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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 133 125 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 7 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.24% 1.04%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.11% 1.98% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 26
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£380 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 - £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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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
359 353 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.29% 11.93% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 184 179
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £31.25 £32.03 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% -14.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.91 £25.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 £43.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

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 19 September 2014. 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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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
Cheshire - 2 £335 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £425 -
Manchester - - - - 7
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 5 (62.50%) UNIX
3 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (50.00%) RESTful
4 3 (37.50%) CouchDB
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (37.50%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
4 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 3 (37.50%) ATDD
4 3 (37.50%) Couchbase
4 3 (37.50%) Gradle
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) XQuery
5 2 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (25.00%) SOA

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (12.50%) AquaLogic
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) CouchDB
1 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
1 3 (37.50%) Couchbase
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Gradle
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) XMLUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) HttpUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Spring
2 4 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (37.50%) Spring MVC
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) J2EE
4 2 (25.00%) XSLT
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) JSP
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (12.50%) jQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Servlets
5 1 (12.50%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Struts
5 1 (12.50%) XSD
5 1 (12.50%) EJB
5 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Online Gambling
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) BDD
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) MVC
1 3 (37.50%) ATDD
2 2 (25.00%) OO
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) BPEL
3 1 (12.50%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) XQuery
5 1 (12.50%) Ruby
5 1 (12.50%) C
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) BEA