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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 122 108 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.19% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.49% 1.80% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
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£450 - £538
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £508
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 - £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +57.77%
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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
455 222 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.50% 10.30% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 141 169
Average daily rate £388 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.26 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 14 £463 - 3
Bristol - 7 £380 - 4
Somerset - 4 £380 - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (87.50%) Java
2 25 (78.13%) Maven
3 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
5 19 (59.38%) OO
5 19 (59.38%) Python
5 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
5 19 (59.38%) Apache Ivy
6 18 (56.25%) Release Management
6 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (56.25%) Subversion
7 16 (50.00%) Spring
7 16 (50.00%) Eclipse
8 15 (46.88%) ClearCase
8 15 (46.88%) Perl
8 15 (46.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 15 (46.88%) DV Cleared
9 13 (40.63%) Oracle
10 12 (37.50%) UNIX
10 12 (37.50%) Linux
11 11 (34.38%) PHP
11 11 (34.38%) Lua
12 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
12 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
12 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
13 9 (28.13%) Scrum
13 9 (28.13%) JUnit
13 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
13 9 (28.13%) jQuery
13 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (21.88%) Apache
1 7 (21.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle Database
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (15.63%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.38%) Big Data
4 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (78.13%) Maven
2 19 (59.38%) Apache Ivy
3 18 (56.25%) Subversion
4 16 (50.00%) Eclipse
5 15 (46.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 15 (46.88%) ClearCase
6 9 (28.13%) JUnit
6 9 (28.13%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.50%) NetBeans
7 4 (12.50%) Hudson
7 4 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.13%) JIRA
8 1 (3.13%) FitNesse
8 1 (3.13%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 30 (93.75%) Developer
2 26 (81.25%) Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Python Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) Spring
2 10 (31.25%) Hibernate
3 9 (28.13%) jQuery
4 8 (25.00%) JSP
5 7 (21.88%) HTML
5 7 (21.88%) J2EE
5 7 (21.88%) Spring MVC
5 7 (21.88%) Java EE
6 6 (18.75%) CSS
7 5 (15.63%) XML
8 4 (12.50%) Ajax
8 4 (12.50%) Struts
8 4 (12.50%) JSON
8 4 (12.50%) Apache Camel
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (6.25%) Middleware
10 1 (3.13%) JMS
10 1 (3.13%) JavaBeans
10 1 (3.13%) SAML
10 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) UNIX
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (71.88%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) OO
3 18 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (56.25%) Release Management
4 9 (28.13%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) MVC
5 7 (21.88%) System Testing
5 7 (21.88%) Web Application Development
6 6 (18.75%) Unit Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Mentoring
7 5 (15.63%) SOA
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.25%) Information Management
9 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.25%) User Stories
10 1 (3.13%) Data Transformation
10 1 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (87.50%) Java
2 20 (62.50%) JavaScript
3 19 (59.38%) Python
4 15 (46.88%) Perl
5 11 (34.38%) PHP
5 11 (34.38%) Lua
6 10 (31.25%) Bash Shell
7 7 (21.88%) C++
8 3 (9.38%) C
8 3 (9.38%) C#
9 2 (6.25%) Ruby
9 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) DV Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (6.25%) OCPJP
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Sun
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