The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 33 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.37% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.70% 5.56% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £320 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £386 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.50% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.78%
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 Merseyside region.

Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
37 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.60% 9.35% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 9
Median daily rate £320 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £144 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Southport - 1 £320 - 2
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Ant.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) MySQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) JSP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) JBoss
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Ajax
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) WATIR
2 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) System Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) TortoiseSVN
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 3 (50.00%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (50.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (50.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) JMeter
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (50.00%) WATIR
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Testing Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Ajax
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) JSP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) System Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) ATG
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle