The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 55 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.16% 0.16% -
As % of the Development Applications category 3.85% 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £230 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.89% -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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West Midlands

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

Development Applications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
26 57 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.17% 9.34% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 36
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £30.00
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 Birmingham

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 6 (85.71%) Java
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) Android
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) HTML5
3 4 (57.14%) PhoneGap
3 4 (57.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
3 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
3 4 (57.14%) Android Development
3 4 (57.14%) iOS Development
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
3 4 (57.14%) User Experience
3 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 3 (42.86%) Spring
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
4 3 (42.86%) Sencha
5 2 (28.57%) Scala

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) CMS
1 2 (28.57%) Magnolia
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Solutions Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Android Developer
4 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) HTML5
2 4 (57.14%) PhoneGap
2 4 (57.14%) AngularJS
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) Spring
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) JSON
4 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) User Experience
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Android
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) OOP
3 4 (57.14%) SOA
3 4 (57.14%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (57.14%) Android Development
3 4 (57.14%) iOS Development
3 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 3 (42.86%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (28.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) Scala
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Sencha