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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 118 100
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.81% 1.33% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £600 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.61% -7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
332 300 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.75% 12.54% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 147 97
Median daily rate £375 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -37.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £20.00 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £41.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £40.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +9.45%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 6 £600 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 11 (47.83%) Linux
4 11 (47.83%) Selenium
4 11 (47.83%) Git (software)
5 10 (43.48%) jQuery
5 10 (43.48%) Maven
5 10 (43.48%) JUnit
5 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
6 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
6 9 (39.13%) Open Source
6 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
7 8 (34.78%) Subversion
7 8 (34.78%) DevOps
8 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 7 (30.43%) JBoss
8 7 (30.43%) Perl
8 7 (30.43%) EJB
8 7 (30.43%) Struts
8 7 (30.43%) Confluence
8 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
8 7 (30.43%) JIRA
8 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (26.09%) Spring
9 6 (26.09%) Node.js
9 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
9 6 (26.09%) RESTful
9 6 (26.09%) SQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
2 7 (30.43%) Confluence
2 7 (30.43%) JBoss
3 6 (26.09%) Documentum
4 5 (21.74%) nginx
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) GitHub
1 5 (21.74%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
1 5 (21.74%) SSL
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (4.35%) OpenVPN
2 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
2 6 (26.09%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.70%) Endeca
4 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) Jenkins
2 11 (47.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (47.83%) Selenium
3 10 (43.48%) JUnit
3 10 (43.48%) Maven
4 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
5 8 (34.78%) Subversion
6 7 (30.43%) JIRA
7 6 (26.09%) Gradle
8 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
8 5 (21.74%) Gatling
8 5 (21.74%) Grunt
8 5 (21.74%) gulp
8 5 (21.74%) IntelliJ
8 5 (21.74%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (21.74%) SonarQube
8 5 (21.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (21.74%) Sublime Text
9 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
9 4 (17.39%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 11 (47.83%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Scala Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Documentum Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Hybris Developer
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Java Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) jQuery
2 7 (30.43%) EJB
2 7 (30.43%) Struts
3 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
3 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 6 (26.09%) Node.js
3 6 (26.09%) RESTful
3 6 (26.09%) Spring
4 5 (21.74%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) Gherkin
4 5 (21.74%) Hibernate
4 5 (21.74%) HTML
4 5 (21.74%) JDBC
4 5 (21.74%) JSP
4 5 (21.74%) Servlets
5 4 (17.39%) EJB 3.0
5 4 (17.39%) JAX-RS
5 4 (17.39%) JMS
5 4 (17.39%) RAML
6 3 (13.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Ubuntu
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Automated Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Open Source
3 8 (34.78%) DevOps
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) API Design
5 6 (26.09%) OO
5 6 (26.09%) OOP
6 5 (21.74%) Analytics
6 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Use Case
7 4 (17.39%) BDD
7 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
7 4 (17.39%) Document Management
7 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Kanban
7 4 (17.39%) Open Source Development
7 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
7 4 (17.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Perl
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) Groovy
5 5 (21.74%) Haskell
5 5 (21.74%) Python
5 5 (21.74%) Ruby
5 5 (21.74%) Scala
6 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Postfix
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
2 1 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Kibana
2 5 (21.74%) Grafana
2 5 (21.74%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Consul
3 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.35%) logstash
3 1 (4.35%) Packer
3 1 (4.35%) Rancher
3 1 (4.35%) Terraform
3 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Google
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Pega
3 2 (8.70%) BEA
3 2 (8.70%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.35%) Sonatype
4 1 (4.35%) VMware