The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 379 319 320
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +1
Contract jobs citing Ant 261 331 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.42% 4.71% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 220 172
Average daily rate £400 £438 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £564 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +226.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%

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
7623 7027 5839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.82% 13.62% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4732 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 130 126
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £24.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.73 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 247 £400 -11.11% 72
South East +41 107 £385 +18.46% 9
London -82 55 £425 -16.42% 28
Hampshire -4 42 £300 -4.76% 1
North West -17 26 £358 -10.62% 4
Surrey - 26 £420 -
Berkshire +25 25 £420 +8.38% 3
East Midlands +2 19 £425 +106.31% 3
Hook +18 18 £295 -3.18%
Manchester -11 13 £375 -23.07% 4
East of England -19 13 £450 +12.50% 1
Leeds +2 11 £425 +13.33% 2
West Yorkshire +1 11 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire -7 11 £425 +30.76% 5
Slough - 11 £380 -
City of London +23 10 £350 -39.13% 5
Scotland -16 9 £498 +24.37% 1
Reading - 9 £475 -
South West 0 8 £400 -16.31% 16
Essex -2 7 £450 +12.50%
Northamptonshire +11 6 £438 +94.44% 1
Nottingham -5 6 £300 - 2
Nottinghamshire -6 6 £300 - 2
Edinburgh -18 6 £498 +26.75%
Reigate - 6 £423 -
Gloucestershire +7 5 £431 -9.78%
Merseyside +2 5 £325 -
Southampton +2 5 £360 +10.76% 1
Liverpool -3 5 £325 -
Staines - 5 £450 -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant.

1 389 (70.99%) Java
2 316 (57.66%) Maven
3 300 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (46.53%) Jenkins
5 220 (40.15%) Subversion
6 211 (38.50%) JavaScript
7 209 (38.14%) SQL
8 191 (34.85%) Linux
9 186 (33.94%) Unix
10 180 (32.85%) Git (software)
11 166 (30.29%) Web Services
12 165 (30.11%) Python
13 161 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
14 157 (28.65%) HTML
15 154 (28.10%) Oracle
16 146 (26.64%) XML
17 121 (22.08%) J2EE
18 119 (21.72%) CSS
19 118 (21.53%) Spring
20 116 (21.17%) Eclipse
21 110 (20.07%) Scrum
22 107 (19.53%) DevOps
23 106 (19.34%) JIRA
24 100 (18.25%) JBoss
25 98 (17.88%) UML
26 95 (17.34%) Configuration Management
27 94 (17.15%) SOAP
28 89 (16.24%) OO
29 88 (16.06%) JSF
30 87 (15.88%) TDD

Ant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 100 (18.25%) JBoss
2 84 (15.33%) WebLogic
3 70 (12.77%) Tomcat
4 42 (7.66%) Apache
5 40 (7.30%) WebSphere
6 38 (6.93%) OpenStack
7 30 (5.47%) Confluence
8 14 (2.55%) Node.js
8 14 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.37%) CMS
10 12 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (2.01%) IIS
12 9 (1.64%) nginx
13 8 (1.46%) AquaLogic
13 8 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.28%) Drupal
14 7 (1.28%) Jetty
15 6 (1.09%) Documentum
15 6 (1.09%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (2.01%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) MS Office
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (4.20%) OpenText Process Suite
2 8 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (1.46%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (1.28%) Magento
4 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.36%) BigMachines
5 2 (0.36%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 51 (9.31%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (4.20%) Force.com
4 18 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.37%) GitHub
6 12 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.55%) SaaS
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
12 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.55%) Internet
2 13 (2.37%) HTTP
3 9 (1.64%) SSL
4 8 (1.46%) LDAP
4 8 (1.46%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.91%) Firewall
5 5 (0.91%) SSH
5 5 (0.91%) VPN
6 4 (0.73%) DMZ
6 4 (0.73%) Multicast
7 3 (0.55%) DNS
7 3 (0.55%) FTP
8 2 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.36%) SMTP
8 2 (0.36%) VLAN
9 1 (0.18%) 4G
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) Network Security
9 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.86%) Oracle Database
2 51 (9.31%) Relational Database
3 48 (8.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 33 (6.02%) MySQL
5 30 (5.47%) SQL Server
6 27 (4.93%) NoSQL
7 23 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (3.65%) DB2
9 19 (3.47%) Big Data
10 18 (3.28%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (2.01%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (1.64%) Riak
16 7 (1.28%) Apache Accumulo
16 7 (1.28%) OrientDB
16 7 (1.28%) WebFOCUS
17 6 (1.09%) Ingres
18 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 316 (57.66%) Maven
2 255 (46.53%) Jenkins
3 220 (40.15%) Subversion
4 180 (32.85%) Git (software)
5 116 (21.17%) Eclipse
6 106 (19.34%) JIRA
7 86 (15.69%) Gradle
8 60 (10.95%) ClearCase
9 59 (10.77%) Hudson
10 55 (10.04%) Selenium
11 48 (8.76%) NUnit
12 47 (8.58%) JUnit
13 43 (7.85%) CppUnit
13 43 (7.85%) GoogleTest
14 33 (6.02%) TeamCity
15 32 (5.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 31 (5.66%) Toad
17 28 (5.11%) SoapUI
17 28 (5.11%) Sonatype Nexus
18 25 (4.56%) Artifactory
General
1 74 (13.50%) Finance
2 41 (7.48%) Banking
3 28 (5.11%) Retail
4 20 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.55%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.37%) Marketing
6 13 (2.37%) Publishing
7 8 (1.46%) Electronics
7 8 (1.46%) Front Office
8 6 (1.09%) Legal
9 5 (0.91%) Automotive
9 5 (0.91%) Games
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.55%) International Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.36%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Advertising
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 323 (58.94%) Developer
2 178 (32.48%) Java Developer
3 65 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (8.58%) Senior Developer
5 44 (8.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 29 (5.29%) Build Engineer
6 29 (5.29%) Software Engineer
7 28 (5.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 26 (4.74%) Analyst
9 25 (4.56%) C Developer
10 22 (4.01%) Architect
11 21 (3.83%) UI Developer
12 18 (3.28%) J2EE Developer
13 17 (3.10%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 17 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (2.92%) Android Developer
14 16 (2.92%) Release Manager
15 15 (2.74%) Cloud Engineer
16 14 (2.55%) Build Manager
16 14 (2.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (30.29%) Web Services
2 157 (28.65%) HTML
3 146 (26.64%) XML
4 121 (22.08%) J2EE
5 119 (21.72%) CSS
6 118 (21.53%) Spring
7 94 (17.15%) SOAP
8 88 (16.06%) JSF
9 82 (14.96%) Java EE
10 79 (14.42%) Hibernate
11 71 (12.96%) jQuery
12 58 (10.58%) JMS
12 58 (10.58%) JPA
13 53 (9.67%) JSP
14 51 (9.31%) Ajax
15 50 (9.12%) HTML5
16 48 (8.76%) REST
17 44 (8.03%) EJB
17 44 (8.03%) RESTful
18 42 (7.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 52 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (6.93%) Computer Science
3 37 (6.75%) Enterprise Software
4 36 (6.57%) Derivative
5 17 (3.10%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.74%) User Experience
7 14 (2.55%) iPad
8 8 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.46%) Online Banking
8 8 (1.46%) Replication
9 7 (1.28%) Social Media
10 6 (1.09%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.91%) Clustering
11 5 (0.91%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 4 (0.73%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.73%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.73%) Tandem
12 4 (0.73%) W3C
12 4 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 191 (34.85%) Linux
2 186 (33.94%) Unix
3 40 (7.30%) Windows
4 26 (4.74%) Solaris
5 23 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (3.47%) Android
7 18 (3.28%) AIX
7 18 (3.28%) VMS
8 14 (2.55%) CentOS
9 10 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 9 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 300 (54.74%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
3 110 (20.07%) Scrum
4 107 (19.53%) DevOps
5 98 (17.88%) UML
6 95 (17.34%) Configuration Management
7 89 (16.24%) OO
8 87 (15.88%) TDD
9 83 (15.15%) Unit Testing
10 73 (13.32%) SDLC
10 73 (13.32%) Software Engineering
11 72 (13.14%) E-Commerce
12 65 (11.86%) Use Case
13 63 (11.50%) OOD
14 62 (11.31%) Waterfall
15 59 (10.77%) SOA
16 57 (10.40%) MVC
17 48 (8.76%) Project Management
18 46 (8.39%) Multithreading
19 41 (7.48%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (70.99%) Java
2 211 (38.50%) JavaScript
3 209 (38.14%) SQL
4 165 (30.11%) Python
5 86 (15.69%) PL/SQL
6 78 (14.23%) Perl
7 69 (12.59%) C++
8 62 (11.31%) Shell Script
9 57 (10.40%) Bash Shell
10 53 (9.67%) Ruby
11 47 (8.58%) C
12 39 (7.12%) Groovy
13 33 (6.02%) C#
14 31 (5.66%) PowerShell
15 30 (5.47%) Apex Code
15 30 (5.47%) PHP
16 26 (4.74%) Jython
17 24 (4.38%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 23 (4.20%) Scala
19 8 (1.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 73 (13.32%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.84%) Degree
4 21 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.47%) ISEB
6 16 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.64%) MCSE
8 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.28%) Sun Certification
10 2 (0.36%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) CCNP
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.18%) OCMJD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.38%) QA
2 6 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.55%) Basel III
3 3 (0.55%) CRD IV
4 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.36%) EMIR
4 2 (0.36%) MiFID
4 2 (0.36%) WAI
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 41 (7.48%) Docker
2 19 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.19%) vSphere
4 9 (1.64%) vCloud
5 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 74 (13.50%) Puppet
2 62 (11.31%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (9.49%) Ansible
4 18 (3.28%) SCCM
4 18 (3.28%) SCOM
5 11 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.91%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.73%) HAProxy
7 4 (0.73%) Salt
8 3 (0.55%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.36%) yum
9 2 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.18%) Control-M
10 1 (0.18%) Ganglia
10 1 (0.18%) Kibana
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 154 (28.10%) Oracle
2 62 (11.31%) IBM
3 36 (6.57%) Red Hat
4 31 (5.66%) Microsoft
5 30 (5.47%) Salesforce.com
6 27 (4.93%) Splunk
7 25 (4.56%) Perforce
8 22 (4.01%) hybris
9 18 (3.28%) Atlassian
10 17 (3.10%) ATG
10 17 (3.10%) Dell
11 15 (2.74%) HP
11 15 (2.74%) Sun
12 13 (2.37%) VMware
13 12 (2.19%) Rally
13 12 (2.19%) TIBCO
14 11 (2.01%) Sybase
15 10 (1.82%) Endeca
15 10 (1.82%) Google
16 9 (1.64%) Adobe
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £378 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ConSol Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Computer People
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £550 to £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable - Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Gamesys
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Global Markets Recruitment
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago