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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
Rank 614 640 629
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing AOP 34 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.034% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.042% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 5
Median daily rate £500 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £575 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £575 £363
% change year-on-year
-17.39% +58.62%
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
44398 47091 44154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.09% 81.05% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29424 30767 27622
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1296 1206
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.82 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 10 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 28 September 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 +35 34 £500 +5.26% 2
London +9 30 £500 +26.18% 1
City of London +32 13 £475 -9.52%
Uxbridge +4 4 £288 +15.00%
Chester - 1 £475 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
North West - 1 £475 -

AOP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 84 (86.60%) Java
2 67 (69.07%) Spring
3 63 (64.95%) Finance
4 57 (58.76%) J2EE
5 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (53.61%) XML
7 49 (50.52%) Web Services
8 46 (47.42%) SOAP
9 45 (46.39%) JDBC
10 40 (41.24%) Oracle
11 38 (39.18%) JSON
12 35 (36.08%) JIRA
12 35 (36.08%) TDD
12 35 (36.08%) Subversion
12 35 (36.08%) SQL
13 33 (34.02%) Linux
13 33 (34.02%) Maven
14 29 (29.90%) Integration Testing
15 27 (27.84%) REST
16 26 (26.80%) Hedge funds
16 26 (26.80%) Financial Institution
16 26 (26.80%) JAXB
17 25 (25.77%) Banking
18 24 (24.74%) WSDL
19 23 (23.71%) JUnit
19 23 (23.71%) Software Engineering
20 22 (22.68%) JAX-WS
20 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
20 22 (22.68%) Unix
20 22 (22.68%) 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 13 (13.40%) WebLogic
2 12 (12.37%) Tomcat
2 12 (12.37%) WebSphere
3 9 (9.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (8.25%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (6.19%) JBoss
6 5 (5.15%) IIS
6 5 (5.15%) Liferay
7 3 (3.09%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.09%) Confluence
7 3 (3.09%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.03%) Apache
9 1 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.03%) Jetty
9 1 (1.03%) Mule
9 1 (1.03%) nginx
9 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Documaker
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (2.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Bluemix
1 7 (7.22%) IBM Cloud
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.06%) HTTP
1 2 (2.06%) Internet
1 2 (2.06%) LDAP
1 2 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) Oracle Database
2 12 (12.37%) MySQL
2 12 (12.37%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.12%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.12%) MongoDB
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.06%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (36.08%) JIRA
1 35 (36.08%) Subversion
2 33 (34.02%) Maven
3 23 (23.71%) JUnit
4 22 (22.68%) Git (software)
5 19 (19.59%) Mockito
6 18 (18.56%) Jenkins
7 16 (16.49%) Selenium
8 12 (12.37%) Ant
9 11 (11.34%) TeamCity
10 9 (9.28%) Cucumber
10 9 (9.28%) Eclipse
11 8 (8.25%) jMock
12 7 (7.22%) ClearCase
13 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (4.12%) JBehave
16 2 (2.06%) CruiseControl
16 2 (2.06%) Hudson
16 2 (2.06%) NUnit
General
1 63 (64.95%) Finance
2 26 (26.80%) Financial Institution
3 25 (25.77%) Banking
4 15 (15.46%) Investment Banking
5 10 (10.31%) Back Office
6 5 (5.15%) Front Office
7 3 (3.09%) Retail
8 2 (2.06%) Billing
8 2 (2.06%) Legal
8 2 (2.06%) Publishing
8 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (74.23%) Developer
2 57 (58.76%) Java Developer
3 33 (34.02%) Senior Developer
4 29 (29.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (11.34%) Applications Developer
6 10 (10.31%) J2EE Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Java Applications Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Senior Applications Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Senior Java Applications Developer
7 9 (9.28%) Consultant
8 7 (7.22%) C# Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Oracle Consultant
8 7 (7.22%) Senior J2EE Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
8 7 (7.22%) Support Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) .NET Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Designer
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (69.07%) Spring
2 57 (58.76%) J2EE
3 52 (53.61%) XML
4 49 (50.52%) Web Services
5 46 (47.42%) SOAP
6 45 (46.39%) JDBC
7 38 (39.18%) JSON
8 27 (27.84%) REST
9 26 (26.80%) JAXB
10 24 (24.74%) WSDL
11 22 (22.68%) JAX-WS
12 19 (19.59%) Hibernate
13 15 (15.46%) Java EE
13 15 (15.46%) RESTful
14 14 (14.43%) jQuery
14 14 (14.43%) Middleware
15 12 (12.37%) Spring MVC
16 11 (11.34%) .NET
16 11 (11.34%) JMS
17 10 (10.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.80%) Hedge funds
2 9 (9.28%) User Experience
3 8 (8.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
4 7 (7.22%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.09%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.09%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.09%) N-Tier
6 3 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.03%) DataPower
8 1 (1.03%) Market Risk
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.03%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.02%) Linux
2 22 (22.68%) Unix
3 8 (8.25%) Windows
4 7 (7.22%) Oracle Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.70%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (36.08%) TDD
3 29 (29.90%) Integration Testing
4 23 (23.71%) Software Engineering
5 22 (22.68%) MVC
6 21 (21.65%) BDD
6 21 (21.65%) Kanban
6 21 (21.65%) OO
6 21 (21.65%) Scrum
6 21 (21.65%) Waterfall
7 20 (20.62%) System Integration Testing
7 20 (20.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (19.59%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (18.56%) SOA
10 14 (14.43%) UML
11 12 (12.37%) Change Management
11 12 (12.37%) RUP
12 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
12 10 (10.31%) Multithreading
12 10 (10.31%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 84 (86.60%) Java
2 35 (36.08%) SQL
3 16 (16.49%) JavaScript
4 14 (14.43%) PL/SQL
4 14 (14.43%) Python
5 13 (13.40%) C#
6 8 (8.25%) AspectJ
7 6 (6.19%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.15%) T-SQL
9 3 (3.09%) C++
9 3 (3.09%) Scala
10 2 (2.06%) Jython
10 2 (2.06%) Ruby
11 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.06%) GridGain
4 1 (1.03%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 5 (5.15%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (5.15%) yum
4 4 (4.12%) Control-M
5 1 (1.03%) Nagios
5 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) Oracle
2 21 (21.65%) IBM
3 11 (11.34%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.28%) Siebel
5 7 (7.22%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.22%) VMware
6 6 (6.19%) MuleSoft
7 5 (5.15%) Sybase
7 5 (5.15%) TIBCO
8 4 (4.12%) Caplin
9 3 (3.09%) hybris
10 2 (2.06%) BMC
10 2 (2.06%) Currenex
10 2 (2.06%) FXall
10 2 (2.06%) Remedy
10 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.06%) WSO2
11 1 (1.03%) Kony
11 1 (1.03%) Splunk
11 1 (1.03%) Talend