Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 740 721 658
Rank change year-on-year -19 -63 -6
Contract jobs citing STL 109 155 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.52% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 76 152
England median daily rate £625 £450 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -12.20% -14.58%
10th Percentile £504 £325 £313
90th Percentile £950 £738 £675
UK median daily rate £625 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 6
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £38.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.85% +6.84% -18.35%
10th Percentile £43.75 £40.50 £25.63
90th Percentile £51.25 £44.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.00 £38.38
% change year-on-year +15.85% +6.84% -18.35%

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 30485 29636 30170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.41% 30.67% 28.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21696 20704 20910
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 342 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.70 £14.56 £14.98
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -43 94 £625 +8.70% 21
South East -10 13 - - 13
North of England - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 1
North East - 1 - -
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 109 (100.00%) C++
2 72 (66.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 63 (57.80%) Unix
4 58 (53.21%) Linux
5 56 (51.38%) Multithreading
6 52 (47.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 46 (42.20%) Python
7 46 (42.20%) SQL
8 41 (37.61%) Oracle
8 41 (37.61%) Software Engineering
9 38 (34.86%) Front Office
10 33 (30.28%) XML
11 32 (29.36%) OO
11 32 (29.36%) C#
12 25 (22.94%) Windows
13 24 (22.02%) Java
14 23 (21.10%) Low Latency
15 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (17.43%) Banking
16 19 (17.43%) Derivative
16 19 (17.43%) Electronic Trading
16 19 (17.43%) Investment Banking
16 19 (17.43%) OLTP
16 19 (17.43%) Oracle Database
17 17 (15.60%) AngularJS
17 17 (15.60%) .NET
17 17 (15.60%) Fixed Income
18 16 (14.68%) Algorithmic Trading
19 15 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Excel

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 14 (12.84%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (11.93%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.92%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.92%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SunGard Martini
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.17%) Asterisk PBX
1 10 (9.17%) Diameter Protocol
1 10 (9.17%) GGSN
1 10 (9.17%) GSM
1 10 (9.17%) LTE
1 10 (9.17%) MGW
1 10 (9.17%) PBX
1 10 (9.17%) RANAP
1 10 (9.17%) RTP
1 10 (9.17%) SGSN
1 10 (9.17%) UMTS
1 10 (9.17%) VoIP
1 10 (9.17%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.83%) Internet
2 2 (1.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.43%) OLTP
1 19 (17.43%) Oracle Database
2 12 (11.01%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
5 5 (4.59%) ObjectStore
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.83%) MySQL
8 1 (0.92%) KDB
8 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 14 (12.84%) Subversion
2 12 (11.01%) GCC
3 11 (10.09%) GDB
4 10 (9.17%) Trac
5 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.75%) CppUnit
6 3 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.92%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.92%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.92%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (34.86%) Front Office
2 19 (17.43%) Banking
2 19 (17.43%) Investment Banking
3 12 (11.01%) Finance
4 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (84.40%) Developer
2 90 (82.57%) C++ Developer
3 21 (19.27%) C++ Software Engineer
3 21 (19.27%) Software Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 16 (14.68%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 12 (11.01%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Analytics Developer
6 11 (10.09%) C++ Pricing Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Front Office C++ Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Front Office Developer
6 11 (10.09%) Pricing Developer
7 10 (9.17%) Telecoms Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Telecoms Software Engineer
8 8 (7.34%) Linux Developer
8 8 (7.34%) Oracle Developer
9 7 (6.42%) SQL Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Python Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Unix Developer
12 4 (3.67%) Linux Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (66.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 33 (30.28%) XML
3 17 (15.60%) .NET
3 17 (15.60%) AngularJS
4 11 (10.09%) Web Services
5 10 (9.17%) Ajax
5 10 (9.17%) XSLT
6 2 (1.83%) HTML
6 2 (1.83%) JSON
6 2 (1.83%) MFC
6 2 (1.83%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.92%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.92%) CORBA
7 1 (0.92%) Middleware
7 1 (0.92%) OLE
7 1 (0.92%) SOAP
7 1 (0.92%) Swing
7 1 (0.92%) WCF
7 1 (0.92%) WinForms
7 1 (0.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 52 (47.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (17.43%) Derivative
3 17 (15.60%) Fixed Income
4 15 (13.76%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (12.84%) Swaptions
6 12 (11.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (4.59%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.59%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (4.59%) Market Risk
8 4 (3.67%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.67%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.83%) Credit Risk
10 1 (0.92%) CCTV
10 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.92%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.80%) Unix
2 58 (53.21%) Linux
3 25 (22.94%) Windows
4 14 (12.84%) Windows 7
5 11 (10.09%) Solaris
6 1 (0.92%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.38%) Multithreading
2 41 (37.61%) Software Engineering
3 32 (29.36%) OO
4 23 (21.10%) Low Latency
5 21 (19.27%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (17.43%) Electronic Trading
7 16 (14.68%) Algorithmic Trading
8 14 (12.84%) Analytics
8 14 (12.84%) Risk Analytics
9 12 (11.01%) Database Tuning
10 11 (10.09%) Quantitative Research
10 11 (10.09%) SDLC
11 10 (9.17%) Cross-Platform Development
11 10 (9.17%) Multithreaded Programming
12 6 (5.50%) Presales
12 6 (5.50%) Product Management
12 6 (5.50%) Scrum
12 6 (5.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (4.59%) OOD
13 5 (4.59%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (100.00%) C++
2 46 (42.20%) Python
2 46 (42.20%) SQL
3 32 (29.36%) C#
4 24 (22.02%) Java
5 9 (8.26%) Perl
6 8 (7.34%) C
7 7 (6.42%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.83%) Korn
8 2 (1.83%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.83%) VBA
9 1 (0.92%) AWK
9 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) sed
9 1 (0.92%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) VBScript
9 1 (0.92%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Degree
2 3 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) MiFID
Vendors
1 41 (37.61%) Oracle
2 14 (12.84%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 4 (3.67%) Sybase
5 3 (2.75%) SunGard
6 1 (0.92%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.92%) QAD
6 1 (0.92%) Solace
6 1 (0.92%) Tableau