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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 136 129 103
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -26
Contract jobs citing Ant 14 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 2.92% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
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£450 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -
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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
457 377 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.66% 11.92% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 225 155
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £297 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 15
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Gloucestershire +1 10 £438 -2.77%
Dorset +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 £465 - 3
Somerset - 1 £375 - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (76.67%) UNIX
2 22 (73.33%) Java
2 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
3 21 (70.00%) Release Management
3 21 (70.00%) Maven
3 21 (70.00%) Python
4 20 (66.67%) DV Cleared
5 19 (63.33%) Apache Ivy
5 19 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (63.33%) Perl
6 18 (60.00%) PHP
6 18 (60.00%) ClearCase
6 18 (60.00%) OO
6 18 (60.00%) Lua
7 17 (56.67%) Subversion
7 17 (56.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (46.67%) Sun Certification
8 14 (46.67%) Sun
9 8 (26.67%) Scrum
10 7 (23.33%) J2EE
11 6 (20.00%) Ruby
11 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
12 5 (16.67%) User Stories
12 5 (16.67%) OCPJP
12 5 (16.67%) ITIL
13 4 (13.33%) Active Directory

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
4 1 (3.33%) JBoss
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (3.33%) Telnet
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQLite
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (70.00%) Maven
2 19 (63.33%) Apache Ivy
3 18 (60.00%) ClearCase
4 17 (56.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 17 (56.67%) Subversion
5 2 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 1 (3.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (3.33%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (70.00%) Developer
2 19 (63.33%) Java Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
4 2 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Change Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Change and Release Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Change and Configuration Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) J2EE
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.67%) JSP
2 2 (6.67%) Java EE
2 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (3.33%) JSF
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) Apache FOP
3 1 (3.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.33%) Django
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Struts
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (3.33%) XSL
3 1 (3.33%) XSLT
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.33%) Ergonomics
2 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) UNIX
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Release Management
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (60.00%) OO
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) User Stories
6 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (10.00%) OOD
7 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) Change Management
8 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.33%) Load Testing
9 1 (3.33%) TDD
9 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 22 (73.33%) Java
2 21 (70.00%) Python
3 19 (63.33%) JavaScript
3 19 (63.33%) Perl
4 18 (60.00%) PHP
4 18 (60.00%) Lua
5 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (20.00%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (73.33%) Security Cleared
2 20 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) Sun Certification
4 5 (16.67%) OCPJP
5 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) MCSA
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Sun
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) HP