The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 126 126 105
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 3 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.11% 0.77%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.05% 1.27% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 15
Average daily rate £442 £220 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.68% -22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £334 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
- +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.77%
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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
440 237 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.21% 8.83% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 141 113
Average daily rate £400 £330 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.47 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.50% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £29.00 £31.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -3.89%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the West Midlands region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Solihull - 4 £442 -
Birmingham - 3 £442 -
Coventry - 2 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 £500 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (75.00%) Java
1 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Maven
4 6 (50.00%) Spring
4 6 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (50.00%) Apache CXF
4 6 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 6 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (50.00%) PVCS
4 6 (50.00%) Servlets
4 6 (50.00%) UML
4 6 (50.00%) OOP
4 6 (50.00%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) JUnit
4 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 6 (50.00%) VB
4 6 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 6 (50.00%) ClearQuest
5 5 (41.67%) Sun Certification
5 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (41.67%) HTML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) Jetty
3 1 (8.33%) nginx
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (58.33%) Maven
3 6 (50.00%) Artifactory
3 6 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (50.00%) JIRA
3 6 (50.00%) JUnit
3 6 (50.00%) PVCS
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (33.33%) Toad
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
6 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
7 1 (8.33%) Gradle
7 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Designer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) ETL Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) J2EE
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 6 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (50.00%) Servlets
2 6 (50.00%) Spring
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) JSP
4 4 (33.33%) OC4J
5 2 (16.67%) Visualforce
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) BAPI
6 1 (8.33%) CSS
6 1 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (8.33%) Spring MVC
6 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 6 (50.00%) OO
1 6 (50.00%) OOP
1 6 (50.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) ITSM
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (50.00%) VB
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) Apex Code
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) COBOL
7 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Sun Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) VMware