The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
England / East of England
Rank 116 108 92
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16  
Contract jobs citing Ant 12 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.56% 0.66% 1.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.18% 5.23% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 9
Median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £375
% change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
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 of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 377 306 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.58% 12.62% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 167 177
Median daily rate £445 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £32.50 £31.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.35 £50.68 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the East of England

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the East of England

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Ant in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the East of England

Ant
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Essex -10 6 £260 -35.00% 1
Hertfordshire -8 4 £553 +16.31% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Ant
England

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Ant.

1 27 (93.10%) Java
2 24 (82.76%) OO
3 22 (75.86%) TDD
4 19 (65.52%) Maven
5 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
6 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
7 15 (51.72%) BDD
7 15 (51.72%) Gradle
8 14 (48.28%) JIRA
9 13 (44.83%) QA
9 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
9 13 (44.83%) Puppet
9 13 (44.83%) ATDD
9 13 (44.83%) OOD
9 13 (44.83%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (44.83%) Ansible
9 13 (44.83%) DevOps
9 13 (44.83%) Data Structures
10 12 (41.38%) Algorithms
10 12 (41.38%) Complexity Analysis
10 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (37.93%) Clojure
11 11 (37.93%) Web Services
11 11 (37.93%) Rust
11 11 (37.93%) Go
12 10 (34.48%) J2EE
12 10 (34.48%) Linux
12 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
13 9 (31.03%) HTML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (31.03%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (6.90%) CMS
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (65.52%) Maven
2 18 (62.07%) Jenkins
3 15 (51.72%) Git (software)
3 15 (51.72%) Gradle
4 14 (48.28%) JIRA
5 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
6 4 (13.79%) JUnit
7 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
7 3 (10.34%) Selenium
7 3 (10.34%) SoapUI
7 3 (10.34%) Subversion
7 3 (10.34%) TestNG
8 2 (6.90%) AccuRev
8 2 (6.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (6.90%) TeamCity
9 1 (3.45%) Appium
9 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
9 1 (3.45%) JBehave
9 1 (3.45%) Robotium
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Developer
2 18 (62.07%) Java Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Java Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Hybris Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Lead Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Development Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Development Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) Web Services
2 10 (34.48%) J2EE
3 9 (31.03%) Ajax
3 9 (31.03%) CSS
3 9 (31.03%) HTML
3 9 (31.03%) XHTML
3 9 (31.03%) XML
4 8 (27.59%) JSP
5 7 (24.14%) HTML5
5 7 (24.14%) LESS
5 7 (24.14%) Sass
6 5 (17.24%) Spring
7 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.90%) JAX-RS
7 2 (6.90%) jQuery
7 2 (6.90%) OSGi
7 2 (6.90%) REST
7 2 (6.90%) SAML
7 2 (6.90%) SOAP
7 2 (6.90%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Data Structures
2 12 (41.38%) Algorithms
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) FMCG
3 2 (6.90%) iPad
3 2 (6.90%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 3 (10.34%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) OO
2 22 (75.86%) TDD
3 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (51.72%) BDD
5 13 (44.83%) ATDD
5 13 (44.83%) DevOps
5 13 (44.83%) OOD
5 13 (44.83%) Software Engineering
6 12 (41.38%) Complexity Analysis
7 7 (24.14%) RAD
7 7 (24.14%) SOA
8 6 (20.69%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (20.69%) Pair Programming
8 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Content Management
9 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (13.79%) MVC
10 3 (10.34%) B2B
10 3 (10.34%) B2C
10 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) Java
2 11 (37.93%) Clojure
2 11 (37.93%) Go
2 11 (37.93%) Rust
3 10 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 9 (31.03%) F#
5 4 (13.79%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 2 (6.90%) Perl
7 2 (6.90%) Python
7 2 (6.90%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) Ansible
1 13 (44.83%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (44.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) hybris
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe
4 1 (3.45%) FatWire
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Omniture