Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 517 423
Rank change year-on-year -31 -94 +11
Contract jobs citing Ant 335 328 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.75% 2.09% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 212 378
England median daily rate £475 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% -
10th Percentile £359 £319 £306
90th Percentile £588 £575 £597
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -27.63%
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +45.45% -27.63%

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 19,166 15,710 15,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.17% 17.78% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,262 10,733 10,694
England median daily rate £475 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £300
90th Percentile £619 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 306 275
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £25.66 £28.75 £26.78
90th Percentile £60.66 £55.00 £52.40
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in England over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in England

Ant
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 21 July 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 -63 142 £525 +16.67% 33
South East +9 80 £398 -6.47% 16
South West -1 54 £450 +2.86% 3
North of England +1 24 £425 +4.94% 12
Midlands -8 24 £400 +3.23% 4
West Midlands -19 19 £450 +33.33% 1
North West 0 13 £400 -5.88% 3
East of England -12 11 £525 +31.25% 9
Yorkshire -8 10 £431 -4.17% 9
East Midlands -2 5 £400 -2.44% 3
North East -6 1 £450 +16.88%
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 246 (73.43%) Java
2 234 (69.85%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (62.39%) Jenkins
4 174 (51.94%) Maven
5 164 (48.96%) DevOps
6 160 (47.76%) Git (software)
7 113 (33.73%) Web Services
8 111 (33.13%) Scrum
9 110 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
10 108 (32.24%) Spring
11 104 (31.04%) Linux
12 103 (30.75%) JavaScript
12 103 (30.75%) Selenium
13 101 (30.15%) Oracle
14 100 (29.85%) Test Automation
15 91 (27.16%) XML
16 86 (25.67%) Gradle
17 82 (24.48%) Windows
17 82 (24.48%) JIRA
18 81 (24.18%) SOAP
18 81 (24.18%) Python
19 80 (23.88%) Eclipse
19 80 (23.88%) Configuration Management
20 78 (23.28%) SQL
21 77 (22.99%) CSS
22 75 (22.39%) Puppet
23 74 (22.09%) TDD
24 70 (20.90%) TeamCity
25 68 (20.30%) Microservices
25 68 (20.30%) Amazon AWS

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 55 (16.42%) Tomcat
2 53 (15.82%) Confluence
3 44 (13.13%) JBoss
4 35 (10.45%) WebSphere
5 28 (8.36%) Apache
6 25 (7.46%) nginx
7 21 (6.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 21 (6.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 20 (5.97%) WebLogic
9 14 (4.18%) Jetty
10 7 (2.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 7 (2.09%) CMS
10 7 (2.09%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.79%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.79%) IIS
11 6 (1.79%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.79%) Mule
11 6 (1.79%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (1.49%) FileNet
12 5 (1.49%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) HipChat
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.90%) Magento
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 68 (20.30%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (18.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (12.84%) GitHub
4 38 (11.34%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (8.06%) npm
6 24 (7.16%) AWS CloudFormation
7 22 (6.57%) Heroku
8 19 (5.67%) Google Analytics
9 17 (5.07%) IBM Cloud
10 13 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.99%) Serverless
12 8 (2.39%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (2.09%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (2.09%) Google App Engine
14 6 (1.79%) Force.com
14 6 (1.79%) OpenShift
14 6 (1.79%) Rackspace Cloud
14 6 (1.79%) Sumo Logic
15 5 (1.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 5 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.94%) HTTP
2 26 (7.76%) PuTTY
2 26 (7.76%) WinSCP
3 24 (7.16%) SSL
4 23 (6.87%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.09%) SSH
6 6 (1.79%) Firewall
7 5 (1.49%) DNS
7 5 (1.49%) Internet
7 5 (1.49%) VPN
8 4 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (1.19%) OpenVPN
9 3 (0.90%) DSL
9 3 (0.90%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.90%) SMS
10 2 (0.60%) Broadband
10 2 (0.60%) FTP
10 2 (0.60%) Skype
10 2 (0.60%) SMTP
10 2 (0.60%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 39 (11.64%) SQL Server
3 32 (9.55%) MongoDB
3 32 (9.55%) NoSQL
3 32 (9.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 32 (9.55%) Relational Database
4 28 (8.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (8.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 27 (8.06%) DB2
6 25 (7.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.58%) MySQL
9 11 (3.28%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.69%) Big Data
10 9 (2.69%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (1.79%) GIS
11 6 (1.79%) JasperReports
11 6 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 209 (62.39%) Jenkins
2 174 (51.94%) Maven
3 160 (47.76%) Git (software)
4 103 (30.75%) Selenium
5 86 (25.67%) Gradle
6 82 (24.48%) JIRA
7 80 (23.88%) Eclipse
8 70 (20.90%) TeamCity
9 65 (19.40%) Subversion
10 63 (18.81%) JUnit
11 43 (12.84%) SoapUI
12 41 (12.24%) SonarQube
13 40 (11.94%) Cucumber
14 38 (11.34%) Sonatype Nexus
15 36 (10.75%) Artifactory
16 34 (10.15%) SpecFlow
16 34 (10.15%) TestNG
17 32 (9.55%) HP UFT
18 31 (9.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 30 (8.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 67 (20.00%) Banking
2 40 (11.94%) Finance
3 15 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.58%) Retail
5 7 (2.09%) Back Office
6 5 (1.49%) Legal
6 5 (1.49%) Marketing
6 5 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (48.66%) Developer
2 88 (26.27%) Java Developer
3 70 (20.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (6.57%) Senior Developer
5 21 (6.27%) Senior DevOps
5 21 (6.27%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.97%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 19 (5.67%) Scala Developer
8 17 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
9 16 (4.78%) Tester
10 15 (4.48%) Automation Tester
10 15 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 14 (4.18%) Architect
11 14 (4.18%) Java Engineer
12 13 (3.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 11 (3.28%) Analyst
13 11 (3.28%) Build Engineer
13 11 (3.28%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 9 (2.69%) Test Analyst
14 9 (2.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (33.73%) Web Services
2 108 (32.24%) Spring
3 91 (27.16%) XML
4 81 (24.18%) SOAP
5 77 (22.99%) CSS
6 68 (20.30%) HTML
7 61 (18.21%) Hibernate
8 60 (17.91%) REST
9 58 (17.31%) JSON
9 58 (17.31%) Node.js
10 52 (15.52%) HTML5
11 50 (14.93%) J2EE
12 49 (14.63%) .NET
13 46 (13.73%) JMS
14 42 (12.54%) RESTful
15 37 (11.04%) jQuery
16 35 (10.45%) AngularJS
17 34 (10.15%) CSS3
17 34 (10.15%) Servlets
18 33 (9.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.16%) iPad
2 23 (6.87%) User Experience
3 18 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.58%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.58%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (2.69%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.69%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.39%) Derivative
7 7 (2.09%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.49%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.49%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.19%) NHS
10 4 (1.19%) Wiki
11 3 (0.90%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 104 (31.04%) Linux
2 82 (24.48%) Windows
3 59 (17.61%) Unix
4 42 (12.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (12.54%) Windows Server
5 28 (8.36%) Ubuntu
6 21 (6.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.78%) Android
8 12 (3.58%) CentOS
9 11 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.69%) AIX
10 9 (2.69%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.69%) Debian
11 5 (1.49%) Fedora
12 4 (1.19%) Solaris
13 3 (0.90%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (69.85%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (48.96%) DevOps
3 111 (33.13%) Scrum
4 110 (32.84%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (29.85%) Test Automation
6 80 (23.88%) Configuration Management
7 74 (22.09%) TDD
8 68 (20.30%) Microservices
9 56 (16.72%) BDD
10 51 (15.22%) Open Source
11 43 (12.84%) E-Commerce
12 38 (11.34%) OO
13 37 (11.04%) Unit Testing
14 35 (10.45%) SOA
15 31 (9.25%) Kanban
16 29 (8.66%) API Testing
17 28 (8.36%) Analytics
18 27 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
18 27 (8.06%) Performance Testing
18 27 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 246 (73.43%) Java
2 103 (30.75%) JavaScript
3 81 (24.18%) Python
4 78 (23.28%) SQL
5 67 (20.00%) Groovy
6 56 (16.72%) Ruby
7 41 (12.24%) Bash Shell
8 38 (11.34%) Perl
9 37 (11.04%) C#
10 32 (9.55%) Scala
11 31 (9.25%) PL/SQL
12 30 (8.96%) F#
13 28 (8.36%) PowerShell
14 23 (6.87%) Java 8
15 22 (6.57%) Haskell
15 22 (6.57%) Shell Script
16 14 (4.18%) C++
17 11 (3.28%) C
18 8 (2.39%) Apex Code
18 8 (2.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 43 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (6.57%) ISEB
4 22 (6.57%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (3.58%) Degree
6 11 (3.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.30%) MBA
9 1 (0.30%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.46%) GCP
2 11 (3.28%) QA
3 7 (2.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 7 (2.09%) EMIR
3 7 (2.09%) MiFID
4 5 (1.49%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.19%) PMO
6 2 (0.60%) SEPA
System Software
1 62 (18.51%) Docker
2 23 (6.87%) vSphere
3 20 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (2.69%) VirtualBox
6 8 (2.39%) Active Directory
7 6 (1.79%) Xen
8 5 (1.49%) KVM
9 4 (1.19%) Postfix
9 4 (1.19%) Squid
9 4 (1.19%) vCloud
10 2 (0.60%) NFS
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.30%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 75 (22.39%) Puppet
2 53 (15.82%) Ansible
3 44 (13.13%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (9.85%) Kubernetes
5 30 (8.96%) Kibana
6 29 (8.66%) Terraform
7 26 (7.76%) HP ALM
8 24 (7.16%) Consul
8 24 (7.16%) Mesos
9 23 (6.87%) Salt
10 19 (5.67%) Grafana
11 16 (4.78%) Packer
12 13 (3.88%) Automic
13 9 (2.69%) logstash
14 6 (1.79%) Graylog
14 6 (1.79%) Nagios
14 6 (1.79%) vRealize
15 4 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (1.19%) Rancher
15 4 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 101 (30.15%) Oracle
2 47 (14.03%) Google
2 47 (14.03%) VMware
3 37 (11.04%) IBM
3 37 (11.04%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.75%) Red Hat
5 34 (10.15%) webMethods
6 33 (9.85%) HP
7 29 (8.66%) Software AG
8 25 (7.46%) Adobe
9 15 (4.48%) Perforce
9 15 (4.48%) SAP
10 12 (3.58%) Atlassian
10 12 (3.58%) MuleSoft
10 12 (3.58%) New Relic
10 12 (3.58%) Sitecore
11 11 (3.28%) Splunk
12 9 (2.69%) Citrix
12 9 (2.69%) MKS
12 9 (2.69%) Salesforce.com