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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 229 215 205
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -10
Contract jobs citing Ant 42 57 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.25% 4.91% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 28
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
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
1292 1162 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.18% 12.16% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 712 599
Median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 30
Median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £13.50 £38.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £45.00 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

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 29 May 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 29 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
Hampshire -10 14 £310 - 4
Surrey -1 10 £500 -
East Sussex +8 7 £350 -22.22%
Kent - 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +8 3 £115 -64.61%
Berkshire -11 2 £475 +26.66% 3
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 79 (60.31%) Subversion
2 73 (55.73%) Maven
3 68 (51.91%) Linux
4 64 (48.85%) Java
4 64 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (45.04%) Configuration Management
6 56 (42.75%) Unix
6 56 (42.75%) Python
7 54 (41.22%) Unit Testing
8 53 (40.46%) Jenkins
9 51 (38.93%) UML
10 47 (35.88%) Git (software)
11 43 (32.82%) SQL
12 42 (32.06%) Use Case
13 41 (31.30%) Integration Testing
14 40 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
15 39 (29.77%) Security Cleared
16 38 (29.01%) Web Services
16 38 (29.01%) OOD
16 38 (29.01%) System Integration Testing
17 37 (28.24%) Software Engineering
18 36 (27.48%) C
19 35 (26.72%) ClearCase
19 35 (26.72%) NUnit
19 35 (26.72%) CppUnit
19 35 (26.72%) GoogleTest
20 33 (25.19%) OO
21 32 (24.43%) JIRA
22 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
22 31 (23.66%) XML

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 21 (16.03%) OpenStack
2 20 (15.27%) WebLogic
3 13 (9.92%) IIS
4 12 (9.16%) Confluence
5 9 (6.87%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (3.82%) Apache
7 5 (3.82%) WebSphere
8 4 (3.05%) JBoss
9 3 (2.29%) CMS
10 2 (1.53%) Node.js
11 1 (0.76%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.76%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) OpenText Process Suite
2 2 (1.53%) BigMachines
2 2 (1.53%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.87%) Force.com
5 5 (3.82%) Bluemix
6 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.53%) SaaS
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.76%) LDAP
3 1 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) Big Data
2 12 (9.16%) Azure SQL Database
3 10 (7.63%) MySQL
3 10 (7.63%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (6.11%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (6.11%) Riak
5 6 (4.58%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.05%) Ingres
6 4 (3.05%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.53%) MarkLogic
8 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.76%) DB2
9 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 79 (60.31%) Subversion
2 73 (55.73%) Maven
3 53 (40.46%) Jenkins
4 47 (35.88%) Git (software)
5 35 (26.72%) ClearCase
5 35 (26.72%) CppUnit
5 35 (26.72%) GoogleTest
5 35 (26.72%) NUnit
6 32 (24.43%) JIRA
7 25 (19.08%) Gradle
7 25 (19.08%) Hudson
8 18 (13.74%) Eclipse
9 14 (10.69%) JUnit
9 14 (10.69%) Selenium
10 13 (9.92%) Toad
11 11 (8.40%) SoapUI
12 10 (7.63%) Cucumber
12 10 (7.63%) JMeter
12 10 (7.63%) jMock
12 10 (7.63%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (18.32%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Publishing
3 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Banking
4 2 (1.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (66.41%) Developer
2 42 (32.06%) Java Developer
3 21 (16.03%) Senior Developer
3 21 (16.03%) Senior Java Developer
4 20 (15.27%) C Developer
4 20 (15.27%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (9.16%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Analyst
6 9 (6.87%) Azure Engineer
6 9 (6.87%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Analyst Developer
7 8 (6.11%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Java Analyst Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Linux Developer
7 8 (6.11%) QA Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (29.01%) Web Services
2 31 (23.66%) XML
3 24 (18.32%) Java EE
3 24 (18.32%) Spring
4 23 (17.56%) HTML
4 23 (17.56%) JMS
5 20 (15.27%) CSS
5 20 (15.27%) REST
6 18 (13.74%) EJB
7 17 (12.98%) JSF
8 16 (12.21%) SOAP
9 14 (10.69%) Hibernate
9 14 (10.69%) JPA
10 13 (9.92%) J2EE
10 13 (9.92%) Java SE
11 12 (9.16%) Ajax
11 12 (9.16%) JSON
12 11 (8.40%) JRules
12 11 (8.40%) Visualforce
13 10 (7.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.37%) Derivative
2 26 (19.85%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (17.56%) Computer Science
4 13 (9.92%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (6.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.29%) W3C
7 2 (1.53%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.53%) User Experience
8 1 (0.76%) AS400
8 1 (0.76%) Ergonomics
8 1 (0.76%) iPad
8 1 (0.76%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.91%) Linux
2 56 (42.75%) Unix
3 12 (9.16%) VMS
4 8 (6.11%) Windows
5 6 (4.58%) Android
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.29%) Solaris
7 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.85%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (45.04%) Configuration Management
3 54 (41.22%) Unit Testing
4 51 (38.93%) UML
5 42 (32.06%) Use Case
6 41 (31.30%) Integration Testing
7 40 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
8 38 (29.01%) OOD
8 38 (29.01%) System Integration Testing
9 37 (28.24%) Software Engineering
10 33 (25.19%) OO
11 29 (22.14%) Project Management
11 29 (22.14%) Scrum
12 28 (21.37%) Memory Management
12 28 (21.37%) Multithreading
13 26 (19.85%) Requirements Analysis
14 25 (19.08%) DevOps
15 24 (18.32%) TDD
16 20 (15.27%) Waterfall
17 14 (10.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 64 (48.85%) Java
2 56 (42.75%) Python
3 43 (32.82%) SQL
4 36 (27.48%) C
5 31 (23.66%) JavaScript
6 29 (22.14%) C++
7 22 (16.79%) Ruby
8 16 (12.21%) PL/SQL
9 13 (9.92%) PowerShell
9 13 (9.92%) Shell Script
10 12 (9.16%) Groovy
11 11 (8.40%) Apex Code
12 9 (6.87%) Perl
12 9 (6.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 8 (6.11%) Jython
14 6 (4.58%) AspectJ
15 5 (3.82%) PHP
16 4 (3.05%) C#
17 2 (1.53%) AWK
17 2 (1.53%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (29.77%) Security Cleared
2 27 (20.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.45%) Degree
4 10 (7.63%) ISEB
4 10 (7.63%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.34%) MCSE
5 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.92%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) WCAG
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (11.45%) Docker
2 12 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) NFS
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (19.85%) Puppet
2 25 (19.08%) Ansible
2 25 (19.08%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (9.16%) SCCM
3 12 (9.16%) SCOM
4 2 (1.53%) SELinux
5 1 (0.76%) Nagios
5 1 (0.76%) Scalr
5 1 (0.76%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 20 (15.27%) Oracle
2 14 (10.69%) Splunk
3 13 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.16%) Atlassian
4 12 (9.16%) Dell
5 11 (8.40%) IBM
5 11 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (6.87%) Rally
7 5 (3.82%) VMware
8 3 (2.29%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.53%) hybris
9 2 (1.53%) Siebel
10 1 (0.76%) Adobe
10 1 (0.76%) ATG
10 1 (0.76%) NetApp
10 1 (0.76%) Perforce
10 1 (0.76%) SAP
10 1 (0.76%) Seapine
10 1 (0.76%) Serena
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