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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
North West / Manchester
Rank 93 95 87
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Ant 2 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.64% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.89% 3.45% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Median daily rate £469 £350 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £415 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
225 348 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.52% 18.67% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 203 141
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Median hourly rate £51.00 £31.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% +12.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +12.97%

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 - 2 £469 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Maven
3 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (75.00%) Gradle
4 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (62.50%) Subversion
5 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (50.00%) Spring
6 3 (37.50%) Google
6 3 (37.50%) GWT
6 3 (37.50%) Perforce
6 3 (37.50%) IBM
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (25.00%) TDD
7 2 (25.00%) Service Management
7 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (25.00%) SOAP
7 2 (25.00%) Oracle
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 2 (25.00%) IaaS
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
7 2 (25.00%) PaaS
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

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 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Liferay
2 1 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Maven
2 6 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (75.00%) Gradle
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
5 1 (12.50%) JUnit
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Toad
5 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Environment And Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
4 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft Architect
4 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
4 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) GWT
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Java EE
4 1 (12.50%) Java SE
4 1 (12.50%) JMS
4 1 (12.50%) JPA
4 1 (12.50%) JSF
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Groovy
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (12.50%) Clojure
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Google
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Perforce
2 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft