Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 556 494 621
Rank change year-on-year -62 +127 -65
Contract jobs citing Ant 79 91 211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 1.27% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 130
10th Percentile £385 £358 £361
25th Percentile £462 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £506 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% -2.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £550 £534 £575
90th Percentile £586 £576 £630
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £46.67
Median % change year-on-year - +41.42% -
UK median hourly rate - £66.00 £46.67
% change year-on-year - +41.42% -

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 8,462 7,165 16,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.18% 18.48% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,622 5,058 11,278
10th Percentile £350 £338 £340
25th Percentile £413 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £488
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £575
90th Percentile £680 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 99 226
10th Percentile £25.40 £20.97 £18.88
25th Percentile £41.25 £40.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57.50 £54.84 £50.84
90th Percentile £65.54 £63.75 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £44.18
% change year-on-year - +7.51% +3.95%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Ant in England

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ant in England.

Daily rate trend for Ant in England

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ant in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Ant in England

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ant in England.

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 6 months to 16 June 2021. 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 -73 53 £525 +10.53% 10
South East -14 10 £520 +4.00% 4
Midlands - 6 £375 - 1
North of England +17 5 £383 +4.93% 1
North West -6 5 £383 +5.66%
West Midlands - 4 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 £380 - 1
South West +12 1 £513 -12.77% 2
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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 55 (69.62%) Maven
2 52 (65.82%) Java
3 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (41.77%) Jenkins
4 33 (41.77%) Social Skills
5 31 (39.24%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (37.97%) SQL
6 30 (37.97%) Docker
7 27 (34.18%) DevOps
7 27 (34.18%) Kubernetes
7 27 (34.18%) Git (software)
8 25 (31.65%) Java 8
9 24 (30.38%) Microservices
10 23 (29.11%) Gradle
10 23 (29.11%) AWS
11 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
11 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
11 22 (27.85%) Subversion
12 21 (26.58%) RESTful
12 21 (26.58%) OpenShift
13 20 (25.32%) MVC
13 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
14 19 (24.05%) Scrum
15 18 (22.78%) Selenium
16 17 (21.52%) Oracle
17 16 (20.25%) JDBC
17 16 (20.25%) Python
17 16 (20.25%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (20.25%) SDLC
17 16 (20.25%) Serverless

Ant
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 8 (10.13%) Apache
2 4 (5.06%) CMS
2 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (3.80%) Camunda
3 3 (3.80%) JBoss
4 2 (2.53%) Confluence
4 2 (2.53%) Documentum
4 2 (2.53%) FileNet
4 2 (2.53%) GlassFish
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.27%) Liferay
5 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.11%) AWS
2 21 (26.58%) OpenShift
3 16 (20.25%) Serverless
4 14 (17.72%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (12.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 9 (11.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 8 (10.13%) Azure
8 4 (5.06%) Force.com
9 2 (2.53%) Azure App Service
9 2 (2.53%) Azure Storage
9 2 (2.53%) GCP
9 2 (2.53%) IaaS
10 1 (1.27%) Amazon EKS
10 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (1.27%) Firebase
10 1 (1.27%) npm
10 1 (1.27%) SaaS
10 1 (1.27%) TestFlight
10 1 (1.27%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Calico
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
2 2 (2.53%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) Redis
4 5 (6.33%) MySQL
5 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.80%) DB2
6 3 (3.80%) DB2 UDB
6 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
8 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (69.62%) Maven
2 33 (41.77%) Jenkins
3 27 (34.18%) Git (software)
4 23 (29.11%) Gradle
5 22 (27.85%) Subversion
6 18 (22.78%) Selenium
7 14 (17.72%) JIRA
8 12 (15.19%) JMeter
9 11 (13.92%) Cucumber
10 10 (12.66%) GitLab
11 9 (11.39%) Artifactory
12 8 (10.13%) Bitbucket
12 8 (10.13%) JUnit
13 5 (6.33%) Appium
13 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
13 5 (6.33%) Hudson
13 5 (6.33%) Postman
13 5 (6.33%) REST Assured
13 5 (6.33%) SoapUI
13 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (41.77%) Social Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Billing
4 3 (3.80%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Developer
2 27 (34.18%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
4 15 (18.99%) Senior Developer
5 13 (16.46%) Senior Java Developer
6 11 (13.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Salesforce Developer
9 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (5.06%) Architect
10 4 (5.06%) Salesforce Technical Leader
10 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.80%) Salesforce Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Administrator
12 2 (2.53%) C++ Developer
12 2 (2.53%) Java Software Engineer
12 2 (2.53%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (26.58%) RESTful
2 16 (20.25%) JDBC
3 15 (18.99%) Spring
3 15 (18.99%) Web Services
4 14 (17.72%) HTML
5 13 (16.46%) Visualforce
6 12 (15.19%) Node.js
6 12 (15.19%) XML
7 11 (13.92%) Hibernate
7 11 (13.92%) SOAP
8 10 (12.66%) React
9 9 (11.39%) AngularJS
10 8 (10.13%) J2EE
10 8 (10.13%) JSP
10 8 (10.13%) REST
11 7 (8.86%) CSS
11 7 (8.86%) jQuery
11 7 (8.86%) Spring Boot
12 6 (7.59%) JPA
12 6 (7.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.06%) Credit Risk
4 4 (5.06%) User Experience
5 3 (3.80%) Fixed Income
5 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.53%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Unix
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.27%) AIX
6 1 (1.27%) Android
6 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.27%) CentOS
6 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.27%) SUSE
6 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.24%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (34.18%) DevOps
4 24 (30.38%) Microservices
5 20 (25.32%) MVC
6 19 (24.05%) Scrum
7 16 (20.25%) SDLC
8 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
9 11 (13.92%) SOA
10 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
10 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (10.13%) Validation
12 7 (8.86%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (8.86%) Unit Testing
12 7 (8.86%) Waterfall
13 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
13 6 (7.59%) Release Management
13 6 (7.59%) TDD
13 6 (7.59%) UML
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.82%) Java
2 30 (37.97%) SQL
3 25 (31.65%) Java 8
4 20 (25.32%) JavaScript
5 16 (20.25%) Python
6 13 (16.46%) Apex Code
7 11 (13.92%) Perl
7 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
8 9 (11.39%) PL/SQL
9 8 (10.13%) Shell Script
10 7 (8.86%) C++
11 6 (7.59%) C
12 5 (6.33%) C#
13 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
13 3 (3.80%) BeanShell
13 3 (3.80%) Bourne shell
13 3 (3.80%) Korn
13 3 (3.80%) SOQL
13 3 (3.80%) SOSL
14 2 (2.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
1 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.59%) Degree
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.53%) ISEB
4 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.53%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.97%) Docker
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.80%) RACF
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) Kubernetes
2 8 (10.13%) Ansible
3 3 (3.80%) Istio
4 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.53%) Terraform
5 1 (1.27%) Puppet
5 1 (1.27%) Rundeck
5 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Oracle
2 16 (20.25%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (6.33%) SAP
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.80%) IBM
5 3 (3.80%) Splunk
6 2 (2.53%) Delphix
6 2 (2.53%) Google
6 2 (2.53%) Pega
6 2 (2.53%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.27%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Avaloq
7 1 (1.27%) Citrix
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.27%) New Relic
7 1 (1.27%) Omniture
7 1 (1.27%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.27%) VMware