Period
to 18 February 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 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 178 175
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing Ant 16 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.32% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.14% 2.19% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
West Midlands median daily rate £378 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.48% +17.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £319 £318
90th Percentile £683 £555 £383
England median daily rate £509 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +13.06% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £11.34 -
England median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £40.50
% change year-on-year +51.29% -28.60% -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 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 749 778 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.91% 14.75% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 438 308
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £224
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
England median daily rate £475 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +10.47% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33% -32.84%
10th Percentile £13.61 £22.10 £19.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £41.20 £43.63
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 February 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 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
Birmingham +3 8 - -
Coventry +11 6 £365 -2.67%
Shropshire -4 2 £488 +8.33%
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
4 10 (62.50%) Maven
4 10 (62.50%) Tomcat
4 10 (62.50%) DevOps
5 9 (56.25%) XML
6 8 (50.00%) JUnit
6 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
6 8 (50.00%) REST
6 8 (50.00%) Coaching
7 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
7 7 (43.75%) Puppet
7 7 (43.75%) HTTP
7 7 (43.75%) Linux
7 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (37.50%) VMware
8 6 (37.50%) SOAP
8 6 (37.50%) Apache
8 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
8 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (37.50%) CentOS
8 6 (37.50%) Groovy
8 6 (37.50%) Kibana
8 6 (37.50%) Ansible
8 6 (37.50%) Docker
8 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (31.25%) Terraform

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%) Apache
3 5 (31.25%) Confluence
3 5 (31.25%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (18.75%) JBoss
5 3 (18.75%) Mule
5 3 (18.75%) Mule ESB
6 2 (12.50%) nginx
7 1 (6.25%) IIS
7 1 (6.25%) Jetty
7 1 (6.25%) Mongrel
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon S3
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
3 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) HTTP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (31.25%) OpenVPN
2 5 (31.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (31.25%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) Jenkins
2 10 (62.50%) Maven
3 8 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 8 (50.00%) JUnit
4 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 5 (31.25%) Bitbucket
5 5 (31.25%) Gradle
5 5 (31.25%) JIRA
5 5 (31.25%) Liquibase
5 5 (31.25%) SonarQube
5 5 (31.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (12.50%) Mockito
7 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (6.25%) Grunt
7 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
7 1 (6.25%) MSBuild
7 1 (6.25%) Selenium
7 1 (6.25%) Sublime Text
7 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Objective-C Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) REST
3 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
4 5 (31.25%) MCollective
4 5 (31.25%) Spring
5 4 (25.00%) J2EE
5 4 (25.00%) jQuery
5 4 (25.00%) JSON
6 3 (18.75%) Ajax
6 3 (18.75%) HTML
6 3 (18.75%) Java EE
6 3 (18.75%) JPA
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) RESTful
6 3 (18.75%) Struts
6 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 2 (12.50%) ICEfaces
7 2 (12.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (18.75%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) CentOS
3 3 (18.75%) Android
4 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Debian
5 1 (6.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) DevOps
3 8 (50.00%) Coaching
4 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
6 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
6 5 (31.25%) Scrum
6 5 (31.25%) Service Management
6 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (12.50%) Open Source
8 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 1 (6.25%) Analytics
9 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 1 (6.25%) iOS Development
9 1 (6.25%) SOA
9 1 (6.25%) TDD
9 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (37.50%) Groovy
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) Go
6 1 (6.25%) Haskell
6 1 (6.25%) Objective-C
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Docker
2 5 (31.25%) Postfix
2 5 (31.25%) Squid
2 5 (31.25%) vCloud
2 5 (31.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) KVM
3 1 (6.25%) VirtualBox
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Puppet
2 6 (37.50%) Ansible
2 6 (37.50%) Kibana
3 5 (31.25%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (31.25%) Kubernetes
3 5 (31.25%) logstash
3 5 (31.25%) Rancher
3 5 (31.25%) Rsyslog
3 5 (31.25%) Sysdig
3 5 (31.25%) Terraform
3 5 (31.25%) ZABBIX
4 1 (6.25%) Grafana
4 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Sonatype
3 3 (18.75%) MuleSoft
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Perforce
5 1 (6.25%) Rackspace
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat