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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 121 125 103
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.19% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.35% 1.91% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 7
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£400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
394 262 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.74% 9.76% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 133 92
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.53 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.16% +15.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.02 £23.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.08 £44.25 £32.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 0 9 £500 +33.33% 5
Cheshire - 6 £344 - 2
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 30 (96.77%) Java
2 18 (58.06%) JUnit
3 17 (54.84%) Oracle
3 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (51.61%) Web Services
5 14 (45.16%) Spring
5 14 (45.16%) Open Source
6 13 (41.94%) Linux
7 12 (38.71%) SQL
8 11 (35.48%) Tomcat
8 11 (35.48%) Struts
8 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
8 11 (35.48%) Maven
9 10 (32.26%) TDD
9 10 (32.26%) Spring MVC
9 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (29.03%) Selenium
10 9 (29.03%) Windows
10 9 (29.03%) Hibernate
10 9 (29.03%) Eclipse
10 9 (29.03%) Gradle
10 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (25.81%) Vagrant
11 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
11 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
11 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
11 8 (25.81%) Apache Wicket
11 8 (25.81%) NoSQL
11 8 (25.81%) Puppet
12 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (35.48%) Tomcat
2 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
3 7 (22.58%) Node.js
4 6 (19.35%) WebSphere
4 6 (19.35%) Confluence
5 5 (16.13%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (16.13%) IIS
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 3 (9.68%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 6 (19.35%) AMQP
3 3 (9.68%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
2 8 (25.81%) NoSQL
3 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database
4 6 (19.35%) Big Data
4 6 (19.35%) Hadoop
5 4 (12.90%) MySQL
6 2 (6.45%) CouchDB
6 2 (6.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (58.06%) JUnit
2 11 (35.48%) Maven
3 9 (29.03%) Eclipse
3 9 (29.03%) Selenium
3 9 (29.03%) Gradle
4 7 (22.58%) Mercurial
4 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
5 6 (19.35%) Subversion
5 6 (19.35%) JIRA
6 2 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 2 (6.45%) NUnit
6 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.45%) MSTest
7 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
7 1 (3.23%) XMLUnit
7 1 (3.23%) HttpUnit
7 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Developer
2 17 (54.84%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) TIBCO Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) TIBCO Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) TIBCO Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Web Services
2 14 (45.16%) Spring
3 11 (35.48%) Struts
4 10 (32.26%) Spring MVC
5 9 (29.03%) Hibernate
6 8 (25.81%) Apache Wicket
6 8 (25.81%) AngularJS
7 7 (22.58%) RESTful
7 7 (22.58%) HTML
8 6 (19.35%) EJB
8 6 (19.35%) JMS
8 6 (19.35%) Java EE
8 6 (19.35%) JSON
9 5 (16.13%) jQuery
9 5 (16.13%) XML
10 4 (12.90%) CSS
10 4 (12.90%) J2EE
11 3 (9.68%) JDBC
11 3 (9.68%) JSP
11 3 (9.68%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Open Source
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 7 (22.58%) UNIX
4 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.68%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) TDD
2 10 (32.26%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
3 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) Configuration Management
4 6 (19.35%) OO
4 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
4 6 (19.35%) Scrum
4 6 (19.35%) MapReduce
4 6 (19.35%) User Stories
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
6 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.68%) BDD
7 2 (6.45%) ATDD
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) MVVM
7 2 (6.45%) Web Development
7 2 (6.45%) EAI
8 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) Java
2 12 (38.71%) SQL
3 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 5 (16.13%) Scala
5 4 (12.90%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
6 3 (9.68%) Ruby
7 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.45%) C#
7 2 (6.45%) Perl
8 1 (3.23%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) DV Cleared
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
1 8 (25.81%) Vagrant
2 5 (16.13%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) IBM
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
2 6 (19.35%) Atlassian
3 5 (16.13%) TIBCO
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
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