Period
to 13 November 2019

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 13 November 2019 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 606 540 492
Rank change year-on-year -66 -48 -99
Contract jobs citing Ant 176 356 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.38% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.31% 1.77% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 212 260
England median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £324 £369 £338
90th Percentile £606 £599 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £473
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.82% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £43.75
UK median hourly rate £55.33 - £43.75

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 13,408 20,102 17,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 17.39% 21.20% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,937 13,916 12,238
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £330 £325 £313
90th Percentile £644 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 213 273
England median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £18.39 £25.63 £29.00
90th Percentile £69.00 £54.75 £58.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%

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 13 November 2019.

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 13 November 2019. 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 -17 70 £550 +10.00% 14
South East +26 40 £390 -9.04% 4
South West -1 30 £450 - 4
North of England +13 21 £513 +24.24% 3
North West +6 16 £531 +32.81% 1
Midlands +12 12 £540 +26.32% 6
West Midlands +3 9 £540 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +9 5 £438 +1.45% 2
East Midlands +26 3 - - 4
East of England +15 3 £475 -9.52% 4
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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.

1 131 (74.43%) Java
2 103 (58.52%) Jenkins
3 99 (56.25%) Maven
4 95 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (40.91%) SQL
6 69 (39.20%) Linux
7 65 (36.93%) Spring
8 64 (36.36%) DevOps
9 63 (35.80%) Git (software)
9 63 (35.80%) Subversion
10 61 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (33.52%) XML
11 59 (33.52%) JavaScript
12 56 (31.82%) Selenium
12 56 (31.82%) Test Automation
13 55 (31.25%) Oracle
13 55 (31.25%) Python
14 53 (30.11%) Eclipse
15 52 (29.55%) JUnit
16 50 (28.41%) SOAP
16 50 (28.41%) Finance
16 50 (28.41%) REST
17 48 (27.27%) Hibernate
18 44 (25.00%) JIRA
18 44 (25.00%) Docker
19 42 (23.86%) Microservices
20 41 (23.30%) AWS
20 41 (23.30%) JSON
20 41 (23.30%) HTML
21 40 (22.73%) Unix

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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 38 (21.59%) Tomcat
2 37 (21.02%) WebLogic
3 24 (13.64%) JBoss
4 23 (13.07%) Confluence
5 21 (11.93%) Apache
6 14 (7.95%) nginx
7 13 (7.39%) WebSphere
8 9 (5.11%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (4.55%) IIS
10 7 (3.98%) Apache Spark
10 7 (3.98%) Jetty
11 6 (3.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 5 (2.84%) Mule
12 5 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (1.70%) SharePoint
15 2 (1.14%) Anypoint
15 2 (1.14%) iPlanet
15 2 (1.14%) Mule ESB
16 1 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (4.55%) Oracle AML
3 6 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.14%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (23.30%) AWS
2 33 (18.75%) GitHub
3 22 (12.50%) Azure
4 10 (5.68%) Force.com
4 10 (5.68%) Google Analytics
5 8 (4.55%) OpenShift
6 6 (3.41%) Amazon EKS
6 6 (3.41%) GCP
6 6 (3.41%) npm
7 4 (2.27%) BrowserStack
7 4 (2.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 4 (2.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Serverless
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.14%) PaaS
9 2 (1.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.50%) HTTP
2 19 (10.80%) SSL
3 14 (7.95%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.68%) FTP
5 9 (5.11%) SSH
6 6 (3.41%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.70%) PuTTY
7 3 (1.70%) WinSCP
8 2 (1.14%) BGP
8 2 (1.14%) DHCP
8 2 (1.14%) MPLS
8 2 (1.14%) OSPF
8 2 (1.14%) PPP
8 2 (1.14%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (1.14%) VRRP
9 1 (0.57%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.34%) Oracle Database
2 26 (14.77%) MySQL
3 21 (11.93%) MongoDB
4 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 15 (8.52%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (7.95%) Big Data
7 13 (7.39%) NoSQL
8 12 (6.82%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (6.25%) Hadoop
9 11 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (3.98%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.41%) Infinispan
12 5 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.27%) DB2
13 4 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (1.70%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (1.70%) Redis
14 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 103 (58.52%) Jenkins
2 99 (56.25%) Maven
3 63 (35.80%) Git (software)
3 63 (35.80%) Subversion
4 56 (31.82%) Selenium
5 53 (30.11%) Eclipse
6 52 (29.55%) JUnit
7 44 (25.00%) JIRA
8 40 (22.73%) Gradle
9 39 (22.16%) Cucumber
10 24 (13.64%) IntelliJ
11 23 (13.07%) Artifactory
12 17 (9.66%) ClearCase
12 17 (9.66%) NUnit
13 14 (7.95%) TeamCity
14 13 (7.39%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (7.39%) Toad
15 11 (6.25%) Gatling
15 11 (6.25%) GoogleTest
15 11 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 50 (28.41%) Finance
2 29 (16.48%) Banking
3 13 (7.39%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.41%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.84%) Billing
5 5 (2.84%) Retail
5 5 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Games
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (0.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.57%) Front Office
8 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (55.68%) Developer
2 50 (28.41%) Java Developer
3 22 (12.50%) Architect
4 19 (10.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (7.95%) Senior Developer
5 14 (7.95%) Software Engineer
6 12 (6.82%) Lead DevOps
6 12 (6.82%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.68%) Integration Developer
8 10 (5.68%) Test Engineer
9 9 (5.11%) Analyst
9 9 (5.11%) Java Architect
9 9 (5.11%) Scala Developer
9 9 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 7 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Development Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Software Development Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (3.41%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (36.93%) Spring
2 59 (33.52%) XML
3 50 (28.41%) REST
3 50 (28.41%) SOAP
4 48 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 41 (23.30%) HTML
5 41 (23.30%) JSON
6 37 (21.02%) Web Services
7 33 (18.75%) CSS
8 29 (16.48%) AngularJS
8 29 (16.48%) JSP
9 26 (14.77%) Node.js
10 24 (13.64%) HTML5
11 23 (13.07%) JMS
12 22 (12.50%) J2EE
12 22 (12.50%) JDBC
13 20 (11.36%) EJB
13 20 (11.36%) Struts
14 19 (10.80%) jQuery
15 16 (9.09%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Derivative
2 12 (6.82%) User Experience
3 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.84%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.70%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.57%) ASIC
7 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.57%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (39.20%) Linux
2 40 (22.73%) Unix
3 27 (15.34%) Windows
4 24 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (9.66%) Ubuntu
6 13 (7.39%) Apple iOS
7 11 (6.25%) Android
8 8 (4.55%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.98%) CentOS
9 7 (3.98%) Debian
10 4 (2.27%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.14%) AIX
13 1 (0.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (36.36%) DevOps
3 61 (34.66%) Continuous Integration
4 56 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 42 (23.86%) Microservices
6 40 (22.73%) Scrum
7 24 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (13.07%) Configuration Management
9 21 (11.93%) Unit Testing
10 20 (11.36%) Analytics
10 20 (11.36%) Software Engineering
11 19 (10.80%) Kanban
11 19 (10.80%) OO
11 19 (10.80%) Open Source
12 18 (10.23%) TDD
13 17 (9.66%) Integration Testing
13 17 (9.66%) MVC
13 17 (9.66%) Project Management
13 17 (9.66%) UML
Programming Languages
1 131 (74.43%) Java
2 72 (40.91%) SQL
3 59 (33.52%) JavaScript
4 55 (31.25%) Python
5 31 (17.61%) PL/SQL
6 26 (14.77%) Perl
7 22 (12.50%) Ruby
8 21 (11.93%) Scala
9 19 (10.80%) Groovy
10 17 (9.66%) C++
11 16 (9.09%) C#
12 14 (7.95%) C
13 12 (6.82%) Bash Shell
14 10 (5.68%) Haskell
15 7 (3.98%) PHP
15 7 (3.98%) PowerShell
15 7 (3.98%) Shell Script
15 7 (3.98%) T-SQL
16 6 (3.41%) Clojure
16 6 (3.41%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 27 (15.34%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.82%) Degree
4 9 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.55%) ISEB
6 5 (2.84%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.27%) OCPJP
8 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.14%) CCNA
9 2 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.14%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.14%) MCSA
9 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.11%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) PSD2
System Software
1 44 (25.00%) Docker
2 4 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.70%) vSphere
4 2 (1.14%) RACF
5 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (19.32%) Puppet
2 22 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (11.93%) Ansible
4 17 (9.66%) Kubernetes
5 12 (6.82%) Grafana
5 12 (6.82%) Kibana
6 8 (4.55%) Salt
6 8 (4.55%) Terraform
7 3 (1.70%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.70%) Istio
8 2 (1.14%) logstash
8 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.57%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.57%) Graylog
9 1 (0.57%) Nagios
9 1 (0.57%) Packer
9 1 (0.57%) systemd
Vendors
1 55 (31.25%) Oracle
2 32 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 30 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.23%) Google
5 12 (6.82%) Sparx
6 11 (6.25%) Adobe
6 11 (6.25%) webMethods
7 9 (5.11%) MuleSoft
8 8 (4.55%) SAP
9 7 (3.98%) Atlassian
9 7 (3.98%) Sybase
10 6 (3.41%) Cloudera
10 6 (3.41%) Hortonworks
11 5 (2.84%) IBM
11 5 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.27%) HP
12 4 (2.27%) VMware
13 3 (1.70%) Software AG
13 3 (1.70%) Splunk
13 3 (1.70%) Sun