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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 105 125 100
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing Ant 23 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.11% 0.91%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.87% 1.26% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
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
392 238 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.71% 8.82% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 116 123
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.90 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.38 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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
Manchester +4 7 £488 +30.00% 7
Cheshire - 5 £344 - 3
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 27 (96.43%) Java
2 17 (60.71%) JUnit
3 15 (53.57%) Oracle
4 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (50.00%) Spring
5 13 (46.43%) SQL
5 13 (46.43%) Web Services
6 12 (42.86%) Struts
6 12 (42.86%) Open Source
7 11 (39.29%) Linux
7 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
8 10 (35.71%) Maven
8 10 (35.71%) Spring MVC
9 9 (32.14%) Selenium
9 9 (32.14%) MongoDB
10 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (28.57%) Apache Wicket
10 8 (28.57%) TDD
10 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
10 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
10 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
11 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (25.00%) UNIX
11 7 (25.00%) Windows
11 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
11 7 (25.00%) HTML
11 7 (25.00%) Node.js
12 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
12 6 (21.43%) Puppet
12 6 (21.43%) RESTful

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (39.29%) Tomcat
2 7 (25.00%) Node.js
3 6 (21.43%) WebSphere
4 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
4 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 5 (17.86%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (14.29%) Confluence
6 3 (10.71%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 4 (14.29%) AMQP
3 3 (10.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 4 (14.29%) Big Data
5 3 (10.71%) MySQL
6 2 (7.14%) CouchDB
6 2 (7.14%) Couchbase
6 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (60.71%) JUnit
2 10 (35.71%) Maven
3 9 (32.14%) Selenium
4 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
5 6 (21.43%) Gradle
6 5 (17.86%) Subversion
6 5 (17.86%) Mercurial
6 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.29%) JIRA
8 2 (7.14%) MSTest
8 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
8 2 (7.14%) NUnit
8 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
9 1 (3.57%) HttpUnit
9 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
9 1 (3.57%) XMLUnit
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 15 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) TIBCO Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Support
5 2 (7.14%) TIBCO Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (50.00%) Spring
2 13 (46.43%) Web Services
3 12 (42.86%) Struts
4 10 (35.71%) Spring MVC
5 8 (28.57%) Apache Wicket
5 8 (28.57%) Hibernate
5 8 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (21.43%) RESTful
8 5 (17.86%) jQuery
9 4 (14.29%) Java EE
9 4 (14.29%) JSON
9 4 (14.29%) EJB
9 4 (14.29%) CSS
9 4 (14.29%) J2EE
9 4 (14.29%) JMS
9 4 (14.29%) JSP
9 4 (14.29%) XML
10 3 (10.71%) Rendezvous
10 3 (10.71%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Open Source
2 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) UNIX
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (28.57%) TDD
3 6 (21.43%) SOA
4 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) MapReduce
5 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) OO
5 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.29%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) MVVM
7 2 (7.14%) Web Development
7 2 (7.14%) EAI
7 2 (7.14%) DevOps
7 2 (7.14%) ATDD
8 1 (3.57%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
Programming Languages
1 27 (96.43%) Java
2 13 (46.43%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
4 5 (17.86%) Scala
5 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.71%) Ruby
6 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (7.14%) C#
6 2 (7.14%) Perl
7 1 (3.57%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
1 6 (21.43%) Vagrant
2 5 (17.86%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) IBM
3 5 (17.86%) TIBCO
4 4 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Adobe
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