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 28 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)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 555 506
Rank change year-on-year +44 -49  
Contract jobs citing STL 72 65 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.52% 0.45% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 39 95
Median daily rate £625 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £312 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £768 £655 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +23.64% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.45 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +47.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £42.45 £22.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £42.45 £36.13
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 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 13914 14379 14025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.19% 29.08% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37601 39969 35323
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 501 637
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.82 £18.22 £16.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.80 £55.00
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 +15 62 £625 +8.69% 15
South East +29 6 £385 +10.00% 16
South West -2 3 - -
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region with a requirement for STL.

1 145 (100.00%) C++
2 104 (71.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 78 (53.79%) Multithreading
4 72 (49.66%) Unix
5 71 (48.97%) SQL
6 66 (45.52%) Linux
7 57 (39.31%) Software Engineering
8 56 (38.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 54 (37.24%) Oracle
10 43 (29.66%) Python
11 42 (28.97%) Low Latency
12 36 (24.83%) Windows
13 35 (24.14%) XML
13 35 (24.14%) OO
13 35 (24.14%) C#
14 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
15 31 (21.38%) Fixed Income
15 31 (21.38%) Electronic Trading
16 29 (20.00%) Java
17 26 (17.93%) Front Office
18 24 (16.55%) Banking
19 23 (15.86%) Algorithmic Trading
19 23 (15.86%) Derivative
19 23 (15.86%) .NET
20 22 (15.17%) SDLC
21 21 (14.48%) C
22 20 (13.79%) Investment Banking
23 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
23 18 (12.41%) Finance
24 17 (11.72%) Microsoft

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 16 (11.03%) CMS
2 2 (1.38%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (9.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) Asterisk PBX
1 12 (8.28%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (8.28%) GSM
1 12 (8.28%) LTE
1 12 (8.28%) PBX
1 12 (8.28%) RANAP
1 12 (8.28%) RTP
1 12 (8.28%) UMTS
1 12 (8.28%) VoIP
1 12 (8.28%) Wireshark
2 10 (6.90%) GGSN
2 10 (6.90%) MGW
2 10 (6.90%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) Oracle Database
2 15 (10.34%) OLTP
3 10 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.45%) ObjectStore
5 3 (2.07%) MySQL
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.38%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.38%) Big Data
6 2 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.38%) GIS
6 2 (1.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.38%) KDB
6 2 (1.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (10.34%) Subversion
2 12 (8.28%) GCC
2 12 (8.28%) GDB
2 12 (8.28%) Trac
3 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.07%) CppUnit
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.38%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.38%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.38%) NuGet
General
1 26 (17.93%) Front Office
2 24 (16.55%) Banking
3 20 (13.79%) Investment Banking
4 18 (12.41%) Finance
5 12 (8.28%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.38%) Games
6 2 (1.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 123 (84.83%) Developer
2 122 (84.14%) C++ Developer
3 32 (22.07%) Software Engineer
4 31 (21.38%) C++ Software Engineer
5 19 (13.10%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (13.10%) SQL Developer
6 18 (12.41%) Python Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Architect
7 16 (11.03%) C++ Software Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 16 (11.03%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Linux Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Linux Software Architect
7 16 (11.03%) Oracle Architect
7 16 (11.03%) Oracle Developer
7 16 (11.03%) Software Architect
8 15 (10.34%) Low Latency C++ Developer
9 14 (9.66%) C++ Pricing Developer
10 13 (8.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (71.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 35 (24.14%) XML
3 23 (15.86%) .NET
4 9 (6.21%) Middleware
5 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
5 3 (2.07%) DirectX
5 3 (2.07%) MFC
5 3 (2.07%) Yocto
6 2 (1.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.38%) ATL
6 2 (1.38%) EJB
6 2 (1.38%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.38%) Hibernate
6 2 (1.38%) LINQ
6 2 (1.38%) SignalR
6 2 (1.38%) Spring
6 2 (1.38%) Swing
6 2 (1.38%) Task Parallel Library
6 2 (1.38%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 56 (38.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (21.38%) Fixed Income
3 23 (15.86%) Derivative
4 17 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (11.03%) Algorithms
5 16 (11.03%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 16 (11.03%) Swaptions
6 6 (4.14%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.14%) Virtual Team
7 5 (3.45%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (3.45%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.76%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.76%) N-Tier
9 3 (2.07%) Device Driver
9 3 (2.07%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.38%) EPoS
10 2 (1.38%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 72 (49.66%) Unix
2 66 (45.52%) Linux
3 36 (24.83%) Windows
4 8 (5.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.76%) Android
6 3 (2.07%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.07%) Solaris
7 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (53.79%) Multithreading
2 57 (39.31%) Software Engineering
3 42 (28.97%) Low Latency
4 35 (24.14%) OO
5 32 (22.07%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (21.38%) Electronic Trading
7 23 (15.86%) Algorithmic Trading
8 22 (15.17%) SDLC
9 16 (11.03%) Analytics
9 16 (11.03%) Risk Analytics
10 15 (10.34%) Release Management
10 15 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 14 (9.66%) Quantitative Research
12 13 (8.97%) Database Tuning
13 12 (8.28%) Cross-Platform Development
14 11 (7.59%) UML
15 10 (6.90%) Multithreaded Programming
16 9 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (5.52%) OOD
17 8 (5.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 145 (100.00%) C++
2 71 (48.97%) SQL
3 43 (29.66%) Python
4 35 (24.14%) C#
5 29 (20.00%) Java
6 21 (14.48%) C
7 16 (11.03%) Perl
8 6 (4.14%) Embedded C++
9 5 (3.45%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.38%) Korn
11 2 (1.38%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) Degree
1 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.52%) MiFID
Vendors
1 54 (37.24%) Oracle
2 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.66%) Solace
4 12 (8.28%) Cisco
5 8 (5.52%) Cognizant
6 5 (3.45%) TIBCO
7 3 (2.07%) ILOG
7 3 (2.07%) SunGard
8 2 (1.38%) Xamarin
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 27 days ago
Staffordshire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 6 days ago