The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 31 36
Contract jobs citing Ant 0 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 2.37% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category - 26.67% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 2
Median daily rate - £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
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 Merseyside with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 48 30 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 14.86% 8.90% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 12
Median daily rate £405 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Merseyside