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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 121 106 95
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.23% 0.76%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 2.87% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 15
Average daily rate £375 £273 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% +2.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
379 174 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.61% 7.98% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 102 114
Average daily rate £350 £371 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £465 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.10 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.08% -17.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.85 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -1.33%

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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 3 - - 1
Coventry - 1 £375 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Spring
3 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) HTML
4 3 (42.86%) Maven
4 3 (42.86%) Java EE
4 3 (42.86%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) JPA
4 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
4 3 (42.86%) Gradle
4 3 (42.86%) Apache Camel
4 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
5 2 (28.57%) Play Framework
5 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
5 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 2 (28.57%) Force.com
5 2 (28.57%) Visualforce
5 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) Gradle
2 3 (42.86%) Maven
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) Subversion
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
1 4 (57.14%) Hibernate
1 4 (57.14%) Spring
2 3 (42.86%) AngularJS
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Camel
2 3 (42.86%) HTML
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
2 3 (42.86%) Java EE
2 3 (42.86%) JPA
2 3 (42.86%) jQuery
2 3 (42.86%) Spring Boot
3 2 (28.57%) Play Framework
3 2 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (28.57%) Visualforce
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Spring MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (14.29%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Web Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (71.43%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Apex Code
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL
4 1 (14.29%) R
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) SAP