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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank - 101 97
Contract jobs citing Ant 0 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.51% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category - 5.53% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 2
Average daily rate
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- £285 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
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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
254 217 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.28% 9.31% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 126 57
Average daily rate £345 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £245 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 12
Average hourly rate £34.60 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% -0.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +0.80%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Spring
3 3 (60.00%) Maven
3 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) XSLT
3 3 (60.00%) UNIX
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (40.00%) Apache
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) SOA
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) J2EE
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (40.00%) JSTL
4 2 (40.00%) Alterian
4 2 (40.00%) CMS
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) CMS
2 2 (40.00%) Apache
2 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (20.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (20.00%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (20.00%) Hudson
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Web Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Integrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
1 4 (80.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) JSTL
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (20.00%) Middleware
4 1 (20.00%) WSDL
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
4 1 (20.00%) Spring Batch
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) HPUX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (20.00%) zOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) UML
2 1 (20.00%) OOP
2 1 (20.00%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Alterian
2 1 (20.00%) Talend