The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 55 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 2.24% 1.60%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.70% 12.61% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £293 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £399 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 £38.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% -6.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-29.48% -3.70%
Ant
East of 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 Essex region.

Development Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
27 111 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.67% 17.76% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 69 28
Median daily rate £300 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Median hourly rate £31.50 £42.00 £41.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.45 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Ant.

1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
1 7 (100.00%) Ajax
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
2 6 (85.71%) LESS
2 6 (85.71%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
2 6 (85.71%) RAD
2 6 (85.71%) XHTML
2 6 (85.71%) JSP
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Pair Programming
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) CA
4 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Rally

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (28.57%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) AccuRev
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) Gradle
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) SonarQube
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Java Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) Ajax
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) J2EE
2 6 (85.71%) JSP
2 6 (85.71%) LESS
2 6 (85.71%) Sass
2 6 (85.71%) XHTML
3 1 (14.29%) CSS3
3 1 (14.29%) Java EE
3 1 (14.29%) JPA
3 1 (14.29%) JSF
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) PrimeFaces
3 1 (14.29%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Team
1 2 (28.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) OO
1 7 (100.00%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (85.71%) RAD
2 6 (85.71%) SOA
3 4 (57.14%) Pair Programming
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Content Management
4 2 (28.57%) SEO
5 1 (14.29%) Code Coverage
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Java
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) CA
2 3 (42.86%) Rally
3 2 (28.57%) FatWire
3 2 (28.57%) Google
3 2 (28.57%) Omniture
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle