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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
UK
Rank 390 366 333
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -33
Contract jobs citing Ant 208 261 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.81% 3.43% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 165 200
Median daily rate £465 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £513 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £46.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
7391 7616 6893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.52% 14.97% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4938 5088 4710
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 200 125
Median hourly rate £41.13 £41.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -16 192 £475 +18.75% 43
London +55 91 £500 - 18
South East -64 34 £450 +16.88% 12
South West +31 22 £350 -12.50% 2
East of England +10 16 £529 +32.18% 6
Hampshire -19 14 £465 +55.00% 2
City of London -4 13 £525 +50.00% 5
Hertfordshire +4 11 £555 - 2
East Midlands -3 10 £420 -1.17% 2
Scotland +27 8 £425 -14.57% 3
Swindon +14 8 £325 -16.12%
Wiltshire +8 8 £325 -16.12% 1
Berkshire -6 7 £450 +7.14% 7
Bracknell - 7 £450 - 1
Nottingham +9 6 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +8 6 - - 1
West Sussex +1 6 £488 -
West Midlands -5 6 £600 +84.61%
Shropshire - 6 £600 -
Welwyn Garden City - 6 £578 -
North West +5 5 £450 +20.00% 2
Bristol - 5 - - 1
Devon - 5 - -
Exeter - 5 - -
Milton Keynes +10 4 £390 -
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £390 -
Essex -3 4 £260 -42.22% 3
Northamptonshire -18 4 £420 -1.17%
Wales - 4 £420 -
Glasgow - 4 £475 - 2

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 406 (72.37%) Maven
2 402 (71.66%) Java
3 383 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
4 314 (55.97%) Jenkins
5 261 (46.52%) Git (software)
6 219 (39.04%) Linux
7 213 (37.97%) Scrum
8 211 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
9 210 (37.43%) Oracle
10 206 (36.72%) JUnit
11 191 (34.05%) JIRA
12 190 (33.87%) DevOps
13 167 (29.77%) Ansible
14 155 (27.63%) JavaScript
15 153 (27.27%) Puppet
16 152 (27.09%) Spring
16 152 (27.09%) XML
17 144 (25.67%) Configuration Management
18 138 (24.60%) Apache
19 136 (24.24%) Web Services
19 136 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
20 135 (24.06%) SQL
21 134 (23.89%) Gradle
22 131 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
22 131 (23.35%) Security Cleared
23 129 (22.99%) HTML
24 128 (22.82%) Shell Script
24 128 (22.82%) Subversion
25 123 (21.93%) Confluence
26 121 (21.57%) Sonatype Nexus

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
1 138 (24.60%) Apache
2 123 (21.93%) Confluence
3 97 (17.29%) Elasticsearch
4 76 (13.55%) JBoss
5 71 (12.66%) Tomcat
6 66 (11.76%) WebSphere
7 40 (7.13%) WebLogic
8 36 (6.42%) nginx
9 18 (3.21%) IIS
10 17 (3.03%) CMS
11 15 (2.67%) Documentum
11 15 (2.67%) OpenStack
11 15 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (1.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (1.43%) Drupal
14 8 (1.43%) GlassFish
15 7 (1.25%) ATG Dynamo
16 6 (1.07%) Apache Solr
16 6 (1.07%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 82 (14.62%) HipChat
2 15 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.71%) MS Office
4 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Magento
1 8 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 131 (23.35%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (4.63%) GitHub
3 17 (3.03%) IaaS
4 11 (1.96%) Google Analytics
5 10 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.78%) PaaS
6 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (0.89%) Force.com
8 4 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.53%) SaaS
10 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) Boomi
11 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 91 (16.22%) DNS
2 88 (15.69%) SSH
3 87 (15.51%) OpenLDAP
3 87 (15.51%) OpenVPN
4 26 (4.63%) HTTP
5 23 (4.10%) Reverse Proxy
6 19 (3.39%) VPN
7 18 (3.21%) IPsec
8 16 (2.85%) SSL
9 14 (2.50%) Firewall
10 13 (2.32%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.96%) Internet
12 7 (1.25%) FTP
13 4 (0.71%) Kerberos
14 2 (0.36%) DHCP
14 2 (0.36%) LDAP
15 1 (0.18%) LAN
15 1 (0.18%) MPLS
15 1 (0.18%) Network Security
15 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (20.14%) Hadoop
2 96 (17.11%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (11.05%) Relational Database
4 54 (9.63%) DB2
5 46 (8.20%) Oracle Database
6 45 (8.02%) MongoDB
7 44 (7.84%) NoSQL
8 37 (6.60%) MySQL
9 30 (5.35%) SQL Server
10 25 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 23 (4.10%) Big Data
12 12 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 10 (1.78%) DB2 UDB
14 3 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.53%) HBase
14 3 (0.53%) Jackrabbit
14 3 (0.53%) OrientDB
14 3 (0.53%) Riak
14 3 (0.53%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 406 (72.37%) Maven
2 314 (55.97%) Jenkins
3 261 (46.52%) Git (software)
4 206 (36.72%) JUnit
5 191 (34.05%) JIRA
6 134 (23.89%) Gradle
7 128 (22.82%) Subversion
8 121 (21.57%) Sonatype Nexus
9 116 (20.68%) SonarQube
10 108 (19.25%) Selenium
11 107 (19.07%) Eclipse
12 87 (15.51%) Liquibase
13 85 (15.15%) Bitbucket
14 83 (14.80%) JIRA Agile
15 64 (11.41%) Cucumber
16 57 (10.16%) Hudson
17 52 (9.27%) SoapUI
18 43 (7.66%) WebDriver
19 40 (7.13%) Mockito
20 39 (6.95%) TeamCity
General
1 72 (12.83%) Banking
2 68 (12.12%) Finance
3 21 (3.74%) Retail
4 15 (2.67%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.43%) Games
6 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.53%) Advertising
7 3 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Front Office
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 268 (47.77%) Developer
2 205 (36.54%) Java Developer
3 110 (19.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (8.02%) Senior DevOps
4 45 (8.02%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 40 (7.13%) Senior Developer
6 37 (6.60%) Architect
7 36 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
8 27 (4.81%) Consultant
9 26 (4.63%) Software Engineer
10 21 (3.74%) DV Cleared Java Developer
10 21 (3.74%) Java Engineer
11 18 (3.21%) Lead DevOps
12 17 (3.03%) Test Engineer
13 15 (2.67%) Scala Developer
14 14 (2.50%) Analyst
14 14 (2.50%) Java Architect
15 13 (2.32%) Agile Developer
15 13 (2.32%) Agile Java Developer
16 12 (2.14%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (27.09%) Spring
1 152 (27.09%) XML
2 136 (24.24%) Web Services
3 129 (22.99%) HTML
4 117 (20.86%) CSS
5 114 (20.32%) J2EE
6 97 (17.29%) JSON
6 97 (17.29%) SOAP
7 87 (15.51%) JSP
7 87 (15.51%) MCollective
8 86 (15.33%) ELK Stack
9 84 (14.97%) Software Packaging
10 76 (13.55%) jQuery
11 75 (13.37%) JMS
12 73 (13.01%) Java EE
12 73 (13.01%) REST
13 71 (12.66%) Hibernate
14 51 (9.09%) AngularJS
15 50 (8.91%) HTML5
16 49 (8.73%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.99%) Data Structures
2 27 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.28%) Algorithms
4 16 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.96%) Virtual Team
7 10 (1.78%) Derivative
7 10 (1.78%) Taxonomies
8 9 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.60%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.25%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.07%) CMDB
10 6 (1.07%) User Experience
11 5 (0.89%) Fintech
12 4 (0.71%) iPad
12 4 (0.71%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.71%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 219 (39.04%) Linux
2 87 (15.51%) Unix
3 80 (14.26%) CentOS
4 51 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 51 (9.09%) Windows
5 32 (5.70%) AIX
6 14 (2.50%) Solaris
7 13 (2.32%) RancherOS
7 13 (2.32%) VyOS
8 11 (1.96%) Ubuntu
9 7 (1.25%) Fedora
9 7 (1.25%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.53%) Android
10 3 (0.53%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.53%) Debian
10 3 (0.53%) HPUX
11 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (68.27%) Agile Software Development
2 213 (37.97%) Scrum
3 211 (37.61%) Continuous Integration
4 190 (33.87%) DevOps
5 144 (25.67%) Configuration Management
6 136 (24.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 116 (20.68%) TDD
8 115 (20.50%) OO
9 93 (16.58%) Service Management
10 84 (14.97%) Identity Management
11 79 (14.08%) BDD
12 69 (12.30%) Workflow
13 68 (12.12%) E-Commerce
14 63 (11.23%) Open Source
15 62 (11.05%) Software Engineering
16 61 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
17 60 (10.70%) Coaching
17 60 (10.70%) Unit Testing
18 59 (10.52%) Automated Testing
18 59 (10.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 402 (71.66%) Java
2 155 (27.63%) JavaScript
3 135 (24.06%) SQL
4 128 (22.82%) Shell Script
5 116 (20.68%) Ruby
6 112 (19.96%) Python
7 73 (13.01%) Perl
8 55 (9.80%) Groovy
9 42 (7.49%) C#
10 37 (6.60%) Bash Shell
11 26 (4.63%) PL/SQL
12 22 (3.92%) Clojure
13 21 (3.74%) Go
13 21 (3.74%) PHP
13 21 (3.74%) PowerShell
14 18 (3.21%) C
14 18 (3.21%) C++
14 18 (3.21%) Scala
15 17 (3.03%) Rust
16 16 (2.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 131 (23.35%) Security Cleared
2 90 (16.04%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.56%) DV Cleared
4 32 (5.70%) CTC Cleared
5 19 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (3.39%) Degree
6 16 (2.85%) ISEB
6 16 (2.85%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.18%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.18%) MCSA
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (6.95%) QA
2 14 (2.50%) SDET
3 12 (2.14%) MiFID
4 11 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
4 11 (1.96%) EMIR
5 3 (0.53%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (21.39%) Docker
2 86 (15.33%) Postfix
2 86 (15.33%) Squid
3 85 (15.15%) vCloud
4 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.18%) NFS
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 167 (29.77%) Ansible
2 153 (27.27%) Puppet
3 97 (17.29%) Kibana
4 91 (16.22%) Kubernetes
4 91 (16.22%) logstash
4 91 (16.22%) ZABBIX
5 90 (16.04%) Terraform
6 87 (15.51%) Rancher
7 77 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (5.53%) Packer
9 23 (4.10%) Consul
10 14 (2.50%) Nagios
11 13 (2.32%) HAProxy
12 11 (1.96%) Grafana
12 11 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (1.07%) Capistrano
14 5 (0.89%) OPNET
15 3 (0.53%) Graphite
15 3 (0.53%) Mesos
15 3 (0.53%) rkt
Vendors
1 210 (37.43%) Oracle
2 92 (16.40%) Sonatype
3 90 (16.04%) Atlassian
3 90 (16.04%) VMware
4 53 (9.45%) IBM
5 35 (6.24%) Red Hat
6 28 (4.99%) AppDynamics
6 28 (4.99%) Google
7 26 (4.63%) hybris
8 23 (4.10%) Perforce
9 19 (3.39%) ATG
9 19 (3.39%) Splunk
10 13 (2.32%) Vyatta
11 11 (1.96%) HP
12 10 (1.78%) Microsoft
13 9 (1.60%) Sitecore
14 8 (1.43%) Adobe
15 7 (1.25%) CA Agile Central
16 6 (1.07%) Alterian
16 6 (1.07%) Cloudera
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