The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 120 122
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.27% 2.05% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £356 £442 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.30% +51.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £393 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £500 £413
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 West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 308 438 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.76% 15.94% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 228 129
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 14
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +19.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £40.00 £40.00
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 West Midlands

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

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the West Midlands

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the West Midlands 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
Coventry +6 4 £356 -5.00% 1
Shropshire +35 3 - -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 16 (94.12%) Java
2 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (58.82%) jQuery
4 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
6 8 (47.06%) Linux
6 8 (47.06%) Selenium
6 8 (47.06%) Maven
6 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
6 8 (47.06%) Open Source
6 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
6 8 (47.06%) NoSQL
6 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
6 8 (47.06%) DevOps
7 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
7 7 (41.18%) Node.js
7 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (41.18%) Perl
8 6 (35.29%) C#
8 6 (35.29%) Servlets
8 6 (35.29%) Python
8 6 (35.29%) IntelliJ
8 6 (35.29%) HTTP
8 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (35.29%) Windows
8 6 (35.29%) SSL
8 6 (35.29%) Ruby
8 6 (35.29%) Google

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (52.94%) Tomcat
2 6 (35.29%) nginx
3 3 (17.65%) Confluence
3 3 (17.65%) Documentum
3 3 (17.65%) JBoss
4 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) GitHub
1 6 (35.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (11.76%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) SSL
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) NoSQL
2 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (11.76%) GIS
3 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (47.06%) Cucumber
3 8 (47.06%) Maven
3 8 (47.06%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Gatling
4 6 (35.29%) Grunt
4 6 (35.29%) gulp
4 6 (35.29%) IntelliJ
4 6 (35.29%) Karma Test Runner
4 6 (35.29%) Sublime Text
5 4 (23.53%) Gradle
5 4 (23.53%) JUnit
5 4 (23.53%) Subversion
6 3 (17.65%) JIRA
7 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 2 (11.76%) SonarQube
7 2 (11.76%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Developer
2 8 (47.06%) Java Developer
3 6 (35.29%) Scala Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Documentum Developer
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Architect
4 1 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) jQuery
2 8 (47.06%) AngularJS
3 7 (41.18%) Node.js
4 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
4 6 (35.29%) Servlets
5 5 (29.41%) REST
6 4 (23.53%) Hibernate
6 4 (23.53%) RESTful
6 4 (23.53%) Spring
7 3 (17.65%) HTML
7 3 (17.65%) HTML5
7 3 (17.65%) J2EE
8 2 (11.76%) Apache Axis
8 2 (11.76%) EJB
8 2 (11.76%) JAXB
8 2 (11.76%) JDBC
8 2 (11.76%) JPA
8 2 (11.76%) JSP
8 2 (11.76%) SOAP
8 2 (11.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) Automated Testing
2 8 (47.06%) DevOps
2 8 (47.06%) Open Source
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Analytics
5 4 (23.53%) API Design
5 4 (23.53%) OOP
5 4 (23.53%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) OO
6 3 (17.65%) TDD
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (11.76%) Document Management
7 2 (11.76%) Front End Development
7 2 (11.76%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Open Source Development
7 2 (11.76%) Pair Programming
7 2 (11.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Java
2 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
3 7 (41.18%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) Groovy
4 6 (35.29%) Haskell
4 6 (35.29%) Python
4 6 (35.29%) Ruby
4 6 (35.29%) Scala
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Grafana
1 6 (35.29%) Kibana
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) Pega
2 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.88%) BEA
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle