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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 49 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 1.83% -
As % of the Development Applications category 7.07% 16.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +23.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +226.08%
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
99 50 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.75% 11.47% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 22 23
Average daily rate £430 £277 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.23% -26.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 18
Average hourly rate £41.75 £36.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £33.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £41.50 £34.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.97% +2.77%

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Brentwood +5 3 - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 16 (84.21%) HTML
1 16 (84.21%) XML
2 15 (78.95%) Unix
2 15 (78.95%) Java
3 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) Web Services
3 14 (73.68%) WebSphere
4 13 (68.42%) Marketing
5 12 (63.16%) User Stories
5 12 (63.16%) J2EE
5 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (63.16%) TopLink
6 11 (57.89%) Struts
7 10 (52.63%) IBM
7 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
7 10 (52.63%) TDD
8 9 (47.37%) HP
8 9 (47.37%) CSS
8 9 (47.37%) XHTML
9 8 (42.11%) JSP
9 8 (42.11%) Windows
9 8 (42.11%) Solaris
9 8 (42.11%) Linux
9 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
9 8 (42.11%) Ajax
10 7 (36.84%) WebFOCUS
10 7 (36.84%) AccuRev
10 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
10 7 (36.84%) B2C

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 14 (73.68%) WebSphere
2 5 (26.32%) CMS
3 4 (21.05%) GlassFish
3 4 (21.05%) JBoss
3 4 (21.05%) WebLogic
3 4 (21.05%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
2 7 (36.84%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) AccuRev
1 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Checkstyle
2 6 (31.58%) Eclipse
2 6 (31.58%) FindBugs
2 6 (31.58%) JUnit
2 6 (31.58%) SoapUI
2 6 (31.58%) TestDirector
3 4 (21.05%) Maven
General
1 13 (68.42%) Marketing
2 5 (26.32%) Automotive
3 4 (21.05%) Legal
4 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 15 (78.95%) Java Developer
3 8 (42.11%) J2EE Developer
3 8 (42.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C++ Developer
4 4 (21.05%) C++/Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Applications Developer
5 3 (15.79%) J2EE Applications Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Java Applications Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum Master
6 2 (10.53%) HTML Developer
6 2 (10.53%) JSP Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior J2EE Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
6 2 (10.53%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (84.21%) HTML
1 16 (84.21%) XML
2 14 (73.68%) Web Services
3 12 (63.16%) J2EE
3 12 (63.16%) TopLink
4 11 (57.89%) Struts
5 9 (47.37%) CSS
5 9 (47.37%) XHTML
6 8 (42.11%) Ajax
6 8 (42.11%) JSP
7 7 (36.84%) Hibernate
7 7 (36.84%) JDBC
8 6 (31.58%) EclipseLink
8 6 (31.58%) JAX-RS
8 6 (31.58%) JAX-WS
8 6 (31.58%) JRules
8 6 (31.58%) Servlets
8 6 (31.58%) SOAP
9 5 (26.32%) HTML5
10 4 (21.05%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Unix
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 8 (42.11%) Solaris
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (63.16%) User Stories
2 10 (52.63%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) B2C
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (31.58%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (31.58%) Pair Programming
4 6 (31.58%) System Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Scrum
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
6 4 (21.05%) CRM
6 4 (21.05%) Information Management
6 4 (21.05%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) OO
7 3 (15.79%) Content Management
7 3 (15.79%) Line Management
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 2 (10.53%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) Java
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) PL/SQL
4 4 (21.05%) C++
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) IBM
2 9 (47.37%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) Rally
5 2 (10.53%) FatWire
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) Omniture