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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Active Template Library (ATL)
Rank 578 552 532
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -20
Contract jobs citing ATL 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.014% 0.018%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.052% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £469 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -12.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £200 -
% change year-on-year
+75.00% -
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
13576 13373 12086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.64% 27.09% 27.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8850 8409 7599
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 245 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.25 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.81% -5.71%

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 17 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 6 March 2015. 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 -31 1 - - 8
East of England - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Colchester - - - - 2
Ipswich - - - -
London - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Worcester - - - - 4
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 4
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 4

ATL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) C++
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (60.00%) COM+
1 6 (60.00%) DCOM
1 6 (60.00%) STL
1 6 (60.00%) XML
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 5 (50.00%) OLE DB
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
4 3 (30.00%) Google
4 3 (30.00%) Marketing
5 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
5 2 (20.00%) CppUnit
5 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (20.00%) GoogleTest
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) C#

ATL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) CppUnit
2 2 (20.00%) GoogleTest
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (10.00%) CodeRush
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
1 6 (60.00%) C++ Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) COM+
1 6 (60.00%) DCOM
1 6 (60.00%) STL
1 6 (60.00%) XML
2 5 (50.00%) OLE DB
2 5 (50.00%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (20.00%) TDD
1 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Direct Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (10.00%) Online Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (10.00%) Analytics
2 1 (10.00%) Campaign Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Line Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (30.00%) VB
4 3 (30.00%) VB6
5 2 (20.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) COBOL
6 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Google