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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 572 515 537
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +22
Contract jobs citing STL 79 109 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.75% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 84 49
Median daily rate £575 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £340 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £675 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.50 £39.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.97 £38.70 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.13 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+9.66% -11.76%

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
14868 14585 14718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.77% 26.94% 27.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9574 9788
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 203 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.53 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -38 76 £575 +4.54% 32
London -36 54 £600 - 14
South East -5 15 £350 +4.47% 10
Middlesex +7 11 £350 -
City of London +30 7 £575 -8.00% 5
South West -2 7 - - 2
Somerset - 6 - - 1
Yeovil - 6 - -
Guildford +5 2 - - 3
Surrey -9 2 - - 5
Berkshire -14 1 £250 -25.37% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £685 -
Slough - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 161 (96.41%) C++
2 106 (63.47%) Linux
3 93 (55.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 90 (53.89%) Oracle
5 89 (53.29%) Unix
6 81 (48.50%) SQL
7 80 (47.90%) OO
8 78 (46.71%) Software Engineering
9 74 (44.31%) Multithreading
10 58 (34.73%) Perl
11 52 (31.14%) Python
12 44 (26.35%) SDLC
13 42 (25.15%) Windows
14 41 (24.55%) OLTP
15 34 (20.36%) Release Management
16 29 (17.37%) Java
17 28 (16.77%) MFC
17 28 (16.77%) Oracle Database
18 27 (16.17%) Front Office
18 27 (16.17%) Finance
19 26 (15.57%) C#
20 25 (14.97%) MySQL
20 25 (14.97%) Database Tuning
21 24 (14.37%) C
22 22 (13.17%) .NET
23 21 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
23 21 (12.57%) Derivative
24 19 (11.38%) Low Latency
25 18 (10.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
26 17 (10.18%) OOP

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 9 (5.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.80%) Apache
2 3 (1.80%) Confluence
2 3 (1.80%) JBoss
2 3 (1.80%) 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 13 (7.78%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) Diameter Protocol
1 9 (5.39%) GSM
1 9 (5.39%) LTE
1 9 (5.39%) RANAP
1 9 (5.39%) RTP
1 9 (5.39%) UMTS
1 9 (5.39%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.80%) Profibus
4 2 (1.20%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (24.55%) OLTP
2 28 (16.77%) Oracle Database
3 25 (14.97%) MySQL
4 16 (9.58%) Relational Database
4 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
5 15 (8.98%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.39%) ObjectStore
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Subversion
2 12 (7.19%) Visual Studio
3 11 (6.59%) Trac
4 7 (4.19%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.80%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.80%) JIRA
6 3 (1.80%) JUnit
6 3 (1.80%) Maven
6 3 (1.80%) Mockito
6 3 (1.80%) NetBeans
7 2 (1.20%) GCC
7 2 (1.20%) GDB
8 1 (0.60%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.60%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (16.17%) Finance
1 27 (16.17%) Front Office
2 12 (7.19%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.99%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 135 (80.84%) Developer
2 118 (70.66%) C++ Developer
3 60 (35.93%) Linux Developer
3 60 (35.93%) Unix Developer
4 58 (34.73%) Oracle Developer
5 42 (25.15%) Software Engineer
6 29 (17.37%) C++ Software Engineer
7 25 (14.97%) MySQL Developer
8 24 (14.37%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (13.77%) SQL Developer
9 23 (13.77%) Unix Engineer
9 23 (13.77%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 16 (9.58%) Front Office Developer
10 16 (9.58%) Java Developer
11 14 (8.38%) C++ Software Developer
11 14 (8.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 13 (7.78%) C++/Java Developer
13 12 (7.19%) Front Office C++ Developer
14 11 (6.59%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
14 11 (6.59%) Electronic Trading Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (55.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 28 (16.77%) MFC
3 22 (13.17%) .NET
4 12 (7.19%) ATL
5 9 (5.39%) Django
5 9 (5.39%) Twisted
5 9 (5.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (5.39%) ZeroMQ
6 7 (4.19%) XML
7 5 (2.99%) CSS
7 5 (2.99%) Web Services
8 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.40%) JSP
8 4 (2.40%) Middleware
8 4 (2.40%) Swing
8 4 (2.40%) WPF
9 3 (1.80%) Java EE
9 3 (1.80%) JSTL
9 3 (1.80%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.80%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.57%) Derivative
2 18 (10.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (9.58%) Fixed Income
4 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.99%) Algorithms
6 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.79%) N-Tier
8 7 (4.19%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (2.40%) Equities
10 3 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.60%) Clustering
12 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 106 (63.47%) Linux
2 89 (53.29%) Unix
3 42 (25.15%) Windows
4 4 (2.40%) Android
5 3 (1.80%) Solaris
5 3 (1.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.90%) OO
2 78 (46.71%) Software Engineering
3 74 (44.31%) Multithreading
4 44 (26.35%) SDLC
5 34 (20.36%) Release Management
6 25 (14.97%) Database Tuning
7 21 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (11.38%) Low Latency
9 17 (10.18%) OOP
10 15 (8.98%) Electronic Trading
10 15 (8.98%) UML
11 14 (8.38%) High Availability
12 13 (7.78%) OOD
13 12 (7.19%) Cross-Platform Development
13 12 (7.19%) ETRM
13 12 (7.19%) Unit Testing
14 11 (6.59%) Risk Management
15 9 (5.39%) Use Case
16 8 (4.79%) Configuration Management
17 7 (4.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 161 (96.41%) C++
2 81 (48.50%) SQL
3 58 (34.73%) Perl
4 52 (31.14%) Python
5 29 (17.37%) Java
6 26 (15.57%) C#
7 24 (14.37%) C
8 17 (10.18%) VC++
9 11 (6.59%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.59%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) 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 90 (53.89%) Oracle
2 13 (7.78%) OpenLink
3 8 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.40%) Solace
5 2 (1.20%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.20%) Siemens
5 2 (1.20%) Sybase
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + excellent daily based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago