The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 41 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing Ant 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.38% 7.14% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£500 £288 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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South Wales

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

Development Applications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
42 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.38% 9.89% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 6
Average daily rate £320 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.00%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 29 (100.00%) Maven
2 28 (96.55%) Web Services
3 26 (89.66%) SOAP
4 25 (86.21%) Apache Ivy
5 23 (79.31%) Java
6 22 (75.86%) Scrum
7 18 (62.07%) Finance
7 18 (62.07%) Spring
8 16 (55.17%) Hibernate
9 14 (48.28%) MVC
9 14 (48.28%) SQL
9 14 (48.28%) J2EE
9 14 (48.28%) JUnit
9 14 (48.28%) Struts
10 13 (44.83%) Banking
10 13 (44.83%) JPA
11 12 (41.38%) Spring Web Flow
11 12 (41.38%) Java EE
12 11 (37.93%) Selenium
13 10 (34.48%) UML
14 9 (31.03%) Apache
14 9 (31.03%) Oracle
14 9 (31.03%) JMS
14 9 (31.03%) Mobile Commerce
14 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
14 9 (31.03%) Degree
14 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
14 9 (31.03%) Mathematics
14 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
15 8 (27.59%) Mobile App

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (31.03%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) 3G
1 6 (20.69%) 2G
1 6 (20.69%) 4G
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
Development Applications
1 29 (100.00%) Maven
2 25 (86.21%) Apache Ivy
3 14 (48.28%) JUnit
4 11 (37.93%) Selenium
5 9 (31.03%) SoapUI
6 8 (27.59%) JIRA
7 6 (20.69%) eggPlant
7 6 (20.69%) Toad
7 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
8 5 (17.24%) Jenkins
9 4 (13.79%) Subversion
9 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
9 4 (13.79%) Mercurial
10 3 (10.34%) JBehave
10 3 (10.34%) CruiseControl
11 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
11 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
11 2 (6.90%) Hudson
General
1 18 (62.07%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Developer
3 8 (27.59%) Team Leader
3 8 (27.59%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (27.59%) Java Team Leader
4 7 (24.14%) Architect
5 6 (20.69%) Lead Architect
5 6 (20.69%) QA Leader
6 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (6.90%) J2EE Team Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Software Development Team Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Automated Test Developer
8 2 (6.90%) Software Team Leader
8 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Mobile Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) Web Services
2 26 (89.66%) SOAP
3 18 (62.07%) Spring
4 16 (55.17%) Hibernate
5 14 (48.28%) Struts
5 14 (48.28%) J2EE
6 13 (44.83%) JPA
7 12 (41.38%) Java EE
7 12 (41.38%) Spring Web Flow
8 9 (31.03%) JMS
9 6 (20.69%) WAP
9 6 (20.69%) J2ME
9 6 (20.69%) REST
10 5 (17.24%) XML
11 3 (10.34%) J2SE
11 3 (10.34%) CSS
11 3 (10.34%) JSP
12 2 (6.90%) HTML
12 2 (6.90%) JSON
12 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Mathematics
2 8 (27.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (20.69%) Handset
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (17.24%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Scrum
2 14 (48.28%) MVC
3 10 (34.48%) UML
4 9 (31.03%) Mobile Commerce
4 9 (31.03%) Regression Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Unit Testing
5 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
5 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (17.24%) Automation Testing
8 4 (13.79%) BDD
8 4 (13.79%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) OO
9 3 (10.34%) OOD
9 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.90%) Test Management
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
11 1 (3.45%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) Groovy
4 2 (6.90%) XQuery
4 2 (6.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) HP
3 6 (20.69%) Apple
3 6 (20.69%) Sun