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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 309 377 392
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +15
Contract jobs citing Ant 351 266 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.19% 3.50% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 153 170
Median daily rate £450 £440 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
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
8385 7600 6773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.93% 14.44% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5668 5081 4564
Median daily rate £430 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £357
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 163 106
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £24.20 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +97 214 £475 - 14
East of England -1 40 £475 +67.40% 2
South East +6 31 £369 -19.34% 15
South West +18 20 £375 -18.91% 4
East Midlands -5 17 £430 +18.62% 1
West Midlands -16 15 £500 +25.00% 1
North West +12 7 £420 +5.00% 2
Yorkshire +5 7 £338 -0.73% 2
North East -18 1 £420 +74.09%
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 427 (73.62%) Maven
2 383 (66.03%) Agile Software Development
3 361 (62.24%) Java
4 319 (55.00%) Jenkins
5 287 (49.48%) Continuous Integration
6 278 (47.93%) Linux
7 277 (47.76%) Git (software)
8 233 (40.17%) JIRA
9 223 (38.45%) JUnit
10 221 (38.10%) Oracle
11 201 (34.66%) DevOps
12 196 (33.79%) Scrum
13 184 (31.72%) Subversion
14 181 (31.21%) Configuration Management
14 181 (31.21%) Ansible
15 174 (30.00%) Puppet
16 169 (29.14%) Continuous Delivery
17 161 (27.76%) Security Cleared
18 154 (26.55%) Ruby
19 146 (25.17%) Apache
20 142 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
21 141 (24.31%) Confluence
22 135 (23.28%) SonarQube
22 135 (23.28%) SQL
23 133 (22.93%) JavaScript
24 129 (22.24%) HTML
24 129 (22.24%) Docker
25 128 (22.07%) SC Cleared
26 127 (21.90%) Spring
27 125 (21.55%) Sonatype Nexus

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
1 146 (25.17%) Apache
2 141 (24.31%) Confluence
3 99 (17.07%) Elasticsearch
4 88 (15.17%) Tomcat
5 61 (10.52%) JBoss
6 41 (7.07%) WebSphere
7 37 (6.38%) WebLogic
8 35 (6.03%) IIS
9 27 (4.66%) OpenStack
10 18 (3.10%) Jetty
11 17 (2.93%) nginx
12 11 (1.90%) Documentum
13 10 (1.72%) Drupal
14 9 (1.55%) Apache Spark
14 9 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
15 8 (1.38%) Commerce Server
15 8 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
15 8 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 6 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 97 (16.72%) HipChat
2 4 (0.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 142 (24.48%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.93%) IaaS
3 11 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.38%) Bluemix
4 8 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
5 6 (1.03%) PaaS
6 5 (0.86%) GitHub
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.69%) Force.com
8 3 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.34%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.17%) Heroku
10 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 105 (18.10%) DNS
2 103 (17.76%) SSH
3 99 (17.07%) OpenLDAP
3 99 (17.07%) OpenVPN
4 20 (3.45%) HTTP
5 16 (2.76%) Firewall
6 10 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (1.03%) LDAP
7 6 (1.03%) VPN
8 5 (0.86%) IPsec
8 5 (0.86%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.69%) Internet
10 3 (0.52%) DHCP
10 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.34%) LAN
11 2 (0.34%) MPLS
11 2 (0.34%) Network Security
11 2 (0.34%) VLAN
11 2 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (20.34%) Hadoop
2 107 (18.45%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (10.52%) MySQL
4 49 (8.45%) Relational Database
5 39 (6.72%) DB2
6 36 (6.21%) NoSQL
7 33 (5.69%) Oracle Database
8 31 (5.34%) SQL Server
9 27 (4.66%) MongoDB
10 25 (4.31%) RDBMS
11 20 (3.45%) Big Data
12 16 (2.76%) Apache Hive
13 12 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (1.55%) Impala
15 9 (1.55%) Neo4j
16 8 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.38%) Oracle OWB
17 7 (1.21%) HBase
Development Applications
1 427 (73.62%) Maven
2 319 (55.00%) Jenkins
3 277 (47.76%) Git (software)
4 233 (40.17%) JIRA
5 223 (38.45%) JUnit
6 184 (31.72%) Subversion
7 135 (23.28%) SonarQube
8 125 (21.55%) Sonatype Nexus
9 106 (18.28%) Eclipse
10 104 (17.93%) Selenium
11 102 (17.59%) Gradle
12 99 (17.07%) JIRA Agile
12 99 (17.07%) Liquibase
13 85 (14.66%) Bitbucket
14 61 (10.52%) Cucumber
15 49 (8.45%) SoapUI
15 49 (8.45%) TeamCity
16 48 (8.28%) WebDriver
17 46 (7.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 45 (7.76%) Hudson
General
1 85 (14.66%) Finance
2 57 (9.83%) Banking
3 14 (2.41%) Retail
4 11 (1.90%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.38%) Marketing
5 8 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.03%) Front Office
6 6 (1.03%) Games
7 2 (0.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.34%) Billing
7 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Law
8 1 (0.17%) Legal
8 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 249 (42.93%) Developer
2 168 (28.97%) Java Developer
3 141 (24.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 63 (10.86%) Senior DevOps
4 63 (10.86%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 46 (7.93%) Senior Developer
6 39 (6.72%) Senior Java Developer
7 34 (5.86%) Architect
8 33 (5.69%) Lead DevOps
9 28 (4.83%) Analyst
10 27 (4.66%) Test Engineer
11 25 (4.31%) Consultant
12 21 (3.62%) Agile Developer
13 19 (3.28%) DevOps Consultant
13 19 (3.28%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (3.10%) Agile Java Developer
14 18 (3.10%) C Developer
14 18 (3.10%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 17 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (22.24%) HTML
2 127 (21.90%) Spring
3 124 (21.38%) Web Services
4 100 (17.24%) MCollective
5 98 (16.90%) ELK Stack
5 98 (16.90%) J2EE
6 96 (16.55%) CSS
7 91 (15.69%) Software Packaging
8 90 (15.52%) XML
9 87 (15.00%) JSP
10 77 (13.28%) JSON
11 72 (12.41%) REST
12 68 (11.72%) Hibernate
13 60 (10.34%) Ajax
14 59 (10.17%) Java EE
15 58 (10.00%) SOAP
16 54 (9.31%) JMS
17 53 (9.14%) Struts
18 51 (8.79%) jQuery
19 48 (8.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 28 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.45%) Derivative
3 20 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (3.10%) User Experience
5 14 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.24%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.55%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.38%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.21%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.21%) Virtual Team
10 6 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.86%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.69%) CMDB
12 4 (0.69%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.69%) iPad
13 3 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 278 (47.93%) Linux
2 110 (18.97%) Unix
3 95 (16.38%) CentOS
4 56 (9.66%) Windows
5 41 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (5.69%) AIX
7 16 (2.76%) Solaris
8 12 (2.07%) Fedora
9 11 (1.90%) Android
10 10 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.69%) Debian
13 3 (0.52%) HPUX
13 3 (0.52%) VMS
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (66.03%) Agile Software Development
2 287 (49.48%) Continuous Integration
3 201 (34.66%) DevOps
4 196 (33.79%) Scrum
5 181 (31.21%) Configuration Management
6 169 (29.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 109 (18.79%) Service Management
8 107 (18.45%) OO
9 101 (17.41%) TDD
10 91 (15.69%) Identity Management
11 79 (13.62%) Case Management
12 78 (13.45%) BDD
12 78 (13.45%) E-Commerce
13 76 (13.10%) Coaching
14 71 (12.24%) UML
15 69 (11.90%) Workflow
16 68 (11.72%) Software Engineering
17 59 (10.17%) Unit Testing
18 57 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 49 (8.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 361 (62.24%) Java
2 154 (26.55%) Ruby
3 135 (23.28%) SQL
4 133 (22.93%) JavaScript
5 115 (19.83%) Shell Script
6 106 (18.28%) Python
7 61 (10.52%) Perl
8 42 (7.24%) Groovy
9 41 (7.07%) PHP
10 36 (6.21%) Bash Shell
11 35 (6.03%) C#
12 34 (5.86%) C
13 27 (4.66%) PL/SQL
14 21 (3.62%) C++
15 14 (2.41%) PowerShell
16 13 (2.24%) Scala
17 12 (2.07%) Clojure
18 11 (1.90%) Jython
18 11 (1.90%) VB.NET
19 8 (1.38%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 161 (27.76%) Security Cleared
2 128 (22.07%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.93%) CTC Cleared
4 37 (6.38%) Degree
5 34 (5.86%) DV Cleared
6 23 (3.97%) ISEB
7 22 (3.79%) ISTQB
8 21 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (2.07%) OCPJP
10 11 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.86%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.69%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.52%) OCMJD
14 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.17%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.17%) HND
15 1 (0.17%) MCSA
15 1 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (8.97%) QA
2 19 (3.28%) SDET
3 2 (0.34%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) ISO20022
System Software
1 129 (22.24%) Docker
2 98 (16.90%) Postfix
2 98 (16.90%) Squid
3 95 (16.38%) vCloud
4 11 (1.90%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.03%) vSphere
7 5 (0.86%) KVM
7 5 (0.86%) NFS
7 5 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 181 (31.21%) Ansible
2 174 (30.00%) Puppet
3 106 (18.28%) Terraform
3 106 (18.28%) ZABBIX
4 104 (17.93%) logstash
5 101 (17.41%) Kubernetes
6 100 (17.24%) Rancher
7 99 (17.07%) Kibana
8 77 (13.28%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (3.79%) Packer
10 12 (2.07%) Nagios
11 9 (1.55%) Consul
11 9 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.86%) Graphite
13 5 (0.86%) yum
14 4 (0.69%) OPNET
15 3 (0.52%) SCCM
15 3 (0.52%) SCOM
16 1 (0.17%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 221 (38.10%) Oracle
2 113 (19.48%) Atlassian
3 111 (19.14%) VMware
4 104 (17.93%) Sonatype
5 73 (12.59%) IBM
6 26 (4.48%) hybris
7 23 (3.97%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.62%) Splunk
9 18 (3.10%) Rally
10 17 (2.93%) ATG
11 14 (2.41%) AppDynamics
12 10 (1.72%) HP
12 10 (1.72%) NetApp
13 9 (1.55%) Google
13 9 (1.55%) webMethods
14 7 (1.21%) ForgeRock
14 7 (1.21%) Microsoft
14 7 (1.21%) Perforce
15 5 (0.86%) Mercator
15 5 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
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