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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 581 519 550
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +31
Contract jobs citing STL 65 119 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.78% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 96 37
Median daily rate £550 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £335 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £42.45 £35.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.28% -11.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.45 £35.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+21.28% -11.39%

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
15312 15167 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 27.51% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10799 10141 9643
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 210 209
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +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 28 June 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 10 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 28 June 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 -53 65 £550 - 27
London -42 49 £600 -4.00% 12
South East -16 13 £350 +4.47% 11
Middlesex +1 11 £350 -
City of London +23 4 £650 +4.00% 4
South West +1 3 - - 1
Somerset - 3 - - 1
Yeovil - 3 - -
Berkshire -14 2 £300 -10.44%
Slough - 2 £300 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 161 (96.41%) C++
2 108 (64.67%) Linux
3 93 (55.69%) Unix
4 92 (55.09%) Oracle
5 88 (52.69%) SQL
5 88 (52.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 81 (48.50%) Software Engineering
7 80 (47.90%) OO
8 67 (40.12%) Multithreading
9 61 (36.53%) Perl
10 56 (33.53%) Python
11 41 (24.55%) OLTP
11 41 (24.55%) SDLC
12 37 (22.16%) Java
13 36 (21.56%) Release Management
14 35 (20.96%) Windows
15 26 (15.57%) Oracle Database
16 25 (14.97%) Finance
17 24 (14.37%) MFC
18 23 (13.77%) MySQL
18 23 (13.77%) C
18 23 (13.77%) Database Tuning
19 21 (12.57%) Front Office
20 19 (11.38%) UML
21 18 (10.78%) Low Latency
21 18 (10.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 17 (10.18%) OOD
23 16 (9.58%) C#
23 16 (9.58%) Electronic Trading
24 15 (8.98%) .NET

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 (8.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.80%) Apache
2 3 (1.80%) Confluence
2 3 (1.80%) JBoss
2 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.60%) MS Office
1 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) Diameter Protocol
1 9 (5.39%) GSM
1 9 (5.39%) LTE
1 9 (5.39%) RANAP
1 9 (5.39%) RTP
1 9 (5.39%) UMTS
1 9 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.80%) Profibus
4 2 (1.20%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.55%) OLTP
2 26 (15.57%) Oracle Database
3 23 (13.77%) MySQL
4 14 (8.38%) ObjectStore
5 13 (7.78%) Relational Database
6 12 (7.19%) RDBMS
6 12 (7.19%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Subversion
2 13 (7.78%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.59%) Trac
4 7 (4.19%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.80%) JIRA
6 3 (1.80%) JUnit
6 3 (1.80%) Maven
6 3 (1.80%) Mockito
6 3 (1.80%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.20%) GCC
7 2 (1.20%) GDB
8 1 (0.60%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.60%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (14.97%) Finance
2 21 (12.57%) Front Office
3 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.99%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (80.24%) Developer
2 122 (73.05%) C++ Developer
3 60 (35.93%) Linux Developer
3 60 (35.93%) Oracle Developer
4 58 (34.73%) Unix Developer
5 46 (27.54%) Software Engineer
6 33 (19.76%) C++ Software Engineer
7 23 (13.77%) MySQL Developer
8 22 (13.17%) Java Developer
8 22 (13.17%) Linux Engineer
9 21 (12.57%) SQL Developer
10 19 (11.38%) C++ Software Developer
10 19 (11.38%) C++/Java Developer
11 18 (10.78%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 18 (10.78%) Unix Engineer
11 18 (10.78%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 16 (9.58%) Python Developer
13 12 (7.19%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
13 12 (7.19%) Electronic Trading Developer
14 10 (5.99%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (52.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 24 (14.37%) MFC
3 15 (8.98%) .NET
4 14 (8.38%) Django
4 14 (8.38%) Twisted
4 14 (8.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (8.38%) ZeroMQ
5 11 (6.59%) XML
6 10 (5.99%) Swing
7 9 (5.39%) CSS
7 9 (5.39%) Web Services
8 8 (4.79%) ATL
8 8 (4.79%) JSP
9 7 (4.19%) HTML
10 5 (2.99%) EJB
10 5 (2.99%) J2EE
10 5 (2.99%) Middleware
10 5 (2.99%) XML Schema
10 5 (2.99%) XSLT
11 4 (2.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 12 (7.19%) Derivative
2 12 (7.19%) Fixed Income
3 11 (6.59%) Management Information System
4 10 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.39%) Algorithms
6 8 (4.79%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.99%) Equities
7 5 (2.99%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.80%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.60%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 108 (64.67%) Linux
2 93 (55.69%) Unix
3 35 (20.96%) Windows
4 4 (2.40%) Android
5 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (48.50%) Software Engineering
2 80 (47.90%) OO
3 67 (40.12%) Multithreading
4 41 (24.55%) SDLC
5 36 (21.56%) Release Management
6 23 (13.77%) Database Tuning
7 19 (11.38%) UML
8 18 (10.78%) Low Latency
9 17 (10.18%) OOD
10 16 (9.58%) Electronic Trading
11 14 (8.38%) High Availability
11 14 (8.38%) Unit Testing
12 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (7.19%) Cross-Platform Development
14 10 (5.99%) Risk Management
15 9 (5.39%) OOP
15 9 (5.39%) Use Case
15 9 (5.39%) Validation
16 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
16 8 (4.79%) ETRM
Programming Languages
1 161 (96.41%) C++
2 88 (52.69%) SQL
3 61 (36.53%) Perl
4 56 (33.53%) Python
5 37 (22.16%) Java
6 23 (13.77%) C
7 16 (9.58%) C#
8 14 (8.38%) Shell Script
9 13 (7.78%) VC++
10 10 (5.99%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.20%) VBA
12 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Degree
3 1 (0.60%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 92 (55.09%) Oracle
2 9 (5.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.39%) OpenLink
3 5 (2.99%) Solace
4 2 (1.20%) Siemens
4 2 (1.20%) Sybase
5 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.60%) Sophis
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