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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 129 118 119
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Ant 12 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.78% 4.60% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 7
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£478 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.07% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
432 348 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.92% 12.31% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 213 203
Average daily rate £410 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.48% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 13
Average hourly rate £40.25 £45.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% +10.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £35.00 £32.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 - 8 £478 - 1
Dorset 0 1 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 5
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 32 (88.89%) Java
2 30 (83.33%) Maven
3 27 (75.00%) JavaScript
4 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
5 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (63.89%) Release Management
6 23 (63.89%) Apache Ivy
6 23 (63.89%) OO
6 23 (63.89%) Python
7 22 (61.11%) Perl
7 22 (61.11%) DV Cleared
8 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (58.33%) Subversion
9 18 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 18 (50.00%) ClearCase
9 18 (50.00%) UNIX
9 18 (50.00%) Bash Shell
10 17 (47.22%) Lua
10 17 (47.22%) PHP
11 16 (44.44%) Scrum
12 14 (38.89%) Eclipse
13 13 (36.11%) Sun
13 13 (36.11%) Sun Certification
14 11 (30.56%) Linux
14 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
15 10 (27.78%) J2EE
15 10 (27.78%) Spring
16 9 (25.00%) OCPJP
16 9 (25.00%) Ruby
17 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) JBoss
3 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (83.33%) Maven
2 23 (63.89%) Apache Ivy
3 21 (58.33%) Subversion
4 18 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 18 (50.00%) ClearCase
5 14 (38.89%) Eclipse
6 11 (30.56%) Jenkins
7 5 (13.89%) NetBeans
7 5 (13.89%) JUnit
8 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
8 4 (11.11%) Hudson
9 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
10 1 (2.78%) MSBuild
10 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (86.11%) Developer
2 30 (83.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Python Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) GUI Developer
4 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Lead Developer
4 1 (2.78%) Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) J2EE
1 10 (27.78%) Spring
2 6 (16.67%) CSS
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) JSP
3 5 (13.89%) Java EE
3 5 (13.89%) jQuery
3 5 (13.89%) Apache Camel
4 4 (11.11%) JSON
4 4 (11.11%) Spring MVC
4 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
4 4 (11.11%) Ajax
5 3 (8.33%) XML
5 3 (8.33%) Middleware
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (2.78%) JSF
7 1 (2.78%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (63.89%) OO
2 23 (63.89%) Release Management
3 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (44.44%) Scrum
5 7 (19.44%) User Stories
5 7 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.67%) OOD
7 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
8 4 (11.11%) SOA
8 4 (11.11%) MVC
8 4 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.11%) Web Application Development
8 4 (11.11%) System Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) Information Management
9 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.78%) ITIL
10 1 (2.78%) TDD
10 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 32 (88.89%) Java
2 27 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 23 (63.89%) Python
4 22 (61.11%) Perl
5 18 (50.00%) Bash Shell
6 17 (47.22%) Lua
6 17 (47.22%) PHP
7 9 (25.00%) Ruby
8 5 (13.89%) C++
9 3 (8.33%) C#
10 1 (2.78%) C
10 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.78%) SQL
10 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (61.11%) DV Cleared
3 13 (36.11%) Sun Certification
4 9 (25.00%) OCPJP
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) VCP4
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) SCOM
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Sun
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) IBM
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
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