The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Lothian region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 12 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 4.69% 1.41% 1.35%
As % of the Development Applications category 50.00% 4.35% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £518 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £323
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
Ant
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Lothian region.

Development Applications Category
West Lothian
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Lothian 9.38% 32.39% 33.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 22
Average daily rate £375 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the West Lothian region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in West Lothian

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the West Lothian region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in West Lothian

Ant
Contract Job Locations in West Lothian

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Lothian region over the 3 months to 12 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
Livingston +4 3 £518 -
Ant
Scotland

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Lothian

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) XPath
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in West Lothian by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Lothian 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 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (40.00%) FitNesse
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Portal Developer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE WebSphere Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java WebSphere Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM