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 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
UK / England
Rank 377 376 313
Rank change year-on-year -1 -63  
Contract jobs citing Ant 206 252 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.85% 3.55% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 180 203
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £46.25
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7223 7107 6284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.51% 14.60% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4758 4080
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 169 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.80 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £31.50 £28.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in England

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in England

Ant
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 3 months to 23 March 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
London +7 92 £450 -5.26% 15
South East -7 41 £450 +12.50% 7
South West +37 39 £438 -2.77% 4
East of England -8 12 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +12 7 £356 -19.30%
East Midlands -7 5 £413 -8.33% 3
North West +2 4 £450 +38.46% 1
North East -8 3 £385 +26.74%
Yorkshire -4 2 £450 +5.88%
Ant
UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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 England region with a requirement for Ant.

1 343 (80.33%) Java
2 289 (67.68%) Maven
3 270 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (52.69%) Jenkins
5 184 (43.09%) Git (software)
6 170 (39.81%) JavaScript
7 167 (39.11%) XML
8 157 (36.77%) Linux
9 152 (35.60%) Scrum
10 151 (35.36%) Spring
11 141 (33.02%) Web Services
12 137 (32.08%) Oracle
13 136 (31.85%) SQL
14 135 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
15 126 (29.51%) Gradle
16 121 (28.34%) DevOps
16 121 (28.34%) HTML
17 118 (27.63%) JUnit
18 114 (26.70%) CSS
19 113 (26.46%) OO
20 112 (26.23%) TDD
21 110 (25.76%) Selenium
22 106 (24.82%) Subversion
23 105 (24.59%) J2EE
24 103 (24.12%) SOAP
25 102 (23.89%) JIRA
26 89 (20.84%) JSON
27 88 (20.61%) Python
28 86 (20.14%) JSP
29 85 (19.91%) Puppet

Ant
Top Related 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 80 (18.74%) WebSphere
2 71 (16.63%) Apache
3 69 (16.16%) JBoss
4 62 (14.52%) Tomcat
5 56 (13.11%) Confluence
6 46 (10.77%) WebLogic
7 44 (10.30%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (8.90%) nginx
9 19 (4.45%) CMS
10 18 (4.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (3.75%) Sitecore CMS
12 15 (3.51%) IIS
13 13 (3.04%) ATG Dynamo
13 13 (3.04%) GlassFish
13 13 (3.04%) OpenStack
14 7 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (1.17%) Commerce Server
15 5 (1.17%) Documentum
16 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 19 (4.45%) HipChat
1 19 (4.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (9.60%) GitHub
3 18 (4.22%) Google Analytics
4 13 (3.04%) IaaS
4 13 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (2.11%) PaaS
6 6 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.41%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (1.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (1.17%) OpenShift
8 4 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.47%) Boomi
9 2 (0.47%) Google Checkout
9 2 (0.47%) Loggly
9 2 (0.47%) Office 365
9 2 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.60%) HTTP
2 30 (7.03%) DNS
3 26 (6.09%) OpenLDAP
3 26 (6.09%) OpenVPN
3 26 (6.09%) SSH
4 18 (4.22%) SSL
5 17 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.51%) VPN
7 14 (3.28%) Internet
7 14 (3.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (3.04%) IPsec
9 10 (2.34%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.64%) PuTTY
10 7 (1.64%) WinSCP
11 6 (1.41%) FTP
12 3 (0.70%) Intranet
13 2 (0.47%) DVB
13 2 (0.47%) Skype
13 2 (0.47%) VLAN
14 1 (0.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.75%) Relational Database
2 56 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 41 (9.60%) NoSQL
4 37 (8.67%) MongoDB
5 36 (8.43%) DB2
6 35 (8.20%) SQL Server
7 34 (7.96%) Hadoop
8 31 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (6.32%) MySQL
10 23 (5.39%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (3.04%) Big Data
12 10 (2.34%) DB2 UDB
13 9 (2.11%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (1.17%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 289 (67.68%) Maven
2 225 (52.69%) Jenkins
3 184 (43.09%) Git (software)
4 126 (29.51%) Gradle
5 118 (27.63%) JUnit
6 110 (25.76%) Selenium
7 106 (24.82%) Subversion
8 102 (23.89%) JIRA
9 83 (19.44%) Eclipse
10 63 (14.75%) Cucumber
11 47 (11.01%) SoapUI
12 44 (10.30%) Hudson
12 44 (10.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 42 (9.84%) Bitbucket
13 42 (9.84%) SonarQube
14 37 (8.67%) IntelliJ
14 37 (8.67%) TeamCity
15 35 (8.20%) JMeter
15 35 (8.20%) WebDriver
16 28 (6.56%) Mockito
General
1 68 (15.93%) Banking
2 51 (11.94%) Finance
3 18 (4.22%) Retail
4 13 (3.04%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.41%) Games
5 6 (1.41%) Legal
6 5 (1.17%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.17%) Marketing
7 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.70%) Electronics
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 258 (60.42%) Developer
2 180 (42.15%) Java Developer
3 47 (11.01%) DevOps Engineer
4 37 (8.67%) Senior Developer
5 30 (7.03%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (5.15%) Architect
6 22 (5.15%) Software Engineer
7 18 (4.22%) Developer in Test
7 18 (4.22%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 16 (3.75%) Java Engineer
8 16 (3.75%) Scala Developer
9 14 (3.28%) Consultant
10 13 (3.04%) Applications Developer
11 12 (2.81%) Analyst
11 12 (2.81%) Software Developer
12 11 (2.58%) Senior DevOps
12 11 (2.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 10 (2.34%) Java Applications Developer
13 10 (2.34%) Java Architect
14 9 (2.11%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (39.11%) XML
2 151 (35.36%) Spring
3 141 (33.02%) Web Services
4 121 (28.34%) HTML
5 114 (26.70%) CSS
6 105 (24.59%) J2EE
7 103 (24.12%) SOAP
8 89 (20.84%) JSON
9 86 (20.14%) JSP
10 80 (18.74%) REST
11 67 (15.69%) jQuery
12 64 (14.99%) Hibernate
13 61 (14.29%) JMS
14 53 (12.41%) AngularJS
15 50 (11.71%) Java EE
16 48 (11.24%) HTML5
17 46 (10.77%) Spring MVC
18 42 (9.84%) XSLT
19 40 (9.37%) Ajax
19 40 (9.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.56%) Data Structures
2 25 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.68%) Algorithms
4 19 (4.45%) Computer Science
5 12 (2.81%) Virtual Team
6 11 (2.58%) Derivative
6 11 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.34%) User Experience
8 8 (1.87%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.41%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.17%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.17%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (1.17%) RIA
11 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.94%) Fintech
11 4 (0.94%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.70%) Taxonomies
13 2 (0.47%) CMDB
13 2 (0.47%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 157 (36.77%) Linux
2 79 (18.50%) Unix
3 50 (11.71%) Windows
4 33 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.09%) CentOS
6 16 (3.75%) AIX
7 15 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.04%) RancherOS
8 13 (3.04%) VyOS
9 8 (1.87%) Windows Server
10 7 (1.64%) Solaris
11 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.17%) Android
13 4 (0.94%) Fedora
14 3 (0.70%) CoreOS
15 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (63.23%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (35.60%) Scrum
3 135 (31.62%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (28.34%) DevOps
5 113 (26.46%) OO
6 112 (26.23%) TDD
7 82 (19.20%) Configuration Management
8 74 (17.33%) BDD
9 68 (15.93%) MVC
10 60 (14.05%) Open Source
11 58 (13.58%) Unit Testing
12 55 (12.88%) Automated Testing
13 51 (11.94%) E-Commerce
14 50 (11.71%) Continuous Delivery
15 45 (10.54%) SOA
16 43 (10.07%) Microservices
17 41 (9.60%) UML
18 38 (8.90%) Software Engineering
19 37 (8.67%) OOD
19 37 (8.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 343 (80.33%) Java
2 170 (39.81%) JavaScript
3 136 (31.85%) SQL
4 88 (20.61%) Python
5 63 (14.75%) Groovy
6 61 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 55 (12.88%) Perl
8 53 (12.41%) Ruby
9 30 (7.03%) C#
10 28 (6.56%) PL/SQL
11 25 (5.85%) Bash Shell
12 23 (5.39%) PowerShell
13 20 (4.68%) C++
13 20 (4.68%) Scala
14 19 (4.45%) F#
15 17 (3.98%) Clojure
15 17 (3.98%) Go
16 16 (3.75%) XPath
17 15 (3.51%) Haskell
18 14 (3.28%) Rust
Qualifications
1 66 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.84%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.15%) Degree
5 12 (2.81%) ISEB
6 8 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.94%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.49%) QA
2 20 (4.68%) MiFID
3 19 (4.45%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (4.45%) EMIR
4 9 (2.11%) SDET
5 1 (0.23%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (15.46%) Docker
2 27 (6.32%) Postfix
3 26 (6.09%) Squid
3 26 (6.09%) vCloud
4 11 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.41%) vSphere
6 4 (0.94%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.70%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.47%) LXC
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 85 (19.91%) Puppet
2 81 (18.97%) Ansible
3 58 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (10.07%) Kibana
5 36 (8.43%) ZABBIX
6 34 (7.96%) logstash
7 31 (7.26%) Kubernetes
8 27 (6.32%) Terraform
9 26 (6.09%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (6.09%) Rancher
10 17 (3.98%) Packer
11 15 (3.51%) Grafana
12 14 (3.28%) Consul
13 13 (3.04%) HAProxy
14 11 (2.58%) Nagios
15 8 (1.87%) Graphite
16 6 (1.41%) vRealize
17 5 (1.17%) Fluentd
17 5 (1.17%) Rsyslog
17 5 (1.17%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 137 (32.08%) Oracle
2 40 (9.37%) IBM
3 34 (7.96%) Red Hat
3 34 (7.96%) VMware
4 32 (7.49%) Google
5 29 (6.79%) ATG
6 28 (6.56%) Sonatype
7 24 (5.62%) Atlassian
8 23 (5.39%) Perforce
9 22 (5.15%) Microsoft
9 22 (5.15%) Splunk
10 20 (4.68%) hybris
11 17 (3.98%) AppDynamics
12 16 (3.75%) Sitecore
13 15 (3.51%) HP
14 13 (3.04%) Vyatta
15 6 (1.41%) Adobe
15 6 (1.41%) New Relic
15 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
16 5 (1.17%) Rackspace
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Midlands
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £37.50 - £42.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago