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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 187 166 200
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +34
Contract jobs citing Ant 55 106 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 1.12% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.81% 7.87% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 59 46
Median daily rate £450 £383 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +25.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £298 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £466 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-72.01% -14.73%
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
1144 1347 1164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.78% 14.24% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 807 686
Median daily rate £420 £385 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 45 32
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
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 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 9 December 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 9 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
Hampshire +9 25 £330 +9.09% 1
Oxfordshire - 10 £475 -
Buckinghamshire +24 8 £400 - 2
Berkshire -11 8 £450 +18.42% 1
West Sussex -4 2 £488 -
East Sussex +10 1 £344 -14.12%
Surrey -8 1 - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 66 (75.00%) Java
2 50 (56.82%) Maven
3 42 (47.73%) XML
4 39 (44.32%) Linux
4 39 (44.32%) Subversion
5 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (38.64%) Configuration Management
7 33 (37.50%) Spring
8 32 (36.36%) JUnit
9 31 (35.23%) Unit Testing
10 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
11 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
11 28 (31.82%) JMS
11 28 (31.82%) Gradle
12 27 (30.68%) REST
12 27 (30.68%) Oracle
12 27 (30.68%) Java EE
13 26 (29.55%) Python
13 26 (29.55%) TDD
14 25 (28.41%) OO
14 25 (28.41%) Eclipse
14 25 (28.41%) UML
14 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
15 24 (27.27%) HTML
15 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
16 23 (26.14%) Web Services
16 23 (26.14%) Unix
17 22 (25.00%) C
17 22 (25.00%) J2EE
17 22 (25.00%) Integration Testing

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 10 (11.36%) Documentum
1 10 (11.36%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (10.23%) Apache
2 9 (10.23%) Confluence
2 9 (10.23%) JBoss
3 8 (9.09%) nginx
3 8 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (7.95%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.82%) CMS
5 6 (6.82%) IIS
5 6 (6.82%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.68%) ATG Dynamo
6 5 (5.68%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (5.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.14%) Bluemix
5 1 (1.14%) Boomi
5 1 (1.14%) Force.com
5 1 (1.14%) GitHub
5 1 (1.14%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) HTTP
2 3 (3.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.27%) DHCP
3 2 (2.27%) DNS
3 2 (2.27%) LAN
3 2 (2.27%) LDAP
3 2 (2.27%) MPLS
3 2 (2.27%) Network Security
3 2 (2.27%) SSH
3 2 (2.27%) VLAN
3 2 (2.27%) VPN
3 2 (2.27%) WAN
4 1 (1.14%) SSL
4 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
1 7 (7.95%) NoSQL
2 6 (6.82%) DB2
2 6 (6.82%) Hadoop
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.68%) Big Data
3 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.41%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.14%) JasperReports
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (56.82%) Maven
2 39 (44.32%) Subversion
3 32 (36.36%) JUnit
4 28 (31.82%) Gradle
5 25 (28.41%) Eclipse
6 24 (27.27%) Jenkins
7 21 (23.86%) Selenium
8 20 (22.73%) ClearCase
9 15 (17.05%) CppUnit
9 15 (17.05%) GoogleTest
9 15 (17.05%) JMeter
9 15 (17.05%) NUnit
10 14 (15.91%) Git (software)
10 14 (15.91%) JIRA
11 13 (14.77%) Hudson
12 12 (13.64%) WebDriver
13 11 (12.50%) SoapUI
14 10 (11.36%) CruiseControl
14 10 (11.36%) Cucumber
14 10 (11.36%) Mockito
General
1 10 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Billing
2 2 (2.27%) Publishing
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (70.45%) Developer
2 37 (42.05%) Java Developer
3 15 (17.05%) Senior Developer
4 13 (14.77%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (11.36%) C Developer
6 9 (10.23%) Software Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.68%) Agile Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Agile Java Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Architect
10 5 (5.68%) C/C++ Developer
10 5 (5.68%) C++ Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Developer in Test
10 5 (5.68%) J2EE Developer
10 5 (5.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 4 (4.55%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (47.73%) XML
2 33 (37.50%) Spring
3 28 (31.82%) JMS
4 27 (30.68%) Java EE
4 27 (30.68%) REST
5 24 (27.27%) HTML
6 23 (26.14%) Web Services
7 22 (25.00%) J2EE
8 17 (19.32%) CSS
9 16 (18.18%) Spring MVC
10 15 (17.05%) jQuery
11 14 (15.91%) JSON
12 13 (14.77%) JSF
12 13 (14.77%) XSLT
13 12 (13.64%) AngularJS
13 12 (13.64%) SOAP
14 11 (12.50%) JDBC
14 11 (12.50%) Node.js
14 11 (12.50%) Play Framework
15 10 (11.36%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Derivative
2 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 10 (11.36%) Taxonomies
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (44.32%) Linux
2 23 (26.14%) Unix
3 14 (15.91%) Windows
4 6 (6.82%) Solaris
5 5 (5.68%) AIX
5 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.14%) Android
7 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (38.64%) Configuration Management
3 31 (35.23%) Unit Testing
4 26 (29.55%) TDD
5 25 (28.41%) OO
5 25 (28.41%) Software Engineering
5 25 (28.41%) UML
6 22 (25.00%) Integration Testing
7 21 (23.86%) System Integration Testing
8 19 (21.59%) MVC
8 19 (21.59%) Scrum
9 18 (20.45%) Project Management
10 16 (18.18%) Content Management
10 16 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (17.05%) Use Case
12 14 (15.91%) BDD
13 13 (14.77%) Multithreading
13 13 (14.77%) OOD
14 12 (13.64%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 66 (75.00%) Java
2 28 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 26 (29.55%) Python
4 22 (25.00%) C
5 19 (21.59%) C++
6 18 (20.45%) Groovy
7 13 (14.77%) SQL
8 10 (11.36%) Perl
8 10 (11.36%) XPath
9 9 (10.23%) Ruby
10 6 (6.82%) C#
11 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
11 5 (5.68%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
12 1 (1.14%) AspectJ
12 1 (1.14%) Haskell
12 1 (1.14%) Scala
12 1 (1.14%) SOQL
12 1 (1.14%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 29 (32.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 12 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) Degree
5 7 (7.95%) ISEB
5 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.27%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) PA-DSS
2 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.14%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (13.64%) Puppet
2 10 (11.36%) Ansible
3 8 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.14%) Grafana
5 1 (1.14%) Kibana
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 27 (30.68%) Oracle
2 9 (10.23%) IBM
3 8 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.82%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (5.68%) ATG
6 5 (5.68%) HP
6 5 (5.68%) Sitecore
6 5 (5.68%) Splunk
7 3 (3.41%) Adobe
8 2 (2.27%) Alterian
8 2 (2.27%) VMware
9 1 (1.14%) F5
9 1 (1.14%) Google
9 1 (1.14%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.14%) Siebel
9 1 (1.14%) webMethods