Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 456 454
Rank change year-on-year -76 -2 -51
Contract jobs citing Ant 359 415 524
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 2.63% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 245 369
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +4.65% -1.71%
10th Percentile £338 £321 £305
90th Percentile £588 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -35.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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 19,590 15,752 15,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.68% 17.34% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,415 10,711 10,703
UK median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 319 310
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £23.70 £27.88
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.27
% change year-on-year - +0.54% +12.72%

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 18 June 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 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 18 June 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 -82 312 £475 +5.56% 70
UK excluding London -43 215 £425 +1.19% 51
London -77 133 £510 +13.33% 30
South East +6 75 £400 -11.11% 15
South West +3 51 £450 +12.50% 4
Scotland -40 27 £475 +18.75% 4
North of England -7 20 £413 -5.71% 10
Midlands -14 19 £400 - 3
East of England -10 14 £500 +5.26% 8
West Midlands -17 14 £350 -1.75% 1
North West -18 14 £388 -13.89% 6
Wales -21 9 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands -8 5 £400 -2.44% 2
Yorkshire -17 5 £425 -5.56% 4
North East +2 1 £450 +16.88%

For the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1 252 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (69.92%) Java
3 213 (59.33%) Jenkins
4 198 (55.15%) Maven
5 177 (49.30%) DevOps
6 171 (47.63%) Git (software)
7 125 (34.82%) Scrum
8 120 (33.43%) Web Services
8 120 (33.43%) Spring
9 117 (32.59%) Oracle
10 115 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
11 112 (31.20%) JavaScript
12 109 (30.36%) Linux
13 108 (30.08%) Selenium
14 106 (29.53%) Test Automation
15 98 (27.30%) Python
16 97 (27.02%) XML
17 91 (25.35%) JIRA
18 89 (24.79%) Eclipse
19 88 (24.51%) TDD
20 85 (23.68%) SOAP
20 85 (23.68%) HTML
21 84 (23.40%) CSS
22 83 (23.12%) SQL
22 83 (23.12%) Puppet
23 80 (22.28%) Configuration Management
24 77 (21.45%) BDD
25 76 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
26 74 (20.61%) Subversion
26 74 (20.61%) Gradle

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 66 (18.38%) Confluence
2 51 (14.21%) Tomcat
3 47 (13.09%) JBoss
4 44 (12.26%) WebSphere
5 29 (8.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (7.80%) Apache
7 26 (7.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (5.85%) nginx
8 21 (5.85%) WebLogic
9 14 (3.90%) Jetty
10 9 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (2.51%) Mule
10 9 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.67%) IIS
11 6 (1.67%) Mongrel
11 6 (1.67%) Oracle BPEL
12 5 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 5 (1.39%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.39%) CMS
12 5 (1.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.67%) Magento
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 76 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (15.60%) GitHub
4 45 (12.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (10.58%) npm
6 28 (7.80%) Heroku
7 24 (6.69%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (6.13%) Bluemix
8 22 (6.13%) IBM Cloud
9 13 (3.62%) Google Analytics
10 12 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (2.79%) Serverless
12 8 (2.23%) AWS Lambda
13 7 (1.95%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.95%) Force.com
13 7 (1.95%) Google App Engine
14 6 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (1.67%) Rackspace Cloud
14 6 (1.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (1.67%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.31%) HTTP
2 29 (8.08%) PuTTY
2 29 (8.08%) WinSCP
3 24 (6.69%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.85%) SSL
5 11 (3.06%) SSH
6 8 (2.23%) DNS
6 8 (2.23%) Internet
7 7 (1.95%) Firewall
8 5 (1.39%) VPN
9 4 (1.11%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (1.11%) OpenVPN
9 4 (1.11%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.84%) DSL
10 3 (0.84%) SMS
11 2 (0.56%) Broadband
11 2 (0.56%) Skype
11 2 (0.56%) SMTP
11 2 (0.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.26%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.42%) Oracle Database
3 39 (10.86%) Relational Database
4 35 (9.75%) DB2
5 34 (9.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 31 (8.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 31 (8.64%) SQL Server 2016
7 28 (7.80%) MongoDB
7 28 (7.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 27 (7.52%) NoSQL
9 15 (4.18%) RDBMS
10 14 (3.90%) MySQL
11 12 (3.34%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (2.23%) Big Data
13 7 (1.95%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
15 5 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (1.39%) Geospatial Data
15 5 (1.39%) GIS
15 5 (1.39%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 213 (59.33%) Jenkins
2 198 (55.15%) Maven
3 171 (47.63%) Git (software)
4 108 (30.08%) Selenium
5 91 (25.35%) JIRA
6 89 (24.79%) Eclipse
7 74 (20.61%) Gradle
7 74 (20.61%) Subversion
8 69 (19.22%) TeamCity
9 65 (18.11%) JUnit
10 54 (15.04%) SoapUI
11 46 (12.81%) Sonatype Nexus
12 44 (12.26%) SonarQube
13 40 (11.14%) TestNG
14 39 (10.86%) Cucumber
14 39 (10.86%) SpecFlow
15 35 (9.75%) HP UFT
16 33 (9.19%) Artifactory
16 33 (9.19%) Oracle APEX
17 30 (8.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 69 (19.22%) Banking
2 38 (10.58%) Finance
3 13 (3.62%) Investment Banking
3 13 (3.62%) Retail
4 7 (1.95%) Back Office
5 6 (1.67%) Legal
6 5 (1.39%) Marketing
6 5 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.84%) Publishing
9 2 (0.56%) Wholesale Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 169 (47.08%) Developer
2 88 (24.51%) Java Developer
3 82 (22.84%) DevOps Engineer
4 30 (8.36%) Senior DevOps
4 30 (8.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 29 (8.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 24 (6.69%) Senior Developer
7 20 (5.57%) Java Engineer
8 17 (4.74%) Scala Developer
9 16 (4.46%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.18%) Automation Tester
10 15 (4.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 15 (4.18%) Software Engineer
10 15 (4.18%) Tester
11 13 (3.62%) Analyst
12 12 (3.34%) Test Engineer
13 11 (3.06%) Consultant
14 10 (2.79%) Architect
14 10 (2.79%) Investment Banking Java Developer
14 10 (2.79%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (33.43%) Spring
1 120 (33.43%) Web Services
2 97 (27.02%) XML
3 85 (23.68%) HTML
3 85 (23.68%) SOAP
4 84 (23.40%) CSS
5 68 (18.94%) REST
6 64 (17.83%) Hibernate
7 63 (17.55%) Node.js
8 62 (17.27%) HTML5
9 60 (16.71%) J2EE
10 59 (16.43%) JSON
11 55 (15.32%) JMS
12 46 (12.81%) AngularJS
13 45 (12.53%) jQuery
14 44 (12.26%) .NET
14 44 (12.26%) CSS3
14 44 (12.26%) RESTful
15 41 (11.42%) JSP
16 33 (9.19%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.19%) iPad
2 25 (6.96%) User Experience
3 19 (5.29%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.62%) Virtual Team
6 12 (3.34%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.95%) Derivative
7 7 (1.95%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.67%) Mobile Banking
9 5 (1.39%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 109 (30.36%) Linux
2 70 (19.50%) Windows
3 67 (18.66%) Unix
4 48 (13.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (11.14%) Windows Server
6 24 (6.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.13%) Ubuntu
8 12 (3.34%) CentOS
9 11 (3.06%) Android
10 9 (2.51%) Debian
10 9 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.67%) AIX
11 6 (1.67%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.39%) Fedora
13 4 (1.11%) Solaris
14 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.56%) HPUX
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (70.19%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (49.30%) DevOps
3 125 (34.82%) Scrum
4 115 (32.03%) Continuous Integration
5 106 (29.53%) Test Automation
6 88 (24.51%) TDD
7 80 (22.28%) Configuration Management
8 77 (21.45%) BDD
9 65 (18.11%) Microservices
10 53 (14.76%) E-Commerce
11 45 (12.53%) Open Source
12 39 (10.86%) OO
13 38 (10.58%) SOA
14 35 (9.75%) Unit Testing
15 33 (9.19%) Continuous Delivery
15 33 (9.19%) Kanban
16 32 (8.91%) API Testing
16 32 (8.91%) Software Engineering
17 31 (8.64%) MVC
18 28 (7.80%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 251 (69.92%) Java
2 112 (31.20%) JavaScript
3 98 (27.30%) Python
4 83 (23.12%) SQL
5 69 (19.22%) Groovy
6 67 (18.66%) Ruby
7 52 (14.48%) Bash Shell
8 42 (11.70%) Perl
9 36 (10.03%) C#
10 32 (8.91%) F#
11 30 (8.36%) PL/SQL
12 28 (7.80%) PowerShell
13 26 (7.24%) Scala
14 21 (5.85%) Shell Script
15 18 (5.01%) Haskell
15 18 (5.01%) Java 8
16 11 (3.06%) Apex Code
16 11 (3.06%) C++
17 9 (2.51%) C
18 7 (1.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (6.69%) ISEB
4 24 (6.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (3.34%) Degree
6 10 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.28%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.47%) GCP
2 10 (2.79%) QA
3 8 (2.23%) Dodd-Frank
3 8 (2.23%) EMIR
3 8 (2.23%) MiFID
4 3 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (17.83%) Docker
2 26 (7.24%) vSphere
3 19 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.79%) VirtualBox
6 6 (1.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.67%) Xen
7 5 (1.39%) KVM
8 4 (1.11%) iptables
8 4 (1.11%) Postfix
8 4 (1.11%) Squid
8 4 (1.11%) vCloud
9 3 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 83 (23.12%) Puppet
2 60 (16.71%) Ansible
3 52 (14.48%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (11.14%) Kubernetes
5 33 (9.19%) Consul
5 33 (9.19%) Mesos
6 31 (8.64%) HP ALM
7 28 (7.80%) Terraform
8 25 (6.96%) Salt
9 24 (6.69%) Kibana
10 14 (3.90%) Packer
11 13 (3.62%) Automic
11 13 (3.62%) Grafana
12 9 (2.51%) logstash
13 7 (1.95%) vRealize
14 6 (1.67%) Graylog
14 6 (1.67%) Nagios
15 4 (1.11%) Docker Swarm
15 4 (1.11%) Rancher
15 4 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 117 (32.59%) Oracle
2 49 (13.65%) VMware
3 46 (12.81%) IBM
4 44 (12.26%) Red Hat
5 39 (10.86%) Google
5 39 (10.86%) Microsoft
6 37 (10.31%) HP
6 37 (10.31%) webMethods
7 31 (8.64%) Software AG
8 17 (4.74%) Adobe
8 17 (4.74%) Perforce
9 16 (4.46%) Atlassian
10 15 (4.18%) SAP
11 12 (3.34%) MuleSoft
11 12 (3.34%) New Relic
11 12 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.79%) hybris
12 10 (2.79%) Splunk
13 8 (2.23%) AppDynamics
14 7 (1.95%) MKS