Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 731 648 680
Rank change year-on-year -83 +32 -36
Contract jobs citing STL 102 174 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 91 113
England median daily rate £625 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +4.76% -11.58%
10th Percentile £361 £360 £313
90th Percentile £950 £800 £675
UK median daily rate £625 £546 £500
% change year-on-year +14.42% +9.25% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 8
England median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £44.00 £40.50 £34.38
90th Percentile £58.00 £43.30 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50% -3.61%

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 29,792 28,048 28,604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.27% 31.25% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,457 19,488 19,891
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 309 514
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.20 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -99 70 £650 +13.04% 43
South East -23 28 £375 -1.32% 14
South West +9 1 £375 -25.00% 6
East of England - 1 £450 - 12
North of England - 1 - - 5
East Midlands - 1 £475 - 2
Midlands - 1 £475 - 5
North East - 1 - - 1
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 102 (100.00%) C++
2 63 (61.76%) Linux
3 62 (60.78%) Unix
4 58 (56.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 45 (44.12%) Multithreading
6 39 (38.24%) SQL
6 39 (38.24%) Oracle
7 38 (37.25%) Python
7 38 (37.25%) Software Engineering
8 37 (36.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 30 (29.41%) OO
10 28 (27.45%) XML
10 28 (27.45%) Front Office
11 26 (25.49%) OLTP
12 21 (20.59%) Java
13 20 (19.61%) GCC
14 19 (18.63%) GDB
14 19 (18.63%) Low Latency
15 18 (17.65%) C#
15 18 (17.65%) Telecoms
15 18 (17.65%) Electronic Trading
16 17 (16.67%) AngularJS
17 16 (15.69%) Web Services
18 15 (14.71%) XSLT
18 15 (14.71%) Ajax
19 14 (13.73%) Algorithmic Trading
19 14 (13.73%) Perl
19 14 (13.73%) Shell Script
19 14 (13.73%) Oracle Database
20 13 (12.75%) Investment Banking

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 6 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.98%) Doxygen
2 1 (0.98%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) Asterisk PBX
1 8 (7.84%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (7.84%) GGSN
1 8 (7.84%) GSM
1 8 (7.84%) LTE
1 8 (7.84%) MGW
1 8 (7.84%) PBX
1 8 (7.84%) RANAP
1 8 (7.84%) RTP
1 8 (7.84%) SGSN
1 8 (7.84%) UMTS
1 8 (7.84%) VoIP
1 8 (7.84%) Wireshark
2 2 (1.96%) HTTP
2 2 (1.96%) Internet
2 2 (1.96%) SNMP
3 1 (0.98%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (25.49%) OLTP
2 14 (13.73%) Oracle Database
3 10 (9.80%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.86%) RDBMS
5 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.92%) ObjectStore
7 2 (1.96%) MySQL
8 1 (0.98%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) GCC
2 19 (18.63%) GDB
3 9 (8.82%) Subversion
4 8 (7.84%) Trac
5 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.96%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.96%) ClearQuest
6 2 (1.96%) PVCS
6 2 (1.96%) Rational Rose
6 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (27.45%) Front Office
2 18 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 13 (12.75%) Banking
3 13 (12.75%) Investment Banking
4 7 (6.86%) Finance
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (74.51%) Developer
2 74 (72.55%) C++ Developer
3 25 (24.51%) C++ Software Engineer
3 25 (24.51%) Software Engineer
4 17 (16.67%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 17 (16.67%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 13 (12.75%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 8 (7.84%) Telecoms Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Telecoms Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Unix Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Linux Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.90%) C++ Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Consultant
9 5 (4.90%) Python Developer
9 5 (4.90%) Sybase Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Analytics Developer
10 4 (3.92%) C++ Pricing Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 4 (3.92%) Pricing Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (56.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 28 (27.45%) XML
3 17 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 16 (15.69%) Web Services
5 15 (14.71%) Ajax
5 15 (14.71%) XSLT
6 7 (6.86%) .NET
7 3 (2.94%) HTML
7 3 (2.94%) MFC
7 3 (2.94%) WebSockets
8 2 (1.96%) ActiveX
8 2 (1.96%) JSON
8 2 (1.96%) OLE
9 1 (0.98%) CORBA
9 1 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.98%) POSIX
9 1 (0.98%) SOAP
9 1 (0.98%) WCF
9 1 (0.98%) WinForms
9 1 (0.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 37 (36.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (7.84%) Derivative
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) Market Risk
5 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.92%) Credit Derivative
5 4 (3.92%) Fixed Income
5 4 (3.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 4 (3.92%) Swaptions
5 4 (3.92%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.98%) CCTV
7 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.98%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 63 (61.76%) Linux
2 62 (60.78%) Unix
3 11 (10.78%) Windows
4 10 (9.80%) Solaris
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.96%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.98%) Debian
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.12%) Multithreading
2 38 (37.25%) Software Engineering
3 30 (29.41%) OO
4 19 (18.63%) Low Latency
5 18 (17.65%) Electronic Trading
6 14 (13.73%) Algorithmic Trading
7 10 (9.80%) Multithreaded Programming
8 9 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (8.82%) SDLC
9 8 (7.84%) Cross-Platform Development
9 8 (7.84%) Database Tuning
10 5 (4.90%) OOD
10 5 (4.90%) Scrum
11 4 (3.92%) Analytics
11 4 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.92%) Quantitative Research
11 4 (3.92%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (3.92%) Risk Analytics
11 4 (3.92%) TDD
11 4 (3.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 102 (100.00%) C++
2 39 (38.24%) SQL
3 38 (37.25%) Python
4 21 (20.59%) Java
5 18 (17.65%) C#
6 14 (13.73%) Perl
6 14 (13.73%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.86%) C
8 3 (2.94%) VBA
9 2 (1.96%) Fortran
9 2 (1.96%) Korn
9 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.96%) VB
10 1 (0.98%) AWK
10 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.98%) sed
10 1 (0.98%) VBScript
10 1 (0.98%) VC++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.94%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 39 (38.24%) Oracle
2 8 (7.84%) Cisco
3 6 (5.88%) Sybase
4 4 (3.92%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.98%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.98%) QAD
5 1 (0.98%) Reuters
5 1 (0.98%) Tableau