The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 66 45
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21  
Contract jobs citing Ant 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.71% 1.20% 0.66%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.21% 4.86% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £368 £473 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 95 144 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.93% 24.74% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 104 57
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £482 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.02% +44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in South Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in South Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in South Wales

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Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +18 3 £400 -15.34%
Ant
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Ant.

1 4 (100.00%) Maven
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Server Hardening
2 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Confluence
2 3 (75.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) SSH
3 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) SSH
2 2 (50.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Hudson
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (50.00%) NuGet
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Server Hardening
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JCL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) iptables
2 2 (50.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) Salt
2 1 (25.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Remedy
3 1 (25.00%) BMC
3 1 (25.00%) Informatica
3 1 (25.00%) Micro Focus
3 1 (25.00%) Thunderhead