Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 624 550 464
Rank change year-on-year -74 -86 -7
Contract jobs citing Ant 226 362 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.36% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.25% 1.83% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 188 242
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £325
90th Percentile £630 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
UK median hourly rate £46.67 - £40.00
10th Percentile £43.46 - £38.75
90th Percentile £47.83 - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.67 - -

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 18,022 19,785 15,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.83% 19.73% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,874 13,542 10,789
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £331 £315 £300
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 237 324
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £23.25 £26.50 £24.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £65.90 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -43 215 £500 +5.26% 14
UK excluding London -49 132 £500 +17.65% 6
London -5 88 £525 - 10
South East -5 40 £425 +6.92% 2
South West -41 32 £500 +11.11% 1
Midlands +30 25 £620 +55.00%
North of England +17 22 £500 +17.65% 1
West Midlands +17 20 £620 +77.14%
North West +11 11 £519 +33.87% 1
Yorkshire +17 9 £450 +5.88%
East of England -3 7 £475 -5.00%
East Midlands +19 5 £450 +12.50%
Scotland +1 5 £370 -7.50% 2
North East +12 1 - -
Wales +1 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 176 (77.88%) Java
2 136 (60.18%) Maven
3 135 (59.73%) Jenkins
4 104 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (39.82%) SQL
6 85 (37.61%) DevOps
7 84 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (35.40%) Git (software)
9 73 (32.30%) Linux
10 72 (31.86%) XML
11 71 (31.42%) Spring
12 68 (30.09%) Test Automation
13 64 (28.32%) JavaScript
14 61 (26.99%) SOAP
15 59 (26.11%) Finance
16 58 (25.66%) Subversion
16 58 (25.66%) JUnit
17 57 (25.22%) Python
18 56 (24.78%) Microservices
19 54 (23.89%) Oracle
19 54 (23.89%) Selenium
20 53 (23.45%) Gradle
21 51 (22.57%) Cucumber
21 51 (22.57%) Eclipse
22 50 (22.12%) Tomcat
22 50 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
23 49 (21.68%) JIRA
24 48 (21.24%) Unix
24 48 (21.24%) HTML
25 47 (20.80%) REST

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 (22.12%) Tomcat
2 36 (15.93%) WebLogic
3 33 (14.60%) Apache
3 33 (14.60%) WebSphere
4 24 (10.62%) Confluence
4 24 (10.62%) nginx
5 19 (8.41%) JBoss
6 16 (7.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 15 (6.64%) GlassFish
8 10 (4.42%) JCAPS
9 8 (3.54%) Jetty
10 6 (2.65%) Documentum
11 5 (2.21%) Mule
12 4 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (1.33%) Apache Spark
13 3 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (1.33%) IIS
14 2 (0.88%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.44%) InVision
2 1 (0.44%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.14%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (17.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (10.62%) GitHub
4 16 (7.08%) BrowserStack
5 13 (5.75%) Google Analytics
6 10 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (3.54%) Force.com
7 8 (3.54%) OpenShift
8 5 (2.21%) Apigee
9 4 (1.77%) PaaS
10 3 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
10 3 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.33%) Google App Engine
10 3 (1.33%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.88%) Office 365
11 2 (0.88%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.18%) FTP
1 23 (10.18%) HTTP
2 22 (9.73%) TCP/IP
3 18 (7.96%) SSL
4 3 (1.33%) Internet
4 3 (1.33%) SSH
5 2 (0.88%) BGP
5 2 (0.88%) DHCP
5 2 (0.88%) DNS
5 2 (0.88%) MPLS
5 2 (0.88%) OSPF
5 2 (0.88%) PPP
5 2 (0.88%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (0.88%) VRRP
6 1 (0.44%) SMTP
6 1 (0.44%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.93%) NoSQL
2 26 (11.50%) Big Data
2 26 (11.50%) Relational Database
3 19 (8.41%) SQL Server
4 18 (7.96%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (7.96%) Hadoop
5 17 (7.52%) MySQL
6 16 (7.08%) MongoDB
7 12 (5.31%) Oracle Database
8 11 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (3.98%) DB2
10 6 (2.65%) DB2 UDB
10 6 (2.65%) RDBMS
11 5 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.77%) Blockchain
12 4 (1.77%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.88%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 136 (60.18%) Maven
2 135 (59.73%) Jenkins
3 80 (35.40%) Git (software)
4 58 (25.66%) JUnit
4 58 (25.66%) Subversion
5 54 (23.89%) Selenium
6 53 (23.45%) Gradle
7 51 (22.57%) Cucumber
7 51 (22.57%) Eclipse
8 49 (21.68%) JIRA
9 25 (11.06%) TeamCity
10 21 (9.29%) IntelliJ
11 18 (7.96%) Apache Ivy
12 13 (5.75%) Artifactory
12 13 (5.75%) Gatling
12 13 (5.75%) gulp
12 13 (5.75%) Karma Test Runner
12 13 (5.75%) Sonatype Nexus
12 13 (5.75%) Sublime Text
13 12 (5.31%) Grunt
General
1 59 (26.11%) Finance
2 37 (16.37%) Banking
3 16 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 14 (6.19%) Back Office
5 5 (2.21%) Wholesale Banking
6 4 (1.77%) Front Office
7 3 (1.33%) Billing
7 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 2 (0.88%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Law
9 1 (0.44%) Legal
9 1 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (46.46%) Developer
2 48 (21.24%) Java Developer
3 29 (12.83%) Architect
4 25 (11.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (9.73%) Java Architect
6 17 (7.52%) Integration Developer
7 13 (5.75%) Automation Tester
7 13 (5.75%) Java Automation Tester
7 13 (5.75%) Tester
8 12 (5.31%) Integration Architect
8 12 (5.31%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 12 (5.31%) Selenium Tester
8 12 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 12 (5.31%) Software Engineer
8 12 (5.31%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.87%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.98%) Java Technical Architect
10 9 (3.98%) Scala Developer
11 8 (3.54%) AWS Architect
11 8 (3.54%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (31.86%) XML
2 71 (31.42%) Spring
3 61 (26.99%) SOAP
4 48 (21.24%) HTML
5 47 (20.80%) REST
6 43 (19.03%) Web Services
7 42 (18.58%) CSS
8 39 (17.26%) Hibernate
8 39 (17.26%) J2EE
9 36 (15.93%) JMS
10 35 (15.49%) JSON
11 30 (13.27%) Java EE
12 29 (12.83%) JDBC
13 27 (11.95%) Node.js
14 26 (11.50%) AngularJS
15 23 (10.18%) JSP
15 23 (10.18%) Servlets
16 22 (9.73%) .NET
16 22 (9.73%) RESTful
17 21 (9.29%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.62%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.31%) Derivative
4 9 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.65%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.21%) PKI
8 4 (1.77%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.33%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.33%) User Experience
10 2 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.88%) RIA
11 1 (0.44%) Clustering
11 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.44%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (32.30%) Linux
2 48 (21.24%) Unix
3 42 (18.58%) Windows
4 21 (9.29%) Ubuntu
5 13 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.77%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.33%) AIX
7 3 (1.33%) CentOS
7 3 (1.33%) Debian
7 3 (1.33%) Fedora
8 1 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (46.02%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (37.61%) DevOps
3 84 (37.17%) Continuous Integration
4 68 (30.09%) Test Automation
5 56 (24.78%) Microservices
6 50 (22.12%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (19.91%) Configuration Management
8 34 (15.04%) Analytics
9 27 (11.95%) Scrum
10 26 (11.50%) OO
11 25 (11.06%) Mentoring
11 25 (11.06%) Unit Testing
12 21 (9.29%) ETL
12 21 (9.29%) Open Source
13 19 (8.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 18 (7.96%) Computer Science
14 18 (7.96%) Data Architecture
14 18 (7.96%) Dependency Management
15 17 (7.52%) People Management
15 17 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (77.88%) Java
2 90 (39.82%) SQL
3 64 (28.32%) JavaScript
4 57 (25.22%) Python
5 38 (16.81%) Perl
6 31 (13.72%) Ruby
7 23 (10.18%) C#
7 23 (10.18%) Shell Script
8 21 (9.29%) Groovy
9 19 (8.41%) C++
10 18 (7.96%) C
11 17 (7.52%) PowerShell
11 17 (7.52%) Scala
12 14 (6.19%) Bash Shell
13 13 (5.75%) XPath
14 12 (5.31%) Haskell
15 11 (4.87%) PL/SQL
16 10 (4.42%) PHP
17 9 (3.98%) Korn
18 6 (2.65%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 25 (11.06%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.64%) Degree
4 9 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.98%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.21%) OCPJP
5 5 (2.21%) Sun Certification
6 3 (1.33%) ISEB
6 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.88%) CCNA
7 2 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.88%) JNCIA
7 2 (0.88%) MCSA
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.54%) QA
2 1 (0.44%) GDPR
2 1 (0.44%) HL7
2 1 (0.44%) PSD2
System Software
1 47 (20.80%) Docker
2 14 (6.19%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.65%) RACF
5 4 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.33%) KVM
6 3 (1.33%) VirtualBox
6 3 (1.33%) Xen
7 1 (0.44%) iptables
7 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (11.50%) Puppet
2 25 (11.06%) Ansible
3 19 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (7.52%) Kubernetes
5 14 (6.19%) Kibana
6 13 (5.75%) Grafana
6 13 (5.75%) Terraform
7 9 (3.98%) Control-M
8 4 (1.77%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.77%) Salt
9 2 (0.88%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.44%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.44%) Icinga
10 1 (0.44%) Istio
10 1 (0.44%) logstash
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.44%) systemd
Vendors
1 54 (23.89%) Oracle
2 46 (20.35%) Google
3 24 (10.62%) Red Hat
4 14 (6.19%) IBM
5 11 (4.87%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.87%) VMware
6 9 (3.98%) Adobe
6 9 (3.98%) webMethods
7 7 (3.10%) Perforce
7 7 (3.10%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (2.65%) Sencha
8 6 (2.65%) Sun
9 5 (2.21%) hybris
9 5 (2.21%) Talend
10 4 (1.77%) Altova
11 3 (1.33%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.33%) SAP
11 3 (1.33%) Sybase
12 2 (0.88%) Cisco
12 2 (0.88%) Juniper