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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 598 602 635
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +33
Contract jobs citing AOP 29 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.064% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.079% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 10
Median daily rate £495 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.44% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £272 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AOP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 28 £500 +35.13% 7
London +2 20 £600 +100.00% 3
City of London +8 9 £600 -
Warwick - 6 £450 -
Warwickshire - 6 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £450 - 1
Uxbridge +1 4 - - 1
South East +12 1 - - 1
Scotland +6 1 £375 +30.43%
Glasgow +5 1 £375 +34.52%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 57 (76.00%) Java
2 48 (64.00%) Spring
3 47 (62.67%) Finance
4 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (48.00%) SOAP
6 33 (44.00%) J2EE
7 32 (42.67%) XML
8 30 (40.00%) Oracle
8 30 (40.00%) Web Services
9 27 (36.00%) TDD
9 27 (36.00%) REST
10 26 (34.67%) Hedge funds
10 26 (34.67%) Financial Institution
11 23 (30.67%) Integration Testing
12 22 (29.33%) Banking
12 22 (29.33%) Subversion
13 21 (28.00%) JIRA
13 21 (28.00%) Linux
14 20 (26.67%) Python
14 20 (26.67%) JDBC
15 18 (24.00%) JSON
16 17 (22.67%) Maven
16 17 (22.67%) OO
16 17 (22.67%) Scrum
17 16 (21.33%) SQL
17 16 (21.33%) Investment Banking
18 15 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
18 15 (20.00%) JUnit
18 15 (20.00%) Hibernate
19 14 (18.67%) MVC

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 11 (14.67%) WebLogic
2 10 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.67%) Confluence
4 7 (9.33%) Liferay
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (9.33%) Tomcat
5 6 (8.00%) JBoss
6 5 (6.67%) GlassFish
6 5 (6.67%) IIS
6 5 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.33%) Alfresco
7 1 (1.33%) Apache
7 1 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.33%) Jetty
7 1 (1.33%) nginx
7 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Process Server
Business Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (6.67%) Documaker
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (2.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.33%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Bluemix
2 1 (1.33%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) HTTP
1 2 (2.67%) LDAP
1 2 (2.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (10.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.67%) MySQL
6 4 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (4.00%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.33%) Big Data
9 1 (1.33%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.33%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (1.33%) OLAP
9 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (29.33%) Subversion
2 21 (28.00%) JIRA
3 17 (22.67%) Maven
4 15 (20.00%) JUnit
5 10 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 10 (13.33%) Mockito
6 9 (12.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (12.00%) Selenium
7 7 (9.33%) Ant
8 6 (8.00%) TeamCity
9 4 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (5.33%) ClearCase
9 4 (5.33%) jMock
10 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.67%) Eclipse
10 2 (2.67%) Hudson
11 1 (1.33%) IntelliJ
11 1 (1.33%) JBehave
11 1 (1.33%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (62.67%) Finance
2 26 (34.67%) Financial Institution
3 22 (29.33%) Banking
4 16 (21.33%) Investment Banking
5 12 (16.00%) Back Office
6 3 (4.00%) Front Office
6 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.67%) Billing
7 2 (2.67%) Legal
8 1 (1.33%) Publishing
8 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (72.00%) Developer
2 37 (49.33%) Java Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Senior Developer
4 14 (18.67%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Hybris Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Java Applications Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Applications Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 4 (5.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) C# Developer - Investment Banking
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Java Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Silverlight Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Development Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (64.00%) Spring
2 36 (48.00%) SOAP
3 33 (44.00%) J2EE
4 32 (42.67%) XML
5 30 (40.00%) Web Services
6 27 (36.00%) REST
7 20 (26.67%) JDBC
8 18 (24.00%) JSON
9 15 (20.00%) Hibernate
10 14 (18.67%) JAXB
10 14 (18.67%) Struts
11 12 (16.00%) WSDL
12 11 (14.67%) JAX-WS
13 10 (13.33%) Java EE
13 10 (13.33%) Spring Security
14 9 (12.00%) ActiveMQ
15 8 (10.67%) jBPM
15 8 (10.67%) jQuery
15 8 (10.67%) Middleware
16 7 (9.33%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.67%) Hedge funds
2 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.67%) Derivative
4 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (5.33%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.33%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.33%) User Experience
5 3 (4.00%) Algorithms
5 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 3 (4.00%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.67%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.33%) DataPower
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.00%) Linux
2 12 (16.00%) Unix
3 7 (9.33%) Windows
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (36.00%) TDD
3 23 (30.67%) Integration Testing
4 17 (22.67%) OO
4 17 (22.67%) Scrum
5 15 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (18.67%) MVC
7 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (14.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (14.67%) Workflow
8 10 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (13.33%) Kanban
8 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 10 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (12.00%) UML
10 8 (10.67%) BDD
10 8 (10.67%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (10.67%) Regression Testing
10 8 (10.67%) SOA
10 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (76.00%) Java
2 20 (26.67%) Python
3 16 (21.33%) SQL
4 9 (12.00%) C#
4 9 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.67%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
8 3 (4.00%) C++
9 2 (2.67%) Jython
10 1 (1.33%) AspectJ
10 1 (1.33%) C
10 1 (1.33%) Ruby
10 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (5.33%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (4.00%) Control-M
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Nagios
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.33%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (40.00%) Oracle
2 12 (16.00%) IBM
3 5 (6.67%) hybris
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.67%) MuleSoft
3 5 (6.67%) Siebel
3 5 (6.67%) SmartStream
4 4 (5.33%) Sybase
5 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.00%) VMware
6 2 (2.67%) BMC
6 2 (2.67%) Remedy
6 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.33%) ILOG
7 1 (1.33%) Kony
7 1 (1.33%) Perforce
7 1 (1.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.33%) Talend
7 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.33%) WSO2