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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 94 83 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.71% 0.49% 0.088%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.01% 3.61% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 1
Average daily rate £375 £488 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
324 194 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.77% 13.67% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 150 69
Average daily rate £345 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheadle - 1 £400 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 16 (76.19%) Gradle
2 15 (71.43%) Java
3 14 (66.67%) Maven
4 12 (57.14%) Linux
4 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
5 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
6 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
6 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (42.86%) Spring
7 9 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
7 9 (42.86%) IBM
7 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 8 (38.10%) JBoss
8 8 (38.10%) Perforce
8 8 (38.10%) Electronics
8 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (38.10%) SOLID
8 8 (38.10%) Subversion
9 6 (28.57%) Apache
9 6 (28.57%) XML
10 5 (23.81%) HTML
10 5 (23.81%) SOA
10 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
10 5 (23.81%) Selenium
11 4 (19.05%) Android
11 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
11 4 (19.05%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (19.05%) CSS3
11 4 (19.05%) Android Development

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (38.10%) JBoss
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Gradle
2 14 (66.67%) Maven
3 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
4 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
5 8 (38.10%) Subversion
6 5 (23.81%) Eclipse
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
7 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (4.76%) IntelliJ
8 1 (4.76%) JIRA
8 1 (4.76%) JUnit
8 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (38.10%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Aerospace
3 1 (4.76%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Developer
2 10 (47.62%) Software Engineer
3 6 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Android Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Deployment Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) iOS Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Hibernate
1 9 (42.86%) Spring
2 6 (28.57%) XML
3 5 (23.81%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) CSS
4 4 (19.05%) CSS3
5 3 (14.29%) Android SDK
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
6 1 (4.76%) Java EE
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) REST
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
6 1 (4.76%) Visualforce
6 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Android
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (47.62%) Software Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) SOLID
3 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) Android Development
4 4 (19.05%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Web Development
5 3 (14.29%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) BPMN
7 1 (4.76%) iOS Development
7 1 (4.76%) QA Automation
7 1 (4.76%) SDLC
7 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 9 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Apex Code
4 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
4 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) IBM
2 8 (38.10%) Perforce
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com