The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 155 194
Rank change year-on-year -1 +39  
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.41% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.33% 2.33% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 16
Median daily rate £500 £588 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £344 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -35.29%  

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 the City of London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 675 602 713
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 20.48% 17.69% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 501 580
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £338 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £44.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for Ant.

1 18 (90.00%) Maven
2 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (75.00%) Jenkins
4 14 (70.00%) Java
5 12 (60.00%) Web Services
5 12 (60.00%) Spring
5 12 (60.00%) Banking
6 9 (45.00%) JBoss
6 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
7 8 (40.00%) REST
7 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (40.00%) Open Source
7 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (40.00%) HTML
7 8 (40.00%) SOAP
7 8 (40.00%) TDD
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) CSS
9 6 (30.00%) XML
9 6 (30.00%) Subversion
9 6 (30.00%) Selenium
9 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (30.00%) Java EE
9 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (25.00%) Gradle
10 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
10 5 (25.00%) DevOps
10 5 (25.00%) SDLC
10 5 (25.00%) Multithreading
10 5 (25.00%) RESTful

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 9 (45.00%) JBoss
2 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.00%) Apache
4 1 (5.00%) Apache TomEE
4 1 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.00%) Bluemix
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (15.00%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) Firebase
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (90.00%) Maven
2 15 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (30.00%) Selenium
4 6 (30.00%) Subversion
5 5 (25.00%) Gradle
5 5 (25.00%) JUnit
6 4 (20.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (15.00%) gulp
7 3 (15.00%) Mockito
7 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
7 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
8 2 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (10.00%) Bundler
8 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (10.00%) Gerrit
8 2 (10.00%) JIRA
8 2 (10.00%) NetBeans
9 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
9 1 (5.00%) IntelliJ
General
1 12 (60.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Android Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (10.00%) J2EE Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Salesforce Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) Spring
1 12 (60.00%) Web Services
2 8 (40.00%) HTML
2 8 (40.00%) REST
2 8 (40.00%) SOAP
3 7 (35.00%) CSS
4 6 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (30.00%) Java EE
4 6 (30.00%) XML
5 5 (25.00%) HTML5
5 5 (25.00%) RESTful
5 5 (25.00%) Servlets
6 4 (20.00%) Ajax
6 4 (20.00%) CSS3
6 4 (20.00%) jQuery
6 4 (20.00%) React
6 4 (20.00%) Spring MVC
7 3 (15.00%) JPA
7 3 (15.00%) JSON
7 3 (15.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (15.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (40.00%) Open Source
3 8 (40.00%) TDD
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) Multithreading
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
6 4 (20.00%) MVC
6 4 (20.00%) UML
6 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Android Development
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) High Availability
7 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 2 (10.00%) Mobile Development
8 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (20.00%) Python
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) C++
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
7 1 (5.00%) Groovy
7 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (5.00%) CA Agile Central
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com