Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 211 223
Rank change year-on-year +22 +12 -30
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.02% 1.21% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £357 £357 £346
90th Percentile £440 £443 £473
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £43.75 £28.92 £39.00
% change year-on-year +51.29% -25.85% -17.89%

Ant is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 983 988 1163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.40% 14.47% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 667 699
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £263
90th Percentile £538 £500 £526
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 46
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £33.40 £34.85 £27.88
90th Percentile £50.50 £44.30 £41.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 5 £425 -10.53% 2
Merseyside +5 3 £363 +13.28%
Manchester +16 2 £383 -8.93%
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 9 (90.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) Maven
2 7 (70.00%) JIRA
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) HTTP
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
4 5 (50.00%) TDD
4 5 (50.00%) Gradle
4 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (40.00%) Docker
5 4 (40.00%) DevOps
5 4 (40.00%) OpenShift
5 4 (40.00%) SonarQube
5 4 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Bitbucket
5 4 (40.00%) JBoss
5 4 (40.00%) Apache
5 4 (40.00%) Perl
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) Middleware
5 4 (40.00%) Jython
6 3 (30.00%) JMeter
6 3 (30.00%) Validation
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) PHP
6 3 (30.00%) MySQL
6 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing

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 4 (40.00%) Apache
1 4 (40.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 4 (40.00%) Internet
3 3 (30.00%) PuTTY
3 3 (30.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (10.00%) CouchDB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) JIRA
1 7 (70.00%) Maven
2 5 (50.00%) Gradle
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) Bitbucket
3 4 (40.00%) SonarQube
3 4 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (30.00%) JMeter
4 3 (30.00%) Selenium
4 3 (30.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (30.00%) WATIR
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
General
1 3 (30.00%) Marketing
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (10.00%) CSS
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (10.00%) OSGi
4 1 (10.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) RESTful
4 1 (10.00%) Servlets
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (10.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) MVC
6 1 (10.00%) ATDD
6 1 (10.00%) BDD
6 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
6 1 (10.00%) Open Source
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) Jython
2 4 (40.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) Ruby
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
5 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle