The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 35 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Ant 19 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.10% 0.55% 1.34%
As % of the Development Applications category 19.19% 3.64% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Development Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
99 55 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.38% 15.03% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 21 42
Average daily rate £363 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% -2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.64 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.70%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Cambridge region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant.

1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 21 (95.45%) Perl
2 21 (95.45%) PowerShell
3 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (59.09%) XSLT
4 8 (36.36%) FrameMaker
5 4 (18.18%) CMS
5 4 (18.18%) Content Management
5 4 (18.18%) XSL
6 1 (4.55%) JUnit
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Maven
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) SQLite
6 1 (4.55%) Google Maps API
6 1 (4.55%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) Android
6 1 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (4.55%) Android Development

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) FrameMaker
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JUnit
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Developer
2 8 (36.36%) Author
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Author
3 1 (4.55%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) XML
2 13 (59.09%) XSLT
3 4 (18.18%) XSL
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Google Maps API
4 1 (4.55%) REST
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (18.18%) Content Management
3 1 (4.55%) Android Development
3 1 (4.55%) OOP
3 1 (4.55%) OO
3 1 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Perl
1 21 (95.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Google