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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 129 136 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.17% 0.097%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.10% 1.33% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 1
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£463 £450 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +49.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £42.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +27.27%
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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
420 375 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.47% 12.56% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 236 103
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 9
Average hourly rate £37.39 £36.40 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.71% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £33.50 £26.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.42 £42.20 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.45 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% +0.80%

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 1 July 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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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 +3 9 £463 +2.77%
Dorset - 2 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - - 4
Somerset - 1 £375 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 22 (81.48%) UNIX
2 21 (77.78%) Java
3 20 (74.07%) Maven
3 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
4 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
5 18 (66.67%) Python
5 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (66.67%) DV Cleared
5 18 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
5 18 (66.67%) Release Management
6 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (62.96%) Lua
6 17 (62.96%) Subversion
6 17 (62.96%) ClearCase
6 17 (62.96%) OO
6 17 (62.96%) Perl
6 17 (62.96%) PHP
6 17 (62.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (48.15%) Sun Certification
7 13 (48.15%) Sun
7 13 (48.15%) Scrum
8 11 (40.74%) J2EE
9 9 (33.33%) OCPJP
9 9 (33.33%) Ruby
9 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
9 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (33.33%) User Stories
10 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
11 4 (14.81%) OOD
11 4 (14.81%) ITIL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 5 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.70%) SSL
1 1 (3.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQLite
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 20 (74.07%) Maven
2 18 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
3 17 (62.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 17 (62.96%) ClearCase
3 17 (62.96%) Subversion
4 3 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (77.78%) Developer
2 19 (70.37%) Java Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) J2EE
2 3 (11.11%) JSP
2 3 (11.11%) Java EE
2 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 2 (7.41%) JSF
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
3 2 (7.41%) Struts
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) XSL
4 1 (3.70%) XSLT
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Django
4 1 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
1 1 (3.70%) Ergonomics
1 1 (3.70%) DataPower
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (66.67%) Release Management
2 17 (62.96%) OO
2 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (48.15%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 9 (33.33%) User Stories
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) OOD
6 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (7.41%) TDD
8 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.70%) SOA
8 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
8 1 (3.70%) Change Management
8 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
3 18 (66.67%) Python
4 17 (62.96%) Lua
4 17 (62.96%) Perl
4 17 (62.96%) PHP
5 9 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 9 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 18 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 13 (48.15%) Sun Certification
4 9 (33.33%) OCPJP
5 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (11.11%) MCSE
5 3 (11.11%) MCSA
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Sun
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) HP
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