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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 104 104 87
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.047% 1.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 6.67% 0.57% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 19
Average daily rate
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£280 £450 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £450 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
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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 West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
195 174 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.52% 8.23% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 106 112
Average daily rate £325 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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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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
Birmingham - 7 £298 - 2
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 21 (95.45%) Java
1 21 (95.45%) JavaScript
2 19 (86.36%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
3 18 (81.82%) J2EE
3 18 (81.82%) jQuery
4 16 (72.73%) Subversion
4 16 (72.73%) Maven
5 15 (68.18%) Apache
5 15 (68.18%) Tomcat
6 14 (63.64%) XML
6 14 (63.64%) JSP
7 13 (59.09%) Eclipse
7 13 (59.09%) Spring
7 13 (59.09%) JSTL
8 11 (50.00%) CMS
9 9 (40.91%) XSLT
9 9 (40.91%) UNIX
9 9 (40.91%) Linux
9 9 (40.91%) Alterian
9 9 (40.91%) REST
10 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
10 6 (27.27%) .NET
11 5 (22.73%) MVC
12 4 (18.18%) SOA
12 4 (18.18%) OOP
12 4 (18.18%) JIRA
12 4 (18.18%) Android
12 4 (18.18%) Ajax

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 15 (68.18%) Apache
1 15 (68.18%) Tomcat
2 11 (50.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Magnolia
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 16 (72.73%) Subversion
1 16 (72.73%) Maven
2 13 (59.09%) Eclipse
3 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.55%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium
6 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (4.55%) TestNG
6 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
6 1 (4.55%) Hudson
6 1 (4.55%) Gradle
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 17 (77.27%) Java Developer
3 11 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 11 (50.00%) Java Web Developer
4 6 (27.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) J2EE Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.09%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
7 1 (4.55%) iOS Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) HTML
1 19 (86.36%) CSS
2 18 (81.82%) J2EE
2 18 (81.82%) jQuery
3 14 (63.64%) JSP
3 14 (63.64%) XML
4 13 (59.09%) JSTL
4 13 (59.09%) Spring
5 9 (40.91%) XSLT
5 9 (40.91%) REST
6 6 (27.27%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Ajax
7 4 (18.18%) HTML5
7 4 (18.18%) PhoneGap
7 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 3 (13.64%) JSON
8 3 (13.64%) Hibernate
9 1 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
9 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) UNIX
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) MVC
3 4 (18.18%) OOP
3 4 (18.18%) SOA
3 4 (18.18%) Android Development
3 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Release Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) OO
5 1 (4.55%) OOD
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Java
1 21 (95.45%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Groovy
3 1 (4.55%) Scala
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C#
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) CFEngine
1 1 (4.55%) Cobbler
1 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Alterian
2 3 (13.64%) Sencha
3 1 (4.55%) Perforce