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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 402 398
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4  
Contract jobs citing Ant 173 255 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.11% 3.06% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 180 145
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -35.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -35.29%  

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 8215 8328 7455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.48% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5625 5734 4920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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 23 June 2017.

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 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 23 June 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 -46 149 £450 - 33
London -39 77 £475 -5.00% 13
South East -15 25 £425 +25.00% 10
South West +17 22 £400 -15.78% 1
Scotland +44 13 £431 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +30 11 £368 -22.63% 6
Glasgow +10 9 £450 +30.43% 5
City of London -6 9 £500 -16.66% 4
East Midlands -7 9 £410 -4.65%
East of England -11 9 £480 +20.00% 3
Reading +20 7 £368 -22.63% 6
Croydon -1 7 £450 +2.85%
Luton - 7 £480 -
Bedfordshire - 7 £480 -
Gloucestershire +10 6 £475 -5.00% 1
South Wales -1 6 £431 -
Wales -2 6 £431 -
Northamptonshire -3 6 £420 -4.54%
West Sussex +17 5 £488 +57.50%
Somerset - 5 £440 -
Worthing - 5 £488 -
Edinburgh +18 4 £375 - 1
Surrey +8 4 £472 -23.02% 3
West Midlands +8 4 £413 -3.98%
Wiltshire +6 4 £350 -13.58%
Bracknell - 4 £450 -
Bristol - 4 £372 -
Shropshire +19 3 £488 -
Swindon +3 3 £375 -7.40%
Newport +1 3 £394 -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 339 (83.70%) Java
2 272 (67.16%) Maven
3 256 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
4 229 (56.54%) Jenkins
5 198 (48.89%) Git (software)
6 155 (38.27%) Linux
7 153 (37.78%) JavaScript
8 151 (37.28%) SQL
8 151 (37.28%) DevOps
9 147 (36.30%) Web Services
10 142 (35.06%) Spring
11 140 (34.57%) Scrum
12 139 (34.32%) XML
13 136 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
14 129 (31.85%) Gradle
15 122 (30.12%) Test Automation
16 120 (29.63%) Oracle
17 111 (27.41%) HTML
18 109 (26.91%) Selenium
19 108 (26.67%) CSS
20 96 (23.70%) OO
21 95 (23.46%) Python
21 95 (23.46%) SOAP
22 93 (22.96%) TDD
22 93 (22.96%) Subversion
23 91 (22.47%) JSON
23 91 (22.47%) Unix
24 86 (21.23%) JUnit
25 85 (20.99%) Eclipse
26 81 (20.00%) J2EE

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 69 (17.04%) Tomcat
2 60 (14.81%) JBoss
3 56 (13.83%) WebSphere
4 54 (13.33%) Apache
5 45 (11.11%) Confluence
5 45 (11.11%) WebLogic
6 28 (6.91%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (5.68%) CMS
8 19 (4.69%) IIS
8 19 (4.69%) nginx
9 17 (4.20%) OpenStack
10 14 (3.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (2.47%) GlassFish
11 10 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (1.98%) ATG Dynamo
13 7 (1.73%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (1.23%) Commerce Server
16 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.25%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (18.77%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (11.11%) GitHub
3 30 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.68%) Google Analytics
5 19 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (3.95%) IaaS
7 15 (3.70%) Amazon S3
8 13 (3.21%) Amazon ELB
9 12 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.73%) PaaS
12 4 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (0.74%) AWS OpsWorks
13 3 (0.74%) Bluemix
13 3 (0.74%) Boomi
13 3 (0.74%) Office 365
13 3 (0.74%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 52 (12.84%) HTTP
2 25 (6.17%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.43%) SSL
4 21 (5.19%) DNS
5 14 (3.46%) PuTTY
5 14 (3.46%) WinSCP
6 13 (3.21%) SSH
7 11 (2.72%) Internet
7 11 (2.72%) OpenLDAP
7 11 (2.72%) OpenVPN
8 8 (1.98%) tcpdump
9 7 (1.73%) Kerberos
10 5 (1.23%) VPN
11 4 (0.99%) Firewall
11 4 (0.99%) LDAP
11 4 (0.99%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.74%) Intranet
12 3 (0.74%) Skype
12 3 (0.74%) VLAN
13 2 (0.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (19.51%) Relational Database
2 57 (14.07%) NoSQL
3 48 (11.85%) Oracle Database
3 48 (11.85%) SQL Server
4 47 (11.60%) MongoDB
5 34 (8.40%) DB2
6 29 (7.16%) MySQL
7 26 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (4.20%) Hadoop
9 17 (4.20%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (3.95%) Big Data
11 15 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (3.70%) RDBMS
12 14 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
13 13 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
14 10 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.48%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 272 (67.16%) Maven
2 229 (56.54%) Jenkins
3 198 (48.89%) Git (software)
4 129 (31.85%) Gradle
5 109 (26.91%) Selenium
6 93 (22.96%) Subversion
7 86 (21.23%) JUnit
8 85 (20.99%) Eclipse
9 76 (18.77%) JIRA
10 69 (17.04%) Cucumber
11 54 (13.33%) Hudson
12 47 (11.60%) Bitbucket
13 43 (10.62%) TeamCity
14 33 (8.15%) IntelliJ
15 30 (7.41%) SoapUI
16 29 (7.16%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (7.16%) Team Foundation Server
17 27 (6.67%) Gatling
18 26 (6.42%) HP UFT
19 25 (6.17%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (15.80%) Banking
2 47 (11.60%) Finance
3 20 (4.94%) Retail
4 11 (2.72%) Games
4 11 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.73%) Legal
7 5 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.99%) Advertising
8 4 (0.99%) Marketing
9 2 (0.49%) Automotive
9 2 (0.49%) Back Office
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (55.06%) Developer
2 146 (36.05%) Java Developer
3 72 (17.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 37 (9.14%) Senior Developer
5 26 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
6 22 (5.43%) Architect
7 18 (4.44%) Java Engineer
7 18 (4.44%) Scala Developer
8 16 (3.95%) Applications Developer
8 16 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (3.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 16 (3.95%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (3.46%) Software Engineer
9 14 (3.46%) Tester
10 12 (2.96%) Consultant
10 12 (2.96%) Developer in Test
11 11 (2.72%) Automation Tester
11 11 (2.72%) Java Applications Developer
11 11 (2.72%) Java Web Developer
11 11 (2.72%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (36.30%) Web Services
2 142 (35.06%) Spring
3 139 (34.32%) XML
4 111 (27.41%) HTML
5 108 (26.67%) CSS
6 95 (23.46%) SOAP
7 91 (22.47%) JSON
8 81 (20.00%) J2EE
9 73 (18.02%) REST
10 72 (17.78%) JSP
11 68 (16.79%) jQuery
12 58 (14.32%) Hibernate
13 55 (13.58%) AngularJS
14 47 (11.60%) Ajax
15 45 (11.11%) HTML5
15 45 (11.11%) Servlets
16 44 (10.86%) .NET
16 44 (10.86%) RESTful
17 40 (9.88%) EJB
18 37 (9.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 19 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.96%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.96%) RIA
6 10 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (2.47%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.47%) Web 2.0
7 9 (2.22%) User Experience
8 7 (1.73%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.73%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.48%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.23%) Derivative
10 5 (1.23%) OTC Derivatives
10 5 (1.23%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Fintech
11 4 (0.99%) STB
12 3 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 155 (38.27%) Linux
2 91 (22.47%) Unix
3 74 (18.27%) Windows
4 45 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.42%) Windows Server
6 23 (5.68%) CentOS
7 18 (4.44%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.22%) Fedora
10 8 (1.98%) Android
11 7 (1.73%) AIX
11 7 (1.73%) Solaris
12 5 (1.23%) Debian
13 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.74%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (63.21%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (37.28%) DevOps
3 140 (34.57%) Scrum
4 136 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (30.12%) Test Automation
6 96 (23.70%) OO
7 93 (22.96%) TDD
8 67 (16.54%) Open Source
9 64 (15.80%) Configuration Management
10 57 (14.07%) Microservices
11 54 (13.33%) BDD
12 50 (12.35%) E-Commerce
13 49 (12.10%) MVC
14 45 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 41 (10.12%) OOA/OOD
16 33 (8.15%) Web Development
17 32 (7.90%) Continuous Deployment
17 32 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (6.91%) SOA
18 28 (6.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (83.70%) Java
2 153 (37.78%) JavaScript
3 151 (37.28%) SQL
4 95 (23.46%) Python
5 63 (15.56%) Ruby
6 60 (14.81%) Perl
7 55 (13.58%) Shell Script
8 50 (12.35%) Groovy
9 40 (9.88%) C#
10 31 (7.65%) Bash Shell
10 31 (7.65%) PowerShell
11 22 (5.43%) Scala
12 19 (4.69%) F#
13 18 (4.44%) Haskell
14 16 (3.95%) PL/SQL
15 14 (3.46%) VBScript
16 11 (2.72%) VB.NET
17 10 (2.47%) C++
18 6 (1.48%) Clojure
18 6 (1.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.15%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.65%) Degree
4 18 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (2.96%) ISEB
5 12 (2.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (2.72%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.98%) Master's Degree
9 7 (1.73%) OCPJP
10 4 (0.99%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.49%) HND
12 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.65%) MiFID
2 28 (6.91%) Dodd-Frank
2 28 (6.91%) EMIR
3 24 (5.93%) QA
4 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (18.02%) Docker
2 25 (6.17%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (3.21%) vSphere
4 12 (2.96%) Postfix
5 11 (2.72%) Squid
5 11 (2.72%) vCloud
6 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (1.23%) iptables
7 2 (0.49%) LXC
7 2 (0.49%) NFS
7 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.25%) HDFS
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 75 (18.52%) Puppet
2 72 (17.78%) Ansible
3 52 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (7.65%) Kibana
5 23 (5.68%) ZABBIX
6 21 (5.19%) logstash
7 18 (4.44%) Grafana
7 18 (4.44%) Kubernetes
8 15 (3.70%) Docker Swarm
8 15 (3.70%) Salt
8 15 (3.70%) Terraform
9 13 (3.21%) vRealize
10 12 (2.96%) Graphite
11 11 (2.72%) Rancher
11 11 (2.72%) Rsyslog
11 11 (2.72%) Sysdig
12 9 (2.22%) HP Fortify
13 8 (1.98%) Fluentd
14 7 (1.73%) Nagios
14 7 (1.73%) Packer
Vendors
1 120 (29.63%) Oracle
2 45 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 36 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.89%) Perforce
4 29 (7.16%) IBM
5 27 (6.67%) Google
6 26 (6.42%) VMware
7 25 (6.17%) ATG
8 24 (5.93%) Splunk
9 23 (5.68%) HP
10 19 (4.69%) hybris
11 18 (4.44%) Sonatype
12 14 (3.46%) Adobe
12 14 (3.46%) Sitecore
13 13 (3.21%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.98%) Rackspace
14 8 (1.98%) webMethods
15 7 (1.73%) CA Agile Central
15 7 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (1.48%) AppDynamics
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