (10.91%) Perl
6 59 (10.91%) Shell Script
7 43 (7.95%) C
8 41 (7.58%) C++
9 40 (7.39%) PL/SQL
10 36 (6.65%) Groovy
11 33 (6.10%) PHP
12 32 (5.91%) C#
13 28 (5.18%) Bash Shell
14 19 (3.51%) PowerShell
14 19 (3.51%) Scala
15 15 (2.77%) Objective-C
16 13 (2.40%) VB
17 10 (1.85%) SPARQL
18 9 (1.66%) Jython
Qualifications
1 124 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 93 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.55%) Degree
4 24 (4.44%) CTC Cleared
5 17 (3.14%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.96%) ISEB
7 14 (2.59%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.22%) OCPJP
8 12 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
8 12 (2.22%) Sun Certification
9 9 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.74%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.74%) MCSE
12 3 (0.55%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.37%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.37%) RHCE
14 1 (0.18%) CITP
14 1 (0.18%) HND
14 1 (0.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.50%) QA
2 12 (2.22%) SDET
3 7 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.37%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (15.34%) Docker
2 44 (8.13%) Postfix
2 44 (8.13%) Squid
3 43 (7.95%) vCloud
4 23 (4.25%) Active Directory
5 15 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.85%) KVM
7 10 (1.85%) vSphere
8 6 (1.11%) NFS
8 6 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 144 (26.62%) Puppet
2 125 (23.11%) Ansible
3 90 (16.64%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (9.80%) logstash
4 53 (9.80%) ZABBIX
5 49 (9.06%) Terraform
6 46 (8.50%) Kubernetes
7 45 (8.32%) Kibana
7 45 (8.32%) Rancher
8 14 (2.59%) Packer
8 14 (2.59%) SCCM
8 14 (2.59%) SCOM
9 12 (2.22%) Nagios
10 7 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (0.92%) yum
12 3 (0.55%) Graphite
13 2 (0.37%) SELinux
14 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
14 1 (0.18%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.18%) Scalr
Vendors
1 177 (32.72%) Oracle
2 69 (12.75%) Atlassian
3 67 (12.38%) IBM
4 63 (11.65%) VMware
5 49 (9.06%) Sonatype
6 35 (6.47%) Splunk
7 20 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 19 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 17 (3.14%) ATG
10 16 (2.96%) NetApp
10 16 (2.96%) Rally
11 13 (2.40%) TIBCO
12 12 (2.22%) Dell
13 11 (2.03%) Google
13 11 (2.03%) webMethods
14 10 (1.85%) hybris
15 9 (1.66%) CA
16 8 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (1.29%) ForgeRock
18 6 (1.11%) Perforce
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