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 3 months to 30 March 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)
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 532 514
Rank change year-on-year +28 -18  
Contract jobs citing STL 72 92 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.65% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 62
Median daily rate £600 £578 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +15.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £704 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +6.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.26%  

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13280 14104 13161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.63% 28.23% 26.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9227 9920 8669
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 209 170
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £12.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
London +28 58 £638 +7.14% 31
South East +18 13 £353 -6.00% 8
South West -6 1 £500 - 1
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for STL.

1 174 (100.00%) C++
2 109 (62.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 103 (59.20%) Unix
4 96 (55.17%) Multithreading
5 89 (51.15%) SQL
6 83 (47.70%) Linux
7 78 (44.83%) Software Engineering
8 62 (35.63%) Oracle
9 57 (32.76%) Electronic Trading
10 55 (31.61%) Low Latency
11 53 (30.46%) OO
12 47 (27.01%) Perl
12 47 (27.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 44 (25.29%) Python
13 44 (25.29%) Algorithmic Trading
14 40 (22.99%) Algorithms
15 36 (20.69%) Banking
16 34 (19.54%) Java
17 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
18 31 (17.82%) Risk Management
19 29 (16.67%) Finance
19 29 (16.67%) VoIP
19 29 (16.67%) OLTP
20 28 (16.09%) High Availability
21 27 (15.52%) Release Management
22 26 (14.94%) Front Office
23 25 (14.37%) SDLC
24 23 (13.22%) GDB
24 23 (13.22%) XML
25 22 (12.64%) GSM

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 7 (4.02%) Apache Qpid
1 7 (4.02%) Confluence
2 2 (1.15%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Summit
1 1 (0.57%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.67%) VoIP
2 22 (12.64%) Asterisk PBX
2 22 (12.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 22 (12.64%) GSM
2 22 (12.64%) LTE
2 22 (12.64%) PBX
2 22 (12.64%) RANAP
2 22 (12.64%) RTP
2 22 (12.64%) UMTS
3 20 (11.49%) Wireshark
4 8 (4.60%) GGSN
4 8 (4.60%) MGW
4 8 (4.60%) SGSN
5 7 (4.02%) AMQP
5 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.67%) OLTP
2 21 (12.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.15%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.15%) Big Data
5 2 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (1.15%) GIS
5 2 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.57%) KDB
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (13.22%) GDB
2 22 (12.64%) GCC
2 22 (12.64%) Subversion
2 22 (12.64%) Trac
3 8 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.02%) Bitbucket
4 7 (4.02%) CMake
4 7 (4.02%) GoogleTest
4 7 (4.02%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.02%) JIRA
4 7 (4.02%) Valgrind
5 6 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.15%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.15%) NuGet
7 1 (0.57%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (20.69%) Banking
2 29 (16.67%) Finance
3 26 (14.94%) Front Office
4 22 (12.64%) Investment Banking
4 22 (12.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.15%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 141 (81.03%) Developer
2 139 (79.89%) C++ Developer
3 42 (24.14%) Software Engineer
4 40 (22.99%) C++ Software Engineer
5 21 (12.07%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 18 (10.34%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 18 (10.34%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 17 (9.77%) SQL Developer
8 14 (8.05%) C++ Software Developer
8 14 (8.05%) Oracle Developer
9 13 (7.47%) Architect
9 13 (7.47%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 13 (7.47%) Linux Developer
9 13 (7.47%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (7.47%) Linux Software Architect
9 13 (7.47%) Oracle Architect
9 13 (7.47%) Software Architect
10 11 (6.32%) Unix Developer
11 9 (5.17%) C++/Java Developer
11 9 (5.17%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (62.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 23 (13.22%) XML
3 16 (9.20%) Middleware
4 9 (5.17%) Swing
5 7 (4.02%) Web Services
6 6 (3.45%) .NET
6 6 (3.45%) EJB
6 6 (3.45%) J2EE
7 4 (2.30%) CORBA
7 4 (2.30%) CSS
7 4 (2.30%) HTML
7 4 (2.30%) JSP
7 4 (2.30%) XML Schema
7 4 (2.30%) XSLT
8 3 (1.72%) ATL
8 3 (1.72%) Qt
9 2 (1.15%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.15%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.15%) Java EE
9 2 (1.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 40 (22.99%) Algorithms
3 19 (10.92%) Fixed Income
4 11 (6.32%) N-Tier
5 8 (4.60%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.60%) Market Risk
6 7 (4.02%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.02%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (3.45%) Derivative
8 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.30%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.15%) Credit Risk
11 2 (1.15%) Hedge funds
11 2 (1.15%) Tandem
11 2 (1.15%) User Experience
12 1 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.57%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 1 (0.57%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 103 (59.20%) Unix
2 83 (47.70%) Linux
3 14 (8.05%) Solaris
4 10 (5.75%) Windows
5 7 (4.02%) CentOS
6 4 (2.30%) Android
7 2 (1.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (55.17%) Multithreading
2 78 (44.83%) Software Engineering
3 57 (32.76%) Electronic Trading
4 55 (31.61%) Low Latency
5 53 (30.46%) OO
6 44 (25.29%) Algorithmic Trading
7 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (17.82%) Risk Management
9 28 (16.09%) High Availability
10 27 (15.52%) Release Management
11 25 (14.37%) SDLC
12 22 (12.64%) Cross-Platform Development
12 22 (12.64%) Multithreaded Programming
13 21 (12.07%) Database Tuning
14 12 (6.90%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.90%) UML
15 11 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (6.32%) Scrum
15 11 (6.32%) Unit Testing
16 9 (5.17%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 174 (100.00%) C++
2 89 (51.15%) SQL
3 47 (27.01%) Perl
4 44 (25.29%) Python
5 34 (19.54%) Java
6 18 (10.34%) C
7 11 (6.32%) C#
8 8 (4.60%) Shell Script
9 7 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.02%) Ruby
10 6 (3.45%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.15%) Embedded C
12 2 (1.15%) Korn
12 2 (1.15%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.20%) Degree
2 13 (7.47%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.60%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.05%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Docker
Vendors
1 62 (35.63%) Oracle
2 22 (12.64%) Cisco
3 21 (12.07%) Solace
4 12 (6.90%) TIBCO
5 11 (6.32%) Cognizant
6 7 (4.02%) Google
7 5 (2.87%) Talarian
8 2 (1.15%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.15%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.57%) Bloomberg
9 1 (0.57%) Reuters
9 1 (0.57%) SunGard
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