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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 50 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.73% 1.08% 0.51%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.53% 8.20% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £333 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £287 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £379 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £374
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
-9.96% +57.77%
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
95 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.41% 13.20% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 40 35
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -81.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -6 2 £550 +41.02% 2
Ant
Wales

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (100.00%) Maven
2 41 (93.18%) Java
3 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (84.09%) Scrum
5 32 (72.73%) JUnit
6 30 (68.18%) Selenium
7 27 (61.36%) JIRA
8 26 (59.09%) TDD
8 26 (59.09%) Subversion
8 26 (59.09%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (59.09%) Jenkins
9 25 (56.82%) BDD
10 24 (54.55%) Automation Testing
11 23 (52.27%) WebDriver
11 23 (52.27%) Test Management
11 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
12 22 (50.00%) Open Source
13 21 (47.73%) TortoiseSVN
13 21 (47.73%) TestNG
13 21 (47.73%) Team Foundation Server
13 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
13 21 (47.73%) Load Testing
13 21 (47.73%) Kanban
13 21 (47.73%) ISTQB
13 21 (47.73%) Software Testing
13 21 (47.73%) Bugzilla
13 21 (47.73%) C#
13 21 (47.73%) SharePoint
13 21 (47.73%) ISEB
13 21 (47.73%) JMeter

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (47.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) Apache
3 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) Confluence
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
6 1 (2.27%) FileNet
6 1 (2.27%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) 4G
1 3 (6.82%) 3G
1 3 (6.82%) 2G
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) HTTP
2 2 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (100.00%) Maven
2 32 (72.73%) JUnit
3 30 (68.18%) Selenium
4 27 (61.36%) JIRA
5 26 (59.09%) Subversion
5 26 (59.09%) Jenkins
6 23 (52.27%) WebDriver
7 21 (47.73%) TortoiseSVN
7 21 (47.73%) TestNG
7 21 (47.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (47.73%) Bugzilla
7 21 (47.73%) JMeter
8 16 (36.36%) Apache Ivy
9 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
10 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
10 4 (9.09%) Mercurial
11 3 (6.82%) Hudson
11 3 (6.82%) JBehave
11 3 (6.82%) eggPlant
11 3 (6.82%) Toad
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Java Developer
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Team Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Java Team Leader
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) QA Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) J2EE Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Software Development Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Software Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) Web Services
2 18 (40.91%) SOAP
3 17 (38.64%) .NET
3 17 (38.64%) .NET Framework
4 15 (34.09%) Hibernate
4 15 (34.09%) Spring
5 13 (29.55%) J2EE
6 11 (25.00%) JPA
7 8 (18.18%) Struts
7 8 (18.18%) XML
7 8 (18.18%) Spring Web Flow
8 6 (13.64%) Java EE
9 5 (11.36%) CSS
9 5 (11.36%) HTML
9 5 (11.36%) JMS
10 4 (9.09%) J2SE
10 4 (9.09%) REST
11 3 (6.82%) JSP
11 3 (6.82%) J2ME
11 3 (6.82%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (50.00%) Open Source
2 17 (38.64%) Client/Server
3 5 (11.36%) Mobile App
3 5 (11.36%) Mathematics
4 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.09%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.82%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (6.82%) Handset
6 1 (2.27%) iSeries
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (84.09%) Scrum
3 26 (59.09%) TDD
4 25 (56.82%) BDD
5 24 (54.55%) Automation Testing
6 23 (52.27%) Test Management
7 21 (47.73%) Test Scripting
7 21 (47.73%) Load Testing
7 21 (47.73%) Kanban
7 21 (47.73%) Software Testing
8 11 (25.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (18.18%) UML
9 8 (18.18%) MVC
10 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.64%) Project Management
11 5 (11.36%) Mobile Commerce
11 5 (11.36%) OOD
11 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (93.18%) Java
2 21 (47.73%) C#
3 11 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.36%) Groovy
6 2 (4.55%) XPath
6 2 (4.55%) XQuery
6 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 21 (47.73%) ISTQB
2 21 (47.73%) ISEB
3 19 (43.18%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 26 (59.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) IBM
3 3 (6.82%) Sun
3 3 (6.82%) Apple
4 1 (2.27%) Splunk
4 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.27%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) ILOG
4 1 (2.27%) Informatica
4 1 (2.27%) Kofax