Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 593 544 465
Rank change year-on-year -49 -79 -64
Contract jobs citing Ant 120 321 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 1.64% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 193 253
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £340 £348 £357
90th Percentile £588 £630 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £486
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.83% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
England median hourly rate - £44.42 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.52% +51.29%
UK median hourly rate - £44.42 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +1.52% +51.29%

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 11,271 19,553 16,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.22% 21.61% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,557 13,454 11,971
England median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +9.45%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £313
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £455
% change year-on-year - +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 237 223
England median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -4.49% +9.20%
10th Percentile £16.50 £31.55 £29.00
90th Percentile £75.25 £55.00 £63.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £44.12
% change year-on-year -1.16% -2.53% +7.60%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +20 62 £509 +1.75% 13
South East +31 24 £400 +11.89% 1
South West -8 10 £425 -5.56% 1
Midlands +14 9 £501 -8.86% 6
North of England +46 8 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England +28 6 £370 -22.11% 2
West Midlands +5 6 £501 -8.86% 2
Yorkshire +41 5 £438 +9.38%
East Midlands +31 3 - - 4
North West +12 3 £525 +40.00% 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 95 (79.17%) Java
2 71 (59.17%) Jenkins
3 69 (57.50%) Maven
4 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (46.67%) Linux
6 50 (41.67%) Git (software)
7 45 (37.50%) Spring
7 45 (37.50%) JUnit
8 42 (35.00%) SQL
9 41 (34.17%) Docker
10 40 (33.33%) DevOps
10 40 (33.33%) JavaScript
10 40 (33.33%) WebLogic
10 40 (33.33%) XML
10 40 (33.33%) Python
11 39 (32.50%) Selenium
11 39 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (30.00%) Oracle
12 36 (30.00%) GitHub
13 34 (28.33%) Eclipse
14 33 (27.50%) Microservices
15 32 (26.67%) AWS
15 32 (26.67%) Open Source
15 32 (26.67%) JSON
16 31 (25.83%) REST
17 30 (25.00%) Test Automation
17 30 (25.00%) HTTP
18 29 (24.17%) Tomcat
18 29 (24.17%) Unix
18 29 (24.17%) CSS

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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 40 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 29 (24.17%) Tomcat
3 19 (15.83%) JBoss
4 15 (12.50%) Apache
4 15 (12.50%) nginx
5 13 (10.83%) WebSphere
6 7 (5.83%) IIS
7 6 (5.00%) Confluence
8 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.67%) Jetty
9 2 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
10 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Oracle AML
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.00%) GitHub
2 32 (26.67%) AWS
3 12 (10.00%) Azure
3 12 (10.00%) Google Analytics
4 10 (8.33%) OpenShift
5 9 (7.50%) Amazon EKS
6 7 (5.83%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (5.83%) npm
6 7 (5.83%) Serverless
7 3 (2.50%) Force.com
7 3 (2.50%) GCP
8 2 (1.67%) SaaS
8 2 (1.67%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.83%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.83%) PaaS
9 1 (0.83%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.83%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 30 (25.00%) HTTP
2 19 (15.83%) SSL
3 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 6 (5.00%) HTTPS
4 6 (5.00%) IPv4
4 6 (5.00%) IPv6
4 6 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.50%) FTP
5 3 (2.50%) PuTTY
5 3 (2.50%) SSH
5 3 (2.50%) WinSCP
6 2 (1.67%) Network Security
7 1 (0.83%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) Oracle Database
2 16 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 16 (13.33%) MySQL
3 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
4 13 (10.83%) NoSQL
5 12 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 11 (9.17%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (9.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (5.83%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (5.00%) Infinispan
9 5 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (2.50%) Big Data
11 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (2.50%) Redis
11 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.67%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.83%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 71 (59.17%) Jenkins
2 69 (57.50%) Maven
3 50 (41.67%) Git (software)
4 45 (37.50%) JUnit
5 39 (32.50%) Selenium
6 34 (28.33%) Eclipse
7 27 (22.50%) Subversion
8 26 (21.67%) Gradle
9 15 (12.50%) Cucumber
9 15 (12.50%) IntelliJ
10 13 (10.83%) Gatling
10 13 (10.83%) Toad
11 12 (10.00%) Artifactory
11 12 (10.00%) Grunt
11 12 (10.00%) gulp
11 12 (10.00%) JIRA
11 12 (10.00%) JMeter
11 12 (10.00%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (10.00%) Sublime Text
12 11 (9.17%) Mockito
General
1 13 (10.83%) Finance
2 12 (10.00%) Banking
3 9 (7.50%) Public Sector
4 5 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.67%) Billing
6 2 (1.67%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (63.33%) Developer
2 46 (38.33%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (7.50%) Lead DevOps
4 9 (7.50%) Scala Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Analyst
7 6 (5.00%) Database Developer
7 6 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (4.17%) Database Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Digital Developer
8 5 (4.17%) React Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (3.33%) AWS Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Integration Developer
9 4 (3.33%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.50%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.50%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (37.50%) Spring
2 40 (33.33%) XML
3 32 (26.67%) JSON
4 31 (25.83%) REST
5 29 (24.17%) CSS
6 28 (23.33%) Hibernate
6 28 (23.33%) SOAP
7 27 (22.50%) HTML
8 24 (20.00%) HTML5
9 22 (18.33%) J2EE
9 22 (18.33%) JDBC
10 21 (17.50%) Web Services
11 17 (14.17%) RESTful
12 16 (13.33%) EJB
12 16 (13.33%) Node.js
13 15 (12.50%) AngularJS
13 15 (12.50%) jQuery
14 14 (11.67%) JSP
14 14 (11.67%) Struts
15 13 (10.83%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 7 (5.83%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (5.00%) User Experience
5 5 (4.17%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.50%) Derivative
7 2 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) DataPower
8 1 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 56 (46.67%) Linux
2 29 (24.17%) Unix
3 22 (18.33%) Windows
4 16 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (11.67%) Ubuntu
6 7 (5.83%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.17%) Android
8 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
8 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.67%) AIX
9 2 (1.67%) CentOS
9 2 (1.67%) Debian
10 1 (0.83%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (50.83%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.33%) DevOps
3 39 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (27.50%) Microservices
5 32 (26.67%) Open Source
6 30 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 17 (14.17%) MVC
8 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 14 (11.67%) Analytics
10 13 (10.83%) Web Development
11 12 (10.00%) Lean Software Development
11 12 (10.00%) Scrum
12 11 (9.17%) API Development
12 11 (9.17%) Computer Science
12 11 (9.17%) Multithreading
12 11 (9.17%) SDLC
13 10 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (8.33%) Migration
13 10 (8.33%) Test Strategy
13 10 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (79.17%) Java
2 42 (35.00%) SQL
3 40 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 40 (33.33%) Python
4 19 (15.83%) PL/SQL
5 17 (14.17%) Perl
5 17 (14.17%) Ruby
6 16 (13.33%) C#
6 16 (13.33%) Groovy
7 14 (11.67%) Scala
8 12 (10.00%) Haskell
8 12 (10.00%) Java 8
9 11 (9.17%) Kotlin
10 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
11 6 (5.00%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.50%) C
12 3 (2.50%) C++
12 3 (2.50%) F#
12 3 (2.50%) PowerShell
12 3 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (9.17%) Degree
4 5 (4.17%) ISEB
4 5 (4.17%) OCPJP
5 3 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 41 (34.17%) Docker
2 3 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (0.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.83%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (21.67%) Puppet
2 18 (15.00%) Kubernetes
3 15 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (11.67%) Grafana
5 13 (10.83%) Kibana
6 12 (10.00%) Ansible
7 5 (4.17%) Terraform
8 3 (2.50%) HP ALM
9 2 (1.67%) Istio
9 2 (1.67%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.67%) Salt
10 1 (0.83%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.83%) Graylog
10 1 (0.83%) logstash
10 1 (0.83%) Nagios
10 1 (0.83%) Packer
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) Oracle
2 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 14 (11.67%) Google
5 12 (10.00%) webMethods
6 10 (8.33%) Adobe
7 7 (5.83%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.33%) HP
9 4 (3.33%) VMware
10 3 (2.50%) MuleSoft
10 3 (2.50%) Software AG
10 3 (2.50%) Splunk
11 2 (1.67%) Dynatrace
11 2 (1.67%) IBM
11 2 (1.67%) Sparx
12 1 (0.83%) Cloudera
12 1 (0.83%) Databricks
12 1 (0.83%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.83%) Rackspace