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 30 May 2016 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 88 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.100% 1.81% -
As % of the Development Applications category 0.59% 12.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +1.19%
Ant
North West

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
170 148 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.92% 14.90% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 99 35
Median daily rate £413 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.78 £41.25 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.62% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -2.01%

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Knutsford - 1 - -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) Gradle
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) JUnit
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Couchbase
1 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Gradle
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Artifactory
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Maven
2 1 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Kanban
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Apple Swift
2 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Rundeck