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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 579 540 515
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -25
Contract jobs citing STL 55 124 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.76% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 92 83
Median daily rate £450 £463 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -22.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £41.00 £34.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.41% -13.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £34.63 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+18.41% -4.48%

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
15889 16310 15708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 27.96% 27.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11016 11043 9971
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 289 217
Median hourly rate £40.50 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.68 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £52.17 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

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 27 August 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 17 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 27 August 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 -52 55 £450 -2.70% 20
London -43 38 £650 +18.18% 8
South East 0 16 £350 - 11
Middlesex -3 10 £350 -
City of London +24 6 £650 +4.00%
Surrey +3 3 - - 2
Camberley - 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +28 1 - -
East of England +22 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £319 -37.75%
Berkshire +4 1 - - 3
Horsham +1 1 £450 +38.46%
West Sussex -2 1 £450 +38.46% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 133 (100.00%) C++
2 87 (65.41%) SQL
3 85 (63.91%) Linux
4 82 (61.65%) Unix
5 80 (60.15%) Oracle
6 71 (53.38%) Software Engineering
7 67 (50.38%) OO
8 63 (47.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 57 (42.86%) Perl
10 47 (35.34%) Python
11 43 (32.33%) Multithreading
12 42 (31.58%) Release Management
13 41 (30.83%) OLTP
14 39 (29.32%) Java
15 30 (22.56%) SDLC
16 24 (18.05%) Database Tuning
16 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
17 21 (15.79%) Windows
18 19 (14.29%) C
19 17 (12.78%) UML
20 16 (12.03%) OOD
20 16 (12.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 15 (11.28%) Finance
21 15 (11.28%) MySQL
22 14 (10.53%) ObjectStore
22 14 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
22 14 (10.53%) WebSphere
22 14 (10.53%) Django
22 14 (10.53%) ZeroMQ
22 14 (10.53%) Twisted

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 (10.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.26%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (2.26%) Diameter Protocol
2 3 (2.26%) GSM
2 3 (2.26%) LTE
2 3 (2.26%) PBX
2 3 (2.26%) RANAP
2 3 (2.26%) RTP
2 3 (2.26%) UMTS
2 3 (2.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.83%) OLTP
2 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.28%) MySQL
4 14 (10.53%) ObjectStore
5 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.01%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (2.26%) GCC
3 3 (2.26%) GDB
3 3 (2.26%) Subversion
3 3 (2.26%) Trac
4 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Front Office
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (88.72%) Developer
2 108 (81.20%) C++ Developer
3 48 (36.09%) Oracle Developer
4 46 (34.59%) Linux Developer
5 41 (30.83%) Unix Developer
6 32 (24.06%) Software Engineer
7 26 (19.55%) C++ Software Engineer
8 24 (18.05%) C++/Java Developer
8 24 (18.05%) Java Developer
9 20 (15.04%) C++ Software Developer
10 19 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 18 (13.53%) Linux Engineer
12 17 (12.78%) SQL Developer
13 16 (12.03%) Python Developer
14 15 (11.28%) MySQL Developer
15 10 (7.52%) Quantitative Developer
16 9 (6.77%) Unix Engineer
16 9 (6.77%) Unix Linux Engineer
17 8 (6.02%) Linux Software Architect
17 8 (6.02%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (47.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 14 (10.53%) Django
2 14 (10.53%) Twisted
2 14 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 14 (10.53%) ZeroMQ
3 12 (9.02%) MFC
3 12 (9.02%) Swing
4 7 (5.26%) CSS
4 7 (5.26%) EJB
4 7 (5.26%) HTML
4 7 (5.26%) J2EE
4 7 (5.26%) JSP
4 7 (5.26%) Web Services
4 7 (5.26%) XML
4 7 (5.26%) XML Schema
4 7 (5.26%) XSLT
5 4 (3.01%) Middleware
6 3 (2.26%) RESTful
6 3 (2.26%) Spring
7 2 (1.50%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 11 (8.27%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.77%) Fixed Income
4 7 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.51%) Derivative
6 4 (3.01%) Equities
6 4 (3.01%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.26%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 85 (63.91%) Linux
2 82 (61.65%) Unix
3 21 (15.79%) Windows
4 4 (3.01%) Android
5 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (53.38%) Software Engineering
2 67 (50.38%) OO
3 43 (32.33%) Multithreading
4 42 (31.58%) Release Management
5 30 (22.56%) SDLC
6 24 (18.05%) Database Tuning
7 17 (12.78%) UML
8 16 (12.03%) OOD
9 7 (5.26%) Electronic Trading
9 7 (5.26%) High Availability
9 7 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 7 (5.26%) Regression Testing
9 7 (5.26%) Risk Management
9 7 (5.26%) Validation
10 6 (4.51%) Algorithmic Trading
10 6 (4.51%) Unit Testing
11 5 (3.76%) Analytics
12 4 (3.01%) Configuration Management
12 4 (3.01%) Use Case
13 3 (2.26%) Cross-Platform Development
Programming Languages
1 133 (100.00%) C++
2 87 (65.41%) SQL
3 57 (42.86%) Perl
4 47 (35.34%) Python
5 39 (29.32%) Java
6 19 (14.29%) C
7 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.26%) C#
9 3 (2.26%) VC++
10 2 (1.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Degree
Vendors
1 80 (60.15%) Oracle
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.01%) Solace
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco
5 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.75%) OpenLink
5 1 (0.75%) Reuters
5 1 (0.75%) Sophis
5 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
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