The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 599 534 538
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +4
Contract jobs citing STL 62 129 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.82% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 97 64
Median daily rate £360 £513 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.75% -12.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.72%

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
15731 15665 15106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.22% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11012 10559 9742
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 228 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £17.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing STL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

STL
Daily Rate Trend

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

STL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

STL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

STL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

STL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

STL
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -50 62 £360 -29.75% 29
London -49 46 £600 +9.09% 11
South East +4 15 £350 - 12
Middlesex -4 11 £350 -
City of London +37 8 £650 +4.00% 4
Berkshire -8 3 £300 -10.44% 1
Slough - 3 £300 -
East of England +20 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +16 1 - - 2
Cambridge +15 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £319 -35.87%
Hayes - 1 - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing STL 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 STL.

1 150 (99.34%) C++
2 97 (64.24%) Linux
3 91 (60.26%) Unix
4 90 (59.60%) SQL
5 87 (57.62%) Oracle
6 79 (52.32%) Software Engineering
7 73 (48.34%) OO
7 73 (48.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 58 (38.41%) Perl
9 54 (35.76%) Multithreading
10 52 (34.44%) Python
11 44 (29.14%) OLTP
12 40 (26.49%) Release Management
13 39 (25.83%) Java
14 37 (24.50%) SDLC
15 26 (17.22%) Windows
16 25 (16.56%) Oracle Database
17 24 (15.89%) Database Tuning
18 20 (13.25%) Finance
18 20 (13.25%) C
19 19 (12.58%) UML
19 19 (12.58%) MySQL
19 19 (12.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
20 18 (11.92%) MFC
21 16 (10.60%) OOD
22 15 (9.93%) Shell Script
23 14 (9.27%) WebSphere MQ
23 14 (9.27%) ObjectStore
23 14 (9.27%) Visual Studio
23 14 (9.27%) WebSphere

STL
Top Related 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 14 (9.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.66%) Apache
2 1 (0.66%) Confluence
2 1 (0.66%) JBoss
2 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.97%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.99%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (1.99%) GSM
2 3 (1.99%) LTE
2 3 (1.99%) RANAP
2 3 (1.99%) RTP
2 3 (1.99%) UMTS
2 3 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (29.14%) OLTP
2 25 (16.56%) Oracle Database
3 19 (12.58%) MySQL
4 14 (9.27%) ObjectStore
5 10 (6.62%) Relational Database
6 9 (5.96%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.97%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.99%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.32%) DB2
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (9.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (4.64%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (3.97%) Subversion
4 5 (3.31%) Trac
5 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.32%) GCC
5 2 (1.32%) GDB
5 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.66%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.66%) JIRA
6 1 (0.66%) JUnit
6 1 (0.66%) Maven
6 1 (0.66%) Mockito
6 1 (0.66%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.66%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.66%) Selenium
6 1 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (13.25%) Finance
2 14 (9.27%) Front Office
3 6 (3.97%) Banking
3 6 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 128 (84.77%) Developer
2 116 (76.82%) C++ Developer
3 53 (35.10%) Linux Developer
3 53 (35.10%) Oracle Developer
4 49 (32.45%) Unix Developer
5 41 (27.15%) Software Engineer
6 29 (19.21%) C++ Software Engineer
7 23 (15.23%) Java Developer
8 22 (14.57%) C++/Java Developer
9 21 (13.91%) C++ Software Developer
10 20 (13.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 19 (12.58%) Linux Engineer
11 19 (12.58%) MySQL Developer
12 18 (11.92%) SQL Developer
13 16 (10.60%) Python Developer
14 13 (8.61%) Unix Engineer
14 13 (8.61%) Unix Linux Engineer
15 10 (6.62%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
15 10 (6.62%) Electronic Trading Developer
15 10 (6.62%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (48.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 18 (11.92%) MFC
3 14 (9.27%) Django
3 14 (9.27%) Twisted
3 14 (9.27%) WebSphere MQ
3 14 (9.27%) ZeroMQ
4 10 (6.62%) Swing
5 9 (5.96%) XML
6 7 (4.64%) .NET
6 7 (4.64%) CSS
7 6 (3.97%) HTML
7 6 (3.97%) JSP
7 6 (3.97%) Web Services
8 5 (3.31%) EJB
8 5 (3.31%) J2EE
8 5 (3.31%) Middleware
8 5 (3.31%) XML Schema
8 5 (3.31%) XSLT
9 4 (2.65%) Spring
10 3 (1.99%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (7.95%) Fixed Income
2 12 (7.95%) Management Information System
3 11 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.30%) Algorithms
5 7 (4.64%) Derivative
5 7 (4.64%) N-Tier
6 5 (3.31%) Equities
7 3 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
7 3 (1.99%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.66%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 97 (64.24%) Linux
2 91 (60.26%) Unix
3 26 (17.22%) Windows
4 4 (2.65%) Android
5 3 (1.99%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (52.32%) Software Engineering
2 73 (48.34%) OO
3 54 (35.76%) Multithreading
4 40 (26.49%) Release Management
5 37 (24.50%) SDLC
6 24 (15.89%) Database Tuning
7 19 (12.58%) UML
8 16 (10.60%) OOD
9 14 (9.27%) Low Latency
10 13 (8.61%) Electronic Trading
11 12 (7.95%) High Availability
12 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
13 10 (6.62%) Validation
14 8 (5.30%) Regression Testing
14 8 (5.30%) Risk Management
14 8 (5.30%) Use Case
15 7 (4.64%) Algorithmic Trading
15 7 (4.64%) Configuration Management
16 5 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
16 5 (3.31%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 150 (99.34%) C++
2 90 (59.60%) SQL
3 58 (38.41%) Perl
4 52 (34.44%) Python
5 39 (25.83%) Java
6 20 (13.25%) C
7 15 (9.93%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.30%) C#
8 8 (5.30%) VC++
9 7 (4.64%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.32%) VBA
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (57.62%) Oracle
2 8 (5.30%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.31%) Solace
4 3 (1.99%) OpenLink
5 2 (1.32%) Sybase
6 1 (0.66%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.66%) Reuters
6 1 (0.66%) Sophis
6 1 (0.66%) TIBCO
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