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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apache Ant
Rank 66 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.37% 0.12%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.70% 2.86% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £475 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +19.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.73 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.78%
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
143 140 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.09% 13.11% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 94 31
Median daily rate £414 £380 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.82%

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 26 August 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
Chester - 1 £475 -
Ant
North West

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) OSGi
2 1 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Akka
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Rundeck
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Akka
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) CSS3
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) HTML5
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) OSGi
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Refactoring
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
1 1 (50.00%) Rundeck