The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 87 85 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.20% 0.077% -
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
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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
146 113 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.62% 8.70% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 67 58
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £112.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -66.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (66.67%) Subversion
4 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
4 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) Oracle
4 8 (66.67%) OO
4 8 (66.67%) Gradle
4 8 (66.67%) User Stories
4 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (58.33%) Software Delivery
5 7 (58.33%) SDLC
5 7 (58.33%) Atlassian
5 7 (58.33%) Big Data
5 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database
5 7 (58.33%) Vagrant
5 7 (58.33%) Confluence
5 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
5 7 (58.33%) Puppet
5 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
5 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (58.33%) MapReduce
5 7 (58.33%) JMS
5 7 (58.33%) Eclipse

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (58.33%) Confluence
1 7 (58.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
1 7 (58.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) Big Data
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle Database
1 7 (58.33%) MongoDB
1 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
1 7 (58.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Subversion
1 8 (66.67%) Gradle
2 7 (58.33%) Cucumber
2 7 (58.33%) Eclipse
2 7 (58.33%) JUnit
2 7 (58.33%) Mercurial
2 7 (58.33%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
1 9 (75.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) TIBCO Support
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) TIBCO Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) EJB
2 7 (58.33%) Java EE
2 7 (58.33%) JSON
3 3 (25.00%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
5 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Flex
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Scrum
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (66.67%) OO
2 8 (66.67%) User Stories
3 7 (58.33%) Software Delivery
3 7 (58.33%) SDLC
3 7 (58.33%) MapReduce
3 7 (58.33%) Open Source
3 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) EAI
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Lua
4 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) DV Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Vagrant
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) Atlassian
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) Sun