The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for STL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STL over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Standard Template Library (STL)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 159 193
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34  
Contract jobs citing STL 2 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.12% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.34% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 17
Median daily rate £663 £650 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.92% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £573 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £834 £701 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £335 £335
% change year-on-year +29.37% -0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% +21.28%  

STL is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1241 1176 1734
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.97% 35.19% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3876 4001 4991
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 38
Median hourly rate £24.36 £20.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.80% -17.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £19.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.29 £21.00 £193.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing STL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for STL in the City of London

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing STL in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in the City of London

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STL in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STL in the City of London

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for STL.

1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 5 (83.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
3 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
4 3 (50.00%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Front Office
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Derivative
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) MiFID
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 1 (16.67%) Middleware
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) OOP

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Low Latency C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Real Time Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 3 (50.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) Derivative
4 1 (16.67%) Fixed Income
4 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (16.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Low Latency
2 3 (50.00%) Algorithmic Trading
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Multithreaded Programming
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Process Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) MiFID
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Solace