The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 56
Contract jobs citing Ant 0 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 1.99%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -35.29%  

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 119 156 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.71% 16.96% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 120 104
Median daily rate £425 £413 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +12.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% -49.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in Cheshire

Ant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in Cheshire

Ant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) JMX
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Google
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection

Ant
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) CruiseControl
1 1 (100.00%) EasyMock
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JBehave
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Java Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Java Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) CSS3
1 1 (100.00%) Express
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) HTML5
1 1 (100.00%) JMS
1 1 (100.00%) JMX
1 1 (100.00%) Material Design
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Design
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Injection
1 1 (100.00%) Dependency Management
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Capistrano
1 1 (100.00%) Nagios
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Google