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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 113 106 112
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Ant 19 34 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 1.14% 0.28%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.97% 8.83% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £269 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £516 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +14.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £43.25 £30.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £30.24
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +38.88%
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
382 385 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.85% 12.96% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 201 130
Average daily rate £375 £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £33.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +9.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.25 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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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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 £400 +53.55%
Hertfordshire -15 4 - -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £325 -18.75%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (92.45%) XML
2 39 (73.58%) Java
3 37 (69.81%) JavaScript
3 37 (69.81%) HTML
3 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (69.81%) WebSphere
4 33 (62.26%) CSS
5 30 (56.60%) Linux
6 29 (54.72%) UNIX
7 27 (50.94%) Solaris
7 27 (50.94%) Eclipse
7 27 (50.94%) Content Management
7 27 (50.94%) HTML5
8 26 (49.06%) Ajax
8 26 (49.06%) XHTML
8 26 (49.06%) SQL
9 25 (47.17%) IBM
10 24 (45.28%) Windows
11 23 (43.40%) Web Services
11 23 (43.40%) OO
11 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
12 22 (41.51%) J2EE
12 22 (41.51%) SOAP
13 21 (39.62%) TDD
14 19 (35.85%) TopLink
14 19 (35.85%) JAX-RS
14 19 (35.85%) EclipseLink
14 19 (35.85%) JAX-WS
15 18 (33.96%) User Stories
15 18 (33.96%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (69.81%) WebSphere
2 13 (24.53%) WebLogic
2 13 (24.53%) JBoss
2 13 (24.53%) MQSeries
3 9 (16.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (15.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (11.32%) CMS
6 4 (7.55%) GlassFish
7 2 (3.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) FrameMaker
2 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) DHCP
2 1 (1.89%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) DB2
2 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (50.94%) Eclipse
2 16 (30.19%) JUnit
2 16 (30.19%) SoapUI
3 11 (20.75%) Git (software)
3 11 (20.75%) JIRA
3 11 (20.75%) Selenium
4 9 (16.98%) Talend Open Studio
5 8 (15.09%) Maven
6 6 (11.32%) Subversion
7 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
7 4 (7.55%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Log4j
8 2 (3.77%) Hudson
8 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 2 (3.77%) AccuRev
8 2 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (3.77%) JMeter
9 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
9 1 (1.89%) JBehave
General
1 18 (33.96%) Marketing
2 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
3 5 (9.43%) Legal
4 4 (7.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (60.38%) Developer
2 26 (49.06%) Java Developer
3 15 (28.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 9 (16.98%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Java Software Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Author
5 8 (15.09%) Technical Author
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (9.43%) AWS Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Messaging Consultant
9 1 (1.89%) Lead Java Developer
9 1 (1.89%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Test Specialist
9 1 (1.89%) Lead Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (92.45%) XML
2 37 (69.81%) HTML
3 33 (62.26%) CSS
4 27 (50.94%) HTML5
5 26 (49.06%) Ajax
5 26 (49.06%) XHTML
6 23 (43.40%) Web Services
7 22 (41.51%) J2EE
7 22 (41.51%) SOAP
8 19 (35.85%) TopLink
8 19 (35.85%) JAX-RS
8 19 (35.85%) EclipseLink
8 19 (35.85%) JAX-WS
9 10 (18.87%) jQuery
10 9 (16.98%) JSON
10 9 (16.98%) CSS3
10 9 (16.98%) PhoneGap
10 9 (16.98%) Apache Camel
10 9 (16.98%) AngularJS
11 8 (15.09%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Web 2.0
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 30 (56.60%) Linux
2 29 (54.72%) UNIX
3 27 (50.94%) Solaris
4 24 (45.28%) Windows
5 4 (7.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (69.81%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (50.94%) Content Management
3 23 (43.40%) OO
4 21 (39.62%) TDD
5 18 (33.96%) User Stories
6 17 (32.08%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (30.19%) Scrum
8 15 (28.30%) Use Case
9 14 (26.42%) Validation
9 14 (26.42%) B2C
9 14 (26.42%) RUP
10 13 (24.53%) UML
10 13 (24.53%) MVC
11 12 (22.64%) SOA
12 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
12 9 (16.98%) OOP
12 9 (16.98%) Unit Testing
12 9 (16.98%) Mobile Development
13 7 (13.21%) RAD
14 5 (9.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (73.58%) Java
2 37 (69.81%) JavaScript
3 26 (49.06%) SQL
4 16 (30.19%) Perl
5 12 (22.64%) PowerShell
6 9 (16.98%) Ruby
6 9 (16.98%) Python
7 4 (7.55%) Bash Shell
7 4 (7.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.89%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) IBM
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
2 9 (16.98%) Talend
3 4 (7.55%) Elastic Path
3 4 (7.55%) Interwoven
3 4 (7.55%) Blue Martini
3 4 (7.55%) ATG
4 3 (5.66%) FatWire
5 2 (3.77%) Adobe
5 2 (3.77%) HP
6 1 (1.89%) Omniture
6 1 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.89%) Infoblox