Period
to 16 August 2018

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 6 months to 16 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 324 296
Rank change year-on-year +19 -28 +16
Contract jobs citing Ant 81 47 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.29% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.67% 1.75% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 62
South East median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £334 £299 £285
90th Percentile £539 £516 £550
England median daily rate £475 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +45.45% -29.49%

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 the South East with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 3,031 2,685 2,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.15% 16.83% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,846 1,605 1,713
South East median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +9.59%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £575 £538 £526
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 81 84
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32.75 £15.00 £31.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £59.31
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the South East over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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 6 months to 16 August 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
Hampshire +10 35 £381 +17.08% 6
Thames Valley -8 25 £413 -1.49% 2
Berkshire -12 19 £513 +24.24% 2
West Sussex +12 17 £539 +10.48% 1
Oxfordshire +1 5 £413 -2.94%
Surrey -29 3 £500 +17.65% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 1 £350 -
East Sussex -2 1 - - 1
Sussex - 1 £438 -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (77.78%) Java
3 57 (70.37%) DevOps
4 50 (61.73%) Test Automation
4 50 (61.73%) Linux
5 49 (60.49%) Selenium
6 43 (53.09%) Windows
6 43 (53.09%) Oracle
7 39 (48.15%) Eclipse
7 39 (48.15%) Jenkins
8 37 (45.68%) Puppet
9 35 (43.21%) Configuration Management
10 33 (40.74%) webMethods
10 33 (40.74%) Web Services
11 30 (37.04%) HP
12 29 (35.80%) .NET
12 29 (35.80%) TestNG
13 28 (34.57%) F#
13 28 (34.57%) Oracle APEX
13 28 (34.57%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (34.57%) SoapUI
13 28 (34.57%) SpecFlow
13 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
13 28 (34.57%) HP UFT
14 27 (33.33%) Software AG
14 27 (33.33%) C#
14 27 (33.33%) API Testing
14 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
15 26 (32.10%) SQL Server 2016
15 26 (32.10%) JavaScript

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 15 (18.52%) nginx
1 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 11 (13.58%) Confluence
3 7 (8.64%) JBoss
3 7 (8.64%) WebLogic
4 6 (7.41%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) FileNet
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.23%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (1.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.23%) Documentum
6 1 (1.23%) Drupal
6 1 (1.23%) GemFire
6 1 (1.23%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.23%) LiveLink
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.23%) Magento
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (28.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (18.52%) Google Analytics
3 10 (12.35%) GitHub
4 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (29.63%) PuTTY
1 24 (29.63%) WinSCP
2 17 (20.99%) HTTP
2 17 (20.99%) SSL
2 17 (20.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.23%) DNS
3 1 (1.23%) Firewall
3 1 (1.23%) NAS
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (32.10%) SQL Server 2012
2 26 (32.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (25.93%) Oracle Database
3 21 (25.93%) Oracle Database 10g
3 21 (25.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (19.75%) MongoDB
4 16 (19.75%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.94%) KNIME
7 3 (3.70%) DB2
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.23%) Big Data
9 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.23%) MySQL
9 1 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (60.49%) Selenium
2 39 (48.15%) Eclipse
2 39 (48.15%) Jenkins
3 29 (35.80%) TestNG
4 28 (34.57%) HP UFT
4 28 (34.57%) Oracle APEX
4 28 (34.57%) SoapUI
4 28 (34.57%) SpecFlow
5 22 (27.16%) LoadRunner
6 21 (25.93%) JIRA
7 19 (23.46%) Git (software)
7 19 (23.46%) JUnit
8 18 (22.22%) Gradle
9 17 (20.99%) Cucumber
9 17 (20.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (19.75%) MSBuild
11 15 (18.52%) Gatling
11 15 (18.52%) IntelliJ
12 14 (17.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (16.05%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (6.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
2 2 (2.47%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (37.04%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) Scala Developer
3 11 (13.58%) Tester
4 10 (12.35%) Automation Tester
5 8 (9.88%) Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Java Developer
5 8 (9.88%) Test Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) Agile Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) DevOps Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Java Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Java Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (6.17%) Test Specialist
9 3 (3.70%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.70%) JIRA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (40.74%) Web Services
2 29 (35.80%) .NET
3 21 (25.93%) XML
4 18 (22.22%) Node.js
5 17 (20.99%) JSON
5 17 (20.99%) Servlets
6 16 (19.75%) Gherkin
7 15 (18.52%) SOAP
8 14 (17.28%) CSS
9 13 (16.05%) jQuery
10 12 (14.81%) AngularJS
10 12 (14.81%) Play Framework
11 10 (12.35%) Hibernate
11 10 (12.35%) Spring
12 8 (9.88%) EJB
12 8 (9.88%) J2EE
12 8 (9.88%) RESTful
13 7 (8.64%) HTML
13 7 (8.64%) HTML5
14 6 (7.41%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.05%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Wiki
4 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.23%) Life Science
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (61.73%) Linux
2 43 (53.09%) Windows
3 27 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 22 (27.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (18.52%) Ubuntu
7 13 (16.05%) Unix
8 1 (1.23%) AIX
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (85.19%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (70.37%) DevOps
3 50 (61.73%) Test Automation
4 35 (43.21%) Configuration Management
5 28 (34.57%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (33.33%) API Testing
7 25 (30.86%) System Integration Testing
8 23 (28.40%) Scrum
9 22 (27.16%) Open Source
9 22 (27.16%) Performance Testing
10 21 (25.93%) Test Strategy
11 19 (23.46%) Analytics
11 19 (23.46%) Kanban
12 17 (20.99%) Microservices
13 15 (18.52%) Defect Tracking
14 13 (16.05%) Collaborative Working
15 12 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
16 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
17 8 (9.88%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 63 (77.78%) Java
2 28 (34.57%) F#
3 27 (33.33%) C#
4 26 (32.10%) JavaScript
5 23 (28.40%) Groovy
5 23 (28.40%) Python
6 20 (24.69%) Scala
7 18 (22.22%) Perl
7 18 (22.22%) Ruby
8 17 (20.99%) Haskell
9 15 (18.52%) PowerShell
10 13 (16.05%) SQL
11 5 (6.17%) C++
12 4 (4.94%) C
12 4 (4.94%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.23%) Java 8
14 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) SC Cleared
1 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.93%) ISEB
2 21 (25.93%) ISEB Practitioner
2 21 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (25.93%) vSphere
2 16 (19.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (45.68%) Puppet
2 23 (28.40%) HP ALM
2 23 (28.40%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (24.69%) Ansible
4 15 (18.52%) Grafana
4 15 (18.52%) Kibana
5 14 (17.28%) Salt
6 12 (14.81%) Automic
7 6 (7.41%) vRealize
8 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 43 (53.09%) Oracle
2 33 (40.74%) webMethods
3 30 (37.04%) HP
4 27 (33.33%) Software AG
5 22 (27.16%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.93%) Red Hat
6 21 (25.93%) VMware
7 15 (18.52%) Google
8 13 (16.05%) Adobe
9 12 (14.81%) SAP
10 3 (3.70%) IBM
11 1 (1.23%) ATG
11 1 (1.23%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.23%) Capita
11 1 (1.23%) FatWire
11 1 (1.23%) hybris
11 1 (1.23%) Interwoven
11 1 (1.23%) OpenText
11 1 (1.23%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.23%) Vignette