The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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
Rank 55 45 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ant 6 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.42% 1.12% 2.71%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.62% 9.80% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
Median daily rate £260 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -  
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 Essex with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 130 51 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 30.73% 11.38% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 35 36
Median daily rate £425 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 11
Median hourly rate £37.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 - £32.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 - £41.20
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in Essex

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in Essex

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

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 Essex region with a requirement for Ant.

1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) XML
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
1 9 (100.00%) XHTML
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
1 9 (100.00%) Ajax
1 9 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
2 7 (77.78%) LESS
2 7 (77.78%) SOA
2 7 (77.78%) RAD
2 7 (77.78%) J2EE
2 7 (77.78%) JSP
3 6 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 6 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) B2C
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Windows

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 (100.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) AccuRev
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Eclipse
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Gradle
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
1 2 (22.22%) Maven
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Legal
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) Ajax
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) HTML
1 9 (100.00%) Web Services
1 9 (100.00%) XHTML
1 9 (100.00%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) HTML5
2 7 (77.78%) J2EE
2 7 (77.78%) JSP
2 7 (77.78%) LESS
2 7 (77.78%) Sass
3 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 2 (22.22%) Ext JS
3 2 (22.22%) Java SE
3 2 (22.22%) JAX-WS
3 2 (22.22%) JPA
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) SAML
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
3 2 (22.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
1 9 (100.00%) Unix
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) OO
1 9 (100.00%) TDD
2 7 (77.78%) RAD
2 7 (77.78%) SOA
3 6 (66.67%) Extreme Programming
3 6 (66.67%) Pair Programming
3 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 6 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) B2C
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Information Management
5 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) SOLID
5 2 (22.22%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Analytics
6 1 (11.11%) Content Management
6 1 (11.11%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) Java
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) IBM
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) FatWire
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Omniture