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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 116 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Ant 25 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.82% 1.06% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.83% 7.46% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 3
Average daily rate
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£309 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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
429 429 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.05% 14.17% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 236 122
Average daily rate £343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 26
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.64 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.70% +17.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £28.05 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 0 14 £293 -16.42%
Cambridgeshire -9 6 £300 -25.00%
Hertfordshire -7 5 £475 +75.92%
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (93.75%) XML
2 40 (83.33%) HTML
2 40 (83.33%) Java
2 40 (83.33%) WebSphere
3 39 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (81.25%) JavaScript
3 39 (81.25%) SQL
4 35 (72.92%) Web Services
5 33 (68.75%) Linux
6 32 (66.67%) UNIX
7 31 (64.58%) Solaris
7 31 (64.58%) J2EE
8 30 (62.50%) XHTML
8 30 (62.50%) Ajax
9 29 (60.42%) IBM
9 29 (60.42%) CSS
9 29 (60.42%) Relational Database
10 27 (56.25%) Content Management
11 26 (54.17%) OO
11 26 (54.17%) Eclipse
12 25 (52.08%) Windows
12 25 (52.08%) SOAP
13 23 (47.92%) HTML5
14 22 (45.83%) TopLink
14 22 (45.83%) TDD
15 20 (41.67%) SoapUI
16 19 (39.58%) JSP
17 17 (35.42%) Scrum
17 17 (35.42%) Marketing
17 17 (35.42%) JAX-WS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.83%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (18.75%) MQSeries
4 7 (14.58%) WebLogic
4 7 (14.58%) JBoss
5 4 (8.33%) GlassFish
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (6.25%) CMS
7 2 (4.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (2.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Google Analytics
2 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) DB2
2 6 (12.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Eclipse
2 20 (41.67%) SoapUI
3 15 (31.25%) JUnit
4 12 (25.00%) Maven
5 10 (20.83%) JIRA
6 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 8 (16.67%) Subversion
7 7 (14.58%) AccuRev
8 6 (12.50%) Log4j
8 6 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
9 5 (10.42%) Selenium
9 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
10 3 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (4.17%) HP UFT
11 2 (4.17%) JMeter
11 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
11 2 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 17 (35.42%) Marketing
2 6 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.25%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Developer
2 29 (60.42%) Java Developer
3 17 (35.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.58%) Senior Java Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) AWS Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (93.75%) XML
2 40 (83.33%) HTML
3 35 (72.92%) Web Services
4 31 (64.58%) J2EE
5 30 (62.50%) XHTML
5 30 (62.50%) Ajax
6 29 (60.42%) CSS
7 25 (52.08%) SOAP
8 23 (47.92%) HTML5
9 22 (45.83%) TopLink
10 19 (39.58%) JSP
11 17 (35.42%) JAX-WS
11 17 (35.42%) JAX-RS
11 17 (35.42%) EclipseLink
12 15 (31.25%) Struts
13 11 (22.92%) Servlets
14 10 (20.83%) JDBC
15 6 (12.50%) EJB
15 6 (12.50%) JMS
15 6 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Web 2.0
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 33 (68.75%) Linux
2 32 (66.67%) UNIX
3 31 (64.58%) Solaris
4 25 (52.08%) Windows
5 6 (12.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) Content Management
3 26 (54.17%) OO
4 22 (45.83%) TDD
5 17 (35.42%) Scrum
6 16 (33.33%) B2C
6 16 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (33.33%) User Stories
7 13 (27.08%) RAD
8 12 (25.00%) Use Case
9 11 (22.92%) RUP
10 9 (18.75%) UML
10 9 (18.75%) Validation
11 8 (16.67%) SEO
11 8 (16.67%) SOA
11 8 (16.67%) Analytics
12 7 (14.58%) MVC
12 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
12 7 (14.58%) Automated Testing
13 6 (12.50%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (83.33%) Java
2 39 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 39 (81.25%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) XPath
3 6 (12.50%) Perl
3 6 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.42%) Groovy
5 4 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) ISEB
2 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.17%) Puppet
1 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
Vendors
1 29 (60.42%) IBM
2 8 (16.67%) FatWire
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (16.67%) Google
3 7 (14.58%) Omniture
4 6 (12.50%) Elastic Path
4 6 (12.50%) Blue Martini
4 6 (12.50%) Interwoven
4 6 (12.50%) ATG
5 3 (6.25%) Talend
6 2 (4.17%) Adobe
6 2 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.08%) hybris