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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 76 80 71
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.089% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.89% 0.85% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£488 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
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
180 117 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.86% 10.42% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 70 60
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £299 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - - 4
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) Web Services
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) JUnit
4 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (50.00%) EJB
4 4 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (50.00%) JMS
4 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (50.00%) Java EE
4 4 (50.00%) Big Data
4 4 (50.00%) Gradle
4 4 (50.00%) User Stories
4 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
4 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 4 (50.00%) Subversion
4 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (50.00%) Scrum
4 4 (50.00%) JSON
4 4 (50.00%) JIRA
4 4 (50.00%) Atlassian
4 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (50.00%) Confluence
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (50.00%) Gradle
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Support
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO Support
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) EJB
2 4 (50.00%) JMS
2 4 (50.00%) Java EE
2 4 (50.00%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) OO
1 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 4 (50.00%) User Stories
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) TDD
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (50.00%) MapReduce
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) EAI
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Vagrant
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (37.50%) TIBCO
4 1 (12.50%) IBM