The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 25 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.92% - 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.71% - 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £440 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £39.98
% change year-on-year - -31.20%  

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 Somerset with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 70 42 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 33.65% 17.43% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 17
Median daily rate £400 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.51%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Somerset

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Yeovil - 1 - -
Ant
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Ant.

1 12 (92.31%) HTML
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) Maven
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 11 (84.62%) Spring
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
2 11 (84.62%) Gradle
3 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
3 10 (76.92%) TDD
3 10 (76.92%) ATG
3 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 10 (76.92%) Java
3 10 (76.92%) SOAP
4 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
5 8 (61.54%) JSP
5 8 (61.54%) EJB
5 8 (61.54%) MVC
5 8 (61.54%) Struts
5 8 (61.54%) Web Services
5 8 (61.54%) XML
5 8 (61.54%) Oracle
5 8 (61.54%) JUnit
5 8 (61.54%) Hibernate
5 8 (61.54%) Scrum
5 8 (61.54%) Pair Programming
5 8 (61.54%) JSF
5 8 (61.54%) Ajax

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (92.31%) Maven
2 11 (84.62%) Gradle
2 11 (84.62%) Jenkins
3 10 (76.92%) Git (software)
4 9 (69.23%) Eclipse
5 8 (61.54%) Apache Buildr
5 8 (61.54%) jMock
5 8 (61.54%) JUnit
5 8 (61.54%) Mercurial
5 8 (61.54%) Subversion
6 7 (53.85%) IntelliJ
7 5 (38.46%) Selenium
8 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
9 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
9 2 (15.38%) JMeter
9 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
9 2 (15.38%) TeamCity
10 1 (7.69%) WATIR
10 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
10 1 (7.69%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 3 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Architect
2 7 (53.85%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
3 2 (15.38%) UAT Lead
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Hybris Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) CSS
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) Spring
3 10 (76.92%) SOAP
4 8 (61.54%) Ajax
4 8 (61.54%) EJB
4 8 (61.54%) Hibernate
4 8 (61.54%) JSF
4 8 (61.54%) JSP
4 8 (61.54%) RESTful
4 8 (61.54%) Struts
4 8 (61.54%) Web Services
4 8 (61.54%) XML
5 7 (53.85%) JSON
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) REST
7 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) RIA
1 7 (53.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (92.31%) E-Commerce
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 10 (76.92%) TDD
3 8 (61.54%) MVC
3 8 (61.54%) Pair Programming
3 8 (61.54%) Refactoring
3 8 (61.54%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Unit Testing
3 8 (61.54%) XML Parsing
4 7 (53.85%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (30.77%) Coaching
5 4 (30.77%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Web Development
6 3 (23.08%) API Development
6 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) JavaScript
2 10 (76.92%) Java
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) ATG
2 8 (61.54%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) hybris
4 1 (7.69%) BEA
4 1 (7.69%) SAP