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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apache Ant
Rank 62 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Ant 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.94% 0.71% 1.83%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.07% 7.14% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Average daily rate
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£333 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.90% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £275 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £24.64
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +40.01%
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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
138 56 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.50% 10.00% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 38 47
Average daily rate £348 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.15 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

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
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 September 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 -9 7 £333 +20.90% 5
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UK

Ant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 46 (100.00%) Maven
2 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (91.30%) Java
3 39 (84.78%) Scrum
4 33 (71.74%) JUnit
5 30 (65.22%) Selenium
6 27 (58.70%) JIRA
6 27 (58.70%) HP Quality Center
7 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
8 25 (54.35%) Automation Testing
8 25 (54.35%) BDD
8 25 (54.35%) TDD
8 25 (54.35%) Subversion
9 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
9 23 (50.00%) Test Management
10 22 (47.83%) Web Services
11 21 (45.65%) C#
11 21 (45.65%) SharePoint
11 21 (45.65%) Bugzilla
11 21 (45.65%) JMeter
11 21 (45.65%) ISEB
11 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
11 21 (45.65%) Kanban
11 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
11 21 (45.65%) TestNG
11 21 (45.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (45.65%) Open Source
11 21 (45.65%) TortoiseSVN
11 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
11 21 (45.65%) ISTQB

Ant
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 21 (45.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (15.22%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (6.52%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) 2G
1 4 (8.70%) 3G
1 4 (8.70%) 4G
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (100.00%) Maven
2 33 (71.74%) JUnit
3 30 (65.22%) Selenium
4 27 (58.70%) JIRA
5 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
6 25 (54.35%) Subversion
7 23 (50.00%) WebDriver
8 21 (45.65%) Bugzilla
8 21 (45.65%) JMeter
8 21 (45.65%) TestNG
8 21 (45.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 21 (45.65%) TortoiseSVN
9 19 (41.30%) Apache Ivy
10 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
11 4 (8.70%) Toad
11 4 (8.70%) LoadRunner
11 4 (8.70%) Mercurial
11 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
11 4 (8.70%) eggPlant
12 3 (6.52%) CruiseControl
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 10 (21.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Tester
2 9 (19.57%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Team Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Development Team Leader
5 6 (13.04%) Java Team Leader
6 5 (10.87%) Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 4 (8.70%) QA Leader
7 4 (8.70%) Lead Architect
7 4 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Security Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.35%) Automated Test Developer
9 2 (4.35%) J2EE Team Leader
9 2 (4.35%) Software Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (47.83%) Web Services
2 20 (43.48%) SOAP
3 17 (36.96%) .NET
3 17 (36.96%) .NET Framework
4 16 (34.78%) Hibernate
4 16 (34.78%) Spring
5 14 (30.43%) J2EE
6 13 (28.26%) JPA
7 10 (21.74%) Spring Web Flow
7 10 (21.74%) Struts
8 8 (17.39%) Java EE
9 7 (15.22%) JMS
9 7 (15.22%) XML
10 5 (10.87%) CSS
11 4 (8.70%) WAP
11 4 (8.70%) J2ME
11 4 (8.70%) HTML
11 4 (8.70%) REST
12 3 (6.52%) JSP
12 3 (6.52%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Open Source
2 17 (36.96%) Client/Server
3 7 (15.22%) Mathematics
4 6 (13.04%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
4 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (8.70%) Handset
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.17%) iSeries
7 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (91.30%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (84.78%) Scrum
3 25 (54.35%) Automation Testing
3 25 (54.35%) BDD
3 25 (54.35%) TDD
4 23 (50.00%) Test Management
5 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
5 21 (45.65%) Kanban
5 21 (45.65%) Software Testing
5 21 (45.65%) Load Testing
6 11 (23.91%) Automated Testing
7 10 (21.74%) MVC
7 10 (21.74%) UML
8 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
8 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.22%) Mobile Commerce
8 7 (15.22%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (10.87%) OOD
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (91.30%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) C#
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.87%) Groovy
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) XQuery
6 2 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) ISEB
1 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
1 21 (45.65%) ISTQB
2 17 (36.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (58.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) HP
3 4 (8.70%) Apple
3 4 (8.70%) Sun
4 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Informatica
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