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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 353 312 342
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +30
Contract jobs citing Ant 252 313 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.59% 4.90% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 212 155
Average daily rate £400 £444 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +226.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
7025 6383 5445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.89% 13.56% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4728 4345 3525
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 114 121
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.69 £47.50 £47.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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
South East +56 105 £385 +18.46% 15
London -82 58 £425 -15.00% 27
North West -17 25 £340 -15.00% 8
East Midlands -5 18 £438 +103.01% 4
East of England -16 18 £463 +15.62%
Yorkshire -15 12 £425 +32.81% 5
South West +1 8 £400 -16.31% 17
North East -16 4 £325 -
West Midlands -14 3 - - 2
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 358 (69.65%) Java
2 296 (57.59%) Maven
3 273 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
4 241 (46.89%) Jenkins
5 211 (41.05%) Subversion
6 193 (37.55%) JavaScript
7 192 (37.35%) SQL
8 188 (36.58%) Linux
9 182 (35.41%) Unix
10 169 (32.88%) Git (software)
11 160 (31.13%) Python
12 159 (30.93%) Web Services
13 151 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
14 149 (28.99%) Oracle
15 140 (27.24%) HTML
16 134 (26.07%) XML
17 106 (20.62%) CSS
18 102 (19.84%) J2EE
18 102 (19.84%) JIRA
19 101 (19.65%) Eclipse
20 99 (19.26%) DevOps
21 95 (18.48%) Scrum
21 95 (18.48%) Spring
22 93 (18.09%) Configuration Management
23 91 (17.70%) UML
24 88 (17.12%) SOAP
24 88 (17.12%) OO
24 88 (17.12%) JBoss
24 88 (17.12%) Gradle
25 84 (16.34%) Unit Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 88 (17.12%) JBoss
2 83 (16.15%) WebLogic
3 63 (12.26%) Tomcat
4 42 (8.17%) Apache
5 40 (7.78%) WebSphere
6 38 (7.39%) OpenStack
7 25 (4.86%) Confluence
8 13 (2.53%) CMS
8 13 (2.53%) Node.js
8 13 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (1.75%) nginx
11 8 (1.56%) AquaLogic
11 8 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.56%) IIS
11 8 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (1.36%) Drupal
13 6 (1.17%) Documentum
14 5 (0.97%) ATG Dynamo
14 5 (0.97%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.47%) OpenText Process Suite
2 8 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.56%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (1.36%) Magento
4 3 (0.58%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.39%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.28%) Force.com
4 18 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.33%) GitHub
6 8 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.58%) SaaS
9 2 (0.39%) IaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.72%) HTTP
2 11 (2.14%) Internet
3 9 (1.75%) SSL
3 9 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.36%) LDAP
5 5 (0.97%) SSH
6 4 (0.78%) DNS
6 4 (0.78%) Firewall
6 4 (0.78%) FTP
6 4 (0.78%) Multicast
6 4 (0.78%) VPN
7 3 (0.58%) DMZ
8 2 (0.39%) DHCP
8 2 (0.39%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.39%) SMTP
8 2 (0.39%) VLAN
9 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.19%) LAN
9 1 (0.19%) Network Security
9 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (10.51%) Oracle Database
2 43 (8.37%) Relational Database
3 41 (7.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 30 (5.84%) MySQL
5 25 (4.86%) NoSQL
6 23 (4.47%) SQL Server
7 20 (3.89%) Big Data
7 20 (3.89%) DB2
7 20 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 13 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (2.33%) MongoDB
11 11 (2.14%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.75%) Riak
14 7 (1.36%) Apache Accumulo
14 7 (1.36%) OrientDB
14 7 (1.36%) WebFOCUS
15 6 (1.17%) Ingres
16 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 296 (57.59%) Maven
2 241 (46.89%) Jenkins
3 211 (41.05%) Subversion
4 169 (32.88%) Git (software)
5 102 (19.84%) JIRA
6 101 (19.65%) Eclipse
7 88 (17.12%) Gradle
8 67 (13.04%) ClearCase
9 52 (10.12%) Hudson
10 48 (9.34%) NUnit
11 47 (9.14%) Selenium
12 43 (8.37%) CppUnit
12 43 (8.37%) GoogleTest
13 42 (8.17%) JUnit
14 31 (6.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 31 (6.03%) TeamCity
14 31 (6.03%) Toad
15 28 (5.45%) SoapUI
16 26 (5.06%) Sonatype Nexus
17 23 (4.47%) Artifactory
General
1 72 (14.01%) Finance
2 41 (7.98%) Banking
3 28 (5.45%) Retail
4 16 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.72%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.53%) Marketing
6 13 (2.53%) Publishing
7 8 (1.56%) Electronics
7 8 (1.56%) Front Office
8 6 (1.17%) Legal
9 5 (0.97%) Automotive
9 5 (0.97%) Games
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) International Banking
10 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 297 (57.78%) Developer
2 160 (31.13%) Java Developer
3 65 (12.65%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (8.95%) Senior Developer
5 43 (8.37%) Senior Java Developer
6 31 (6.03%) Build Engineer
7 29 (5.64%) Software Engineer
8 27 (5.25%) Analyst
8 27 (5.25%) Salesforce.com Developer
9 25 (4.86%) C Developer
10 22 (4.28%) Architect
11 20 (3.89%) UI Developer
12 16 (3.11%) Android Developer
12 16 (3.11%) J2EE Developer
12 16 (3.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 15 (2.92%) Cloud Engineer
13 15 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
13 15 (2.92%) Release Manager
14 14 (2.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 13 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (30.93%) Web Services
2 140 (27.24%) HTML
3 134 (26.07%) XML
4 106 (20.62%) CSS
5 102 (19.84%) J2EE
6 95 (18.48%) Spring
7 88 (17.12%) SOAP
8 76 (14.79%) JSF
9 75 (14.59%) Java EE
10 66 (12.84%) jQuery
11 63 (12.26%) Hibernate
12 58 (11.28%) JMS
13 50 (9.73%) JSP
14 48 (9.34%) HTML5
15 46 (8.95%) JPA
16 43 (8.37%) Ajax
16 43 (8.37%) EJB
16 43 (8.37%) REST
17 40 (7.78%) JSON
17 40 (7.78%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 35 (6.81%) Derivative
4 34 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.11%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.72%) iPad
6 14 (2.72%) User Experience
7 8 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.56%) Online Banking
8 7 (1.36%) Social Media
9 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.97%) Clustering
11 4 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.78%) Replication
11 4 (0.78%) W3C
11 4 (0.78%) Wiki
12 3 (0.58%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.58%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 188 (36.58%) Linux
2 182 (35.41%) Unix
3 37 (7.20%) Windows
4 32 (6.23%) Solaris
5 22 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.70%) Android
7 18 (3.50%) VMS
8 17 (3.31%) AIX
9 13 (2.53%) CentOS
10 9 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (53.11%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
3 99 (19.26%) DevOps
4 95 (18.48%) Scrum
5 93 (18.09%) Configuration Management
6 91 (17.70%) UML
7 88 (17.12%) OO
8 84 (16.34%) Unit Testing
9 76 (14.79%) TDD
10 72 (14.01%) SDLC
11 71 (13.81%) E-Commerce
11 71 (13.81%) Software Engineering
12 60 (11.67%) Waterfall
13 58 (11.28%) Use Case
14 56 (10.89%) OOD
15 52 (10.12%) MVC
16 48 (9.34%) SOA
17 47 (9.14%) Multithreading
18 45 (8.75%) Project Management
19 41 (7.98%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (69.65%) Java
2 193 (37.55%) JavaScript
3 192 (37.35%) SQL
4 160 (31.13%) Python
5 78 (15.18%) PL/SQL
6 73 (14.20%) Perl
7 66 (12.84%) C++
8 61 (11.87%) Shell Script
9 54 (10.51%) Bash Shell
10 53 (10.31%) Ruby
11 45 (8.75%) C
12 39 (7.59%) Groovy
13 31 (6.03%) C#
14 29 (5.64%) Apex Code
14 29 (5.64%) PHP
14 29 (5.64%) PowerShell
15 26 (5.06%) Jython
16 24 (4.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 23 (4.47%) Scala
18 8 (1.56%) Lua
Qualifications
1 63 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.84%) Degree
4 19 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 19 (3.70%) ISEB
5 11 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (1.75%) MCSE
6 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.36%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.17%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CCNP
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.50%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) Basel III
2 3 (0.58%) CRD IV
2 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.39%) EMIR
3 2 (0.39%) MiFID
3 2 (0.39%) WAI
3 2 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (7.39%) Docker
2 18 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.33%) vSphere
4 8 (1.56%) vCloud
5 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (14.59%) Puppet
2 62 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (10.31%) Ansible
4 18 (3.50%) SCCM
4 18 (3.50%) SCOM
5 10 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.78%) Salt
7 3 (0.58%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.58%) CFEngine
7 3 (0.58%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.39%) logstash
8 2 (0.39%) Nagios
8 2 (0.39%) Rundeck
8 2 (0.39%) yum
8 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.19%) Control-M
9 1 (0.19%) Kibana
9 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 149 (28.99%) Oracle
2 53 (10.31%) IBM
3 32 (6.23%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.23%) Red Hat
4 29 (5.64%) Salesforce.com
5 26 (5.06%) Perforce
6 24 (4.67%) Splunk
7 21 (4.09%) hybris
8 18 (3.50%) Atlassian
9 17 (3.31%) ATG
9 17 (3.31%) Dell
10 13 (2.53%) HP
10 13 (2.53%) VMware
11 12 (2.33%) Sun
11 12 (2.33%) TIBCO
12 11 (2.14%) Rally
13 10 (1.95%) Sybase
14 9 (1.75%) Endeca
14 9 (1.75%) Google
15 8 (1.56%) Informatica
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Posted: Yesterday
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