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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 55 52 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Ant 13 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.84% 1.01% 1.46%
As % of the Development Applications category 10.08% 9.38% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
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£350 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £295 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
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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
129 64 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.27% 10.77% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 45 45
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £52.50 £11.15 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+370.85% -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 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 20 August 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 20 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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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 -1 12 £350 +27.27% 1
West Wales - - - -
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Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 47 (100.00%) Maven
2 41 (87.23%) Java
3 40 (85.11%) Scrum
4 30 (63.83%) JUnit
5 28 (59.57%) Web Services
6 27 (57.45%) Selenium
7 26 (55.32%) SOAP
8 25 (53.19%) Apache Ivy
9 24 (51.06%) JIRA
9 24 (51.06%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
10 21 (44.68%) Automation Testing
11 20 (42.55%) BDD
11 20 (42.55%) Subversion
11 20 (42.55%) Spring
11 20 (42.55%) TDD
12 19 (40.43%) Finance
13 18 (38.30%) Hibernate
13 18 (38.30%) WebDriver
13 18 (38.30%) Test Management
14 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
14 16 (34.04%) Kanban
14 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
14 16 (34.04%) TortoiseSVN
14 16 (34.04%) TestNG
14 16 (34.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 16 (34.04%) Open Source
14 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
14 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
14 16 (34.04%) Load Testing

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (34.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (19.15%) Apache
3 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) 3G
1 6 (12.77%) 2G
1 6 (12.77%) 4G
2 2 (4.26%) HTTP
2 2 (4.26%) SSL
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (100.00%) Maven
2 30 (63.83%) JUnit
3 27 (57.45%) Selenium
4 25 (53.19%) Apache Ivy
5 24 (51.06%) JIRA
6 21 (44.68%) Jenkins
7 20 (42.55%) Subversion
8 18 (38.30%) WebDriver
9 16 (34.04%) TortoiseSVN
9 16 (34.04%) TestNG
9 16 (34.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (34.04%) JMeter
9 16 (34.04%) Bugzilla
10 9 (19.15%) SoapUI
11 6 (12.77%) eggPlant
11 6 (12.77%) Toad
11 6 (12.77%) LoadRunner
12 4 (8.51%) Mercurial
12 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
13 3 (6.38%) JBehave
General
1 19 (40.43%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Java Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Team Leader
4 8 (17.02%) Development Team Leader
4 8 (17.02%) Java Team Leader
5 7 (14.89%) Architect
5 7 (14.89%) Tester
6 6 (12.77%) Lead Architect
6 6 (12.77%) QA Leader
7 5 (10.64%) Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
9 3 (6.38%) Automation Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
10 2 (4.26%) Automated Test Developer
10 2 (4.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (59.57%) Web Services
2 26 (55.32%) SOAP
3 20 (42.55%) Spring
4 18 (38.30%) Hibernate
5 16 (34.04%) J2EE
6 15 (31.91%) JPA
7 14 (29.79%) .NET Framework
7 14 (29.79%) .NET
7 14 (29.79%) Struts
8 12 (25.53%) Java EE
8 12 (25.53%) Spring Web Flow
9 9 (19.15%) JMS
10 7 (14.89%) XML
11 6 (12.77%) WAP
11 6 (12.77%) J2ME
11 6 (12.77%) REST
12 5 (10.64%) CSS
13 4 (8.51%) HTML
14 3 (6.38%) JSP
14 3 (6.38%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Open Source
2 14 (29.79%) Client/Server
3 9 (19.15%) Mathematics
4 8 (17.02%) Mobile App
4 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (12.77%) Handset
5 6 (12.77%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (10.64%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (2.13%) iSeries
7 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Scrum
2 21 (44.68%) Automation Testing
3 20 (42.55%) BDD
3 20 (42.55%) TDD
4 18 (38.30%) Test Management
5 16 (34.04%) Test Scripting
5 16 (34.04%) Load Testing
5 16 (34.04%) Kanban
5 16 (34.04%) Software Testing
6 14 (29.79%) MVC
7 12 (25.53%) UML
8 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) Automated Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Regression Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Mobile Commerce
9 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
9 9 (19.15%) Unit Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Manual Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (10.64%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 41 (87.23%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
2 16 (34.04%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) Groovy
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) XQuery
5 2 (4.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISEB
1 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 13 (27.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (51.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (25.53%) Oracle
2 8 (17.02%) HP
3 6 (12.77%) Sun
3 6 (12.77%) Apple
4 3 (6.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica