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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 587 542 502
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -40
Contract jobs citing STL 66 121 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 87 96
Median daily rate £575 £525 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Median hourly rate £41.00 £34.63 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.41% -26.32%
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
16430 16374 15779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 28.23% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11390 11281 10291
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 299 178
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.33 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

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 29 September 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 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 29 September 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 -43 66 £575 +9.52% 35
London -52 43 £613 +11.36% 21
South East +18 22 £355 +1.42% 7
Middlesex -1 11 £350 -
Surrey +13 8 - - 3
City of London +8 8 £650 +4.00% 12
Camberley - 7 - - 1
Berkshire +1 2 - - 1
Slough - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +22 1 - - 3
East of England +10 1 - - 4
Guildford +1 1 - - 1
Hayes - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £450 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 3
West Sussex - 1 £450 - 2

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 131 (98.50%) C++
2 95 (71.43%) SQL
3 88 (66.17%) Linux
4 85 (63.91%) Unix
5 78 (58.65%) Oracle
6 67 (50.38%) Software Engineering
7 66 (49.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 65 (48.87%) OO
9 61 (45.86%) Perl
10 44 (33.08%) Python
11 42 (31.58%) Release Management
12 41 (30.83%) Multithreading
13 39 (29.32%) Java
14 37 (27.82%) OLTP
15 29 (21.80%) SDLC
16 24 (18.05%) Database Tuning
16 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
17 21 (15.79%) Windows
18 18 (13.53%) C
19 15 (11.28%) Finance
19 15 (11.28%) UML
19 15 (11.28%) OOD
19 15 (11.28%) Swing
20 13 (9.77%) WebSphere MQ
20 13 (9.77%) ObjectStore
20 13 (9.77%) Front Office
20 13 (9.77%) WebSphere
20 13 (9.77%) Django
20 13 (9.77%) ZeroMQ
20 13 (9.77%) 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 13 (9.77%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (1.50%) MS Project
1 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) Asterisk PBX
1 8 (6.02%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (6.02%) GSM
1 8 (6.02%) LTE
1 8 (6.02%) PBX
1 8 (6.02%) RANAP
1 8 (6.02%) RTP
1 8 (6.02%) UMTS
1 8 (6.02%) VoIP
2 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (27.82%) OLTP
2 24 (18.05%) Oracle Database
3 13 (9.77%) ObjectStore
4 11 (8.27%) MySQL
5 7 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.02%) GCC
1 8 (6.02%) GDB
1 8 (6.02%) Subversion
1 8 (6.02%) Trac
1 8 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.26%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (11.28%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Front Office
3 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.26%) Banking
5 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.50%) Back Office
6 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 118 (88.72%) Developer
2 110 (82.71%) C++ Developer
3 42 (31.58%) Oracle Developer
4 39 (29.32%) Linux Developer
5 32 (24.06%) Unix Developer
6 30 (22.56%) Software Engineer
7 27 (20.30%) C++ Software Engineer
8 24 (18.05%) C++/Java Developer
8 24 (18.05%) Java Developer
9 19 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
10 18 (13.53%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 16 (12.03%) Linux Engineer
11 16 (12.03%) SQL Developer
12 15 (11.28%) Python Developer
13 11 (8.27%) Architect
13 11 (8.27%) Linux Software Architect
13 11 (8.27%) MySQL Developer
13 11 (8.27%) Oracle Architect
13 11 (8.27%) Software Architect
14 7 (5.26%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (49.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (11.28%) Swing
3 13 (9.77%) Django
3 13 (9.77%) Twisted
3 13 (9.77%) WebSphere MQ
3 13 (9.77%) ZeroMQ
4 10 (7.52%) CSS
4 10 (7.52%) EJB
4 10 (7.52%) HTML
4 10 (7.52%) J2EE
4 10 (7.52%) JSP
4 10 (7.52%) Web Services
4 10 (7.52%) XML
4 10 (7.52%) XML Schema
4 10 (7.52%) XSLT
5 4 (3.01%) MFC
5 4 (3.01%) Middleware
6 3 (2.26%) RESTful
6 3 (2.26%) Spring
7 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.26%) Algorithms
5 6 (4.51%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.01%) Derivative
7 3 (2.26%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.50%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.50%) Equities
8 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.75%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 88 (66.17%) Linux
2 85 (63.91%) Unix
3 21 (15.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (50.38%) Software Engineering
2 65 (48.87%) OO
3 42 (31.58%) Release Management
4 41 (30.83%) Multithreading
5 29 (21.80%) SDLC
6 24 (18.05%) Database Tuning
7 15 (11.28%) OOD
7 15 (11.28%) UML
8 12 (9.02%) High Availability
9 8 (6.02%) Cross-Platform Development
9 8 (6.02%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (6.02%) Low Latency
10 7 (5.26%) Algorithmic Trading
11 6 (4.51%) Regression Testing
11 6 (4.51%) Risk Management
11 6 (4.51%) Validation
12 5 (3.76%) High-Frequency Trading
12 5 (3.76%) Unit Testing
13 4 (3.01%) Analytics
14 2 (1.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 131 (98.50%) C++
2 95 (71.43%) SQL
3 61 (45.86%) Perl
4 44 (33.08%) Python
5 39 (29.32%) Java
6 18 (13.53%) C
7 12 (9.02%) Shell Script
8 10 (7.52%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.50%) C#
10 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.75%) VBA
10 1 (0.75%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) MiFID
Vendors
1 78 (58.65%) Oracle
2 8 (6.02%) Cisco
3 5 (3.76%) Solace
4 3 (2.26%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.50%) SmartStream
5 2 (1.50%) Thunderhead
6 1 (0.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.75%) Reuters
6 1 (0.75%) Sophis
6 1 (0.75%) TIBCO
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