The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 65 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 14 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.40% - 0.39%
As % of the Development Applications category 9.86% - 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£450 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £345 £334
% change year-on-year
+15.94% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +60.11%
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
142 87 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 14.23% 10.75% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 35 24
Average daily rate £388 £388 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £442 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £38.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +1.85%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 5 £469 - 2
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant.

1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 13 (68.42%) OO
3 11 (57.89%) Spring
4 10 (52.63%) HTML
4 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) Web Services
5 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
5 9 (47.37%) Maven
5 9 (47.37%) TDD
5 9 (47.37%) Gradle
6 8 (42.11%) jQuery
6 8 (42.11%) CSS
6 8 (42.11%) J2EE
6 8 (42.11%) JUnit
7 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
7 7 (36.84%) Web Development
7 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
7 7 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) OOP
8 6 (31.58%) OOD
9 5 (26.32%) JSON
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle
10 4 (21.05%) UNIX
11 3 (15.79%) XML

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Ant also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Ant. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Couchbase
2 2 (10.53%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Maven
1 9 (47.37%) Gradle
2 8 (42.11%) JUnit
3 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.53%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Java Developer
3 5 (26.32%) Technical Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Team Leader
4 3 (15.79%) Lead Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Team Leader
5 2 (10.53%) Java Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) TIBCO Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Spring
2 10 (52.63%) HTML
3 9 (47.37%) Web Services
4 8 (42.11%) jQuery
4 8 (42.11%) CSS
4 8 (42.11%) J2EE
5 5 (26.32%) JSON
6 3 (15.79%) XML
6 3 (15.79%) RESTful
7 2 (10.53%) Spring MVC
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
7 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (10.53%) JDBC
7 2 (10.53%) JSP
7 2 (10.53%) Struts
8 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
8 1 (5.26%) Middleware
8 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (5.26%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) OO
2 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
2 9 (47.37%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) Web Development
3 7 (36.84%) Dependency Injection
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (31.58%) OOP
4 6 (31.58%) OOD
5 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) ATDD
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Java
2 10 (52.63%) JavaScript
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO