Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 271 285
Rank change year-on-year +26 +14 -16
Contract jobs citing Ant 113 94 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.57% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.81% 3.73% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 48 51
South East median daily rate £560 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -3.03% +22.22%
10th Percentile £338 £296 £300
90th Percentile £650 £538 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £35.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £39.00
% change year-on-year +51.29% -25.85% -17.89%

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 2964 2523 2600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.87% 15.18% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1808 1540 1590
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £293 £263
90th Percentile £572 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 67
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26.00 £32.50 £25.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £59.31 £50.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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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

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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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley +42 76 £575 +24.32% 6
Oxfordshire +30 36 £600 +26.32% 4
Berkshire +29 32 £375 -7.12% 2
Hampshire -14 26 £419 +26.89% 1
Buckinghamshire -24 8 £305 -23.75%
Surrey -12 4 £518 -15.43%
East Sussex -5 2 £330 -3.93%
West Sussex -9 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £421 -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 99 (87.61%) Java
2 64 (56.64%) Puppet
3 62 (54.87%) Maven
3 62 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (53.98%) Ansible
5 60 (53.10%) Oracle
6 57 (50.44%) Configuration Management
7 56 (49.56%) JUnit
8 55 (48.67%) Linux
9 51 (45.13%) JavaScript
9 51 (45.13%) Jenkins
10 50 (44.25%) Opscode Chef
11 44 (38.94%) DevOps
11 44 (38.94%) Test Automation
12 39 (34.51%) jQuery
13 38 (33.63%) Selenium
14 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (31.86%) Web Services
15 36 (31.86%) AngularJS
16 34 (30.09%) Unit Testing
16 34 (30.09%) Node.js
17 33 (29.20%) React
18 32 (28.32%) JIRA
18 32 (28.32%) SQL
19 31 (27.43%) Eclipse
19 31 (27.43%) Mockito
20 30 (26.55%) Gradle
21 29 (25.66%) MSBuild
22 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
23 27 (23.89%) Team Foundation Server

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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 (14.16%) Confluence
2 15 (13.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (10.62%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (10.62%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.42%) IIS
4 5 (4.42%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.42%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.65%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.65%) nginx
6 3 (2.65%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.77%) Apache
7 2 (1.77%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.77%) CMS
7 2 (1.77%) JBoss
7 2 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.88%) FileNet
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (7.96%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.96%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (7.08%) GitHub
4 8 (7.08%) Google Analytics
5 5 (4.42%) Google Checkout
6 3 (2.65%) IaaS
6 3 (2.65%) PaaS
7 2 (1.77%) Boomi
8 1 (0.88%) Force.com
8 1 (0.88%) Office 365
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.27%) PuTTY
1 15 (13.27%) WinSCP
2 5 (4.42%) HTTP
3 3 (2.65%) SSL
3 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.27%) Oracle Database
3 14 (12.39%) Oracle Database 10g
3 14 (12.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (6.19%) NoSQL
5 7 (6.19%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
7 5 (4.42%) Endeca
8 4 (3.54%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.65%) InfluxDB
9 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.77%) Big Data
10 2 (1.77%) DataStage
10 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (54.87%) Maven
2 56 (49.56%) JUnit
3 51 (45.13%) Jenkins
4 38 (33.63%) Selenium
5 32 (28.32%) JIRA
6 31 (27.43%) Eclipse
6 31 (27.43%) Mockito
7 30 (26.55%) Gradle
8 29 (25.66%) MSBuild
9 27 (23.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 26 (23.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (15.93%) TeamCity
12 17 (15.04%) Subversion
13 16 (14.16%) Git (software)
14 15 (13.27%) Moq
14 15 (13.27%) Oracle APEX
14 15 (13.27%) Rhino Mocks
14 15 (13.27%) SoapUI
14 15 (13.27%) SpecFlow
14 15 (13.27%) TestNG
General
1 6 (5.31%) Retail
2 4 (3.54%) Finance
3 2 (1.77%) Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (51.33%) Developer
2 34 (30.09%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.93%) Java Team Leader
3 18 (15.93%) Team Leader
4 16 (14.16%) Automation Developer
5 13 (11.50%) Agile Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Lead Developer
6 8 (7.08%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Test Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Analyst
8 6 (5.31%) Consultant
8 6 (5.31%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Agile Java Developer
9 5 (4.42%) AWS Developer
9 5 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Agile C# Developer
10 4 (3.54%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (34.51%) jQuery
2 36 (31.86%) AngularJS
2 36 (31.86%) Web Services
3 34 (30.09%) Node.js
4 33 (29.20%) React
5 24 (21.24%) .NET
6 19 (16.81%) REST
6 19 (16.81%) Spring
7 18 (15.93%) JSF
8 17 (15.04%) Java EE
8 17 (15.04%) XML
9 14 (12.39%) Spring MVC
10 13 (11.50%) HTML
11 11 (9.73%) JMS
11 11 (9.73%) Play Framework
12 10 (8.85%) JSP
13 9 (7.96%) Ajax
13 9 (7.96%) CSS
13 9 (7.96%) EJB
13 9 (7.96%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.65%) Clustering
2 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 55 (48.67%) Linux
2 24 (21.24%) Windows
3 18 (15.93%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.77%) Debian
7 2 (1.77%) Unix
8 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (54.87%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (50.44%) Configuration Management
3 44 (38.94%) DevOps
3 44 (38.94%) Test Automation
4 37 (32.74%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (30.09%) Unit Testing
6 25 (22.12%) TDD
7 23 (20.35%) BDD
8 15 (13.27%) SOA
8 15 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (12.39%) API Testing
9 14 (12.39%) MVC
9 14 (12.39%) System Integration Testing
10 13 (11.50%) Defect Tracking
10 13 (11.50%) Performance Testing
11 12 (10.62%) Test Strategy
12 11 (9.73%) Business Transformation
12 11 (9.73%) Scrum
13 9 (7.96%) OO
13 9 (7.96%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 99 (87.61%) Java
2 51 (45.13%) JavaScript
3 32 (28.32%) SQL
4 26 (23.01%) C#
5 25 (22.12%) PowerShell
6 15 (13.27%) F#
7 13 (11.50%) Python
8 9 (7.96%) Ruby
8 9 (7.96%) XPath
9 7 (6.19%) Perl
9 7 (6.19%) PL/SQL
10 5 (4.42%) Groovy
10 5 (4.42%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.65%) Apex Code
11 3 (2.65%) Haskell
11 3 (2.65%) Scala
12 2 (1.77%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.77%) C
12 2 (1.77%) C++
13 1 (0.88%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.85%) ISEB
3 10 (8.85%) ISEB Practitioner
3 10 (8.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (4.42%) Degree
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 20 (17.70%) Docker
2 13 (11.50%) vSphere
3 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 64 (56.64%) Puppet
2 61 (53.98%) Ansible
3 50 (44.25%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (16.81%) Salt
5 3 (2.65%) Fluentd
5 3 (2.65%) Grafana
5 3 (2.65%) Graphite
5 3 (2.65%) Kibana
5 3 (2.65%) logstash
5 3 (2.65%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.65%) StatsD
5 3 (2.65%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.77%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.77%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.77%) vRealize
7 1 (0.88%) SCCM
7 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (53.10%) Oracle
2 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.04%) HP
4 15 (13.27%) Red Hat
4 15 (13.27%) SAP
5 13 (11.50%) VMware
5 13 (11.50%) webMethods
6 11 (9.73%) Software AG
7 8 (7.08%) Google
8 5 (4.42%) Coremetrics
8 5 (4.42%) hybris
8 5 (4.42%) PayPal
9 4 (3.54%) MuleSoft
9 4 (3.54%) Talend
10 3 (2.65%) AppDynamics
10 3 (2.65%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.65%) Splunk
11 2 (1.77%) SaltStack