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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 115 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Ant 5 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.76% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.17% 10.06% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 4
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£291 £280 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.48
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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
230 169 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.91% 7.54% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 99 91
Average daily rate £363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 24
Average hourly rate £31.47 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
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 26 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
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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 -10 1 - - 2
Coventry - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 10 (83.33%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Maven
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
4 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (50.00%) UNIX
5 5 (41.67%) JSP
5 5 (41.67%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) Oracle
5 5 (41.67%) Subversion
5 5 (41.67%) Hudson
6 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Apache
7 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
7 3 (25.00%) JMS
7 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (25.00%) EJB
7 3 (25.00%) CSS
7 3 (25.00%) Servlets
7 3 (25.00%) XSLT
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (25.00%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (25.00%) CMS
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (8.33%) JBoss
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (8.33%) Magnolia
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Maven
2 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (41.67%) Subversion
3 5 (41.67%) Hudson
4 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) ClearQuest
5 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
6 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) Selenium
6 1 (8.33%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Platform Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integrator
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 5 (41.67%) JSP
2 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) JMS
4 3 (25.00%) EJB
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Servlets
4 3 (25.00%) XSLT
4 3 (25.00%) JAXP
4 3 (25.00%) JAXB
4 3 (25.00%) XML Schema
4 3 (25.00%) SAML
4 3 (25.00%) JAX-WS
4 3 (25.00%) Java EE
4 3 (25.00%) JPA
4 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
4 1 (8.33%) zOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) AOP
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) EAI
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) XPath
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Alterian
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Talend