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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 64 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing Ant 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.26% 0.24% 0.70%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.11% 5.00% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £240 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
95 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.55% 4.87% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 12 24
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £246 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £423 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 13
Average hourly rate £30.75 £32.10 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% +22.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £29.19 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £35.87 £32.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester - - - - 3
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) RAD
1 2 (100.00%) RUP
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) FatWire
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) JSP
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XHTML
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) UNIX
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) OO
1 2 (100.00%) RAD
1 2 (100.00%) RUP
1 2 (100.00%) SOA
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) FatWire