The first table below looks at the demand for Ant skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 17 April 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 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 48 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Ant 18 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.50% 0.95% 0.59%
As % of the Development Applications category 17.82% 7.14% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £363 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -39.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.48% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -25.72%
Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
101 56 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.03% 13.24% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 32
Average daily rate £400 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
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Ant
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Ant Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Ant
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Ant Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Ant
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Ant across the Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Ant Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Ant
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Ant Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Ant
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +1 18 £400 +14.28% 6
North Wales - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (100.00%) Maven
2 20 (83.33%) Java
3 16 (66.67%) Web Services
4 15 (62.50%) SOAP
4 15 (62.50%) Spring
4 15 (62.50%) Apache Ivy
5 14 (58.33%) Scrum
6 13 (54.17%) Hibernate
6 13 (54.17%) JPA
7 11 (45.83%) SQL
8 10 (41.67%) UML
8 10 (41.67%) Banking
9 9 (37.50%) Finance
9 9 (37.50%) MVC
9 9 (37.50%) Struts
10 8 (33.33%) Selenium
10 8 (33.33%) Java EE
10 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
10 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
11 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
11 7 (29.17%) Spring Web Flow
11 7 (29.17%) JUnit
11 7 (29.17%) J2EE
12 6 (25.00%) Oracle
12 6 (25.00%) JBoss
12 6 (25.00%) JMS
12 6 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
12 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) Liferay
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) 3G
1 4 (16.67%) 2G
1 4 (16.67%) 4G
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.17%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 24 (100.00%) Maven
2 15 (62.50%) Apache Ivy
3 8 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) JUnit
5 5 (20.83%) JIRA
6 4 (16.67%) Eclipse
6 4 (16.67%) Toad
6 4 (16.67%) LoadRunner
6 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (16.67%) eggPlant
7 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 3 (12.50%) CruiseControl
8 2 (8.33%) Subversion
8 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 2 (8.33%) JBehave
9 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (4.17%) Hudson
9 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (41.67%) Banking
2 9 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 6 (25.00%) Development Team Leader
3 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Java Team Leader
3 6 (25.00%) Lead Architect
4 4 (16.67%) QA Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Test Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) Web Services
2 15 (62.50%) SOAP
2 15 (62.50%) Spring
3 13 (54.17%) Hibernate
3 13 (54.17%) JPA
4 9 (37.50%) Struts
5 8 (33.33%) Java EE
6 7 (29.17%) Spring Web Flow
6 7 (29.17%) J2EE
7 6 (25.00%) JMS
8 4 (16.67%) WAP
8 4 (16.67%) JSF
8 4 (16.67%) jBPM
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) J2ME
8 4 (16.67%) REST
9 1 (4.17%) RESTful
9 1 (4.17%) HTML
9 1 (4.17%) XML
9 1 (4.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (29.17%) Mobile App
3 6 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 4 (16.67%) Handset
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Scrum
2 10 (41.67%) UML
3 9 (37.50%) MVC
4 7 (29.17%) Test Automation
5 6 (25.00%) Mobile Commerce
5 6 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Use Case
7 4 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (16.67%) OOD
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
9 2 (8.33%) SOA
9 2 (8.33%) Code Coverage
9 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) Java
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) XQuery
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Oracle
1 6 (25.00%) JBoss
2 5 (20.83%) HP
3 4 (16.67%) Apple
3 4 (16.67%) Sun
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