Period
to 27 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 27 May 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 158 180
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 16 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 1.72% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 14
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -14.92% +51.33%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £374
90th Percentile £600 £480 £494
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year - +45.45% -35.29%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 816 640 819
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.67% 14.78% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 413 443
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £264
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £475 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +9.83% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 23
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% +44.44% -30.77%
10th Percentile £18.05 £23.10 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.95 £46.25 £43.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.48
% change year-on-year - +0.06% +14.80%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
Birmingham - 6 - - 2
Coventry -10 5 £350 -1.75%
Shropshire -17 5 £600 +22.89%
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) XML
3 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
3 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
3 11 (68.75%) DevOps
4 10 (62.50%) Tomcat
4 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
5 9 (56.25%) jQuery
6 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 8 (50.00%) JSON
6 8 (50.00%) J2EE
7 7 (43.75%) JUnit
8 6 (37.50%) Puppet
8 6 (37.50%) Coaching
8 6 (37.50%) HTML
8 6 (37.50%) SQL
8 6 (37.50%) SOAP
8 6 (37.50%) Linux
8 6 (37.50%) JBoss
8 6 (37.50%) HTTP
8 6 (37.50%) Spring
8 6 (37.50%) Maven
8 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
8 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (37.50%) Groovy
9 5 (31.25%) Mule
9 5 (31.25%) Haskell
9 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (31.25%) JPA

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (62.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (37.50%) JBoss
3 5 (31.25%) Mule
3 5 (31.25%) Mule ESB
3 5 (31.25%) WebSphere
4 4 (25.00%) nginx
5 2 (12.50%) Apache
6 1 (6.25%) Confluence
6 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) GitHub
1 4 (25.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) SSL
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (6.25%) OpenVPN
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Eclipse
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (43.75%) JUnit
3 6 (37.50%) Maven
4 5 (31.25%) Git (software)
4 5 (31.25%) Gradle
5 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (25.00%) Gatling
5 4 (25.00%) Grunt
5 4 (25.00%) gulp
5 4 (25.00%) IntelliJ
5 4 (25.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
5 4 (25.00%) Sublime Text
6 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (6.25%) JIRA
6 1 (6.25%) Liquibase
6 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Scala Developer
4 2 (12.50%) MuleSoft Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) XML
2 9 (56.25%) jQuery
3 8 (50.00%) J2EE
3 8 (50.00%) JSON
4 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) Spring
5 5 (31.25%) Ajax
5 5 (31.25%) Java EE
5 5 (31.25%) JPA
5 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) RESTful
5 5 (31.25%) Struts
6 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (25.00%) Gherkin
6 4 (25.00%) Node.js
6 4 (25.00%) Servlets
7 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 3 (18.75%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Software
1 5 (31.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Android
3 4 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) DevOps
2 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (37.50%) Coaching
3 6 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Open Source
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Microservices
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (37.50%) Groovy
3 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 5 (31.25%) C#
4 5 (31.25%) Haskell
4 5 (31.25%) Java 8
4 5 (31.25%) Perl
4 5 (31.25%) Python
4 5 (31.25%) Ruby
5 4 (25.00%) Scala
6 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) Postfix
2 1 (6.25%) Squid
2 1 (6.25%) vCloud
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 5 (31.25%) Kibana
3 4 (25.00%) Grafana
4 1 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (6.25%) logstash
4 1 (6.25%) Rancher
4 1 (6.25%) Rsyslog
4 1 (6.25%) Sysdig
4 1 (6.25%) Terraform
4 1 (6.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) MuleSoft
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Sonatype
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) webMethods