Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 399 456
Rank change year-on-year -71 +57 -31
Contract jobs citing Ant 479 610 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.58% 0.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.48% 3.50% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 324 319
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% -1.11%
10th Percentile £354 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £605 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £398
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.29% -23.90% -20.00%
10th Percentile £39.12 £14.16 £30.80
90th Percentile £46.98 £43.73 £43.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £11.34 £38.00
% change year-on-year +285.97% -70.17% -20.00%

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 19285 17412 16125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13430 11718 10733
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 252 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 -91 426 £480 +6.67% 43
UK excluding London +12 260 £450 +7.14% 21
London -117 201 £513 +4.59% 26
South East +30 116 £560 +40.00% 6
South West +14 39 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland +10 28 £463 +50.41% 3
East of England -40 27 £450 -5.26% 1
Midlands -18 22 £350 -21.35%
North of England +66 21 £393 -5.71% 6
West Midlands +13 17 £359 -20.28%
North West +10 11 £400 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire +24 10 £393 +16.30% 4
Wales +25 8 £450 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -30 5 £350 -17.65%
Northern Ireland -43 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 404 (84.34%) Java
2 324 (67.64%) Maven
3 291 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
4 281 (58.66%) Jenkins
5 183 (38.20%) JavaScript
6 171 (35.70%) Git (software)
7 168 (35.07%) JUnit
8 164 (34.24%) Linux
9 152 (31.73%) DevOps
10 151 (31.52%) SQL
11 148 (30.90%) Web Services
12 146 (30.48%) Spring
13 142 (29.65%) Oracle
14 140 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
15 135 (28.18%) Ansible
16 133 (27.77%) Puppet
17 129 (26.93%) Subversion
18 128 (26.72%) Test Automation
19 121 (25.26%) JIRA
19 121 (25.26%) Gradle
20 116 (24.22%) REST
21 114 (23.80%) Python
22 113 (23.59%) TDD
22 113 (23.59%) Selenium
23 108 (22.55%) Eclipse
24 107 (22.34%) HTML
24 107 (22.34%) Configuration Management
24 107 (22.34%) AngularJS
25 103 (21.50%) Scrum
26 102 (21.29%) XML

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 72 (15.03%) Confluence
2 70 (14.61%) Tomcat
3 68 (14.20%) JBoss
4 43 (8.98%) Apache
5 40 (8.35%) WebSphere
6 39 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
7 37 (7.72%) WebLogic
8 30 (6.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (3.97%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (3.34%) IIS
11 14 (2.92%) nginx
11 14 (2.92%) OpenStack
12 11 (2.30%) SharePoint
13 9 (1.88%) FileNet
14 8 (1.67%) CMS
15 7 (1.46%) Apache Solr
16 6 (1.25%) Apache Pig
17 5 (1.04%) Mule
18 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
18 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) HipChat
2 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.13%) Oracle BPM
1 15 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.25%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.84%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 88 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.60%) GitHub
3 38 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (3.97%) Amazon S3
4 19 (3.97%) OpenShift
5 17 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 16 (3.34%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (3.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 12 (2.51%) Google Analytics
7 12 (2.51%) npm
7 12 (2.51%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 12 (2.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (2.30%) Bluemix
8 11 (2.30%) Force.com
8 11 (2.30%) IBM Cloud
9 7 (1.46%) Trello
10 6 (1.25%) PaaS
11 5 (1.04%) Google Checkout
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.93%) HTTP
2 21 (4.38%) DNS
3 20 (4.18%) PuTTY
3 20 (4.18%) WinSCP
4 17 (3.55%) OpenLDAP
4 17 (3.55%) OpenVPN
4 17 (3.55%) SSH
5 14 (2.92%) Internet
6 13 (2.71%) FTP
6 13 (2.71%) SMS
6 13 (2.71%) SSL
7 12 (2.51%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.88%) Firewall
9 3 (0.63%) AMQP
9 3 (0.63%) LDAP
10 1 (0.21%) Network Security
10 1 (0.21%) Skype
10 1 (0.21%) VPN
10 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (12.32%) Relational Database
2 52 (10.86%) SQL Server
3 34 (7.10%) NoSQL
4 33 (6.89%) Oracle Database
5 31 (6.47%) MongoDB
6 30 (6.26%) RDBMS
7 27 (5.64%) Big Data
7 27 (5.64%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (4.80%) DB2
9 22 (4.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (4.38%) Hadoop
11 17 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
11 17 (3.55%) MySQL
11 17 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 17 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (3.34%) SQL Server 2016
13 10 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.88%) Endeca
15 8 (1.67%) Impala
15 8 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 324 (67.64%) Maven
2 281 (58.66%) Jenkins
3 171 (35.70%) Git (software)
4 168 (35.07%) JUnit
5 129 (26.93%) Subversion
6 121 (25.26%) Gradle
6 121 (25.26%) JIRA
7 113 (23.59%) Selenium
8 108 (22.55%) Eclipse
9 94 (19.62%) SoapUI
10 71 (14.82%) TeamCity
11 64 (13.36%) Cucumber
12 59 (12.32%) Bitbucket
13 58 (12.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 57 (11.90%) Mockito
15 44 (9.19%) MSBuild
16 42 (8.77%) Hudson
17 41 (8.56%) SonarQube
18 39 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
19 34 (7.10%) HP UFT
General
1 88 (18.37%) Finance
2 71 (14.82%) Banking
3 38 (7.93%) Retail
4 17 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.13%) Marketing
6 13 (2.71%) Back Office
7 11 (2.30%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.67%) Publishing
10 7 (1.46%) Electronics
11 5 (1.04%) Automotive
11 5 (1.04%) Games
11 5 (1.04%) Legal
12 3 (0.63%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 265 (55.32%) Developer
2 180 (37.58%) Java Developer
3 73 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (7.93%) Senior Developer
5 22 (4.59%) Java Team Leader
5 22 (4.59%) Senior Java Developer
5 22 (4.59%) Team Leader
6 19 (3.97%) J2EE Developer
6 19 (3.97%) Test Engineer
7 18 (3.76%) Agile Developer
7 18 (3.76%) Architect
7 18 (3.76%) Java Engineer
8 17 (3.55%) Automation Developer
8 17 (3.55%) Lead Developer
8 17 (3.55%) Software Engineer
9 15 (3.13%) Consultant
9 15 (3.13%) Test Automation Engineer
10 14 (2.92%) Analyst
11 13 (2.71%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 13 (2.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (30.90%) Web Services
2 146 (30.48%) Spring
3 116 (24.22%) REST
4 107 (22.34%) AngularJS
4 107 (22.34%) HTML
5 102 (21.29%) XML
6 96 (20.04%) SOAP
7 95 (19.83%) jQuery
8 87 (18.16%) CSS
9 79 (16.49%) Hibernate
10 63 (13.15%) J2EE
11 62 (12.94%) Spring MVC
12 55 (11.48%) Node.js
13 53 (11.06%) .NET
14 52 (10.86%) Ajax
15 51 (10.65%) JSP
16 50 (10.44%) HTML5
17 49 (10.23%) Java EE
18 48 (10.02%) JMS
19 45 (9.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.68%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.38%) Client/Server
3 19 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
4 16 (3.34%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 14 (2.92%) RIA
7 8 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.67%) User Experience
8 6 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.25%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.25%) STB
9 5 (1.04%) Clustering
9 5 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.04%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.84%) Derivative
10 4 (0.84%) iPad
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 164 (34.24%) Linux
2 69 (14.41%) Windows
3 55 (11.48%) Unix
4 30 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 28 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.76%) CentOS
6 18 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.71%) Android
7 13 (2.71%) Ubuntu
8 8 (1.67%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.63%) Debian
9 3 (0.63%) Solaris
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.42%) VMS
11 1 (0.21%) Fedora
11 1 (0.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (60.75%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (31.73%) DevOps
3 140 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
4 128 (26.72%) Test Automation
5 113 (23.59%) TDD
6 107 (22.34%) Configuration Management
7 103 (21.50%) Scrum
8 74 (15.45%) BDD
9 68 (14.20%) MVC
10 57 (11.90%) Unit Testing
11 55 (11.48%) Open Source
12 52 (10.86%) OO
13 49 (10.23%) SOA
14 48 (10.02%) E-Commerce
15 45 (9.39%) Microservices
16 44 (9.19%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (8.14%) Waterfall
18 35 (7.31%) SDLC
19 31 (6.47%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 404 (84.34%) Java
2 183 (38.20%) JavaScript
3 151 (31.52%) SQL
4 114 (23.80%) Python
5 60 (12.53%) C#
6 52 (10.86%) Perl
7 45 (9.39%) Ruby
8 41 (8.56%) Groovy
9 38 (7.93%) PowerShell
10 36 (7.52%) Shell Script
11 33 (6.89%) PL/SQL
11 33 (6.89%) XPath
12 32 (6.68%) Bash Shell
13 24 (5.01%) T-SQL
14 17 (3.55%) F#
15 16 (3.34%) Apex Code
15 16 (3.34%) Jython
16 15 (3.13%) C++
16 15 (3.13%) Scala
17 12 (2.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.76%) Degree
4 10 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (2.09%) ISEB
4 10 (2.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (1.46%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.63%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.42%) CFA
9 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.56%) QA
2 7 (1.46%) MiFID
3 5 (1.04%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.04%) EMIR
4 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) GCP
System Software
1 75 (15.66%) Docker
2 20 (4.18%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (3.55%) Postfix
3 17 (3.55%) Squid
3 17 (3.55%) vCloud
4 15 (3.13%) vSphere
5 13 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.25%) Active Directory
7 4 (0.84%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.21%) Xen
Systems Management
1 135 (28.18%) Ansible
2 133 (27.77%) Puppet
3 81 (16.91%) Opscode Chef
4 29 (6.05%) Terraform
5 26 (5.43%) Kubernetes
6 24 (5.01%) Kibana
7 23 (4.80%) Salt
8 22 (4.59%) logstash
9 21 (4.38%) ZABBIX
10 17 (3.55%) Docker Swarm
10 17 (3.55%) Rancher
11 16 (3.34%) Rsyslog
11 16 (3.34%) Sysdig
12 7 (1.46%) Grafana
13 6 (1.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 5 (1.04%) Fluentd
15 4 (0.84%) CA Service Virtualization
15 4 (0.84%) Graphite
15 4 (0.84%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.84%) StatsD
Vendors
1 142 (29.65%) Oracle
2 54 (11.27%) VMware
3 36 (7.52%) Red Hat
4 34 (7.10%) IBM
5 33 (6.89%) Microsoft
6 30 (6.26%) HP
7 27 (5.64%) hybris
8 26 (5.43%) Perforce
9 22 (4.59%) SAP
10 18 (3.76%) Atlassian
11 17 (3.55%) Google
11 17 (3.55%) Sonatype
11 17 (3.55%) webMethods
12 16 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
13 14 (2.92%) Software AG
14 13 (2.71%) CA
14 13 (2.71%) CA Agile Central
14 13 (2.71%) MuleSoft
14 13 (2.71%) Sybase
15 12 (2.51%) Splunk