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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 145 144 130
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.29% 0.099%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.03% 2.59% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £420 £450 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £410 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £390 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Ant
England

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
492 424 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.49% 11.05% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 258 180
Median daily rate £400 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.47% +9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.82%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Manchester -3 8 £420 -16.00% 5
Cheshire -2 1 £475 +18.75% 2
Merseyside - 1 £320 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 North West region with a requirement for Ant.

1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (41.94%) Maven
4 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
4 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
5 11 (35.48%) Gradle
6 10 (32.26%) Scrum
7 9 (29.03%) XML
8 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 8 (25.81%) Web Services
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) Spring
8 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (22.58%) Kanban
9 7 (22.58%) Oracle
9 7 (22.58%) SDLC
10 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
10 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
10 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (19.35%) Subversion
10 6 (19.35%) Visualforce
10 6 (19.35%) Apex Code
11 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
11 5 (16.13%) Ruby
11 5 (16.13%) Banking
11 5 (16.13%) IBM
11 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
11 5 (16.13%) OO

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (16.13%) JBoss
1 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 4 (12.90%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (6.45%) nginx
3 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.23%) Commerce Server
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 2 (6.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) PuTTY
1 3 (9.68%) WinSCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
2 5 (16.13%) MySQL
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Maven
2 12 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
3 11 (35.48%) Gradle
4 6 (19.35%) Subversion
5 5 (16.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.90%) JIRA
6 4 (12.90%) Selenium
7 3 (9.68%) JMeter
7 3 (9.68%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (9.68%) WATIR
7 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
8 2 (6.45%) GoCD
8 2 (6.45%) SonarQube
8 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (3.23%) JUnit
9 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (3.23%) Xcode
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Salesforce.com Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) iOS Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps
8 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) SOA Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) Spring
2 8 (25.81%) Web Services
3 6 (19.35%) Visualforce
4 5 (16.13%) CSS
4 5 (16.13%) Hibernate
4 5 (16.13%) HTML
4 5 (16.13%) JSP
5 4 (12.90%) Ajax
5 4 (12.90%) GWT
5 4 (12.90%) JSON
6 2 (6.45%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (6.45%) REST
6 2 (6.45%) RESTful
6 2 (6.45%) SOAP
7 1 (3.23%) Akka
7 1 (3.23%) CSS3
7 1 (3.23%) JDBC
7 1 (3.23%) Servlets
7 1 (3.23%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) User Experience
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.45%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Kanban
4 7 (22.58%) SDLC
5 6 (19.35%) E-Commerce
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (16.13%) OO
7 4 (12.90%) System Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
8 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.68%) iOS Development
8 3 (9.68%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) TDD
8 3 (9.68%) Validation
8 3 (9.68%) Web Development
9 2 (6.45%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Apex Code
4 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
5 3 (9.68%) Apple Swift
5 3 (9.68%) Objective-C
5 3 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 2 (6.45%) Go
6 2 (6.45%) Perl
6 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Jython
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (16.13%) IBM
4 4 (12.90%) ATG
4 4 (12.90%) Google
4 4 (12.90%) Perforce