Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 718 731 732
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -94
Contract jobs citing STL 137 122 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 80 72
England median daily rate £575 £625 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +64.47% -27.62%
10th Percentile £413 £496 £313
90th Percentile £925 £950 £710
UK median daily rate £575 £625 £380
% change year-on-year -8.00% +64.47% -27.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
England median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.63% +15.85% +17.14%
10th Percentile £39.75 £42.00 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.98 £50.50 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £47.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -12.63% +15.85% +17.14%

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 33,386 29,989 30,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.32% 32.54% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,767 21,222 21,088
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 359 358
England median hourly rate £41.69 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.22% +6.67% +0.68%
10th Percentile £16.93 £18.70 £13.50
90th Percentile £57.63 £52.50 £51.50
UK median hourly rate £41.57 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.93% +6.67% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -16 96 £575 -8.00% 36
South East +3 25 £425 - 20
North of England -4 8 £425 - 1
Yorkshire - 8 £425 -
South West -14 6 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 13
STL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 137 (100.00%) C++
2 89 (64.96%) Oracle
3 85 (62.04%) SQL
4 79 (57.66%) Python
5 72 (52.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 62 (45.26%) XML
7 57 (41.61%) C#
8 56 (40.88%) Windows
9 49 (35.77%) Front Office
10 48 (35.04%) Linux
10 48 (35.04%) Multithreading
11 46 (33.58%) SDLC
12 45 (32.85%) OO
13 44 (32.12%) Software Engineering
14 41 (29.93%) Fixed Income
15 39 (28.47%) Unix
16 34 (24.82%) Derivative
17 33 (24.09%) Relational Database
18 32 (23.36%) Java
19 30 (21.90%) C
19 30 (21.90%) VC++
19 30 (21.90%) RDBMS
19 30 (21.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
19 30 (21.90%) Equity Derivative
19 30 (21.90%) Subversion
20 29 (21.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
21 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
22 19 (13.87%) Finance
23 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
24 15 (10.95%) Degree

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 15 (10.95%) CMS
2 4 (2.92%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.19%) Apache Pig
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.46%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (0.73%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.65%) VoIP
3 4 (2.92%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (2.92%) GGSN
3 4 (2.92%) GSM
3 4 (2.92%) HTTP
3 4 (2.92%) LTE
3 4 (2.92%) MGW
3 4 (2.92%) RANAP
3 4 (2.92%) SGSN
3 4 (2.92%) UMTS
4 3 (2.19%) DLNA
4 3 (2.19%) Firewall
4 3 (2.19%) Internet
4 3 (2.19%) RTP
4 3 (2.19%) SSL
4 3 (2.19%) UPnP
4 3 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.09%) Relational Database
2 30 (21.90%) RDBMS
3 11 (8.03%) OLTP
4 5 (3.65%) MySQL
5 4 (2.92%) ObjectStore
5 4 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.19%) Big Data
6 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (21.90%) Subversion
2 15 (10.95%) PVCS
3 13 (9.49%) JIRA
4 9 (6.57%) Git (software)
4 9 (6.57%) TeamCity
5 7 (5.11%) Bitbucket
5 7 (5.11%) GCC
5 7 (5.11%) GDB
5 7 (5.11%) ProC
5 7 (5.11%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.92%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (2.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.19%) CodeSonar
7 3 (2.19%) git-flow
7 3 (2.19%) GoogleTest
7 3 (2.19%) JUnit
7 3 (2.19%) Mockito
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (2.19%) Robot Framework
7 3 (2.19%) Selenium
General
1 49 (35.77%) Front Office
2 19 (13.87%) Finance
3 10 (7.30%) Banking
4 5 (3.65%) Automotive
5 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.19%) Back Office
6 3 (2.19%) Electronics
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 106 (77.37%) Developer
2 98 (71.53%) C++ Developer
3 37 (27.01%) Front Office C++ Developer
3 37 (27.01%) Front Office Developer
4 35 (25.55%) Software Engineer
5 30 (21.90%) Visual C++ Developer
6 23 (16.79%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (7.30%) Fortran Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Low Latency C++ Developer
8 7 (5.11%) C++ Software Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 6 (4.38%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Automotive Software Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) C/C++ Developer
10 5 (3.65%) C++ Pricing Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Control Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Pricing Developer
10 5 (3.65%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (52.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 62 (45.26%) XML
3 14 (10.22%) .NET
4 11 (8.03%) Ajax
4 11 (8.03%) AngularJS
4 11 (8.03%) Web Services
4 11 (8.03%) XSLT
5 6 (4.38%) Django
6 5 (3.65%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.19%) Java EE
7 3 (2.19%) JNI
7 3 (2.19%) LAMP
7 3 (2.19%) Node.js
7 3 (2.19%) Qt
7 3 (2.19%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.19%) REST
7 3 (2.19%) SOAP
7 3 (2.19%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.46%) OpenCL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (29.93%) Fixed Income
2 34 (24.82%) Derivative
3 30 (21.90%) Equity Derivative
3 30 (21.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 29 (21.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.11%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.92%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (2.19%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.19%) MPEG
10 2 (1.46%) CUDA
10 2 (1.46%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 56 (40.88%) Windows
2 48 (35.04%) Linux
3 39 (28.47%) Unix
4 15 (10.95%) OpenVMS
5 6 (4.38%) Android
6 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.19%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.19%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.46%) Solaris
8 1 (0.73%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.04%) Multithreading
2 46 (33.58%) SDLC
3 45 (32.85%) OO
4 44 (32.12%) Software Engineering
5 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (13.14%) Unit Testing
7 15 (10.95%) Scrum
8 13 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.49%) Low Latency
9 12 (8.76%) Analytics
10 11 (8.03%) Test Strategy
11 10 (7.30%) Algorithmic Trading
12 9 (6.57%) Multithreaded Programming
12 9 (6.57%) OOD
12 9 (6.57%) Performance Optimisation
12 9 (6.57%) Refactoring
12 9 (6.57%) Risk Management
12 9 (6.57%) SOLID
13 6 (4.38%) Electronic Trading
14 5 (3.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 137 (100.00%) C++
2 85 (62.04%) SQL
3 79 (57.66%) Python
4 57 (41.61%) C#
5 32 (23.36%) Java
6 30 (21.90%) C
6 30 (21.90%) VC++
7 14 (10.22%) Fortran
7 14 (10.22%) Perl
8 9 (6.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (5.84%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.11%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.19%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.19%) PHP
11 3 (2.19%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.19%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.46%) Embedded C++
12 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.73%) DCL
13 1 (0.73%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (10.95%) Degree
2 8 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) CCNA
5 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.19%) CISSP
5 3 (2.19%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.19%) GIAC
5 3 (2.19%) Linux+ Certification
5 3 (2.19%) MCSE
5 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.19%) SANS
5 3 (2.19%) SSCP
6 2 (1.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) MISRA
1 5 (3.65%) MISRA C
System Software
1 4 (2.92%) Docker
2 3 (2.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.19%) Puppet
2 3 (2.19%) Salt
Vendors
1 89 (64.96%) Oracle
2 3 (2.19%) Bloomberg
2 3 (2.19%) Google
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.19%) SunGard
2 3 (2.19%) Tradeweb
3 2 (1.46%) Intel
4 1 (0.73%) Sybase