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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
London / City of London
Rank 142 148 163
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15  
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.40% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.00% 2.59% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 27
Median daily rate £450 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £555 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
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 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 551 502 700
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.40% 15.27% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 401 536
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £36.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Ant
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

Ant
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

Ant
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 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the City of London

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the City of London

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 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 City of London region with a requirement for Ant.

1 19 (90.48%) Maven
2 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Java
3 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
4 12 (57.14%) Banking
4 12 (57.14%) Spring
5 11 (52.38%) JBoss
6 10 (47.62%) SOAP
7 9 (42.86%) Web Services
7 9 (42.86%) HTML
7 9 (42.86%) CSS
7 9 (42.86%) TDD
7 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (42.86%) REST
8 8 (38.10%) XML
8 8 (38.10%) UML
9 7 (33.33%) SQL
9 7 (33.33%) Finance
9 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
9 7 (33.33%) Java EE
9 7 (33.33%) SDLC
10 6 (28.57%) Web Development
10 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
10 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
10 6 (28.57%) JUnit
11 5 (23.81%) J2EE
11 5 (23.81%) JMS
11 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
11 5 (23.81%) SOA
11 5 (23.81%) Multithreading

Ant
Top Related 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 11 (52.38%) JBoss
2 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Firebase
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (90.48%) Maven
2 15 (71.43%) Jenkins
3 7 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 6 (28.57%) JUnit
5 5 (23.81%) Selenium
5 5 (23.81%) Subversion
6 4 (19.05%) Gerrit
6 4 (19.05%) Mockito
7 3 (14.29%) NetBeans
8 2 (9.52%) Eclipse
8 2 (9.52%) Gradle
8 2 (9.52%) Hudson
8 2 (9.52%) IntelliJ
9 1 (4.76%) Grunt
9 1 (4.76%) gulp
9 1 (4.76%) Jasmine
9 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
9 1 (4.76%) Mocha
9 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (57.14%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (95.24%) Developer
2 15 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Developer
3 9 (42.86%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Senior Test Automation Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Android Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Angular Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Java Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) J2EE Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) Spring
2 10 (47.62%) SOAP
3 9 (42.86%) CSS
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) REST
3 9 (42.86%) Web Services
4 8 (38.10%) XML
5 7 (33.33%) Java EE
6 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (23.81%) HTML5
6 5 (23.81%) J2EE
6 5 (23.81%) JMS
7 4 (19.05%) Ajax
7 4 (19.05%) CSS3
7 4 (19.05%) JDBC
7 4 (19.05%) jQuery
8 3 (14.29%) Apache Camel
8 3 (14.29%) JSP
8 3 (14.29%) XSLT
9 2 (9.52%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Structures
1 5 (23.81%) N-Tier
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Online Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Fintech
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Android
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (42.86%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) UML
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (28.57%) Web Development
6 5 (23.81%) Multithreading
6 5 (23.81%) SOA
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Android Development
8 3 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
8 3 (14.29%) OO
8 3 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (9.52%) Change Management
9 2 (9.52%) MVC
9 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (9.52%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) Java
2 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
5 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
6 2 (9.52%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) Python
7 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
7 1 (4.76%) C#
7 1 (4.76%) ECMAScript
7 1 (4.76%) ES6
7 1 (4.76%) Groovy
7 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
1 4 (19.05%) WorldPay
2 1 (4.76%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (4.76%) IBM
2 1 (4.76%) Perforce
2 1 (4.76%) Red Hat