The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 101 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.18% 0.51% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 2.89% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £420 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £431 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £399 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-72.01% -14.73%
Ant
North West

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

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
259 346 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.44% 17.77% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 180 148
Median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Manchester region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 £375 -
Stockport - 1 £420 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Ant.

1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (90.00%) Maven
3 8 (80.00%) Subversion
3 8 (80.00%) Spring
3 8 (80.00%) Gradle
3 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (70.00%) Hibernate
4 7 (70.00%) Linux
5 6 (60.00%) Perforce
5 6 (60.00%) IBM
5 6 (60.00%) Google
5 6 (60.00%) GWT
6 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 2 (20.00%) XML
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 2 (20.00%) SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 2 (20.00%) Groovy
7 2 (20.00%) Ruby
7 2 (20.00%) RESTful
8 1 (10.00%) Scala
8 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
8 1 (10.00%) Clojure
8 1 (10.00%) Puppet
8 1 (10.00%) MongoDB

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Liferay
2 1 (10.00%) Mule
2 1 (10.00%) Mule ESB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Maven
2 8 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (80.00%) Gradle
2 8 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (80.00%) Subversion
3 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (10.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft Architect
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) Hibernate
3 6 (60.00%) GWT
4 2 (20.00%) RESTful
4 2 (20.00%) SOAP
4 2 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) Java EE
5 1 (10.00%) Java SE
5 1 (10.00%) JMS
5 1 (10.00%) JPA
5 1 (10.00%) JSF
5 1 (10.00%) JSON
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (30.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (10.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Groovy
2 2 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Clojure
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Google
1 6 (60.00%) IBM
1 6 (60.00%) Perforce
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) MuleSoft