The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 26 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 298 337
Rank change year-on-year -49 +39  
Contract jobs citing Ant 77 121 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.98% 3.27% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 93 81
Median daily rate £475 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £325 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £619 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -27.63%  

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 London with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3890 3705 3309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 18.74% 17.33% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2845 2779 2384
Median daily rate £488 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £338 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.10 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.88 £104.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -8 9 £500 -16.66% 4
Croydon +3 7 £450 +2.85%
Feltham - 2 - -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for Ant.

1 149 (88.17%) Java
2 136 (80.47%) Maven
3 109 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
4 93 (55.03%) Jenkins
5 87 (51.48%) Git (software)
6 77 (45.56%) Spring
7 72 (42.60%) Scrum
8 70 (41.42%) SQL
9 68 (40.24%) DevOps
10 67 (39.64%) Web Services
11 56 (33.14%) Linux
12 55 (32.54%) XML
13 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
13 54 (31.95%) Gradle
14 53 (31.36%) Oracle
14 53 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
15 51 (30.18%) JUnit
16 49 (28.99%) Unix
17 48 (28.40%) SOAP
17 48 (28.40%) Banking
18 47 (27.81%) CSS
18 47 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
19 46 (27.22%) Relational Database
19 46 (27.22%) HTML
20 41 (24.26%) Ansible
20 41 (24.26%) Puppet
21 40 (23.67%) OO
22 38 (22.49%) Test Automation
23 37 (21.89%) Docker
23 37 (21.89%) TDD

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Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 26 (15.38%) JBoss
2 25 (14.79%) Tomcat
3 20 (11.83%) Apache
3 20 (11.83%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (11.24%) Confluence
5 17 (10.06%) WebSphere
6 13 (7.69%) WebLogic
7 10 (5.92%) OpenStack
8 8 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (2.96%) Commerce Server
10 3 (1.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.59%) Apache TomEE
11 1 (0.59%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.59%) IIS
11 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.59%) nginx
11 1 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.81%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (10.06%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (7.69%) Amazon S3
4 12 (7.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 11 (6.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 11 (6.51%) Amazon ELB
6 9 (5.33%) IaaS
7 6 (3.55%) GitHub
8 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (1.78%) Bluemix
9 3 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (1.78%) OpenShift
10 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.18%) Loggly
11 1 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.59%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.59%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.24%) HTTP
2 16 (9.47%) DNS
3 11 (6.51%) OpenLDAP
3 11 (6.51%) OpenVPN
3 11 (6.51%) SSH
4 5 (2.96%) VPN
5 4 (2.37%) Firewall
5 4 (2.37%) Internet
5 4 (2.37%) tcpdump
5 4 (2.37%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.78%) Intranet
7 2 (1.18%) FTP
7 2 (1.18%) LDAP
7 2 (1.18%) SSL
8 1 (0.59%) BIG-IP
8 1 (0.59%) Network Security
8 1 (0.59%) PuTTY
8 1 (0.59%) Skype
8 1 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (27.22%) Relational Database
2 23 (13.61%) MySQL
3 21 (12.43%) DB2
4 18 (10.65%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (9.47%) NoSQL
6 14 (8.28%) Oracle Database
7 12 (7.10%) Amazon RDS
7 12 (7.10%) MongoDB
8 11 (6.51%) SQL Server
9 9 (5.33%) Hadoop
10 8 (4.73%) Big Data
10 8 (4.73%) RDBMS
11 7 (4.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (1.18%) HBase
14 2 (1.18%) Informix
14 2 (1.18%) KDB
14 2 (1.18%) Neo4j
14 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 136 (80.47%) Maven
2 93 (55.03%) Jenkins
3 87 (51.48%) Git (software)
4 54 (31.95%) Gradle
5 51 (30.18%) JUnit
6 37 (21.89%) Subversion
7 31 (18.34%) JIRA
7 31 (18.34%) Selenium
8 26 (15.38%) Hudson
9 21 (12.43%) Cucumber
10 16 (9.47%) SonarQube
10 16 (9.47%) Sonatype Nexus
11 14 (8.28%) Bitbucket
12 13 (7.69%) Liquibase
13 12 (7.10%) Eclipse
14 11 (6.51%) Concordion
14 11 (6.51%) HP UFT
15 10 (5.92%) JBehave
15 10 (5.92%) Mockito
16 9 (5.33%) SoapUI
General
1 48 (28.40%) Banking
2 32 (18.93%) Finance
3 10 (5.92%) Games
4 8 (4.73%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.55%) Retail
6 5 (2.96%) Aerospace
6 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.37%) Advertising
7 4 (2.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 99 (58.58%) Developer
2 75 (44.38%) Java Developer
3 43 (25.44%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.10%) AWS DevOps
4 12 (7.10%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 12 (7.10%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (7.10%) Senior Developer
5 11 (6.51%) Java Engineer
6 10 (5.92%) Architect
6 10 (5.92%) Senior Java Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.73%) Java Applications Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.14%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (3.55%) Core Java Developer
11 5 (2.96%) DevOps Manager
11 5 (2.96%) Hybris Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Software Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.37%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (45.56%) Spring
2 67 (39.64%) Web Services
3 55 (32.54%) XML
4 48 (28.40%) SOAP
5 47 (27.81%) CSS
6 46 (27.22%) HTML
7 34 (20.12%) REST
8 33 (19.53%) J2EE
8 33 (19.53%) JSON
9 26 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 26 (15.38%) JSP
10 24 (14.20%) jQuery
11 23 (13.61%) Spring MVC
12 20 (11.83%) JMS
12 20 (11.83%) RESTful
13 19 (11.24%) Ajax
13 19 (11.24%) Node.js
14 18 (10.65%) Elastic Stack
15 17 (10.06%) Java EE
15 17 (10.06%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (10.06%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
4 9 (5.33%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (4.73%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.37%) Derivative
6 4 (2.37%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.37%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.37%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) Equities
8 2 (1.18%) Fintech
8 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.18%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) User Experience
9 1 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.59%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.14%) Linux
2 49 (28.99%) Unix
3 20 (11.83%) CentOS
4 11 (6.51%) Windows
5 8 (4.73%) Fedora
6 5 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.37%) Android
8 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.59%) Solaris
8 1 (0.59%) VMS
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (64.50%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (42.60%) Scrum
3 68 (40.24%) DevOps
4 53 (31.36%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (23.67%) OO
6 38 (22.49%) Test Automation
7 37 (21.89%) TDD
8 35 (20.71%) Microservices
9 34 (20.12%) Continuous Delivery
10 33 (19.53%) Configuration Management
10 33 (19.53%) Open Source
11 26 (15.38%) MVC
11 26 (15.38%) OOA/OOD
12 23 (13.61%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (11.24%) SOA
13 19 (11.24%) UML
14 17 (10.06%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (8.88%) Refactoring
15 15 (8.88%) SDLC
16 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 149 (88.17%) Java
2 70 (41.42%) SQL
3 54 (31.95%) JavaScript
4 36 (21.30%) Shell Script
5 31 (18.34%) Python
6 22 (13.02%) Bash Shell
7 16 (9.47%) Groovy
8 15 (8.88%) Ruby
9 13 (7.69%) Perl
10 8 (4.73%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.96%) C#
12 3 (1.78%) C++
12 3 (1.78%) Scala
12 3 (1.78%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.78%) VBA
13 2 (1.18%) F#
13 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.18%) VBScript
13 2 (1.18%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 9 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.73%) Master's Degree
6 7 (4.14%) OCPJP
7 6 (3.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.59%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.02%) MiFID
2 19 (11.24%) Dodd-Frank
2 19 (11.24%) EMIR
3 2 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 37 (21.89%) Docker
2 13 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (7.10%) Postfix
4 11 (6.51%) Squid
4 11 (6.51%) vCloud
5 2 (1.18%) LXC
6 1 (0.59%) iptables
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 41 (24.26%) Ansible
1 41 (24.26%) Puppet
2 32 (18.93%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (10.65%) ZABBIX
4 17 (10.06%) Kubernetes
5 16 (9.47%) logstash
6 15 (8.88%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (8.28%) Terraform
8 13 (7.69%) Kibana
9 11 (6.51%) Rancher
9 11 (6.51%) Rsyslog
9 11 (6.51%) Sysdig
10 7 (4.14%) Graphite
10 7 (4.14%) Packer
10 7 (4.14%) Salt
11 6 (3.55%) Nagios
12 5 (2.96%) Icinga
13 4 (2.37%) Mesos
14 3 (1.78%) Fluentd
15 2 (1.18%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 53 (31.36%) Oracle
2 23 (13.61%) Perforce
3 14 (8.28%) IBM
4 13 (7.69%) Sonatype
5 12 (7.10%) VMware
6 8 (4.73%) Splunk
7 7 (4.14%) CA Agile Central
8 6 (3.55%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.96%) ATG
9 5 (2.96%) hybris
10 4 (2.37%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.37%) Dynatrace
11 3 (1.78%) New Relic
11 3 (1.78%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
12 2 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.18%) Solace
12 2 (1.18%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.18%) WorldPay
13 1 (0.59%) HP