The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 127 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.082% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.77% 0.75% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
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£478 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -19.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
- -60.00%
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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 South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
470 267 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.73% 10.89% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 171 176
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 23
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.62 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the South West region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the South West region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Wiltshire -6 2 £335 -7.58% 1
Bristol - 1 £375 - 9
Somerset - - - - 6
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 34 (89.47%) Java
2 30 (78.95%) Maven
3 27 (71.05%) Security Cleared
4 26 (68.42%) JavaScript
5 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (65.79%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (63.16%) Release Management
6 24 (63.16%) Apache Ivy
6 24 (63.16%) OO
6 24 (63.16%) Python
7 23 (60.53%) DV Cleared
8 22 (57.89%) Perl
8 22 (57.89%) Subversion
9 19 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 19 (50.00%) ClearCase
10 17 (44.74%) UNIX
10 17 (44.74%) Eclipse
10 17 (44.74%) PHP
10 17 (44.74%) Scrum
10 17 (44.74%) Lua
11 16 (42.11%) Bash Shell
12 13 (34.21%) Spring
13 12 (31.58%) Sun
13 12 (31.58%) Sun Certification
14 11 (28.95%) Linux
14 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
15 10 (26.32%) Oracle
16 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
17 8 (21.05%) Hibernate

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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%) Apache
1 7 (18.42%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database 11g
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (78.95%) Maven
2 24 (63.16%) Apache Ivy
3 22 (57.89%) Subversion
4 19 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 19 (50.00%) ClearCase
5 17 (44.74%) Eclipse
6 11 (28.95%) Jenkins
7 7 (18.42%) JUnit
8 5 (13.16%) NetBeans
9 4 (10.53%) Hudson
9 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
10 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
11 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
11 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (2.63%) MSBuild
11 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (2.63%) Retail
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (89.47%) Developer
2 32 (84.21%) Java Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Java Developer
3 10 (26.32%) Senior Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Lead Developer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) GUI Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) C++ Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Spring
2 8 (21.05%) Hibernate
2 8 (21.05%) J2EE
3 7 (18.42%) JSP
3 7 (18.42%) Java EE
3 7 (18.42%) Spring MVC
3 7 (18.42%) jQuery
4 6 (15.79%) CSS
4 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 5 (13.16%) Apache Camel
6 4 (10.53%) JSON
6 4 (10.53%) Ajax
7 3 (7.89%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) Middleware
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (2.63%) .NET
9 1 (2.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) UNIX
2 11 (28.95%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (65.79%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (63.16%) Release Management
2 24 (63.16%) OO
3 17 (44.74%) Scrum
4 7 (18.42%) MVC
4 7 (18.42%) Web Application Development
4 7 (18.42%) System Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.79%) OOD
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) User Stories
6 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
8 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.89%) Project Management
9 2 (5.26%) Information Management
10 1 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
10 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
10 1 (2.63%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (89.47%) Java
2 26 (68.42%) JavaScript
3 24 (63.16%) Python
4 22 (57.89%) Perl
5 17 (44.74%) PHP
5 17 (44.74%) Lua
6 16 (42.11%) Bash Shell
7 7 (18.42%) Ruby
8 6 (15.79%) C++
9 3 (7.89%) C#
10 2 (5.26%) C
11 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (71.05%) Security Cleared
2 23 (60.53%) DV Cleared
3 12 (31.58%) Sun Certification
4 7 (18.42%) OCPJP
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Sun
2 10 (26.32%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) IBM
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