The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 547 517 517
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing STL 81 92 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 0.66% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 42
Average daily rate £500 £500 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £340 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £701 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £37.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +0.60%

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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 77 £503 +0.60% 45
London +1 47 £588 +6.81% 14
South East +16 26 £350 -5.08% 22
Middlesex +9 13 £350 -6.66%
Surrey +4 9 - - 8
Guildford +14 8 - - 4
City of London +52 5 £595 +16.09% 4
Berkshire +7 3 £375 +11.94% 7
Scotland -15 3 £375 +3.44% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £375 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Leicester - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 - - 1
Docklands, London - 2 £677 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £638 -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £370 - 1
Newport - 1 £370 -
South Wales - 1 £370 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £250 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing STL 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 STL.

1 168 (96.55%) C++
2 110 (63.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 104 (59.77%) Multithreading
4 103 (59.20%) Linux
5 98 (56.32%) Unix
6 89 (51.15%) SQL
7 83 (47.70%) Oracle
8 64 (36.78%) Perl
9 57 (32.76%) OO
10 50 (28.74%) Software Engineering
11 39 (22.41%) Front Office
12 37 (21.26%) Low Latency
13 35 (20.11%) Windows
14 34 (19.54%) Python
15 33 (18.97%) C#
15 33 (18.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 32 (18.39%) SDLC
17 30 (17.24%) Oracle Database
18 29 (16.67%) C
19 27 (15.52%) OLTP
20 26 (14.94%) .NET
21 24 (13.79%) Database Tuning
21 24 (13.79%) Release Management
22 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
22 23 (13.22%) Finance
23 21 (12.07%) Derivative
24 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
25 17 (9.77%) OOP
25 17 (9.77%) E-Commerce
25 17 (9.77%) Investment Banking

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing STL 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 STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.72%) Apache
1 3 (1.72%) Confluence
1 3 (1.72%) JBoss
1 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.57%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.57%) MS Office
1 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (6.90%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.75%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.60%) Diameter Protocol
2 8 (4.60%) GSM
2 8 (4.60%) LTE
2 8 (4.60%) RANAP
2 8 (4.60%) RTP
2 8 (4.60%) UMTS
2 8 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.45%) CTI
3 6 (3.45%) Network Security
4 3 (1.72%) HTTP
4 3 (1.72%) Profibus
5 2 (1.15%) GPRS
6 1 (0.57%) 2G
6 1 (0.57%) 3G
6 1 (0.57%) 3GPP
6 1 (0.57%) CDMA
6 1 (0.57%) SCCP
6 1 (0.57%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.24%) Oracle Database
2 27 (15.52%) OLTP
3 18 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 17 (9.77%) Relational Database
5 16 (9.20%) RDBMS
6 14 (8.05%) MySQL
7 5 (2.87%) NewSQL
7 5 (2.87%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.15%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.32%) Subversion
2 8 (4.60%) Trac
3 7 (4.02%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.45%) Moq
5 5 (2.87%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.72%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.72%) JIRA
7 3 (1.72%) JUnit
7 3 (1.72%) Maven
7 3 (1.72%) Mockito
7 3 (1.72%) NetBeans
8 2 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.57%) CasperJS
9 1 (0.57%) GDB
9 1 (0.57%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 39 (22.41%) Front Office
2 23 (13.22%) Finance
3 17 (9.77%) Banking
3 17 (9.77%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
6 1 (0.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 151 (86.78%) Developer
2 134 (77.01%) C++ Developer
3 53 (30.46%) Unix Developer
4 42 (24.14%) Oracle Developer
5 35 (20.11%) Linux Developer
6 31 (17.82%) Unix Engineer
7 29 (16.67%) Software Engineer
8 25 (14.37%) C++ Software Developer
9 24 (13.79%) C++ Software Engineer
10 23 (13.22%) Software Developer
11 18 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
11 18 (10.34%) SQL Developer
11 18 (10.34%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 16 (9.20%) Developer/Software Engineer
13 13 (7.47%) MySQL Developer
14 10 (5.75%) Front Office Developer
15 6 (3.45%) Front Office C++ Developer
16 5 (2.87%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
16 5 (2.87%) Electronic Trading Developer
16 5 (2.87%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (63.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 26 (14.94%) .NET
3 14 (8.05%) MFC
4 11 (6.32%) ATL
5 10 (5.75%) XML
6 7 (4.02%) COM
6 7 (4.02%) REST
6 7 (4.02%) WCF
7 6 (3.45%) LINQ
7 6 (3.45%) NHibernate
7 6 (3.45%) SOAP
8 4 (2.30%) CSS
8 4 (2.30%) Web Services
9 3 (1.72%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.72%) Java EE
9 3 (1.72%) JSF
9 3 (1.72%) JSP
9 3 (1.72%) JSTL
9 3 (1.72%) Servlets
9 3 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 21 (12.07%) Derivative
3 11 (6.32%) Fixed Income
4 7 (4.02%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.02%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.72%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.72%) Equities
8 2 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.15%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.15%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.57%) Clustering
9 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.57%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.57%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 103 (59.20%) Linux
2 98 (56.32%) Unix
3 35 (20.11%) Windows
4 14 (8.05%) Solaris
5 2 (1.15%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (59.77%) Multithreading
2 57 (32.76%) OO
3 50 (28.74%) Software Engineering
4 37 (21.26%) Low Latency
5 32 (18.39%) SDLC
6 24 (13.79%) Database Tuning
6 24 (13.79%) Release Management
7 23 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (9.77%) E-Commerce
8 17 (9.77%) OOP
8 17 (9.77%) Risk Management
9 13 (7.47%) Electronic Trading
10 12 (6.90%) OOD
11 10 (5.75%) ETRM
11 10 (5.75%) High Availability
12 7 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.45%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.45%) Performance Testing
13 6 (3.45%) Straight-Through Processing
13 6 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 168 (96.55%) C++
2 89 (51.15%) SQL
3 64 (36.78%) Perl
4 34 (19.54%) Python
5 33 (18.97%) C#
6 29 (16.67%) C
7 12 (6.90%) VC++
8 11 (6.32%) Java
9 9 (5.17%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
10 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.72%) VBA
12 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.57%) VB
12 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.57%) PhD
2 1 (0.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (47.70%) Oracle
2 12 (6.90%) OpenLink
3 8 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.45%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.15%) Siemens
5 2 (1.15%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.57%) Dialogic
6 1 (0.57%) NICE Systems
6 1 (0.57%) Tieto
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
caspian one
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leicester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 17 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Guildford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago