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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 153 147 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.86% 2.18% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £420 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-72.01% -14.73%
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
467 643 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.67% 15.35% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 362 255
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 14
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £25.00 £27.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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 4 December 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 3 £420 +12.00% 1
Cheshire +15 1 - - 2
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 12 (100.00%) Java
2 11 (91.67%) Maven
3 10 (83.33%) Spring
3 10 (83.33%) Git (software)
4 9 (75.00%) Gradle
4 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
5 8 (66.67%) Subversion
6 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
6 7 (58.33%) Linux
6 7 (58.33%) Google
7 6 (50.00%) GWT
7 6 (50.00%) IBM
7 6 (50.00%) Perforce
8 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (41.67%) TDD
9 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
9 4 (33.33%) RESTful
10 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
10 3 (25.00%) Scrum
10 3 (25.00%) HTML
10 3 (25.00%) CSS
10 3 (25.00%) XML
10 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (25.00%) SQL
10 3 (25.00%) Web Development
11 2 (16.67%) Ruby
11 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
11 2 (16.67%) Kanban

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 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Liferay
2 1 (8.33%) Mule
2 1 (8.33%) Mule ESB
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Maven
2 10 (83.33%) Git (software)
3 9 (75.00%) Gradle
3 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (66.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) JUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (8.33%) EasyMock
6 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (8.33%) JBehave
6 1 (8.33%) Mockito
6 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) Toad
6 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Java Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft Architect
4 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
3 6 (50.00%) GWT
4 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) CSS3
6 2 (16.67%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) JMS
6 2 (16.67%) JSON
6 2 (16.67%) SOAP
6 2 (16.67%) Web Services
7 1 (8.33%) Akka
7 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 1 (8.33%) Backbone.js
7 1 (8.33%) Express
7 1 (8.33%) jQuery
7 1 (8.33%) Material Design
7 1 (8.33%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Kanban
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) SOA
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Groovy
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Clojure
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Capistrano
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Google
2 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) Perforce
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft