The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 March 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 203 204
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing Ant 37 63 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.09% 5.07% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 31
Median daily rate £450 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1199 1243 1205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 15.24% 13.30% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 801 691
Median daily rate £405 £380 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.57% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 38
Median hourly rate £45.87 £44.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.25% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £37.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £126.25 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the South East

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the South East

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire -2 13 £395 +12.85% 2
Berkshire +27 8 £450 -5.26% 3
West Sussex +9 6 £512 +60.47%
Middlesex +5 4 £213 -
Buckinghamshire -5 3 - -
East Sussex +2 1 £375 -11.76% 1
Surrey -16 1 £330 -22.35% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £95 -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 84 (92.31%) Java
2 59 (64.84%) XML
3 52 (57.14%) Linux
4 48 (52.75%) Maven
5 45 (49.45%) JavaScript
5 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (46.15%) Python
7 38 (41.76%) Web Services
8 35 (38.46%) Oracle
8 35 (38.46%) REST
9 34 (37.36%) Selenium
10 33 (36.26%) Gradle
10 33 (36.26%) Jenkins
11 31 (34.07%) J2EE
12 30 (32.97%) OO
12 30 (32.97%) Ruby
13 29 (31.87%) Groovy
14 28 (30.77%) JMS
15 27 (29.67%) HTTP
15 27 (29.67%) TDD
15 27 (29.67%) Subversion
16 26 (28.57%) Spring
16 26 (28.57%) Configuration Management
17 25 (27.47%) Scrum
17 25 (27.47%) JSON
17 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (26.37%) Automated Testing
18 24 (26.37%) Eclipse
19 23 (25.27%) Project Management
20 22 (24.18%) Servlets

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 19 (20.88%) JBoss
1 19 (20.88%) WebLogic
2 18 (19.78%) Apache
3 17 (18.68%) CMS
4 16 (17.58%) nginx
4 16 (17.58%) Sitecore CMS
5 15 (16.48%) WebSphere
6 14 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (14.29%) ATG Dynamo
8 10 (10.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
9 4 (4.40%) OpenStack
10 2 (2.20%) Confluence
10 2 (2.20%) Documentum
10 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.48%) GitHub
2 13 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (12.09%) Google Analytics
4 9 (9.89%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (2.20%) Boomi
7 2 (2.20%) Google Checkout
8 1 (1.10%) Force.com
8 1 (1.10%) IaaS
8 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (29.67%) HTTP
2 9 (9.89%) SSL
2 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.30%) PuTTY
3 3 (3.30%) WinSCP
4 2 (2.20%) DVB
4 2 (2.20%) VLAN
5 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
2 14 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 13 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.49%) Big Data
6 5 (5.49%) Hadoop
7 4 (4.40%) InfluxDB
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.20%) Endeca
9 2 (2.20%) MySQL
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.10%) DataStage
10 1 (1.10%) DB2
10 1 (1.10%) JasperReports
10 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (52.75%) Maven
2 34 (37.36%) Selenium
3 33 (36.26%) Gradle
3 33 (36.26%) Jenkins
4 27 (29.67%) Subversion
5 24 (26.37%) Eclipse
6 20 (21.98%) Git (software)
7 19 (20.88%) JMeter
7 19 (20.88%) JUnit
8 18 (19.78%) Bitbucket
8 18 (19.78%) WebDriver
9 17 (18.68%) Apache Ivy
10 16 (17.58%) eggPlant
11 14 (15.38%) Gatling
12 13 (14.29%) Log4j
13 12 (13.19%) IntelliJ
14 11 (12.09%) Cucumber
15 9 (9.89%) Grunt
15 9 (9.89%) Karma Test Runner
15 9 (9.89%) Sublime Text
General
1 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.40%) Retail
3 3 (3.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.20%) Publishing
5 1 (1.10%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (73.63%) Developer
2 30 (32.97%) Java Developer
3 15 (16.48%) Senior Developer
4 12 (13.19%) Developer in Test
5 9 (9.89%) Scala Developer
5 9 (9.89%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (8.79%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) DV Cleared Java Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Angular Developer
9 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Performance Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Analyst
10 3 (3.30%) C Developer
10 3 (3.30%) J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (64.84%) XML
2 38 (41.76%) Web Services
3 35 (38.46%) REST
4 31 (34.07%) J2EE
5 28 (30.77%) JMS
6 26 (28.57%) Spring
7 25 (27.47%) JSON
8 22 (24.18%) jQuery
8 22 (24.18%) Servlets
9 20 (21.98%) Java EE
9 20 (21.98%) XSLT
10 18 (19.78%) AngularJS
10 18 (19.78%) HTML
10 18 (19.78%) Node.js
11 17 (18.68%) CSS
11 17 (18.68%) JDBC
12 16 (17.58%) JSP
13 15 (16.48%) Spring MVC
14 14 (15.38%) Play Framework
15 13 (14.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Derivative
3 5 (5.49%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.30%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) STB
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 52 (57.14%) Linux
2 17 (18.68%) Windows
3 11 (12.09%) Unix
4 9 (9.89%) Ubuntu
5 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (49.45%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.97%) OO
3 27 (29.67%) TDD
4 26 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
5 25 (27.47%) Scrum
6 24 (26.37%) Automated Testing
7 23 (25.27%) Project Management
8 20 (21.98%) BDD
8 20 (21.98%) Content Management
8 20 (21.98%) OOP
9 18 (19.78%) E-Commerce
9 18 (19.78%) MVC
9 18 (19.78%) Test Automation
10 16 (17.58%) DevOps
11 15 (16.48%) Unit Testing
12 14 (15.38%) Open Source
13 13 (14.29%) Personalization
13 13 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 13 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 84 (92.31%) Java
2 45 (49.45%) JavaScript
3 42 (46.15%) Python
4 30 (32.97%) Ruby
5 29 (31.87%) Groovy
6 20 (21.98%) C++
6 20 (21.98%) SQL
7 15 (16.48%) Perl
8 14 (15.38%) C#
9 10 (10.99%) C
9 10 (10.99%) XPath
10 9 (9.89%) Haskell
10 9 (9.89%) Scala
11 5 (5.49%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.30%) F#
13 2 (2.20%) Apex Code
13 2 (2.20%) PHP
13 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.20%) VB
13 2 (2.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.79%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) ISEB
5 2 (2.20%) Degree
5 2 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SDET
2 1 (1.10%) PA-DSS
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) Docker
2 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) Puppet
2 12 (13.19%) Ansible
2 12 (13.19%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.89%) Grafana
3 9 (9.89%) Kibana
4 5 (5.49%) HP Fortify
5 4 (4.40%) Fluentd
5 4 (4.40%) Graphite
5 4 (4.40%) logstash
5 4 (4.40%) Salt
5 4 (4.40%) StatsD
5 4 (4.40%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.20%) vRealize
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 35 (38.46%) Oracle
2 16 (17.58%) Sitecore
2 16 (17.58%) Splunk
3 13 (14.29%) ATG
4 11 (12.09%) Google
5 10 (10.99%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.79%) HP
7 4 (4.40%) Adobe
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft
7 4 (4.40%) Rackspace
7 4 (4.40%) VMware
7 4 (4.40%) webMethods
8 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.20%) Coremetrics
8 2 (2.20%) hybris
8 2 (2.20%) IBM
8 2 (2.20%) PayPal
8 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.10%) Alterian
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
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