The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 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 Essex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 45 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.45% 0.65% -
As % of the Development Applications category 12.28% 5.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
57 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 11.80% 11.85% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 8
Average daily rate £200 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £215 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.66 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.52% -30.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £22.66 £26.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £34.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Essex region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Essex region.

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Ant
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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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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
Colchester - 1 £350 -
Halstead - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) J2EE
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) OO
1 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 10 (100.00%) Ajax
2 9 (90.00%) Content Management
2 9 (90.00%) FatWire
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
2 9 (90.00%) HTML5
2 9 (90.00%) XHTML
2 9 (90.00%) RUP
2 9 (90.00%) SOA
2 9 (90.00%) IBM
2 9 (90.00%) JSP
2 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) UNIX
3 8 (80.00%) RAD
3 8 (80.00%) Validation
3 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 6 (60.00%) Windows
5 6 (60.00%) Solaris
5 6 (60.00%) Legal
6 5 (50.00%) Web 2.0
6 5 (50.00%) SEO

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (10.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Gradle
General
1 6 (60.00%) Legal
2 2 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) J2EE
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) Ajax
2 9 (90.00%) HTML5
2 9 (90.00%) JSP
2 9 (90.00%) XML
2 9 (90.00%) XHTML
3 1 (10.00%) JMS
3 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (10.00%) Swing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) UNIX
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) OO
2 9 (90.00%) RUP
2 9 (90.00%) SOA
2 9 (90.00%) Content Management
2 9 (90.00%) Scrum
3 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (80.00%) Validation
3 8 (80.00%) RAD
4 5 (50.00%) SEO
5 2 (20.00%) B2C
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) OOP
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Use Case
6 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) Java
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) FQL
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) IBM
1 9 (90.00%) FatWire
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Vignette
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Facebook
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter