The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apache Ant
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Ant 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.07% - -
As % of the Development Applications category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£469 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £348 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.10% +2.96%
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%
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Cheshire

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

Development Applications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
50 46 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 20.66% 18.70% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 12 3
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.04 £37.80 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Ant across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Maven
2 5 (83.33%) Web Development
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) OO
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (83.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 5 (83.33%) Gradle
2 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) OSGi
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Maven
1 5 (83.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (83.33%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Leader
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) Java Team Leader
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 5 (83.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) JDBC
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Struts
4 1 (16.67%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) OO
1 5 (83.33%) E-Commerce
1 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
1 5 (83.33%) Web Development
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Dependency Injection
1 5 (83.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Pair Programming
2 1 (16.67%) Refactoring
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) IBM