The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 112 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 +18  
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.41% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.83% 4.83% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Median daily rate £450 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 207 207 291
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.31% 8.46% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 123 162
Median daily rate £450 £431 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +23.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Median hourly rate £23.25 £48.00 £73.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.56% -34.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £45.00 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in Berkshire

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Berkshire

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in Berkshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Bracknell - 10 £450 - 3
Ant
South East

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Ant.

1 18 (100.00%) Java
1 18 (100.00%) Content Management
1 18 (100.00%) Maven
2 17 (94.44%) JSON
2 17 (94.44%) Ruby
2 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 17 (94.44%) Groovy
2 17 (94.44%) WebDriver
2 17 (94.44%) BDD
2 17 (94.44%) Bitbucket
2 17 (94.44%) Gradle
2 17 (94.44%) XML
2 17 (94.44%) OOP
2 17 (94.44%) Python
2 17 (94.44%) HTTP
2 17 (94.44%) Project Management
2 17 (94.44%) JMeter
2 17 (94.44%) CMS
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
2 17 (94.44%) Apache Ivy
3 16 (88.89%) eggPlant
3 16 (88.89%) Splunk
3 16 (88.89%) OO
3 16 (88.89%) REST
3 16 (88.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (88.89%) Sitecore
4 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
6 12 (66.67%) Visualisation
6 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 17 (94.44%) CMS
2 16 (88.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 18 (100.00%) Maven
2 17 (94.44%) Apache Ivy
2 17 (94.44%) Bitbucket
2 17 (94.44%) Gradle
2 17 (94.44%) JMeter
2 17 (94.44%) Selenium
2 17 (94.44%) WebDriver
3 16 (88.89%) eggPlant
4 5 (27.78%) Gatling
4 5 (27.78%) NeoLoad
5 2 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) JUnit
6 1 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (5.56%) TestNG
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Developer
2 11 (61.11%) Developer in Test
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Development Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.56%) HTML Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java E-Commerce Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (94.44%) JSON
1 17 (94.44%) XML
2 16 (88.89%) REST
3 5 (27.78%) React
3 5 (27.78%) Web Services
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) JSP
4 1 (5.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Content Management
2 17 (94.44%) BDD
2 17 (94.44%) OOP
2 17 (94.44%) Project Management
2 17 (94.44%) TDD
3 16 (88.89%) OO
4 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (72.22%) Test Automation
6 12 (66.67%) Automated Testing
6 12 (66.67%) Scrum
6 12 (66.67%) Visualisation
7 11 (61.11%) Manual Testing
7 11 (61.11%) Security Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (16.67%) Software Delivery
10 1 (5.56%) API Design
10 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.56%) High Availability
10 1 (5.56%) Test Management
10 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (94.44%) Groovy
2 17 (94.44%) Python
2 17 (94.44%) Ruby
3 12 (66.67%) C++
4 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Sitecore
1 16 (88.89%) Splunk
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) Alterian