The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 92 92
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.23% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.30% 5.11% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Median daily rate £450 £424 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -15.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 231 235 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.62% 13.09% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 161 138
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in Manchester

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Manchester

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Bolton - 2 £469 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Ant.

1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Gradle
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
4 2 (40.00%) PaaS
4 2 (40.00%) Subversion
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Groovy
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (40.00%) SOAP
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Gradle
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Spock
4 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Toad
4 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Environment And Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) SOAP
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Java EE
2 1 (20.00%) Java SE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) JPA
2 1 (20.00%) JSF
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Velocity
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Groovy
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
1 1 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow