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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 153 125
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28  
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.034% 0.26% 0.64%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.21% 2.04% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 9
Median daily rate - £388 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £406
% change year-on-year +6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -35.29%  

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 475 491 413
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.14% 12.84% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 328 244
Median daily rate £403 £400 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +11.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.96 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.10 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (80.00%) Gradle
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (40.00%) JMS
4 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Guidewire
4 2 (40.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (40.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server

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 (40.00%) Tomcat
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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Gradle
1 4 (80.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 1 (20.00%) EasyMock
3 1 (20.00%) Hudson
3 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (20.00%) JBehave
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Mockito
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) Spock
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Environment And Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) JMS
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) EJB
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5
3 1 (20.00%) Java EE
3 1 (20.00%) JMX
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (20.00%) Velocity
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) API Design
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Coaching
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (20.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Microservices
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Clojure
3 1 (20.00%) Groovy
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Scala
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (20.00%) Nagios
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%) ServiceNow
2 1 (20.00%) Google
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat