Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 169 191
Rank change year-on-year +5 +22 -24
Contract jobs citing Ant 41 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.33% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.89% 2.24% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 21
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £359 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.44% -20.28% +28.57%
10th Percentile £393 £319 £300
90th Percentile £578 £612 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £11.34
England median hourly rate - £43.75 £28.92
% change year-on-year - +51.29% -25.85%

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 1,054 715 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.81% 14.92% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 476 523
West Midlands median daily rate £435 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £313 £275 £280
90th Percentile £550 £561 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 16
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £33.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +6.45% -1.40%
10th Percentile £42.50 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £61.38 £35.75 £41.25
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.14%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Shropshire -20 29 £405 -17.05% 1
Birmingham -5 4 - - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £500 -
Coventry -23 2 £550 +62.96%
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 39 (95.12%) Java
2 36 (87.80%) Jenkins
3 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
3 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (73.17%) DevOps
5 28 (68.29%) Microservices
5 28 (68.29%) Git (software)
6 27 (65.85%) NoSQL
6 27 (65.85%) Google
6 27 (65.85%) Analytics
7 24 (58.54%) Cucumber
8 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (53.66%) Selenium
9 22 (53.66%) jQuery
9 22 (53.66%) Node.js
9 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
9 22 (53.66%) TCP/IP
9 22 (53.66%) Configuration Management
9 22 (53.66%) AngularJS
10 21 (51.22%) Perl
10 21 (51.22%) SOAP
10 21 (51.22%) Windows
10 21 (51.22%) Linux
10 21 (51.22%) Tomcat
10 21 (51.22%) Python
11 20 (48.78%) RESTful
11 20 (48.78%) Puppet
11 20 (48.78%) Groovy
12 19 (46.34%) Haskell
12 19 (46.34%) Google Analytics

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 21 (51.22%) Tomcat
2 19 (46.34%) nginx
3 7 (17.07%) Apache
3 7 (17.07%) JBoss
3 7 (17.07%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.32%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 19 (46.34%) GitHub
1 19 (46.34%) Google Analytics
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (24.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.32%) Heroku
4 3 (7.32%) IaaS
4 3 (7.32%) PaaS
5 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (53.66%) TCP/IP
2 19 (46.34%) HTTP
2 19 (46.34%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (65.85%) NoSQL
2 19 (46.34%) MongoDB
3 8 (19.51%) Big Data
3 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (19.51%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (87.80%) Jenkins
2 28 (68.29%) Git (software)
3 24 (58.54%) Cucumber
4 22 (53.66%) Selenium
5 19 (46.34%) Gatling
5 19 (46.34%) Grunt
5 19 (46.34%) gulp
5 19 (46.34%) IntelliJ
5 19 (46.34%) Karma Test Runner
5 19 (46.34%) Sublime Text
6 18 (43.90%) Maven
7 17 (41.46%) Bitbucket
8 16 (39.02%) JUnit
9 13 (31.71%) Gradle
10 12 (29.27%) Eclipse
11 9 (21.95%) Subversion
12 8 (19.51%) Apache Ivy
12 8 (19.51%) RSpec
13 5 (12.20%) JIRA
13 5 (12.20%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Architect
2 15 (36.59%) Developer
3 10 (24.39%) Java Developer
4 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Java Architect
7 4 (9.76%) AWS Architect
7 4 (9.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Integration Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Lead Architect
8 3 (7.32%) Lead Developer
8 3 (7.32%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (4.88%) DevOps Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
10 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Java E-Commerce Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
10 1 (2.44%) Senior Integration Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) AngularJS
1 22 (53.66%) jQuery
1 22 (53.66%) Node.js
2 21 (51.22%) SOAP
3 20 (48.78%) RESTful
4 19 (46.34%) Gherkin
4 19 (46.34%) Servlets
5 18 (43.90%) JSON
6 17 (41.46%) Spring
7 15 (36.59%) CSS
7 15 (36.59%) XML
8 13 (31.71%) Web Services
9 12 (29.27%) .NET
10 11 (26.83%) Java EE
11 10 (24.39%) Hibernate
11 10 (24.39%) J2EE
11 10 (24.39%) REST
12 8 (19.51%) Ruby on Rails
12 8 (19.51%) XSD
13 7 (17.07%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (17.07%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
5 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
1 21 (51.22%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Ubuntu
3 7 (17.07%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (73.17%) DevOps
3 28 (68.29%) Microservices
4 27 (65.85%) Analytics
5 23 (56.10%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (53.66%) Configuration Management
6 22 (53.66%) Test Automation
7 19 (46.34%) Open Source
8 12 (29.27%) Process Improvement
8 12 (29.27%) Test Strategy
9 11 (26.83%) Dependency Management
10 10 (24.39%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (19.51%) Data Architecture
11 8 (19.51%) ETL
11 8 (19.51%) SOA
11 8 (19.51%) Software Architecture
11 8 (19.51%) Software Engineering
12 6 (14.63%) MVC
13 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
13 5 (12.20%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (95.12%) Java
2 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
3 21 (51.22%) Perl
3 21 (51.22%) Python
4 20 (48.78%) Groovy
5 19 (46.34%) C#
5 19 (46.34%) Haskell
5 19 (46.34%) Ruby
5 19 (46.34%) SQL
6 7 (17.07%) Scala
7 3 (7.32%) PHP
8 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.44%) MBA
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) Docker
2 2 (4.88%) NFS
2 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (48.78%) Puppet
2 19 (46.34%) Grafana
2 19 (46.34%) Kibana
3 3 (7.32%) Ansible
4 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Google
2 3 (7.32%) Adobe
2 3 (7.32%) SAP
2 3 (7.32%) webMethods
3 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
3 2 (4.88%) VMware