The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the East of England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 111 118 115
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Ant 32 7 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.06% 0.29% 0.96%
As % of the Development Applications category 7.48% 2.69% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
428 260 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.14% 10.93% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 119 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £216 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 43
Average hourly rate £38.64 £33.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.08% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.26 £22.66 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Ant
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Cambridgeshire - 16 £400 -
Essex +4 8 £350 -
Hertfordshire +1 8 £270 -32.50% 1
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 45 (70.31%) Java
2 42 (65.63%) XML
3 33 (51.56%) UNIX
4 30 (46.88%) J2EE
4 30 (46.88%) Ajax
5 29 (45.31%) HTML
6 27 (42.19%) JavaScript
6 27 (42.19%) Linux
7 26 (40.63%) Relational Database
8 25 (39.06%) Maven
9 24 (37.50%) JUnit
10 23 (35.94%) CSS
10 23 (35.94%) OO
10 23 (35.94%) IBM
11 22 (34.38%) JSP
12 21 (32.81%) SQL
12 21 (32.81%) Solaris
13 20 (31.25%) Eclipse
13 20 (31.25%) Perl
13 20 (31.25%) XSLT
13 20 (31.25%) Subversion
14 19 (29.69%) Spring
14 19 (29.69%) WebSphere
15 18 (28.13%) Apache
16 17 (26.56%) Tomcat
16 17 (26.56%) Oracle
16 17 (26.56%) Content Management
16 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
16 17 (26.56%) Finance
17 16 (25.00%) Web 2.0

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 19 (29.69%) WebSphere
2 18 (28.13%) Apache
3 17 (26.56%) Tomcat
4 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
5 8 (12.50%) MQSeries
6 7 (10.94%) CMS
7 5 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (7.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (7.81%) Adobe CQ
8 3 (4.69%) Drupal
8 3 (4.69%) Alfresco
9 2 (3.13%) IIS
10 1 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (1.56%) GlassFish
10 1 (1.56%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) FrameMaker
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Tridion
2 3 (4.69%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Internet
2 11 (17.19%) HTTP
3 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.13%) X.509
3 2 (3.13%) LDAP
3 2 (3.13%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (40.63%) Relational Database
2 15 (23.44%) RDBMS
3 14 (21.88%) MySQL
4 5 (7.81%) DB2
4 5 (7.81%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (39.06%) Maven
2 24 (37.50%) JUnit
3 20 (31.25%) Eclipse
3 20 (31.25%) Subversion
4 12 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 11 (17.19%) Log4j
6 4 (6.25%) Mockito
6 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
6 4 (6.25%) Selenium
6 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 4 (6.25%) IntelliJ
7 2 (3.13%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.56%) JDeveloper
8 1 (1.56%) JMeter
8 1 (1.56%) Yeoman
8 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.56%) Grunt
8 1 (1.56%) Gradle
8 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.56%) Jtest
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Retail
3 8 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 6 (9.38%) Legal
5 5 (7.81%) Marketing
6 2 (3.13%) Automotive
7 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Developer
2 24 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Author
3 8 (12.50%) Technical Author
4 5 (7.81%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support Manager
7 2 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Portal Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Support Manager
8 1 (1.56%) Java Technical Architect
8 1 (1.56%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.56%) Java Architect
8 1 (1.56%) Tester
8 1 (1.56%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (65.63%) XML
2 30 (46.88%) J2EE
2 30 (46.88%) Ajax
3 29 (45.31%) HTML
4 23 (35.94%) CSS
5 22 (34.38%) JSP
6 20 (31.25%) XSLT
7 19 (29.69%) Spring
8 13 (20.31%) SOAP
8 13 (20.31%) XHTML
9 12 (18.75%) Servlets
9 12 (18.75%) Hibernate
10 11 (17.19%) HTML5
10 11 (17.19%) REST
10 11 (17.19%) XMLBeans
10 11 (17.19%) Struts
11 9 (14.06%) JMS
11 9 (14.06%) Web Services
11 9 (14.06%) JSON
11 9 (14.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Web 2.0
2 6 (9.38%) PKI
3 4 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.13%) Open Source
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 33 (51.56%) UNIX
2 27 (42.19%) Linux
3 21 (32.81%) Solaris
4 8 (12.50%) Windows
4 8 (12.50%) HPUX
5 2 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (1.56%) AIX
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) OO
2 17 (26.56%) Content Management
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.88%) Scrum
4 13 (20.31%) MVC
4 13 (20.31%) SOA
4 13 (20.31%) RAD
4 13 (20.31%) E-Commerce
5 9 (14.06%) RUP
5 9 (14.06%) TDD
6 8 (12.50%) Validation
6 8 (12.50%) UML
7 5 (7.81%) SEO
7 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.81%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.81%) BDD
8 4 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.25%) ITIL
9 3 (4.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 45 (70.31%) Java
2 27 (42.19%) JavaScript
3 21 (32.81%) SQL
4 20 (31.25%) Perl
5 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 12 (18.75%) XPath
7 7 (10.94%) Python
8 6 (9.38%) Shell Script
9 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 4 (6.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 3 (4.69%) PHP
11 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.56%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.13%) Puppet
2 2 (3.13%) OpenSSO
2 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (35.94%) IBM
2 17 (26.56%) Oracle
3 9 (14.06%) FatWire
4 8 (12.50%) Interwoven
5 6 (9.38%) ATG
5 6 (9.38%) Sun
6 4 (6.25%) Elastic Path
6 4 (6.25%) hybris
6 4 (6.25%) Blue Martini
7 3 (4.69%) Endeca
7 3 (4.69%) F5
8 2 (3.13%) ForgeRock
8 2 (3.13%) JBoss
9 1 (1.56%) Adobe
9 1 (1.56%) Vignette
9 1 (1.56%) Google
9 1 (1.56%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.56%) Facebook
9 1 (1.56%) Twitter