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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 100 105 114
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing Ant 38 39 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 1.27% 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.25% 8.48% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 3
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£275 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.73 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% +16.66%
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
411 460 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.58% 15.03% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 262 111
Average daily rate £353 £391 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 19
Average hourly rate £40.50 £45.24 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +39.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.66 £30.00 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +5.00%

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 4 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the East of England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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
Essex +12 14 £284 -31.21%
Cambridgeshire -12 13 £275 -31.25% 1
Hertfordshire +1 10 £475 +21.40%
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 44 (78.57%) XML
2 43 (76.79%) Java
3 42 (75.00%) SQL
4 39 (69.64%) Web Services
5 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (66.07%) WebSphere
6 34 (60.71%) UNIX
7 33 (58.93%) HTML
8 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
9 30 (53.57%) J2EE
10 28 (50.00%) Linux
10 28 (50.00%) Relational Database
11 27 (48.21%) IBM
12 26 (46.43%) Solaris
13 25 (44.64%) OO
13 25 (44.64%) XHTML
13 25 (44.64%) Content Management
13 25 (44.64%) Ajax
14 24 (42.86%) Eclipse
14 24 (42.86%) SOAP
15 22 (39.29%) Struts
15 22 (39.29%) JSP
15 22 (39.29%) Maven
16 21 (37.50%) TDD
17 20 (35.71%) CSS
17 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
18 19 (33.93%) SoapUI
18 19 (33.93%) Windows
19 17 (30.36%) B2C
19 17 (30.36%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 37 (66.07%) WebSphere
2 15 (26.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (12.50%) MQSeries
4 5 (8.93%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.14%) JBoss
5 4 (7.14%) GlassFish
5 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (7.14%) CMS
6 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
6 3 (5.36%) Drupal
7 2 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.79%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Tridion
2 2 (3.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Google Analytics
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (16.07%) DB2
3 7 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (5.36%) MySQL
5 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.79%) WebFOCUS
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) Eclipse
2 22 (39.29%) Maven
3 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
4 19 (33.93%) SoapUI
5 15 (26.79%) JUnit
6 12 (21.43%) Subversion
6 12 (21.43%) JIRA
7 8 (14.29%) AccuRev
8 7 (12.50%) Selenium
8 7 (12.50%) Log4j
8 7 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
10 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.57%) Hudson
10 2 (3.57%) HP UFT
10 2 (3.57%) JMeter
11 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
11 1 (1.79%) FindBugs
11 1 (1.79%) Checkstyle
General
1 12 (21.43%) Marketing
2 6 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.36%) Legal
5 2 (3.57%) Automotive
6 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) Developer
2 30 (53.57%) Java Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Automation Engineer
5 6 (10.71%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Architect
7 4 (7.14%) AWS Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Hybris Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.36%) J2EE Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Administrator
9 2 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.57%) Administrator
9 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (78.57%) XML
2 39 (69.64%) Web Services
3 33 (58.93%) HTML
4 30 (53.57%) J2EE
5 25 (44.64%) XHTML
5 25 (44.64%) Ajax
6 24 (42.86%) SOAP
7 22 (39.29%) Struts
7 22 (39.29%) JSP
8 20 (35.71%) CSS
9 17 (30.36%) TopLink
10 14 (25.00%) HTML5
10 14 (25.00%) Servlets
11 13 (23.21%) JDBC
12 12 (21.43%) Spring
13 11 (19.64%) JAX-WS
13 11 (19.64%) JAX-RS
13 11 (19.64%) EclipseLink
14 8 (14.29%) Hibernate
15 7 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) Web 2.0
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) User Experience
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) UNIX
2 28 (50.00%) Linux
3 26 (46.43%) Solaris
4 19 (33.93%) Windows
5 7 (12.50%) HPUX
6 2 (3.57%) AIX
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (66.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (44.64%) Content Management
2 25 (44.64%) OO
3 21 (37.50%) TDD
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
4 17 (30.36%) B2C
5 14 (25.00%) RAD
6 13 (23.21%) E-Commerce
6 13 (23.21%) Automated Testing
7 12 (21.43%) User Stories
8 10 (17.86%) Software Testing
8 10 (17.86%) Digital Marketing
9 8 (14.29%) MVC
9 8 (14.29%) SEO
9 8 (14.29%) Analytics
10 7 (12.50%) UML
10 7 (12.50%) Use Case
11 6 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.71%) RUP
12 5 (8.93%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (76.79%) Java
2 42 (75.00%) SQL
3 32 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) Groovy
5 7 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (12.50%) Perl
5 7 (12.50%) XPath
6 6 (10.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (5.36%) Python
7 3 (5.36%) Ruby
7 3 (5.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) ISEB
2 8 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) Puppet
1 4 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.36%) Ansible
2 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) IBM
2 9 (16.07%) Oracle
3 8 (14.29%) FatWire
3 8 (14.29%) Google
4 7 (12.50%) Elastic Path
4 7 (12.50%) Blue Martini
4 7 (12.50%) Omniture
4 7 (12.50%) Interwoven
4 7 (12.50%) ATG
5 6 (10.71%) hybris
6 3 (5.36%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) Adobe
8 1 (1.79%) VMware
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