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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 134 126 130
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Ant 17 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.23% 1.59% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£479 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.96% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £41.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-7.87% +25.00%
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
402 251 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.07% 8.31% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 153 158
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% +24.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.02 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.52% +0.80%

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 7 July 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
Cheshire - 14 £475 - 3
Manchester - 2 £492 - 2
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 37 (97.37%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) SDLC
3 25 (65.79%) OO
4 23 (60.53%) JUnit
5 20 (52.63%) TDD
6 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (47.37%) DV Cleared
7 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
8 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
8 17 (44.74%) SQL
9 16 (42.11%) Web Services
10 15 (39.47%) HTML
10 15 (39.47%) J2EE
10 15 (39.47%) Gradle
11 14 (36.84%) CSS
11 14 (36.84%) Spring
11 14 (36.84%) Maven
12 13 (34.21%) jQuery
12 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (31.58%) OOD
13 12 (31.58%) OOP
13 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
14 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
15 10 (26.32%) Oracle
15 10 (26.32%) JSON
16 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (21.05%) Open Source
17 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
17 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
17 8 (21.05%) Linux

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
2 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (5.26%) Node.js
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) Internet
2 5 (13.16%) AMQP
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MongoDB
2 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.16%) Big Data
4 5 (13.16%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.26%) CouchDB
6 2 (5.26%) MySQL
6 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (60.53%) JUnit
2 15 (39.47%) Gradle
3 14 (36.84%) Maven
4 7 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.42%) Cucumber
5 6 (15.79%) Eclipse
5 6 (15.79%) Subversion
6 5 (13.16%) JIRA
6 5 (13.16%) Selenium
6 5 (13.16%) Mercurial
7 2 (5.26%) XMLUnit
7 2 (5.26%) HttpUnit
8 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.63%) Apache Ivy
General
1 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Developer
2 25 (65.79%) Java Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
4 3 (7.89%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (5.26%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (2.63%) TIBCO Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.63%) Administrator
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (42.11%) Web Services
2 15 (39.47%) HTML
2 15 (39.47%) J2EE
3 14 (36.84%) CSS
3 14 (36.84%) Spring
4 13 (34.21%) jQuery
5 10 (26.32%) JSON
6 7 (18.42%) RESTful
7 5 (13.16%) Spring MVC
7 5 (13.16%) Java EE
7 5 (13.16%) EJB
7 5 (13.16%) JMS
8 4 (10.53%) Hibernate
8 4 (10.53%) XML
8 4 (10.53%) Struts
9 3 (7.89%) SOAP
9 3 (7.89%) Apache Wicket
9 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
10 2 (5.26%) Middleware
10 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
2 6 (15.79%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (68.42%) SDLC
2 25 (65.79%) OO
3 20 (52.63%) TDD
4 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (31.58%) OOP
5 12 (31.58%) OOD
5 12 (31.58%) Configuration Management
6 11 (28.95%) E-Commerce
7 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (21.05%) Open Source
8 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
9 7 (18.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (18.42%) Dependency Injection
9 7 (18.42%) Scrum
9 7 (18.42%) Web Development
10 6 (15.79%) User Stories
11 5 (13.16%) MapReduce
11 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
11 5 (13.16%) Software Delivery
12 3 (7.89%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 37 (97.37%) Java
2 17 (44.74%) JavaScript
2 17 (44.74%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) Ruby
4 2 (5.26%) Scala
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) Lua
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) XQuery
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) DV Cleared
1 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.63%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
1 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Puppet
1 5 (13.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.63%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
2 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.89%) Adobe
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Sun
5 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.63%) LANDesk