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 28 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 220 218
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.95% 3.71% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 18
Median daily rate £425 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1280 1321 1211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.57% 14.72% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 804 733
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 40 24
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.85 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.04
% change year-on-year +4.21% +12.04%  

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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

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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 3 months to 28 June 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

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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 28 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
Berkshire +30 11 £368 -22.63% 6
West Sussex +18 5 £488 +57.50%
Surrey +9 4 £472 -23.02% 1
Hampshire -17 2 £348 +11.64%
East Sussex -4 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £425 -
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England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 58 (93.55%) Java
2 39 (62.90%) Linux
3 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (58.06%) Web Services
4 36 (58.06%) Python
5 32 (51.61%) Maven
6 30 (48.39%) Test Automation
6 30 (48.39%) Jenkins
6 30 (48.39%) DevOps
7 29 (46.77%) Git (software)
7 29 (46.77%) Selenium
7 29 (46.77%) XML
7 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
8 28 (45.16%) Ruby
9 27 (43.55%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (43.55%) Windows
10 24 (38.71%) HTTP
11 23 (37.10%) C#
11 23 (37.10%) Groovy
12 21 (33.87%) Gradle
12 21 (33.87%) REST
13 20 (32.26%) JSON
13 20 (32.26%) Gatling
14 19 (30.65%) Eclipse
15 18 (29.03%) Servlets
15 18 (29.03%) Scrum
15 18 (29.03%) GitHub
16 17 (27.42%) Docker
16 17 (27.42%) .NET
16 17 (27.42%) Oracle

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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 16 (25.81%) WebLogic
2 14 (22.58%) Apache
2 14 (22.58%) JBoss
3 12 (19.35%) CMS
3 12 (19.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 11 (17.74%) nginx
4 11 (17.74%) Tomcat
5 9 (14.52%) WebSphere
6 8 (12.90%) IIS
7 7 (11.29%) ATG Dynamo
8 5 (8.06%) OpenStack
9 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (3.23%) MS Exchange
11 2 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
11 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (29.03%) GitHub
2 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (20.97%) Google Analytics
4 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (6.45%) IaaS
5 4 (6.45%) PaaS
6 2 (3.23%) Boomi
6 2 (3.23%) Google Checkout
7 1 (1.61%) Office 365
7 1 (1.61%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) HTTP
2 11 (17.74%) SSL
2 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.06%) PuTTY
3 5 (8.06%) WinSCP
4 2 (3.23%) DVB
4 2 (3.23%) Skype
4 2 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) MongoDB
2 13 (20.97%) NoSQL
2 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
3 12 (19.35%) Oracle Database
4 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (6.45%) InfluxDB
6 4 (6.45%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.23%) Big Data
8 2 (3.23%) DataStage
8 2 (3.23%) Endeca
8 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.61%) MySQL
9 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Maven
2 30 (48.39%) Jenkins
3 29 (46.77%) Git (software)
3 29 (46.77%) Selenium
4 21 (33.87%) Gradle
5 20 (32.26%) Gatling
6 19 (30.65%) Eclipse
7 13 (20.97%) Bitbucket
7 13 (20.97%) WebDriver
8 12 (19.35%) Apache Ivy
8 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
8 12 (19.35%) eggPlant
8 12 (19.35%) JMeter
9 11 (17.74%) Grunt
9 11 (17.74%) gulp
9 11 (17.74%) IntelliJ
9 11 (17.74%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (17.74%) Sublime Text
9 11 (17.74%) Subversion
9 11 (17.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (17.74%) Scala Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Senior Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Performance Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Developer in Test
5 5 (8.06%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Digital Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Scala Software Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Scala Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Azure DevOps
7 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (58.06%) Web Services
2 29 (46.77%) XML
3 21 (33.87%) REST
4 20 (32.26%) JSON
5 18 (29.03%) Servlets
6 17 (27.42%) .NET
7 15 (24.19%) J2EE
8 13 (20.97%) jQuery
9 11 (17.74%) AngularJS
9 11 (17.74%) CSS
9 11 (17.74%) EJB
9 11 (17.74%) Gherkin
9 11 (17.74%) HTML
9 11 (17.74%) Node.js
10 10 (16.13%) Spring
11 9 (14.52%) Hibernate
11 9 (14.52%) JMS
11 9 (14.52%) React
11 9 (14.52%) SOAP
11 9 (14.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.84%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.23%) STB
5 1 (1.61%) CMDB
5 1 (1.61%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.61%) Verilog
5 1 (1.61%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Linux
2 27 (43.55%) Windows
3 12 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.74%) Ubuntu
5 8 (12.90%) Unix
6 5 (8.06%) Debian
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) DevOps
2 30 (48.39%) Test Automation
3 27 (43.55%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (29.03%) Scrum
5 16 (25.81%) BDD
5 16 (25.81%) Configuration Management
5 16 (25.81%) OO
6 14 (22.58%) TDD
7 13 (20.97%) Analytics
7 13 (20.97%) E-Commerce
7 13 (20.97%) Open Source
8 12 (19.35%) Content Management
8 12 (19.35%) OOP
8 12 (19.35%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) Microservices
9 7 (11.29%) Personalization
9 7 (11.29%) Quality Management
10 6 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
10 6 (9.68%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (93.55%) Java
2 36 (58.06%) Python
3 29 (46.77%) JavaScript
4 28 (45.16%) Ruby
5 23 (37.10%) C#
5 23 (37.10%) Groovy
6 16 (25.81%) Perl
6 16 (25.81%) SQL
7 11 (17.74%) Haskell
7 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
7 11 (17.74%) Scala
8 5 (8.06%) Bash Shell
8 5 (8.06%) F#
8 5 (8.06%) VB.NET
9 3 (4.84%) C++
10 2 (3.23%) Apex Code
10 2 (3.23%) PHP
10 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
10 2 (3.23%) VB
10 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) ISEB
4 4 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 17 (27.42%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.45%) vSphere
3 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) Puppet
2 11 (17.74%) Grafana
2 11 (17.74%) Kibana
3 9 (14.52%) HP Fortify
4 5 (8.06%) Ansible
5 4 (6.45%) Fluentd
5 4 (6.45%) Graphite
5 4 (6.45%) logstash
5 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (6.45%) Prometheus
5 4 (6.45%) Salt
5 4 (6.45%) StatsD
5 4 (6.45%) vRealize
5 4 (6.45%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.61%) SCCM
6 1 (1.61%) SCOM
6 1 (1.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (27.42%) Oracle
2 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) HP
4 13 (20.97%) Google
4 13 (20.97%) Splunk
5 12 (19.35%) Sitecore
6 7 (11.29%) Adobe
6 7 (11.29%) ATG
6 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.29%) webMethods
7 6 (9.68%) VMware
8 4 (6.45%) Rackspace
8 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.84%) AppDynamics
10 2 (3.23%) Coremetrics
10 2 (3.23%) Dell
10 2 (3.23%) hybris
10 2 (3.23%) Informatica
10 2 (3.23%) PayPal
10 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com