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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 392 377 362
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -15
Contract jobs citing Ant 239 248 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.12% 3.78% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 153 165
Median daily rate £450 £450 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £321 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +3.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
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
7658 6557 6176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.30% 13.08% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5308 4311 4077
Median daily rate £435 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 116 141
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.56 £49.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 May 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 May 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 +16 131 £500 - 14
South East -13 43 £350 -7.89% 8
West Midlands +6 13 £442 +21.79% 3
East of England +3 13 £400 - 5
North West -12 12 £350 -26.31% 8
East Midlands +12 9 £430 +1.77% 2
South West -16 9 £443 -5.85% 10
Yorkshire +18 8 £375 - 9
North East -53 1 - - 1
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 341 (68.47%) Java
2 320 (64.26%) Maven
3 274 (55.02%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (45.18%) Jenkins
5 201 (40.36%) Linux
6 197 (39.56%) Subversion
7 185 (37.15%) Continuous Integration
8 169 (33.94%) Git (software)
9 162 (32.53%) SQL
10 160 (32.13%) JavaScript
10 160 (32.13%) Web Services
11 145 (29.12%) Oracle
12 137 (27.51%) XML
13 129 (25.90%) Spring
14 128 (25.70%) Unix
15 124 (24.90%) HTML
16 119 (23.90%) Configuration Management
17 116 (23.29%) Python
18 111 (22.29%) JIRA
18 111 (22.29%) DevOps
19 105 (21.08%) CSS
20 100 (20.08%) Scrum
21 97 (19.48%) OO
22 94 (18.88%) Finance
23 93 (18.67%) Puppet
24 92 (18.47%) Gradle
25 91 (18.27%) Unit Testing
26 87 (17.47%) J2EE
26 87 (17.47%) Eclipse
27 83 (16.67%) JUnit

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 77 (15.46%) Tomcat
2 69 (13.86%) WebLogic
3 56 (11.24%) JBoss
4 55 (11.04%) OpenStack
5 40 (8.03%) Apache
6 39 (7.83%) WebSphere
7 33 (6.63%) Confluence
8 31 (6.22%) nginx
9 30 (6.02%) Jetty
10 28 (5.62%) IIS
11 27 (5.42%) Node.js
12 15 (3.01%) CMS
13 11 (2.21%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (2.21%) IBM HTTP Server
14 10 (2.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (1.81%) ATG Dynamo
16 8 (1.61%) Apache Spark
16 8 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
18 5 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) HipChat
2 2 (0.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) OpenText Process Suite
2 5 (1.00%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.40%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.40%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 56 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (2.61%) Force.com
5 12 (2.41%) IaaS
6 10 (2.01%) GitHub
7 8 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.20%) Google Analytics
9 5 (1.00%) Bluemix
9 5 (1.00%) SaaS
10 3 (0.60%) PaaS
11 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.20%) Heroku
12 1 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.22%) HTTP
2 14 (2.81%) Internet
3 11 (2.21%) DNS
4 10 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.81%) SSL
6 4 (0.80%) FTP
6 4 (0.80%) iSCSI
6 4 (0.80%) SSH
7 3 (0.60%) DHCP
7 3 (0.60%) IPsec
7 3 (0.60%) LDAP
7 3 (0.60%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (0.60%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.40%) Multicast
8 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.40%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.40%) SAN
8 2 (0.40%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.84%) MySQL
2 48 (9.64%) Oracle Database
3 47 (9.44%) NoSQL
4 41 (8.23%) Relational Database
5 30 (6.02%) SQL Server
6 26 (5.22%) Apache Hive
6 26 (5.22%) RDBMS
7 24 (4.82%) Big Data
8 20 (4.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 20 (4.02%) Impala
8 20 (4.02%) Neo4j
9 16 (3.21%) DB2
10 15 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 15 (3.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (2.81%) MongoDB
11 14 (2.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.81%) Oracle OWB
12 9 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 320 (64.26%) Maven
2 225 (45.18%) Jenkins
3 197 (39.56%) Subversion
4 169 (33.94%) Git (software)
5 111 (22.29%) JIRA
6 92 (18.47%) Gradle
7 87 (17.47%) Eclipse
8 83 (16.67%) JUnit
9 64 (12.85%) ClearCase
10 60 (12.05%) Hudson
11 58 (11.65%) Selenium
12 51 (10.24%) TeamCity
13 49 (9.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 39 (7.83%) NUnit
15 35 (7.03%) CppUnit
15 35 (7.03%) GoogleTest
16 29 (5.82%) SoapUI
17 28 (5.62%) ClearQuest
17 28 (5.62%) SonarQube
18 27 (5.42%) Toad
General
1 94 (18.88%) Finance
2 52 (10.44%) Banking
3 11 (2.21%) Marketing
4 10 (2.01%) Publishing
5 9 (1.81%) Retail
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.41%) Front Office
6 7 (1.41%) Legal
7 6 (1.20%) Games
8 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Electronics
10 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.20%) Law
11 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 310 (62.25%) Developer
2 177 (35.54%) Java Developer
3 80 (16.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (9.44%) Senior Developer
5 42 (8.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 27 (5.42%) Analyst
7 25 (5.02%) Linux Engineer
7 25 (5.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 21 (4.22%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 21 (4.22%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.02%) C Developer
10 19 (3.82%) Java Engineer
11 16 (3.21%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (3.21%) J2EE Developer
11 16 (3.21%) SQL Developer
12 15 (3.01%) Agile Developer
12 15 (3.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 15 (3.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 15 (3.01%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 14 (2.81%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (32.13%) Web Services
2 137 (27.51%) XML
3 129 (25.90%) Spring
4 124 (24.90%) HTML
5 105 (21.08%) CSS
6 87 (17.47%) J2EE
7 74 (14.86%) JSP
8 73 (14.66%) SOAP
9 69 (13.86%) Hibernate
10 68 (13.65%) REST
11 67 (13.45%) JSON
12 57 (11.45%) HTML5
13 52 (10.44%) Ajax
14 48 (9.64%) CSS3
15 46 (9.24%) Struts
16 39 (7.83%) Java EE
16 39 (7.83%) JDBC
16 39 (7.83%) JMS
17 38 (7.63%) jQuery
18 37 (7.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.43%) Computer Science
3 31 (6.22%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (6.02%) Derivative
5 19 (3.82%) User Experience
6 13 (2.61%) Mobile App
7 10 (2.01%) Data Extraction
7 10 (2.01%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (2.01%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.41%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.20%) Reference Data
12 5 (1.00%) W3C
13 4 (0.80%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.60%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.60%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 201 (40.36%) Linux
2 128 (25.70%) Unix
3 48 (9.64%) Windows
4 23 (4.62%) Android
5 20 (4.02%) VMS
6 18 (3.61%) Solaris
7 17 (3.41%) Apple iOS
7 17 (3.41%) CentOS
8 10 (2.01%) AIX
8 10 (2.01%) Fedora
9 8 (1.61%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.60%) Debian
12 3 (0.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (55.02%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (37.15%) Continuous Integration
3 119 (23.90%) Configuration Management
4 111 (22.29%) DevOps
5 100 (20.08%) Scrum
6 97 (19.48%) OO
7 91 (18.27%) Unit Testing
8 79 (15.86%) TDD
9 69 (13.86%) E-Commerce
10 65 (13.05%) UML
11 57 (11.45%) Software Engineering
12 54 (10.84%) Use Case
13 46 (9.24%) Integration Testing
14 45 (9.04%) SDLC
14 45 (9.04%) SOA
15 44 (8.84%) OOD
16 42 (8.43%) Multithreading
17 41 (8.23%) Continuous Delivery
17 41 (8.23%) MVC
18 40 (8.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 341 (68.47%) Java
2 162 (32.53%) SQL
3 160 (32.13%) JavaScript
4 116 (23.29%) Python
5 61 (12.25%) PL/SQL
6 60 (12.05%) C++
7 56 (11.24%) Ruby
8 53 (10.64%) Perl
9 49 (9.84%) C
10 36 (7.23%) Bash Shell
11 35 (7.03%) C#
12 30 (6.02%) Shell Script
13 28 (5.62%) Groovy
14 24 (4.82%) Apex Code
15 22 (4.42%) PHP
16 21 (4.22%) PowerShell
17 17 (3.41%) Jython
17 17 (3.41%) Scala
18 15 (3.01%) Objective-C
19 11 (2.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.43%) Degree
4 14 (2.81%) ISEB
5 11 (2.21%) ISTQB
5 11 (2.21%) Sun Certification
6 9 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.41%) MCSE
8 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (1.20%) OCPJP
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.60%) OCMJD
12 2 (0.40%) RHCE
13 1 (0.20%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.22%) QA
2 7 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.60%) WCAG
4 2 (0.40%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.40%) WAI
System Software
1 44 (8.84%) Docker
2 23 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.81%) vSphere
4 13 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (1.81%) KVM
6 4 (0.80%) NFS
6 4 (0.80%) vCloud
6 4 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.60%) Postfix
7 3 (0.60%) Squid
8 1 (0.20%) Samba
8 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 93 (18.67%) Puppet
2 76 (15.26%) Opscode Chef
3 69 (13.86%) Ansible
4 20 (4.02%) SCCM
4 20 (4.02%) SCOM
5 10 (2.01%) Packer
6 9 (1.81%) logstash
7 8 (1.61%) Nagios
7 8 (1.61%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.00%) yum
9 4 (0.80%) Kibana
9 4 (0.80%) Terraform
10 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.40%) SELinux
12 1 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.20%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.20%) Rundeck
12 1 (0.20%) Scalr
12 1 (0.20%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 145 (29.12%) Oracle
2 58 (11.65%) IBM
3 34 (6.83%) Splunk
4 30 (6.02%) Atlassian
5 27 (5.42%) Microsoft
6 24 (4.82%) Salesforce.com
7 22 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.22%) ATG
9 20 (4.02%) VMware
10 18 (3.61%) Dell
11 16 (3.21%) TIBCO
12 13 (2.61%) NetApp
13 12 (2.41%) Rally
14 11 (2.21%) CA
14 11 (2.21%) webMethods
15 9 (1.81%) Perforce
15 9 (1.81%) Sybase
16 8 (1.61%) hybris
17 7 (1.41%) Google
18 6 (1.20%) Sun
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