The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 84 73
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.53% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.47% 4.97% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £400 £498 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.59% +32.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 128 161 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 14.25% 10.59% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 91 105
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.23 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% -15.78%  
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Edinburgh

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Ant.

1 8 (100.00%) Maven
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (87.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (75.00%) Java
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (75.00%) Web Development
4 5 (62.50%) jQuery
4 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
4 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) CMS
4 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (62.50%) Hibernate
4 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (62.50%) Apache
5 4 (50.00%) J2EE
5 4 (50.00%) MySQL
5 4 (50.00%) Oracle
5 4 (50.00%) Scrum
5 4 (50.00%) Subversion
5 4 (50.00%) Backbone.js
5 4 (50.00%) Ember.js
5 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (50.00%) Selenium
5 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
5 4 (50.00%) React
5 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (37.50%) Open Source

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 7 (87.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (62.50%) Apache
2 5 (62.50%) CMS
3 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
1 1 (12.50%) PaaS
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MongoDB
1 5 (62.50%) NoSQL
1 5 (62.50%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (50.00%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Maven
2 7 (87.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) JMeter
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 5 (62.50%) Java Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Java Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Java Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Senior Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Hibernate
1 5 (62.50%) jQuery
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 4 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 4 (50.00%) Ember.js
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) React
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) CSS3
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (12.50%) JPA
4 1 (12.50%) JSP
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (12.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 1 (12.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Web Development
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (25.00%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Alterian