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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 105 88 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +26
Contract jobs citing Ant 18 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 1.47% 0.62%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.52% 10.72% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Average daily rate £463 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £376 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.52% +15.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
326 345 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.91% 13.73% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 202 159
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 30
Average hourly rate £49.50 £36.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £41.50 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 8 £475 -
Essex -8 7 £450 +12.50%
Cambridgeshire -1 3 - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 31 (63.27%) Web Services
2 30 (61.22%) XML
3 29 (59.18%) SQL
4 27 (55.10%) Java
5 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (48.98%) Maven
6 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
7 22 (44.90%) Unix
8 20 (40.82%) IBM
9 19 (38.78%) SOAP
9 19 (38.78%) J2EE
9 19 (38.78%) WebSphere
9 19 (38.78%) SoapUI
10 17 (34.69%) Oracle
11 16 (32.65%) HTML
12 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
12 15 (30.61%) Scrum
13 14 (28.57%) Struts
14 13 (26.53%) Solaris
14 13 (26.53%) Linux
14 13 (26.53%) ISEB
14 13 (26.53%) Marketing
14 13 (26.53%) JIRA
14 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
14 13 (26.53%) Groovy
15 12 (24.49%) User Stories
15 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
15 12 (24.49%) TopLink
15 12 (24.49%) TDD
15 12 (24.49%) WSDL

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 19 (38.78%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.37%) WebLogic
2 9 (18.37%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (10.20%) CMS
4 4 (8.16%) GlassFish
4 4 (8.16%) JBoss
4 4 (8.16%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (4.08%) Drupal
5 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.08%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Google Analytics
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.29%) WebFOCUS
3 5 (10.20%) DB2
4 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (48.98%) Jenkins
1 24 (48.98%) Maven
2 19 (38.78%) SoapUI
3 13 (26.53%) JIRA
4 10 (20.41%) Eclipse
5 7 (14.29%) AccuRev
6 6 (12.24%) Checkstyle
6 6 (12.24%) FindBugs
6 6 (12.24%) JUnit
6 6 (12.24%) TestDirector
7 5 (10.20%) ClearCase
7 5 (10.20%) ClearQuest
7 5 (10.20%) Gradle
8 3 (6.12%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
9 2 (4.08%) Selenium
9 2 (4.08%) Subversion
General
1 13 (26.53%) Marketing
2 5 (10.20%) Automotive
3 4 (8.16%) Legal
4 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.08%) Finance
6 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Developer
2 18 (36.73%) Java Developer
3 10 (20.41%) Analyst
4 8 (16.33%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) J2EE Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 8 (16.33%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Test Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Architect
5 7 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (14.29%) UI Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) C++ Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Hybris Architect
7 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (8.16%) SQL Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (63.27%) Web Services
2 30 (61.22%) XML
3 19 (38.78%) J2EE
3 19 (38.78%) SOAP
4 16 (32.65%) HTML
5 14 (28.57%) Struts
6 12 (24.49%) TopLink
6 12 (24.49%) WSDL
7 11 (22.45%) Spring
8 10 (20.41%) CSS
9 9 (18.37%) XHTML
10 8 (16.33%) Ajax
10 8 (16.33%) JSP
11 7 (14.29%) Hibernate
11 7 (14.29%) JAX-RS
11 7 (14.29%) JDBC
12 6 (12.24%) EclipseLink
12 6 (12.24%) JAX-WS
12 6 (12.24%) JRules
12 6 (12.24%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) User Experience
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) iPad
2 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.16%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Unix
2 13 (26.53%) Linux
2 13 (26.53%) Solaris
3 8 (16.33%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) AIX
4 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (30.61%) Scrum
3 13 (26.53%) Automated Testing
4 12 (24.49%) TDD
4 12 (24.49%) User Stories
5 11 (22.45%) B2C
6 10 (20.41%) Defect Management
6 10 (20.41%) E-Commerce
6 10 (20.41%) Process Improvement
6 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
7 8 (16.33%) MVC
7 8 (16.33%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) Content Management
9 6 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.24%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (12.24%) Pair Programming
9 6 (12.24%) System Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 5 (10.20%) CRM
10 5 (10.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 29 (59.18%) SQL
2 27 (55.10%) Java
3 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
4 13 (26.53%) Groovy
5 10 (20.41%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.16%) C++
7 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 2 (4.08%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) ISEB
2 10 (20.41%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.08%) Ansible
2 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) IBM
2 17 (34.69%) Oracle
3 9 (18.37%) HP
4 6 (12.24%) hybris
4 6 (12.24%) Rally
5 2 (4.08%) FatWire
6 1 (2.04%) Google
6 1 (2.04%) Omniture
6 1 (2.04%) VocaLink