Period
to 21 February 2020

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 21 February 2020 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
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 598 578 485
Rank change year-on-year -20 -93 -52
Contract jobs citing Ant 134 320 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.44%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.14% 1.52% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 192 267
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £348 £341 £352
90th Percentile £578 £630 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
UK median hourly rate - £44.92 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.66% +51.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.75

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 11,736 21,084 18,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.15% 21.27% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 14,424 13,176
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 284 239
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.16% -4.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £18.21 £30.15 £29.00
90th Percentile £62.63 £54.63 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% -2.22% +9.76%

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 21 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 0 117 £475 -5.00% 24
London +60 68 £500 - 15
UK excluding London +8 62 £425 -5.56% 15
South East +52 20 £475 +35.71% 4
Midlands +39 9 £501 -19.15% 2
South West +10 8 £425 -5.56%
North of England +59 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Wales +24 6 £488 +14.71% 1
West Midlands +22 6 £501 -19.15% 1
Scotland +18 6 - - 5
Yorkshire +46 5 £438 +2.94%
East of England +26 5 £350 -26.32% 1
East Midlands +41 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland +15 2 - -
North West +34 1 £450 +20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 111 (82.84%) Java
2 81 (60.45%) Maven
3 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
4 66 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (45.52%) Linux
6 60 (44.78%) Git (software)
7 55 (41.04%) Spring
8 53 (39.55%) JUnit
9 51 (38.06%) SQL
10 48 (35.82%) Oracle
10 48 (35.82%) XML
11 47 (35.07%) JavaScript
12 45 (33.58%) WebLogic
12 45 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (32.84%) DevOps
13 44 (32.84%) Docker
14 43 (32.09%) Eclipse
15 41 (30.60%) Python
16 39 (29.10%) Selenium
17 37 (27.61%) GitHub
18 35 (26.12%) Microservices
19 34 (25.37%) AWS
20 33 (24.63%) HTML
20 33 (24.63%) Tomcat
20 33 (24.63%) Gradle
21 32 (23.88%) Open Source
22 31 (23.13%) CSS
22 31 (23.13%) SOAP
22 31 (23.13%) JSON
23 29 (21.64%) Test Automation

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 45 (33.58%) WebLogic
2 33 (24.63%) Tomcat
3 19 (14.18%) WebSphere
4 13 (9.70%) JBoss
5 11 (8.21%) nginx
6 7 (5.22%) Apache
6 7 (5.22%) Confluence
7 6 (4.48%) IIS
7 6 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.49%) CMS
8 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.49%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.49%) JCAPS
8 2 (1.49%) SAS
8 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.75%) Jetty
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Oracle AML
2 2 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 37 (27.61%) GitHub
2 34 (25.37%) AWS
3 14 (10.45%) Azure
4 10 (7.46%) Amazon EKS
4 10 (7.46%) Google Analytics
4 10 (7.46%) OpenShift
4 10 (7.46%) Serverless
5 9 (6.72%) AWS Lambda
6 7 (5.22%) npm
7 3 (2.24%) Force.com
7 3 (2.24%) GCP
8 2 (1.49%) SaaS
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.75%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.75%) IaaS
9 1 (0.75%) NuGet
9 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.15%) HTTP
2 15 (11.19%) SSL
3 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.48%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.48%) HTTPS
4 6 (4.48%) IPv4
4 6 (4.48%) IPv6
4 6 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.99%) SSH
6 3 (2.24%) PuTTY
6 3 (2.24%) WinSCP
7 2 (1.49%) FTP
7 2 (1.49%) Network Security
8 1 (0.75%) DNS
8 1 (0.75%) Extranet
8 1 (0.75%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 20 (14.93%) Oracle Database
3 18 (13.43%) MySQL
4 15 (11.19%) NoSQL
5 13 (9.70%) MongoDB
6 12 (8.96%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (8.21%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (8.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (7.46%) DB2
8 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (4.48%) Infinispan
9 6 (4.48%) Relational Database
10 5 (3.73%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (2.99%) DB2 UDB
11 4 (2.99%) Redis
11 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (2.24%) Big Data
12 3 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 81 (60.45%) Maven
2 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
3 60 (44.78%) Git (software)
4 53 (39.55%) JUnit
5 43 (32.09%) Eclipse
6 39 (29.10%) Selenium
7 33 (24.63%) Gradle
8 27 (20.15%) Subversion
9 22 (16.42%) JIRA
10 17 (12.69%) Toad
11 16 (11.94%) IntelliJ
12 14 (10.45%) JMeter
13 13 (9.70%) Artifactory
13 13 (9.70%) git-flow
13 13 (9.70%) Mockito
14 11 (8.21%) Cucumber
14 11 (8.21%) Gatling
15 10 (7.46%) Grunt
15 10 (7.46%) Karma Test Runner
15 10 (7.46%) Sublime Text
General
1 15 (11.19%) Public Sector
2 14 (10.45%) Finance
3 13 (9.70%) Banking
4 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.49%) Back Office
6 2 (1.49%) Billing
6 2 (1.49%) Games
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (59.70%) Developer
2 52 (38.81%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (6.72%) Analyst
4 9 (6.72%) Lead DevOps
5 8 (5.97%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Scala Developer
7 6 (4.48%) Database Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Database Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Digital Developer
8 5 (3.73%) React Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (2.99%) AWS Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Java Engineer
9 4 (2.99%) Senior Developer
9 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.24%) Automation Tester
10 3 (2.24%) Java Mobile Developer
10 3 (2.24%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (41.04%) Spring
2 48 (35.82%) XML
3 33 (24.63%) HTML
4 31 (23.13%) CSS
4 31 (23.13%) JSON
4 31 (23.13%) SOAP
5 29 (21.64%) REST
6 25 (18.66%) JDBC
7 24 (17.91%) J2EE
7 24 (17.91%) Web Services
8 23 (17.16%) RESTful
9 22 (16.42%) HTML5
10 19 (14.18%) Hibernate
11 18 (13.43%) Node.js
12 17 (12.69%) JSP
12 17 (12.69%) Struts
13 16 (11.94%) AngularJS
14 15 (11.19%) jQuery
14 15 (11.19%) Spring Boot
15 14 (10.45%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Enterprise Software
2 13 (9.70%) Mobile App
3 9 (6.72%) Mobile Payment
4 8 (5.97%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.22%) User Experience
6 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.99%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.49%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.49%) PKI
8 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) DataPower
9 1 (0.75%) Derivative
9 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 61 (45.52%) Linux
2 27 (20.15%) Unix
3 24 (17.91%) Windows
4 21 (15.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.21%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.73%) Android
6 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.24%) Windows Server
7 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) AIX
8 1 (0.75%) CentOS
8 1 (0.75%) Debian
8 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.58%) Continuous Integration
3 44 (32.84%) DevOps
4 35 (26.12%) Microservices
5 32 (23.88%) Open Source
6 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
7 19 (14.18%) MVC
8 16 (11.94%) SDLC
8 16 (11.94%) Web Development
9 14 (10.45%) Scrum
10 13 (9.70%) API Development
10 13 (9.70%) Configuration Management
11 12 (8.96%) Analytics
11 12 (8.96%) Test Strategy
11 12 (8.96%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.21%) Multithreaded Programming
12 11 (8.21%) Multithreading
12 11 (8.21%) Thought Leadership
13 10 (7.46%) Computer Science
13 10 (7.46%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 111 (82.84%) Java
2 51 (38.06%) SQL
3 47 (35.07%) JavaScript
4 41 (30.60%) Python
5 19 (14.18%) PL/SQL
6 18 (13.43%) Perl
7 16 (11.94%) Java 8
8 14 (10.45%) Groovy
8 14 (10.45%) Ruby
9 13 (9.70%) C#
9 13 (9.70%) Kotlin
10 10 (7.46%) Haskell
10 10 (7.46%) Scala
11 9 (6.72%) Bash Shell
11 9 (6.72%) Shell Script
12 7 (5.22%) PowerShell
13 5 (3.73%) C
14 4 (2.99%) BeanShell
14 4 (2.99%) Korn
14 4 (2.99%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.21%) Degree
4 10 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (5.22%) OCPJP
6 4 (2.99%) ISEB
7 3 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.24%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.75%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) OCP
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) MiFID
System Software
1 44 (32.84%) Docker
2 5 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.99%) RACF
4 3 (2.24%) vSphere
5 1 (0.75%) iptables
5 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (17.91%) Kubernetes
2 22 (16.42%) Puppet
3 12 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (8.21%) Grafana
5 10 (7.46%) Ansible
5 10 (7.46%) Kibana
6 4 (2.99%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (2.99%) Terraform
7 3 (2.24%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.75%) Istio
8 1 (0.75%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (35.82%) Oracle
2 23 (17.16%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.67%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.96%) Google
5 7 (5.22%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.22%) IBM
5 7 (5.22%) webMethods
6 6 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.99%) Adobe
7 4 (2.99%) HP
8 3 (2.24%) Software AG
8 3 (2.24%) Sun
8 3 (2.24%) VMware
9 2 (1.49%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.49%) Sybase
10 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.75%) Perforce
10 1 (0.75%) Remedy
10 1 (0.75%) SAP
10 1 (0.75%) Splunk