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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
UK
Rank 571 584 593
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Contract jobs citing AOP 29 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.067% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.082% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 6
Median daily rate £470 £413 £508
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.93% -18.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £281 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £548 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +36.00%
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
36851 41553 39200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.17% 81.71% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24406 26875 25353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 941 1218 1044
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +24 28 £470 +13.93% 6
West Midlands - 15 £470 -
Warwickshire - 14 £470 -
Warwick - 12 £450 -
London +4 9 £600 +100.00% 2
City of London -13 5 £600 -
South East +23 3 - - 2
Hampshire - 3 - -
Farnborough - 3 - -
Scotland +19 1 £375 +30.43%
Glasgow +7 1 £375 +34.52%
North West - 1 £338 -
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £338 -
Coventry - 1 £491 -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 45 (69.23%) Spring
2 36 (55.38%) Java
3 32 (49.23%) Finance
4 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (43.08%) J2EE
6 27 (41.54%) REST
7 25 (38.46%) Struts
7 25 (38.46%) Hibernate
8 24 (36.92%) SOAP
9 23 (35.38%) TDD
10 22 (33.85%) XML
11 20 (30.77%) Oracle
11 20 (30.77%) Python
11 20 (30.77%) Financial Institution
11 20 (30.77%) Hedge funds
12 18 (27.69%) Web Services
13 17 (26.15%) Banking
14 16 (24.62%) Linux
14 16 (24.62%) OO
14 16 (24.62%) Velocity
14 16 (24.62%) Liferay
15 15 (23.08%) Subversion
15 15 (23.08%) Scrum
15 15 (23.08%) MVC
16 13 (20.00%) Maven
16 13 (20.00%) Investment Banking
17 12 (18.46%) JIRA
17 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing
17 12 (18.46%) Back Office
18 11 (16.92%) SQL

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 (24.62%) Liferay
2 10 (15.38%) WebLogic
3 8 (12.31%) Confluence
3 8 (12.31%) JBoss
3 8 (12.31%) WebSphere
4 7 (10.77%) GlassFish
5 5 (7.69%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.15%) IIS
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (4.62%) Apache
7 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (4.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.54%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.54%) CMS
8 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.54%) Jetty
8 1 (1.54%) Magnolia
8 1 (1.54%) nginx
Business Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.08%) Documaker
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.54%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) HTTP
1 2 (3.08%) SSL
2 1 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) Relational Database
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.15%) MySQL
3 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.08%) DB2
5 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (1.54%) OLAP
6 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Subversion
2 13 (20.00%) Maven
3 12 (18.46%) JIRA
4 9 (13.85%) JUnit
5 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
6 7 (10.77%) Mockito
7 5 (7.69%) Ant
8 4 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
8 4 (6.15%) Selenium
8 4 (6.15%) TeamCity
9 3 (4.62%) ClearCase
9 3 (4.62%) jMock
10 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.54%) Hudson
10 1 (1.54%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 32 (49.23%) Finance
2 20 (30.77%) Financial Institution
3 17 (26.15%) Banking
4 13 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 12 (18.46%) Back Office
6 3 (4.62%) Front Office
6 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.08%) Billing
7 2 (3.08%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (1.54%) Legal
8 1 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (58.46%) Developer
2 24 (36.92%) Java Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Consultant
4 11 (16.92%) Security Consultant
5 9 (13.85%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.77%) C# Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Hybris Developer
9 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) ASP Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (6.15%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
9 4 (6.15%) Development Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Java Development Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Security Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Silverlight Developer
9 4 (6.15%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.15%) Web Development Manager
9 4 (6.15%) Web Manager
10 3 (4.62%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (69.23%) Spring
2 28 (43.08%) J2EE
3 27 (41.54%) REST
4 25 (38.46%) Hibernate
4 25 (38.46%) Struts
5 24 (36.92%) SOAP
6 22 (33.85%) XML
7 18 (27.69%) Web Services
8 16 (24.62%) Velocity
9 10 (15.38%) jQuery
9 10 (15.38%) Spring Security
10 9 (13.85%) ActiveMQ
10 9 (13.85%) Java EE
10 9 (13.85%) JSON
11 8 (12.31%) jBPM
11 8 (12.31%) JDBC
11 8 (12.31%) JMS
11 8 (12.31%) JPA
12 7 (10.77%) WPF
13 6 (9.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (30.77%) Hedge funds
2 7 (10.77%) Derivative
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.15%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.15%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.62%) Algorithms
4 3 (4.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.62%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.62%) DataPower
4 3 (4.62%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.62%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.62%) User Experience
5 2 (3.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.62%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (44.62%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (35.38%) TDD
3 16 (24.62%) OO
4 15 (23.08%) MVC
4 15 (23.08%) Scrum
5 12 (18.46%) Integration Testing
6 10 (15.38%) UML
6 10 (15.38%) Workflow
7 8 (12.31%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (12.31%) Regression Testing
7 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (9.23%) Multithreading
9 6 (9.23%) Open Source
9 6 (9.23%) Release Management
9 6 (9.23%) RUP
10 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) Java
2 20 (30.77%) Python
3 11 (16.92%) SQL
4 8 (12.31%) C#
4 8 (12.31%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.23%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.15%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.62%) C++
9 2 (3.08%) Jython
9 2 (3.08%) Perl
10 1 (1.54%) C
10 1 (1.54%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.54%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Control-M
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Nagios
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) IBM
3 5 (7.69%) hybris
3 5 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 5 (7.69%) SmartStream
3 5 (7.69%) Sybase
4 3 (4.62%) Kony
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) Siebel
5 2 (3.08%) Yahoo!
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.54%) BMC
6 1 (1.54%) ILOG
6 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.54%) Remedy
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) Talend
6 1 (1.54%) WSO2