The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 135 134 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs citing Ant 21 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.82% 1.97% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 5
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£450 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 - £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
436 305 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.28% 9.63% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 159 99
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.47 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £53.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Cheshire - 13 £438 - 3
Manchester -4 4 £500 - 3
Lancashire - 2 £456 -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 40 (100.00%) Java
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (57.50%) JUnit
4 21 (52.50%) Web Services
4 21 (52.50%) Spring
5 18 (45.00%) Maven
5 18 (45.00%) OO
5 18 (45.00%) Oracle
6 17 (42.50%) SQL
6 17 (42.50%) Gradle
7 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (37.50%) Open Source
9 14 (35.00%) TDD
9 14 (35.00%) Linux
9 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
10 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
11 12 (30.00%) JSON
11 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
12 11 (27.50%) Struts
12 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
12 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
13 10 (25.00%) Spring MVC
13 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
13 10 (25.00%) Windows
13 10 (25.00%) Eclipse
14 9 (22.50%) Hibernate
14 9 (22.50%) HTML
14 9 (22.50%) WebLogic

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 12 (30.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (22.50%) WebLogic
3 7 (17.50%) Confluence
4 6 (15.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (12.50%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (12.50%) Node.js
6 3 (7.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (7.50%) IIS
6 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (2.50%) JBoss
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Internet
2 7 (17.50%) AMQP
3 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) MongoDB
2 9 (22.50%) NoSQL
3 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (17.50%) Big Data
4 7 (17.50%) Hadoop
5 4 (10.00%) MySQL
6 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (5.00%) CouchDB
7 2 (5.00%) Couchbase
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (57.50%) JUnit
2 18 (45.00%) Maven
3 17 (42.50%) Gradle
4 10 (25.00%) Eclipse
5 9 (22.50%) Selenium
6 8 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (17.50%) JIRA
7 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
7 7 (17.50%) Mercurial
7 7 (17.50%) Subversion
8 1 (2.50%) HttpUnit
8 1 (2.50%) XMLUnit
Job Titles
1 28 (70.00%) Developer
2 23 (57.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) TIBCO Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Lead Developer
6 2 (5.00%) TIBCO Support
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (52.50%) Web Services
1 21 (52.50%) Spring
2 12 (30.00%) JSON
3 11 (27.50%) Struts
4 10 (25.00%) Spring MVC
5 9 (22.50%) HTML
5 9 (22.50%) Hibernate
6 8 (20.00%) J2EE
6 8 (20.00%) Apache Wicket
6 8 (20.00%) RESTful
6 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 7 (17.50%) jQuery
7 7 (17.50%) Java EE
7 7 (17.50%) EJB
7 7 (17.50%) JMS
8 6 (15.00%) CSS
8 6 (15.00%) XML
9 3 (7.50%) JDBC
9 3 (7.50%) JSP
9 3 (7.50%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (37.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 3 (7.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (45.00%) OO
3 14 (35.00%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) Configuration Management
4 10 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Software Engineering
6 7 (17.50%) SOA
6 7 (17.50%) Software Delivery
6 7 (17.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (17.50%) User Stories
6 7 (17.50%) Web Development
6 7 (17.50%) Dependency Injection
6 7 (17.50%) MapReduce
7 4 (10.00%) OOP
7 4 (10.00%) OOD
8 3 (7.50%) BDD
9 2 (5.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 40 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (42.50%) SQL
3 10 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) Scala
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.00%) Perl
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) XQuery
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) DV Cleared
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Puppet
1 7 (17.50%) Vagrant
2 5 (12.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.50%) Atlassian
3 6 (15.00%) IBM
4 5 (12.50%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.00%) Adobe
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