The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apache Ant
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 69 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Contract jobs citing Ant 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.96% 1.83% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £413 £340 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -1.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
102 164 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.12% 17.96% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 99 58
Median daily rate £400 £405 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +26.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £16.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+212.50% -60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +13.51%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ant as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Ant across the Cheshire region.

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Ant.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
1 3 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) Mockito
2 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) EasyMock
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) CruiseControl
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (33.33%) CouchDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JUnit
1 3 (100.00%) Maven
2 2 (66.67%) CruiseControl
2 2 (66.67%) EasyMock
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) JBehave
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Mockito
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Java Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Java Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Web Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) RESTful
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (66.67%) Backbone.js
2 2 (66.67%) CSS3
2 2 (66.67%) Express
2 2 (66.67%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) JMS
2 2 (66.67%) JMX
2 2 (66.67%) Material Design
3 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) BDD
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) API Design
2 2 (66.67%) Coaching
2 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 2 (66.67%) Dependency Management
2 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Capistrano
1 2 (66.67%) Nagios
1 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (66.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Google