The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank - 12 25
Contract jobs citing Ant 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 4.62% 0.61%
As % of the Development Applications category - 25.00% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +34.78%
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County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Development Applications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
5 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.76% 18.46% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate £270 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £398 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Belfast region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Ant
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant.

1 4 (100.00%) Perforce
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) AccuRev
1 4 (100.00%) Build Forge
1 4 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) Python
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Build Forge
1 4 (100.00%) MSBuild
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Release Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Build and Release Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Perl
1 4 (100.00%) VBScript
1 4 (100.00%) Python
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Perforce
1 4 (100.00%) AccuRev