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 24 June 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.

Apache Ant
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 122 106
Rank change year-on-year +33 -16  
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.61% 0.042% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.47% 0.46% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £368 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.63% +26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £39.98
% change year-on-year - -31.20%  

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 201 216 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 11.10% 9.16% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 132 129
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in Berkshire

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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 24 June 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
Reading +21 7 £368 -22.63% 6
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Ant
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (100.00%) Java
1 21 (100.00%) Maven
2 19 (90.48%) Python
3 16 (76.19%) Web Services
4 14 (66.67%) XML
4 14 (66.67%) HTTP
4 14 (66.67%) OOP
4 14 (66.67%) OO
4 14 (66.67%) Project Management
4 14 (66.67%) JMeter
4 14 (66.67%) CMS
4 14 (66.67%) TDD
4 14 (66.67%) Content Management
4 14 (66.67%) Ruby
4 14 (66.67%) JSON
4 14 (66.67%) Selenium
4 14 (66.67%) Groovy
4 14 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (66.67%) Sitecore
4 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 14 (66.67%) BDD
4 14 (66.67%) WebDriver
4 14 (66.67%) REST
4 14 (66.67%) Splunk
4 14 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
4 14 (66.67%) eggPlant
4 14 (66.67%) Bitbucket
4 14 (66.67%) Gradle
5 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (57.14%) Scrum

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Co-occurring 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 14 (66.67%) CMS
1 14 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (23.81%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (9.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (100.00%) Maven
2 14 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
2 14 (66.67%) Bitbucket
2 14 (66.67%) eggPlant
2 14 (66.67%) Gradle
2 14 (66.67%) JMeter
2 14 (66.67%) Selenium
2 14 (66.67%) WebDriver
3 9 (42.86%) Gatling
3 9 (42.86%) NeoLoad
4 7 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (33.33%) MSBuild
4 7 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Developer in Test
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Performance Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
3 2 (9.52%) Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Development Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Windows DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) Web Services
2 14 (66.67%) JSON
2 14 (66.67%) REST
2 14 (66.67%) XML
3 9 (42.86%) React
4 7 (33.33%) .NET
4 7 (33.33%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Linux
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Debian
2 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) BDD
1 14 (66.67%) Content Management
1 14 (66.67%) OO
1 14 (66.67%) OOP
1 14 (66.67%) Project Management
1 14 (66.67%) TDD
1 14 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (57.14%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) Visualisation
5 7 (33.33%) DevOps
6 6 (28.57%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (23.81%) Manual Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Security Testing
8 3 (14.29%) High Availability
8 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Validation
9 2 (9.52%) Information Management
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (90.48%) Python
3 14 (66.67%) Groovy
3 14 (66.67%) Ruby
4 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) C#
5 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
6 5 (23.81%) C++
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) HP Fortify
2 3 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Sitecore
1 14 (66.67%) Splunk
2 9 (42.86%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft