The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 99 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Ant 37 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.14% 5.16% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 2
Average daily rate
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£401 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.14% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £438 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.11% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+22.58% +34.78%
Ant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
365 310 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.00% 12.88% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 162 166
Average daily rate £395 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 37 44
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.91 £27.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £41.85 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +13 12 £438 +18.64%
Essex - 10 £425 -
Cambridgeshire -11 8 £400 - 1
Suffolk +6 6 £400 - 1
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 61 (74.39%) XML
2 47 (57.32%) Linux
3 46 (56.10%) Java
3 46 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (50.00%) Eclipse
5 40 (48.78%) JavaScript
5 40 (48.78%) UNIX
6 39 (47.56%) HTML
7 37 (45.12%) CSS
8 34 (41.46%) Subversion
9 31 (37.80%) Ajax
10 30 (36.59%) Maven
10 30 (36.59%) Web Services
10 30 (36.59%) SOAP
11 28 (34.15%) SQL
11 28 (34.15%) TDD
12 26 (31.71%) Perl
13 25 (30.49%) OO
13 25 (30.49%) REST
14 24 (29.27%) HTML5
14 24 (29.27%) Apache
14 24 (29.27%) Scrum
14 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
15 23 (28.05%) Content Management
15 23 (28.05%) JUnit
15 23 (28.05%) Relational Database
16 22 (26.83%) Marketing
17 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
17 21 (25.61%) JSP
17 21 (25.61%) MySQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 24 (29.27%) Apache
2 20 (24.39%) Tomcat
3 18 (21.95%) CMS
4 14 (17.07%) WebSphere
5 7 (8.54%) lighttpd
5 7 (8.54%) Node.js
6 6 (7.32%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (3.66%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.22%) JBoss
8 1 (1.22%) Liferay
8 1 (1.22%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.22%) WildFly
8 1 (1.22%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) FrameMaker
2 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Internet
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) DNS
3 1 (1.22%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.05%) Relational Database
2 21 (25.61%) MySQL
3 12 (14.63%) RDBMS
4 7 (8.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 34 (41.46%) Subversion
3 30 (36.59%) Maven
4 23 (28.05%) JUnit
5 21 (25.61%) Git (software)
6 19 (23.17%) IntelliJ
7 11 (13.41%) Mockito
7 11 (13.41%) Jenkins
8 10 (12.20%) SoapUI
9 7 (8.54%) Grunt
9 7 (8.54%) Selenium
10 6 (7.32%) JBehave
11 5 (6.10%) WebDriver
12 3 (3.66%) JMeter
12 3 (3.66%) Log4j
13 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (1.22%) Rational Application Developer
14 1 (1.22%) Apache Ivy
14 1 (1.22%) Arquillian
General
1 22 (26.83%) Marketing
2 15 (18.29%) Finance
3 6 (7.32%) Legal
4 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.88%) Retail
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (71.95%) Developer
2 33 (40.24%) Java Developer
3 12 (14.63%) Author
3 12 (14.63%) Technical Author
4 11 (13.41%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Tester
8 3 (3.66%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.44%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Architect
9 2 (2.44%) SCM Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Configuration Engineer
9 2 (2.44%) Configuration Management Engineer
10 1 (1.22%) Java Architect
10 1 (1.22%) Messaging Consultant
10 1 (1.22%) CMS Developer
10 1 (1.22%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (74.39%) XML
2 39 (47.56%) HTML
3 37 (45.12%) CSS
4 31 (37.80%) Ajax
5 30 (36.59%) SOAP
5 30 (36.59%) Web Services
6 25 (30.49%) REST
7 24 (29.27%) HTML5
8 21 (25.61%) JSP
9 20 (24.39%) JDBC
9 20 (24.39%) XSLT
10 19 (23.17%) J2EE
11 17 (20.73%) JSON
12 16 (19.51%) Spring
13 13 (15.85%) XHTML
14 11 (13.41%) CSS3
15 8 (9.76%) JAX-WS
16 7 (8.54%) TopLink
16 7 (8.54%) JAX-RS
17 6 (7.32%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Open Source
1 8 (9.76%) User Experience
2 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) Web 2.0
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (57.32%) Linux
2 40 (48.78%) UNIX
3 15 (18.29%) Windows
3 15 (18.29%) Solaris
4 3 (3.66%) HPUX
5 1 (1.22%) Android
5 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (34.15%) TDD
3 25 (30.49%) OO
4 24 (29.27%) Scrum
5 23 (28.05%) Content Management
6 20 (24.39%) BDD
7 18 (21.95%) Unit Testing
8 13 (15.85%) Waterfall
8 13 (15.85%) User Stories
9 12 (14.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (14.63%) Validation
9 12 (14.63%) MVC
10 11 (13.41%) RUP
11 9 (10.98%) Performance Testing
12 8 (9.76%) Use Case
12 8 (9.76%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (9.76%) Web Design
13 7 (8.54%) SOA
13 7 (8.54%) B2C
14 6 (7.32%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (56.10%) Java
2 40 (48.78%) JavaScript
3 28 (34.15%) SQL
4 26 (31.71%) Perl
5 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.32%) XPath
7 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.44%) C
8 2 (2.44%) C++
9 1 (1.22%) FQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) Sun Certification
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (20.73%) IBM
2 10 (12.20%) Oracle
3 6 (7.32%) FatWire
4 3 (3.66%) Adobe
4 3 (3.66%) Sun
4 3 (3.66%) Interwoven
5 2 (2.44%) Facebook
5 2 (2.44%) Twitter
5 2 (2.44%) Progress
6 1 (1.22%) Google
6 1 (1.22%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.22%) Vignette
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Rate: £Competitive - on application
Posted: 2 days ago