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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 592 592 575
Rank change year-on-year
0 -17
Contract jobs citing AOP 27 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.018% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.023% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 0
Average daily rate £350 £454 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -
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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AOP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +15 24 £350 -22.86% 5
London +5 16 £350 -32.03% 1
City of London +44 7 £350 -32.03%
Berkshire - 5 £150 -
South East - 5 £150 - 1
Scotland - 3 £364 -
East of England - 3 £474 -
Reading - 3 - -
Luton - 2 £588 -
Slough - 2 £150 -
Stirling - 2 £364 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £588 -
Suffolk - 1 £360 -
Ipswich - 1 £360 -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 49 (74.24%) Java
2 45 (68.18%) Spring
3 43 (65.15%) REST
4 37 (56.06%) TDD
4 37 (56.06%) SOAP
5 34 (51.52%) Oracle
6 30 (45.45%) SQL
6 30 (45.45%) XML
7 29 (43.94%) Python
8 26 (39.39%) Finance
9 24 (36.36%) MVC
9 24 (36.36%) Web Services
10 23 (34.85%) JMS
11 22 (33.33%) Linux
11 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (31.82%) Maven
12 21 (31.82%) JSON
13 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
13 20 (30.30%) SOA
13 20 (30.30%) Tomcat
13 20 (30.30%) Hibernate
14 19 (28.79%) Banking
14 19 (28.79%) JPA
15 17 (25.76%) Spring Security
15 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
16 16 (24.24%) jQuery
16 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
16 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
17 15 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
18 14 (21.21%) J2EE

AOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (30.30%) Tomcat
2 13 (19.70%) Apache
2 13 (19.70%) JBoss
2 13 (19.70%) WebSphere
3 9 (13.64%) Confluence
4 6 (9.09%) WebLogic
5 5 (7.58%) Apache TomEE
5 5 (7.58%) Jetty
5 5 (7.58%) MQSeries
5 5 (7.58%) Mule
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (7.58%) SharePoint Foundation
5 5 (7.58%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 4 (6.06%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (7.58%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (3.03%) Documaker
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) GitHub
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
2 5 (7.58%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (4.55%) LAN
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
3 3 (4.55%) WLAN
4 2 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.12%) MySQL
4 7 (10.61%) RDBMS
5 5 (7.58%) DataStage
5 5 (7.58%) DB2
6 3 (4.55%) MariaDB
6 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.52%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.52%) Big Data
8 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.52%) Impala
8 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (31.82%) Maven
2 17 (25.76%) Jenkins
3 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
4 13 (19.70%) Subversion
5 12 (18.18%) JIRA
6 10 (15.15%) jMock
6 10 (15.15%) Mockito
7 8 (12.12%) JUnit
8 7 (10.61%) Cucumber
9 6 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (9.09%) ClearCase
10 5 (7.58%) GitLab
10 5 (7.58%) JMeter
10 5 (7.58%) Selenium
10 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
11 4 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (4.55%) Ant
12 3 (4.55%) Gerrit
12 3 (4.55%) Gradle
12 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (39.39%) Finance
2 19 (28.79%) Banking
3 13 (19.70%) Financial Institution
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.55%) Back Office
6 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (3.03%) Billing
7 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.52%) French Language
8 1 (1.52%) Front Office
8 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (69.70%) Developer
2 35 (53.03%) Java Developer
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Architect
3 8 (12.12%) Technical Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.61%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Consultant
6 5 (7.58%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Python Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Analyst Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Analyst Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) SQL Programmer
7 4 (6.06%) XML Developer
7 4 (6.06%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (68.18%) Spring
2 43 (65.15%) REST
3 37 (56.06%) SOAP
4 30 (45.45%) XML
5 24 (36.36%) Web Services
6 23 (34.85%) JMS
7 21 (31.82%) JSON
8 20 (30.30%) Hibernate
9 19 (28.79%) JPA
10 17 (25.76%) Spring Security
11 16 (24.24%) jQuery
12 15 (22.73%) ActiveMQ
13 14 (21.21%) J2EE
13 14 (21.21%) JDBC
14 11 (16.67%) HTML
15 10 (15.15%) .NET
15 10 (15.15%) JAX-RS
15 10 (15.15%) JAX-WS
16 9 (13.64%) Spring MVC
17 8 (12.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (13.64%) Hedge funds
3 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (7.58%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (3.03%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) User Experience
7 1 (1.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (33.33%) Linux
2 10 (15.15%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) TDD
2 24 (36.36%) MVC
3 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (30.30%) SOA
5 13 (19.70%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (18.18%) Scrum
7 9 (13.64%) Software Engineering
8 8 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (12.12%) Data Modelling
8 8 (12.12%) ETL
8 8 (12.12%) UML
9 7 (10.61%) BDD
9 7 (10.61%) Concurrent Programming
9 7 (10.61%) EAI
9 7 (10.61%) Low Latency
9 7 (10.61%) Multithreading
9 7 (10.61%) OO
9 7 (10.61%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (10.61%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (74.24%) Java
2 30 (45.45%) SQL
3 29 (43.94%) Python
4 20 (30.30%) JavaScript
5 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 10 (15.15%) C#
7 9 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
9 5 (7.58%) COBOL
9 5 (7.58%) XPath
10 2 (3.03%) Jython
11 1 (1.52%) Ruby
11 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) Control-M
2 5 (7.58%) Puppet
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.03%) yum
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) IBM
2 13 (19.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.09%) Sybase
3 6 (9.09%) TIBCO
4 4 (6.06%) Atlassian
4 4 (6.06%) WSO2
5 3 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.55%) VMware
6 2 (3.03%) Siebel
7 1 (1.52%) ATG
7 1 (1.52%) Demandware
7 1 (1.52%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.52%) hybris