The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 34 42 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.90% 0.26% 0.54%
As % of the Development Applications category 27.27% 5.26% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.77%
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
22 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.98% 4.97% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 8
Average daily rate £325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £245 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.17% -2.01%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Liverpool -2 4 £325 -13.33%
Southport - 2 £313 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) PL/SQL
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) ATG
2 9 (81.82%) ATG Dynamo
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle
2 9 (81.82%) CSS
2 9 (81.82%) JSP
2 9 (81.82%) Web Services
2 9 (81.82%) XML
2 9 (81.82%) JBoss
2 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (81.82%) Ajax
2 9 (81.82%) System Testing
2 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database
2 9 (81.82%) Maven
2 9 (81.82%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) PuTTY
3 2 (18.18%) WinSCP
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
3 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) ATG Dynamo
1 9 (81.82%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) PuTTY
1 2 (18.18%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (81.82%) Maven
2 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) JMeter
2 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (18.18%) WATIR
2 2 (18.18%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
1 9 (81.82%) Java Developer
2 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) Ajax
1 9 (81.82%) CSS
1 9 (81.82%) HTML
1 9 (81.82%) JSP
1 9 (81.82%) Web Services
1 9 (81.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) E-Commerce
1 9 (81.82%) System Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Management
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 9 (81.82%) PL/SQL
2 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) ATG
1 9 (81.82%) Oracle