Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 467 388
Rank change year-on-year -59 -79 +31
Contract jobs citing Ant 317 439 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.64% 2.58% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 262 250
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.78%
10th Percentile £348 £350 £322
90th Percentile £630 £675 £601
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
England median hourly rate £43.92 £43.75 £28.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.38% +51.29% -28.16%
10th Percentile £41.96 £39.12 £14.16
90th Percentile £45.87 £46.98 £43.73
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £43.75 £28.92
% change year-on-year +0.38% +51.29% -28.16%

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 19,387 17,048 15,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.58% 18.62% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,302 12,053 10,036
England median daily rate £488 £470 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.72% +8.33% +5.18%
10th Percentile £331 £313 £305
90th Percentile £635 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.97% +6.47% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 220 221
England median hourly rate £42.75 £43.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £32.04 £29.90 £24.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £62.40 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +6.10% +2.50%

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 20 January 2019.

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

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 20 January 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 -31 164 £500 -4.76% 23
South East -61 55 £360 -35.71% 15
Midlands +28 43 £550 +46.67% 2
West Midlands +7 41 £550 +46.67% 1
South West -47 25 £450 +5.88% 3
North of England -26 18 £375 -4.46% 9
East of England -18 12 £488 +8.33% 7
Yorkshire -16 7 £400 +1.91% 4
North West -14 5 £375 -6.25% 5
North East - 5 £350 -
East Midlands +9 2 £550 - 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 251 (79.18%) Java
2 225 (70.98%) Jenkins
3 192 (60.57%) Maven
4 162 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (49.53%) Git (software)
6 149 (47.00%) DevOps
7 132 (41.64%) Linux
8 131 (41.32%) Continuous Integration
9 124 (39.12%) Test Automation
10 117 (36.91%) Cucumber
11 116 (36.59%) Selenium
11 116 (36.59%) Python
12 115 (36.28%) JavaScript
13 108 (34.07%) Configuration Management
14 99 (31.23%) SQL
15 98 (30.91%) Gradle
16 95 (29.97%) Spring
17 93 (29.34%) Puppet
18 90 (28.39%) AngularJS
18 90 (28.39%) Microservices
19 88 (27.76%) Windows
20 84 (26.50%) Unix
20 84 (26.50%) Docker
21 79 (24.92%) NoSQL
22 78 (24.61%) XML
22 78 (24.61%) Tomcat
23 77 (24.29%) JUnit
24 76 (23.97%) SOAP
24 76 (23.97%) Google
25 75 (23.66%) C#

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 78 (24.61%) Tomcat
2 66 (20.82%) nginx
3 57 (17.98%) Apache
4 42 (13.25%) JBoss
5 40 (12.62%) WebLogic
6 27 (8.52%) WebSphere
7 16 (5.05%) Confluence
8 14 (4.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 14 (4.42%) Jetty
9 13 (4.10%) IIS
9 13 (4.10%) Mongrel
10 9 (2.84%) Apache Spark
11 8 (2.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (2.21%) Mule
13 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.95%) CMS
14 3 (0.95%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.95%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.32%) HipChat
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.32%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 74 (23.34%) GitHub
2 57 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (16.40%) Google Analytics
4 50 (15.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 34 (10.73%) BrowserStack
6 16 (5.05%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (4.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 11 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (3.47%) Sumo Logic
9 9 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (2.21%) OpenShift
12 6 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (1.89%) PaaS
12 6 (1.89%) Sauce Labs
13 5 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (1.58%) Amazon S3
13 5 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (1.58%) npm
14 4 (1.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (22.71%) HTTP
2 56 (17.67%) TCP/IP
3 54 (17.03%) SSL
4 9 (2.84%) FTP
5 7 (2.21%) DNS
6 6 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (1.89%) OpenVPN
6 6 (1.89%) SSH
7 2 (0.63%) Firewall
8 1 (0.32%) DSL
8 1 (0.32%) Internet
8 1 (0.32%) NAS
8 1 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (24.92%) NoSQL
2 54 (17.03%) MongoDB
3 24 (7.57%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.36%) Big Data
4 17 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 17 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 13 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.89%) HBase
8 5 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.58%) MySQL
8 5 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.26%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.26%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.26%) Sqoop
10 3 (0.95%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.63%) DB2
11 2 (0.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 225 (70.98%) Jenkins
2 192 (60.57%) Maven
3 157 (49.53%) Git (software)
4 117 (36.91%) Cucumber
5 116 (36.59%) Selenium
6 98 (30.91%) Gradle
7 77 (24.29%) JUnit
8 67 (21.14%) Subversion
9 61 (19.24%) Eclipse
10 57 (17.98%) TeamCity
11 56 (17.67%) IntelliJ
12 53 (16.72%) Gatling
13 52 (16.40%) Grunt
14 50 (15.77%) gulp
15 49 (15.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 49 (15.46%) Sublime Text
16 48 (15.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 46 (14.51%) Bitbucket
18 41 (12.93%) WebDriver
19 31 (9.78%) JIRA
General
1 51 (16.09%) Finance
2 41 (12.93%) Banking
3 15 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.52%) Front Office
4 8 (2.52%) Games
4 8 (2.52%) Marketing
5 7 (2.21%) Back Office
6 5 (1.58%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 149 (47.00%) Developer
2 76 (23.97%) Java Developer
3 48 (15.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 39 (12.30%) Automation Tester
4 39 (12.30%) Tester
5 28 (8.83%) Architect
6 25 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 22 (6.94%) Java Automation Tester
7 22 (6.94%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 22 (6.94%) Selenium Tester
8 16 (5.05%) C Developer
8 16 (5.05%) Scala Developer
9 12 (3.79%) Build Engineer
10 11 (3.47%) AWS Architect
10 11 (3.47%) AWS DevOps
10 11 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
10 11 (3.47%) Azure DevOps
10 11 (3.47%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
10 11 (3.47%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (29.97%) Spring
2 90 (28.39%) AngularJS
3 78 (24.61%) XML
4 76 (23.97%) SOAP
5 73 (23.03%) CSS
6 72 (22.71%) HTML
7 65 (20.50%) Servlets
8 64 (20.19%) Hibernate
8 64 (20.19%) jQuery
8 64 (20.19%) REST
9 62 (19.56%) J2EE
10 61 (19.24%) JSON
11 58 (18.30%) Node.js
12 53 (16.72%) HTML5
13 52 (16.40%) Gherkin
14 50 (15.77%) Web Services
15 39 (12.30%) RESTful
16 38 (11.99%) EJB
17 37 (11.67%) Play Framework
18 34 (10.73%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.57%) Derivative
3 21 (6.62%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.10%) User Experience
5 12 (3.79%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.89%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.89%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.58%) Clustering
8 5 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.58%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.26%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 3 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.63%) Equities
11 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 132 (41.64%) Linux
2 88 (27.76%) Windows
3 84 (26.50%) Unix
4 65 (20.50%) Ubuntu
5 20 (6.31%) CentOS
6 14 (4.42%) Apple iOS
7 13 (4.10%) Debian
7 13 (4.10%) Fedora
8 12 (3.79%) Android
9 6 (1.89%) Solaris
10 3 (0.95%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.32%) RancherOS
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (51.10%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (47.00%) DevOps
3 131 (41.32%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (39.12%) Test Automation
5 108 (34.07%) Configuration Management
6 90 (28.39%) Microservices
7 72 (22.71%) Analytics
8 56 (17.67%) Open Source
9 52 (16.40%) Lean Software Development
10 48 (15.14%) OO
10 48 (15.14%) Unit Testing
11 47 (14.83%) Problem-Solving
12 45 (14.20%) Software Engineering
13 41 (12.93%) TDD
14 38 (11.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 36 (11.36%) BDD
15 36 (11.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (9.78%) Multithreading
17 30 (9.46%) UML
18 28 (8.83%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 251 (79.18%) Java
2 116 (36.59%) Python
3 115 (36.28%) JavaScript
4 99 (31.23%) SQL
5 75 (23.66%) C#
6 74 (23.34%) Perl
7 70 (22.08%) Ruby
8 67 (21.14%) Groovy
9 52 (16.40%) Haskell
10 44 (13.88%) Scala
11 41 (12.93%) C++
12 35 (11.04%) C
13 27 (8.52%) Bash Shell
14 23 (7.26%) PowerShell
15 22 (6.94%) Shell Script
16 13 (4.10%) Go
17 9 (2.84%) XPath
18 7 (2.21%) Java 8
18 7 (2.21%) PL/SQL
19 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (8.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.52%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.20%) Degree
4 21 (6.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.95%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.63%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.63%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.10%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) HL7
3 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 84 (26.50%) Docker
2 14 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.10%) VirtualBox
4 12 (3.79%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.89%) Postfix
5 6 (1.89%) Squid
5 6 (1.89%) vCloud
6 5 (1.58%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.26%) HDFS
8 1 (0.32%) KVM
8 1 (0.32%) Varnish
8 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (29.34%) Puppet
2 70 (22.08%) Kibana
3 57 (17.98%) Ansible
4 54 (17.03%) Grafana
5 40 (12.62%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (9.78%) Terraform
7 28 (8.83%) Kubernetes
8 18 (5.68%) logstash
9 16 (5.05%) Salt
10 14 (4.42%) Packer
11 12 (3.79%) Graylog
11 12 (3.79%) Nagios
12 7 (2.21%) Automic
13 6 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
13 6 (1.89%) Rancher
13 6 (1.89%) ZABBIX
14 5 (1.58%) Rsyslog
14 5 (1.58%) Sysdig
15 4 (1.26%) Oozie
16 2 (0.63%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 76 (23.97%) Google
2 41 (12.93%) Adobe
3 30 (9.46%) Oracle
4 26 (8.20%) webMethods
5 22 (6.94%) Perforce
6 20 (6.31%) Microsoft
6 20 (6.31%) VMware
7 17 (5.36%) Splunk
8 15 (4.73%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.10%) New Relic
10 12 (3.79%) AppDynamics
11 10 (3.15%) Sybase
12 8 (2.52%) IBM
12 8 (2.52%) SAP
13 7 (2.21%) Atlassian
13 7 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.89%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.89%) Sonatype
15 5 (1.58%) Solace
16 4 (1.26%) hybris