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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 33 37 49
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +12
Contract jobs citing Ant 11 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.91% 1.48% 0.47%
As % of the Development Applications category 15.07% 7.14% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +57.77%
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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
73 70 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.31% 20.77% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 36
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 15
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

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

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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 9 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (100.00%) Perl
1 23 (100.00%) XML
1 23 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (65.22%) XSLT
2 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) FrameMaker
4 6 (26.09%) XSL
4 6 (26.09%) CMS
4 6 (26.09%) Content Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (26.09%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) FrameMaker
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Author
2 8 (34.78%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) XML
2 15 (65.22%) XSLT
3 6 (26.09%) XSL
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (26.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Perl
1 23 (100.00%) PowerShell