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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 551 530 544
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +14
Contract jobs citing STL 89 105 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.70% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 78 59
Average daily rate £575 £500 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Average hourly rate £42.45 £38.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £37.65 £39.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.85 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.45 £38.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.98% -10.00%

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -41 83 £578 +15.50% 30
London -34 53 £600 +2.12% 9
South East -13 18 £350 +4.47% 10
South West +2 11 - - 3
Middlesex - 10 £350 -
Somerset - 10 - - 2
Yeovil - 10 - -
City of London +41 7 £575 -4.16% 5
Surrey -12 6 - - 4
Guildford +4 5 - -
South Wales - 2 £350 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £350 - 1
Wales - 2 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 - -
Oxford +6 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 £375 +11.94% 2
Edinburgh -8 1 - -
Scotland -18 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 5
Canary Wharf - 1 £685 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 4

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 160 (96.39%) C++
2 103 (62.05%) Linux
3 95 (57.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 87 (52.41%) Unix
5 84 (50.60%) Oracle
6 80 (48.19%) Multithreading
7 78 (46.99%) Software Engineering
8 75 (45.18%) SQL
8 75 (45.18%) OO
9 55 (33.13%) Perl
10 47 (28.31%) Python
11 45 (27.11%) SDLC
12 41 (24.70%) Windows
13 38 (22.89%) OLTP
14 32 (19.28%) Front Office
14 32 (19.28%) Release Management
15 30 (18.07%) C#
16 29 (17.47%) MFC
17 28 (16.87%) Oracle Database
18 26 (15.66%) Finance
19 25 (15.06%) .NET
19 25 (15.06%) Database Tuning
20 24 (14.46%) MySQL
20 24 (14.46%) Derivative
21 23 (13.86%) C
21 23 (13.86%) Java
22 22 (13.25%) Low Latency
22 22 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
23 20 (12.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 19 (11.45%) Electronic Trading

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 6 (3.61%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.81%) Apache
2 3 (1.81%) Confluence
2 3 (1.81%) JBoss
2 3 (1.81%) 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 14 (8.43%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.42%) Diameter Protocol
1 9 (5.42%) GSM
1 9 (5.42%) LTE
1 9 (5.42%) RANAP
1 9 (5.42%) RTP
1 9 (5.42%) UMTS
1 9 (5.42%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (4.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.81%) Profibus
4 2 (1.20%) CTI
4 2 (1.20%) GPRS
4 2 (1.20%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.89%) OLTP
2 28 (16.87%) Oracle Database
3 24 (14.46%) MySQL
4 18 (10.84%) SQL Server
5 15 (9.04%) Relational Database
6 14 (8.43%) RDBMS
7 6 (3.61%) ObjectStore
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (8.43%) Subversion
2 12 (7.23%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.63%) Trac
4 7 (4.22%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.81%) JIRA
6 3 (1.81%) JUnit
6 3 (1.81%) Maven
6 3 (1.81%) Mockito
6 3 (1.81%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.20%) GCC
7 2 (1.20%) GDB
7 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.20%) Moq
8 1 (0.60%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.60%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (19.28%) Front Office
2 26 (15.66%) Finance
3 12 (7.23%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 131 (78.92%) Developer
2 115 (69.28%) C++ Developer
3 58 (34.94%) Linux Developer
3 58 (34.94%) Unix Developer
4 55 (33.13%) Oracle Developer
5 40 (24.10%) Software Engineer
6 26 (15.66%) C++ Software Engineer
7 24 (14.46%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (14.46%) MySQL Developer
7 24 (14.46%) Unix Engineer
8 23 (13.86%) SQL Developer
8 23 (13.86%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 16 (9.64%) Front Office Developer
10 13 (7.83%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
10 13 (7.83%) Electronic Trading Developer
11 12 (7.23%) C++ Software Developer
11 12 (7.23%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 12 (7.23%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 12 (7.23%) Low Latency C++ Developer
12 11 (6.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (57.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 29 (17.47%) MFC
3 25 (15.06%) .NET
4 13 (7.83%) ATL
5 8 (4.82%) XML
6 6 (3.61%) Django
6 6 (3.61%) Twisted
6 6 (3.61%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (3.61%) ZeroMQ
7 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.41%) CSS
7 4 (2.41%) Middleware
7 4 (2.41%) Web Services
7 4 (2.41%) WPF
8 3 (1.81%) COM
8 3 (1.81%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.81%) JSF
8 3 (1.81%) JSP
8 3 (1.81%) Servlets
8 3 (1.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.46%) Derivative
2 20 (12.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (9.64%) Fixed Income
4 12 (7.23%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.63%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.42%) Credit Derivative
6 9 (5.42%) N-Tier
7 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.41%) Equities
9 3 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.81%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.60%) Clustering
10 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 103 (62.05%) Linux
2 87 (52.41%) Unix
3 41 (24.70%) Windows
4 4 (2.41%) Android
4 4 (2.41%) Solaris
5 3 (1.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (48.19%) Multithreading
2 78 (46.99%) Software Engineering
3 75 (45.18%) OO
4 45 (27.11%) SDLC
5 32 (19.28%) Release Management
6 25 (15.06%) Database Tuning
7 22 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (13.25%) Low Latency
8 19 (11.45%) Electronic Trading
9 18 (10.84%) OOP
10 15 (9.04%) High Availability
11 14 (8.43%) Risk Management
11 14 (8.43%) UML
12 13 (7.83%) ETRM
13 12 (7.23%) Cross-Platform Development
14 11 (6.63%) OOD
15 10 (6.02%) Unit Testing
16 9 (5.42%) Use Case
17 8 (4.82%) Configuration Management
18 7 (4.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 160 (96.39%) C++
2 75 (45.18%) SQL
3 55 (33.13%) Perl
4 47 (28.31%) Python
5 30 (18.07%) C#
6 23 (13.86%) C
6 23 (13.86%) Java
7 18 (10.84%) VC++
8 8 (4.82%) Shell Script
9 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.02%) 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 84 (50.60%) Oracle
2 14 (8.43%) OpenLink
3 10 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.41%) Solace
5 3 (1.81%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.20%) Siemens
6 2 (1.20%) Sybase
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Michael Bailey Associates
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