Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 625 531 472
Rank change year-on-year -94 -59 -59
Contract jobs citing Ant 184 397 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.28% 1.82% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 240 291
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £336 £365 £350
90th Percentile £630 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
UK median hourly rate £55.33 - £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.75

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 14,428 21,834 18,920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.21% 21.14% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,463 14,967 13,176
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 231 283
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £20.50 £26.50 £29.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £53.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.59% - +3.66%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Top 15 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 19 November 2019. 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 -68 164 £475 -5.00% 30
UK excluding London -39 110 £450 - 21
London -42 70 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +32 38 £380 -9.25% 3
South West -8 25 £450 - 3
North of England +24 18 £531 +32.81% 3
North West +9 14 £539 +39.03%
Scotland +13 12 - - 3
Midlands +16 10 £501 +11.39% 5
West Midlands +1 7 £501 +11.39% 1
Yorkshire +23 4 £438 +1.45% 3
East Midlands +25 3 - - 4
East of England +23 3 £475 -9.52% 4
Wales +11 2 £525 +16.67%
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2019, 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.

1 140 (76.09%) Java
2 111 (60.33%) Jenkins
3 110 (59.78%) Maven
4 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (42.93%) SQL
6 78 (42.39%) Linux
6 78 (42.39%) Spring
7 70 (38.04%) Subversion
8 69 (37.50%) XML
9 67 (36.41%) Git (software)
10 63 (34.24%) DevOps
10 63 (34.24%) JavaScript
11 61 (33.15%) JUnit
11 61 (33.15%) Eclipse
12 60 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
13 59 (32.07%) Oracle
14 55 (29.89%) SOAP
14 55 (29.89%) Python
15 54 (29.35%) Selenium
15 54 (29.35%) Test Automation
16 52 (28.26%) REST
17 50 (27.17%) Finance
17 50 (27.17%) Tomcat
18 49 (26.63%) Docker
19 48 (26.09%) JIRA
20 47 (25.54%) Hibernate
21 46 (25.00%) JSON
22 45 (24.46%) HTML
23 43 (23.37%) Unix
23 43 (23.37%) Scrum

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 50 (27.17%) Tomcat
2 42 (22.83%) WebLogic
3 26 (14.13%) JBoss
4 23 (12.50%) Confluence
5 21 (11.41%) Apache
6 20 (10.87%) WebSphere
7 16 (8.70%) nginx
8 9 (4.89%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (4.35%) IIS
10 7 (3.80%) Apache Spark
10 7 (3.80%) Jetty
11 6 (3.26%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 5 (2.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (2.72%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (1.63%) Mule
13 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
14 2 (1.09%) Anypoint
14 2 (1.09%) iPlanet
14 2 (1.09%) Mule ESB
15 1 (0.54%) Mongrel
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 8 (4.35%) Oracle AML
3 5 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.09%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.28%) AWS
2 37 (20.11%) GitHub
3 20 (10.87%) Azure
4 12 (6.52%) Google Analytics
5 10 (5.43%) Force.com
6 7 (3.80%) OpenShift
7 6 (3.26%) Amazon EKS
7 6 (3.26%) npm
8 5 (2.72%) GCP
9 4 (2.17%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 4 (2.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (1.63%) BrowserStack
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.09%) Amazon ECS
11 2 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (1.09%) Office 365
11 2 (1.09%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.09%) Serverless
11 2 (1.09%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.59%) HTTP
2 21 (11.41%) SSL
3 17 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.89%) FTP
4 9 (4.89%) SSH
5 6 (3.26%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.63%) PuTTY
6 3 (1.63%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.54%) Extranet
7 1 (0.54%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.85%) Oracle Database
2 23 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 23 (12.50%) MySQL
3 20 (10.87%) NoSQL
4 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
5 14 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (7.07%) Big Data
6 13 (7.07%) DB2
7 12 (6.52%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (5.98%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (5.98%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (5.43%) Hadoop
10 9 (4.89%) Relational Database
11 6 (3.26%) Infinispan
11 6 (3.26%) Redis
12 5 (2.72%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (2.17%) InterSystems Cache
13 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (1.63%) Apache Hive
14 3 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 111 (60.33%) Jenkins
2 110 (59.78%) Maven
3 70 (38.04%) Subversion
4 67 (36.41%) Git (software)
5 61 (33.15%) Eclipse
5 61 (33.15%) JUnit
6 54 (29.35%) Selenium
7 48 (26.09%) JIRA
8 42 (22.83%) Gradle
9 38 (20.65%) Cucumber
10 29 (15.76%) IntelliJ
11 23 (12.50%) Artifactory
12 17 (9.24%) ClearCase
12 17 (9.24%) NUnit
13 16 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
14 15 (8.15%) Hudson
15 13 (7.07%) Gatling
15 13 (7.07%) Karma Test Runner
15 13 (7.07%) Toad
16 12 (6.52%) Sublime Text
General
1 50 (27.17%) Finance
2 28 (15.22%) Banking
3 20 (10.87%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.72%) Billing
5 5 (2.72%) Retail
5 5 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 105 (57.07%) Developer
2 56 (30.43%) Java Developer
3 22 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (10.87%) Architect
5 14 (7.61%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 12 (6.52%) Lead DevOps
7 12 (6.52%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) Scala Developer
8 11 (5.98%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Integration Developer
9 9 (4.89%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) Java Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Technical Architect
12 6 (3.26%) Database Developer
12 6 (3.26%) Software Development Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Software Test Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (42.39%) Spring
2 69 (37.50%) XML
3 55 (29.89%) SOAP
4 52 (28.26%) REST
5 47 (25.54%) Hibernate
6 46 (25.00%) JSON
7 45 (24.46%) HTML
8 38 (20.65%) CSS
9 34 (18.48%) Web Services
10 33 (17.93%) AngularJS
10 33 (17.93%) Node.js
11 31 (16.85%) J2EE
12 28 (15.22%) JSP
13 25 (13.59%) HTML5
14 24 (13.04%) jQuery
15 22 (11.96%) JMS
16 21 (11.41%) JDBC
17 20 (10.87%) EJB
17 20 (10.87%) Struts
18 18 (9.78%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.24%) Derivative
2 13 (7.07%) User Experience
3 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.89%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.26%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.63%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.09%) PKI
8 2 (1.09%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.54%) ASIC
9 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.54%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.54%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 78 (42.39%) Linux
2 43 (23.37%) Unix
3 27 (14.67%) Windows
4 26 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (10.33%) Ubuntu
6 12 (6.52%) Apple iOS
7 10 (5.43%) Android
8 8 (4.35%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.80%) CentOS
9 7 (3.80%) Debian
10 4 (2.17%) Windows Server
11 3 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.09%) AIX
13 1 (0.54%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (34.24%) DevOps
3 60 (32.61%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (29.35%) Test Automation
5 43 (23.37%) Scrum
6 41 (22.28%) Microservices
7 28 (15.22%) Configuration Management
8 27 (14.67%) OO
9 25 (13.59%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (13.04%) Open Source
10 24 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
11 23 (12.50%) UML
12 21 (11.41%) Unit Testing
13 20 (10.87%) Analytics
13 20 (10.87%) Software Engineering
14 19 (10.33%) Kanban
15 17 (9.24%) Integration Testing
15 17 (9.24%) Multithreading
15 17 (9.24%) MVC
16 16 (8.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 140 (76.09%) Java
2 79 (42.93%) SQL
3 63 (34.24%) JavaScript
4 55 (29.89%) Python
5 31 (16.85%) PL/SQL
6 28 (15.22%) Perl
7 23 (12.50%) Ruby
7 23 (12.50%) Scala
8 21 (11.41%) Groovy
9 18 (9.78%) C#
10 17 (9.24%) C++
11 13 (7.07%) C
12 12 (6.52%) Haskell
13 11 (5.98%) Bash Shell
14 9 (4.89%) Shell Script
15 7 (3.80%) PowerShell
15 7 (3.80%) T-SQL
16 6 (3.26%) Clojure
16 6 (3.26%) ClojureScript
16 6 (3.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 35 (19.02%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.61%) Degree
4 9 (4.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (4.35%) ISEB
6 7 (3.80%) OCPJP
7 5 (2.72%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.17%) Sun Certification
9 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.09%) MCSA
10 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.54%) PSD2
System Software
1 49 (26.63%) Docker
2 3 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.63%) vSphere
3 2 (1.09%) Xen
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) iptables
4 1 (0.54%) NFS
4 1 (0.54%) RACF
4 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 38 (20.65%) Puppet
2 21 (11.41%) Ansible
2 21 (11.41%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (9.78%) Kubernetes
4 14 (7.61%) Grafana
4 14 (7.61%) Kibana
5 8 (4.35%) Salt
6 7 (3.80%) Terraform
7 4 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.63%) HP ALM
8 3 (1.63%) Istio
9 2 (1.09%) logstash
9 2 (1.09%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.54%) Graylog
10 1 (0.54%) Nagios
10 1 (0.54%) Packer
10 1 (0.54%) systemd
Vendors
1 59 (32.07%) Oracle
2 32 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 29 (15.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (9.24%) Google
5 12 (6.52%) Sparx
6 11 (5.98%) Adobe
6 11 (5.98%) IBM
6 11 (5.98%) webMethods
7 9 (4.89%) MuleSoft
7 9 (4.89%) Sybase
8 8 (4.35%) SAP
9 7 (3.80%) Atlassian
10 6 (3.26%) Cloudera
10 6 (3.26%) Hortonworks
10 6 (3.26%) Sun
10 6 (3.26%) VMware
11 5 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.17%) HP
13 3 (1.63%) Software AG
13 3 (1.63%) Splunk