The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 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
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.20% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 8.75% 1.19% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Reading median daily rate £368 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.63% -  
Berkshire median daily rate £368 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -22.63% +26.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Reading with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 80 84 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 13.72% 9.62% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 107 141
Reading median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
10th Percentile £325 £323 £305
90th Percentile £530 £488 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Reading median hourly rate £55.00 - £37.50
10th Percentile £20.80 - £36.25
90th Percentile £57.50 - £38.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 £40.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +37.50% +10.34%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for Ant.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Debian
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 5 (71.43%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) Puppet
4 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (100.00%) Maven
1 7 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) RESTful
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Debian
2 5 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
1 7 (100.00%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
4 2 (28.57%) Information Management
5 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (71.43%) Python
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
2 1 (14.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft