The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 135 133
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.59% 0.58%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.93% 4.38% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 17
Median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 430 525 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.64% 13.57% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 316 262
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the North West

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the North West

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +10 3 £450 +6.19%
Cheshire +26 1 - -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Ant.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Maven
3 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (62.50%) Spring
4 5 (62.50%) Web Services
4 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (62.50%) Gradle
5 4 (50.00%) CSS
5 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (50.00%) HTML
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) TDD
5 4 (50.00%) Spring MVC
6 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
6 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
6 3 (37.50%) JMS
6 3 (37.50%) JUnit
6 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
6 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (37.50%) RESTful
6 3 (37.50%) BDD
6 3 (37.50%) Puppet
6 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) SDLC
7 2 (25.00%) API Design
7 2 (25.00%) DevOps
7 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (25.00%) Coaching
7 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (25.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Couchbase
2 1 (12.50%) CouchDB
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Maven
2 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (62.50%) Gradle
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
4 2 (25.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (25.00%) EasyMock
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) JBehave
4 2 (25.00%) Mockito
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
5 1 (12.50%) Spock
5 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) Toad
5 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Java Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Java Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Java Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Web Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Environment And Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Release Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Spring
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) CSS
2 4 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (50.00%) Spring MVC
3 3 (37.50%) JMS
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) Backbone.js
4 2 (25.00%) CSS3
4 2 (25.00%) Express
4 2 (25.00%) HTML5
4 2 (25.00%) JMX
4 2 (25.00%) Material Design
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
5 1 (12.50%) Apache Camel
5 1 (12.50%) Java SE
5 1 (12.50%) JPA
5 1 (12.50%) JSF
5 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) MVC
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) API Design
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Groovy
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) Clojure
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 2 (25.00%) Capistrano
2 2 (25.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
1 2 (25.00%) Google
1 2 (25.00%) Guidewire
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow