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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 132 119 131
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.31% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.21% 3.99% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 14
Median daily rate £443 £470 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% +29.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £458 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £483 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
Ant
England

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
407 451 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.85% 14.41% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 278 287
Median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 35
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.04 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.77 £33.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -8 5 £455 -3.19% 1
Wiltshire -1 3 £405 - 4
Dorset -7 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ant.

1 9 (64.29%) Java
1 9 (64.29%) Maven
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Subversion
2 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
2 8 (57.14%) Release Management
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) Perl
4 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
4 6 (42.86%) Lua
5 5 (35.71%) JIRA
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Spring
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Linux
7 3 (21.43%) Sun
7 3 (21.43%) Sun Certification
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) J2EE
8 2 (14.29%) JBoss

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Confluence
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.14%) Node.js
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Maven
2 8 (57.14%) ClearCase
2 8 (57.14%) Subversion
3 6 (42.86%) Apache Ivy
3 6 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (35.71%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (7.14%) Hudson
6 1 (7.14%) JBehave
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 8 (57.14%) Java Developer
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Build and Release Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Build Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) jQuery
1 3 (21.43%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) J2SE
3 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
1 1 (7.14%) Ergonomics
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) AIX
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Release Management
3 7 (50.00%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (14.29%) BDD
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Microservices
6 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) Lua
3 6 (42.86%) Perl
3 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 6 (42.86%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Jython
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) Sun Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) NFS
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Sun
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
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