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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 135 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Ant 14 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.96% 1.44% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £500 £400 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £360 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £440 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £380 £413
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
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
473 208 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.60% 8.28% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 97 108
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 11
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% -16.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £17.90 £33.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.50 £42.00
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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Birmingham - 6 £490 -
Coventry -6 4 £350 -
Shropshire -27 3 £500 +11.11%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 24 (92.31%) Java
2 22 (84.62%) JUnit
3 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 18 (69.23%) Struts
3 18 (69.23%) Eclipse
4 17 (65.38%) JSP
4 17 (65.38%) Hibernate
4 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
5 16 (61.54%) Maven
5 16 (61.54%) HTML
6 15 (57.69%) J2EE
6 15 (57.69%) Oracle
6 15 (57.69%) XML
6 15 (57.69%) OO
7 14 (53.85%) PL/SQL
7 14 (53.85%) JIRA
7 14 (53.85%) Oracle Database
8 13 (50.00%) Spring
9 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (46.15%) UML
9 12 (46.15%) OOP
9 12 (46.15%) Web Services
10 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
10 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
10 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
10 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
11 10 (38.46%) Apache CXF
11 10 (38.46%) Subversion
11 10 (38.46%) OCPJP
11 10 (38.46%) Servlets

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 11 (42.31%) WebLogic
2 8 (30.77%) JBoss
2 8 (30.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 4 (15.38%) Confluence
4 3 (11.54%) Documentum
5 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.85%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) GitHub
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
1 1 (3.85%) OpenVPN
1 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (3.85%) SSH
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (34.62%) RDBMS
3 9 (34.62%) Relational Database
4 8 (30.77%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (30.77%) Oracle OWB
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (84.62%) JUnit
2 18 (69.23%) Eclipse
3 17 (65.38%) Jenkins
4 16 (61.54%) Maven
5 14 (53.85%) JIRA
6 10 (38.46%) Artifactory
6 10 (38.46%) ClearQuest
6 10 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
6 10 (38.46%) Subversion
7 9 (34.62%) Toad
8 5 (19.23%) Selenium
9 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
10 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
10 3 (11.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (11.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (7.69%) Checkstyle
11 2 (7.69%) Gradle
11 2 (7.69%) QUnit
11 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
11 2 (7.69%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (88.46%) Developer
2 16 (61.54%) Java Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 4 (15.38%) SQL Developer
6 3 (11.54%) ETL Developer
6 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Database Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Hybris Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Java Web Developer
7 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle ETL Developer
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Documentum Developer
8 1 (3.85%) J2EE Architect
8 1 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
8 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (69.23%) Struts
2 17 (65.38%) Hibernate
2 17 (65.38%) JSP
3 16 (61.54%) HTML
4 15 (57.69%) J2EE
4 15 (57.69%) XML
5 13 (50.00%) Spring
6 12 (46.15%) Web Services
7 10 (38.46%) Apache CXF
7 10 (38.46%) Servlets
8 9 (34.62%) EJB
8 9 (34.62%) jQuery
9 7 (26.92%) CSS
10 6 (23.08%) JDBC
11 5 (19.23%) SOAP
12 4 (15.38%) Apache Axis
12 4 (15.38%) EJB 3.0
12 4 (15.38%) JAXB
12 4 (15.38%) JMS
12 4 (15.38%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Unix
2 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) OO
2 12 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (46.15%) OOP
2 12 (46.15%) UML
3 10 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (34.62%) Service Management
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 8 (30.77%) ITSM
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) ETL
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) TDD
7 3 (11.54%) Use Case
8 2 (7.69%) API Design
8 2 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) Java
2 18 (69.23%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (26.92%) C++
5 7 (26.92%) VB
6 2 (7.69%) Perl
7 1 (3.85%) C#
7 1 (3.85%) Groovy
7 1 (3.85%) Haskell
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) Ruby
7 1 (3.85%) Scala
7 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) OCPJP
2 10 (38.46%) Oracle Certification
3 8 (30.77%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Postfix
2 1 (3.85%) Squid
2 1 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Kibana
3 1 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (3.85%) Consul
3 1 (3.85%) Grafana
3 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) logstash
3 1 (3.85%) Packer
3 1 (3.85%) Rancher
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
3 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) Endeca
2 2 (7.69%) hybris
3 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
3 1 (3.85%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) Pega
3 1 (3.85%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.85%) Sybase
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) webMethods