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 3 months to 27 March 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
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 386 320
Rank change year-on-year +25 -66  
Contract jobs citing Ant 230 271 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.51% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.96% 3.50% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 190 220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7769 7745 7088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.30% 14.55% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5235 5162 4523
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 188 137
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £31.80 £28.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the UK

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the UK

Ant
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 203 £438 +2.94% 37
London +17 90 £450 -5.26% 18
South West +39 40 £439 -2.50% 3
South East -13 39 £450 +12.50% 7
Scotland +31 18 £400 -19.59% 4
Hampshire -1 14 £395 +21.53% 2
East of England -11 12 £400 -11.11% 5
Bristol - 11 £550 -
Berkshire +29 9 £450 -5.26% 3
Wales +11 9 £525 +11.11%
City of London -1 9 £450 +5.88% 6
Bracknell - 9 £450 -
Somerset - 9 £463 - 1
Edinburgh +19 7 £400 -19.59% 1
West Midlands +14 7 £356 -19.30% 1
Wiltshire +7 7 £375 - 1
Glasgow - 7 £475 - 3
Exeter - 7 - -
Devon - 7 - -
West Sussex +6 6 £512 +60.47%
Swindon +5 6 £375 - 1
Essex -5 6 £260 -35.00%
East Midlands -8 5 £413 -8.33% 3
West Wales - 5 £525 -
Swansea - 5 £525 -
South Wales +11 4 £368 -22.22%
Coventry +8 4 £356 -5.00% 1
North West +8 4 £450 +35.33%
Middlesex +5 4 £213 -
Northamptonshire -5 4 £413 -5.71% 2

Ant
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 with a requirement for Ant.

1 364 (78.62%) Java
2 325 (70.19%) Maven
3 293 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
4 261 (56.37%) Jenkins
5 200 (43.20%) Git (software)
6 178 (38.44%) JavaScript
7 174 (37.58%) XML
8 168 (36.29%) Linux
9 165 (35.64%) Scrum
10 164 (35.42%) Spring
11 148 (31.97%) SQL
12 146 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
13 145 (31.32%) Oracle
14 144 (31.10%) Web Services
15 135 (29.16%) Gradle
16 132 (28.51%) DevOps
17 126 (27.21%) HTML
18 122 (26.35%) OO
19 120 (25.92%) JUnit
19 120 (25.92%) CSS
20 117 (25.27%) Selenium
21 116 (25.05%) Subversion
21 116 (25.05%) TDD
22 113 (24.41%) JIRA
23 112 (24.19%) SOAP
24 108 (23.33%) J2EE
25 97 (20.95%) JSON
26 92 (19.87%) Python
27 91 (19.65%) Unix
27 91 (19.65%) JSP

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 82 (17.71%) Apache
2 80 (17.28%) WebSphere
3 70 (15.12%) JBoss
4 68 (14.69%) Tomcat
5 61 (13.17%) Confluence
6 53 (11.45%) WebLogic
7 45 (9.72%) Elasticsearch
8 38 (8.21%) nginx
9 24 (5.18%) CMS
10 18 (3.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 16 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
12 14 (3.02%) IIS
12 14 (3.02%) OpenStack
13 13 (2.81%) ATG Dynamo
13 13 (2.81%) GlassFish
14 9 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (1.08%) Commerce Server
16 5 (1.08%) Documentum
17 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.10%) HipChat
3 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.30%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (9.07%) GitHub
3 18 (3.89%) Google Analytics
4 15 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (3.02%) IaaS
6 10 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.16%) PaaS
7 6 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.30%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (1.08%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 4 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.43%) Boomi
10 2 (0.43%) Google Checkout
10 2 (0.43%) Loggly
10 2 (0.43%) Office 365
10 2 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 41 (8.86%) HTTP
2 33 (7.13%) DNS
3 28 (6.05%) SSH
4 26 (5.62%) OpenLDAP
4 26 (5.62%) OpenVPN
5 23 (4.97%) SSL
6 20 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.24%) VPN
8 14 (3.02%) Internet
8 14 (3.02%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (2.81%) IPsec
10 10 (2.16%) Kerberos
11 8 (1.73%) PuTTY
11 8 (1.73%) WinSCP
12 6 (1.30%) FTP
13 3 (0.65%) Intranet
14 2 (0.43%) DVB
14 2 (0.43%) LDAP
14 2 (0.43%) tcpdump
14 2 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (15.98%) Relational Database
2 57 (12.31%) Oracle Database
3 46 (9.94%) NoSQL
4 45 (9.72%) DB2
5 42 (9.07%) MongoDB
6 38 (8.21%) SQL Server
7 36 (7.78%) PostgreSQL
8 34 (7.34%) Hadoop
9 31 (6.70%) MySQL
10 24 (5.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (3.02%) Big Data
12 11 (2.38%) RDBMS
13 10 (2.16%) DB2 UDB
14 9 (1.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
16 6 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
17 5 (1.08%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 325 (70.19%) Maven
2 261 (56.37%) Jenkins
3 200 (43.20%) Git (software)
4 135 (29.16%) Gradle
5 120 (25.92%) JUnit
6 117 (25.27%) Selenium
7 116 (25.05%) Subversion
8 113 (24.41%) JIRA
9 89 (19.22%) Eclipse
10 69 (14.90%) Cucumber
11 56 (12.10%) Hudson
12 52 (11.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 51 (11.02%) Bitbucket
14 48 (10.37%) SoapUI
15 42 (9.07%) SonarQube
16 38 (8.21%) TeamCity
17 37 (7.99%) IntelliJ
18 35 (7.56%) JMeter
18 35 (7.56%) WebDriver
19 28 (6.05%) Mockito
General
1 76 (16.41%) Banking
2 55 (11.88%) Finance
3 19 (4.10%) Retail
4 13 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.30%) Games
5 6 (1.30%) Legal
6 5 (1.08%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.08%) Marketing
7 4 (0.86%) Advertising
7 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 277 (59.83%) Developer
2 194 (41.90%) Java Developer
3 54 (11.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (9.50%) Senior Developer
5 37 (7.99%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (4.97%) Architect
7 22 (4.75%) Software Engineer
8 18 (3.89%) Developer in Test
8 18 (3.89%) DV Cleared Java Developer
9 17 (3.67%) Applications Developer
9 17 (3.67%) Java Engineer
10 16 (3.46%) Scala Developer
11 14 (3.02%) Consultant
12 12 (2.59%) Software Developer
13 11 (2.38%) Analyst
13 11 (2.38%) Java Architect
13 11 (2.38%) Senior DevOps
13 11 (2.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 10 (2.16%) Java Applications Developer
15 9 (1.94%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (37.58%) XML
2 164 (35.42%) Spring
3 144 (31.10%) Web Services
4 126 (27.21%) HTML
5 120 (25.92%) CSS
6 112 (24.19%) SOAP
7 108 (23.33%) J2EE
8 97 (20.95%) JSON
9 91 (19.65%) JSP
10 79 (17.06%) REST
11 76 (16.41%) jQuery
12 68 (14.69%) Hibernate
13 59 (12.74%) JMS
14 57 (12.31%) AngularJS
15 54 (11.66%) HTML5
16 49 (10.58%) Java EE
17 46 (9.94%) Spring MVC
18 42 (9.07%) XSLT
19 41 (8.86%) RESTful
20 39 (8.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.05%) Data Structures
3 20 (4.32%) Algorithms
4 18 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 13 (2.81%) Derivative
6 12 (2.59%) Virtual Team
7 11 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 10 (2.16%) User Experience
9 7 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 7 (1.51%) OTC Derivatives
10 6 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.30%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.08%) Fintech
11 5 (1.08%) RIA
12 4 (0.86%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.86%) Online Banking
13 3 (0.65%) Taxonomies
14 2 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 168 (36.29%) Linux
2 91 (19.65%) Unix
3 52 (11.23%) Windows
4 39 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (5.62%) CentOS
6 17 (3.67%) AIX
7 15 (3.24%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.81%) RancherOS
8 13 (2.81%) VyOS
9 9 (1.94%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.73%) Solaris
11 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (1.30%) Android
13 4 (0.86%) Fedora
14 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.65%) CoreOS
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (63.28%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (35.64%) Scrum
3 146 (31.53%) Continuous Integration
4 132 (28.51%) DevOps
5 122 (26.35%) OO
6 116 (25.05%) TDD
7 90 (19.44%) Configuration Management
8 75 (16.20%) BDD
9 69 (14.90%) Open Source
10 67 (14.47%) MVC
11 62 (13.39%) Automated Testing
12 57 (12.31%) Unit Testing
13 54 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
14 51 (11.02%) E-Commerce
15 47 (10.15%) Microservices
16 46 (9.94%) SOA
17 43 (9.29%) Web Development
18 41 (8.86%) UML
19 39 (8.42%) Software Engineering
19 39 (8.42%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 364 (78.62%) Java
2 178 (38.44%) JavaScript
3 148 (31.97%) SQL
4 92 (19.87%) Python
5 70 (15.12%) Shell Script
6 67 (14.47%) Perl
7 62 (13.39%) Groovy
8 55 (11.88%) Ruby
9 30 (6.48%) C#
10 28 (6.05%) PL/SQL
11 25 (5.40%) Bash Shell
12 23 (4.97%) PowerShell
13 20 (4.32%) C++
13 20 (4.32%) F#
13 20 (4.32%) Scala
14 17 (3.67%) Clojure
14 17 (3.67%) Go
15 16 (3.46%) XPath
16 15 (3.24%) Haskell
17 14 (3.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.05%) DV Cleared
4 21 (4.54%) Degree
5 12 (2.59%) ISEB
6 9 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.30%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.86%) OCPJP
9 2 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.70%) QA
2 25 (5.40%) MiFID
3 23 (4.97%) Dodd-Frank
3 23 (4.97%) EMIR
4 9 (1.94%) SDET
5 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.22%) PA-DSS
7 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (15.55%) Docker
2 27 (5.83%) Postfix
3 26 (5.62%) Squid
3 26 (5.62%) vCloud
4 12 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.51%) vSphere
6 4 (0.86%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.65%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.43%) iptables
8 2 (0.43%) LXC
8 2 (0.43%) NFS
9 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 88 (19.01%) Puppet
2 84 (18.14%) Ansible
3 61 (13.17%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (9.29%) Kibana
5 36 (7.78%) ZABBIX
6 35 (7.56%) logstash
7 32 (6.91%) Kubernetes
8 27 (5.83%) Terraform
9 26 (5.62%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (5.62%) Rancher
10 17 (3.67%) Packer
11 15 (3.24%) Grafana
12 14 (3.02%) Consul
13 13 (2.81%) HAProxy
14 11 (2.38%) Nagios
15 8 (1.73%) Graphite
15 8 (1.73%) Salt
16 7 (1.51%) vRealize
17 6 (1.30%) Fluentd
18 5 (1.08%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 145 (31.32%) Oracle
2 41 (8.86%) IBM
3 38 (8.21%) Red Hat
4 36 (7.78%) Sonatype
5 35 (7.56%) VMware
6 32 (6.91%) Google
6 32 (6.91%) Perforce
7 31 (6.70%) Atlassian
8 29 (6.26%) ATG
9 23 (4.97%) Microsoft
10 22 (4.75%) Splunk
11 20 (4.32%) hybris
12 17 (3.67%) AppDynamics
13 16 (3.46%) HP
13 16 (3.46%) Sitecore
14 13 (2.81%) Vyatta
15 12 (2.59%) Adobe
16 7 (1.51%) Alterian
17 6 (1.30%) New Relic
17 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
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