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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 136 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Ant 8 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.38% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.66% 2.52% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Average daily rate £400 £478 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% +56.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £371 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £11.50
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
482 477 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.03% 14.93% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 327 175
Average daily rate £375 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 8
Average hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 5 £431 -9.78%
Wiltshire 0 3 £388 +15.67% 4
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (73.08%) DV Cleared
2 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
3 18 (69.23%) Java
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
5 15 (57.69%) Perl
6 14 (53.85%) Python
6 14 (53.85%) Jenkins
7 12 (46.15%) SQL
7 12 (46.15%) Release Management
8 11 (42.31%) Ruby
8 11 (42.31%) Big Data
8 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (42.31%) Unix
9 10 (38.46%) OO
9 10 (38.46%) HTML
9 10 (38.46%) Scrum
10 8 (30.77%) Oracle
10 8 (30.77%) PHP
10 8 (30.77%) JBoss
10 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
10 8 (30.77%) HTML5
10 8 (30.77%) Subversion
10 8 (30.77%) Lua
10 8 (30.77%) jQuery
10 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy
11 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
11 7 (26.92%) GWT
11 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (30.77%) JBoss
2 7 (26.92%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
5 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Big Data
2 7 (26.92%) Apache Accumulo
2 7 (26.92%) NoSQL
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (26.92%) OrientDB
3 2 (7.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Maven
2 14 (53.85%) Jenkins
3 8 (30.77%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (30.77%) ClearCase
3 8 (30.77%) Subversion
4 6 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (15.38%) Artifactory
5 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 4 (15.38%) Mercurial
5 4 (15.38%) TeamCity
6 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.69%) JBehave
8 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
8 1 (3.85%) JUnit
8 1 (3.85%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Selenium
8 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
8 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
8 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
1 2 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (34.62%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Release Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Change and Release Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Developer in Test
5 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Java Software Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
2 8 (30.77%) HTML5
2 8 (30.77%) jQuery
3 7 (26.92%) GWT
3 7 (26.92%) Java EE
3 7 (26.92%) JSF
3 7 (26.92%) SOAP
3 7 (26.92%) Web Services
4 4 (15.38%) J2EE
5 3 (11.54%) CSS
6 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 2 (7.69%) Spring
7 1 (3.85%) .NET
7 1 (3.85%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Unix
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Release Management
3 11 (42.31%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) OO
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) Software Deployment
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
8 2 (7.69%) Line Management
8 2 (7.69%) OOA/OOD
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Android Development
9 1 (3.85%) Defect Management
9 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
9 1 (3.85%) Project Management
9 1 (3.85%) SDLC
9 1 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (69.23%) Java
2 17 (65.38%) JavaScript
3 15 (57.69%) Perl
4 14 (53.85%) Python
5 12 (46.15%) SQL
6 11 (42.31%) Ruby
7 8 (30.77%) Lua
7 8 (30.77%) PHP
8 7 (26.92%) Scala
9 5 (19.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
10 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (7.69%) C#
12 1 (3.85%) C++
12 1 (3.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) DV Cleared
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) Sun Certification
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ISEB
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) Sun
3 2 (7.69%) IBM
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Sencha