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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 348 405 401
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 337 275 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.78% 3.45% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 159 155
Median daily rate £460 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £378
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £37.73 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.78%

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
8918 7981 7154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.36% 13.65% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6007 5246 4572
Median daily rate £430 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 153 132
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £23.13 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 24 August 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
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 24 August 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 +66 326 £463 +2.77% 60
London +69 192 £500 -1.47% 27
South East +23 40 £339 -24.61% 11
East of England +11 33 £475 +72.72% 2
Hampshire +21 23 £321 +1.18% 2
Croydon +8 23 £375 -15.49%
West Midlands -14 22 £465 +16.25% 1
City of London +13 18 £600 +14.28% 7
Birmingham - 14 £465 - 1
Bedfordshire - 14 £490 -
Hook +14 13 £290 -6.45%
South West +10 13 £400 -11.11% 9
Hertfordshire +8 12 £475 - 1
East Midlands +4 12 £450 +24.13% 1
Luton - 12 £465 -
Northamptonshire +6 10 £450 +47.54% 1
North West +16 9 £420 +5.00% 2
Watford +4 9 - -
Suffolk +11 7 £475 +72.72%
Gloucestershire +6 7 £413 -5.71% 1
Manchester -6 7 £420 +5.00% 1
Scotland -8 5 £345 -11.53% 4
Yorkshire -9 5 £338 -0.73% 3
Bury St Edmunds - 5 £475 -
Glasgow +8 4 £345 +31.42% 3
Cheltenham +3 4 £406 -5.68% 1
Surrey -5 4 £613 +22.50% 1
West Sussex - 4 £318 -
Reading +14 3 - - 2
Swindon +10 3 £366 -21.39%

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 454 (75.42%) Maven
2 404 (67.11%) Java
3 373 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
4 323 (53.65%) Jenkins
5 295 (49.00%) Continuous Integration
6 285 (47.34%) Linux
7 277 (46.01%) Git (software)
8 216 (35.88%) Oracle
9 212 (35.22%) JIRA
10 209 (34.72%) Subversion
11 208 (34.55%) DevOps
12 205 (34.05%) JUnit
13 186 (30.90%) Configuration Management
14 181 (30.07%) Ansible
15 177 (29.40%) Puppet
16 174 (28.90%) Scrum
17 166 (27.57%) SQL
18 161 (26.74%) JavaScript
19 151 (25.08%) HTML
20 150 (24.92%) Spring
21 148 (24.58%) Continuous Delivery
22 146 (24.25%) Ruby
23 144 (23.92%) Security Cleared
24 142 (23.59%) Web Services
25 133 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
26 119 (19.77%) TDD
27 118 (19.60%) Gradle
28 117 (19.44%) SC Cleared
28 117 (19.44%) Apache
29 116 (19.27%) Unix

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
1 117 (19.44%) Apache
2 113 (18.77%) Confluence
3 111 (18.44%) Tomcat
4 76 (12.62%) Elasticsearch
5 61 (10.13%) JBoss
6 54 (8.97%) OpenStack
7 48 (7.97%) WebLogic
8 41 (6.81%) WebSphere
9 36 (5.98%) IIS
9 36 (5.98%) Jetty
10 31 (5.15%) nginx
11 10 (1.66%) Apache Spark
11 10 (1.66%) CMS
12 9 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
12 9 (1.50%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (1.33%) Commerce Server
13 8 (1.33%) Documentum
13 8 (1.33%) Drupal
14 5 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 70 (11.63%) HipChat
2 4 (0.66%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.33%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 133 (22.09%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.98%) IaaS
3 27 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.49%) PaaS
5 11 (1.83%) SaaS
6 10 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.33%) Bluemix
7 8 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (1.00%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.66%) GitHub
11 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.33%) Force.com
12 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.17%) Heroku
13 1 (0.17%) Office 365
13 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 81 (13.46%) DNS
2 76 (12.62%) SSH
3 72 (11.96%) OpenLDAP
3 72 (11.96%) OpenVPN
4 28 (4.65%) HTTP
5 11 (1.83%) Firewall
6 8 (1.33%) LDAP
7 7 (1.16%) IPsec
7 7 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (1.00%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.00%) VPN
9 5 (0.83%) DHCP
10 3 (0.50%) FTP
10 3 (0.50%) PuTTY
10 3 (0.50%) SSL
10 3 (0.50%) WinSCP
11 2 (0.33%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.33%) Multicast
11 2 (0.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.62%) Hadoop
2 80 (13.29%) PostgreSQL
3 76 (12.62%) MySQL
4 57 (9.47%) Relational Database
5 46 (7.64%) NoSQL
6 42 (6.98%) Oracle Database
7 37 (6.15%) RDBMS
8 36 (5.98%) SQL Server
9 32 (5.32%) DB2
10 30 (4.98%) Apache Hive
11 25 (4.15%) MongoDB
12 21 (3.49%) Big Data
13 20 (3.32%) Impala
13 20 (3.32%) Neo4j
14 15 (2.49%) Oracle Reports
15 13 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
15 13 (2.16%) Oracle OWB
16 11 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
17 10 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
17 10 (1.66%) HBase
Development Applications
1 454 (75.42%) Maven
2 323 (53.65%) Jenkins
3 277 (46.01%) Git (software)
4 212 (35.22%) JIRA
5 209 (34.72%) Subversion
6 205 (34.05%) JUnit
7 118 (19.60%) Gradle
8 107 (17.77%) SonarQube
9 100 (16.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 99 (16.45%) Selenium
11 94 (15.61%) Eclipse
12 73 (12.13%) Liquibase
13 72 (11.96%) JIRA Agile
14 68 (11.30%) Bitbucket
14 68 (11.30%) TeamCity
15 67 (11.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 54 (8.97%) Cucumber
16 54 (8.97%) Hudson
17 48 (7.97%) ClearCase
18 45 (7.48%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (15.28%) Finance
2 68 (11.30%) Banking
3 14 (2.33%) Retail
4 11 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.66%) Front Office
5 10 (1.66%) Marketing
5 10 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.00%) Games
7 3 (0.50%) Legal
8 2 (0.33%) Billing
8 2 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Advertising
9 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 279 (46.35%) Developer
2 186 (30.90%) Java Developer
3 148 (24.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 63 (10.47%) Senior DevOps
4 63 (10.47%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 48 (7.97%) Senior Developer
6 41 (6.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (4.98%) Lead DevOps
8 28 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
9 27 (4.49%) Agile Developer
10 26 (4.32%) Analyst
10 26 (4.32%) Architect
11 24 (3.99%) Consultant
12 21 (3.49%) Java Engineer
12 21 (3.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (3.49%) Test Engineer
13 20 (3.32%) C Developer
13 20 (3.32%) Oracle Developer
14 18 (2.99%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (25.08%) HTML
2 150 (24.92%) Spring
3 142 (23.59%) Web Services
4 115 (19.10%) CSS
4 115 (19.10%) XML
5 101 (16.78%) J2EE
6 95 (15.78%) JSP
7 79 (13.12%) JSON
8 78 (12.96%) REST
9 77 (12.79%) Hibernate
10 73 (12.13%) MCollective
11 71 (11.79%) ELK Stack
12 70 (11.63%) SOAP
13 65 (10.80%) Software Packaging
14 64 (10.63%) Ajax
15 63 (10.47%) Struts
16 61 (10.13%) HTML5
17 53 (8.80%) JDBC
18 52 (8.64%) AngularJS
19 51 (8.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.48%) Computer Science
2 31 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.99%) Derivative
4 21 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.16%) User Experience
6 17 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (1.99%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.83%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.50%) Data Extraction
10 9 (1.50%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 8 (1.33%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.83%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.66%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 285 (47.34%) Linux
2 116 (19.27%) Unix
3 81 (13.46%) CentOS
4 65 (10.80%) Windows
5 31 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.49%) AIX
7 17 (2.82%) Fedora
8 16 (2.66%) Solaris
9 15 (2.49%) Android
10 14 (2.33%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.83%) Windows Server
12 10 (1.66%) VMS
13 6 (1.00%) Debian
14 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
17 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (61.96%) Agile Software Development
2 295 (49.00%) Continuous Integration
3 208 (34.55%) DevOps
4 186 (30.90%) Configuration Management
5 174 (28.90%) Scrum
6 148 (24.58%) Continuous Delivery
7 119 (19.77%) TDD
8 115 (19.10%) OO
9 92 (15.28%) Service Management
10 86 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 77 (12.79%) BDD
12 71 (11.79%) E-Commerce
12 71 (11.79%) UML
13 70 (11.63%) Software Engineering
14 65 (10.80%) Identity Management
15 59 (9.80%) Case Management
15 59 (9.80%) Coaching
16 55 (9.14%) OOP
17 53 (8.80%) Workflow
18 48 (7.97%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 404 (67.11%) Java
2 166 (27.57%) SQL
3 161 (26.74%) JavaScript
4 146 (24.25%) Ruby
5 112 (18.60%) Python
6 105 (17.44%) Shell Script
7 58 (9.63%) Perl
8 41 (6.81%) C
9 39 (6.48%) PHP
9 39 (6.48%) PL/SQL
10 37 (6.15%) C++
11 36 (5.98%) C#
12 35 (5.81%) Groovy
13 30 (4.98%) Bash Shell
14 20 (3.32%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.66%) Scala
16 13 (2.16%) VB
17 12 (1.99%) Objective-C
18 11 (1.83%) Clojure
18 11 (1.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 144 (23.92%) Security Cleared
2 117 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 35 (5.81%) Degree
4 32 (5.32%) CTC Cleared
5 24 (3.99%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 14 (2.33%) ISEB
8 13 (2.16%) ISTQB
9 12 (1.99%) OCPJP
9 12 (1.99%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (1.66%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.66%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.50%) MCSE
12 3 (0.50%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.33%) RHCE
14 1 (0.17%) HND
14 1 (0.17%) ISEB Practitioner
14 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (8.47%) QA
2 16 (2.66%) SDET
3 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.33%) ISO20022
System Software
1 112 (18.60%) Docker
2 71 (11.79%) Postfix
2 71 (11.79%) Squid
3 68 (11.30%) vCloud
4 25 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (3.49%) Active Directory
6 13 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.66%) KVM
8 6 (1.00%) NFS
8 6 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.00%) vSphere
9 2 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
10 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 181 (30.07%) Ansible
2 177 (29.40%) Puppet
3 109 (18.11%) Opscode Chef
4 80 (13.29%) logstash
4 80 (13.29%) ZABBIX
5 79 (13.12%) Terraform
6 74 (12.29%) Kubernetes
7 73 (12.13%) Rancher
8 72 (11.96%) Kibana
9 24 (3.99%) Packer
10 14 (2.33%) Nagios
11 10 (1.66%) SCCM
11 10 (1.66%) SCOM
12 8 (1.33%) Oracle Identity Management
13 6 (1.00%) Consul
13 6 (1.00%) yum
14 5 (0.83%) Graphite
15 3 (0.50%) HP Fortify
15 3 (0.50%) OPNET
16 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 216 (35.88%) Oracle
2 100 (16.61%) VMware
3 95 (15.78%) Atlassian
4 77 (12.79%) Sonatype
5 74 (12.29%) IBM
6 36 (5.98%) Splunk
7 22 (3.65%) Microsoft
7 22 (3.65%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.32%) hybris
9 18 (2.99%) ATG
10 16 (2.66%) NetApp
10 16 (2.66%) Rally
11 14 (2.33%) Google
12 12 (1.99%) AppDynamics
13 10 (1.66%) webMethods
14 8 (1.33%) Dell
14 8 (1.33%) ForgeRock
15 7 (1.16%) HP
15 7 (1.16%) Perforce
16 6 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
South Wales
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £610 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago