The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 136 125 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing Ant 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.28% 0.078% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.92% 0.57% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £320 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £276 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-18.47% +67.39%
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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 Yorkshire region.

Development Applications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
416 350 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.49% 13.63% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 213 114
Average daily rate £363 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £28.93 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £32.50 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Yorkshire region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Yorkshire region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
West Yorkshire -5 6 £300 -20.00%
South Yorkshire -6 1 - - 1
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England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 12 (100.00%) Java
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
2 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 10 (83.33%) Maven
3 9 (75.00%) Spring
3 9 (75.00%) SQL
4 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
4 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) Subversion
5 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
5 5 (41.67%) Sun
5 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 5 (41.67%) JUnit
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) LDAP
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
7 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) TDD
7 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (25.00%) JMS
7 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
7 3 (25.00%) OO
7 3 (25.00%) JBoss
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Web Services

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 3 (25.00%) JBoss
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Jetty
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (41.67%) JUnit
2 5 (41.67%) Subversion
3 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (16.67%) PVCS
4 2 (16.67%) Gradle
5 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (8.33%) Hudson
5 1 (8.33%) JMeter
5 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 1 (8.33%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) J2EE
2 9 (75.00%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (33.33%) Apache Camel
4 3 (25.00%) Hibernate
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) XML
4 3 (25.00%) JMS
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (16.67%) JAXB
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Struts
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) JDBC
5 2 (16.67%) Ajax
5 2 (16.67%) Apache CXF
5 2 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (16.67%) Spring Integration
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (41.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) OO
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) PL/SQL
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Sun
3 3 (25.00%) Splunk
4 1 (8.33%) Perforce
4 1 (8.33%) IBM