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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Active Template Library (ATL)
Rank 589 571 550
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -21
Contract jobs citing ATL 6 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.040% 0.077% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £538 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £328 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £565 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £298
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £39.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 -

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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ATL within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

ATL Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 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 19 December 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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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 -38 3 £404 -24.88% 3
London +8 2 £208 -61.39%
South East -21 1 £600 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £600 - 2
Hampshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

ATL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (79.17%) C++
1 19 (79.17%) COM+
1 19 (79.17%) DCOM
1 19 (79.17%) STL
1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 17 (70.83%) FIX Protocol
3 16 (66.67%) SQL
4 15 (62.50%) OLE DB
5 14 (58.33%) HTTP
6 13 (54.17%) Visual Studio
7 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
7 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
7 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
7 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (37.50%) Finance
8 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
9 8 (33.33%) Banking
9 8 (33.33%) Google
10 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
10 7 (29.17%) Windows
10 7 (29.17%) CppUnit
10 7 (29.17%) TDD
10 7 (29.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (29.17%) GoogleTest
11 6 (25.00%) MFC
11 6 (25.00%) Performance Management
12 5 (20.83%) C#
12 5 (20.83%) .NET
12 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning

ATL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Broadband
2 1 (4.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Visual Studio
2 7 (29.17%) CppUnit
2 7 (29.17%) GoogleTest
3 2 (8.33%) CodeRush
4 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (8.33%) Advertising
5 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 16 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Storage Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) C++ Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Marketing Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Account Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) COM+
1 19 (79.17%) DCOM
1 19 (79.17%) STL
1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 17 (70.83%) FIX Protocol
3 15 (62.50%) OLE DB
4 7 (29.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 6 (25.00%) MFC
6 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
8 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 7 (29.17%) Unit Testing
2 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
2 7 (29.17%) TDD
3 6 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (20.83%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Online Marketing
8 1 (4.17%) Memory Management
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Marketing Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) Line Management
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (4.17%) Customer Insight
8 1 (4.17%) Analytics
8 1 (4.17%) Campaign Management
8 1 (4.17%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) C++
2 16 (66.67%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.83%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.17%) VB6
6 1 (4.17%) VB
6 1 (4.17%) REXX
6 1 (4.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
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