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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 116 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.51% 0.048%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.31% 6.60% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 1
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£400 £280 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -
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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
229 197 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.13% 7.77% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 113 105
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 10
Average hourly rate £31.44 £37.80 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +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
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 31 August 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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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
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 £450 -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Captiva
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Phing
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Documentum
1 1 (33.33%) Captiva
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) Maven
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (33.33%) Phing
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Documentum Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Documentum Developer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) UX Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
1 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) UNIX
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) BEA
1 1 (33.33%) webMethods