Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 97 108
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing Ant 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.38% 0.14% 0.29%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.24% 0.78% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +22.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £394 £463 £364
90th Percentile £446 £488 £421
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £395
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.33% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

Ant is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 223 256 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.75% 17.68% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 192 180
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +12.32%
10th Percentile £303 £282 £284
90th Percentile £534 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +4.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.50 £25.63
90th Percentile £33.00 £39.50 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +10.29%

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Ant as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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
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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford - 3 - -
Warrington - 1 £450 -
Alderley Edge - 1 £400 -
Ant
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Gradle
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (60.00%) OpenShift
3 3 (60.00%) Docker
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 3 (60.00%) SonarQube
3 3 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 3 (60.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Middleware
3 3 (60.00%) Jython
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) Spring
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (20.00%) TDD

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
1 3 (60.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (20.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Maven
2 4 (80.00%) Gradle
3 3 (60.00%) Bitbucket
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) SonarQube
3 3 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) OSGi
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) ATDD
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Jython
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle