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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 157 133 129
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.097% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.83% 0.91% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -
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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
547 328 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.65% 10.63% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 193 170
Average daily rate £388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £30.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £36.70 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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
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 28 August 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 £395 - 4
Cheshire -7 3 £400 +19.40% 2
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (93.55%) Java
2 22 (70.97%) OO
3 21 (67.74%) SDLC
4 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (51.61%) TDD
4 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
5 15 (48.39%) Maven
5 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
5 15 (48.39%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) JUnit
6 14 (45.16%) J2EE
6 14 (45.16%) CSS
6 14 (45.16%) HTML
7 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (38.71%) OOP
8 12 (38.71%) jQuery
8 12 (38.71%) Gradle
8 12 (38.71%) OOD
9 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
10 10 (32.26%) Spring
11 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
11 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (25.81%) Web Services
12 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
13 7 (22.58%) Linux
13 7 (22.58%) Dependency Injection
13 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (22.58%) Web Development
13 7 (22.58%) JSON
14 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.45%) JBoss
1 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Internet
2 2 (6.45%) AMQP
3 1 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MongoDB
1 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) JUnit
1 15 (48.39%) Maven
2 12 (38.71%) Gradle
3 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.13%) Subversion
5 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
5 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
6 2 (6.45%) JIRA
7 1 (3.23%) Selenium
7 1 (3.23%) HttpUnit
7 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.23%) XMLUnit
7 1 (3.23%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 1 (3.23%) Electronics
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 18 (58.06%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Configuration Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Build and Release Manager
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Software Release Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Build Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) HTML
1 14 (45.16%) J2EE
1 14 (45.16%) CSS
2 12 (38.71%) jQuery
3 10 (32.26%) Spring
4 8 (25.81%) Web Services
5 7 (22.58%) JSON
6 3 (9.68%) .NET
6 3 (9.68%) RESTful
7 2 (6.45%) EJB
7 2 (6.45%) Spring MVC
7 2 (6.45%) Java EE
7 2 (6.45%) JMS
8 1 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
8 1 (3.23%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (3.23%) XML
8 1 (3.23%) JSP
8 1 (3.23%) SOAP
8 1 (3.23%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) OO
2 21 (67.74%) SDLC
3 16 (51.61%) TDD
4 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (38.71%) OOD
5 12 (38.71%) OOP
6 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
7 8 (25.81%) E-Commerce
8 7 (22.58%) Web Development
8 7 (22.58%) Responsive Web Design
8 7 (22.58%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
10 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
10 4 (12.90%) Scrum
11 3 (9.68%) Project Management
11 3 (9.68%) User Stories
11 3 (9.68%) DevOps
11 3 (9.68%) Software Delivery
12 2 (6.45%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 29 (93.55%) Java
2 16 (51.61%) JavaScript
3 15 (48.39%) SQL
4 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.45%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) LINC
6 1 (3.23%) Lua
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) Perl
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (48.39%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
3 1 (3.23%) OCPJP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
1 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) BladeLogic
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) IBM
2 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Unisys
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.23%) Perforce
4 1 (3.23%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) BMC
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