The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Task Parallel Library skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Task Parallel Library over the 3 months to 24 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.

Task Parallel Library (TPL)
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 162 205
Rank change year-on-year +9 +43  
Contract jobs citing Task Parallel Library 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.089% 0.052%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Median daily rate £575 £613 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.12% +37.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £400
% change year-on-year - +31.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Task Parallel Library 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 1235 1179 1724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.81% 34.85% 29.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1006 1014 1396
Median daily rate £500 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +5.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 11
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 £21.50 £20.00 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.86 £20.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Task Parallel Library
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Task Parallel Library as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Task Parallel Library in the City of London

Task Parallel Library
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 Task Parallel Library in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Task Parallel Library in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Task Parallel Library 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 Task Parallel Library.

1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
1 22 (100.00%) TDD
1 22 (100.00%) WCF
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
1 22 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 17 (77.27%) OO
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 10 (45.45%) MVVM
4 10 (45.45%) Hedge funds
4 10 (45.45%) Front Office
5 7 (31.82%) MVC
5 7 (31.82%) CSS
5 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (31.82%) Web Development
6 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
6 6 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (22.73%) Reinsurance
7 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 5 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
7 5 (22.73%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
7 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (22.73%) Banking
7 5 (22.73%) LINQ

Task Parallel Library
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) SpecFlow
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (77.27%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) Front Office
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (54.55%) Senior C# Developer
2 12 (54.55%) Senior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst Developer
3 5 (22.73%) C# WPF Developer
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) SQL Developer
3 5 (22.73%) WPF Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) WCF
1 22 (100.00%) WPF
2 7 (31.82%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) Caliburn.Micro
3 5 (22.73%) Entity Framework
3 5 (22.73%) LINQ
3 5 (22.73%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Hedge funds
2 6 (27.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (22.73%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (22.73%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 22 (100.00%) TDD
2 17 (77.27%) OO
3 10 (45.45%) MVVM
3 10 (45.45%) Unit Testing
4 7 (31.82%) MVC
4 7 (31.82%) Web Development
5 6 (27.27%) Multithreaded Programming
5 6 (27.27%) Performance Optimisation
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (22.73%) Inversion of Control
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.55%) Greeks
8 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Sybase