The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Merseyside region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 28 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.47% - 2.97%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.76% - 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£500 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £334
% change year-on-year
- +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Development Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
21 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.81% 10.48% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 17
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Ant
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Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) XQuery
1 2 (100.00%) BEA
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) BPEL
1 2 (100.00%) AquaLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) AquaLogic
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) EJB
2 1 (50.00%) XSLT
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) BPEL
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) XQuery
2 1 (50.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) BEA