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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
UK
Rank 372 366 307
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -59
Contract jobs citing Ant 233 289 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.56% 0.69%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.03% 3.81% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 188 227
Median daily rate £450 £420 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
7698 7592 7138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.96% 14.59% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 5017 4750
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 208 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +14.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.50 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £53.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -13 206 £450 +10.76% 58
London +30 87 £461 -0.27% 26
South East -29 45 £450 +18.42% 17
South West +38 35 £375 -6.25% 1
Scotland +32 17 £400 -19.59% 1
Hampshire -14 15 £430 +43.33% 5
Berkshire +9 13 £450 +7.14% 6
East of England -1 13 £501 +8.37% 7
Bracknell - 13 £450 - 2
City of London -6 11 £450 +28.57% 8
Exeter - 10 - -
Devon - 10 - -
Bristol - 10 £550 -
Swindon +10 9 £363 -6.45% 1
Wiltshire +7 9 £363 -6.45% 1
West Sussex 0 9 £512 +60.47%
Wales +9 8 £425 -10.05% 4
Hertfordshire +3 8 £553 +16.31% 1
West Midlands +10 7 £375 -
West Wales - 7 £475 - 1
Swansea - 7 £475 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £475 - 1
Edinburgh +21 6 £400 -19.59%
Shropshire - 6 - -
North West +1 5 £438 +16.66% 1
East Midlands -9 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +3 4 - - 1
Nottingham +1 4 - - 1
Middlesex +6 3 £214 -49.70%
Manchester +1 3 £450 +12.50% 1

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 373 (74.60%) Java
2 347 (69.40%) Maven
3 321 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
4 275 (55.00%) Jenkins
5 221 (44.20%) Git (software)
6 183 (36.60%) Scrum
7 180 (36.00%) XML
8 176 (35.20%) Linux
9 170 (34.00%) Oracle
10 166 (33.20%) JavaScript
11 161 (32.20%) Spring
12 154 (30.80%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (30.20%) JUnit
14 147 (29.40%) JIRA
15 144 (28.80%) Web Services
16 140 (28.00%) DevOps
17 133 (26.60%) Gradle
18 129 (25.80%) SQL
19 126 (25.20%) OO
19 126 (25.20%) Subversion
20 124 (24.80%) HTML
21 119 (23.80%) TDD
22 118 (23.60%) J2EE
23 113 (22.60%) SOAP
24 109 (21.80%) CSS
25 107 (21.40%) Python
25 107 (21.40%) Selenium
26 106 (21.20%) Puppet
26 106 (21.20%) Apache
26 106 (21.20%) Configuration Management

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
1 106 (21.20%) Apache
2 83 (16.60%) Confluence
3 77 (15.40%) WebSphere
4 76 (15.20%) JBoss
5 65 (13.00%) Tomcat
6 61 (12.20%) Elasticsearch
7 52 (10.40%) WebLogic
8 38 (7.60%) nginx
9 24 (4.80%) CMS
10 18 (3.60%) IIS
11 15 (3.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 15 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (2.80%) GlassFish
13 13 (2.60%) ATG Dynamo
14 12 (2.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 11 (2.20%) OpenStack
16 8 (1.60%) Documentum
17 6 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
18 4 (0.80%) Commerce Server
18 4 (0.80%) MQSeries
Applications
1 43 (8.60%) HipChat
2 13 (2.60%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.40%) Magento
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 94 (18.80%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (7.40%) GitHub
3 15 (3.00%) Google Analytics
4 12 (2.40%) IaaS
5 10 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.00%) PaaS
6 9 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.80%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (0.80%) Force.com
7 4 (0.80%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.40%) Boomi
8 2 (0.40%) Office 365
8 2 (0.40%) SaaS
8 2 (0.40%) Slack
9 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.20%) Firebase
9 1 (0.20%) G Suite
9 1 (0.20%) Heroku
9 1 (0.20%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.00%) DNS
2 46 (9.20%) OpenLDAP
2 46 (9.20%) OpenVPN
2 46 (9.20%) SSH
3 36 (7.20%) HTTP
4 23 (4.60%) SSL
5 17 (3.40%) Reverse Proxy
5 17 (3.40%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.00%) Internet
6 15 (3.00%) VPN
7 13 (2.60%) IPsec
8 10 (2.00%) Kerberos
9 6 (1.20%) Firewall
9 6 (1.20%) FTP
10 3 (0.60%) Intranet
11 2 (0.40%) DVB
11 2 (0.40%) Skype
11 2 (0.40%) VLAN
12 1 (0.20%) AMQP
12 1 (0.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (14.40%) Relational Database
2 69 (13.80%) Hadoop
3 54 (10.80%) Oracle Database
4 53 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
5 52 (10.40%) DB2
6 50 (10.00%) NoSQL
7 47 (9.40%) MongoDB
8 35 (7.00%) SQL Server
9 28 (5.60%) MySQL
10 20 (4.00%) Big Data
10 20 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (2.80%) RDBMS
12 10 (2.00%) DB2 UDB
13 5 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.80%) Riak
15 3 (0.60%) Apache Accumulo
15 3 (0.60%) InfluxDB
15 3 (0.60%) Jackrabbit
15 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.40%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 347 (69.40%) Maven
2 275 (55.00%) Jenkins
3 221 (44.20%) Git (software)
4 151 (30.20%) JUnit
5 147 (29.40%) JIRA
6 133 (26.60%) Gradle
7 126 (25.20%) Subversion
8 107 (21.40%) Selenium
9 95 (19.00%) Eclipse
10 74 (14.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 67 (13.40%) Cucumber
12 66 (13.20%) SonarQube
13 64 (12.80%) Bitbucket
14 60 (12.00%) Hudson
15 45 (9.00%) Liquibase
16 44 (8.80%) WebDriver
17 43 (8.60%) JIRA Agile
17 43 (8.60%) SoapUI
18 39 (7.80%) IntelliJ
19 34 (6.80%) JMeter
General
1 76 (15.20%) Banking
2 62 (12.40%) Finance
3 17 (3.40%) Retail
4 12 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.00%) Games
7 4 (0.80%) Advertising
7 4 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Marketing
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 280 (56.00%) Developer
2 196 (39.20%) Java Developer
3 69 (13.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 42 (8.40%) Senior Developer
5 35 (7.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 28 (5.60%) Architect
7 27 (5.40%) Software Engineer
8 24 (4.80%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 21 (4.20%) Java Engineer
10 20 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
10 20 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.40%) Developer in Test
12 16 (3.20%) Applications Developer
12 16 (3.20%) Consultant
12 16 (3.20%) Scala Developer
13 14 (2.80%) Analyst
14 13 (2.60%) Java Architect
14 13 (2.60%) Test Engineer
15 11 (2.20%) J2EE Developer
15 11 (2.20%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (36.00%) XML
2 161 (32.20%) Spring
3 144 (28.80%) Web Services
4 124 (24.80%) HTML
5 118 (23.60%) J2EE
6 113 (22.60%) SOAP
7 109 (21.80%) CSS
8 100 (20.00%) JSON
9 87 (17.40%) JSP
10 81 (16.20%) REST
11 74 (14.80%) JMS
12 68 (13.60%) jQuery
13 67 (13.40%) Hibernate
14 61 (12.20%) Java EE
15 53 (10.60%) HTML5
16 52 (10.40%) AngularJS
16 52 (10.40%) XSLT
17 48 (9.60%) Elastic Stack
18 46 (9.20%) JDBC
18 46 (9.20%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.80%) Data Structures
3 22 (4.40%) Algorithms
4 20 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.40%) Derivative
5 12 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.20%) User Experience
7 10 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.60%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (1.20%) Taxonomies
11 5 (1.00%) Fintech
11 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.80%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.80%) iPad
12 4 (0.80%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.60%) CMDB
13 3 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 176 (35.20%) Linux
2 95 (19.00%) Unix
3 52 (10.40%) Windows
4 42 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (8.00%) CentOS
6 27 (5.40%) AIX
7 15 (3.00%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.60%) RancherOS
8 13 (2.60%) VyOS
9 12 (2.40%) Solaris
10 6 (1.20%) Windows Server
11 5 (1.00%) Android
12 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.60%) CoreOS
12 3 (0.60%) HPUX
13 2 (0.40%) Fedora
14 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (64.20%) Agile Software Development
2 183 (36.60%) Scrum
3 154 (30.80%) Continuous Integration
4 140 (28.00%) DevOps
5 126 (25.20%) OO
6 119 (23.80%) TDD
7 106 (21.20%) Configuration Management
8 76 (15.20%) Open Source
9 75 (15.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 74 (14.80%) BDD
11 61 (12.20%) Automated Testing
12 59 (11.80%) Unit Testing
13 56 (11.20%) MVC
14 54 (10.80%) E-Commerce
14 54 (10.80%) Service Management
14 54 (10.80%) UML
15 51 (10.20%) Software Engineering
16 46 (9.20%) Identity Management
17 44 (8.80%) Microservices
18 43 (8.60%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 373 (74.60%) Java
2 166 (33.20%) JavaScript
3 129 (25.80%) SQL
4 107 (21.40%) Python
5 92 (18.40%) Shell Script
6 83 (16.60%) Perl
7 76 (15.20%) Ruby
8 62 (12.40%) Groovy
9 39 (7.80%) C#
10 31 (6.20%) Bash Shell
11 26 (5.20%) PL/SQL
12 24 (4.80%) PowerShell
13 20 (4.00%) C++
13 20 (4.00%) Scala
14 19 (3.80%) Go
15 18 (3.60%) Clojure
16 16 (3.20%) XPath
17 15 (3.00%) C
17 15 (3.00%) Haskell
17 15 (3.00%) Rust
Qualifications
1 95 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 41 (8.20%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.80%) Degree
5 16 (3.20%) CTC Cleared
6 14 (2.80%) ISEB
6 14 (2.80%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.60%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.00%) QA
2 20 (4.00%) MiFID
3 18 (3.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 18 (3.60%) EMIR
4 11 (2.20%) SDET
5 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.60%) PA-DSS
5 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (17.00%) Docker
2 47 (9.40%) Postfix
3 46 (9.20%) Squid
3 46 (9.20%) vCloud
4 4 (0.80%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.20%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.20%) LXC
Systems Management
1 106 (21.20%) Puppet
2 101 (20.20%) Ansible
3 62 (12.40%) Kibana
4 59 (11.80%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (10.60%) ZABBIX
6 51 (10.20%) Kubernetes
6 51 (10.20%) logstash
7 47 (9.40%) Terraform
8 46 (9.20%) Docker Swarm
8 46 (9.20%) Rancher
9 19 (3.80%) Packer
10 17 (3.40%) Consul
11 15 (3.00%) Grafana
12 13 (2.60%) HAProxy
13 11 (2.20%) Nagios
14 10 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (1.00%) Capistrano
15 5 (1.00%) Graphite
16 4 (0.80%) HP Fortify
17 3 (0.60%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 170 (34.00%) Oracle
2 60 (12.00%) Atlassian
3 54 (10.80%) Sonatype
4 49 (9.80%) IBM
5 48 (9.60%) VMware
6 36 (7.20%) Red Hat
7 31 (6.20%) Google
8 29 (5.80%) Perforce
9 25 (5.00%) ATG
10 21 (4.20%) Splunk
11 20 (4.00%) AppDynamics
12 16 (3.20%) hybris
12 16 (3.20%) Microsoft
13 15 (3.00%) Sitecore
14 14 (2.80%) HP
15 13 (2.60%) Vyatta
16 12 (2.40%) Adobe
17 9 (1.80%) Alterian
18 7 (1.40%) CA Agile Central
18 7 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: Up to £400 per day 4 weeks
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hatstand Limited
Rate: £200 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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