Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 432 613 528
Rank change year-on-year +181 -85 +17
Contract jobs citing Ant 54 185 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.15% 1.25% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 112 227
Median daily rate £500 £475 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.55% +9.44%
10th Percentile £320 £326 £369
90th Percentile £625 £588 £589
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £493
% change year-on-year - -3.55% +9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £66.00 £45.79 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.13% - -
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 4,678 14,820 19,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.10% 18.29% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,048 9,789 13,511
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 201 210
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £28.80 £23.75 £26.48
90th Percentile £55.00 £57.50 £52.63
Median hourly rate £41.00 £44.02 £42.50
% change year-on-year -6.86% +3.58% -

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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 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 +175 27 £533 -3.18% 6
South East +157 14 £500 +25.00%
South West +81 7 £500 +11.11% 3
North of England +113 4 £365 -32.09% 1
North West +75 4 £365 -32.09% 1
East of England +89 2 £500 +5.26% 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 37 (68.52%) Java
2 31 (57.41%) Oracle
2 31 (57.41%) Maven
3 28 (51.85%) DevOps
4 27 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (46.30%) SQL
7 24 (44.44%) Jenkins
8 21 (38.89%) Linux
8 21 (38.89%) Python
8 21 (38.89%) AWS
9 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
9 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
9 19 (35.19%) Perl
9 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
10 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
11 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
12 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (29.63%) HTML
12 16 (29.63%) WebLogic
13 15 (27.78%) SOAP
13 15 (27.78%) Web Services
13 15 (27.78%) Middleware
13 15 (27.78%) Azure
13 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
14 14 (25.93%) Gradle
14 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (25.93%) Subversion
14 14 (25.93%) JMS
15 13 (24.07%) XML

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 16 (29.63%) WebLogic
2 11 (20.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (18.52%) Confluence
4 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
5 7 (12.96%) JBoss
6 5 (9.26%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (9.26%) Jetty
6 5 (9.26%) MQSeries
6 5 (9.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 5 (9.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (9.26%) Red Hat Fuse
7 4 (7.41%) Apache
7 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
7 4 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.85%) Anypoint
9 1 (1.85%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.70%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (1.85%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) AWS
2 15 (27.78%) Azure
3 7 (12.96%) GitHub
4 6 (11.11%) PaaS
5 4 (7.41%) GCP
5 4 (7.41%) Power Platform
6 3 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.56%) Force.com
6 3 (5.56%) Office 365
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (3.70%) IaaS
7 2 (3.70%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.70%) SaaS
7 2 (3.70%) Slack
8 1 (1.85%) npm
8 1 (1.85%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) SSH
2 2 (3.70%) DNS
2 2 (3.70%) FTP
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
2 2 (3.70%) SMTP
2 2 (3.70%) SNMP
2 2 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (1.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) SQL Server
2 15 (27.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (18.52%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
4 9 (16.67%) MySQL
4 9 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (12.96%) RDBMS
6 6 (11.11%) MongoDB
7 5 (9.26%) Hadoop
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (7.41%) Power BI
9 3 (5.56%) DB2
9 3 (5.56%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
10 2 (3.70%) Big Data
10 2 (3.70%) OLTP
10 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 31 (57.41%) Maven
2 27 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 14 (25.93%) Gradle
4 14 (25.93%) Subversion
5 13 (24.07%) JIRA
6 12 (22.22%) Selenium
7 11 (20.37%) Eclipse
8 10 (18.52%) Hudson
9 7 (12.96%) SonarQube
10 6 (11.11%) Cucumber
10 6 (11.11%) IntelliJ
11 5 (9.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (9.26%) Bitbucket
11 5 (9.26%) ClearCase
11 5 (9.26%) FishEye
11 5 (9.26%) JUnit
11 5 (9.26%) Mercurial
11 5 (9.26%) Poseidon for UML
11 5 (9.26%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.56%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (40.74%) Developer
2 12 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Consultant
4 5 (9.26%) Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Oracle Specialist
4 5 (9.26%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (7.41%) Systems Integration Specialist
6 3 (5.56%) Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) DevOps Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Lead Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce Configurator
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) HTML
2 15 (27.78%) Middleware
2 15 (27.78%) SOAP
2 15 (27.78%) Web Services
3 14 (25.93%) JMS
4 13 (24.07%) XML
5 12 (22.22%) Spring
6 11 (20.37%) Node.js
6 11 (20.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
7 10 (18.52%) HTML5
7 10 (18.52%) JSON
7 10 (18.52%) REST
8 9 (16.67%) React
9 8 (14.81%) .NET
10 7 (12.96%) Hibernate
10 7 (12.96%) jQuery
11 6 (11.11%) Spring Boot
12 5 (9.26%) Apache Camel
12 5 (9.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Data Structures
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.26%) Derivative
3 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.41%) Fixed Income
5 3 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.70%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Windows
3 11 (20.37%) Unix
4 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (12.96%) Android
5 7 (12.96%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.11%) CentOS
6 6 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 5 (9.26%) Debian
7 5 (9.26%) Mac OS X
7 5 (9.26%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.70%) VMS
9 1 (1.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) DevOps
2 26 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (31.48%) Test Automation
4 16 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (24.07%) Microservices
7 12 (22.22%) SOA
8 11 (20.37%) Scrum
9 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
10 9 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (16.67%) ETL
11 8 (14.81%) OO
11 8 (14.81%) OOD
11 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.81%) TDD
12 7 (12.96%) Analytics
12 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
12 7 (12.96%) Kanban
12 7 (12.96%) Migration
13 6 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 37 (68.52%) Java
2 25 (46.30%) SQL
3 21 (38.89%) Python
4 19 (35.19%) Perl
5 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 12 (22.22%) PL/SQL
7 11 (20.37%) Bash Shell
8 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
9 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (9.26%) AWK
10 5 (9.26%) C++
10 5 (9.26%) Clojure
10 5 (9.26%) ClojureScript
10 5 (9.26%) Groovy
10 5 (9.26%) Jython
10 5 (9.26%) Ruby
10 5 (9.26%) Scala
10 5 (9.26%) sed
10 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
10 5 (9.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) SC Cleared
1 19 (35.19%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.85%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Docker
2 5 (9.26%) NFS
3 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 6 (11.11%) Puppet
2 5 (9.26%) Ansible
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (9.26%) Salt
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.70%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.85%) Control-M
Vendors
1 31 (57.41%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) MuleSoft
4 5 (9.26%) Axway
4 5 (9.26%) Cloudera
4 5 (9.26%) Hortonworks
4 5 (9.26%) NetApp
4 5 (9.26%) Sparx
4 5 (9.26%) Splunk
4 5 (9.26%) Sybase
5 4 (7.41%) Informatica
5 4 (7.41%) SAP
6 3 (5.56%) Google
6 3 (5.56%) IBM
6 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.70%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.70%) Okta
7 2 (3.70%) Siebel
7 2 (3.70%) Talend