The table below looks at the statistics for AOP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AOP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 606 530 550
Rank change year-on-year
-76 +20
Contract jobs citing AOP 8 48 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.091% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 41 47
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£375 £375 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £525 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.75% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

AOP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AOP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 September 2014.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AOP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
England -62 5 £408 +8.66% 4
London -1 4 £410 +9.33% 2
Scotland - 3 £350 -
Glasgow - 2 £350 -
City of London +16 1 £410 -3.52% 1
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Coventry - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Stirling - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AOP 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 AOP.

1 16 (66.67%) TDD
1 16 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 14 (58.33%) .NET
3 13 (54.17%) C#
3 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
3 13 (54.17%) WCF
4 12 (50.00%) SQL
4 12 (50.00%) Oracle
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 11 (45.83%) HTML
5 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (45.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
6 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
6 10 (41.67%) CSS
6 10 (41.67%) MVC
7 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
7 9 (37.50%) SOAP
8 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 8 (33.33%) Web Services
8 8 (33.33%) Java
8 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
8 8 (33.33%) Spring
8 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (33.33%) BDD
8 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
9 7 (29.17%) OO
9 7 (29.17%) SOA
9 7 (29.17%) Scrum

AOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AOP 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 AOP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (12.50%) Jetty
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (8.33%) GlassFish
5 1 (4.17%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Visual Studio
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (20.83%) NUnit
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 5 (20.83%) SoapUI
2 3 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Software Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Programmer
6 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.33%) TM1 Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Cognos Developer
7 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (58.33%) .NET
2 13 (54.17%) .NET Framework
2 13 (54.17%) WCF
3 11 (45.83%) HTML
3 11 (45.83%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 10 (41.67%) CSS
5 9 (37.50%) SOAP
6 8 (33.33%) Web Services
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 8 (33.33%) Spring
6 8 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (25.00%) Spring.NET
7 6 (25.00%) Castle Windsor
7 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
8 5 (20.83%) WinForms
8 5 (20.83%) WPF
8 5 (20.83%) XSLT
8 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (16.67%) JMS
9 4 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) DataPower
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.17%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) TDD
1 16 (66.67%) Dependency Injection
2 11 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) MVC
4 8 (33.33%) BDD
4 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
5 7 (29.17%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) SOA
5 7 (29.17%) UML
5 7 (29.17%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Pair Programming
7 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
7 5 (20.83%) OOD
7 5 (20.83%) Multithreading
7 5 (20.83%) Change Data Capture
7 5 (20.83%) Software Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) C#
2 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) T-SQL
6 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.33%) XQuery
7 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (8.33%) XPath
8 1 (4.17%) AspectJ
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) JBoss
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos
3 2 (8.33%) Yahoo!
3 2 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (8.33%) Kony
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (4.17%) GoldenSource