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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 139 128 123
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.099% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.63% 1.08% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£450 £418 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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
418 279 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.81% 9.19% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 180 166
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 13
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £30.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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 29 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 +5 9 £400 +19.40% 2
Manchester - 1 £500 - 6
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 29 (96.67%) Java
2 25 (83.33%) SDLC
3 24 (80.00%) OO
4 18 (60.00%) TDD
5 17 (56.67%) JUnit
5 17 (56.67%) DV Cleared
5 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
6 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (46.67%) SQL
7 14 (46.67%) J2EE
8 13 (43.33%) HTML
8 13 (43.33%) CSS
8 13 (43.33%) Gradle
9 12 (40.00%) jQuery
9 12 (40.00%) OOD
9 12 (40.00%) OOP
10 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
10 11 (36.67%) Web Services
10 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (33.33%) Maven
12 9 (30.00%) JSON
12 9 (30.00%) Spring
13 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
14 7 (23.33%) Web Development
14 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
14 7 (23.33%) Dependency Injection
14 7 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
15 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) AMQP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 5 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 5 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (13.33%) Big Data
2 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) JUnit
2 13 (43.33%) Gradle
3 10 (33.33%) Maven
4 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 5 (16.67%) Subversion
6 4 (13.33%) Eclipse
6 4 (13.33%) JIRA
6 4 (13.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (3.33%) XMLUnit
7 1 (3.33%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium
7 1 (3.33%) HttpUnit
7 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
General
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Developer
2 20 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Technical Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Java Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (46.67%) J2EE
2 13 (43.33%) HTML
2 13 (43.33%) CSS
3 12 (40.00%) jQuery
4 11 (36.67%) Web Services
5 9 (30.00%) Spring
5 9 (30.00%) JSON
6 4 (13.33%) RESTful
6 4 (13.33%) Java EE
6 4 (13.33%) JMS
6 4 (13.33%) EJB
7 3 (10.00%) XML
8 2 (6.67%) SOAP
8 2 (6.67%) Middleware
8 2 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
9 1 (3.33%) Apache Flex
9 1 (3.33%) OSGi
9 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) SDLC
2 24 (80.00%) OO
3 18 (60.00%) TDD
4 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (40.00%) OOD
5 12 (40.00%) OOP
6 11 (36.67%) Configuration Management
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
8 7 (23.33%) Web Development
8 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (23.33%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) User Stories
11 4 (13.33%) Open Source
11 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
11 4 (13.33%) MapReduce
11 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
12 2 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (46.67%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) Lua
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) XQuery
5 1 (3.33%) Perl
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) DV Cleared
1 17 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Sun Certification
2 1 (3.33%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
1 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.33%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) LANDesk