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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 129 104 127
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.92% 1.95% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £375 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
377 257 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.94% 11.47% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 156 155
Average daily rate £375 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -18 6 £450 -
Bristol - 3 £380 - 2
Dorset -3 1 - -
Wiltshire -10 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (88.46%) Maven
2 19 (73.08%) Subversion
2 19 (73.08%) Spring
3 17 (65.38%) Oracle
3 17 (65.38%) Eclipse
4 16 (61.54%) Java
4 16 (61.54%) jQuery
5 14 (53.85%) Oracle Database
6 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (50.00%) CSS
6 13 (50.00%) XML
6 13 (50.00%) UNIX
7 12 (46.15%) Linux
7 12 (46.15%) PL/SQL
7 12 (46.15%) SQL
7 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
8 11 (42.31%) CSS3
8 11 (42.31%) JAX-WS
9 10 (38.46%) JSF
9 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
9 10 (38.46%) XML Schema
10 9 (34.62%) J2EE
10 9 (34.62%) LDAP
11 8 (30.77%) Python
11 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
11 8 (30.77%) OO
11 8 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
11 8 (30.77%) Selenium
11 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 5 (19.23%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) LDAP
2 3 (11.54%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (11.54%) Hadoop
2 3 (11.54%) Big Data
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 23 (88.46%) Maven
2 19 (73.08%) Subversion
3 17 (65.38%) Eclipse
4 12 (46.15%) Jenkins
5 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 8 (30.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
5 8 (30.77%) Selenium
6 6 (23.08%) JUnit
7 2 (7.69%) JIRA
7 2 (7.69%) Mockito
8 1 (3.85%) FitNesse
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (96.15%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Web Developer
3 5 (19.23%) UI Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (11.54%) UI Programmer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Developer
4 3 (11.54%) C++ Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
5 2 (7.69%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Middleware Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) Spring
2 16 (61.54%) jQuery
3 13 (50.00%) CSS
3 13 (50.00%) XML
4 11 (42.31%) JAX-WS
4 11 (42.31%) CSS3
5 10 (38.46%) JSF
5 10 (38.46%) XML Schema
6 9 (34.62%) J2EE
7 6 (23.08%) Hibernate
8 4 (15.38%) Spring MVC
8 4 (15.38%) JSP
8 4 (15.38%) Struts
9 3 (11.54%) Web Services
9 3 (11.54%) Java EE
10 2 (7.69%) WSDL
10 2 (7.69%) HTML
11 1 (3.85%) .NET
11 1 (3.85%) EJB
11 1 (3.85%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) UNIX
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 8 (30.77%) OO
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (26.92%) Release Management
5 5 (19.23%) Scrum
6 4 (15.38%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) System Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
8 2 (7.69%) B2B
9 1 (3.85%) TDD
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.85%) SOA
9 1 (3.85%) Project Management
9 1 (3.85%) Data Transformation
9 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) PL/SQL
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 8 (30.77%) Python
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) PHP
5 4 (15.38%) Lua
6 3 (11.54%) C
6 3 (11.54%) C++
7 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Sun