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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 127 119 123
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 25 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.77% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.87% 5.61% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 4
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£458 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £343 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.78% +1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +60.11%
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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
453 446 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.42% 13.82% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 273 180
Average daily rate £398 £341 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £430 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 15
Average hourly rate £36.75 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.40 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.02 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +1.85%

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
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 24 April 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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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 - 9 £458 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Dorset -2 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -11 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (80.77%) Maven
2 20 (76.92%) Java
3 19 (73.08%) UNIX
4 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
4 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
5 17 (65.38%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (65.38%) DV Cleared
5 17 (65.38%) Release Management
5 17 (65.38%) Apache Ivy
5 17 (65.38%) Python
6 16 (61.54%) OO
6 16 (61.54%) Perl
6 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (61.54%) Subversion
7 15 (57.69%) Lua
7 15 (57.69%) PHP
7 15 (57.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 15 (57.69%) ClearCase
8 14 (53.85%) Scrum
9 10 (38.46%) J2EE
10 9 (34.62%) Sun
10 9 (34.62%) Sun Certification
10 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
11 8 (30.77%) Ruby
11 8 (30.77%) OCPJP
11 8 (30.77%) OOD
12 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
12 6 (23.08%) User Stories
13 4 (15.38%) SQL
13 4 (15.38%) Linux

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Telnet
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQLite
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Maven
2 17 (65.38%) Apache Ivy
3 16 (61.54%) Subversion
4 15 (57.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 15 (57.69%) ClearCase
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.85%) NetBeans
7 1 (3.85%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Developer
2 19 (73.08%) Java Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Java Developer
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) J2EE
2 3 (11.54%) Spring
3 2 (7.69%) JSF
3 2 (7.69%) Java EE
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) JSP
3 2 (7.69%) Struts
4 1 (3.85%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) XSL
4 1 (3.85%) XSLT
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) Django
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) DataPower
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) UNIX
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (65.38%) Release Management
2 16 (61.54%) OO
2 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (53.85%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) OOD
5 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 6 (23.08%) User Stories
6 2 (7.69%) TDD
6 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) Java
2 18 (69.23%) JavaScript
3 17 (65.38%) Python
4 16 (61.54%) Perl
5 15 (57.69%) Lua
5 15 (57.69%) PHP
6 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
7 8 (30.77%) Ruby
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.85%) C#
9 1 (3.85%) C++
9 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) DV Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) Sun Certification
4 8 (30.77%) OCPJP
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Firmware
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Sun
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) IBM
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) HP