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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 589 577 517
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -60
Contract jobs citing AOP 23 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.032% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.054% 0.042% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 29
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£400 £375 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £425 £652
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -35.00%
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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 2015.

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 19 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 6 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -10 23 £400 -5.88% 6
London -1 10 £400 -8.57% 2
East Midlands -9 4 £375 +15.38%
North West - 4 £408 - 1
Leicester - 4 £375 -
Leicestershire - 4 £375 -
Cheshire - 3 £408 - 1
South East -11 2 £450 +5.88% 3
West Midlands -17 2 - -
Daresbury - 2 £408 -
Coventry 0 1 - -
Yorkshire -12 1 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £550 -
Thame - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 22 (68.75%) Java
1 22 (68.75%) Spring
2 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
4 16 (50.00%) J2EE
4 16 (50.00%) Python
5 15 (46.88%) Linux
5 15 (46.88%) TDD
6 14 (43.75%) Maven
6 14 (43.75%) MVC
7 13 (40.63%) Inversion of Control
8 12 (37.50%) OO
8 12 (37.50%) UNIX
8 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (34.38%) Web Services
9 11 (34.38%) SOAP
9 11 (34.38%) Ant
10 10 (31.25%) SQL
10 10 (31.25%) JBoss
10 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
10 10 (31.25%) Degree
10 10 (31.25%) JSTL
10 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
10 10 (31.25%) Scrum
10 10 (31.25%) hybris
10 10 (31.25%) REST
11 9 (28.13%) Ruby
11 9 (28.13%) Open Source
11 9 (28.13%) .NET
11 9 (28.13%) HTML

AOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 10 (31.25%) JBoss
2 8 (25.00%) Node.js
3 7 (21.88%) WebSphere
4 6 (18.75%) GlassFish
4 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
6 4 (12.50%) Apache Solr
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (6.25%) Apache
9 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (3.13%) Jetty
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Maven
2 11 (34.38%) Ant
3 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.75%) Subversion
5 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (6.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.13%) NUnit
7 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 1 (3.13%) Moq
7 1 (3.13%) Mockito
7 1 (3.13%) Hudson
7 1 (3.13%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 4 (12.50%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.25%) iGaming
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Java Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Senior Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Hybris Developer
5 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Agile .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Lead Architect
7 2 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (68.75%) Spring
2 16 (50.00%) J2EE
3 11 (34.38%) SOAP
3 11 (34.38%) Web Services
4 10 (31.25%) JSTL
4 10 (31.25%) REST
5 9 (28.13%) HTML
5 9 (28.13%) .NET
6 7 (21.88%) CSS
6 7 (21.88%) XML
7 6 (18.75%) JSP
7 6 (18.75%) EJB
8 5 (15.63%) Spring Web Flow
8 5 (15.63%) Hibernate
8 5 (15.63%) Struts
8 5 (15.63%) JMS
8 5 (15.63%) EJB 3.0
8 5 (15.63%) OSGi
9 4 (12.50%) JPA
9 4 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Inversion of Control
2 10 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 9 (28.13%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) Mathematics
5 2 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 2 (6.25%) Equities
5 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 2 (6.25%) Derivative
5 2 (6.25%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) UNIX
3 4 (12.50%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) TDD
3 14 (43.75%) MVC
4 12 (37.50%) OO
4 12 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (31.25%) E-Commerce
5 10 (31.25%) Scrum
6 8 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) OOD
8 6 (18.75%) UML
8 6 (18.75%) Dependency Injection
8 6 (18.75%) Waterfall
9 5 (15.63%) Validation
9 5 (15.63%) RAD
9 5 (15.63%) RUP
10 4 (12.50%) Kanban
11 3 (9.38%) ERP
11 3 (9.38%) Web Development
12 2 (6.25%) ETL
12 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 22 (68.75%) Java
2 17 (53.13%) JavaScript
3 16 (50.00%) Python
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 9 (28.13%) Ruby
6 6 (18.75%) C
6 6 (18.75%) C#
6 6 (18.75%) C++
7 3 (9.38%) Groovy
8 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 2 (6.25%) XPath
8 2 (6.25%) XQuery
9 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Control-M
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) hybris
2 7 (21.88%) Oracle
3 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Endeca
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) IBM