The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 49 44 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.63% 3.36% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 12.73% 16.51% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate £400 £400 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
- +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -14.77%
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
55 109 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.79% 20.37% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 61 51
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +10.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.29 £37.02 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.46%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (78.57%) HTML
1 11 (78.57%) Java
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
1 11 (78.57%) CSS
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
1 11 (78.57%) XML
1 11 (78.57%) Unix
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) Ajax
1 11 (78.57%) WebSphere
2 10 (71.43%) XHTML
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 7 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) HTML5
3 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (42.86%) Sass
4 6 (42.86%) LESS
4 6 (42.86%) J2EE
4 6 (42.86%) JSP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Solaris
4 6 (42.86%) IBM
4 6 (42.86%) SOA
4 6 (42.86%) RAD
4 6 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
5 5 (35.71%) Maven
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 11 (78.57%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
3 4 (28.57%) GlassFish
3 4 (28.57%) JBoss
3 4 (28.57%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (14.29%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Maven
1 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 2 (14.29%) AccuRev
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Gradle
3 2 (14.29%) JUnit
3 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (28.57%) Legal
1 4 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C++ Developer
3 4 (28.57%) C++/Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL Developer
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum Master
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) Ajax
1 11 (78.57%) CSS
1 11 (78.57%) HTML
1 11 (78.57%) Web Services
1 11 (78.57%) XML
2 10 (71.43%) XHTML
3 7 (50.00%) HTML5
4 6 (42.86%) J2EE
4 6 (42.86%) JSP
4 6 (42.86%) LESS
4 6 (42.86%) Sass
5 5 (35.71%) JPA
5 5 (35.71%) REST
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) Struts
6 4 (28.57%) EclipseLink
6 4 (28.57%) Java SE
6 4 (28.57%) JAX-RS
6 4 (28.57%) OSGi
6 4 (28.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Solaris
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) OO
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 6 (42.86%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (42.86%) RAD
2 6 (42.86%) SOA
3 4 (28.57%) B2C
3 4 (28.57%) CRM
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (28.57%) Information Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Line Management
4 3 (21.43%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
4 3 (21.43%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) Java
1 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) C++
3 4 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Groovy
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) CA
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Rally
3 2 (14.29%) FatWire
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Omniture
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle