The table below looks at the statistics for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 49 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.74% 1.32% 0.50%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.24% 12.00% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£350 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £295 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Ant
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 South Wales region.

Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
89 50 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.51% 10.96% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 32
Average daily rate £325 £295 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -16.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Ant
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 1 £500 +73.91% 1
Ant
Wales

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 43 (100.00%) Maven
2 37 (86.05%) Java
3 36 (83.72%) Scrum
4 28 (65.12%) JUnit
5 26 (60.47%) Web Services
6 25 (58.14%) Selenium
7 24 (55.81%) SOAP
8 23 (53.49%) Apache Ivy
9 22 (51.16%) JIRA
9 22 (51.16%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (44.19%) Jenkins
10 19 (44.19%) Automation Testing
11 18 (41.86%) BDD
11 18 (41.86%) Subversion
11 18 (41.86%) Spring
11 18 (41.86%) Hibernate
11 18 (41.86%) TDD
12 17 (39.53%) Finance
13 16 (37.21%) J2EE
13 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
13 16 (37.21%) Test Management
14 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
14 15 (34.88%) JPA
15 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
15 14 (32.56%) Kanban
15 14 (32.56%) TortoiseSVN
15 14 (32.56%) TestNG
15 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (32.56%) Open Source
15 14 (32.56%) Software Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 14 (32.56%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.93%) Apache
3 5 (11.63%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) 3G
1 6 (13.95%) 2G
1 6 (13.95%) 4G
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) SSL
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (100.00%) Maven
2 28 (65.12%) JUnit
3 25 (58.14%) Selenium
4 23 (53.49%) Apache Ivy
5 22 (51.16%) JIRA
6 19 (44.19%) Jenkins
7 18 (41.86%) Subversion
8 16 (37.21%) WebDriver
9 14 (32.56%) TortoiseSVN
9 14 (32.56%) TestNG
9 14 (32.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (32.56%) JMeter
9 14 (32.56%) Bugzilla
10 9 (20.93%) SoapUI
11 6 (13.95%) eggPlant
11 6 (13.95%) Toad
11 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner
12 4 (9.30%) Mercurial
12 4 (9.30%) Git (software)
13 3 (6.98%) JBehave
General
1 17 (39.53%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 9 (20.93%) Team Leader
2 9 (20.93%) Java Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Development Team Leader
3 8 (18.60%) Java Team Leader
4 7 (16.28%) Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Lead Architect
5 6 (13.95%) QA Leader
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (6.98%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Automated Test Developer
9 2 (4.65%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Software Team Leader
9 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) Web Services
2 24 (55.81%) SOAP
3 18 (41.86%) Hibernate
3 18 (41.86%) Spring
4 16 (37.21%) J2EE
5 15 (34.88%) JPA
6 12 (27.91%) .NET Framework
6 12 (27.91%) Spring Web Flow
6 12 (27.91%) .NET
6 12 (27.91%) Struts
7 10 (23.26%) Java EE
8 9 (20.93%) JMS
9 7 (16.28%) XML
10 6 (13.95%) J2ME
10 6 (13.95%) WAP
10 6 (13.95%) REST
11 5 (11.63%) CSS
12 4 (9.30%) HTML
13 3 (6.98%) JSP
13 3 (6.98%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (32.56%) Open Source
2 12 (27.91%) Client/Server
3 9 (20.93%) Mathematics
4 8 (18.60%) Mobile App
4 8 (18.60%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (13.95%) Handset
5 6 (13.95%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (11.63%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.33%) iSeries
7 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Scrum
2 19 (44.19%) Automation Testing
3 18 (41.86%) BDD
3 18 (41.86%) TDD
4 16 (37.21%) Test Management
5 14 (32.56%) Test Scripting
5 14 (32.56%) Kanban
5 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
5 14 (32.56%) Load Testing
6 12 (27.91%) UML
6 12 (27.91%) MVC
7 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (20.93%) Automated Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Unit Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Regression Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Mobile Commerce
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
10 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (11.63%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.63%) Groovy
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.65%) XQuery
5 2 (4.65%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 14 (32.56%) ISEB
2 14 (32.56%) ISTQB
3 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared
4 9 (20.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (51.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) HP
3 6 (13.95%) Sun
3 6 (13.95%) Apple
4 3 (6.98%) IBM
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica