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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 603 613 609
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing AOP 37 22 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.039% 0.031%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.081% 0.050% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 11
Average daily rate £413 £408 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £510 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £408 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +25.38%
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
45554 43915 42300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.78% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30085 27355 26388
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1272 1188
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 21 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 29 April 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 -7 37 £413 +1.22% 9
London -8 13 £500 +17.64% 3
North West -3 11 £400 -1.84%
Cheshire -3 7 £425 +4.29%
Chester - 7 £425 -
Luton - 5 £613 -
East of England - 5 £613 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £613 -
Manchester -4 4 £400 -
South East -13 3 £150 -66.66% 2
West Midlands -13 3 £360 -
Warwickshire - 3 £360 -
Yorkshire +2 2 - -
South Yorkshire -8 2 - -
Sheffield -19 2 - -
Warwick - 2 £400 -
Tunbridge Wells - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 £150 -
Slough - 1 £150 -
City of London - 1 £350 - 2

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 52 (71.23%) Java
2 51 (69.86%) Spring
3 42 (57.53%) SOAP
4 41 (56.16%) XML
5 37 (50.68%) Web Services
6 36 (49.32%) SQL
6 36 (49.32%) Finance
6 36 (49.32%) TDD
7 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (45.21%) REST
9 31 (42.47%) J2EE
9 31 (42.47%) JDBC
10 29 (39.73%) MVC
10 29 (39.73%) JSON
11 28 (38.36%) Oracle
12 27 (36.99%) Maven
13 25 (34.25%) Linux
13 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
14 24 (32.88%) Hibernate
15 23 (31.51%) JMS
15 23 (31.51%) Subversion
16 22 (30.14%) Banking
16 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
16 22 (30.14%) SOA
16 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
17 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
18 19 (26.03%) jQuery
18 19 (26.03%) JAX-WS
18 19 (26.03%) Python

AOP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 18 (24.66%) Tomcat
2 15 (20.55%) WebSphere
3 12 (16.44%) Apache
4 11 (15.07%) JBoss
5 5 (6.85%) Jetty
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (6.85%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.48%) Apache TomEE
6 4 (5.48%) Liferay
6 4 (5.48%) MQSeries
6 4 (5.48%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.74%) Apache Solr
8 2 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.74%) Confluence
8 2 (2.74%) Mule
8 2 (2.74%) Node.js
9 1 (1.37%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (2.74%) Documaker
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) GitHub
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 4 (5.48%) HTTPS
2 4 (5.48%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) WLAN
4 2 (2.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) Relational Database
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.33%) MySQL
4 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.48%) DataStage
6 4 (5.48%) DB2
7 3 (4.11%) CouchDB
7 3 (4.11%) MariaDB
7 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.74%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.37%) Impala
9 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 27 (36.99%) Maven
2 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
3 23 (31.51%) Subversion
4 22 (30.14%) Git (software)
5 17 (23.29%) JUnit
5 17 (23.29%) Mockito
6 13 (17.81%) JIRA
7 12 (16.44%) jMock
8 10 (13.70%) Cucumber
8 10 (13.70%) Selenium
9 9 (12.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (12.33%) ClearCase
10 8 (10.96%) TeamCity
11 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (6.85%) Ant
13 4 (5.48%) GitLab
13 4 (5.48%) JMeter
13 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (4.11%) Gerrit
15 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
General
1 36 (49.32%) Finance
2 22 (30.14%) Banking
3 11 (15.07%) Financial Institution
4 6 (8.22%) Retail
5 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
6 4 (5.48%) Back Office
6 4 (5.48%) Retail Banking
7 3 (4.11%) Front Office
8 2 (2.74%) Billing
8 2 (2.74%) Publishing
9 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (71.23%) Developer
2 39 (53.42%) Java Developer
3 14 (19.18%) Senior Developer
4 9 (12.33%) Architect
4 9 (12.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 8 (10.96%) Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) SQL Developer
7 6 (8.22%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Technical Architect
8 5 (6.85%) XML Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Analyst Programmer
9 4 (5.48%) Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Java Analyst Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Java Analyst Programmer
9 4 (5.48%) Java Programmer
9 4 (5.48%) Programmer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior .NET Developer
9 4 (5.48%) SQL Programmer
9 4 (5.48%) XML Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (69.86%) Spring
2 42 (57.53%) SOAP
3 41 (56.16%) XML
4 37 (50.68%) Web Services
5 33 (45.21%) REST
6 31 (42.47%) J2EE
6 31 (42.47%) JDBC
7 29 (39.73%) JSON
8 24 (32.88%) Hibernate
9 23 (31.51%) JMS
10 19 (26.03%) JAXB
10 19 (26.03%) JAX-WS
10 19 (26.03%) jQuery
11 16 (21.92%) JPA
12 13 (17.81%) .NET
12 13 (17.81%) Spring MVC
13 12 (16.44%) XSLT
14 11 (15.07%) ActiveMQ
14 11 (15.07%) WSDL
15 10 (13.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Inversion of Control
2 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.48%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.48%) Online Banking
4 3 (4.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Market Risk
5 2 (2.74%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Solaris
3 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) TDD
2 35 (47.95%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (39.73%) MVC
4 22 (30.14%) SOA
5 20 (27.40%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (27.40%) Software Engineering
6 14 (19.18%) E-Commerce
7 12 (16.44%) BDD
8 10 (13.70%) Data Modelling
8 10 (13.70%) ETL
8 10 (13.70%) Scrum
8 10 (13.70%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.33%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.96%) Concurrent Programming
10 8 (10.96%) Microservices
10 8 (10.96%) Multithreading
10 8 (10.96%) Reverse Engineering
11 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (9.59%) Kanban
11 7 (9.59%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (71.23%) Java
2 36 (49.32%) SQL
3 22 (30.14%) JavaScript
4 19 (26.03%) Python
5 17 (23.29%) PL/SQL
6 13 (17.81%) Bash Shell
7 12 (16.44%) C#
8 7 (9.59%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.85%) XPath
10 4 (5.48%) COBOL
11 3 (4.11%) Ruby
12 2 (2.74%) AspectJ
12 2 (2.74%) Jython
12 2 (2.74%) Scala
13 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.11%) vCloud
2 1 (1.37%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Control-M
2 4 (5.48%) Puppet
2 4 (5.48%) yum
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Oracle
2 18 (24.66%) IBM
3 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.96%) Sybase
5 7 (9.59%) TIBCO
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 2 (2.74%) Caplin
7 2 (2.74%) Currenex
7 2 (2.74%) FXall
7 2 (2.74%) Siebel
8 1 (1.37%) ATG
8 1 (1.37%) Demandware
8 1 (1.37%) DevExpress
8 1 (1.37%) hybris
8 1 (1.37%) Perforce
8 1 (1.37%) WSO2
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