The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
England / North East
Rank 77 69 53
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16  
Contract jobs citing Ant 3 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.42% 0.58% 1.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.56% 3.73% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £385 £304 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.74% +1.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
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 the North East with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 192 134 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 26.97% 15.44% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 86 61
Median daily rate £375 £325 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -9.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £436
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 £41.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% +11.46%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the North East

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear -13 3 £385 +26.74%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region with a requirement for Ant.

1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) REST
2 3 (60.00%) JPA
2 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (60.00%) Spring Boot
2 3 (60.00%) API Design
2 3 (60.00%) Gradle
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (60.00%) Spring
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 3 (60.00%) JBoss
1 3 (60.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Force.com
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (20.00%) G Suite
2 1 (20.00%) Google App Engine
2 1 (20.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) DocumentDB
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (100.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) Gradle
2 3 (60.00%) JUnit
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Lead Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Salesforce Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) JPA
1 3 (60.00%) REST
1 3 (60.00%) Spring
1 3 (60.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (40.00%) Visualforce
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (20.00%) Serverless Framework
3 1 (20.00%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) API Design
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Dependency Injection
1 3 (60.00%) Inversion of Control
1 3 (60.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) API Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Apex Code
3 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (20.00%) Google Apps Script
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) Apigee
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Google