Period
to 21 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 September 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
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 622 520
Rank change year-on-year +202 -102 +6
Contract jobs citing Ant 75 200 422
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.23% 0.41%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.44% 1.25% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 113 252
Median daily rate £475 £475 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.55% +9.44%
10th Percentile £341 £326 £363
90th Percentile £580 £598 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £66.00 £46.67 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.42% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £46.67 -
% change year-on-year +41.42% - -

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 5,210 15,998 21,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.70% 18.18% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,371 10,408 14,689
Median daily rate £495 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 253 235
Median hourly rate £42.00 £44.02 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +3.58% -
10th Percentile £27.87 £27.97 £26.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.50 £52.50
Median hourly rate £44.50 £44.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +4.12% -

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ant as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ant over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the UK over the 6 months to 21 September 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
England +207 57 £500 +5.26% 9
UK excluding London +183 38 £425 -5.56% 5
London +179 30 £538 -2.27% 4
South East +170 14 £500 +25.00%
Work from Home -53 10 £468 +6.86% 4
Wales +51 9 £423 -
South West +81 7 £500 +11.11% 3
North of England +114 4 £365 -32.09% 1
North West +72 4 £365 -32.09% 1
East of England +92 2 £500 +5.26%
Scotland +72 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 with a requirement for Ant.

1 49 (65.33%) Java
2 45 (60.00%) Oracle
2 45 (60.00%) Maven
3 36 (48.00%) Git (software)
4 35 (46.67%) SQL
5 33 (44.00%) DevOps
6 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 25 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 25 (33.33%) WebLogic
9 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 24 (32.00%) HTML
9 24 (32.00%) AWS
10 22 (29.33%) Azure
10 22 (29.33%) Python
11 21 (28.00%) SOA
11 21 (28.00%) XML
11 21 (28.00%) Linux
11 21 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (28.00%) Spring
12 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
12 20 (26.67%) Perl
12 20 (26.67%) Middleware
12 20 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (25.33%) JMS
13 19 (25.33%) Subversion
14 18 (24.00%) JIRA
14 18 (24.00%) Oracle Database

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 25 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 20 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (20.00%) Confluence
4 12 (16.00%) Tomcat
5 10 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (9.33%) JBoss
7 5 (6.67%) Apache
7 5 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (6.67%) Jetty
7 5 (6.67%) MQSeries
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (5.33%) CMS
8 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
8 4 (5.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.33%) Anypoint
10 1 (1.33%) Camunda
10 1 (1.33%) GlassFish
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.67%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (1.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (32.00%) AWS
2 22 (29.33%) Azure
3 7 (9.33%) GitHub
4 6 (8.00%) Force.com
4 6 (8.00%) PaaS
5 4 (5.33%) GCP
5 4 (5.33%) Power Platform
5 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.00%) Office 365
7 2 (2.67%) IaaS
7 2 (2.67%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.67%) SaaS
7 2 (2.67%) Slack
8 1 (1.33%) npm
8 1 (1.33%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) HTTP
2 5 (6.67%) SSH
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
3 2 (2.67%) FTP
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) SMTP
3 2 (2.67%) SNMP
3 2 (2.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.00%) Oracle Database
3 15 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (14.67%) RDBMS
5 10 (13.33%) MySQL
5 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 10 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
7 5 (6.67%) Hadoop
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (5.33%) Power BI
9 3 (4.00%) Big Data
9 3 (4.00%) DB2
9 3 (4.00%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.67%) OLTP
10 2 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 45 (60.00%) Maven
2 36 (48.00%) Git (software)
3 30 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 19 (25.33%) Subversion
5 18 (24.00%) JIRA
6 15 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 15 (20.00%) Gradle
7 12 (16.00%) Selenium
8 10 (13.33%) Hudson
8 10 (13.33%) IntelliJ
9 8 (10.67%) Toad
10 7 (9.33%) SonarQube
11 6 (8.00%) Cucumber
11 6 (8.00%) JUnit
12 5 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (6.67%) Bitbucket
12 5 (6.67%) ClearCase
12 5 (6.67%) FishEye
12 5 (6.67%) Mercurial
12 5 (6.67%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 13 (17.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Public Sector
3 7 (9.33%) Banking
4 4 (5.33%) Billing
5 3 (4.00%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Java Developer
3 8 (10.67%) Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Architect
6 5 (6.67%) Middleware Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Middleware Administrator
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Specialist
6 5 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Integration Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Configurator
7 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Salesforce Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.33%) Systems Integration Specialist
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
8 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (32.00%) HTML
2 21 (28.00%) Spring
2 21 (28.00%) XML
3 20 (26.67%) Middleware
4 19 (25.33%) JMS
5 16 (21.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 16 (21.33%) Web Services
6 15 (20.00%) SOAP
7 14 (18.67%) REST
8 12 (16.00%) JSON
9 11 (14.67%) CSS
9 11 (14.67%) Hibernate
9 11 (14.67%) HTML5
9 11 (14.67%) Node.js
10 10 (13.33%) AngularJS
11 9 (12.00%) React
12 8 (10.67%) .NET
12 8 (10.67%) XSLT
13 7 (9.33%) jQuery
14 6 (8.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (10.67%) Data Structures
2 8 (10.67%) User Experience
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Derivative
3 5 (6.67%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.33%) EPoS
6 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.33%) Java Card
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Linux
2 13 (17.33%) Windows
3 11 (14.67%) Unix
4 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (9.33%) Android
5 7 (9.33%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.00%) CentOS
6 6 (8.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (6.67%) Debian
7 5 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 5 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (2.67%) VMS
9 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) DevOps
2 31 (41.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (28.00%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (28.00%) SOA
4 20 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 16 (21.33%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (18.67%) Migration
6 14 (18.67%) Scrum
7 13 (17.33%) Microservices
7 13 (17.33%) OO
7 13 (17.33%) OOD
7 13 (17.33%) Software Engineering
8 10 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 10 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (12.00%) ETL
10 8 (10.67%) Analytics
10 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
10 8 (10.67%) TDD
11 7 (9.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (65.33%) Java
2 35 (46.67%) SQL
3 25 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 22 (29.33%) Python
5 20 (26.67%) Perl
6 12 (16.00%) PL/SQL
7 11 (14.67%) Bash Shell
8 9 (12.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
10 6 (8.00%) Apex Code
10 6 (8.00%) Shell Script
11 5 (6.67%) AWK
11 5 (6.67%) C++
11 5 (6.67%) Groovy
11 5 (6.67%) Jython
11 5 (6.67%) Ruby
11 5 (6.67%) Scala
11 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
11 5 (6.67%) VBScript
11 5 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.67%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.33%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.33%) ISEB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.33%) OCPJP
5 1 (1.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 7 (9.33%) Docker
2 5 (6.67%) NFS
3 4 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Kubernetes
1 6 (8.00%) Puppet
2 5 (6.67%) Ansible
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
2 5 (6.67%) Salt
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.67%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 45 (60.00%) Oracle
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.00%) MuleSoft
4 6 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (6.67%) Axway
5 5 (6.67%) Cloudera
5 5 (6.67%) Hortonworks
5 5 (6.67%) NetApp
5 5 (6.67%) SAP
5 5 (6.67%) Sparx
5 5 (6.67%) Splunk
5 5 (6.67%) Sybase
6 4 (5.33%) Informatica
7 3 (4.00%) Google
7 3 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (2.67%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) Dell
8 2 (2.67%) JDA
8 2 (2.67%) Siebel