The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 84 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1  
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.40% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.59% 5.17% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Median daily rate £420 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £358 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 232 174 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 15.49% 10.66% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 118 117
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £38.50 £31.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -16.21%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the East Midlands

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the East Midlands

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +4 5 £420 -4.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Ant.

1 22 (100.00%) Java
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
1 22 (100.00%) JSP
1 22 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
2 12 (54.55%) Web Development
2 12 (54.55%) Java EE
2 12 (54.55%) JSON
2 12 (54.55%) JBoss
2 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
2 12 (54.55%) JSF
2 12 (54.55%) Ajax
2 12 (54.55%) Web Application Development
3 10 (45.45%) DB2 UDB
3 10 (45.45%) Maven
3 10 (45.45%) UDDI
3 10 (45.45%) XHTML
3 10 (45.45%) WSDL
3 10 (45.45%) XML Schema
3 10 (45.45%) SOAP
3 10 (45.45%) Struts
3 10 (45.45%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) XML
3 10 (45.45%) XSLT
3 10 (45.45%) DB2
3 10 (45.45%) CSS
3 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) Apache Flex

Ant
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 12 (54.55%) JBoss
1 12 (54.55%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) DB2
1 10 (45.45%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 22 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 10 (45.45%) Maven
2 10 (45.45%) Subversion
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
1 22 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Java Applications Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Java Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) J2EE
1 22 (100.00%) JSP
2 12 (54.55%) Ajax
2 12 (54.55%) Java EE
2 12 (54.55%) JSF
2 12 (54.55%) JSON
3 10 (45.45%) Apache Flex
3 10 (45.45%) CSS
3 10 (45.45%) Hibernate
3 10 (45.45%) HTML
3 10 (45.45%) jQuery
3 10 (45.45%) SOAP
3 10 (45.45%) Struts
3 10 (45.45%) UDDI
3 10 (45.45%) Web Services
3 10 (45.45%) WSDL
3 10 (45.45%) XHTML
3 10 (45.45%) XML
3 10 (45.45%) XML Schema
3 10 (45.45%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (54.55%) E-Commerce
1 12 (54.55%) Web Application Development
1 12 (54.55%) Web Development
2 10 (45.45%) Open Source
2 10 (45.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
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