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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 437 407 398
Rank change year-on-year -30 -9  
Contract jobs citing Ant 153 236 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.00% 3.06% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 177 135
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -35.29%  

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7651 7719 6811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.78% 15.58% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5248 5386 4548
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 119 101
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +13.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 79 £473 -5.50% 13
South East -2 26 £425 +21.42% 11
South West +25 22 £400 -15.78% 1
East Midlands -10 10 £420 -2.32%
East of England -9 9 £480 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +19 4 £413 -3.98% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 - - 5
North West +15 1 - -
Ant
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 308 (85.56%) Java
2 228 (63.33%) Maven
3 224 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (53.06%) Jenkins
5 174 (48.33%) Git (software)
6 146 (40.56%) JavaScript
7 144 (40.00%) Linux
8 140 (38.89%) Web Services
9 139 (38.61%) DevOps
10 133 (36.94%) SQL
11 125 (34.72%) XML
12 124 (34.44%) Spring
13 121 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
13 121 (33.61%) Scrum
14 114 (31.67%) Test Automation
15 112 (31.11%) Gradle
16 108 (30.00%) HTML
17 105 (29.17%) Oracle
17 105 (29.17%) CSS
18 103 (28.61%) Selenium
19 91 (25.28%) Python
20 88 (24.44%) TDD
21 83 (23.06%) Subversion
21 83 (23.06%) SOAP
21 83 (23.06%) OO
22 81 (22.50%) JUnit
23 77 (21.39%) JSON
24 76 (21.11%) J2EE
24 76 (21.11%) Eclipse
25 75 (20.83%) Windows

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 61 (16.94%) Tomcat
2 60 (16.67%) JBoss
3 56 (15.56%) WebSphere
4 47 (13.06%) Apache
5 39 (10.83%) WebLogic
6 33 (9.17%) Confluence
7 24 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (5.83%) nginx
9 19 (5.28%) IIS
10 17 (4.72%) CMS
11 16 (4.44%) OpenStack
12 14 (3.89%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (2.22%) ATG Dynamo
14 8 (2.22%) GlassFish
15 7 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (1.39%) Commerce Server
17 3 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
18 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.28%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (19.72%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.94%) GitHub
3 29 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (6.94%) Google Analytics
5 19 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (4.17%) Amazon S3
6 15 (4.17%) IaaS
7 13 (3.61%) Amazon ELB
8 12 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (3.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.94%) PaaS
11 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (1.11%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.83%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.83%) AWS OpsWorks
12 3 (0.83%) Boomi
12 3 (0.83%) Office 365
12 3 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.00%) HTTP
2 22 (6.11%) SSL
3 21 (5.83%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.44%) DNS
5 14 (3.89%) PuTTY
5 14 (3.89%) WinSCP
6 11 (3.06%) Internet
6 11 (3.06%) OpenLDAP
6 11 (3.06%) OpenVPN
6 11 (3.06%) SSH
7 7 (1.94%) Kerberos
8 5 (1.39%) VPN
9 4 (1.11%) Firewall
9 4 (1.11%) tcpdump
9 4 (1.11%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.83%) Intranet
10 3 (0.83%) Skype
10 3 (0.83%) VLAN
11 2 (0.56%) FTP
11 2 (0.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 50 (13.89%) NoSQL
3 46 (12.78%) SQL Server
4 43 (11.94%) Oracle Database
5 40 (11.11%) MongoDB
6 24 (6.67%) MySQL
7 23 (6.39%) DB2
8 20 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 17 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 15 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 14 (3.89%) Hadoop
12 14 (3.89%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (3.61%) Big Data
13 13 (3.61%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (2.78%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (1.39%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 228 (63.33%) Maven
2 191 (53.06%) Jenkins
3 174 (48.33%) Git (software)
4 112 (31.11%) Gradle
5 103 (28.61%) Selenium
6 83 (23.06%) Subversion
7 81 (22.50%) JUnit
8 76 (21.11%) Eclipse
9 63 (17.50%) Cucumber
10 60 (16.67%) JIRA
11 43 (11.94%) TeamCity
12 37 (10.28%) Bitbucket
13 36 (10.00%) Hudson
14 35 (9.72%) IntelliJ
15 29 (8.06%) Gatling
15 29 (8.06%) SoapUI
15 29 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
16 26 (7.22%) HP UFT
17 24 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
17 24 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 54 (15.00%) Banking
2 42 (11.67%) Finance
3 20 (5.56%) Retail
4 11 (3.06%) Games
5 10 (2.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.50%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.67%) Legal
8 5 (1.39%) Aerospace
9 4 (1.11%) Advertising
9 4 (1.11%) Marketing
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Back Office
10 2 (0.56%) Electronics
10 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (55.00%) Developer
2 125 (34.72%) Java Developer
3 62 (17.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (7.78%) Senior Developer
5 22 (6.11%) Architect
6 20 (5.56%) Scala Developer
7 17 (4.72%) Senior Java Developer
8 15 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (4.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
8 15 (4.17%) Java Engineer
9 14 (3.89%) Applications Developer
9 14 (3.89%) Tester
10 12 (3.33%) Consultant
10 12 (3.33%) Developer in Test
10 12 (3.33%) Java Applications Developer
10 12 (3.33%) Software Engineer
11 11 (3.06%) Automation Tester
12 10 (2.78%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (38.89%) Web Services
2 125 (34.72%) XML
3 124 (34.44%) Spring
4 108 (30.00%) HTML
5 105 (29.17%) CSS
6 83 (23.06%) SOAP
7 77 (21.39%) JSON
8 76 (21.11%) J2EE
9 74 (20.56%) REST
10 68 (18.89%) JSP
11 60 (16.67%) jQuery
12 52 (14.44%) AngularJS
12 52 (14.44%) Hibernate
13 48 (13.33%) Ajax
14 45 (12.50%) Servlets
15 44 (12.22%) .NET
16 43 (11.94%) HTML5
17 41 (11.39%) EJB
18 40 (11.11%) RESTful
19 39 (10.83%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
4 13 (3.61%) Data Structures
5 12 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (3.33%) RIA
6 10 (2.78%) Web 2.0
7 9 (2.50%) User Experience
7 9 (2.50%) Virtual Team
8 7 (1.94%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.94%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Derivative
10 4 (1.11%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (0.83%) Fintech
11 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 144 (40.00%) Linux
2 75 (20.83%) Windows
3 74 (20.56%) Unix
4 37 (10.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (7.22%) Windows Server
6 22 (6.11%) CentOS
7 20 (5.56%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.22%) Fedora
10 7 (1.94%) AIX
11 6 (1.67%) Solaris
12 5 (1.39%) Android
12 5 (1.39%) Debian
13 3 (0.83%) VMS
14 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (38.61%) DevOps
3 121 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
3 121 (33.61%) Scrum
4 114 (31.67%) Test Automation
5 88 (24.44%) TDD
6 83 (23.06%) OO
7 61 (16.94%) Open Source
8 56 (15.56%) Configuration Management
9 54 (15.00%) Microservices
10 53 (14.72%) BDD
11 50 (13.89%) E-Commerce
12 47 (13.06%) MVC
13 37 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
14 30 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
15 29 (8.06%) SOA
15 29 (8.06%) Unit Testing
16 27 (7.50%) Web Development
17 26 (7.22%) Continuous Deployment
17 26 (7.22%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 308 (85.56%) Java
2 146 (40.56%) JavaScript
3 133 (36.94%) SQL
4 91 (25.28%) Python
5 63 (17.50%) Ruby
6 52 (14.44%) Groovy
6 52 (14.44%) Perl
7 42 (11.67%) C#
8 40 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 31 (8.61%) Bash Shell
10 29 (8.06%) PowerShell
11 24 (6.67%) Scala
12 20 (5.56%) Haskell
13 19 (5.28%) F#
14 14 (3.89%) PL/SQL
14 14 (3.89%) VBScript
15 11 (3.06%) VB.NET
16 10 (2.78%) C++
17 6 (1.67%) Clojure
17 6 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.22%) Degree
4 15 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (3.33%) ISEB
5 12 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (2.22%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.94%) OCPJP
10 4 (1.11%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.67%) QA
2 22 (6.11%) MiFID
3 19 (5.28%) Dodd-Frank
3 19 (5.28%) EMIR
System Software
1 68 (18.89%) Docker
2 25 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (3.61%) vSphere
4 12 (3.33%) Postfix
5 11 (3.06%) Squid
5 11 (3.06%) vCloud
6 5 (1.39%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.56%) LXC
7 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.28%) iptables
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 70 (19.44%) Puppet
2 65 (18.06%) Ansible
3 47 (13.06%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (9.17%) Kibana
5 22 (6.11%) ZABBIX
6 20 (5.56%) Grafana
6 20 (5.56%) logstash
7 18 (5.00%) Kubernetes
8 15 (4.17%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (4.17%) Terraform
9 13 (3.61%) vRealize
10 11 (3.06%) Graphite
10 11 (3.06%) Rancher
10 11 (3.06%) Rsyslog
10 11 (3.06%) Salt
10 11 (3.06%) Sysdig
11 9 (2.50%) HP Fortify
12 7 (1.94%) Fluentd
12 7 (1.94%) Nagios
12 7 (1.94%) Packer
Vendors
1 105 (29.17%) Oracle
2 39 (10.83%) Red Hat
3 36 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 30 (8.33%) IBM
5 29 (8.06%) Google
6 26 (7.22%) VMware
7 25 (6.94%) ATG
8 24 (6.67%) Splunk
9 23 (6.39%) HP
9 23 (6.39%) Perforce
10 19 (5.28%) hybris
11 14 (3.89%) Sitecore
12 13 (3.61%) Sonatype
13 10 (2.78%) Adobe
14 9 (2.50%) webMethods
15 7 (1.94%) CA Agile Central
15 7 (1.94%) Rackspace
15 7 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.67%) AppDynamics
16 6 (1.67%) ServiceNow
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