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 27 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 404 406 374
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -32
Contract jobs citing Ant 253 242 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.02% 3.28% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 140 180
Median daily rate £450 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% -7.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-27.63% -9.52%

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
8383 7380 6895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.53% 13.38% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5770 4880 4390
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 123 156
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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 27 June 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 27 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
England +6 233 £450 -5.26% 37
London +15 121 £500 -4.76% 15
South East +9 48 £330 -5.71% 8
Hampshire +18 24 £310 -2.36% 1
City of London +29 13 £600 +9.09% 1
West Midlands - 12 £430 - 2
East of England +12 11 £438 +9.37%
East Midlands +3 11 £430 +32.30% 1
Hook +7 10 £290 -6.45%
Northamptonshire +1 10 £440 +40.80% 1
South West 0 10 £475 +2.70% 8
North West -21 10 £388 -17.33% 1
Yorkshire +4 8 £375 +10.29% 2
Scotland -33 8 £345 -13.75% 4
Birmingham - 8 £445 - 1
Kent - 8 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 8 - -
East Sussex +13 7 £350 -22.22% 2
Wales - 7 - -
Glasgow +3 6 £345 - 2
Gloucestershire -6 6 £500 +8.10% 1
Manchester -12 6 £425 -13.53% 1
South Wales - 6 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 £375 - 2
Sheffield - 5 £375 - 1
Surrey -7 4 £613 - 1
Staines -9 4 £613 -
Croydon -15 4 £438 +6.06%
Northampton - 4 £450 -
Merseyside - 4 £316 -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Ant.

1 370 (70.61%) Java
2 356 (67.94%) Maven
3 283 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
4 236 (45.04%) Jenkins
5 226 (43.13%) Linux
6 210 (40.08%) Subversion
7 201 (38.36%) Continuous Integration
8 187 (35.69%) Git (software)
9 168 (32.06%) SQL
10 158 (30.15%) JavaScript
11 150 (28.63%) Spring
12 145 (27.67%) Oracle
13 144 (27.48%) Web Services
14 143 (27.29%) HTML
15 141 (26.91%) XML
16 137 (26.15%) JIRA
17 135 (25.76%) Unix
18 134 (25.57%) Configuration Management
18 134 (25.57%) DevOps
19 118 (22.52%) Python
20 109 (20.80%) Puppet
21 108 (20.61%) JUnit
22 105 (20.04%) CSS
23 104 (19.85%) OO
24 103 (19.66%) TDD
25 102 (19.47%) Gradle
26 101 (19.27%) J2EE
27 100 (19.08%) Scrum
28 99 (18.89%) Unit Testing
29 97 (18.51%) Tomcat

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 97 (18.51%) Tomcat
2 68 (12.98%) JBoss
2 68 (12.98%) WebLogic
3 62 (11.83%) OpenStack
4 50 (9.54%) Confluence
5 47 (8.97%) Apache
6 40 (7.63%) WebSphere
7 38 (7.25%) IIS
8 34 (6.49%) Jetty
9 30 (5.73%) nginx
10 14 (2.67%) CMS
11 11 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.10%) IBM HTTP Server
12 10 (1.91%) Apache Spark
12 10 (1.91%) FileNet
12 10 (1.91%) LiveCycle
12 10 (1.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.72%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (1.53%) ATG Dynamo
15 7 (1.34%) GeoServer
Applications
1 8 (1.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.34%) Gliffy
3 3 (0.57%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.38%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.02%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.58%) IaaS
4 17 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.86%) PaaS
6 13 (2.48%) SaaS
7 8 (1.53%) Bluemix
7 8 (1.53%) GitHub
8 6 (1.15%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.19%) Force.com
13 1 (0.19%) Heroku
13 1 (0.19%) Office 365
13 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.96%) HTTP
2 11 (2.10%) DNS
3 10 (1.91%) Internet
4 9 (1.72%) SSL
5 7 (1.34%) LDAP
5 7 (1.34%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.15%) SSH
7 5 (0.95%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.76%) DHCP
9 3 (0.57%) FTP
9 3 (0.57%) IPsec
9 3 (0.57%) OpenLDAP
9 3 (0.57%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.57%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.57%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.38%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.38%) Multicast
10 2 (0.38%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.38%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.11%) MySQL
2 50 (9.54%) Relational Database
3 47 (8.97%) Oracle Database
4 44 (8.40%) NoSQL
5 39 (7.44%) RDBMS
5 39 (7.44%) SQL Server
6 28 (5.34%) Apache Hive
7 23 (4.39%) Big Data
8 20 (3.82%) Impala
8 20 (3.82%) Neo4j
9 19 (3.63%) BusinessObjects
9 19 (3.63%) DB2
10 18 (3.44%) Hadoop
11 17 (3.24%) Azure SQL Database
12 15 (2.86%) MongoDB
13 14 (2.67%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (2.29%) Oracle OWB
16 10 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
16 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 356 (67.94%) Maven
2 236 (45.04%) Jenkins
3 210 (40.08%) Subversion
4 187 (35.69%) Git (software)
5 137 (26.15%) JIRA
6 108 (20.61%) JUnit
7 102 (19.47%) Gradle
8 94 (17.94%) Eclipse
9 79 (15.08%) Selenium
10 74 (14.12%) Hudson
11 73 (13.93%) ClearCase
12 57 (10.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 57 (10.88%) TeamCity
13 42 (8.02%) NUnit
14 39 (7.44%) CppUnit
14 39 (7.44%) GoogleTest
15 32 (6.11%) SoapUI
16 31 (5.92%) ClearQuest
17 30 (5.73%) Cucumber
18 29 (5.53%) Artifactory
General
1 93 (17.75%) Finance
2 60 (11.45%) Banking
3 11 (2.10%) Marketing
4 10 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.72%) Front Office
5 9 (1.72%) Retail
6 6 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.95%) Games
7 5 (0.95%) Legal
8 3 (0.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.38%) Electronics
9 2 (0.38%) Publishing
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
10 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 304 (58.02%) Developer
2 185 (35.31%) Java Developer
3 97 (18.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (8.59%) Senior Developer
5 40 (7.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 30 (5.73%) Senior DevOps
6 30 (5.73%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 28 (5.34%) Analyst
8 26 (4.96%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (4.77%) C Developer
10 20 (3.82%) Agile Developer
10 20 (3.82%) Java Engineer
11 18 (3.44%) J2EE Developer
11 18 (3.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 18 (3.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (3.44%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 17 (3.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 16 (3.05%) Azure DevOps
13 16 (3.05%) Oracle Developer
14 15 (2.86%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (28.63%) Spring
2 144 (27.48%) Web Services
3 143 (27.29%) HTML
4 141 (26.91%) XML
5 105 (20.04%) CSS
6 101 (19.27%) J2EE
7 88 (16.79%) JSP
8 80 (15.27%) Hibernate
9 79 (15.08%) REST
10 74 (14.12%) SOAP
11 66 (12.60%) JSON
12 61 (11.64%) Ajax
13 57 (10.88%) HTML5
14 52 (9.92%) Struts
15 51 (9.73%) Java EE
16 48 (9.16%) AngularJS
17 47 (8.97%) JDBC
18 46 (8.78%) CSS3
19 41 (7.82%) jQuery
20 37 (7.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.49%) Computer Science
2 34 (6.49%) Derivative
3 24 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (4.01%) User Experience
5 14 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (2.10%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.91%) Data Extraction
7 10 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.91%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.72%) Replication
9 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.53%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.15%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.95%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.76%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.76%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 226 (43.13%) Linux
2 135 (25.76%) Unix
3 62 (11.83%) Windows
4 18 (3.44%) Solaris
5 17 (3.24%) VMS
6 16 (3.05%) Android
6 16 (3.05%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.05%) CentOS
7 13 (2.48%) AIX
8 11 (2.10%) Fedora
8 11 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (2.10%) Windows Server
9 6 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.57%) Debian
10 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (38.36%) Continuous Integration
3 134 (25.57%) Configuration Management
3 134 (25.57%) DevOps
4 104 (19.85%) OO
5 103 (19.66%) TDD
6 100 (19.08%) Scrum
7 99 (18.89%) Unit Testing
8 74 (14.12%) UML
9 66 (12.60%) Software Engineering
10 63 (12.02%) E-Commerce
11 58 (11.07%) Integration Testing
12 56 (10.69%) Use Case
13 53 (10.11%) BDD
14 49 (9.35%) Continuous Delivery
15 48 (9.16%) OOD
16 46 (8.78%) System Integration Testing
17 43 (8.21%) Multithreading
18 42 (8.02%) Release Management
18 42 (8.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 370 (70.61%) Java
2 168 (32.06%) SQL
3 158 (30.15%) JavaScript
4 118 (22.52%) Python
5 62 (11.83%) Ruby
6 60 (11.45%) Perl
7 56 (10.69%) C++
8 54 (10.31%) C
8 54 (10.31%) PL/SQL
9 40 (7.63%) Shell Script
10 37 (7.06%) Bash Shell
11 30 (5.73%) Groovy
12 29 (5.53%) C#
13 25 (4.77%) PHP
14 22 (4.20%) PowerShell
15 17 (3.24%) Scala
16 16 (3.05%) Objective-C
17 12 (2.29%) VB
18 11 (2.10%) Apex Code
18 11 (2.10%) Jython
Qualifications
1 95 (18.13%) Security Cleared
2 65 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.68%) Degree
4 17 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.05%) ISEB
6 13 (2.48%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.29%) Sun Certification
8 11 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.91%) OCPJP
9 10 (1.91%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.15%) MCSE
10 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.95%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (0.57%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.38%) RHCE
14 1 (0.19%) CITP
14 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.44%) QA
2 8 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.38%) ISO20022
4 2 (0.38%) WAI
4 2 (0.38%) WCAG
5 1 (0.19%) SDET
System Software
1 45 (8.59%) Docker
2 26 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.39%) Active Directory
4 13 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.29%) vSphere
6 10 (1.91%) KVM
7 5 (0.95%) NFS
7 5 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.76%) vCloud
9 3 (0.57%) Postfix
9 3 (0.57%) Squid
10 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.19%) Samba
11 1 (0.19%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 109 (20.80%) Puppet
2 90 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
3 85 (16.22%) Ansible
4 17 (3.24%) SCCM
4 17 (3.24%) SCOM
5 12 (2.29%) logstash
6 11 (2.10%) Nagios
6 11 (2.10%) Packer
6 11 (2.10%) ZABBIX
7 5 (0.95%) yum
8 4 (0.76%) Kibana
8 4 (0.76%) Terraform
9 3 (0.57%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.57%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.57%) Rancher
9 3 (0.57%) SELinux
10 2 (0.38%) CA Wily
10 2 (0.38%) rkt
10 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 145 (27.67%) Oracle
2 69 (13.17%) IBM
3 47 (8.97%) Atlassian
4 45 (8.59%) Splunk
5 34 (6.49%) VMware
6 28 (5.34%) Microsoft
7 21 (4.01%) Red Hat
8 19 (3.63%) ATG
9 15 (2.86%) Dell
9 15 (2.86%) NetApp
9 15 (2.86%) Rally
10 13 (2.48%) TIBCO
11 11 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.10%) webMethods
12 10 (1.91%) Adobe
12 10 (1.91%) ILOG
12 10 (1.91%) Sybase
13 9 (1.72%) CA
13 9 (1.72%) Google
14 8 (1.53%) SAP
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