The table below looks at the statistics for AOP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AOP over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
UK
Rank 575 603 606
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Contract jobs citing AOP 19 26 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.050% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.060% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 7
Median daily rate £470 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £319 £334
% change year-on-year
+47.50% -4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37526 43083 40983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 82.84% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24906 28187 25982
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 961 1187 1087
Median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

AOP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AOP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

AOP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AOP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AOP within the UK.

AOP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AOP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AOP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

AOP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AOP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AOP within the UK.

AOP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AOP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AOP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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
England +40 19 £470 +34.28% 6
West Midlands - 11 £470 -
Warwickshire - 10 £470 -
Warwick - 8 £470 -
South East +24 4 - - 1
Hampshire - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
London +9 2 £469 +33.92% 3
North West - 2 £338 - 1
Berkshire +18 1 - -
Reading +8 1 - -
City of London -6 1 £600 +71.42%
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £491 -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AOP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AOP.

1 40 (74.07%) Spring
2 28 (51.85%) Java
3 25 (46.30%) J2EE
4 24 (44.44%) Struts
5 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (38.89%) Finance
6 21 (38.89%) Hibernate
6 21 (38.89%) REST
7 20 (37.04%) TDD
8 19 (35.19%) SOAP
9 17 (31.48%) XML
10 16 (29.63%) Liferay
10 16 (29.63%) Velocity
11 15 (27.78%) Oracle
11 15 (27.78%) Python
12 14 (25.93%) Scrum
13 13 (24.07%) Financial Institution
13 13 (24.07%) Hedge funds
14 12 (22.22%) Web Services
14 12 (22.22%) Linux
15 11 (20.37%) OO
15 11 (20.37%) JIRA
15 11 (20.37%) Oracle BPM
15 11 (20.37%) Spring Security
15 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
16 10 (18.52%) Banking
16 10 (18.52%) Subversion
16 10 (18.52%) IBM
17 9 (16.67%) Investment Banking
17 9 (16.67%) Back Office

AOP
Top Related IT Skills 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 16 (29.63%) Liferay
2 8 (14.81%) Confluence
3 6 (11.11%) GlassFish
3 6 (11.11%) JBoss
3 6 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 6 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.56%) Apache
4 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.56%) WebLogic Integration
4 3 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
5 2 (3.70%) IIS
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.85%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.85%) CMS
6 1 (1.85%) Magnolia
Business Applications
1 11 (20.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.85%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) HTTP
1 1 (1.85%) LAN
1 1 (1.85%) WAN
1 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) RDBMS
1 5 (9.26%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.70%) DB2
4 2 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) OLAP
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (20.37%) JIRA
2 10 (18.52%) Subversion
3 8 (14.81%) Maven
4 5 (9.26%) JUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Ant
5 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.41%) Mockito
6 3 (5.56%) Selenium
6 3 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.85%) jMock
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 13 (24.07%) Financial Institution
3 10 (18.52%) Banking
4 9 (16.67%) Back Office
4 9 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.70%) Front Office
6 2 (3.70%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Developer
2 19 (35.19%) Java Developer
3 13 (24.07%) Consultant
4 11 (20.37%) Security Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Hybris Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Java Development Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Web Development Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Web Manager
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) ASP Developer
8 2 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Silverlight Developer
8 2 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (74.07%) Spring
2 25 (46.30%) J2EE
3 24 (44.44%) Struts
4 21 (38.89%) Hibernate
4 21 (38.89%) REST
5 19 (35.19%) SOAP
6 17 (31.48%) XML
7 16 (29.63%) Velocity
8 12 (22.22%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) Spring Security
10 8 (14.81%) ActiveMQ
10 8 (14.81%) jBPM
11 7 (12.96%) Java EE
11 7 (12.96%) jQuery
12 5 (9.26%) Dojo
12 5 (9.26%) JDBC
12 5 (9.26%) JMS
12 5 (9.26%) JPA
12 5 (9.26%) JSON
13 4 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Hedge funds
2 7 (12.96%) Derivative
3 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.56%) DataPower
4 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) N-Tier
5 2 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.70%) Clustering
5 2 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 2 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 2 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (37.04%) TDD
3 14 (25.93%) Scrum
4 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
4 11 (20.37%) OO
5 9 (16.67%) MVC
6 8 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (14.81%) Performance Analysis
6 8 (14.81%) UML
6 8 (14.81%) Workflow
7 7 (12.96%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
9 5 (9.26%) Trend Analysis
9 5 (9.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.41%) RAD
10 4 (7.41%) RUP
10 4 (7.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (51.85%) Java
2 15 (27.78%) Python
3 6 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.41%) C#
5 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.70%) C++
6 2 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Control-M
1 1 (1.85%) Kibana
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) IBM
3 5 (9.26%) SmartStream
4 4 (7.41%) hybris
5 3 (5.56%) Kony
5 3 (5.56%) Sybase
6 2 (3.70%) Google
6 2 (3.70%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.70%) Yahoo!
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco