The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 386 395 354
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -41
Contract jobs citing Ant 249 275 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.50% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.02% 3.34% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 173 211
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £28.92 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.70% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £36.00 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.98 £44.00 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-71.66% -15.78%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8242 8245 7365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.63% 15.01% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 5562 5057
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £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 101 179 121
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 £32.35 £24.23 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £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

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Ant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant within the UK.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant within the UK.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Ant
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Ant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 11 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
England +2 238 £450 +9.09% 35
London +33 104 £500 -0.19% 14
South East -32 55 £450 +16.88% 4
Hampshire +8 25 £330 +9.09% 1
South West +8 20 £375 -21.05% 7
East of England +2 17 £529 +32.18% 2
East Midlands +6 15 £420 +5.00% 1
City of London -2 14 £550 - 6
Hertfordshire - 13 £645 -
Croydon -8 12 £375 -
West Midlands -1 11 £450 +38.46%
Gloucestershire -1 10 £455 -9.00%
Oxfordshire - 10 £475 -
Hook +1 9 £470 +70.90%
Buckinghamshire +22 8 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes +17 8 £400 - 2
Cheltenham +5 8 £525 +13.51%
Berkshire -5 8 £450 +18.42% 1
Northamptonshire -6 8 £420 -6.66% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 7 £413 +37.50%
Nottingham +2 7 £413 +37.50%
Swindon +12 6 £369 -4.83% 3
Wiltshire +2 6 £369 -4.83% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £600 -
Scotland +8 5 £275 -42.10% 1
North West -7 4 £413 +10.00% 2
Shropshire - 4 £450 -
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Oxford - 4 £494 -
Yorkshire +18 3 £413 +3.12% 4

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 with a requirement for Ant.

1 434 (73.31%) Maven
2 406 (68.58%) Agile Software Development
3 388 (65.54%) Java
4 336 (56.76%) Jenkins
5 277 (46.79%) Git (software)
6 262 (44.26%) Continuous Integration
7 259 (43.75%) Linux
8 237 (40.03%) JUnit
9 234 (39.53%) Oracle
10 228 (38.51%) JIRA
11 225 (38.01%) Scrum
12 210 (35.47%) DevOps
13 205 (34.63%) Ansible
14 187 (31.59%) Configuration Management
15 186 (31.42%) Continuous Delivery
16 185 (31.25%) Puppet
17 172 (29.05%) Security Cleared
18 165 (27.87%) Apache
19 163 (27.53%) Amazon AWS
20 153 (25.84%) SonarQube
21 151 (25.51%) Sonatype Nexus
22 149 (25.17%) Confluence
22 149 (25.17%) Ruby
23 147 (24.83%) Subversion
24 145 (24.49%) JavaScript
25 144 (24.32%) Hadoop
26 137 (23.14%) Docker
27 136 (22.97%) Shell Script
28 133 (22.47%) SQL
29 131 (22.13%) HTML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 165 (27.87%) Apache
2 149 (25.17%) Confluence
3 125 (21.11%) Elasticsearch
4 80 (13.51%) JBoss
5 70 (11.82%) Tomcat
6 60 (10.14%) WebSphere
7 38 (6.42%) WebLogic
8 28 (4.73%) nginx
9 19 (3.21%) IIS
10 17 (2.87%) OpenStack
11 16 (2.70%) Documentum
12 14 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 11 (1.86%) CMS
14 10 (1.69%) Apache Spark
14 10 (1.69%) Drupal
15 9 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (1.18%) Apache Solr
17 6 (1.01%) Jetty
18 5 (0.84%) ATG Dynamo
18 5 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 110 (18.58%) HipChat
2 7 (1.18%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.68%) MS Office
4 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Magento
2 8 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 163 (27.53%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.70%) IaaS
3 11 (1.86%) GitHub
4 10 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.84%) Force.com
7 4 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.51%) SaaS
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.17%) Boomi
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 122 (20.61%) DNS
2 117 (19.76%) SSH
3 115 (19.43%) OpenLDAP
3 115 (19.43%) OpenVPN
4 23 (3.89%) Reverse Proxy
5 21 (3.55%) HTTP
6 20 (3.38%) VPN
7 18 (3.04%) IPsec
8 17 (2.87%) Firewall
9 9 (1.52%) Internet
10 6 (1.01%) FTP
11 5 (0.84%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.68%) SSL
13 3 (0.51%) DHCP
13 3 (0.51%) LDAP
14 2 (0.34%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.34%) LAN
14 2 (0.34%) MPLS
14 2 (0.34%) VLAN
14 2 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (24.32%) Hadoop
2 122 (20.61%) PostgreSQL
3 56 (9.46%) Relational Database
4 44 (7.43%) DB2
5 41 (6.93%) MySQL
5 41 (6.93%) Oracle Database
6 37 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 36 (6.08%) NoSQL
8 30 (5.07%) SQL Server
9 28 (4.73%) Big Data
10 26 (4.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (3.38%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.18%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.18%) DB2 UDB
12 7 (1.18%) HBase
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.68%) OrientDB
15 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (0.51%) Riak
Development Applications
1 434 (73.31%) Maven
2 336 (56.76%) Jenkins
3 277 (46.79%) Git (software)
4 237 (40.03%) JUnit
5 228 (38.51%) JIRA
6 153 (25.84%) SonarQube
7 151 (25.51%) Sonatype Nexus
8 147 (24.83%) Subversion
9 120 (20.27%) Gradle
10 116 (19.59%) Eclipse
11 115 (19.43%) Liquibase
12 112 (18.92%) JIRA Agile
13 106 (17.91%) Selenium
14 95 (16.05%) Bitbucket
15 60 (10.14%) SoapUI
16 55 (9.29%) Cucumber
17 48 (8.11%) WebDriver
18 45 (7.60%) TeamCity
19 44 (7.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 41 (6.93%) Hudson
General
1 69 (11.66%) Finance
2 57 (9.63%) Banking
3 20 (3.38%) Retail
4 13 (2.20%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.18%) Games
5 7 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.51%) Front Office
7 3 (0.51%) Marketing
8 2 (0.34%) Billing
8 2 (0.34%) Electronics
8 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.34%) Publishing
8 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 263 (44.43%) Developer
2 201 (33.95%) Java Developer
3 135 (22.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 59 (9.97%) Senior DevOps
4 59 (9.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 38 (6.42%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.25%) Architect
7 34 (5.74%) Senior Java Developer
8 33 (5.57%) Consultant
9 28 (4.73%) Lead DevOps
10 23 (3.89%) Test Engineer
11 22 (3.72%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.55%) Agile Developer
12 21 (3.55%) Agile Java Developer
13 20 (3.38%) DV Cleared Java Developer
14 19 (3.21%) Java Engineer
15 18 (3.04%) DevOps Consultant
16 15 (2.53%) J2EE Developer
16 15 (2.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
17 13 (2.20%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (22.13%) HTML
2 130 (21.96%) Web Services
3 128 (21.62%) Spring
4 121 (20.44%) XML
5 116 (19.59%) MCollective
6 114 (19.26%) ELK Stack
7 112 (18.92%) CSS
8 110 (18.58%) Software Packaging
9 108 (18.24%) J2EE
10 80 (13.51%) JSON
11 78 (13.18%) JSP
12 76 (12.84%) JMS
12 76 (12.84%) SOAP
13 73 (12.33%) Java EE
14 71 (11.99%) REST
15 66 (11.15%) jQuery
16 59 (9.97%) Hibernate
17 52 (8.78%) RESTful
18 50 (8.45%) Ajax
19 45 (7.60%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.22%) Algorithms
3 19 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 18 (3.04%) Data Structures
5 17 (2.87%) Derivative
6 11 (1.86%) N-Tier
6 11 (1.86%) User Experience
6 11 (1.86%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.69%) Taxonomies
8 8 (1.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.84%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.84%) CMDB
9 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.84%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.84%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.68%) iPad
10 4 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 259 (43.75%) Linux
2 105 (17.74%) CentOS
3 85 (14.36%) Unix
4 54 (9.12%) Windows
5 51 (8.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (5.41%) AIX
7 18 (3.04%) Solaris
8 13 (2.20%) RancherOS
8 13 (2.20%) VyOS
9 8 (1.35%) Fedora
10 5 (0.84%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.68%) Android
12 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.51%) Debian
12 3 (0.51%) HPUX
12 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (68.58%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (44.26%) Continuous Integration
3 225 (38.01%) Scrum
4 210 (35.47%) DevOps
5 187 (31.59%) Configuration Management
6 186 (31.42%) Continuous Delivery
7 119 (20.10%) Service Management
8 110 (18.58%) Identity Management
9 109 (18.41%) TDD
10 106 (17.91%) OO
11 90 (15.20%) Workflow
12 84 (14.19%) Coaching
13 83 (14.02%) BDD
14 81 (13.68%) Case Management
15 77 (13.01%) Software Engineering
16 74 (12.50%) E-Commerce
17 73 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 68 (11.49%) UML
18 68 (11.49%) Unit Testing
19 64 (10.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 388 (65.54%) Java
2 149 (25.17%) Ruby
3 145 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 136 (22.97%) Shell Script
5 133 (22.47%) SQL
6 121 (20.44%) Python
7 71 (11.99%) Perl
8 48 (8.11%) Groovy
9 41 (6.93%) C#
10 37 (6.25%) Bash Shell
11 28 (4.73%) PHP
12 27 (4.56%) C
13 26 (4.39%) PL/SQL
14 22 (3.72%) C++
15 19 (3.21%) VB.NET
16 16 (2.70%) Clojure
16 16 (2.70%) Go
16 16 (2.70%) PowerShell
16 16 (2.70%) XPath
17 12 (2.03%) Rust
Qualifications
1 172 (29.05%) Security Cleared
2 129 (21.79%) SC Cleared
3 50 (8.45%) DV Cleared
4 48 (8.11%) CTC Cleared
5 22 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (3.21%) Degree
7 15 (2.53%) ISEB
7 15 (2.53%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.51%) OCPJP
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.34%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.17%) MCSA
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (8.11%) QA
2 23 (3.89%) SDET
3 3 (0.51%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 137 (23.14%) Docker
2 114 (19.26%) Postfix
2 114 (19.26%) Squid
2 114 (19.26%) vCloud
3 7 (1.18%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.51%) 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
1 205 (34.63%) Ansible
2 185 (31.25%) Puppet
3 122 (20.61%) Terraform
4 120 (20.27%) Kubernetes
5 119 (20.10%) logstash
5 119 (20.10%) ZABBIX
6 117 (19.76%) Kibana
7 116 (19.59%) Rancher
8 80 (13.51%) Opscode Chef
9 32 (5.41%) Packer
10 23 (3.89%) Consul
11 14 (2.36%) Nagios
12 13 (2.20%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (1.01%) Graphite
14 6 (1.01%) Oracle Identity Management
15 5 (0.84%) Capistrano
15 5 (0.84%) OPNET
16 4 (0.68%) Control-M
17 3 (0.51%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 234 (39.53%) Oracle
2 120 (20.27%) VMware
3 118 (19.93%) Sonatype
4 112 (18.92%) Atlassian
5 60 (10.14%) IBM
6 33 (5.57%) Red Hat
7 29 (4.90%) AppDynamics
8 28 (4.73%) hybris
9 20 (3.38%) Google
10 18 (3.04%) Splunk
11 14 (2.36%) ATG
12 13 (2.20%) Vyatta
13 12 (2.03%) Perforce
14 11 (1.86%) HP
15 7 (1.18%) Adobe
15 7 (1.18%) CA Agile Central
16 6 (1.01%) Cloudera
16 6 (1.01%) ForgeRock
16 6 (1.01%) Microsoft
16 6 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
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