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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 154 136 133
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Ant 12 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.57% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.59% 5.11% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 2
Median daily rate £350 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £426 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
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
464 411 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.94% 11.21% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 244 165
Median daily rate £400 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.18 £37.00 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.02 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.11%

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
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 24 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 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 -5 6 £425 -15.00% 4
Merseyside - 5 £325 - 1
Cheshire -23 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 25 (62.50%) Java
2 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (42.50%) Maven
4 15 (37.50%) XML
5 14 (35.00%) Web Services
6 13 (32.50%) JBoss
6 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
6 13 (32.50%) Oracle
6 13 (32.50%) Gradle
7 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
7 12 (30.00%) CSS
7 12 (30.00%) HTML
8 11 (27.50%) SQL
8 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
8 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
9 10 (25.00%) JSP
9 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (22.50%) ATG
10 9 (22.50%) ATG Dynamo
10 9 (22.50%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (22.50%) Visualforce
10 9 (22.50%) Apex Code
10 9 (22.50%) System Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Ajax
11 8 (20.00%) Finance
11 8 (20.00%) Linux
12 7 (17.50%) Scrum

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 13 (32.50%) JBoss
2 9 (22.50%) ATG Dynamo
3 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.50%) Apache
5 2 (5.00%) nginx
5 2 (5.00%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.50%) Commerce Server
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) PuTTY
1 2 (5.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (10.00%) MySQL
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.50%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.50%) DB2
5 1 (2.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Maven
2 13 (32.50%) Gradle
3 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (15.00%) Subversion
6 5 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (12.50%) Selenium
7 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (7.50%) JIRA
9 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 2 (5.00%) JMeter
9 2 (5.00%) JUnit
9 2 (5.00%) SonarQube
9 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (5.00%) TortoiseSVN
9 2 (5.00%) WATIR
9 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Electronics
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Android Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Salesforce.com Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (7.50%) iOS Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Software QA Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Software Testing Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (37.50%) XML
2 14 (35.00%) Web Services
3 12 (30.00%) CSS
3 12 (30.00%) HTML
4 10 (25.00%) JSP
5 9 (22.50%) Ajax
5 9 (22.50%) Visualforce
6 7 (17.50%) Spring
7 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
8 3 (7.50%) Android SDK
8 3 (7.50%) CSS3
9 2 (5.00%) JSON
9 2 (5.00%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (5.00%) REST
9 2 (5.00%) SOAP
10 1 (2.50%) J2EE
10 1 (2.50%) JDBC
10 1 (2.50%) JSTL
10 1 (2.50%) Servlets
10 1 (2.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) User Experience
2 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Android
3 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) CentOS
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (27.50%) E-Commerce
3 9 (22.50%) System Testing
4 7 (17.50%) Scrum
5 5 (12.50%) Android Development
5 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (12.50%) Kanban
5 5 (12.50%) SDLC
5 5 (12.50%) TDD
6 4 (10.00%) BDD
6 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.00%) SOLID
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) DevOps
7 3 (7.50%) Front End Development
7 3 (7.50%) iOS Development
7 3 (7.50%) Mobile Application Development
7 3 (7.50%) OO
8 2 (5.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 10 (25.00%) PL/SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Apex Code
6 4 (10.00%) Ruby
7 3 (7.50%) Apple Swift
7 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
7 3 (7.50%) Python
8 2 (5.00%) Go
8 2 (5.00%) Perl
8 2 (5.00%) PHP
9 1 (2.50%) Jython
9 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) ATG
2 9 (22.50%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (12.50%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) Perforce