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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 320 385 385
Rank change year-on-year
+65 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 357 295 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.51% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.01% 3.55% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 170 188
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.38% -6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £40.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £41.25
% change year-on-year
- -2.42%

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
8895 8315 7405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.89% 14.40% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5981 5513 4924
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 190 121
Median hourly rate £41.00 £39.37 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +4.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £25.56 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.78
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.89%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +85 346 £450 +2.27% 41
London +91 213 £475 - 14
East of England +6 39 £478 +68.28% 2
South East +3 31 £369 -19.34% 15
Croydon +7 28 £375 -16.66%
City of London +10 23 £588 +2.17% 1
South West +17 20 £375 -18.91% 4
Bedfordshire - 19 £490 -
Hertfordshire +6 18 £563 +18.42% 1
East Midlands -6 16 £440 +21.37% 1
Luton - 16 £480 -
Northamptonshire +5 14 £440 +44.26% 1
Hampshire +21 13 £483 +48.46% 6
Watford +2 13 - -
West Midlands -7 13 £500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -4 10 £400 -13.51% 1
Cheltenham +6 8 £406 -12.16% 1
Hook +6 8 £515 +68.85% 2
Berkshire +13 7 £356 -45.19%
Yorkshire +6 7 £338 -0.73% 2
North West +3 7 £420 +5.00% 2
Reading - 7 £356 -
Swindon +16 6 £363 -22.04%
Wiltshire +13 6 £363 -22.04%
Manchester -7 6 £420 +5.00% 2
Scotland -8 6 £275 -29.26% 2
East Sussex - 6 £344 -
Glasgow +14 4 £275 +4.76% 1
West Yorkshire +5 4 £325 -7.14% 2
Coventry -8 4 £350 -

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 444 (73.39%) Maven
2 396 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (63.97%) Java
4 330 (54.55%) Jenkins
5 289 (47.77%) Continuous Integration
6 281 (46.45%) Git (software)
6 281 (46.45%) Linux
7 240 (39.67%) JIRA
8 229 (37.85%) JUnit
9 227 (37.52%) Oracle
10 203 (33.55%) DevOps
11 201 (33.22%) Scrum
12 196 (32.40%) Subversion
13 182 (30.08%) Ansible
14 180 (29.75%) Configuration Management
15 174 (28.76%) Puppet
16 169 (27.93%) Continuous Delivery
17 166 (27.44%) Security Cleared
18 154 (25.45%) Ruby
19 147 (24.30%) Apache
20 146 (24.13%) SQL
21 145 (23.97%) JavaScript
22 144 (23.80%) Confluence
22 144 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
23 143 (23.64%) HTML
24 136 (22.48%) Spring
25 134 (22.15%) Web Services
25 134 (22.15%) SonarQube
26 132 (21.82%) SC Cleared
27 130 (21.49%) Docker

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
1 147 (24.30%) Apache
2 144 (23.80%) Confluence
3 99 (16.36%) Elasticsearch
4 93 (15.37%) Tomcat
5 66 (10.91%) JBoss
6 40 (6.61%) WebLogic
6 40 (6.61%) WebSphere
7 35 (5.79%) IIS
8 28 (4.63%) OpenStack
9 18 (2.98%) Jetty
10 17 (2.81%) nginx
11 11 (1.82%) Documentum
12 10 (1.65%) Drupal
13 9 (1.49%) Apache Spark
13 9 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (1.32%) Commerce Server
14 8 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
14 8 (1.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.83%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 97 (16.03%) HipChat
2 4 (0.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 144 (23.80%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.98%) IaaS
3 11 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.32%) Bluemix
4 8 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
5 7 (1.16%) PaaS
6 5 (0.83%) GitHub
7 4 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.66%) Force.com
8 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.50%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.17%) Heroku
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 105 (17.36%) DNS
2 103 (17.02%) SSH
3 99 (16.36%) OpenLDAP
3 99 (16.36%) OpenVPN
4 21 (3.47%) HTTP
5 16 (2.64%) Firewall
6 10 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (1.16%) LDAP
8 6 (0.99%) VPN
9 5 (0.83%) IPsec
9 5 (0.83%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.66%) Internet
11 3 (0.50%) DHCP
11 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
12 2 (0.33%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.33%) LAN
12 2 (0.33%) MPLS
12 2 (0.33%) Network Security
12 2 (0.33%) SSL
12 2 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (19.34%) Hadoop
2 107 (17.69%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (10.08%) MySQL
4 55 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 39 (6.45%) DB2
6 38 (6.28%) NoSQL
7 37 (6.12%) Oracle Database
8 35 (5.79%) SQL Server
9 31 (5.12%) RDBMS
10 29 (4.79%) MongoDB
11 20 (3.31%) Big Data
12 16 (2.64%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
15 9 (1.49%) Impala
15 9 (1.49%) Neo4j
16 8 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
17 7 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 444 (73.39%) Maven
2 330 (54.55%) Jenkins
3 281 (46.45%) Git (software)
4 240 (39.67%) JIRA
5 229 (37.85%) JUnit
6 196 (32.40%) Subversion
7 134 (22.15%) SonarQube
8 126 (20.83%) Sonatype Nexus
9 114 (18.84%) Eclipse
10 107 (17.69%) Gradle
11 104 (17.19%) Selenium
12 99 (16.36%) JIRA Agile
12 99 (16.36%) Liquibase
13 84 (13.88%) Bitbucket
14 61 (10.08%) Cucumber
15 51 (8.43%) TeamCity
16 50 (8.26%) SoapUI
17 49 (8.10%) Hudson
18 48 (7.93%) WebDriver
19 46 (7.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 86 (14.21%) Finance
2 59 (9.75%) Banking
3 14 (2.31%) Retail
4 11 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.32%) Marketing
7 6 (0.99%) Front Office
7 6 (0.99%) Games
8 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 2 (0.33%) Billing
8 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.33%) Publishing
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 269 (44.46%) Developer
2 186 (30.74%) Java Developer
3 143 (23.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 63 (10.41%) Senior DevOps
4 63 (10.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 46 (7.60%) Senior Developer
6 39 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 35 (5.79%) Architect
8 34 (5.62%) Lead DevOps
9 28 (4.63%) Analyst
10 27 (4.46%) Test Engineer
11 25 (4.13%) Consultant
12 21 (3.47%) Agile Developer
13 19 (3.14%) DevOps Consultant
13 19 (3.14%) Test Automation Engineer
14 18 (2.98%) Agile Java Developer
14 18 (2.98%) C Developer
14 18 (2.98%) Test Analyst
15 17 (2.81%) J2EE Developer
15 17 (2.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (23.64%) HTML
2 136 (22.48%) Spring
3 134 (22.15%) Web Services
4 106 (17.52%) CSS
5 105 (17.36%) J2EE
6 102 (16.86%) XML
7 100 (16.53%) MCollective
8 98 (16.20%) ELK Stack
9 91 (15.04%) Software Packaging
10 88 (14.55%) JSP
11 85 (14.05%) JSON
12 81 (13.39%) REST
13 73 (12.07%) Hibernate
14 71 (11.74%) SOAP
15 68 (11.24%) Ajax
16 64 (10.58%) Java EE
17 59 (9.75%) JMS
18 54 (8.93%) Struts
19 52 (8.60%) jQuery
20 49 (8.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.28%) Computer Science
2 30 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.31%) Derivative
3 20 (3.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (2.98%) User Experience
5 14 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.15%) Algorithms
7 9 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 8 (1.32%) Data Extraction
9 7 (1.16%) Taxonomies
9 7 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.83%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.83%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.66%) CMDB
12 4 (0.66%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.66%) iPad
13 3 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 281 (46.45%) Linux
2 108 (17.85%) Unix
3 95 (15.70%) CentOS
4 56 (9.26%) Windows
5 43 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (5.29%) AIX
7 16 (2.64%) Solaris
8 12 (1.98%) Fedora
9 11 (1.82%) Android
10 10 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.49%) Windows Server
12 4 (0.66%) Debian
13 3 (0.50%) HPUX
13 3 (0.50%) VMS
14 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (65.45%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (47.77%) Continuous Integration
3 203 (33.55%) DevOps
4 201 (33.22%) Scrum
5 180 (29.75%) Configuration Management
6 169 (27.93%) Continuous Delivery
7 109 (18.02%) Service Management
8 106 (17.52%) OO
9 103 (17.02%) TDD
10 91 (15.04%) Identity Management
11 79 (13.06%) Case Management
12 78 (12.89%) E-Commerce
13 77 (12.73%) BDD
13 77 (12.73%) Coaching
14 75 (12.40%) UML
15 72 (11.90%) Workflow
16 68 (11.24%) Software Engineering
16 68 (11.24%) Unit Testing
17 57 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 51 (8.43%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 387 (63.97%) Java
2 154 (25.45%) Ruby
3 146 (24.13%) SQL
4 145 (23.97%) JavaScript
5 121 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 107 (17.69%) Python
7 62 (10.25%) Perl
8 42 (6.94%) Groovy
9 40 (6.61%) PHP
10 37 (6.12%) Bash Shell
11 35 (5.79%) C#
12 34 (5.62%) C
13 32 (5.29%) PL/SQL
14 21 (3.47%) C++
15 14 (2.31%) PowerShell
16 13 (2.15%) Scala
17 12 (1.98%) Clojure
18 11 (1.82%) VB.NET
19 9 (1.49%) Jython
20 8 (1.32%) AspectJ
Qualifications
1 166 (27.44%) Security Cleared
2 132 (21.82%) SC Cleared
3 46 (7.60%) CTC Cleared
4 40 (6.61%) Degree
5 35 (5.79%) DV Cleared
6 24 (3.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 23 (3.80%) ISEB
8 22 (3.64%) ISTQB
9 12 (1.98%) OCPJP
10 11 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.83%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.66%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.66%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.50%) OCMJD
14 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 1 (0.17%) HND
15 1 (0.17%) MCSA
15 1 (0.17%) MCSE
15 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.76%) QA
2 19 (3.14%) SDET
3 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.33%) PA-DSS
3 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (21.49%) Docker
2 98 (16.20%) Postfix
2 98 (16.20%) Squid
3 95 (15.70%) vCloud
4 12 (1.98%) Active Directory
5 10 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.99%) vSphere
7 5 (0.83%) KVM
7 5 (0.83%) NFS
7 5 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 182 (30.08%) Ansible
2 174 (28.76%) Puppet
3 106 (17.52%) Terraform
3 106 (17.52%) ZABBIX
4 105 (17.36%) logstash
5 101 (16.69%) Kubernetes
6 100 (16.53%) Rancher
7 99 (16.36%) Kibana
8 77 (12.73%) Opscode Chef
9 22 (3.64%) Packer
10 12 (1.98%) Nagios
11 9 (1.49%) Consul
11 9 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
12 7 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.83%) Graphite
13 5 (0.83%) yum
14 4 (0.66%) OPNET
15 3 (0.50%) HP Fortify
15 3 (0.50%) SCCM
15 3 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 227 (37.52%) Oracle
2 113 (18.68%) Atlassian
3 112 (18.51%) VMware
4 103 (17.02%) Sonatype
5 73 (12.07%) IBM
6 26 (4.30%) hybris
7 25 (4.13%) Red Hat
7 25 (4.13%) Splunk
8 18 (2.98%) Rally
9 17 (2.81%) ATG
10 14 (2.31%) AppDynamics
11 13 (2.15%) HP
11 13 (2.15%) Microsoft
12 10 (1.65%) Google
12 10 (1.65%) NetApp
13 9 (1.49%) webMethods
14 8 (1.32%) Perforce
14 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.16%) ForgeRock
16 6 (0.99%) Adobe
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