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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 372 372 353
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing Ant 247 262 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.52% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.20% 3.44% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 168 213
Median daily rate £435 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £302 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £586 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £28.92 £40.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.59% -14.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £36.10 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £44.10 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-72.01% -14.73%
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
7714 7610 6785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.63% 14.97% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5181 5141 4732
Median daily rate £445 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 163 110
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £27.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.51 £50.68 £55.00
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 2 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the England region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 December 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 +24 115 £489 -2.34% 18
South East -18 52 £450 +17.64% 8
East of England +8 21 £550 +37.50% 1
South West +8 18 £375 -21.05% 10
East Midlands -6 15 £420 +5.00%
West Midlands -14 10 £450 +38.46% 1
Yorkshire +18 4 £413 +15.38% 2
North West -3 4 £420 +12.00% 3
North East -34 2 £420 +29.23%
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 426 (73.20%) Maven
2 396 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
3 369 (63.40%) Java
4 329 (56.53%) Jenkins
5 280 (48.11%) Git (software)
6 270 (46.39%) Linux
7 269 (46.22%) Continuous Integration
8 231 (39.69%) JUnit
9 229 (39.35%) Oracle
10 228 (39.18%) JIRA
11 225 (38.66%) Scrum
12 216 (37.11%) DevOps
13 207 (35.57%) Ansible
14 193 (33.16%) Puppet
14 193 (33.16%) Configuration Management
15 187 (32.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 178 (30.58%) Security Cleared
17 166 (28.52%) Apache
18 164 (28.18%) Amazon AWS
19 154 (26.46%) Ruby
20 151 (25.95%) SonarQube
21 150 (25.77%) Confluence
21 150 (25.77%) Sonatype Nexus
22 148 (25.43%) Subversion
23 144 (24.74%) Hadoop
24 137 (23.54%) Docker
25 136 (23.37%) JavaScript
26 135 (23.20%) Shell Script
27 134 (23.02%) SC Cleared
28 130 (22.34%) SQL

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
1 166 (28.52%) Apache
2 150 (25.77%) Confluence
3 126 (21.65%) Elasticsearch
4 74 (12.71%) JBoss
5 68 (11.68%) Tomcat
6 57 (9.79%) WebSphere
7 34 (5.84%) WebLogic
8 27 (4.64%) nginx
9 22 (3.78%) IIS
10 18 (3.09%) OpenStack
11 16 (2.75%) Documentum
12 12 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (1.72%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.72%) CMS
13 10 (1.72%) Drupal
14 8 (1.37%) Apache Solr
15 7 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (1.20%) Jetty
16 6 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
17 5 (0.86%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 110 (18.90%) HipChat
2 4 (0.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) Magento
2 8 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 164 (28.18%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (2.58%) IaaS
3 9 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.37%) PaaS
5 7 (1.20%) GitHub
6 5 (0.86%) Force.com
7 4 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.52%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.34%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Boomi
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 122 (20.96%) DNS
2 118 (20.27%) SSH
3 115 (19.76%) OpenLDAP
3 115 (19.76%) OpenVPN
4 23 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
5 20 (3.44%) VPN
6 19 (3.26%) HTTP
7 18 (3.09%) IPsec
8 17 (2.92%) Firewall
9 9 (1.55%) Internet
10 5 (0.86%) FTP
11 4 (0.69%) LDAP
11 4 (0.69%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.52%) DHCP
12 3 (0.52%) SSL
13 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
13 2 (0.34%) LAN
13 2 (0.34%) MPLS
13 2 (0.34%) VLAN
13 2 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (24.74%) Hadoop
2 122 (20.96%) PostgreSQL
3 51 (8.76%) Relational Database
4 43 (7.39%) MySQL
5 41 (7.04%) DB2
5 41 (7.04%) Oracle Database
6 36 (6.19%) MongoDB
7 34 (5.84%) NoSQL
8 29 (4.98%) SQL Server
9 28 (4.81%) Big Data
10 27 (4.64%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (3.09%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.20%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.20%) HBase
13 6 (1.03%) DB2 UDB
14 5 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.86%) OrientDB
15 4 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 3 (0.52%) Hazelcast
16 3 (0.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 426 (73.20%) Maven
2 329 (56.53%) Jenkins
3 280 (48.11%) Git (software)
4 231 (39.69%) JUnit
5 228 (39.18%) JIRA
6 151 (25.95%) SonarQube
7 150 (25.77%) Sonatype Nexus
8 148 (25.43%) Subversion
9 115 (19.76%) Liquibase
10 112 (19.24%) Eclipse
10 112 (19.24%) Gradle
10 112 (19.24%) JIRA Agile
11 109 (18.73%) Selenium
12 94 (16.15%) Bitbucket
13 57 (9.79%) SoapUI
14 55 (9.45%) Cucumber
15 48 (8.25%) WebDriver
16 44 (7.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 44 (7.56%) TeamCity
17 43 (7.39%) Hudson
General
1 66 (11.34%) Finance
2 53 (9.11%) Banking
3 21 (3.61%) Retail
4 12 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.20%) Games
7 5 (0.86%) Front Office
8 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.69%) Marketing
9 2 (0.34%) Billing
9 2 (0.34%) Electronics
9 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
9 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 244 (41.92%) Developer
2 182 (31.27%) Java Developer
3 140 (24.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 61 (10.48%) Senior DevOps
4 61 (10.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 39 (6.70%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.01%) Architect
6 35 (6.01%) Senior Java Developer
7 33 (5.67%) Consultant
8 29 (4.98%) Lead DevOps
9 22 (3.78%) Agile Developer
9 22 (3.78%) Agile Java Developer
9 22 (3.78%) Test Engineer
10 21 (3.61%) Software Engineer
11 19 (3.26%) DV Cleared Java Developer
11 19 (3.26%) Java Engineer
12 18 (3.09%) DevOps Consultant
13 17 (2.92%) J2EE Developer
13 17 (2.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 14 (2.41%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (21.65%) HTML
2 120 (20.62%) Spring
3 116 (19.93%) MCollective
4 114 (19.59%) ELK Stack
5 113 (19.42%) Web Services
6 110 (18.90%) Software Packaging
7 107 (18.38%) XML
8 104 (17.87%) CSS
8 104 (17.87%) J2EE
9 74 (12.71%) JSP
10 73 (12.54%) Java EE
11 71 (12.20%) JSON
12 70 (12.03%) JMS
13 69 (11.86%) REST
14 60 (10.31%) jQuery
14 60 (10.31%) SOAP
15 53 (9.11%) Hibernate
16 50 (8.59%) RESTful
17 48 (8.25%) Ajax
18 41 (7.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.12%) Algorithms
1 24 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.26%) Derivative
4 17 (2.92%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.23%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.23%) User Experience
6 12 (2.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.72%) Taxonomies
7 10 (1.72%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.86%) CMDB
9 5 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 5 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.86%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.69%) Mathematics
10 4 (0.69%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 270 (46.39%) Linux
2 105 (18.04%) CentOS
3 90 (15.46%) Unix
4 58 (9.97%) Windows
5 51 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (5.33%) AIX
7 19 (3.26%) Solaris
8 13 (2.23%) RancherOS
8 13 (2.23%) VyOS
9 8 (1.37%) Fedora
9 8 (1.37%) Windows Server
10 6 (1.03%) Android
11 4 (0.69%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.52%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.52%) Debian
12 3 (0.52%) HPUX
13 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (68.04%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (46.22%) Continuous Integration
3 225 (38.66%) Scrum
4 216 (37.11%) DevOps
5 193 (33.16%) Configuration Management
6 187 (32.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 119 (20.45%) Service Management
8 110 (18.90%) Identity Management
8 110 (18.90%) TDD
9 108 (18.56%) OO
10 89 (15.29%) Workflow
11 84 (14.43%) Coaching
12 83 (14.26%) BDD
13 81 (13.92%) Case Management
13 81 (13.92%) Software Engineering
14 73 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 73 (12.54%) UML
15 72 (12.37%) E-Commerce
16 67 (11.51%) Unit Testing
17 63 (10.82%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 369 (63.40%) Java
2 154 (26.46%) Ruby
3 136 (23.37%) JavaScript
4 135 (23.20%) Shell Script
5 130 (22.34%) SQL
6 125 (21.48%) Python
7 70 (12.03%) Perl
8 44 (7.56%) Groovy
9 41 (7.04%) C#
10 39 (6.70%) Bash Shell
11 34 (5.84%) PHP
12 32 (5.50%) C
13 24 (4.12%) PL/SQL
14 23 (3.95%) C++
15 19 (3.26%) PowerShell
15 19 (3.26%) VB.NET
16 17 (2.92%) Go
17 16 (2.75%) Clojure
18 15 (2.58%) XPath
19 12 (2.06%) Rust
Qualifications
1 178 (30.58%) Security Cleared
2 134 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.59%) DV Cleared
4 48 (8.25%) CTC Cleared
5 22 (3.78%) Degree
6 21 (3.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 17 (2.92%) ISEB
7 17 (2.92%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.52%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) CITP
12 1 (0.17%) MCSA
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.59%) QA
2 21 (3.61%) SDET
3 3 (0.52%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 137 (23.54%) Docker
2 114 (19.59%) Postfix
2 114 (19.59%) Squid
2 114 (19.59%) vCloud
3 7 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.52%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.34%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.17%) NFS
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 207 (35.57%) Ansible
2 193 (33.16%) Puppet
3 122 (20.96%) Terraform
3 122 (20.96%) ZABBIX
4 120 (20.62%) Kubernetes
4 120 (20.62%) logstash
5 116 (19.93%) Kibana
5 116 (19.93%) Rancher
6 85 (14.60%) Opscode Chef
7 32 (5.50%) Packer
8 23 (3.95%) Consul
9 17 (2.92%) Nagios
10 13 (2.23%) HAProxy
11 11 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.20%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (1.03%) Graphite
14 5 (0.86%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.86%) OPNET
15 4 (0.69%) Control-M
16 3 (0.52%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 229 (39.35%) Oracle
2 120 (20.62%) VMware
3 118 (20.27%) Sonatype
4 115 (19.76%) Atlassian
5 62 (10.65%) IBM
6 32 (5.50%) Red Hat
7 29 (4.98%) AppDynamics
8 28 (4.81%) hybris
9 19 (3.26%) Splunk
10 16 (2.75%) Google
11 13 (2.23%) Vyatta
12 12 (2.06%) ATG
13 11 (1.89%) HP
14 9 (1.55%) CA Agile Central
14 9 (1.55%) Perforce
15 7 (1.20%) ForgeRock
16 6 (1.03%) Cloudera
16 6 (1.03%) Mercator
17 5 (0.86%) Adobe
17 5 (0.86%) Microsoft
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