The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the West Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 108 102 74
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -28
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 1 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.41% 0.050% 1.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.93% 0.57% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 23
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£290 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.55% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £450 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
203 174 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.29% 8.74% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 99 102
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 9
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.70 £24.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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 - 5 £315 - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 28 (96.55%) Java
1 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
2 27 (93.10%) J2EE
3 26 (89.66%) CSS
3 26 (89.66%) HTML
3 26 (89.66%) Maven
4 25 (86.21%) Subversion
4 25 (86.21%) jQuery
5 24 (82.76%) JSP
5 24 (82.76%) Apache
5 24 (82.76%) Tomcat
6 23 (79.31%) JSTL
7 22 (75.86%) Eclipse
8 21 (72.41%) XML
9 20 (68.97%) Spring
10 19 (65.52%) CMS
11 17 (58.62%) XSLT
11 17 (58.62%) UNIX
11 17 (58.62%) Linux
11 17 (58.62%) Alterian
11 17 (58.62%) REST
12 14 (48.28%) .NET
13 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
13 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
14 3 (10.34%) MVC
15 2 (6.90%) TDD
15 2 (6.90%) JUnit
15 2 (6.90%) OOP
15 2 (6.90%) OO

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 24 (82.76%) Apache
1 24 (82.76%) Tomcat
2 19 (65.52%) CMS
3 1 (3.45%) Magnolia
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 26 (89.66%) Maven
2 25 (86.21%) Subversion
3 22 (75.86%) Eclipse
4 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) JUnit
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) PhoneGap
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.45%) Gradle
6 1 (3.45%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (3.45%) Hudson
6 1 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (3.45%) TestNG
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (96.55%) Developer
2 25 (86.21%) Java Developer
3 18 (62.07%) Web Developer
4 17 (58.62%) Java Web Developer
5 7 (24.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (6.90%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Front-End Web Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (93.10%) J2EE
2 26 (89.66%) CSS
2 26 (89.66%) HTML
3 25 (86.21%) jQuery
4 24 (82.76%) JSP
5 23 (79.31%) JSTL
6 21 (72.41%) XML
7 20 (68.97%) Spring
8 17 (58.62%) XSLT
8 17 (58.62%) REST
9 14 (48.28%) .NET
10 3 (10.34%) Hibernate
11 2 (6.90%) HTML5
11 2 (6.90%) Ajax
11 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
12 1 (3.45%) JSON
12 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
12 1 (3.45%) XHTML
12 1 (3.45%) J2SE
12 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) UNIX
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (10.34%) MVC
3 2 (6.90%) TDD
3 2 (6.90%) OOP
3 2 (6.90%) OO
3 2 (6.90%) SOA
3 2 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (6.90%) Android Development
3 2 (6.90%) iOS Development
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) Build Automation
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Content Management
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Web Development
4 1 (3.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.45%) OOD
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (96.55%) Java
1 28 (96.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) Groovy
2 1 (3.45%) Scala
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) CFEngine
1 1 (3.45%) Cobbler
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Alterian
2 1 (3.45%) Sencha
2 1 (3.45%) Perforce
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