The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 23 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 127 119 92
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 7 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.100% 0.26% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 2.13% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 25
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£425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
278 329 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.25% 12.35% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 173 164
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
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 the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the North West region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Manchester - - - - 5
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (70.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) RESTful
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) JUnit
4 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (30.00%) SOAP
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 3 (30.00%) Middleware
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) BPEL
4 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) HttpUnit
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (30.00%) XMLUnit
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (20.00%) NoSQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) AquaLogic
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) CouchDB
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Couchbase
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) JUnit
1 3 (30.00%) HttpUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) XMLUnit
1 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Gradle
2 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (20.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Test Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
3 2 (20.00%) Spring MVC
3 2 (20.00%) J2EE
3 2 (20.00%) CSS
3 2 (20.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) XHTML
4 1 (10.00%) JMS
4 1 (10.00%) JDBC
4 1 (10.00%) EJB
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Games
1 1 (10.00%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Android
2 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (30.00%) SOA
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (30.00%) BPEL
2 2 (20.00%) BDD
2 2 (20.00%) ATDD
2 2 (20.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) B2C
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) XQuery
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) C
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) BEA
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe