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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 46 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Ant 14 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.23% 1.62% 0.43%
As % of the Development Applications category 13.08% 13.33% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£293 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £340 £355
% change year-on-year
+14.70% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +22.72%
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
107 60 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.04% 12.17% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 27 31
Average daily rate £340 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Average hourly rate £42.00 £41.04 £25.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +63.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £35.90 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Ant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2015. 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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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
Basildon 0 9 £346 -
Brentwood +2 1 - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 32 (96.97%) HTML
1 32 (96.97%) XML
1 32 (96.97%) WebSphere
2 31 (93.94%) Java
2 31 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 31 (93.94%) Web Services
2 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (90.91%) SQL
4 27 (81.82%) UNIX
4 27 (81.82%) CSS
4 27 (81.82%) Linux
5 26 (78.79%) Windows
5 26 (78.79%) Solaris
5 26 (78.79%) J2EE
6 25 (75.76%) XHTML
6 25 (75.76%) Ajax
7 24 (72.73%) Relational Database
8 23 (69.70%) TopLink
8 23 (69.70%) TDD
8 23 (69.70%) IBM
9 22 (66.67%) Content Management
10 21 (63.64%) Eclipse
10 21 (63.64%) OO
10 21 (63.64%) SOAP
10 21 (63.64%) HTML5
11 18 (54.55%) Marketing
11 18 (54.55%) JAX-WS
11 18 (54.55%) JAX-RS
11 18 (54.55%) EclipseLink
12 17 (51.52%) User Stories

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 32 (96.97%) WebSphere
2 4 (12.12%) GlassFish
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.12%) JBoss
3 3 (9.09%) CMS
4 2 (6.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (72.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (63.64%) Eclipse
2 16 (48.48%) SoapUI
3 7 (21.21%) AccuRev
4 6 (18.18%) JUnit
4 6 (18.18%) Maven
5 2 (6.06%) JIRA
5 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.06%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.06%) Hudson
5 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (54.55%) Marketing
2 6 (18.18%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.09%) Legal
4 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.03%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (93.94%) Developer
2 24 (72.73%) Java Developer
3 14 (42.42%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Senior Developer
5 4 (12.12%) AWS Developer
6 3 (9.09%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.03%) Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) HTML
1 32 (96.97%) XML
2 31 (93.94%) Web Services
3 27 (81.82%) CSS
4 26 (78.79%) J2EE
5 25 (75.76%) XHTML
5 25 (75.76%) Ajax
6 23 (69.70%) TopLink
7 21 (63.64%) SOAP
7 21 (63.64%) HTML5
8 18 (54.55%) JAX-WS
8 18 (54.55%) JAX-RS
8 18 (54.55%) EclipseLink
9 13 (39.39%) JSP
10 9 (27.27%) Struts
11 6 (18.18%) Hibernate
12 5 (15.15%) Servlets
12 5 (15.15%) JPA
12 5 (15.15%) REST
12 5 (15.15%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Web 2.0
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
4 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) UNIX
1 27 (81.82%) Linux
2 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 26 (78.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (93.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) TDD
3 22 (66.67%) Content Management
4 21 (63.64%) OO
5 17 (51.52%) Digital Marketing
5 17 (51.52%) User Stories
6 16 (48.48%) B2C
7 13 (39.39%) Scrum
7 13 (39.39%) Use Case
8 12 (36.36%) RUP
9 10 (30.30%) Validation
10 8 (24.24%) SEO
10 8 (24.24%) Analytics
11 7 (21.21%) RAD
12 5 (15.15%) SOA
13 4 (12.12%) MVC
13 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
14 3 (9.09%) Information Management
15 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) Java
1 31 (93.94%) JavaScript
2 30 (90.91%) SQL
3 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) FatWire
2 8 (24.24%) Google
3 7 (21.21%) Omniture
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 2 (6.06%) Adobe
5 2 (6.06%) HP