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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 122 139 136
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.56% 3.04% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £399 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £465 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.78%
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
507 461 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.53% 13.77% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 316 225
Median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £310 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £29.75 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.15 £43.43 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 7 £406 -7.14%
Wiltshire +10 3 £366 -21.39% 2
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 16 (69.57%) Maven
2 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
3 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
4 12 (52.17%) JIRA
4 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
4 12 (52.17%) Linux
4 12 (52.17%) ClearCase
5 10 (43.48%) Unix
5 10 (43.48%) Java
5 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (39.13%) Release Management
7 7 (30.43%) Subversion
7 7 (30.43%) JUnit
7 7 (30.43%) Eclipse
8 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
8 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
8 6 (26.09%) Perl
8 6 (26.09%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle
8 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
9 5 (21.74%) REST
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (21.74%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (21.74%) OrientDB
9 5 (21.74%) Issue Tracking
9 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
9 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting

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 5 (21.74%) Apache Solr
2 4 (17.39%) Confluence
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Spark
4 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Liferay
4 1 (4.35%) Mule
4 1 (4.35%) Mule ESB
4 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
2 5 (21.74%) MongoDB
2 5 (21.74%) OrientDB
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Big Data
4 1 (4.35%) DB2
4 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 16 (69.57%) Maven
2 12 (52.17%) ClearCase
2 12 (52.17%) Git (software)
2 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
2 12 (52.17%) JIRA
3 7 (30.43%) Eclipse
3 7 (30.43%) JUnit
3 7 (30.43%) Subversion
4 6 (26.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (21.74%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (21.74%) JMeter
5 5 (21.74%) Selenium
5 5 (21.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared Java Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Build Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Build and Release Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Build Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Hadoop Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft Architect
7 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Integration Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test and Integration Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) JSON
1 5 (21.74%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) Backbone.js
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (4.35%) J2SE
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Ergonomics
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 10 (43.48%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) AIX
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (39.13%) Release Management
4 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (21.74%) Issue Tracking
4 5 (21.74%) OO
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Change Management
5 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.35%) Data Management
8 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
2 6 (26.09%) Shell Script
2 6 (26.09%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Lua
3 5 (21.74%) PHP
3 5 (21.74%) Python
4 4 (17.39%) Jython
5 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
5 3 (13.04%) C-shell
6 1 (4.35%) Clojure
6 1 (4.35%) Groovy
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) NFS
1 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.04%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) NetApp
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Sun