Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 428 421
Rank change year-on-year -62 -7 -68
Contract jobs citing Ant 389 460 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.26% 3.11% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 224 339
England median daily rate £509 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.31% +2.38% -6.67%
10th Percentile £350 £322 £300
90th Percentile £675 £584 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
England median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.29% -28.60% -14.74%
10th Percentile £39.12 £14.16 £34.05
90th Percentile £46.98 £43.73 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £40.50
% change year-on-year +51.29% -28.60% -14.74%

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 17,217 14,790 14,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.74% 16.77% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,127 9,941 9,852
England median daily rate £475 £430 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +2.38% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £288
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 216 252 348
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £32.00 £24.00 £23.18
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £50.78
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 -64 166 £550 +22.22% 42
South East +13 119 £560 +24.44% 21
South West +1 36 £425 +13.33% 6
East of England -24 30 £450 -11.33% 6
North of England +27 20 £393 -6.55% 3
Midlands -6 20 £380 -9.52% 2
West Midlands +13 17 £380 -7.88% 1
North West +18 11 £406 -4.41% 2
Yorkshire -2 9 £393 -12.78% 1
East Midlands -19 3 - - 1
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 328 (84.32%) Java
2 257 (66.07%) Maven
3 230 (59.13%) Jenkins
4 220 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
5 152 (39.07%) JUnit
6 148 (38.05%) JavaScript
7 142 (36.50%) Oracle
8 139 (35.73%) Linux
9 130 (33.42%) Git (software)
10 129 (33.16%) SQL
11 127 (32.65%) Puppet
12 121 (31.11%) DevOps
13 117 (30.08%) Spring
14 116 (29.82%) Ansible
15 114 (29.31%) Test Automation
16 113 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
17 107 (27.51%) REST
18 102 (26.22%) Web Services
19 99 (25.45%) Python
19 99 (25.45%) Configuration Management
20 98 (25.19%) XML
21 94 (24.16%) Selenium
22 92 (23.65%) Eclipse
23 91 (23.39%) Opscode Chef
24 89 (22.88%) jQuery
24 89 (22.88%) JIRA
25 87 (22.37%) TDD
26 86 (22.11%) Gradle
27 85 (21.85%) Subversion
28 83 (21.34%) AngularJS

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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 53 (13.62%) Confluence
2 43 (11.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 42 (10.80%) JBoss
4 40 (10.28%) Apache
4 40 (10.28%) Tomcat
5 38 (9.77%) WebSphere
6 33 (8.48%) Elasticsearch
7 24 (6.17%) WebLogic
8 19 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 15 (3.86%) nginx
10 8 (2.06%) IIS
11 7 (1.80%) Mule
12 6 (1.54%) Apache Pig
12 6 (1.54%) CMS
13 4 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Portal
14 3 (0.77%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.77%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.77%) Mule ESB
14 3 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 24 (6.17%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (3.08%) Magento
2 12 (3.08%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (2.06%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.26%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 79 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (11.83%) GitHub
3 35 (9.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (6.17%) OpenShift
5 23 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (4.11%) Google Analytics
7 12 (3.08%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (2.83%) Amazon S3
9 10 (2.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 10 (2.57%) npm
9 10 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.80%) Bluemix
11 7 (1.80%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (1.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (1.54%) Boomi
12 6 (1.54%) Force.com
12 6 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 5 (1.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.54%) HTTP
2 19 (4.88%) PuTTY
2 19 (4.88%) SSL
2 19 (4.88%) WinSCP
3 17 (4.37%) Firewall
4 15 (3.86%) DNS
4 15 (3.86%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.08%) Internet
6 11 (2.83%) FTP
6 11 (2.83%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (2.83%) OpenVPN
6 11 (2.83%) SSH
7 6 (1.54%) SMS
8 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.51%) SMTP
10 1 (0.26%) DVB
10 1 (0.26%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.85%) Relational Database
2 33 (8.48%) SQL Server
3 31 (7.97%) DB2
4 28 (7.20%) NoSQL
5 26 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (6.43%) MongoDB
7 23 (5.91%) Oracle Database
8 20 (5.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (5.14%) RDBMS
9 18 (4.63%) MySQL
9 18 (4.63%) Oracle Database 10g
9 18 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (4.63%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (3.60%) Big Data
11 13 (3.34%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (2.83%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.54%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.54%) DataStage
13 6 (1.54%) Impala
13 6 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 257 (66.07%) Maven
2 230 (59.13%) Jenkins
3 152 (39.07%) JUnit
4 130 (33.42%) Git (software)
5 94 (24.16%) Selenium
6 92 (23.65%) Eclipse
7 89 (22.88%) JIRA
8 86 (22.11%) Gradle
9 85 (21.85%) Subversion
10 70 (17.99%) SoapUI
11 67 (17.22%) TeamCity
12 60 (15.42%) Mockito
13 59 (15.17%) Cucumber
14 45 (11.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 41 (10.54%) Bitbucket
16 39 (10.03%) Hudson
17 38 (9.77%) TestNG
18 34 (8.74%) HP UFT
19 33 (8.48%) SpecFlow
20 31 (7.97%) SonarQube
General
1 64 (16.45%) Banking
2 54 (13.88%) Finance
3 22 (5.66%) Retail
4 19 (4.88%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.34%) Publishing
6 9 (2.31%) Marketing
7 6 (1.54%) Back Office
8 5 (1.29%) Front Office
9 3 (0.77%) Legal
9 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 205 (52.70%) Developer
2 139 (35.73%) Java Developer
3 56 (14.40%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (9.77%) Senior Developer
5 23 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 21 (5.40%) Java Team Leader
6 21 (5.40%) Team Leader
6 21 (5.40%) Test Engineer
7 20 (5.14%) Software Engineer
8 15 (3.86%) Architect
8 15 (3.86%) Java Engineer
8 15 (3.86%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (3.60%) Lead Developer
9 14 (3.60%) Test Manager
10 13 (3.34%) Consultant
10 13 (3.34%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.08%) Developer in Test
11 12 (3.08%) Scala Developer
12 11 (2.83%) Automation Developer
12 11 (2.83%) DevOps Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (30.08%) Spring
2 107 (27.51%) REST
3 102 (26.22%) Web Services
4 98 (25.19%) XML
5 89 (22.88%) jQuery
6 83 (21.34%) AngularJS
7 78 (20.05%) SOAP
8 72 (18.51%) HTML
9 68 (17.48%) Hibernate
10 64 (16.45%) CSS
11 63 (16.20%) JMS
12 62 (15.94%) Node.js
13 54 (13.88%) J2EE
13 54 (13.88%) React
14 51 (13.11%) Java EE
15 44 (11.31%) Spring MVC
16 42 (10.80%) .NET
16 42 (10.80%) Ajax
17 40 (10.28%) JSON
17 40 (10.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.34%) RIA
4 11 (2.83%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.80%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.80%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.80%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.54%) Derivative
7 6 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.29%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) iPad
9 4 (1.03%) User Experience
10 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.77%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.51%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 139 (35.73%) Linux
2 61 (15.68%) Unix
3 54 (13.88%) Windows
4 24 (6.17%) Windows Server
5 20 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.60%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.08%) CentOS
8 9 (2.31%) Android
9 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.29%) Solaris
11 3 (0.77%) HPUX
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.26%) Debian
12 1 (0.26%) Fedora
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (31.11%) DevOps
3 114 (29.31%) Test Automation
4 113 (29.05%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (25.45%) Configuration Management
6 87 (22.37%) TDD
7 73 (18.77%) BDD
8 70 (17.99%) Unit Testing
9 63 (16.20%) Scrum
10 56 (14.40%) SOA
11 50 (12.85%) Microservices
11 50 (12.85%) MVC
12 46 (11.83%) E-Commerce
13 41 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (10.28%) OO
15 37 (9.51%) Open Source
16 34 (8.74%) Continuous Delivery
17 32 (8.23%) Waterfall
18 30 (7.71%) Software Engineering
19 28 (7.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 328 (84.32%) Java
2 148 (38.05%) JavaScript
3 129 (33.16%) SQL
4 99 (25.45%) Python
5 60 (15.42%) C#
6 49 (12.60%) Perl
7 48 (12.34%) Ruby
8 37 (9.51%) Groovy
9 35 (9.00%) XPath
10 33 (8.48%) Bash Shell
10 33 (8.48%) PL/SQL
11 28 (7.20%) Shell Script
12 24 (6.17%) PowerShell
13 23 (5.91%) Jython
14 18 (4.63%) F#
15 17 (4.37%) T-SQL
16 15 (3.86%) Scala
17 14 (3.60%) C++
18 13 (3.34%) PHP
19 12 (3.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 42 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) ISEB
3 9 (2.31%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.77%) Degree
6 2 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.26%) CFA
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.20%) QA
2 11 (2.83%) MiFID
3 9 (2.31%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (2.31%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.26%) GCP
System Software
1 70 (17.99%) Docker
2 21 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.37%) vSphere
4 13 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.83%) Postfix
5 11 (2.83%) Squid
5 11 (2.83%) vCloud
6 9 (2.31%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.29%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.51%) KVM
10 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 127 (32.65%) Puppet
2 116 (29.82%) Ansible
3 91 (23.39%) Opscode Chef
4 36 (9.25%) HP ALM
5 23 (5.91%) Kibana
6 19 (4.88%) Kubernetes
6 19 (4.88%) Terraform
7 13 (3.34%) Salt
8 11 (2.83%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (2.83%) Grafana
8 11 (2.83%) logstash
8 11 (2.83%) Rancher
8 11 (2.83%) ZABBIX
9 10 (2.57%) Rsyslog
9 10 (2.57%) Sysdig
10 8 (2.06%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.77%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.77%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 142 (36.50%) Oracle
2 52 (13.37%) VMware
3 36 (9.25%) HP
4 35 (9.00%) IBM
5 28 (7.20%) Atlassian
6 26 (6.68%) Red Hat
7 24 (6.17%) hybris
8 23 (5.91%) Google
9 21 (5.40%) Microsoft
10 20 (5.14%) webMethods
11 19 (4.88%) Perforce
12 16 (4.11%) Software AG
13 13 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
13 13 (3.34%) SAP
14 12 (3.08%) CA
15 11 (2.83%) Sonatype
16 10 (2.57%) MuleSoft
17 9 (2.31%) Green Hat
17 9 (2.31%) Intershop
18 8 (2.06%) Splunk