Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 496 394
Rank change year-on-year -20 -102 +45
Contract jobs citing Ant 367 357 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.86% 2.15% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 217 334
England median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £369 £345 £308
90th Percentile £589 £625 £620
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.87% -51.46%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year - +118.87% -51.46%

Ant is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,693 16,619 16,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 18.37% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,603 11,537 10,975
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 278 236
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%
10th Percentile £25.57 £30.60 £25.56
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 183 £513 +2.50% 27
South West +2 53 £450 +5.88% 8
Midlands +9 45 £405 +17.82% 9
South East -47 43 £444 -1.39% 6
West Midlands +20 39 £428 +26.67% 5
North of England +4 32 £400 +9.59% 8
Yorkshire -6 17 £425 +22.74% 4
North West -5 14 £388 +6.16% 3
East of England -15 11 £513 +13.89% 13
East Midlands -2 6 £400 +14.29% 4
North East - 1 £350 - 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Ant.

1 291 (79.29%) Java
2 253 (68.94%) Jenkins
3 225 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
4 223 (60.76%) Maven
5 205 (55.86%) Git (software)
6 182 (49.59%) DevOps
7 158 (43.05%) Continuous Integration
8 134 (36.51%) Linux
9 133 (36.24%) JavaScript
10 120 (32.70%) Selenium
10 120 (32.70%) Test Automation
11 114 (31.06%) Spring
12 106 (28.88%) Windows
12 106 (28.88%) Python
13 105 (28.61%) Puppet
14 97 (26.43%) Gradle
15 95 (25.89%) XML
16 94 (25.61%) Web Services
17 93 (25.34%) Configuration Management
18 92 (25.07%) SQL
19 91 (24.80%) Tomcat
19 91 (24.80%) Docker
20 89 (24.25%) Microservices
20 89 (24.25%) Cucumber
20 89 (24.25%) Groovy
21 86 (23.43%) CSS
22 83 (22.62%) SOAP
23 82 (22.34%) TeamCity
23 82 (22.34%) Ruby
23 82 (22.34%) Amazon AWS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 91 (24.80%) Tomcat
2 63 (17.17%) nginx
3 50 (13.62%) Apache
4 44 (11.99%) JBoss
5 40 (10.90%) Confluence
6 38 (10.35%) WebSphere
7 22 (5.99%) Cloud Foundry
7 22 (5.99%) WebLogic
8 21 (5.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (5.45%) Jetty
10 19 (5.18%) IIS
10 19 (5.18%) Mongrel
11 13 (3.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 9 (2.45%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (1.91%) Apache Spark
13 7 (1.91%) Mule
14 6 (1.63%) CMS
14 6 (1.63%) Oracle BPEL
15 4 (1.09%) FileNet
15 4 (1.09%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.27%) HipChat
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 82 (22.34%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (19.07%) GitHub
4 44 (11.99%) Google Analytics
5 36 (9.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (8.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 29 (7.90%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (6.27%) npm
9 20 (5.45%) IBM Cloud
10 19 (5.18%) Heroku
11 17 (4.63%) Sumo Logic
12 12 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (3.27%) BrowserStack
12 12 (3.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (2.72%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (2.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (2.18%) Amazon S3
15 8 (2.18%) OpenShift
15 8 (2.18%) Rackspace Cloud
16 7 (1.91%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 79 (21.53%) HTTP
2 49 (13.35%) TCP/IP
3 46 (12.53%) SSL
4 11 (3.00%) DNS
5 9 (2.45%) OpenLDAP
5 9 (2.45%) OpenVPN
5 9 (2.45%) SSH
6 8 (2.18%) FTP
7 6 (1.63%) PuTTY
7 6 (1.63%) WinSCP
8 5 (1.36%) Firewall
9 3 (0.82%) VPN
10 2 (0.54%) DSL
10 2 (0.54%) NAS
10 2 (0.54%) SAN
10 2 (0.54%) SMS
10 2 (0.54%) SNMP
11 1 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (15.53%) NoSQL
2 51 (13.90%) MongoDB
3 25 (6.81%) SQL Server
4 21 (5.72%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.18%) Oracle Database
6 13 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.00%) Big Data
7 11 (3.00%) DB2
7 11 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.45%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.45%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.36%) HBase
11 5 (1.36%) MySQL
12 4 (1.09%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.09%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 253 (68.94%) Jenkins
2 223 (60.76%) Maven
3 205 (55.86%) Git (software)
4 120 (32.70%) Selenium
5 97 (26.43%) Gradle
6 89 (24.25%) Cucumber
7 82 (22.34%) TeamCity
8 77 (20.98%) JUnit
9 69 (18.80%) Eclipse
10 68 (18.53%) Subversion
11 61 (16.62%) JIRA
12 51 (13.90%) IntelliJ
13 45 (12.26%) Bitbucket
13 45 (12.26%) Gatling
14 42 (11.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 42 (11.44%) Sonatype Nexus
15 40 (10.90%) Artifactory
15 40 (10.90%) SonarQube
16 33 (8.99%) Sublime Text
16 33 (8.99%) Vagrant
General
1 74 (20.16%) Banking
2 61 (16.62%) Finance
3 15 (4.09%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.45%) Marketing
5 8 (2.18%) Retail
6 6 (1.63%) Back Office
7 5 (1.36%) Legal
8 4 (1.09%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.09%) Front Office
8 4 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.82%) Games
9 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Advertising
10 2 (0.54%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Law
11 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 173 (47.14%) Developer
2 102 (27.79%) Java Developer
3 91 (24.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 27 (7.36%) Tester
5 26 (7.08%) Automation Tester
6 24 (6.54%) Architect
7 20 (5.45%) Scala Developer
8 18 (4.90%) Build Engineer
8 18 (4.90%) Senior DevOps
8 18 (4.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.36%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 15 (4.09%) AWS Engineer
10 15 (4.09%) Azure Engineer
10 15 (4.09%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.09%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.81%) Azure DevOps
11 14 (3.81%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 14 (3.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (3.54%) AWS DevOps
12 13 (3.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (31.06%) Spring
2 95 (25.89%) XML
3 94 (25.61%) Web Services
4 86 (23.43%) CSS
5 83 (22.62%) SOAP
6 75 (20.44%) HTML
7 74 (20.16%) Node.js
8 71 (19.35%) AngularJS
8 71 (19.35%) REST
9 70 (19.07%) Hibernate
10 65 (17.71%) Servlets
11 61 (16.62%) jQuery
12 56 (15.26%) JSON
13 55 (14.99%) HTML5
14 54 (14.71%) J2EE
15 45 (12.26%) Gherkin
16 44 (11.99%) RESTful
17 40 (10.90%) .NET
18 36 (9.81%) JMS
19 26 (7.08%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.54%) Computer Science
2 22 (5.99%) User Experience
3 20 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.18%) iPad
5 17 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.81%) Fixed Income
7 9 (2.45%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.45%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.91%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.63%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.09%) Clustering
12 4 (1.09%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.09%) Derivative
12 4 (1.09%) NHS
12 4 (1.09%) Replication
13 3 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 134 (36.51%) Linux
2 106 (28.88%) Windows
3 63 (17.17%) Ubuntu
4 49 (13.35%) Unix
5 27 (7.36%) CentOS
6 24 (6.54%) Windows Server
7 21 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (5.18%) Debian
9 18 (4.90%) Android
9 18 (4.90%) Fedora
10 13 (3.54%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.72%) AIX
11 10 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.91%) Solaris
13 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.27%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (61.31%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (49.59%) DevOps
3 158 (43.05%) Continuous Integration
4 120 (32.70%) Test Automation
5 93 (25.34%) Configuration Management
6 89 (24.25%) Microservices
7 76 (20.71%) Scrum
8 70 (19.07%) TDD
9 61 (16.62%) Open Source
10 59 (16.08%) BDD
11 56 (15.26%) Analytics
12 46 (12.53%) Unit Testing
13 42 (11.44%) Continuous Delivery
14 37 (10.08%) SOA
15 32 (8.72%) E-Commerce
15 32 (8.72%) OO
16 27 (7.36%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
17 26 (7.08%) Migration
18 23 (6.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 291 (79.29%) Java
2 133 (36.24%) JavaScript
3 106 (28.88%) Python
4 92 (25.07%) SQL
5 89 (24.25%) Groovy
6 82 (22.34%) Ruby
7 70 (19.07%) Perl
8 62 (16.89%) C#
9 47 (12.81%) Bash Shell
10 45 (12.26%) Haskell
11 38 (10.35%) Scala
12 27 (7.36%) PowerShell
13 23 (6.27%) Shell Script
14 19 (5.18%) Go
14 19 (5.18%) PL/SQL
15 17 (4.63%) C++
16 16 (4.36%) Java 8
17 11 (3.00%) F#
18 8 (2.18%) XPath
19 7 (1.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (7.63%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.81%) Degree
4 21 (5.72%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.91%) ISEB
5 7 (1.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.27%) MBA
9 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.90%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.09%) PMO
4 2 (0.54%) HL7
4 2 (0.54%) SEPA
System Software
1 91 (24.80%) Docker
2 31 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (5.18%) VirtualBox
5 12 (3.27%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.45%) Postfix
6 9 (2.45%) Squid
6 9 (2.45%) vCloud
7 7 (1.91%) Xen
8 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
8 6 (1.63%) KVM
8 6 (1.63%) vSphere
9 5 (1.36%) HDFS
10 2 (0.54%) NFS
10 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 105 (28.61%) Puppet
2 71 (19.35%) Kibana
3 69 (18.80%) Ansible
4 50 (13.62%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (12.81%) Kubernetes
6 46 (12.53%) Terraform
7 45 (12.26%) Grafana
8 28 (7.63%) Packer
9 26 (7.08%) logstash
10 20 (5.45%) Salt
11 19 (5.18%) Consul
11 19 (5.18%) Mesos
12 18 (4.90%) Graylog
12 18 (4.90%) Nagios
13 9 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
13 9 (2.45%) Rancher
13 9 (2.45%) ZABBIX
14 8 (2.18%) HP ALM
14 8 (2.18%) Rsyslog
14 8 (2.18%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 76 (20.71%) Google
2 62 (16.89%) Oracle
3 46 (12.53%) VMware
4 38 (10.35%) Adobe
5 31 (8.45%) IBM
6 28 (7.63%) Microsoft
6 28 (7.63%) Red Hat
7 24 (6.54%) Splunk
8 23 (6.27%) webMethods
9 19 (5.18%) AppDynamics
9 19 (5.18%) New Relic
10 17 (4.63%) Perforce
11 16 (4.36%) MuleSoft
12 15 (4.09%) Sitecore
13 14 (3.81%) HP
14 11 (3.00%) SAP
14 11 (3.00%) Software AG
15 10 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (2.45%) Citrix
16 9 (2.45%) MKS