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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Standard Template Library (STL)
UK
Rank 506 543 532
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Contract jobs citing STL 85 90 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.61% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 58
Median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £701 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £370 £381
% change year-on-year
+10.81% -2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 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
13997 14798 14086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.24% 28.45% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9769 10161 9261
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 240 192
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.32 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

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 1 March 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 16 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 1 March 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 +42 84 £558 +10.17% 37
London +12 67 £588 +8.04% 29
South East +12 13 £353 -6.00% 6
Surrey +12 11 - - 2
Camberley - 11 - - 2
Heathrow -1 9 £360 +2.85%
City of London -7 5 £650 +13.04% 6
South West +1 2 £500 - 2
Docklands, London -4 2 £543 -19.86%
Hampshire - 2 £353 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £410 -
County Antrim - 1 £410 -
Belfast - 1 £410 -
Romsey - 1 £380 -
Southampton - 1 £325 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 March 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.

1 183 (99.46%) C++
2 112 (60.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 111 (60.33%) Unix
4 101 (54.89%) SQL
5 95 (51.63%) Multithreading
6 91 (49.46%) Linux
7 83 (45.11%) Software Engineering
8 69 (37.50%) Oracle
9 58 (31.52%) Perl
9 58 (31.52%) OO
9 58 (31.52%) Electronic Trading
10 54 (29.35%) Low Latency
11 47 (25.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (24.46%) Python
12 45 (24.46%) Algorithmic Trading
13 38 (20.65%) Banking
13 38 (20.65%) Algorithms
14 37 (20.11%) Java
15 36 (19.57%) High Availability
16 32 (17.39%) Release Management
16 32 (17.39%) Front Office
17 31 (16.85%) Risk Management
17 31 (16.85%) OLTP
18 30 (16.30%) Finance
19 29 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
19 29 (15.76%) VoIP
20 27 (14.67%) SDLC
21 24 (13.04%) XML
22 23 (12.50%) Database Tuning
22 23 (12.50%) 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 (3.80%) Apache Qpid
1 7 (3.80%) Confluence
2 2 (1.09%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.54%) MS Project
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Summit
1 1 (0.54%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.76%) VoIP
2 22 (11.96%) Asterisk PBX
2 22 (11.96%) Diameter Protocol
2 22 (11.96%) GSM
2 22 (11.96%) LTE
2 22 (11.96%) PBX
2 22 (11.96%) RANAP
2 22 (11.96%) RTP
2 22 (11.96%) UMTS
3 16 (8.70%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.80%) AMQP
6 4 (2.17%) GGSN
6 4 (2.17%) MGW
6 4 (2.17%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.85%) OLTP
2 23 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.09%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.09%) Big Data
5 2 (1.09%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.54%) KDB
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (12.50%) GDB
2 22 (11.96%) GCC
2 22 (11.96%) Subversion
2 22 (11.96%) Trac
3 8 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.80%) Bitbucket
4 7 (3.80%) CMake
4 7 (3.80%) GoogleTest
4 7 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.80%) JIRA
4 7 (3.80%) Valgrind
5 6 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.09%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.09%) NuGet
7 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
General
1 38 (20.65%) Banking
2 32 (17.39%) Front Office
3 30 (16.30%) Finance
4 22 (11.96%) Investment Banking
4 22 (11.96%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 152 (82.61%) Developer
2 150 (81.52%) C++ Developer
3 43 (23.37%) Software Engineer
4 41 (22.28%) C++ Software Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
5 20 (10.87%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 19 (10.33%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 17 (9.24%) Oracle Developer
7 17 (9.24%) SQL Developer
8 15 (8.15%) C++ Software Developer
8 15 (8.15%) Linux Developer
9 14 (7.61%) Architect
9 14 (7.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 14 (7.61%) Linux Engineer
9 14 (7.61%) Linux Software Architect
9 14 (7.61%) Oracle Architect
9 14 (7.61%) Software Architect
10 13 (7.07%) Unix Developer
11 11 (5.98%) C++/Java Developer
11 11 (5.98%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (60.87%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 24 (13.04%) XML
3 16 (8.70%) Middleware
4 12 (6.52%) Swing
5 10 (5.43%) Web Services
6 9 (4.89%) EJB
6 9 (4.89%) J2EE
7 7 (3.80%) CSS
7 7 (3.80%) HTML
7 7 (3.80%) JSP
7 7 (3.80%) XML Schema
7 7 (3.80%) XSLT
8 4 (2.17%) .NET
8 4 (2.17%) CORBA
9 3 (1.63%) ATL
9 3 (1.63%) Qt
10 2 (1.09%) Entity Framework
10 2 (1.09%) LINQ
10 2 (1.09%) SignalR
10 2 (1.09%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (20.65%) Algorithms
3 15 (8.15%) Fixed Income
4 14 (7.61%) N-Tier
5 7 (3.80%) Embedded Systems
5 7 (3.80%) Market Risk
6 6 (3.26%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.72%) Derivative
8 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.17%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.17%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.09%) User Experience
11 1 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.54%) Equities
11 1 (0.54%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 111 (60.33%) Unix
2 91 (49.46%) Linux
3 14 (7.61%) Solaris
4 13 (7.07%) Windows
5 7 (3.80%) CentOS
6 4 (2.17%) Android
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (51.63%) Multithreading
2 83 (45.11%) Software Engineering
3 58 (31.52%) Electronic Trading
3 58 (31.52%) OO
4 54 (29.35%) Low Latency
5 45 (24.46%) Algorithmic Trading
6 36 (19.57%) High Availability
7 32 (17.39%) Release Management
8 31 (16.85%) Risk Management
9 29 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (14.67%) SDLC
11 23 (12.50%) Database Tuning
12 22 (11.96%) Cross-Platform Development
13 21 (11.41%) Multithreaded Programming
14 15 (8.15%) UML
15 14 (7.61%) E-Commerce
16 11 (5.98%) Scrum
16 11 (5.98%) Unit Testing
17 10 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
18 9 (4.89%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 183 (99.46%) C++
2 101 (54.89%) SQL
3 58 (31.52%) Perl
4 45 (24.46%) Python
5 37 (20.11%) Java
6 20 (10.87%) C
7 9 (4.89%) C#
7 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.35%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 7 (3.80%) Ruby
10 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.09%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.54%) Korn
12 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.78%) Degree
2 13 (7.07%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.70%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (3.80%) Docker
Vendors
1 69 (37.50%) Oracle
2 22 (11.96%) Cisco
2 22 (11.96%) Solace
3 12 (6.52%) TIBCO
4 11 (5.98%) Cognizant
5 7 (3.80%) Google
6 5 (2.72%) Talarian
7 2 (1.09%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.54%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
8 1 (0.54%) Reuters
8 1 (0.54%) SmartStream
8 1 (0.54%) SunGard
8 1 (0.54%) Thunderhead
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