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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 393 410 390
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -20
Contract jobs citing Ant 283 245 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.43% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.29% 3.24% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 140 158
Median daily rate £450 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £309 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £399 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.75% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +10.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-29.48% -3.70%

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
8613 7568 6874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.94% 13.29% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 4986 4410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 127 146
Median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.12 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £51.30 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.82%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +42 274 £450 -6.25% 70
London +40 152 £475 -9.52% 24
South East +9 49 £330 -15.92% 18
Hampshire +15 28 £311 -4.23% 5
East of England +17 20 £475 +35.71% 2
City of London +34 16 £600 +9.09% 1
Croydon -7 15 £375 -15.49% 2
West Midlands -15 15 £440 -2.22% 7
East Midlands - 13 £430 - 2
Hook +14 12 £290 -8.66% 1
Northamptonshire - 12 £440 - 2
Birmingham - 10 £450 - 2
North West +7 9 £420 -16.00% 6
South West -8 8 £400 -13.51% 7
Gloucestershire -4 7 £405 -12.43% 1
Manchester -4 7 £420 -16.00% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 7 - -
Kent - 7 - -
Suffolk - 7 £475 -
Yorkshire -10 6 £350 - 3
Scotland -16 6 £345 -10.38% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £465 - 2
Luton - 6 £465 - 1
East Sussex +11 5 £350 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -4 5 £325 -5.79% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 5 £475 -
Northampton - 5 £450 -
Hertfordshire +15 4 - -
Watford +5 4 - -
Glasgow +4 4 £345 +10.40% 1

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 423 (73.82%) Maven
2 385 (67.19%) Java
3 345 (60.21%) Agile Software Development
4 296 (51.66%) Jenkins
5 261 (45.55%) Continuous Integration
6 259 (45.20%) Linux
7 246 (42.93%) Git (software)
8 212 (37.00%) Subversion
9 182 (31.76%) JIRA
10 177 (30.89%) Oracle
11 175 (30.54%) DevOps
12 167 (29.14%) SQL
13 166 (28.97%) JUnit
14 165 (28.80%) Configuration Management
15 158 (27.57%) JavaScript
16 153 (26.70%) Spring
17 149 (26.00%) Scrum
18 147 (25.65%) Puppet
19 143 (24.96%) HTML
20 141 (24.61%) Web Services
21 132 (23.04%) XML
21 132 (23.04%) Security Cleared
22 127 (22.16%) Ansible
23 119 (20.77%) TDD
24 116 (20.24%) Gradle
25 112 (19.55%) Ruby
25 112 (19.55%) Unix
26 110 (19.20%) OO
27 109 (19.02%) Python
28 107 (18.67%) Continuous Delivery

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
1 105 (18.32%) Tomcat
2 87 (15.18%) Confluence
3 85 (14.83%) Apache
4 70 (12.22%) JBoss
5 63 (10.99%) WebLogic
6 59 (10.30%) OpenStack
7 47 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
8 41 (7.16%) IIS
9 36 (6.28%) Jetty
9 36 (6.28%) WebSphere
10 31 (5.41%) nginx
11 14 (2.44%) CMS
12 12 (2.09%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.75%) FileNet
13 10 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
13 10 (1.75%) LiveCycle
13 10 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 9 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
15 7 (1.22%) GeoServer
16 5 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 39 (6.81%) HipChat
2 7 (1.22%) Gliffy
2 7 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.35%) Magento
3 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 102 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (5.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.54%) IaaS
4 15 (2.62%) PaaS
5 14 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (2.44%) SaaS
6 8 (1.40%) Bluemix
7 6 (1.05%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.87%) GitHub
9 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Force.com
12 1 (0.17%) Heroku
12 1 (0.17%) Office 365
12 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.38%) DNS
2 42 (7.33%) SSH
3 39 (6.81%) OpenLDAP
3 39 (6.81%) OpenVPN
4 31 (5.41%) HTTP
5 9 (1.57%) SSL
6 7 (1.22%) Internet
6 7 (1.22%) LDAP
6 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.05%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.70%) DHCP
9 3 (0.52%) Firewall
9 3 (0.52%) FTP
9 3 (0.52%) IPsec
9 3 (0.52%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.52%) WinSCP
10 2 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.35%) Multicast
10 2 (0.35%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.82%) MySQL
2 56 (9.77%) Hadoop
3 55 (9.60%) Relational Database
4 44 (7.68%) NoSQL
5 43 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 43 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (7.16%) SQL Server
7 40 (6.98%) RDBMS
8 30 (5.24%) Apache Hive
9 23 (4.01%) Big Data
9 23 (4.01%) DB2
10 21 (3.66%) MongoDB
11 20 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
11 20 (3.49%) Impala
11 20 (3.49%) Neo4j
12 15 (2.62%) Oracle Reports
13 14 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
14 13 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 13 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
15 12 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 423 (73.82%) Maven
2 296 (51.66%) Jenkins
3 246 (42.93%) Git (software)
4 212 (37.00%) Subversion
5 182 (31.76%) JIRA
6 166 (28.97%) JUnit
7 116 (20.24%) Gradle
8 99 (17.28%) Selenium
9 96 (16.75%) Eclipse
10 73 (12.74%) Hudson
11 72 (12.57%) SonarQube
12 71 (12.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 62 (10.82%) ClearCase
14 61 (10.65%) Sonatype Nexus
15 59 (10.30%) TeamCity
16 47 (8.20%) Cucumber
17 45 (7.85%) Bitbucket
18 42 (7.33%) SoapUI
19 41 (7.16%) JIRA Agile
19 41 (7.16%) Liquibase
General
1 93 (16.23%) Finance
2 67 (11.69%) Banking
3 12 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.92%) Retail
5 9 (1.57%) Front Office
5 9 (1.57%) Marketing
6 8 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.05%) Games
8 3 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.35%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.17%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 296 (51.66%) Developer
2 188 (32.81%) Java Developer
3 126 (21.99%) DevOps Engineer
4 47 (8.20%) Senior DevOps
4 47 (8.20%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 41 (7.16%) Senior Developer
6 35 (6.11%) Senior Java Developer
7 30 (5.24%) Analyst
8 27 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (4.36%) Agile Developer
10 22 (3.84%) C Developer
10 22 (3.84%) Java Engineer
10 22 (3.84%) Lead DevOps
10 22 (3.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 21 (3.66%) J2EE Developer
11 21 (3.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 20 (3.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 19 (3.32%) Consultant
14 18 (3.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (26.70%) Spring
2 143 (24.96%) HTML
3 141 (24.61%) Web Services
4 132 (23.04%) XML
5 101 (17.63%) CSS
6 97 (16.93%) J2EE
7 90 (15.71%) JSP
8 85 (14.83%) REST
9 83 (14.49%) Hibernate
10 78 (13.61%) SOAP
11 73 (12.74%) JSON
12 58 (10.12%) Ajax
13 56 (9.77%) Struts
14 55 (9.60%) HTML5
15 53 (9.25%) JDBC
16 51 (8.90%) AngularJS
17 50 (8.73%) Java EE
18 42 (7.33%) CSS3
19 40 (6.98%) jQuery
19 40 (6.98%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.24%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.71%) Derivative
3 26 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.84%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (3.84%) User Experience
5 14 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.75%) Data Extraction
6 10 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
6 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.75%) Private Cloud
6 10 (1.75%) Reference Data
6 10 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 8 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.40%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.22%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.22%) Replication
9 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.70%) Market Risk
12 3 (0.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 259 (45.20%) Linux
2 112 (19.55%) Unix
3 67 (11.69%) Windows
4 50 (8.73%) CentOS
5 20 (3.49%) Solaris
6 19 (3.32%) Android
7 18 (3.14%) Apple iOS
8 16 (2.79%) AIX
9 15 (2.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (2.44%) VMS
11 13 (2.27%) Fedora
12 11 (1.92%) Windows Server
13 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (0.52%) Debian
14 3 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (60.21%) Agile Software Development
2 261 (45.55%) Continuous Integration
3 175 (30.54%) DevOps
4 165 (28.80%) Configuration Management
5 149 (26.00%) Scrum
6 119 (20.77%) TDD
7 110 (19.20%) OO
8 107 (18.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 93 (16.23%) Unit Testing
10 72 (12.57%) BDD
11 65 (11.34%) E-Commerce
11 65 (11.34%) Service Management
11 65 (11.34%) Software Engineering
12 64 (11.17%) UML
13 54 (9.42%) OOP
14 53 (9.25%) Integration Testing
15 45 (7.85%) Use Case
16 44 (7.68%) Release Management
16 44 (7.68%) Test Automation
17 43 (7.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 385 (67.19%) Java
2 167 (29.14%) SQL
3 158 (27.57%) JavaScript
4 112 (19.55%) Ruby
5 109 (19.02%) Python
6 70 (12.22%) Shell Script
7 61 (10.65%) Perl
8 45 (7.85%) C
8 45 (7.85%) PL/SQL
9 43 (7.50%) C++
10 35 (6.11%) Groovy
11 33 (5.76%) C#
12 32 (5.58%) Bash Shell
12 32 (5.58%) PHP
13 19 (3.32%) PowerShell
13 19 (3.32%) Scala
14 16 (2.79%) Objective-C
15 13 (2.27%) VB
16 12 (2.09%) T-SQL
17 11 (1.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 132 (23.04%) Security Cleared
2 98 (17.10%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.58%) Degree
4 22 (3.84%) DV Cleared
5 20 (3.49%) CTC Cleared
6 15 (2.62%) ISEB
7 14 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (2.27%) ISTQB
9 12 (2.09%) OCPJP
9 12 (2.09%) Oracle Certification
9 12 (2.09%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.87%) BC Cleared
10 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.70%) MCSE
12 3 (0.52%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.52%) OCMJD
13 2 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.35%) RHCE
14 1 (0.17%) HND
14 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (9.08%) QA
2 12 (2.09%) SDET
3 7 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 79 (13.79%) Docker
2 39 (6.81%) Postfix
2 39 (6.81%) Squid
2 39 (6.81%) vCloud
3 26 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.19%) Active Directory
5 13 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.75%) KVM
6 10 (1.75%) vSphere
7 6 (1.05%) NFS
7 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.17%) Samba
9 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 147 (25.65%) Puppet
2 127 (22.16%) Ansible
3 99 (17.28%) Opscode Chef
4 50 (8.73%) logstash
5 48 (8.38%) ZABBIX
6 44 (7.68%) Terraform
7 41 (7.16%) Kubernetes
8 40 (6.98%) Kibana
8 40 (6.98%) Rancher
9 14 (2.44%) SCCM
9 14 (2.44%) SCOM
10 13 (2.27%) Packer
11 12 (2.09%) Nagios
12 7 (1.22%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.87%) yum
14 3 (0.52%) Graphite
14 3 (0.52%) HP Fortify
14 3 (0.52%) SELinux
15 2 (0.35%) rkt
15 2 (0.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 177 (30.89%) Oracle
2 75 (13.09%) Atlassian
3 70 (12.22%) VMware
4 68 (11.87%) IBM
5 47 (8.20%) Splunk
6 44 (7.68%) Sonatype
7 26 (4.54%) Microsoft
8 20 (3.49%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.97%) ATG
10 16 (2.79%) NetApp
11 15 (2.62%) Rally
12 13 (2.27%) TIBCO
13 12 (2.09%) Dell
13 12 (2.09%) Google
14 11 (1.92%) Adobe
14 11 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.92%) webMethods
15 10 (1.75%) ILOG
16 9 (1.57%) CA
17 8 (1.40%) SAP
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £500 per annum + +
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £610 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 26 days ago