Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 520 518 428
Rank change year-on-year -2 -90 +15
Contract jobs citing Ant 417 374 608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.99% 2.17% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 233 395
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £352 £320 £311
90th Percentile £588 £575 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +2.08% +1.82% +3.25%
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% -27.63%
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 20,973 17,265 17,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.54% 18.01% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,364 11,837 11,619
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 296 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £26.55 £28.75 £26.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.13 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +1.19% +9.80%

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 August 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 21 August 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 +18 364 £475 +5.56% 69
UK excluding London +12 240 £429 +2.08% 45
London -27 165 £525 +10.53% 33
South East +14 82 £413 -2.94% 6
South West -10 49 £438 -0.28% 6
Midlands -6 34 £405 +8.00% 5
North of England +8 29 £425 +4.62% 9
Scotland -32 29 £425 -5.50% 5
West Midlands -12 28 £428 +26.67% 1
Yorkshire -2 14 £431 -4.17% 5
North West -5 13 £400 +10.34% 4
Wales -22 11 £525 +16.67% 3
East Midlands -14 6 £400 -2.44% 4
East of England -23 5 £525 +45.83% 10
North East - 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland +29 1 £500 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 303 (72.66%) Java
2 282 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (62.83%) Jenkins
4 234 (56.12%) Git (software)
5 231 (55.40%) Maven
6 217 (52.04%) DevOps
7 140 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
8 137 (32.85%) JavaScript
8 137 (32.85%) Linux
9 135 (32.37%) Test Automation
10 133 (31.89%) Selenium
11 127 (30.46%) Scrum
12 125 (29.98%) Web Services
13 121 (29.02%) Spring
14 119 (28.54%) Python
15 110 (26.38%) Groovy
15 110 (26.38%) Puppet
16 106 (25.42%) Windows
17 105 (25.18%) XML
17 105 (25.18%) JIRA
18 103 (24.70%) Configuration Management
19 102 (24.46%) Oracle
20 99 (23.74%) SOAP
21 94 (22.54%) Docker
21 94 (22.54%) Gradle
22 93 (22.30%) Node.js
22 93 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
23 92 (22.06%) Microservices
24 91 (21.82%) Ruby
25 90 (21.58%) Eclipse

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 89 (21.34%) Tomcat
2 74 (17.75%) Confluence
3 51 (12.23%) nginx
4 49 (11.75%) JBoss
5 40 (9.59%) Apache
5 40 (9.59%) WebSphere
6 35 (8.39%) Cloud Foundry
7 25 (6.00%) WebLogic
8 23 (5.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 19 (4.56%) Jetty
10 12 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (2.64%) IIS
11 11 (2.64%) Mongrel
12 8 (1.92%) Apache Spark
13 6 (1.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 6 (1.44%) CMS
13 6 (1.44%) Mule
13 6 (1.44%) Oracle BPEL
14 5 (1.20%) FileNet
14 5 (1.20%) Liferay
Applications
1 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.24%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 12 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Magento
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 93 (22.30%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (18.71%) GitHub
3 76 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (12.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 40 (9.59%) npm
6 37 (8.87%) Google Analytics
7 36 (8.63%) Heroku
8 27 (6.47%) IBM Cloud
9 26 (6.24%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (2.64%) Sumo Logic
12 10 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (2.40%) Amazon ELB
12 10 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (2.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (1.92%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.92%) Force.com
14 8 (1.92%) Google App Engine
14 8 (1.92%) Serverless
15 7 (1.68%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (16.55%) HTTP
2 48 (11.51%) TCP/IP
3 42 (10.07%) SSL
4 27 (6.47%) PuTTY
4 27 (6.47%) WinSCP
5 14 (3.36%) SSH
6 12 (2.88%) DNS
7 9 (2.16%) OpenLDAP
7 9 (2.16%) OpenVPN
8 5 (1.20%) Internet
8 5 (1.20%) VPN
9 3 (0.72%) DSL
9 3 (0.72%) Firewall
9 3 (0.72%) FTP
9 3 (0.72%) SMS
10 2 (0.48%) Broadband
10 2 (0.48%) Skype
10 2 (0.48%) SNMP
10 2 (0.48%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.24%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (12.23%) MongoDB
1 51 (12.23%) NoSQL
2 42 (10.07%) Oracle Database
2 42 (10.07%) SQL Server
3 33 (7.91%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (6.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (6.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 27 (6.47%) Relational Database
6 26 (6.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 21 (5.04%) DB2
8 15 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.64%) MySQL
10 9 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (2.16%) Big Data
10 9 (2.16%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.96%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.96%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 262 (62.83%) Jenkins
2 234 (56.12%) Git (software)
3 231 (55.40%) Maven
4 133 (31.89%) Selenium
5 105 (25.18%) JIRA
6 94 (22.54%) Gradle
7 90 (21.58%) Eclipse
8 86 (20.62%) TeamCity
9 83 (19.90%) JUnit
10 78 (18.71%) Subversion
11 72 (17.27%) Cucumber
12 61 (14.63%) Sonatype Nexus
13 59 (14.15%) SonarQube
14 48 (11.51%) IntelliJ
15 47 (11.27%) SoapUI
16 42 (10.07%) Artifactory
17 41 (9.83%) Gatling
18 38 (9.11%) GitLab
19 37 (8.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 37 (8.87%) TestNG
General
1 79 (18.94%) Banking
2 56 (13.43%) Finance
3 11 (2.64%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.40%) Retail
5 8 (1.92%) Back Office
6 5 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.96%) Legal
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 193 (46.28%) Developer
2 99 (23.74%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (23.02%) Java Developer
4 35 (8.39%) Senior DevOps
4 35 (8.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 33 (7.91%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 28 (6.71%) Scala Developer
7 24 (5.76%) Tester
8 23 (5.52%) Automation Tester
9 22 (5.28%) Architect
10 21 (5.04%) Software Engineer
11 19 (4.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 18 (4.32%) Senior Developer
13 16 (3.84%) Java Engineer
14 14 (3.36%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (3.36%) Build Engineer
14 14 (3.36%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (3.12%) AWS DevOps
16 12 (2.88%) Analyst
16 12 (2.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (29.98%) Web Services
2 121 (29.02%) Spring
3 105 (25.18%) XML
4 99 (23.74%) SOAP
5 93 (22.30%) Node.js
6 88 (21.10%) CSS
7 79 (18.94%) HTML
7 79 (18.94%) REST
8 67 (16.07%) Hibernate
8 67 (16.07%) JSON
9 66 (15.83%) HTML5
9 66 (15.83%) jQuery
10 59 (14.15%) AngularJS
11 58 (13.91%) Servlets
12 54 (12.95%) J2EE
12 54 (12.95%) RESTful
13 51 (12.23%) .NET
14 41 (9.83%) JMS
15 40 (9.59%) Gherkin
16 38 (9.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.11%) iPad
2 31 (7.43%) User Experience
3 20 (4.80%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (3.84%) Self-Motivation
6 15 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.68%) Derivative
9 7 (1.68%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.68%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.20%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.20%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.96%) NHS
11 4 (0.96%) Wiki
12 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 137 (32.85%) Linux
2 106 (25.42%) Windows
3 52 (12.47%) Unix
4 51 (12.23%) Ubuntu
5 46 (11.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (10.31%) Windows Server
7 22 (5.28%) CentOS
7 22 (5.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.60%) Android
9 14 (3.36%) Debian
10 11 (2.64%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.40%) Fedora
12 9 (2.16%) AIX
13 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.72%) Solaris
14 2 (0.48%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (67.63%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (52.04%) DevOps
3 140 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (32.37%) Test Automation
5 127 (30.46%) Scrum
6 103 (24.70%) Configuration Management
7 92 (22.06%) Microservices
8 87 (20.86%) TDD
9 77 (18.47%) BDD
10 69 (16.55%) Open Source
11 52 (12.47%) E-Commerce
12 50 (11.99%) Analytics
13 48 (11.51%) Unit Testing
14 44 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
15 38 (9.11%) SOA
16 35 (8.39%) OO
17 32 (7.67%) Performance Testing
17 32 (7.67%) Test Strategy
18 31 (7.43%) Kanban
18 31 (7.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 303 (72.66%) Java
2 137 (32.85%) JavaScript
3 119 (28.54%) Python
4 110 (26.38%) Groovy
5 91 (21.82%) Ruby
6 89 (21.34%) SQL
7 64 (15.35%) Perl
8 61 (14.63%) Bash Shell
9 60 (14.39%) C#
10 42 (10.07%) Haskell
10 42 (10.07%) Scala
11 36 (8.63%) PowerShell
12 31 (7.43%) F#
13 27 (6.47%) PL/SQL
14 23 (5.52%) Java 8
15 17 (4.08%) C++
16 15 (3.60%) Shell Script
17 11 (2.64%) Go
18 10 (2.40%) Apex Code
19 8 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 46 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 44 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 25 (6.00%) ISEB
3 25 (6.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (5.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 21 (5.04%) Degree
6 18 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.72%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.48%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.24%) MBA
10 1 (0.24%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (9.59%) GCP
2 13 (3.12%) QA
3 5 (1.20%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.96%) PMO
5 3 (0.72%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.72%) EMIR
5 3 (0.72%) MiFID
6 2 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 94 (22.54%) Docker
2 24 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (5.76%) vSphere
3 21 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (3.12%) VirtualBox
5 9 (2.16%) Postfix
5 9 (2.16%) Squid
5 9 (2.16%) vCloud
6 6 (1.44%) Xen
7 5 (1.20%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.20%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.20%) KVM
8 3 (0.72%) HDFS
8 3 (0.72%) NFS
9 2 (0.48%) iptables
9 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 110 (26.38%) Puppet
2 68 (16.31%) Ansible
3 57 (13.67%) Kibana
3 57 (13.67%) Kubernetes
4 50 (11.99%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (9.83%) Terraform
6 38 (9.11%) Consul
6 38 (9.11%) Mesos
7 37 (8.87%) Grafana
8 28 (6.71%) Salt
9 27 (6.47%) HP ALM
10 21 (5.04%) Packer
11 19 (4.56%) logstash
12 13 (3.12%) Automic
13 11 (2.64%) Graylog
13 11 (2.64%) Nagios
14 9 (2.16%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (2.16%) Rancher
14 9 (2.16%) ZABBIX
15 8 (1.92%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 102 (24.46%) Oracle
2 65 (15.59%) Google
3 57 (13.67%) VMware
4 48 (11.51%) IBM
4 48 (11.51%) Microsoft
5 44 (10.55%) Red Hat
6 41 (9.83%) webMethods
7 34 (8.15%) HP
8 31 (7.43%) Adobe
9 30 (7.19%) Software AG
10 20 (4.80%) SAP
11 18 (4.32%) Splunk
12 17 (4.08%) New Relic
13 14 (3.36%) Perforce
14 13 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
15 12 (2.88%) AppDynamics
15 12 (2.88%) MuleSoft
15 12 (2.88%) Sitecore
16 9 (2.16%) MKS
16 9 (2.16%) Sonatype