Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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.

Apache Ant
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 475 384 452
Rank change year-on-year -91 +68 -34
Contract jobs citing Ant 429 586 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.41% 3.62% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 309 305
England median daily rate £478 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.11% - -
10th Percentile £350 £314 £300
90th Percentile £650 £605 £624
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.27% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
England median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.29% -23.90% -20.00%
10th Percentile £39.12 £14.16 £30.80
90th Percentile £46.98 £43.73 £43.10
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £38.00
% change year-on-year +51.29% -23.90% -20.00%

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 17789 16192 15056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 16.60% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12471 10949 10116
England median daily rate £455 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.06% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £280
90th Percentile £609 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 234 285
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.93 £26.18 £23.85
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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

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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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -100 202 £513 +4.06% 27
South East +27 116 £560 +40.00% 10
South West +8 41 £425 +8.28% 2
East of England -28 27 £450 -5.26% 1
Midlands -9 22 £363 -18.54% 1
North of England +53 21 £393 -6.55% 3
West Midlands +7 18 £375 -16.67%
North West +27 11 £400 -4.76%
Yorkshire +27 10 £393 +10.18% 2
East Midlands -26 4 £350 -17.65% 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 362 (84.38%) Java
2 295 (68.76%) Maven
3 262 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
4 246 (57.34%) Jenkins
5 173 (40.33%) JavaScript
6 154 (35.90%) JUnit
7 146 (34.03%) Git (software)
8 142 (33.10%) Linux
8 142 (33.10%) DevOps
9 139 (32.40%) Web Services
10 135 (31.47%) SQL
11 133 (31.00%) Puppet
12 131 (30.54%) Oracle
13 128 (29.84%) Ansible
14 127 (29.60%) Spring
15 125 (29.14%) Continuous Integration
15 125 (29.14%) Test Automation
16 118 (27.51%) REST
17 114 (26.57%) Subversion
18 112 (26.11%) Selenium
19 111 (25.87%) Gradle
20 107 (24.94%) Configuration Management
21 106 (24.71%) JIRA
22 105 (24.48%) TDD
23 103 (24.01%) HTML
23 103 (24.01%) Python
24 96 (22.38%) AngularJS
25 91 (21.21%) SoapUI
25 91 (21.21%) Eclipse
25 91 (21.21%) Scrum

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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 59 (13.75%) Confluence
1 59 (13.75%) JBoss
2 58 (13.52%) Tomcat
3 42 (9.79%) Apache
4 39 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 36 (8.39%) WebLogic
6 32 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
7 31 (7.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 19 (4.43%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (3.73%) IIS
10 14 (3.26%) nginx
11 13 (3.03%) OpenStack
12 11 (2.56%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.63%) CMS
14 6 (1.40%) Apache Pig
15 5 (1.17%) Mule
16 4 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
17 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 2 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.23%) HipChat
1 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.50%) Oracle BPM
1 15 (3.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.40%) Temenos T24
3 5 (1.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 84 (19.58%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.72%) GitHub
3 37 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (4.66%) OpenShift
5 16 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 16 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
5 16 (3.73%) Amazon S3
5 16 (3.73%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 12 (2.80%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.80%) npm
6 12 (2.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 12 (2.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 11 (2.56%) Bluemix
7 11 (2.56%) Force.com
7 11 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
8 7 (1.63%) PaaS
8 7 (1.63%) Trello
9 5 (1.17%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.86%) HTTP
2 21 (4.90%) DNS
3 19 (4.43%) PuTTY
3 19 (4.43%) WinSCP
4 17 (3.96%) OpenLDAP
4 17 (3.96%) OpenVPN
4 17 (3.96%) SSH
5 15 (3.50%) Internet
6 13 (3.03%) FTP
6 13 (3.03%) SMS
7 12 (2.80%) SSL
8 11 (2.56%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.33%) Firewall
10 1 (0.23%) Network Security
10 1 (0.23%) Skype
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
10 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 43 (10.02%) Relational Database
3 27 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 26 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 25 (5.83%) MongoDB
6 22 (5.13%) Big Data
7 21 (4.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (4.43%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.96%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (3.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (3.50%) MySQL
11 15 (3.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (3.26%) DB2
12 14 (3.26%) Hadoop
13 10 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.40%) Apache Hive
15 6 (1.40%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 295 (68.76%) Maven
2 246 (57.34%) Jenkins
3 154 (35.90%) JUnit
4 146 (34.03%) Git (software)
5 114 (26.57%) Subversion
6 112 (26.11%) Selenium
7 111 (25.87%) Gradle
8 106 (24.71%) JIRA
9 91 (21.21%) Eclipse
9 91 (21.21%) SoapUI
10 67 (15.62%) TeamCity
11 62 (14.45%) Cucumber
12 57 (13.29%) Bitbucket
13 53 (12.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 50 (11.66%) Mockito
15 43 (10.02%) MSBuild
16 41 (9.56%) SonarQube
17 36 (8.39%) Team Foundation Server
18 34 (7.93%) HP UFT
19 31 (7.23%) Hudson
General
1 78 (18.18%) Finance
2 69 (16.08%) Banking
3 35 (8.16%) Retail
4 16 (3.73%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.26%) Marketing
6 11 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 10 (2.33%) Back Office
8 9 (2.10%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.86%) Publishing
10 7 (1.63%) Electronics
11 5 (1.17%) Automotive
11 5 (1.17%) Games
12 3 (0.70%) Front Office
13 2 (0.47%) Legal
14 1 (0.23%) Advertising
14 1 (0.23%) German Language
14 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 225 (52.45%) Developer
2 151 (35.20%) Java Developer
3 67 (15.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 36 (8.39%) Senior Developer
5 22 (5.13%) Java Team Leader
5 22 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 19 (4.43%) Architect
6 19 (4.43%) Senior Java Developer
6 19 (4.43%) Test Engineer
7 18 (4.20%) J2EE Developer
8 17 (3.96%) Agile Developer
8 17 (3.96%) Automation Developer
9 15 (3.50%) Consultant
9 15 (3.50%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (3.26%) Java Engineer
10 14 (3.26%) Software Engineer
11 13 (3.03%) Analyst
11 13 (3.03%) Lead Developer
11 13 (3.03%) Test Analyst
12 12 (2.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (32.40%) Web Services
2 127 (29.60%) Spring
3 118 (27.51%) REST
4 103 (24.01%) HTML
5 96 (22.38%) AngularJS
6 91 (21.21%) jQuery
7 88 (20.51%) SOAP
8 87 (20.28%) XML
9 85 (19.81%) CSS
10 70 (16.32%) Hibernate
11 56 (13.05%) Spring MVC
12 55 (12.82%) J2EE
12 55 (12.82%) Node.js
13 53 (12.35%) Ajax
14 51 (11.89%) .NET
15 46 (10.72%) Java EE
16 45 (10.49%) HTML5
16 45 (10.49%) React
17 44 (10.26%) JMS
18 40 (9.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.90%) Client/Server
2 19 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
3 16 (3.73%) N-Tier
4 14 (3.26%) RIA
5 13 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.86%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.86%) User Experience
7 7 (1.63%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.40%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.17%) Clustering
9 5 (1.17%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.93%) Derivative
10 4 (0.93%) iPad
10 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.70%) Credit Risk
11 3 (0.70%) Equities
11 3 (0.70%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 142 (33.10%) Linux
2 64 (14.92%) Windows
3 39 (9.09%) Unix
4 29 (6.76%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.20%) CentOS
7 17 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.03%) Ubuntu
9 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (0.70%) Debian
11 3 (0.70%) Solaris
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.23%) HPUX
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (61.07%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (33.10%) DevOps
3 125 (29.14%) Continuous Integration
3 125 (29.14%) Test Automation
4 107 (24.94%) Configuration Management
5 105 (24.48%) TDD
6 91 (21.21%) Scrum
7 74 (17.25%) BDD
8 63 (14.69%) MVC
9 53 (12.35%) Unit Testing
10 50 (11.66%) E-Commerce
10 50 (11.66%) SOA
11 47 (10.96%) OO
12 46 (10.72%) Open Source
13 45 (10.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 43 (10.02%) Continuous Delivery
15 42 (9.79%) Microservices
16 37 (8.62%) Waterfall
17 31 (7.23%) Coaching
18 30 (6.99%) UML
Programming Languages
1 362 (84.38%) Java
2 173 (40.33%) JavaScript
3 135 (31.47%) SQL
4 103 (24.01%) Python
5 59 (13.75%) C#
6 45 (10.49%) Ruby
7 44 (10.26%) Perl
8 42 (9.79%) Groovy
9 38 (8.86%) PowerShell
10 33 (7.69%) Bash Shell
11 31 (7.23%) PL/SQL
12 30 (6.99%) XPath
13 24 (5.59%) Shell Script
13 24 (5.59%) T-SQL
14 17 (3.96%) Jython
15 16 (3.73%) Apex Code
15 16 (3.73%) F#
16 15 (3.50%) C++
17 13 (3.03%) PHP
18 12 (2.80%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 38 (8.86%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.26%) Degree
4 10 (2.33%) ISEB
4 10 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.47%) CFA
9 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (9.56%) QA
2 6 (1.40%) MiFID
3 4 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.93%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) GCP
System Software
1 75 (17.48%) Docker
2 19 (4.43%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.96%) Postfix
3 17 (3.96%) Squid
3 17 (3.96%) vCloud
4 14 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.26%) vSphere
5 5 (1.17%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.93%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.47%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 133 (31.00%) Puppet
2 128 (29.84%) Ansible
3 81 (18.88%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (6.76%) Terraform
5 27 (6.29%) Kubernetes
6 24 (5.59%) Kibana
7 21 (4.90%) logstash
7 21 (4.90%) Salt
8 20 (4.66%) ZABBIX
9 17 (3.96%) Docker Swarm
9 17 (3.96%) Rancher
10 16 (3.73%) Rsyslog
10 16 (3.73%) Sysdig
11 7 (1.63%) Grafana
12 6 (1.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 5 (1.17%) CA Service Virtualization
14 4 (0.93%) Fluentd
15 3 (0.70%) Graphite
15 3 (0.70%) Perfmon
15 3 (0.70%) StatsD
Vendors
1 131 (30.54%) Oracle
2 54 (12.59%) VMware
3 34 (7.93%) IBM
4 33 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 30 (6.99%) HP
6 28 (6.53%) hybris
6 28 (6.53%) Microsoft
7 22 (5.13%) SAP
8 17 (3.96%) Google
8 17 (3.96%) Sonatype
8 17 (3.96%) webMethods
9 16 (3.73%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (3.50%) Atlassian
11 14 (3.26%) CA
11 14 (3.26%) Software AG
12 13 (3.03%) CA Agile Central
12 13 (3.03%) MuleSoft
12 13 (3.03%) Perforce
13 12 (2.80%) Splunk
14 10 (2.33%) Tableau