The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 221 220 206
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 48 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.53% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.64% 3.47% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 26
Median daily rate £330 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-27.63% -9.52%
Ant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Development Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
1318 1210 1049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.68% 13.03% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 732 579
Median daily rate £415 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 24 35
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.64% -12.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.85 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.04% -2.01%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South East region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hampshire +17 24 £310 -2.36% 1
Kent - 8 - -
East Sussex +12 7 £350 -22.22% 2
Surrey -8 4 £613 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £310 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - - 1
Berkshire -11 1 £475 +26.66% 3
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 70 (68.63%) Linux
2 64 (62.75%) Subversion
3 62 (60.78%) Configuration Management
4 53 (51.96%) Maven
5 51 (50.00%) Unix
6 49 (48.04%) Integration Testing
7 48 (47.06%) Unit Testing
7 48 (47.06%) UML
7 48 (47.06%) Python
8 45 (44.12%) System Integration Testing
9 44 (43.14%) Use Case
10 43 (42.16%) Security Cleared
11 41 (40.20%) OOD
11 41 (40.20%) Java
12 40 (39.22%) C
12 40 (39.22%) Software Engineering
13 39 (38.24%) NUnit
13 39 (38.24%) CppUnit
13 39 (38.24%) ClearCase
13 39 (38.24%) GoogleTest
13 39 (38.24%) Jenkins
14 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
15 35 (34.31%) JIRA
16 34 (33.33%) Git (software)
17 33 (32.35%) SC Cleared
17 33 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
18 32 (31.37%) Derivative
19 31 (30.39%) SQL
19 31 (30.39%) OO
20 30 (29.41%) Project Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 20 (19.61%) OpenStack
2 15 (14.71%) Confluence
3 14 (13.73%) IIS
4 12 (11.76%) Tomcat
5 9 (8.82%) WebLogic
6 8 (7.84%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (4.90%) Apache
9 3 (2.94%) JBoss
9 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
10 2 (1.96%) CMS
11 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.96%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.86%) Bluemix
5 3 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.98%) IaaS
6 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) LDAP
1 3 (2.94%) SSH
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) DHCP
3 1 (0.98%) DNS
3 1 (0.98%) Firewall
3 1 (0.98%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.98%) LAN
3 1 (0.98%) MPLS
3 1 (0.98%) Network Security
3 1 (0.98%) VLAN
3 1 (0.98%) VPN
3 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) MySQL
2 9 (8.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 9 (8.82%) Big Data
3 6 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.94%) Ingres
4 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.94%) Riak
5 2 (1.96%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 64 (62.75%) Subversion
2 53 (51.96%) Maven
3 39 (38.24%) ClearCase
3 39 (38.24%) CppUnit
3 39 (38.24%) GoogleTest
3 39 (38.24%) Jenkins
3 39 (38.24%) NUnit
4 35 (34.31%) JIRA
5 34 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 26 (25.49%) Hudson
7 22 (21.57%) Gradle
8 17 (16.67%) JUnit
9 15 (14.71%) Selenium
10 13 (12.75%) Cucumber
10 13 (12.75%) JMeter
10 13 (12.75%) jMock
10 13 (12.75%) SoapUI
10 13 (12.75%) WebDriver
11 12 (11.76%) Eclipse
12 5 (4.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 19 (18.63%) Finance
2 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Billing
4 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (58.82%) Developer
2 27 (26.47%) Java Developer
3 25 (24.51%) C Developer
4 16 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (13.73%) Senior Developer
5 14 (13.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (10.78%) QA Engineer
6 11 (10.78%) Software Developer
6 11 (10.78%) Software Engineer
7 10 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (8.82%) Analyst
8 9 (8.82%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (7.84%) Analyst Developer
9 8 (7.84%) C++ Developer
9 8 (7.84%) Java Analyst Developer
10 7 (6.86%) Automation Test Analyst
10 7 (6.86%) Java Engineer
10 7 (6.86%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 7 (6.86%) Senior J2EE Developer
10 7 (6.86%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.53%) Spring
1 24 (23.53%) Web Services
2 20 (19.61%) XML
3 19 (18.63%) Java EE
3 19 (18.63%) JMS
4 16 (15.69%) REST
5 14 (13.73%) Hibernate
6 13 (12.75%) Ajax
6 13 (12.75%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (10.78%) J2EE
7 11 (10.78%) JDBC
8 10 (9.80%) Motif
9 9 (8.82%) HTML
9 9 (8.82%) JSP
10 8 (7.84%) JSON
10 8 (7.84%) Servlets
11 7 (6.86%) CSS
11 7 (6.86%) EJB
12 6 (5.88%) JSF
13 5 (4.90%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (31.37%) Derivative
2 24 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (22.55%) Computer Science
4 11 (10.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.96%) STB
8 1 (0.98%) AS400
8 1 (0.98%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) iPad
8 1 (0.98%) iSeries
8 1 (0.98%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 70 (68.63%) Linux
2 51 (50.00%) Unix
3 9 (8.82%) VMS
3 9 (8.82%) Windows
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) Solaris
6 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (60.78%) Configuration Management
2 49 (48.04%) Integration Testing
3 48 (47.06%) UML
3 48 (47.06%) Unit Testing
4 45 (44.12%) System Integration Testing
5 44 (43.14%) Use Case
6 41 (40.20%) OOD
7 40 (39.22%) Software Engineering
8 37 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (32.35%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (30.39%) OO
11 30 (29.41%) Memory Management
11 30 (29.41%) Multithreading
11 30 (29.41%) Project Management
12 29 (28.43%) Requirements Analysis
13 23 (22.55%) DevOps
14 20 (19.61%) TDD
15 15 (14.71%) BDD
16 14 (13.73%) Performance Testing
16 14 (13.73%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (47.06%) Python
2 41 (40.20%) Java
3 40 (39.22%) C
4 31 (30.39%) SQL
5 28 (27.45%) C++
6 21 (20.59%) Ruby
7 14 (13.73%) Groovy
8 10 (9.80%) Perl
8 10 (9.80%) PowerShell
9 9 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 8 (7.84%) AspectJ
10 8 (7.84%) Shell Script
11 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
12 4 (3.92%) C#
12 4 (3.92%) PHP
13 2 (1.96%) AWK
13 2 (1.96%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.96%) Jython
13 2 (1.96%) Korn
13 2 (1.96%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 43 (42.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.73%) Degree
4 13 (12.75%) ISEB
4 13 (12.75%) ISTQB
5 6 (5.88%) MCSE
5 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.94%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.69%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (11.76%) Docker
2 9 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.98%) NFS
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (23.53%) Puppet
2 23 (22.55%) Ansible
3 21 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (8.82%) SCCM
4 9 (8.82%) SCOM
5 2 (1.96%) SELinux
6 1 (0.98%) Nagios
6 1 (0.98%) Scalr
6 1 (0.98%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 15 (14.71%) Atlassian
2 12 (11.76%) Rally
2 12 (11.76%) Splunk
3 10 (9.80%) IBM
4 9 (8.82%) Dell
4 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) VMware
7 3 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.98%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.98%) ATG
8 1 (0.98%) hybris
8 1 (0.98%) NetApp
8 1 (0.98%) Perforce
8 1 (0.98%) SAP
8 1 (0.98%) Seapine
8 1 (0.98%) Serena