Period
to 17 August 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 17 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 161 176
Rank change year-on-year -2 +15 +2
Contract jobs citing Ant 29 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.30% 0.49%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.17% 1.91% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 26
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £338 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +24.14%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £319
90th Percentile £575 £465 £513
England median daily rate £475 £448 £450
% change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% -
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% -27.63%

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 914 681 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.91% 15.75% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 455 500
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £273 £290
90th Percentile £544 £562 £510
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.89 £32.75 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.44% -0.76% -
10th Percentile £15.34 £28.75 £17.28
90th Percentile £18.75 £38.53 £43.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £42.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.83% +13.20%

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 17 August 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 17 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
Shropshire -19 15 £405 -17.05%
Birmingham -20 6 - - 1
Coventry -18 4 £450 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £500 -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
2 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (75.86%) Jenkins
3 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
4 18 (62.07%) jQuery
5 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
5 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
5 17 (58.62%) DevOps
6 16 (55.17%) Linux
6 16 (55.17%) Selenium
6 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
6 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
6 16 (55.17%) Node.js
6 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
7 15 (51.72%) Windows
8 14 (48.28%) Python
8 14 (48.28%) Perl
8 14 (48.28%) C#
8 14 (48.28%) HTTP
8 14 (48.28%) SSL
8 14 (48.28%) Spring
8 14 (48.28%) Analytics
8 14 (48.28%) Puppet
8 14 (48.28%) NoSQL
8 14 (48.28%) Open Source
8 14 (48.28%) Haskell
8 14 (48.28%) Groovy
8 14 (48.28%) Ruby

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 17 (58.62%) Tomcat
2 13 (44.83%) nginx
3 4 (13.79%) JBoss
4 3 (10.34%) Confluence
5 2 (6.90%) Apache
5 2 (6.90%) Mule
5 2 (6.90%) Mule ESB
5 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
5 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) GitHub
1 13 (44.83%) Google Analytics
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Heroku
3 3 (10.34%) IaaS
3 3 (10.34%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) TCP/IP
2 14 (48.28%) HTTP
2 14 (48.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (48.28%) NoSQL
2 13 (44.83%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.45%) Big Data
4 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (75.86%) Jenkins
2 19 (65.52%) Git (software)
3 16 (55.17%) Cucumber
3 16 (55.17%) Selenium
4 13 (44.83%) Gatling
4 13 (44.83%) Grunt
4 13 (44.83%) gulp
4 13 (44.83%) IntelliJ
4 13 (44.83%) JUnit
4 13 (44.83%) Karma Test Runner
4 13 (44.83%) Sublime Text
5 12 (41.38%) Bitbucket
6 11 (37.93%) Eclipse
7 9 (31.03%) Maven
8 6 (20.69%) Gradle
8 6 (20.69%) Subversion
9 5 (17.24%) RSpec
10 3 (10.34%) Apache Continuum
10 3 (10.34%) Hudson
10 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Architect
4 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
5 4 (13.79%) Java Architect
5 4 (13.79%) Scala Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Architect
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
6 3 (10.34%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.45%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Java E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Programmer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
8 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (62.07%) jQuery
2 16 (55.17%) AngularJS
2 16 (55.17%) Node.js
3 14 (48.28%) Spring
4 13 (44.83%) Gherkin
4 13 (44.83%) Servlets
5 12 (41.38%) RESTful
6 11 (37.93%) SOAP
7 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 8 (27.59%) CSS
8 8 (27.59%) XML
9 7 (24.14%) Hibernate
10 6 (20.69%) Java EE
10 6 (20.69%) Spring MVC
11 5 (17.24%) J2EE
11 5 (17.24%) JPA
11 5 (17.24%) REST
11 5 (17.24%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (13.79%) HTML
12 4 (13.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (10.34%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 13 (44.83%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.90%) Android
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (58.62%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (58.62%) DevOps
3 16 (55.17%) Test Automation
4 14 (48.28%) Analytics
4 14 (48.28%) Open Source
5 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
5 13 (44.83%) Microservices
6 12 (41.38%) Software Engineering
7 9 (31.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (31.03%) Process Improvement
7 9 (31.03%) Test Strategy
8 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (20.69%) MVC
9 5 (17.24%) Coaching
9 5 (17.24%) Scrum
10 4 (13.79%) Dependency Management
11 3 (10.34%) API Integration
11 3 (10.34%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (100.00%) Java
2 22 (75.86%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) C#
3 14 (48.28%) Groovy
3 14 (48.28%) Haskell
3 14 (48.28%) Perl
3 14 (48.28%) Python
3 14 (48.28%) Ruby
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 4 (13.79%) Scala
6 3 (10.34%) PHP
7 2 (6.90%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) MBA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) NFS
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) Puppet
2 13 (44.83%) Grafana
2 13 (44.83%) Kibana
3 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Google
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe
3 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) webMethods