The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 100 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Ant 18 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.33% 0.75%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.78% 3.53% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 3
Average daily rate £285 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
184 170 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.74% 9.28% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 91
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £491 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Ant
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 4 £338 -
Warwickshire - 4 £275 -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (96.97%) HTML
1 32 (96.97%) Java
1 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
1 32 (96.97%) J2EE
1 32 (96.97%) CSS
1 32 (96.97%) Subversion
1 32 (96.97%) Maven
2 31 (93.94%) jQuery
2 31 (93.94%) JSP
3 29 (87.88%) Apache
3 29 (87.88%) Tomcat
3 29 (87.88%) Eclipse
3 29 (87.88%) JSTL
4 27 (81.82%) XML
5 25 (75.76%) Spring
6 24 (72.73%) CMS
7 23 (69.70%) XSLT
7 23 (69.70%) UNIX
7 23 (69.70%) Linux
7 23 (69.70%) Alterian
7 23 (69.70%) REST
8 21 (63.64%) .NET
9 2 (6.06%) QA
9 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.06%) MVC
9 2 (6.06%) SAP MI
9 2 (6.06%) TDD
9 2 (6.06%) Web Services
9 2 (6.06%) SOAP
9 2 (6.06%) OO

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (87.88%) Apache
1 29 (87.88%) Tomcat
2 24 (72.73%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP R/3
Development Applications
1 32 (96.97%) Subversion
1 32 (96.97%) Maven
2 29 (87.88%) Eclipse
3 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) TestNG
4 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 32 (96.97%) Developer
2 29 (87.88%) Java Developer
3 23 (69.70%) Web Developer
4 22 (66.67%) Java Web Developer
5 8 (24.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.03%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) SAP Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) HTML
1 32 (96.97%) J2EE
1 32 (96.97%) CSS
2 31 (93.94%) jQuery
2 31 (93.94%) JSP
3 29 (87.88%) JSTL
4 27 (81.82%) XML
5 25 (75.76%) Spring
6 23 (69.70%) XSLT
6 23 (69.70%) REST
7 21 (63.64%) .NET
8 2 (6.06%) SAP MI
8 2 (6.06%) Web Services
8 2 (6.06%) SOAP
9 1 (3.03%) Servlets
9 1 (3.03%) Struts
9 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
9 1 (3.03%) SAP XI
9 1 (3.03%) XHTML
9 1 (3.03%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) UNIX
1 23 (69.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
1 2 (6.06%) MVC
1 2 (6.06%) TDD
1 2 (6.06%) OO
2 1 (3.03%) Scrum
2 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (3.03%) Web Development
2 1 (3.03%) Network Design
2 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) Java
1 32 (96.97%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) ABAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Alterian
2 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 1 (3.03%) Ericsson