The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 83 95
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12  
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.60% 0.73% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.81% 6.32% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Median daily rate £410 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £320 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 236 174 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.66% 11.47% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 122 116
Median daily rate £420 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £280 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £47.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the East Midlands

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northamptonshire -7 6 £420 -4.54%
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £350 +12.90%
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (78.57%) Eclipse
2 11 (78.57%) J2EE
2 11 (78.57%) JSP
3 10 (71.43%) JSF
3 10 (71.43%) Ajax
3 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
3 10 (71.43%) Java EE
3 10 (71.43%) JSON
3 10 (71.43%) E-Commerce
3 10 (71.43%) JBoss
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) Web Application Development
4 9 (64.29%) Web Development
5 3 (21.43%) Maven
6 2 (14.29%) MVC
6 2 (14.29%) JDBC
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) QA

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 10 (71.43%) JBoss
1 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Documentum
2 1 (7.14%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Pega PRPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Eclipse
2 3 (21.43%) Maven
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 11 (78.57%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Java Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Applications Developer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) Pega Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) J2EE
1 11 (78.57%) JSP
2 10 (71.43%) Ajax
2 10 (71.43%) Java EE
2 10 (71.43%) JSF
2 10 (71.43%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) JDBC
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) CSS
4 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (7.14%) HTML
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) Struts
4 1 (7.14%) Struts2
4 1 (7.14%) UDDI
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) WSDL
4 1 (7.14%) XML
4 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
4 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) E-Commerce
1 10 (71.43%) Web Application Development
2 9 (64.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 2 (14.29%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Case Management
4 1 (7.14%) KYC
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Pega
1 1 (7.14%) TIBCO