The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 69 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing Ant 9 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.16% 0.70% 1.38%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.00% 5.88% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£345 £390 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £390 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £390 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £38.88 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +57.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Development Applications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
180 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.26% 11.83% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 39 52
Average daily rate £338 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.90% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.90 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.27% +2.85%

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 24 October 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 24 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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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
South Wales -7 8 £350 -10.25% 2
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (100.00%) Maven
2 30 (90.91%) Java
3 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (78.79%) Scrum
5 24 (72.73%) JUnit
6 23 (69.70%) Selenium
7 21 (63.64%) JIRA
7 21 (63.64%) Subversion
8 20 (60.61%) TDD
8 20 (60.61%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (60.61%) Jenkins
9 19 (57.58%) BDD
10 18 (54.55%) Automation Testing
11 17 (51.52%) WebDriver
11 17 (51.52%) Test Management
11 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
12 16 (48.48%) Open Source
13 15 (45.45%) TortoiseSVN
13 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
13 15 (45.45%) TestNG
13 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
13 15 (45.45%) Load Testing
13 15 (45.45%) Kanban
13 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
13 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
13 15 (45.45%) JMeter
13 15 (45.45%) Bugzilla
13 15 (45.45%) C#
13 15 (45.45%) SharePoint

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.18%) Apache
3 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
4 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
5 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 2 (6.06%) JBoss
7 1 (3.03%) LiveCycle
7 1 (3.03%) Confluence
7 1 (3.03%) FileNet
7 1 (3.03%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) 3G
1 3 (9.09%) 2G
1 3 (9.09%) 4G
2 2 (6.06%) HTTP
2 2 (6.06%) SSL
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 33 (100.00%) Maven
2 24 (72.73%) JUnit
3 23 (69.70%) Selenium
4 21 (63.64%) JIRA
4 21 (63.64%) Subversion
5 20 (60.61%) Jenkins
6 17 (51.52%) WebDriver
7 15 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (45.45%) TortoiseSVN
7 15 (45.45%) TestNG
7 15 (45.45%) JMeter
7 15 (45.45%) Bugzilla
8 11 (33.33%) Apache Ivy
9 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
9 5 (15.15%) Git (software)
10 4 (12.12%) Eclipse
10 4 (12.12%) Mercurial
11 3 (9.09%) Hudson
11 3 (9.09%) eggPlant
11 3 (9.09%) Toad
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 8 (24.24%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
5 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 3 (9.09%) QA Leader
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Automated Test Developer
6 2 (6.06%) J2EE Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Software Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Software Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Java Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (42.42%) Web Services
2 13 (39.39%) SOAP
3 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 11 (33.33%) J2EE
3 11 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 10 (30.30%) Spring
4 10 (30.30%) Hibernate
5 8 (24.24%) XML
6 7 (21.21%) JPA
7 5 (15.15%) REST
7 5 (15.15%) Java EE
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) HTML
8 4 (12.12%) J2SE
8 4 (12.12%) JSF
9 3 (9.09%) Spring Web Flow
9 3 (9.09%) JMS
9 3 (9.09%) WAP
9 3 (9.09%) J2ME
9 3 (9.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Open Source
2 11 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 5 (15.15%) Mobile App
4 3 (9.09%) Mathematics
4 3 (9.09%) Handset
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (6.06%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.03%) iSeries
6 1 (3.03%) Replication
6 1 (3.03%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (78.79%) Scrum
3 20 (60.61%) TDD
4 19 (57.58%) BDD
5 18 (54.55%) Automation Testing
6 17 (51.52%) Test Management
7 15 (45.45%) Test Scripting
7 15 (45.45%) Kanban
7 15 (45.45%) Software Testing
7 15 (45.45%) Load Testing
8 8 (24.24%) Automated Testing
9 6 (18.18%) UML
9 6 (18.18%) Test Automation
10 5 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (15.15%) OOD
10 5 (15.15%) Project Management
10 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
11 4 (12.12%) MVC
11 4 (12.12%) OO
12 3 (9.09%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 30 (90.91%) Java
2 15 (45.45%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Groovy
5 2 (6.06%) XQuery
5 2 (6.06%) XPath
5 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) ISEB
2 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
4 1 (3.03%) Kofax
4 1 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (3.03%) Informatica
4 1 (3.03%) ILOG