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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 125 113 127
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Ant 18 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.28% 1.89% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 4
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£450 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £375 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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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
421 265 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.55% 11.75% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 166 155
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £285 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 48
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -7 12 £450 - 3
Bristol - 3 £380 - 3
Dorset -1 1 - -
Devon - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 4
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (82.61%) Java
3 18 (78.26%) Maven
4 16 (69.57%) Python
4 16 (69.57%) OO
4 16 (69.57%) Apache Ivy
5 15 (65.22%) Release Management
6 14 (60.87%) Subversion
7 13 (56.52%) Spring
7 13 (56.52%) ClearCase
7 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
7 13 (56.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 12 (52.17%) Perl
8 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
8 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
9 10 (43.48%) UNIX
10 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
10 9 (39.13%) PHP
10 9 (39.13%) Oracle
10 9 (39.13%) Lua
11 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
12 7 (30.43%) JUnit
12 7 (30.43%) Linux
13 6 (26.09%) Sun
13 6 (26.09%) Sun Certification
13 6 (26.09%) JSP
13 6 (26.09%) C++
13 6 (26.09%) Scrum
13 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 18 (78.26%) Maven
2 16 (69.57%) Apache Ivy
3 14 (60.87%) Subversion
4 13 (56.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 13 (56.52%) ClearCase
5 9 (39.13%) Eclipse
6 7 (30.43%) JUnit
7 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (4.35%) JIRA
8 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
8 1 (4.35%) Mockito
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 18 (78.26%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Java Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Lead Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) GUI Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Spring
2 8 (34.78%) Hibernate
3 6 (26.09%) JSP
4 5 (21.74%) J2EE
4 5 (21.74%) Java EE
4 5 (21.74%) Spring MVC
4 5 (21.74%) jQuery
5 4 (17.39%) Struts
6 3 (13.04%) HTML
6 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
7 2 (8.70%) CSS
7 2 (8.70%) XML
8 1 (4.35%) JMS
8 1 (4.35%) JavaBeans
8 1 (4.35%) SAML
8 1 (4.35%) JAX-WS
8 1 (4.35%) .NET
8 1 (4.35%) EJB
8 1 (4.35%) Web Services
8 1 (4.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Cryptography
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (69.57%) OO
3 15 (65.22%) Release Management
4 12 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (26.09%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
6 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 5 (21.74%) System Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Web Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) TDD
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.35%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Java
2 16 (69.57%) Python
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) Perl
5 9 (39.13%) PHP
5 9 (39.13%) Lua
6 6 (26.09%) C++
7 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
7 3 (13.04%) C
8 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) DV Cleared
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Sun
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