Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 466 424
Rank change year-on-year -38 -42 -45
Contract jobs citing Ant 364 379 515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.01% 2.64% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 209 364
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £318 £301
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -24.32%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -24.32%

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 18,080 14,366 14,594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.51% 16.86% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,600 9,686 9,910
England median daily rate £475 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £300 £295
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 281 333
England median hourly rate £43.00 £41.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -2.96% +14.19%
10th Percentile £29.90 £24.00 £23.25
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%

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

Ant
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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -53 165 £525 +13.82% 35
South East +9 99 £503 +11.67% 17
South West -13 38 £425 +11.84% 4
East of England -11 24 £450 +12.50% 10
Midlands -17 23 £378 -10.12% 3
West Midlands +4 20 £378 +0.67% 3
North of England -9 18 £406 -3.85% 9
North West -7 11 £413 -5.71% 3
Yorkshire -8 6 £338 -25.00% 6
East Midlands -16 3 - -
North East +31 1 £450 +16.88%
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 286 (78.57%) Java
2 243 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
3 229 (62.91%) Jenkins
4 216 (59.34%) Maven
5 153 (42.03%) DevOps
6 142 (39.01%) Git (software)
7 130 (35.71%) JavaScript
8 129 (35.44%) Oracle
9 125 (34.34%) Linux
10 114 (31.32%) SQL
11 112 (30.77%) JUnit
11 112 (30.77%) Spring
11 112 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
12 109 (29.95%) Test Automation
13 107 (29.40%) Python
14 106 (29.12%) Puppet
15 101 (27.75%) XML
16 99 (27.20%) Web Services
17 98 (26.92%) Selenium
18 97 (26.65%) Eclipse
19 95 (26.10%) Gradle
20 93 (25.55%) Scrum
21 92 (25.27%) REST
22 91 (25.00%) Ansible
23 87 (23.90%) JIRA
24 85 (23.35%) Configuration Management
25 83 (22.80%) SOAP
26 80 (21.98%) TDD
26 80 (21.98%) Subversion
27 78 (21.43%) Opscode Chef

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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 55 (15.11%) Confluence
2 43 (11.81%) Tomcat
3 42 (11.54%) JBoss
4 40 (10.99%) Apache
4 40 (10.99%) WebSphere
5 32 (8.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 29 (7.97%) Elasticsearch
7 25 (6.87%) WebLogic
8 19 (5.22%) nginx
9 14 (3.85%) Jetty
10 10 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (2.20%) IIS
11 8 (2.20%) Mule
12 6 (1.65%) Apache Spark
12 6 (1.65%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.65%) Mongrel
13 5 (1.37%) CMS
14 4 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (1.10%) Mule ESB
15 3 (0.82%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) HipChat
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (4.67%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (4.12%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (3.02%) Magento
4 8 (2.20%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.27%) Global One
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 72 (19.78%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (13.19%) GitHub
2 48 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.32%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (4.67%) OpenShift
5 15 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (3.85%) npm
7 13 (3.57%) Google Analytics
8 10 (2.75%) Amazon ELB
8 10 (2.75%) Bluemix
8 10 (2.75%) IBM Cloud
9 9 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (2.47%) Amazon S3
9 9 (2.47%) Force.com
10 8 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (2.20%) Serverless
10 8 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.92%) Google App Engine
11 7 (1.92%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (13.46%) HTTP
2 28 (7.69%) PuTTY
2 28 (7.69%) WinSCP
3 19 (5.22%) SSL
4 16 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.30%) Firewall
5 12 (3.30%) Internet
5 12 (3.30%) SSH
6 9 (2.47%) DNS
6 9 (2.47%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (2.47%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.37%) SMS
8 4 (1.10%) FTP
8 4 (1.10%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.55%) Broadband
9 2 (0.55%) DSL
9 2 (0.55%) Skype
9 2 (0.55%) SMTP
9 2 (0.55%) VPN
10 1 (0.27%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.74%) Relational Database
2 37 (10.16%) DB2
2 37 (10.16%) SQL Server
3 33 (9.07%) Oracle Database
4 28 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 27 (7.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 27 (7.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 26 (7.14%) MongoDB
7 25 (6.87%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (6.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 25 (6.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 23 (6.32%) MySQL
9 16 (4.40%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (2.47%) Big Data
11 9 (2.47%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.37%) DataStage
13 5 (1.37%) GIS
13 5 (1.37%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 229 (62.91%) Jenkins
2 216 (59.34%) Maven
3 142 (39.01%) Git (software)
4 112 (30.77%) JUnit
5 98 (26.92%) Selenium
6 97 (26.65%) Eclipse
7 95 (26.10%) Gradle
8 87 (23.90%) JIRA
9 80 (21.98%) Subversion
10 66 (18.13%) TeamCity
11 63 (17.31%) SoapUI
12 55 (15.11%) Cucumber
13 40 (10.99%) TestNG
14 39 (10.71%) Mockito
14 39 (10.71%) SpecFlow
15 36 (9.89%) HP UFT
16 35 (9.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 33 (9.07%) Bitbucket
17 33 (9.07%) Hudson
18 29 (7.97%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 58 (15.93%) Banking
2 47 (12.91%) Finance
3 19 (5.22%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.57%) Retail
5 11 (3.02%) Publishing
6 9 (2.47%) Marketing
7 7 (1.92%) Back Office
8 5 (1.37%) Front Office
8 5 (1.37%) Legal
9 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Electronics
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 187 (51.37%) Developer
2 113 (31.04%) Java Developer
3 57 (15.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (10.44%) Senior Developer
5 26 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (5.22%) Software Engineer
7 17 (4.67%) Java Engineer
8 16 (4.40%) DevOps Developer
8 16 (4.40%) Scala Developer
8 16 (4.40%) Test Engineer
9 15 (4.12%) Consultant
10 14 (3.85%) Test Manager
11 13 (3.57%) Architect
12 12 (3.30%) Analyst
12 12 (3.30%) Software Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Investment Banking Java Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Lead Developer
13 11 (3.02%) Test Automation Engineer
14 10 (2.75%) Agile Developer
14 10 (2.75%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (30.77%) Spring
2 101 (27.75%) XML
3 99 (27.20%) Web Services
4 92 (25.27%) REST
5 83 (22.80%) SOAP
6 74 (20.33%) HTML
7 72 (19.78%) CSS
8 66 (18.13%) AngularJS
9 64 (17.58%) jQuery
10 60 (16.48%) JMS
11 58 (15.93%) Hibernate
12 56 (15.38%) Node.js
13 54 (14.84%) JSON
14 50 (13.74%) J2EE
15 42 (11.54%) .NET
16 41 (11.26%) React
17 39 (10.71%) RESTful
18 37 (10.16%) HTML5
18 37 (10.16%) Java EE
19 36 (9.89%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.57%) User Experience
5 10 (2.75%) iPad
6 9 (2.47%) Derivative
6 9 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
7 8 (2.20%) RIA
8 6 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.37%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.37%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
10 4 (1.10%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.10%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 125 (34.34%) Linux
2 66 (18.13%) Unix
3 62 (17.03%) Windows
4 31 (8.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 24 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.04%) Ubuntu
8 17 (4.67%) CentOS
9 11 (3.02%) Android
10 9 (2.47%) Debian
11 8 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.37%) Fedora
13 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
13 4 (1.10%) Solaris
14 2 (0.55%) HPUX
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (66.76%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (42.03%) DevOps
3 112 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 109 (29.95%) Test Automation
5 93 (25.55%) Scrum
6 85 (23.35%) Configuration Management
7 80 (21.98%) TDD
8 62 (17.03%) BDD
9 54 (14.84%) Microservices
10 49 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 44 (12.09%) MVC
12 43 (11.81%) Deployment Automation
13 42 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (11.26%) SOA
15 40 (10.99%) Continuous Delivery
15 40 (10.99%) E-Commerce
15 40 (10.99%) Open Source
16 39 (10.71%) OO
17 36 (9.89%) Kanban
18 32 (8.79%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 286 (78.57%) Java
2 130 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 114 (31.32%) SQL
4 107 (29.40%) Python
5 59 (16.21%) Ruby
6 53 (14.56%) C#
7 50 (13.74%) Groovy
8 49 (13.46%) Perl
9 41 (11.26%) Bash Shell
10 38 (10.44%) PL/SQL
11 30 (8.24%) PowerShell
12 26 (7.14%) F#
13 23 (6.32%) Scala
13 23 (6.32%) Shell Script
13 23 (6.32%) XPath
14 21 (5.77%) Jython
15 20 (5.49%) C++
16 16 (4.40%) Haskell
17 15 (4.12%) Java 8
18 14 (3.85%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 43 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.67%) ISEB
3 17 (4.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 17 (4.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (2.20%) Degree
5 6 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.27%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.22%) QA
2 11 (3.02%) Dodd-Frank
2 11 (3.02%) EMIR
2 11 (3.02%) GCP
2 11 (3.02%) MiFID
System Software
1 61 (16.76%) Docker
2 25 (6.87%) vSphere
3 24 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.30%) VirtualBox
5 9 (2.47%) Postfix
5 9 (2.47%) Squid
5 9 (2.47%) vCloud
5 9 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.92%) Active Directory
7 6 (1.65%) Xen
8 5 (1.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 106 (29.12%) Puppet
2 91 (25.00%) Ansible
3 78 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (11.81%) HP ALM
5 29 (7.97%) Kibana
6 26 (7.14%) Salt
7 24 (6.59%) Kubernetes
7 24 (6.59%) Terraform
8 20 (5.49%) Automic
9 14 (3.85%) logstash
10 13 (3.57%) Grafana
11 9 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (2.47%) Rancher
11 9 (2.47%) ZABBIX
12 8 (2.20%) Consul
12 8 (2.20%) Mesos
12 8 (2.20%) Rsyslog
12 8 (2.20%) Sysdig
13 7 (1.92%) CA Service Virtualization
14 6 (1.65%) Graylog
Vendors
1 129 (35.44%) Oracle
2 58 (15.93%) VMware
3 44 (12.09%) HP
4 39 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 37 (10.16%) Red Hat
6 35 (9.62%) IBM
7 31 (8.52%) Google
8 30 (8.24%) webMethods
9 25 (6.87%) Software AG
10 24 (6.59%) Atlassian
11 22 (6.04%) Perforce
12 17 (4.67%) hybris
13 16 (4.40%) SAP
14 15 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (3.30%) New Relic
15 12 (3.30%) Splunk
16 11 (3.02%) Adobe
17 10 (2.75%) CA
18 9 (2.47%) Green Hat
18 9 (2.47%) Intershop