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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 40 65 43
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing Ant 14 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.92% 0.14% 0.48%
As % of the Development Applications category 16.28% 0.94% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£400 £240 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £27.48
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
86 106 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.95% 14.60% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 10
Average daily rate £385 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £287 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £571 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £343 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Average hourly rate £37.25 £15.00 £35.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.33% -57.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £15.00 £30.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £31.63 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%

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 1 April 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 - 1 - -
Colchester - - - -
Ant
East of England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 23 (100.00%) Java
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Content Management
2 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
2 21 (91.30%) IBM
2 21 (91.30%) UNIX
2 21 (91.30%) Linux
3 20 (86.96%) XML
3 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 20 (86.96%) Solaris
3 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
3 20 (86.96%) SQL
3 20 (86.96%) J2EE
3 20 (86.96%) CSS
3 20 (86.96%) HTML
3 20 (86.96%) XHTML
3 20 (86.96%) Eclipse
3 20 (86.96%) HTML5
3 20 (86.96%) Ajax
4 19 (82.61%) TDD
4 19 (82.61%) Web Services
5 18 (78.26%) SOAP
5 18 (78.26%) Marketing
6 17 (73.91%) Scrum
6 17 (73.91%) TopLink
6 17 (73.91%) Digital Marketing
6 17 (73.91%) JAX-WS
6 17 (73.91%) Use Case
6 17 (73.91%) JAX-RS
6 17 (73.91%) User Stories

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 21 (91.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Eclipse
2 14 (60.87%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.70%) Maven
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) IntelliJ
3 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (78.26%) Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
2 21 (91.30%) Java Developer
3 12 (52.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) XML
1 20 (86.96%) J2EE
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) XHTML
1 20 (86.96%) HTML5
1 20 (86.96%) Ajax
2 19 (82.61%) Web Services
3 18 (78.26%) SOAP
4 17 (73.91%) TopLink
4 17 (73.91%) JAX-WS
4 17 (73.91%) JAX-RS
5 3 (13.04%) JSP
6 2 (8.70%) JDBC
7 1 (4.35%) PrimeFaces
7 1 (4.35%) Sass
7 1 (4.35%) LESS
7 1 (4.35%) JSF
7 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Web 2.0
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) UNIX
1 21 (91.30%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (91.30%) Content Management
3 19 (82.61%) TDD
4 17 (73.91%) Scrum
4 17 (73.91%) Digital Marketing
4 17 (73.91%) Use Case
4 17 (73.91%) User Stories
4 17 (73.91%) OO
5 16 (69.57%) RUP
5 16 (69.57%) Validation
6 10 (43.48%) B2C
7 3 (13.04%) SEO
7 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) RAD
7 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.35%) ERP
8 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 20 (86.96%) JavaScript
2 20 (86.96%) SQL
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) FatWire
3 1 (4.35%) Omniture
3 1 (4.35%) Google