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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 122 124 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.039% 0.52%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.11% 0.38% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 9
Median daily rate £442 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £363 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
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
426 263 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.10% 10.34% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 166 129
Median daily rate £430 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £432 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 21
Median hourly rate £25.00 £34.20 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.90% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £30.38 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.24 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.02 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -1.67%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Solihull - 4 £442 -
Birmingham - 3 £442 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £500 -
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 10 (76.92%) Java
1 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 8 (61.54%) J2EE
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 8 (61.54%) XML
4 7 (53.85%) Servlets
4 7 (53.85%) JUnit
4 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
4 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Eclipse
4 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
4 7 (53.85%) Web Services
4 7 (53.85%) Spring
4 7 (53.85%) Maven
4 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (46.15%) Apache CXF
5 6 (46.15%) JIRA
5 6 (46.15%) ClearQuest
5 6 (46.15%) HTML
5 6 (46.15%) C++
5 6 (46.15%) VB
5 6 (46.15%) PVCS
5 6 (46.15%) UML
5 6 (46.15%) OOP
5 6 (46.15%) OO
5 6 (46.15%) Artifactory
5 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
6 5 (38.46%) Unix

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 7 (53.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) nginx
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Jetty
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Force.com
2 1 (7.69%) GitHub
2 1 (7.69%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) FTP
3 1 (7.69%) IPsec
3 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (7.69%) DB2
4 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Jenkins
2 7 (53.85%) Eclipse
2 7 (53.85%) JUnit
2 7 (53.85%) Maven
3 6 (46.15%) Artifactory
3 6 (46.15%) ClearQuest
3 6 (46.15%) JIRA
3 6 (46.15%) PVCS
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (30.77%) Toad
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Subversion
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (7.69%) Gradle
7 1 (7.69%) Grunt
7 1 (7.69%) gulp
7 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
7 1 (7.69%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (7.69%) Sublime Text
General
1 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++/Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Developer
4 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) HTML Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Java Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) J2EE
1 8 (61.54%) XML
2 7 (53.85%) Hibernate
2 7 (53.85%) Servlets
2 7 (53.85%) Spring
2 7 (53.85%) Web Services
3 6 (46.15%) Apache CXF
3 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) JSP
5 4 (30.77%) OC4J
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) Visualforce
7 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
7 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) J2SE
7 1 (7.69%) Play Framework
7 1 (7.69%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) SOAP
7 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Unix
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (46.15%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (46.15%) OO
2 6 (46.15%) OOP
2 6 (46.15%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) ITSM
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Automated Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) SDLC
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Web Application Development
5 1 (7.69%) Microservices
5 1 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) PL/SQL
4 6 (46.15%) C++
4 6 (46.15%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (15.38%) Apex Code
7 1 (7.69%) C
7 1 (7.69%) C#
7 1 (7.69%) COBOL
7 1 (7.69%) Groovy
7 1 (7.69%) Haskell
7 1 (7.69%) Perl
7 1 (7.69%) Python
7 1 (7.69%) R
7 1 (7.69%) Ruby
7 1 (7.69%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
1 5 (38.46%) Sun Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Grafana
2 1 (7.69%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) webMethods