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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Standard Template Library (STL)
UK
Rank 487 560 504
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -56
Contract jobs citing STL 105 65 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 40 59
Median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £703 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -3.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -3.61%

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
13729 14466 13888
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.68% 29.00% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9931 9409
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 258 184
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +11.94%

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 16 January 2017.

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 18 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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +56 104 £550 +10.00% 21
London +27 75 £575 -2.12% 13
South East +19 21 £375 +7.14% 5
Surrey +26 12 - - 2
Camberley - 12 - - 2
City of London -1 11 £650 +4.00% 1
Hampshire +18 4 - - 1
Middlesex -5 4 £375 +7.14%
Hillingdon - 3 £375 -
South West - 2 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 -
County Antrim -19 1 £410 -3.52%
Belfast -19 1 £410 -3.52%
Northern Ireland -20 1 £410 -3.52%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £543 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 173 (98.86%) C++
2 105 (60.00%) Unix
3 101 (57.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 96 (54.86%) SQL
5 93 (53.14%) Linux
6 83 (47.43%) Software Engineering
7 79 (45.14%) Multithreading
8 68 (38.86%) Oracle
9 66 (37.71%) Perl
10 60 (34.29%) OO
11 49 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
12 44 (25.14%) Python
13 43 (24.57%) Low Latency
14 39 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 38 (21.71%) Algorithmic Trading
16 37 (21.14%) High Availability
17 35 (20.00%) Algorithms
17 35 (20.00%) Banking
17 35 (20.00%) Release Management
18 34 (19.43%) Java
19 32 (18.29%) OLTP
20 30 (17.14%) Finance
21 29 (16.57%) Front Office
22 28 (16.00%) Risk Management
22 28 (16.00%) VoIP
23 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
24 26 (14.86%) SDLC
25 24 (13.71%) Oracle Database
25 24 (13.71%) Database Tuning
26 22 (12.57%) GDB

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 7 (4.00%) Apache Qpid
1 7 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (1.14%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.14%) MS Project
1 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Summit
1 1 (0.57%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.00%) VoIP
2 21 (12.00%) Asterisk PBX
2 21 (12.00%) Diameter Protocol
2 21 (12.00%) GSM
2 21 (12.00%) LTE
2 21 (12.00%) PBX
2 21 (12.00%) RANAP
2 21 (12.00%) RTP
2 21 (12.00%) UMTS
3 11 (6.29%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.57%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.29%) OLTP
2 24 (13.71%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.14%) Big Data
6 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) KDB
Development Applications
1 22 (12.57%) GDB
2 21 (12.00%) GCC
2 21 (12.00%) Subversion
2 21 (12.00%) Trac
3 7 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 7 (4.00%) CMake
3 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.00%) GoogleTest
3 7 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.00%) JIRA
3 7 (4.00%) Valgrind
4 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 35 (20.00%) Banking
2 30 (17.14%) Finance
3 29 (16.57%) Front Office
4 21 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 20 (11.43%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.29%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.14%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (82.29%) Developer
2 140 (80.00%) C++ Developer
3 40 (22.86%) Software Engineer
4 38 (21.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (9.14%) Low Latency C++ Developer
5 16 (9.14%) Oracle Developer
6 14 (8.00%) C++ Software Developer
6 14 (8.00%) Linux Developer
6 14 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 13 (7.43%) Architect
7 13 (7.43%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
7 13 (7.43%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 13 (7.43%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (7.43%) Linux Software Architect
7 13 (7.43%) Oracle Architect
7 13 (7.43%) Software Architect
8 11 (6.29%) C++/Java Developer
8 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.29%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (57.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 19 (10.86%) XML
3 13 (7.43%) Middleware
3 13 (7.43%) Swing
4 12 (6.86%) Web Services
5 11 (6.29%) EJB
5 11 (6.29%) J2EE
6 9 (5.14%) CSS
6 9 (5.14%) HTML
6 9 (5.14%) JSP
6 9 (5.14%) XML Schema
6 9 (5.14%) XSLT
7 4 (2.29%) Spring
8 3 (1.71%) ATL
8 3 (1.71%) CORBA
8 3 (1.71%) Qt
9 2 (1.14%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.14%) Java EE
9 2 (1.14%) RESTful
10 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 12 (6.86%) Fixed Income
4 11 (6.29%) N-Tier
5 7 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.86%) Derivative
8 4 (2.29%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.29%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.14%) Grid Computing
10 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.57%) Equities
11 1 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 105 (60.00%) Unix
2 93 (53.14%) Linux
3 14 (8.00%) Solaris
4 9 (5.14%) Windows
5 7 (4.00%) CentOS
6 2 (1.14%) Android
6 2 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (47.43%) Software Engineering
2 79 (45.14%) Multithreading
3 60 (34.29%) OO
4 49 (28.00%) Electronic Trading
5 43 (24.57%) Low Latency
6 38 (21.71%) Algorithmic Trading
7 37 (21.14%) High Availability
8 35 (20.00%) Release Management
9 28 (16.00%) Risk Management
10 27 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (14.86%) SDLC
12 24 (13.71%) Database Tuning
13 21 (12.00%) Cross-Platform Development
14 18 (10.29%) Multithreaded Programming
15 14 (8.00%) E-Commerce
15 14 (8.00%) UML
16 10 (5.71%) Scrum
17 9 (5.14%) Regression Testing
17 9 (5.14%) Unit Testing
18 7 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 173 (98.86%) C++
2 96 (54.86%) SQL
3 66 (37.71%) Perl
4 44 (25.14%) Python
5 34 (19.43%) Java
6 19 (10.86%) C
7 11 (6.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (5.71%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.00%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.00%) Ruby
10 4 (2.29%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (9.71%) Degree
2 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.57%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.57%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (4.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 68 (38.86%) Oracle
2 21 (12.00%) Cisco
3 17 (9.71%) Solace
4 11 (6.29%) TIBCO
5 8 (4.57%) Cognizant
6 7 (4.00%) Google
7 5 (2.86%) Talarian
8 2 (1.14%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.14%) Reuters
8 2 (1.14%) SmartStream
8 2 (1.14%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.57%) SunGard
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £800 - £1000 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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