The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the South Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 41 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Ant 21 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.29% 0.73% -
As % of the Development Applications category 19.81% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £355 £330
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +7.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Development Applications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
106 42 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.61% 10.22% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 29 33
Average daily rate £350 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £384 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Ant
Wales

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -1 12 £400 +39.13% 1
Ant
Wales

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 50 (100.00%) Maven
2 43 (86.00%) Java
3 40 (80.00%) Scrum
4 30 (60.00%) Web Services
5 29 (58.00%) JUnit
6 28 (56.00%) SOAP
7 27 (54.00%) Selenium
7 27 (54.00%) Apache Ivy
8 24 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (48.00%) JIRA
9 23 (46.00%) Spring
10 21 (42.00%) Hibernate
11 20 (40.00%) Automation Testing
11 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
12 19 (38.00%) BDD
12 19 (38.00%) TDD
12 19 (38.00%) Subversion
12 19 (38.00%) SQL
12 19 (38.00%) Finance
13 18 (36.00%) JPA
14 17 (34.00%) Test Management
14 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
14 17 (34.00%) J2EE
15 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
15 15 (30.00%) Banking
16 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
16 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
16 14 (28.00%) TestNG
16 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (28.00%) Open Source

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (20.00%) Apache
3 5 (10.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.00%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) 3G
1 7 (14.00%) 2G
1 7 (14.00%) 4G
2 3 (6.00%) HTTP
2 3 (6.00%) SSL
2 3 (6.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 50 (100.00%) Maven
2 29 (58.00%) JUnit
3 27 (54.00%) Selenium
3 27 (54.00%) Apache Ivy
4 24 (48.00%) JIRA
5 20 (40.00%) Jenkins
6 19 (38.00%) Subversion
7 17 (34.00%) WebDriver
8 14 (28.00%) TortoiseSVN
8 14 (28.00%) TestNG
8 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 14 (28.00%) JMeter
8 14 (28.00%) Bugzilla
9 11 (22.00%) SoapUI
10 7 (14.00%) eggPlant
10 7 (14.00%) Toad
10 7 (14.00%) LoadRunner
11 5 (10.00%) Mercurial
11 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
12 4 (8.00%) JBehave
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 15 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Developer
2 14 (28.00%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.00%) Team Leader
4 8 (16.00%) Development Team Leader
4 8 (16.00%) Java Team Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Architect
5 7 (14.00%) QA Leader
6 6 (12.00%) Lead Architect
6 6 (12.00%) Tester
7 5 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
9 3 (6.00%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Automated Test Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Java Developer
10 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Security Analyst
10 2 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (60.00%) Web Services
2 28 (56.00%) SOAP
3 23 (46.00%) Spring
4 21 (42.00%) Hibernate
5 18 (36.00%) JPA
6 17 (34.00%) J2EE
7 14 (28.00%) Struts
8 12 (24.00%) .NET
8 12 (24.00%) Spring Web Flow
8 12 (24.00%) .NET Framework
8 12 (24.00%) Java EE
9 9 (18.00%) JMS
10 8 (16.00%) XML
11 7 (14.00%) CSS
11 7 (14.00%) J2ME
11 7 (14.00%) WAP
11 7 (14.00%) REST
12 5 (10.00%) HTML
13 4 (8.00%) JSF
13 4 (8.00%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Open Source
2 12 (24.00%) Client/Server
3 10 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 9 (18.00%) Mathematics
5 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (14.00%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (14.00%) Handset
7 6 (12.00%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (2.00%) iSeries
8 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Scrum
2 20 (40.00%) Automation Testing
3 19 (38.00%) BDD
3 19 (38.00%) TDD
4 17 (34.00%) Test Management
5 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
5 14 (28.00%) Kanban
5 14 (28.00%) Software Testing
5 14 (28.00%) Load Testing
5 14 (28.00%) UML
5 14 (28.00%) MVC
6 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Unit Testing
9 9 (18.00%) Mobile Commerce
10 7 (14.00%) OOD
10 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Manual Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 43 (86.00%) Java
2 19 (38.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) C#
4 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.00%) Groovy
6 3 (6.00%) XQuery
6 3 (6.00%) XPath
7 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) ISEB
2 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (18.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (48.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) HP
3 7 (14.00%) Sun
3 7 (14.00%) Apple
4 3 (6.00%) JBoss
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica