Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 258 327 247
Rank change year-on-year +69 -80 +20
Contract jobs citing Ant 17 52 126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.33% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.23% 1.69% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 68
Median daily rate £488 £343 £559
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -38.70% +24.17%
10th Percentile £394 £305 £350
90th Percentile £500 £525 £650
England median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £44.92 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -0.19% +12.50%

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 1,382 3,079 3,025
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.16% 19.66% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1,937 1,858
Median daily rate £450 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £325 £312
90th Percentile £588 £588 £578
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 69
Median hourly rate £37.50 £50.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.25 £37.28 £28.40
90th Percentile £57.00 £57.88 £67.25
Median hourly rate £42.25 £43.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.74% -4.44% +9.76%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ant as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ant in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Ant in the South East

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ant in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ant in the South East

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ant in the South East.

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 1 April 2020. 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 - 10 £500 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 6 £500 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £400 - 2
West Sussex +13 3 £475 -
Surrey +61 2 £380 -33.91%
Hampshire +25 2 - - 2
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
3 8 (47.06%) SOAP
3 8 (47.06%) Web Services
3 8 (47.06%) XML
3 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
3 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
3 8 (47.06%) Perl
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) JIRA
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 7 (41.18%) MySQL
4 7 (41.18%) Servlets
4 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
5 6 (35.29%) SailPoint
5 6 (35.29%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (35.29%) RACF

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 6 (35.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (17.65%) IIS
3 2 (11.76%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) Apache
4 1 (5.88%) Confluence
4 1 (5.88%) nginx
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Azure
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Force.com
2 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
2 1 (5.88%) Power Platform
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) PuTTY
1 1 (5.88%) SSL
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (41.18%) MySQL
2 7 (41.18%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (35.29%) DB2
3 6 (35.29%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.88%) Power BI
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Git (software)
2 9 (52.94%) Eclipse
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
4 7 (41.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (41.18%) JIRA
5 5 (29.41%) JUnit
6 4 (23.53%) Bitbucket
7 2 (11.76%) Maven
7 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
7 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (5.88%) Gatling
8 1 (5.88%) Grunt
8 1 (5.88%) gulp
8 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
8 1 (5.88%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (5.88%) Sublime Text
8 1 (5.88%) TeamCity
8 1 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Release Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Environment Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Billing Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
4 1 (5.88%) CRM Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.88%) SailPoint Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) HTML
1 8 (47.06%) SOAP
1 8 (47.06%) Web Services
1 8 (47.06%) XML
2 7 (41.18%) Servlets
3 6 (35.29%) JSP
3 6 (35.29%) LDAP
3 6 (35.29%) SailPoint
4 5 (29.41%) AngularJS
4 5 (29.41%) Node.js
5 4 (23.53%) Electron Framework
6 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
7 2 (11.76%) CSS
7 2 (11.76%) HTML5
7 2 (11.76%) jQuery
8 1 (5.88%) JSON
8 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
8 1 (5.88%) REST
8 1 (5.88%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Linux Command Line
1 6 (35.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) DevOps
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
4 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 5 (29.41%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Task Automation
7 2 (11.76%) Web Development
8 1 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (5.88%) Lean Software Development
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) JavaScript
2 8 (47.06%) Perl
3 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) BeanShell
4 6 (35.29%) Bourne shell
4 6 (35.29%) C
4 6 (35.29%) Korn
4 6 (35.29%) Python
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) PHP
6 2 (11.76%) C#
7 1 (5.88%) F#
7 1 (5.88%) Groovy
7 1 (5.88%) Haskell
7 1 (5.88%) Ruby
7 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (5.88%) XPath
7 1 (5.88%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
1 6 (35.29%) RACF
2 1 (5.88%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Grafana
1 1 (5.88%) Kibana
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Software AG
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) webMethods