The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 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)
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 361 350
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs citing STL 59 65 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.91% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 46 41
Median daily rate £650 £588 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.63% +11.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £704 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +18.91% +2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6789 7106 6491
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.82% 31.86% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5057 5320 4694
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 27 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +82.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.17 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing STL in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in London

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STL in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STL in London

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in London

STL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
Heathrow 0 9 £360 +2.85%
City of London -13 4 £675 +17.39% 7
Docklands, London -3 1 £543 -19.86%
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

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

1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 98 (71.01%) Unix
3 91 (65.94%) SQL
4 86 (62.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 83 (60.14%) Multithreading
6 64 (46.38%) Oracle
7 58 (42.03%) Electronic Trading
8 56 (40.58%) Low Latency
9 54 (39.13%) Linux
10 51 (36.96%) Software Engineering
11 48 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 45 (32.61%) Algorithmic Trading
13 41 (29.71%) Perl
14 36 (26.09%) Banking
15 34 (24.64%) Java
16 33 (23.91%) Python
17 32 (23.19%) Risk Management
18 31 (22.46%) Algorithms
19 29 (21.01%) Finance
19 29 (21.01%) OLTP
20 28 (20.29%) OO
20 28 (20.29%) Release Management
21 27 (19.57%) Front Office
22 25 (18.12%) SDLC
23 22 (15.94%) Multithreaded Programming
23 22 (15.94%) Solace
23 22 (15.94%) Investment Banking
24 21 (15.22%) Oracle Database
24 21 (15.22%) Database Tuning
24 21 (15.22%) XML

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Summit
1 1 (0.72%) SunGard Martini
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.01%) OLTP
2 21 (15.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.72%) KDB
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.72%) Mercurial
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 36 (26.09%) Banking
2 29 (21.01%) Finance
3 27 (19.57%) Front Office
4 22 (15.94%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 135 (97.83%) Developer
2 134 (97.10%) C++ Developer
3 22 (15.94%) Low Latency C++ Developer
4 19 (13.77%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 19 (13.77%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 18 (13.04%) SQL Developer
6 16 (11.59%) Oracle Developer
7 15 (10.87%) C++ Software Developer
7 15 (10.87%) Linux Developer
8 14 (10.14%) Architect
8 14 (10.14%) C++ Software Engineer
8 14 (10.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 14 (10.14%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (10.14%) Linux Software Architect
8 14 (10.14%) Oracle Architect
8 14 (10.14%) Software Architect
8 14 (10.14%) Software Engineer
9 12 (8.70%) Unix Developer
10 10 (7.25%) C++/Java Developer
10 10 (7.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (62.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 21 (15.22%) XML
3 17 (12.32%) Middleware
4 10 (7.25%) Swing
5 5 (3.62%) CSS
5 5 (3.62%) EJB
5 5 (3.62%) HTML
5 5 (3.62%) J2EE
5 5 (3.62%) JSP
5 5 (3.62%) Web Services
5 5 (3.62%) XML Schema
5 5 (3.62%) XSLT
6 4 (2.90%) .NET
6 4 (2.90%) CORBA
7 1 (0.72%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (34.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 31 (22.46%) Algorithms
3 19 (13.77%) Fixed Income
4 12 (8.70%) N-Tier
5 8 (5.80%) Market Risk
6 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.35%) Derivative
8 5 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.90%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.90%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.45%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.45%) Tandem
11 1 (0.72%) Credit Derivative
11 1 (0.72%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.72%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.72%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 98 (71.01%) Unix
2 54 (39.13%) Linux
3 14 (10.14%) Solaris
4 7 (5.07%) Windows
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.14%) Multithreading
2 58 (42.03%) Electronic Trading
3 56 (40.58%) Low Latency
4 51 (36.96%) Software Engineering
5 45 (32.61%) Algorithmic Trading
6 32 (23.19%) Risk Management
7 28 (20.29%) OO
7 28 (20.29%) Release Management
8 25 (18.12%) SDLC
9 22 (15.94%) Multithreaded Programming
10 21 (15.22%) Database Tuning
11 20 (14.49%) High Availability
12 18 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (9.42%) E-Commerce
14 11 (7.97%) UML
15 9 (6.52%) Regression Testing
16 8 (5.80%) Unit Testing
17 6 (4.35%) Mathematics
17 6 (4.35%) Validation
18 5 (3.62%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 138 (100.00%) C++
2 91 (65.94%) SQL
3 41 (29.71%) Perl
4 34 (24.64%) Java
5 33 (23.91%) Python
6 14 (10.14%) C
7 8 (5.80%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.07%) C#
9 5 (3.62%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.17%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.45%) Korn
12 1 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (10.87%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.87%) MiFID
Vendors
1 64 (46.38%) Oracle
2 22 (15.94%) Solace
3 12 (8.70%) Cognizant
3 12 (8.70%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.62%) Talarian
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.72%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.72%) Reuters
6 1 (0.72%) SunGard
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