The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 62 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - 1.55%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.85% - 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£335 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
54 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.78% 8.47% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 54
Average daily rate £325 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £40.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -21.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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
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 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
1 1 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Gradle
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript