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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 122 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.29% 1.15% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £325 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £393 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.34 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.34 £40.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-72.01% -14.73%
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
436 261 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.94% 10.14% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 122 105
Median daily rate £388 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 13
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.73 £19.75 £28.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

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
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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 14 (60.87%) JUnit
2 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
3 13 (56.52%) Maven
4 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (47.83%) Struts
5 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
5 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) JIRA
6 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
6 9 (39.13%) Subversion
6 9 (39.13%) Spring
6 9 (39.13%) OOP
6 9 (39.13%) OO
7 8 (34.78%) JBoss
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) J2EE
7 8 (34.78%) Oracle
7 8 (34.78%) EJB
7 8 (34.78%) JSP
7 8 (34.78%) Eclipse
8 7 (30.43%) HTML
8 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
8 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
8 7 (30.43%) Scrum
8 7 (30.43%) Selenium
8 7 (30.43%) jQuery
8 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
8 7 (30.43%) Confluence
9 6 (26.09%) Gradle

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 8 (34.78%) JBoss
2 7 (30.43%) Confluence
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (26.09%) Documentum
4 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (4.35%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (4.35%) OpenVPN
1 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (4.35%) SSH
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
1 14 (60.87%) JUnit
2 13 (56.52%) Maven
3 10 (43.48%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) Subversion
5 8 (34.78%) Eclipse
6 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
6 7 (30.43%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Gradle
8 5 (21.74%) Cucumber
8 5 (21.74%) SonarQube
8 5 (21.74%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
9 4 (17.39%) Travis CI
10 3 (13.04%) Artifactory
10 3 (13.04%) ClearQuest
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (8.70%) Checkstyle
11 2 (8.70%) Toad
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 14 (60.87%) Java Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle 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%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Java Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Lead DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle ETL Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Struts
2 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
2 9 (39.13%) Spring
3 8 (34.78%) EJB
3 8 (34.78%) J2EE
3 8 (34.78%) JSP
4 7 (30.43%) HTML
4 7 (30.43%) jQuery
5 6 (26.09%) JDBC
5 6 (26.09%) RESTful
6 5 (21.74%) CSS
6 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 4 (17.39%) Apache Axis
7 4 (17.39%) EJB 3.0
7 4 (17.39%) JAXB
7 4 (17.39%) JAX-RS
7 4 (17.39%) JMS
7 4 (17.39%) RAML
7 4 (17.39%) SOAP
7 4 (17.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) OO
2 9 (39.13%) OOP
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) API Design
4 6 (26.09%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (21.74%) Open Source
5 5 (21.74%) UML
5 5 (21.74%) Use Case
6 4 (17.39%) BDD
6 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 4 (17.39%) DevOps
6 4 (17.39%) Document Management
6 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Kanban
6 4 (17.39%) Open Source Development
6 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
6 4 (17.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Java
2 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (4.35%) Groovy
5 1 (4.35%) Haskell
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) Scala
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) OCPJP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
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 5 (21.74%) Puppet
2 2 (8.70%) Kibana
3 1 (4.35%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Consul
3 1 (4.35%) Grafana
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 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Pega
3 2 (8.70%) BEA
3 2 (8.70%) Endeca
3 2 (8.70%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Sonatype
4 1 (4.35%) VMware