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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 588 610
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22  
Contract jobs citing AOP 28 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.12% 0.046%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.072% 0.14% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 42 21
Median daily rate £488 £475 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +13.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £570 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £375
% change year-on-year +2.63% +26.66%  
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 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AOP over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 9 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 25 June 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 +12 28 £488 +2.63% 4
London +5 24 £575 +21.05% 2
City of London +15 20 £750 +57.89% 1
Cheshire +9 3 £488 +2.63%
North West +9 3 £488 +2.63%
Chester 0 3 £488 +2.63%
Luton -6 1 £488 -20.40% 1
East of England -9 1 £488 -20.40% 2
Bedfordshire -9 1 £488 -20.40% 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (72.09%) Finance
2 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (51.16%) Financial Institution
3 22 (51.16%) Hedge funds
4 20 (46.51%) Java
5 19 (44.19%) SQL
6 17 (39.53%) XML
7 16 (37.21%) Web Services
8 15 (34.88%) Spring
9 14 (32.56%) J2EE
10 13 (30.23%) Oracle
10 13 (30.23%) TDD
10 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
12 11 (25.58%) SOAP
13 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
13 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (20.93%) BDD
14 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
14 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
14 9 (20.93%) MVC
14 9 (20.93%) Banking
15 8 (18.60%) JDBC
15 8 (18.60%) QA
15 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
16 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (16.28%) SDLC
16 7 (16.28%) PMO
16 7 (16.28%) EAI

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 9 (20.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 3 (6.98%) GlassFish
3 3 (6.98%) JBoss
3 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.98%) WebLogic Integration
3 3 (6.98%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (4.65%) Liferay
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Actimize
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) FTP
1 7 (16.28%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
2 7 (16.28%) Siebel EIM
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.63%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.98%) DB2
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 3 (6.98%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.98%) JUnit
2 3 (6.98%) MSBuild
2 3 (6.98%) Selenium
2 3 (6.98%) Subversion
2 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.65%) jMock
3 2 (4.65%) Mockito
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) JBehave
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 31 (72.09%) Finance
2 22 (51.16%) Financial Institution
3 9 (20.93%) Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
5 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (2.33%) Front Office
6 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (62.79%) Developer
2 13 (30.23%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Siebel Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Programme Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Transformation Manager
4 6 (13.95%) Transformation Programme Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Business Developer
7 2 (4.65%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Transformation
7 2 (4.65%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) XML
2 16 (37.21%) Web Services
3 15 (34.88%) Spring
4 14 (32.56%) J2EE
5 11 (25.58%) SOAP
6 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
7 8 (18.60%) JDBC
8 7 (16.28%) JAXB
9 6 (13.95%) CSS
9 6 (13.95%) HTML
9 6 (13.95%) JAX-WS
9 6 (13.95%) jQuery
9 6 (13.95%) JSON
9 6 (13.95%) POJO
9 6 (13.95%) RESTful
9 6 (13.95%) WSDL
9 6 (13.95%) XSLT
10 5 (11.63%) JiBX
10 5 (11.63%) Struts
11 4 (9.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) Hedge funds
2 10 (23.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) DataPower
3 3 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Derivative
4 2 (4.65%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Unix
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (58.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (30.23%) TDD
3 10 (23.26%) PRINCE2
4 9 (20.93%) BDD
4 9 (20.93%) MVC
5 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
6 7 (16.28%) EAI
6 7 (16.28%) SDLC
6 7 (16.28%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.28%) Systems Analysis
6 7 (16.28%) Workflow
7 6 (13.95%) Change Control
7 6 (13.95%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (13.95%) Programme Management
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) Java
2 19 (44.19%) SQL
3 7 (16.28%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
4 6 (13.95%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.98%) Perl
5 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
7 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 7 (16.28%) Siebel Certification
2 1 (2.33%) CCNP
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 7 (16.28%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Control-M
1 1 (2.33%) Kibana
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (2.33%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 7 (16.28%) Siebel
3 6 (13.95%) IBM
4 4 (9.30%) Sybase
5 3 (6.98%) AppDynamics
5 3 (6.98%) Kony
5 3 (6.98%) Splunk
6 2 (4.65%) Google
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.65%) Yahoo!
7 1 (2.33%) Applix
7 1 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Currenex
7 1 (2.33%) FXall
7 1 (2.33%) Reuters
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
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