The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AOP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AOP over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 612 606
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6  
Contract jobs citing AOP 12 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.062% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 12
Median daily rate £450 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £408
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AOP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

AOP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AOP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for AOP in the UK

AOP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AOP.

Contractor daily rate trend for AOP in the UK

AOP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AOP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AOP in the UK

AOP
Top 18 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 30 March 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 +32 12 £450 +12.50% 6
North West +30 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire +37 3 £450 +9.09% 1
London +23 3 - - 2
South East +19 3 - -
Chester +14 3 £450 +9.09% 1
City of London +10 2 - - 1
Farnborough - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +23 1 - -
Reading +16 1 - -
Manchester +13 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Northampton - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 32 (72.73%) Spring
2 26 (59.09%) J2EE
3 21 (47.73%) Struts
4 20 (45.45%) Java
4 20 (45.45%) Hibernate
5 18 (40.91%) Finance
6 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (34.09%) Velocity
7 15 (34.09%) Liferay
8 14 (31.82%) TDD
8 14 (31.82%) SOAP
9 12 (27.27%) Oracle
10 11 (25.00%) XML
10 11 (25.00%) REST
11 10 (22.73%) Hedge funds
11 10 (22.73%) IBM
11 10 (22.73%) Financial Institution
12 9 (20.45%) Web Services
13 8 (18.18%) Banking
13 8 (18.18%) Scrum
13 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
14 7 (15.91%) Oracle BPM
14 7 (15.91%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (15.91%) Derivative
14 7 (15.91%) Subversion
14 7 (15.91%) OO
14 7 (15.91%) Python
15 6 (13.64%) UML
15 6 (13.64%) SQL

AOP
Co-occurring 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 15 (34.09%) Liferay
2 6 (13.64%) WebSphere
3 5 (11.36%) GlassFish
3 5 (11.36%) JBoss
3 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.09%) Confluence
4 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (6.82%) Apache
5 3 (6.82%) WebLogic Integration
5 3 (6.82%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (6.82%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.27%) Alfresco
7 1 (2.27%) CMS
7 1 (2.27%) Magnolia
Business Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) Intranet
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
1 1 (2.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) RDBMS
1 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.82%) DB2
3 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) OLAP
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Subversion
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
3 3 (6.82%) JUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Ant
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.27%) jMock
5 1 (2.27%) Mockito
5 1 (2.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.27%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (40.91%) Finance
2 10 (22.73%) Financial Institution
3 8 (18.18%) Banking
4 5 (11.36%) Back Office
4 5 (11.36%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.55%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
6 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (54.55%) Developer
2 16 (36.36%) Java Developer
3 12 (27.27%) Consultant
4 11 (25.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Security Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Designer
6 2 (4.55%) Hybris Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Java Software Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Business Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce Architect
7 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (72.73%) Spring
2 26 (59.09%) J2EE
3 21 (47.73%) Struts
4 20 (45.45%) Hibernate
5 15 (34.09%) Velocity
6 14 (31.82%) SOAP
7 11 (25.00%) REST
7 11 (25.00%) XML
8 9 (20.45%) Web Services
9 6 (13.64%) Spring Security
10 5 (11.36%) JDBC
10 5 (11.36%) JPA
10 5 (11.36%) jQuery
10 5 (11.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
11 4 (9.09%) CSS
11 4 (9.09%) HTML
11 4 (9.09%) JAXB
11 4 (9.09%) JMS
11 4 (9.09%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Hedge funds
2 7 (15.91%) Derivative
3 3 (6.82%) DataPower
3 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Linux
2 3 (6.82%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) TDD
3 8 (18.18%) Scrum
3 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (15.91%) Integration Testing
4 7 (15.91%) OO
4 7 (15.91%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (13.64%) BDD
5 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 6 (13.64%) UML
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) MVC
6 5 (11.36%) Regression Testing
6 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
6 5 (11.36%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (11.36%) Workflow
7 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.09%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Java
2 7 (15.91%) Python
3 6 (13.64%) SQL
4 5 (11.36%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
1 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) CCNP
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (2.27%) Control-M
2 1 (2.27%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) IBM
3 5 (11.36%) SmartStream
4 4 (9.09%) Sybase
5 3 (6.82%) Kony
6 2 (4.55%) Google
6 2 (4.55%) hybris
6 2 (4.55%) Yahoo!
7 1 (2.27%) Actimize
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
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