The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 118 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.17% 0.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.38% 1.33% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 27
Average daily rate £350 £450 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £415 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
465 300 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.98% 12.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 188 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.80 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Ant
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 24 £350 - 3
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Devon - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 31 (96.88%) Maven
2 30 (93.75%) Spring
2 30 (93.75%) jQuery
3 29 (90.63%) CSS
4 28 (87.50%) XML
4 28 (87.50%) Eclipse
5 26 (81.25%) XML Schema
5 26 (81.25%) Java
5 26 (81.25%) Jenkins
6 25 (78.13%) Subversion
6 25 (78.13%) Configuration Management
7 23 (71.88%) Oracle
8 20 (62.50%) WebLogic
9 18 (56.25%) JSF
9 18 (56.25%) Linux
9 18 (56.25%) LDAP
9 18 (56.25%) CSS3
10 17 (53.13%) Oracle Database
10 17 (53.13%) UNIX
10 17 (53.13%) PL/SQL
10 17 (53.13%) SQL
11 15 (46.88%) JAX-WS
12 13 (40.63%) JUnit
13 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
13 12 (37.50%) MVC
13 12 (37.50%) Mockito
14 11 (34.38%) Spring MVC
15 10 (31.25%) X.509
15 10 (31.25%) IIS
15 10 (31.25%) SharePoint

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (62.50%) WebLogic
2 10 (31.25%) IIS
2 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (28.13%) SAS
4 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Confluence
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) LDAP
2 10 (31.25%) X.509
3 9 (28.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (96.88%) Maven
2 28 (87.50%) Eclipse
3 26 (81.25%) Jenkins
4 25 (78.13%) Subversion
5 13 (40.63%) JUnit
6 12 (37.50%) Mockito
7 9 (28.13%) Gradle
7 9 (28.13%) Git (software)
8 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 8 (25.00%) Selenium
9 1 (3.13%) JIRA
9 1 (3.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Web Developer
3 6 (18.75%) UI Developer
4 4 (12.50%) UI Programmer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Web Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (9.38%) SAS Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Developer
7 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Middleware Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.13%) Java Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Leader
7 1 (3.13%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (93.75%) Spring
1 30 (93.75%) jQuery
2 29 (90.63%) CSS
3 28 (87.50%) XML
4 26 (81.25%) XML Schema
5 18 (56.25%) JSF
5 18 (56.25%) CSS3
6 15 (46.88%) JAX-WS
7 11 (34.38%) Spring MVC
8 9 (28.13%) J2EE
9 7 (21.88%) SAML
10 6 (18.75%) Guice
11 3 (9.38%) PowerMock
11 3 (9.38%) Web Services
12 2 (6.25%) WSDL
13 1 (3.13%) JSTL
13 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (3.13%) Middleware
13 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
13 1 (3.13%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Linux
2 17 (53.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (78.13%) Configuration Management
2 12 (37.50%) MVC
3 9 (28.13%) Validation
4 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (15.63%) Web Development
6 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) SOA
7 2 (6.25%) B2B
7 2 (6.25%) UML
8 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.13%) Code Coverage
8 1 (3.13%) Scrum
8 1 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
8 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (81.25%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) PL/SQL
2 17 (53.13%) SQL
3 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Nagios
1 1 (3.13%) Puppet
1 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Oracle