Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 477 422 425
Rank change year-on-year -55 +3 -60
Contract jobs citing Ant 440 501 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.34% 3.13% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 242 351
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% -6.67%
10th Percentile £351 £315 £300
90th Percentile £663 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.29% -28.60% -14.74%
10th Percentile £39.12 £14.16 £34.05
90th Percentile £46.98 £43.73 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £11.34 £40.50
% change year-on-year +285.97% -72.01% -14.74%

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 18,783 15,996 15,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 16.66% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,149 10,729 10,557
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 278 397
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £29.50 £22.13 £24.04
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 February 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 22 February 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 -65 395 £505 +18.82% 82
UK excluding London -17 256 £450 +7.14% 47
London -94 169 £550 +22.22% 42
South East +14 121 £560 +24.44% 21
South West -7 37 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England -10 30 £450 -14.89% 6
North of England +31 20 £393 -6.55% 4
Midlands -13 20 £380 -9.52% 2
Scotland -13 19 £475 +18.75% 4
West Midlands +2 17 £380 -7.88% 1
North West +6 11 £406 -4.41% 3
Yorkshire -4 9 £393 -12.78% 1
Wales 0 8 £450 +7.14% 3
Northern Ireland -8 4 £430 -
East Midlands -19 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 368 (83.64%) Java
2 285 (64.77%) Maven
3 258 (58.64%) Jenkins
4 251 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (37.95%) JavaScript
6 166 (37.73%) JUnit
7 161 (36.59%) Linux
8 155 (35.23%) Oracle
9 147 (33.41%) Git (software)
10 139 (31.59%) SQL
11 136 (30.91%) Puppet
12 135 (30.68%) DevOps
13 132 (30.00%) Spring
14 131 (29.77%) Continuous Integration
15 128 (29.09%) Ansible
16 124 (28.18%) Test Automation
17 112 (25.45%) Web Services
18 111 (25.23%) Configuration Management
18 111 (25.23%) REST
19 109 (24.77%) Python
20 106 (24.09%) XML
21 105 (23.86%) JIRA
22 104 (23.64%) Selenium
23 103 (23.41%) Subversion
24 101 (22.95%) AngularJS
25 100 (22.73%) Eclipse
26 97 (22.05%) TDD
27 95 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
28 94 (21.36%) Gradle
29 93 (21.14%) jQuery

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 67 (15.23%) Confluence
2 53 (12.05%) Tomcat
3 49 (11.14%) JBoss
4 44 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 41 (9.32%) Apache
6 40 (9.09%) WebSphere
7 37 (8.41%) Elasticsearch
8 26 (5.91%) WebLogic
9 21 (4.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 16 (3.64%) nginx
11 14 (3.18%) FileNet
12 8 (1.82%) IIS
13 7 (1.59%) Mule
14 6 (1.36%) Apache Pig
14 6 (1.36%) CMS
15 5 (1.14%) MQSeries
16 4 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 4 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
17 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 25 (5.68%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.73%) Magento
4 8 (1.82%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.23%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 83 (18.86%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.45%) GitHub
3 35 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (5.23%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (5.23%) OpenShift
5 16 (3.64%) Google Analytics
6 14 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
6 14 (3.18%) Amazon S3
7 13 (2.95%) Amazon ELB
8 11 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 11 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (2.27%) npm
10 8 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (1.59%) Bluemix
11 7 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
11 7 (1.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (1.36%) Boomi
12 6 (1.36%) Force.com
12 6 (1.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 5 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (9.55%) HTTP
2 19 (4.32%) PuTTY
2 19 (4.32%) SSL
2 19 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 19 (4.32%) WinSCP
3 18 (4.09%) DNS
4 17 (3.86%) Firewall
5 14 (3.18%) SSH
6 12 (2.73%) Internet
6 12 (2.73%) OpenLDAP
6 12 (2.73%) OpenVPN
7 11 (2.50%) FTP
8 8 (1.82%) SMS
9 4 (0.91%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.45%) AMQP
10 2 (0.45%) SMTP
10 2 (0.45%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.23%) DVB
11 1 (0.23%) Intranet
11 1 (0.23%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.82%) Relational Database
2 46 (10.45%) DB2
3 38 (8.64%) SQL Server
4 31 (7.05%) NoSQL
5 29 (6.59%) MongoDB
6 27 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
7 25 (5.68%) Oracle Database
8 20 (4.55%) MySQL
8 20 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (4.32%) RDBMS
10 18 (4.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 18 (4.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (4.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 16 (3.64%) Big Data
12 15 (3.41%) Hadoop
13 14 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (1.36%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.36%) DataStage
14 6 (1.36%) Endeca
14 6 (1.36%) Impala
Development Applications
1 285 (64.77%) Maven
2 258 (58.64%) Jenkins
3 166 (37.73%) JUnit
4 147 (33.41%) Git (software)
5 105 (23.86%) JIRA
6 104 (23.64%) Selenium
7 103 (23.41%) Subversion
8 100 (22.73%) Eclipse
9 94 (21.36%) Gradle
10 74 (16.82%) SoapUI
11 70 (15.91%) TeamCity
12 63 (14.32%) Cucumber
12 63 (14.32%) Mockito
13 49 (11.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 44 (10.00%) Bitbucket
14 44 (10.00%) Hudson
15 39 (8.86%) TestNG
16 34 (7.73%) HP UFT
17 33 (7.50%) SonarQube
17 33 (7.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (15.45%) Banking
2 62 (14.09%) Finance
3 22 (5.00%) Retail
4 19 (4.32%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.95%) Publishing
6 9 (2.05%) Marketing
7 6 (1.36%) Back Office
8 5 (1.14%) Front Office
8 5 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (53.86%) Developer
2 164 (37.27%) Java Developer
3 68 (15.45%) DevOps Engineer
4 41 (9.32%) Senior Developer
5 26 (5.91%) Senior Java Developer
6 21 (4.77%) Java Team Leader
6 21 (4.77%) Team Leader
6 21 (4.77%) Test Engineer
7 20 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 20 (4.55%) Software Engineer
8 15 (3.41%) Architect
8 15 (3.41%) Test Automation Engineer
9 14 (3.18%) Applications Developer
9 14 (3.18%) Lead Developer
9 14 (3.18%) Test Manager
10 13 (2.95%) Automation Developer
10 13 (2.95%) Consultant
10 13 (2.95%) Software Developer
11 12 (2.73%) Developer in Test
11 12 (2.73%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (30.00%) Spring
2 112 (25.45%) Web Services
3 111 (25.23%) REST
4 106 (24.09%) XML
5 101 (22.95%) AngularJS
6 93 (21.14%) jQuery
7 84 (19.09%) HTML
8 83 (18.86%) SOAP
9 75 (17.05%) CSS
10 72 (16.36%) Hibernate
10 72 (16.36%) JMS
11 69 (15.68%) J2EE
12 62 (14.09%) Node.js
13 60 (13.64%) React
14 57 (12.95%) JSP
15 52 (11.82%) Java EE
15 52 (11.82%) Spring MVC
16 43 (9.77%) Ajax
16 43 (9.77%) JSON
16 43 (9.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.95%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (2.95%) RIA
4 10 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 9 (2.05%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.59%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.59%) N-Tier
7 6 (1.36%) Derivative
7 6 (1.36%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.14%) Clustering
9 4 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.91%) iPad
9 4 (0.91%) User Experience
10 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 161 (36.59%) Linux
2 71 (16.14%) Unix
3 54 (12.27%) Windows
4 31 (7.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 20 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (3.41%) Ubuntu
8 13 (2.95%) CentOS
9 9 (2.05%) Android
10 8 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.14%) Solaris
12 3 (0.68%) HPUX
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.23%) Debian
13 1 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (57.05%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (30.68%) DevOps
3 131 (29.77%) Continuous Integration
4 124 (28.18%) Test Automation
5 111 (25.23%) Configuration Management
6 97 (22.05%) TDD
7 79 (17.95%) BDD
8 75 (17.05%) Unit Testing
9 72 (16.36%) Scrum
10 59 (13.41%) MVC
11 57 (12.95%) SOA
12 52 (11.82%) Microservices
13 48 (10.91%) E-Commerce
14 44 (10.00%) Open Source
15 43 (9.77%) Stakeholder Management
16 40 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
17 39 (8.86%) OO
18 34 (7.73%) Software Engineering
18 34 (7.73%) Waterfall
19 29 (6.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 368 (83.64%) Java
2 167 (37.95%) JavaScript
3 139 (31.59%) SQL
4 109 (24.77%) Python
5 62 (14.09%) C#
6 59 (13.41%) Perl
7 48 (10.91%) Ruby
8 39 (8.86%) Groovy
9 37 (8.41%) XPath
10 36 (8.18%) PL/SQL
11 34 (7.73%) Bash Shell
12 27 (6.14%) Shell Script
13 26 (5.91%) PowerShell
14 23 (5.23%) Jython
15 18 (4.09%) F#
16 17 (3.86%) Scala
16 17 (3.86%) T-SQL
17 14 (3.18%) C++
18 13 (2.95%) PHP
19 12 (2.73%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 54 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.05%) ISEB
3 9 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
3 9 (2.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (0.91%) Degree
4 4 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.23%) CFA
6 1 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.23%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.05%) QA
2 11 (2.50%) MiFID
3 9 (2.05%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (2.05%) EMIR
4 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) GCP
System Software
1 76 (17.27%) Docker
2 21 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.86%) vSphere
4 14 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (2.73%) Postfix
5 12 (2.73%) Squid
5 12 (2.73%) vCloud
6 8 (1.82%) Active Directory
7 5 (1.14%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.45%) iptables
9 2 (0.45%) KVM
9 2 (0.45%) NFS
10 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (30.91%) Puppet
2 128 (29.09%) Ansible
3 95 (21.59%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (5.45%) Kibana
5 21 (4.77%) Terraform
6 20 (4.55%) Kubernetes
7 17 (3.86%) Salt
8 12 (2.73%) Docker Swarm
8 12 (2.73%) logstash
8 12 (2.73%) Rancher
8 12 (2.73%) ZABBIX
9 11 (2.50%) Grafana
9 11 (2.50%) Rsyslog
9 11 (2.50%) Sysdig
10 8 (1.82%) CA Service Virtualization
11 3 (0.68%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.68%) TIBCO Hawk
12 2 (0.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 155 (35.23%) Oracle
2 54 (12.27%) VMware
3 36 (8.18%) HP
3 36 (8.18%) IBM
4 32 (7.27%) Red Hat
5 28 (6.36%) Atlassian
6 26 (5.91%) hybris
7 25 (5.68%) Perforce
8 23 (5.23%) Microsoft
9 22 (5.00%) Google
10 20 (4.55%) webMethods
11 16 (3.64%) Software AG
12 14 (3.18%) SAP
13 13 (2.95%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (2.73%) CA
14 12 (2.73%) Sonatype
15 10 (2.27%) MuleSoft
16 9 (2.05%) Green Hat
16 9 (2.05%) Intershop
16 9 (2.05%) Sybase