Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for STL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited STL over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 717 675 729
Rank change year-on-year -42 +54 -86
Contract jobs citing STL 143 144 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.44% 0.51% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 105 84
England median daily rate £575 £625 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £413 £360 £315
90th Percentile £925 £940 £713
UK median daily rate £575 £615 £575
% change year-on-year -6.50% +6.96% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
England median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +6.01% +21.29%
10th Percentile £41.25 £41.75 £36.25
90th Percentile £48.38 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £45.00 £42.35
% change year-on-year -3.33% +6.26% +16.83%

STL is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,420 28,380 29,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.34% 32.43% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,016 19,675 20,952
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 368 373
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.54% +8.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.13 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +7.01% +4.17%

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing STL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for STL in England

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in England

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STL in England over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STL in England

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in England

STL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the England region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -48 106 £575 -8.00% 32
South East -8 26 £425 +10.39% 16
South West +12 10 £425 - 2
East of England - 1 £450 - 10
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing STL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for STL.

1 143 (100.00%) C++
2 82 (57.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 78 (54.55%) Python
4 76 (53.15%) Oracle
5 75 (52.45%) SQL
6 63 (44.06%) Multithreading
7 56 (39.16%) Linux
8 51 (35.66%) XML
9 48 (33.57%) Front Office
10 47 (32.87%) Unix
10 47 (32.87%) Windows
10 47 (32.87%) C#
11 39 (27.27%) OO
12 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
13 37 (25.87%) Finance
14 35 (24.48%) Fixed Income
14 35 (24.48%) Java
15 34 (23.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 31 (21.68%) Derivative
17 27 (18.88%) Perl
17 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
18 26 (18.18%) Low Latency
18 26 (18.18%) Subversion
19 24 (16.78%) SDLC
20 20 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (13.99%) Banking
21 19 (13.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
21 19 (13.29%) Equity Derivative
21 19 (13.29%) VC++
21 19 (13.29%) RDBMS

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (5.59%) CMS
1 8 (5.59%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.10%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.10%) Confluence
3 3 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.10%) JBoss
3 3 (2.10%) Jetty
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Self-Service HR
3 3 (2.10%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.10%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.40%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Doxygen
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) OpenShift
2 3 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.50%) Diameter Protocol
1 5 (3.50%) GSM
1 5 (3.50%) LTE
1 5 (3.50%) MGW
1 5 (3.50%) RANAP
1 5 (3.50%) SGSN
1 5 (3.50%) UMTS
1 5 (3.50%) VoIP
2 3 (2.10%) Asterisk PBX
2 3 (2.10%) PBX
2 3 (2.10%) RTP
2 3 (2.10%) SSH
3 2 (1.40%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.88%) Relational Database
2 19 (13.29%) RDBMS
3 6 (4.20%) KDB
3 6 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.80%) OLTP
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.10%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
5 3 (2.10%) MySQL
5 3 (2.10%) ObjectStore
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (18.18%) Subversion
2 12 (8.39%) GCC
2 12 (8.39%) GDB
3 10 (6.99%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.29%) Eclipse
5 8 (5.59%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (5.59%) PVCS
6 6 (4.20%) GoogleTest
7 5 (3.50%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (2.80%) Jenkins
9 3 (2.10%) FishEye
9 3 (2.10%) Gradle
9 3 (2.10%) Hudson
9 3 (2.10%) JIRA
9 3 (2.10%) Maven
9 3 (2.10%) Mercurial
9 3 (2.10%) Selenium
9 3 (2.10%) Trac
9 3 (2.10%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (33.57%) Front Office
2 37 (25.87%) Finance
3 20 (13.99%) Banking
4 16 (11.19%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.90%) Back Office
5 7 (4.90%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.20%) Games
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 119 (83.22%) Developer
2 114 (79.72%) C++ Developer
3 27 (18.88%) Software Engineer
4 26 (18.18%) Front Office C++ Developer
4 26 (18.18%) Front Office Developer
5 22 (15.38%) C++ Software Engineer
6 19 (13.29%) Visual C++ Developer
7 13 (9.09%) C++ Software Developer
7 13 (9.09%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 13 (9.09%) Software Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Python Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Senior C++ Developer
8 9 (6.29%) Senior Developer
9 8 (5.59%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 8 (5.59%) Electronic Trading Developer
10 5 (3.50%) Algorithmic Trading Developer
10 5 (3.50%) C++ Developer - Algorithmic Trading
10 5 (3.50%) Fortran Developer
10 5 (3.50%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (57.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 51 (35.66%) XML
3 18 (12.59%) AngularJS
4 15 (10.49%) Ajax
4 15 (10.49%) Web Services
4 15 (10.49%) XSLT
5 7 (4.90%) .NET
6 5 (3.50%) MFC
6 5 (3.50%) Pthreads
7 4 (2.80%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.10%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (2.10%) GWT
8 3 (2.10%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.10%) HTML
8 3 (2.10%) HTML5
8 3 (2.10%) JMS
8 3 (2.10%) JSON
8 3 (2.10%) Node.js
8 3 (2.10%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (2.10%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (24.48%) Fixed Income
2 34 (23.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 31 (21.68%) Derivative
4 19 (13.29%) Equity Derivative
4 19 (13.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 9 (6.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 9 (6.29%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (5.59%) CUDA
7 7 (4.90%) Algorithms
8 6 (4.20%) CPLD
8 6 (4.20%) Equities
9 4 (2.80%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.10%) User Experience
11 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.40%) OTC Derivatives
12 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 56 (39.16%) Linux
2 47 (32.87%) Unix
2 47 (32.87%) Windows
3 8 (5.59%) OpenVMS
4 4 (2.80%) Solaris
5 3 (2.10%) Android
5 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.10%) CentOS
5 3 (2.10%) Debian
5 3 (2.10%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.10%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (44.06%) Multithreading
2 39 (27.27%) OO
3 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
4 26 (18.18%) Low Latency
5 24 (16.78%) SDLC
6 20 (13.99%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (13.29%) Algorithmic Trading
8 17 (11.89%) Multithreaded Programming
9 9 (6.29%) OOD
9 9 (6.29%) TDD
10 8 (5.59%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (5.59%) Process Architecture
11 7 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (4.90%) Project Management
12 6 (4.20%) Risk Management
12 6 (4.20%) Signal Processing
12 6 (4.20%) UML
12 6 (4.20%) Workflow
13 5 (3.50%) FX Algorithmic Trading
14 4 (2.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 143 (100.00%) C++
2 78 (54.55%) Python
3 75 (52.45%) SQL
4 47 (32.87%) C#
5 35 (24.48%) Java
6 27 (18.88%) Perl
7 19 (13.29%) VC++
8 12 (8.39%) Bash Shell
8 12 (8.39%) C
8 12 (8.39%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.90%) Fortran
10 4 (2.80%) Objective-C
10 4 (2.80%) Ruby
11 3 (2.10%) Clojure
11 3 (2.10%) ClojureScript
11 3 (2.10%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.10%) Groovy
11 3 (2.10%) Scala
11 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.10%) Degree
3 3 (2.10%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) DO-160
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.10%) Puppet
2 3 (2.10%) Salt
Vendors
1 76 (53.15%) Oracle
2 8 (5.59%) SunGard
3 6 (4.20%) Bloomberg
3 6 (4.20%) Google
3 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
3 6 (4.20%) Tradeweb
4 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.10%) Cisco
5 3 (2.10%) Cloudera
5 3 (2.10%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.10%) Sybase
6 2 (1.40%) IBM
6 2 (1.40%) Intel
6 2 (1.40%) TIBCO