The table below looks at the statistics for ATL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ATL over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Template Library (ATL)
Rank 579 557 581
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs citing ATL 20 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.030% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.11% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £290 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -44.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.47%
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 Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

ATL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ATL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

ATL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ATL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ATL within the UK.

ATL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ATL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ATL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ATL
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ATL within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
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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 -28 3 £300 +3.44% 3
South East -3 2 £350 -
City of London +26 1 £250 +25.00%
Berkshire +1 1 £350 -
London -4 1 £250 -9.09%
Reading - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Chester - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
East of England - - - -

ATL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ATL 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 ATL.

1 18 (58.06%) C++
2 17 (54.84%) COM+
2 17 (54.84%) DCOM
2 17 (54.84%) STL
2 17 (54.84%) XML
3 15 (48.39%) OLE DB
4 14 (45.16%) HTTP
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
6 10 (32.26%) Marketing
7 9 (29.03%) Windows
7 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
9 7 (22.58%) MFC
9 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
10 6 (19.35%) C#
10 6 (19.35%) .NET
10 6 (19.35%) Finance
10 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.13%) IIS
11 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (16.13%) Social Media
12 4 (12.90%) TDD
12 4 (12.90%) Banking
12 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing

ATL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ATL 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 ATL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (16.13%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) CMS
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
1 2 (6.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Visual Studio
2 4 (12.90%) CppUnit
2 4 (12.90%) GoogleTest
3 1 (3.23%) CodeRush
3 1 (3.23%) ReSharper
General
1 10 (32.26%) Marketing
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Banking
4 3 (9.68%) Legal
4 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 2 (6.45%) Retail
6 1 (3.23%) Billing
6 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Developer
2 14 (45.16%) C++ Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Campaign Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) UI Designer
6 2 (6.45%) Designer
6 2 (6.45%) Junior
6 2 (6.45%) Account Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Programmer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Web Designer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior C++ Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) COM+
1 17 (54.84%) DCOM
1 17 (54.84%) STL
1 17 (54.84%) XML
2 15 (48.39%) OLE DB
3 7 (22.58%) MFC
4 6 (19.35%) .NET
5 5 (16.13%) .NET Framework
5 5 (16.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) CSS3
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.23%) Web Services
7 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (29.03%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
2 8 (25.81%) Unit Testing
3 7 (22.58%) Performance Management
4 6 (19.35%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
5 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.68%) Strategic Management
6 3 (9.68%) Creative Marketing
6 3 (9.68%) Customer Insight
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (3.23%) Project Management
8 1 (3.23%) OO
8 1 (3.23%) CRM
8 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.23%) Analytics
8 1 (3.23%) Campaign Management
8 1 (3.23%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) C++
2 11 (35.48%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) C#
4 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) Adobe