Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 October 2018 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 499 504 407
Rank change year-on-year +5 -97 +55
Contract jobs citing Ant 421 409 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 2.27% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 243 345
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £369 £350 £307
90th Percentile £589 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.87% -51.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £19.42
% change year-on-year - +118.87% -51.46%

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 21,513 18,005 17,292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.87% 18.29% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,726 12,445 11,722
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £620 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 294 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.17 £30.40 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.48 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 15 October 2018.

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 16 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 15 October 2018. 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 -20 367 £493 +3.68% 71
UK excluding London -12 227 £450 +5.88% 52
London -7 183 £513 +2.50% 27
South West +2 53 £450 +5.88% 8
Midlands +9 45 £405 +17.82% 9
South East -47 43 £444 -1.39% 6
West Midlands +20 39 £428 +26.67% 5
North of England +4 32 £400 +9.59% 8
Scotland -35 22 £475 +5.56% 5
Wales -4 19 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -6 17 £425 +22.74% 4
North West -5 14 £388 +6.16% 3
East of England -15 11 £513 +13.89% 13
East Midlands -2 6 £400 +14.29% 4
Northern Ireland - 2 £505 - 1
North East - 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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.

1 329 (78.15%) Java
2 292 (69.36%) Jenkins
3 263 (62.47%) Maven
4 257 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
5 252 (59.86%) Git (software)
6 209 (49.64%) DevOps
7 168 (39.90%) Continuous Integration
8 152 (36.10%) Linux
9 147 (34.92%) JavaScript
10 137 (32.54%) Test Automation
11 130 (30.88%) Selenium
12 127 (30.17%) Spring
12 127 (30.17%) Python
13 118 (28.03%) Puppet
14 117 (27.79%) XML
15 111 (26.37%) Windows
16 108 (25.65%) Groovy
17 105 (24.94%) Web Services
17 105 (24.94%) SOAP
18 104 (24.70%) Configuration Management
18 104 (24.70%) Gradle
19 103 (24.47%) Docker
19 103 (24.47%) SQL
20 102 (24.23%) Tomcat
20 102 (24.23%) Microservices
21 100 (23.75%) Cucumber
22 95 (22.57%) Ruby
23 94 (22.33%) CSS
24 93 (22.09%) JUnit
24 93 (22.09%) TeamCity

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
1 102 (24.23%) Tomcat
2 70 (16.63%) nginx
3 56 (13.30%) Confluence
4 55 (13.06%) JBoss
5 54 (12.83%) Apache
6 46 (10.93%) WebSphere
7 29 (6.89%) Cloud Foundry
8 26 (6.18%) WebLogic
9 22 (5.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 20 (4.75%) IIS
10 20 (4.75%) Jetty
11 19 (4.51%) Mongrel
12 13 (3.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (1.66%) Apache Spark
14 7 (1.66%) Mule
15 6 (1.43%) CMS
15 6 (1.43%) Oracle BPEL
16 5 (1.19%) FileNet
17 4 (0.95%) LiveLink
Applications
1 7 (1.66%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 91 (21.62%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (20.19%) GitHub
3 74 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (11.40%) Google Analytics
5 43 (10.21%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (7.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (7.13%) npm
8 29 (6.89%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (6.18%) Heroku
10 23 (5.46%) IBM Cloud
11 17 (4.04%) Sumo Logic
12 14 (3.33%) BrowserStack
13 12 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (2.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 10 (2.38%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (2.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 8 (1.90%) Amazon S3
16 8 (1.90%) OpenShift
16 8 (1.90%) Rackspace Cloud
16 8 (1.90%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 90 (21.38%) HTTP
2 57 (13.54%) TCP/IP
3 52 (12.35%) SSL
4 13 (3.09%) DNS
5 11 (2.61%) SSH
6 9 (2.14%) OpenLDAP
6 9 (2.14%) OpenVPN
7 8 (1.90%) FTP
8 6 (1.43%) PuTTY
8 6 (1.43%) WinSCP
9 5 (1.19%) Firewall
10 3 (0.71%) VPN
11 2 (0.48%) DSL
11 2 (0.48%) Internet
11 2 (0.48%) NAS
11 2 (0.48%) SAN
11 2 (0.48%) SMS
11 2 (0.48%) SNMP
11 2 (0.48%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (14.96%) NoSQL
2 57 (13.54%) MongoDB
3 28 (6.65%) SQL Server
4 26 (6.18%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.75%) Oracle Database
6 14 (3.33%) DB2
7 13 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (2.61%) Big Data
8 11 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (2.14%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.19%) HBase
12 5 (1.19%) MySQL
13 4 (0.95%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 292 (69.36%) Jenkins
2 263 (62.47%) Maven
3 252 (59.86%) Git (software)
4 130 (30.88%) Selenium
5 104 (24.70%) Gradle
6 100 (23.75%) Cucumber
7 93 (22.09%) JUnit
7 93 (22.09%) TeamCity
8 85 (20.19%) Subversion
9 79 (18.76%) Eclipse
10 77 (18.29%) JIRA
11 57 (13.54%) IntelliJ
12 56 (13.30%) Sonatype Nexus
13 51 (12.11%) Gatling
14 47 (11.16%) Bitbucket
14 47 (11.16%) SonarQube
15 46 (10.93%) Artifactory
16 42 (9.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 39 (9.26%) Grunt
17 39 (9.26%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 91 (21.62%) Banking
2 75 (17.81%) Finance
3 17 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.14%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Retail
6 6 (1.43%) Back Office
7 5 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.19%) Legal
8 4 (0.95%) Front Office
8 4 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.71%) Games
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Law
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 203 (48.22%) Developer
2 118 (28.03%) Java Developer
3 107 (25.42%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (7.13%) Tester
5 29 (6.89%) Automation Tester
6 26 (6.18%) Scala Developer
7 25 (5.94%) Architect
7 25 (5.94%) Senior DevOps
7 25 (5.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 23 (5.46%) Build Engineer
8 23 (5.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
9 18 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 16 (3.80%) Senior Developer
11 15 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
11 15 (3.56%) Azure Engineer
11 15 (3.56%) Software Engineer
12 14 (3.33%) Azure DevOps
12 14 (3.33%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.09%) AWS DevOps
13 13 (3.09%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (30.17%) Spring
2 117 (27.79%) XML
3 105 (24.94%) SOAP
3 105 (24.94%) Web Services
4 94 (22.33%) CSS
5 88 (20.90%) Node.js
6 85 (20.19%) REST
7 84 (19.95%) HTML
8 79 (18.76%) AngularJS
9 78 (18.53%) Hibernate
10 73 (17.34%) jQuery
11 71 (16.86%) Servlets
12 69 (16.39%) JSON
13 66 (15.68%) J2EE
14 63 (14.96%) HTML5
15 51 (12.11%) Gherkin
16 45 (10.69%) RESTful
17 41 (9.74%) .NET
18 39 (9.26%) JMS
19 30 (7.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.18%) iPad
1 26 (6.18%) User Experience
2 24 (5.70%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.33%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.14%) Thin Client
7 8 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.43%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.43%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.95%) Clustering
11 4 (0.95%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.95%) Derivative
11 4 (0.95%) NHS
11 4 (0.95%) Replication
12 3 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 152 (36.10%) Linux
2 111 (26.37%) Windows
3 67 (15.91%) Ubuntu
4 64 (15.20%) Unix
5 27 (6.41%) CentOS
6 24 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (5.70%) Windows Server
7 19 (4.51%) Debian
8 18 (4.28%) Android
8 18 (4.28%) Fedora
9 13 (3.09%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.38%) AIX
10 10 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.66%) Solaris
12 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.24%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (61.05%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (49.64%) DevOps
3 168 (39.90%) Continuous Integration
4 137 (32.54%) Test Automation
5 104 (24.70%) Configuration Management
6 102 (24.23%) Microservices
7 90 (21.38%) Scrum
8 79 (18.76%) TDD
9 72 (17.10%) BDD
10 67 (15.91%) Open Source
11 61 (14.49%) Analytics
12 53 (12.59%) Unit Testing
13 51 (12.11%) Continuous Delivery
14 48 (11.40%) SOA
15 39 (9.26%) E-Commerce
16 35 (8.31%) OO
17 29 (6.89%) Problem-Solving
18 28 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
19 26 (6.18%) Migration
20 25 (5.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 329 (78.15%) Java
2 147 (34.92%) JavaScript
3 127 (30.17%) Python
4 108 (25.65%) Groovy
5 103 (24.47%) SQL
6 95 (22.57%) Ruby
7 79 (18.76%) Perl
8 69 (16.39%) C#
9 57 (13.54%) Bash Shell
10 51 (12.11%) Haskell
11 44 (10.45%) Scala
12 30 (7.13%) PowerShell
13 25 (5.94%) Shell Script
14 19 (4.51%) Go
14 19 (4.51%) Java 8
14 19 (4.51%) PL/SQL
15 17 (4.04%) C++
16 11 (2.61%) F#
17 8 (1.90%) XPath
18 7 (1.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.94%) Degree
4 21 (4.99%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.66%) ISEB
5 7 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (0.71%) DBS Check
7 3 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.24%) MBA
9 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.51%) QA
2 6 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.95%) PMO
4 2 (0.48%) HL7
4 2 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 103 (24.47%) Docker
2 31 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.75%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.51%) VirtualBox
5 13 (3.09%) Postfix
6 12 (2.85%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.14%) Squid
7 9 (2.14%) vCloud
8 7 (1.66%) Xen
9 6 (1.43%) Active Directory
9 6 (1.43%) KVM
9 6 (1.43%) vSphere
10 5 (1.19%) HDFS
11 3 (0.71%) NFS
12 2 (0.48%) iptables
12 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 118 (28.03%) Puppet
2 79 (18.76%) Ansible
3 75 (17.81%) Kibana
4 57 (13.54%) Kubernetes
5 53 (12.59%) Opscode Chef
6 49 (11.64%) Grafana
6 49 (11.64%) Terraform
7 28 (6.65%) Packer
8 26 (6.18%) Consul
8 26 (6.18%) logstash
8 26 (6.18%) Mesos
9 20 (4.75%) Salt
10 18 (4.28%) Graylog
10 18 (4.28%) Nagios
11 9 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
11 9 (2.14%) Rancher
11 9 (2.14%) ZABBIX
12 8 (1.90%) HP ALM
12 8 (1.90%) Rsyslog
12 8 (1.90%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 80 (19.00%) Google
2 68 (16.15%) Oracle
3 46 (10.93%) VMware
4 42 (9.98%) Adobe
5 40 (9.50%) IBM
6 33 (7.84%) Microsoft
7 31 (7.36%) Red Hat
8 27 (6.41%) webMethods
9 24 (5.70%) Splunk
10 20 (4.75%) Perforce
11 19 (4.51%) AppDynamics
11 19 (4.51%) New Relic
12 16 (3.80%) MuleSoft
13 15 (3.56%) Sitecore
14 14 (3.33%) HP
15 11 (2.61%) SAP
15 11 (2.61%) Software AG
16 10 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
17 9 (2.14%) Citrix
17 9 (2.14%) MKS