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 22 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)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 369 333
Rank change year-on-year +14 -36  
Contract jobs citing STL 61 62 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.29% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.88% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 38 74
Median daily rate £625 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £324 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £813 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +23.71% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 7464 7033 7352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 36.00% 32.40% 31.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5536 5401 5349
Median daily rate £485 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 24 51
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +77.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £16.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £190.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

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 22 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 22 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
Heathrow -1 7 £370 +5.71%
City of London +1 1 £550 -15.38% 3
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
STL
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for STL.

1 119 (100.00%) C++
2 88 (73.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 71 (59.66%) SQL
3 71 (59.66%) Unix
4 64 (53.78%) Multithreading
5 54 (45.38%) Oracle
6 53 (44.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 50 (42.02%) Linux
8 42 (35.29%) Software Engineering
9 41 (34.45%) Low Latency
10 33 (27.73%) XML
10 33 (27.73%) Python
11 30 (25.21%) Electronic Trading
12 29 (24.37%) Windows
12 29 (24.37%) Fixed Income
13 28 (23.53%) C#
14 27 (22.69%) Java
15 24 (20.17%) Banking
16 23 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (18.49%) Front Office
18 21 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
18 21 (17.65%) Derivative
19 20 (16.81%) OO
20 19 (15.97%) .NET
20 19 (15.97%) Investment Banking
20 19 (15.97%) SDLC
21 17 (14.29%) Perl
21 17 (14.29%) C
21 17 (14.29%) Finance
22 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel

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 14 (11.76%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.45%) Oracle Database
2 15 (12.61%) OLTP
3 7 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.20%) ObjectStore
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.84%) KDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.52%) CppUnit
2 3 (2.52%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.52%) Subversion
3 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.68%) Mercurial
General
1 24 (20.17%) Banking
2 22 (18.49%) Front Office
3 19 (15.97%) Investment Banking
4 17 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 116 (97.48%) C++ Developer
1 116 (97.48%) Developer
2 20 (16.81%) SQL Developer
3 18 (15.13%) Python Developer
4 17 (14.29%) Architect
4 17 (14.29%) C++ Software Developer
4 17 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Linux Developer
4 17 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (14.29%) Linux Software Architect
4 17 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
4 17 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
4 17 (14.29%) Software Architect
4 17 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 16 (13.45%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
5 16 (13.45%) Electronic Trading Developer
5 16 (13.45%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 13 (10.92%) C++ Pricing Developer
7 12 (10.08%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (73.95%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 33 (27.73%) XML
3 19 (15.97%) .NET
4 8 (6.72%) Middleware
5 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.68%) ATL
5 2 (1.68%) Swing
5 2 (1.68%) XML-RPC
6 1 (0.84%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 53 (44.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 29 (24.37%) Fixed Income
3 21 (17.65%) Derivative
4 15 (12.61%) Algorithms
4 15 (12.61%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (11.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 14 (11.76%) Swaptions
6 6 (5.04%) Virtual Team
7 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
7 5 (4.20%) Credit Derivative
7 5 (4.20%) Market Risk
8 4 (3.36%) Data Structures
9 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.52%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.68%) EPoS
10 2 (1.68%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.68%) Tandem
11 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 71 (59.66%) Unix
2 50 (42.02%) Linux
3 29 (24.37%) Windows
4 6 (5.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (53.78%) Multithreading
2 42 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 41 (34.45%) Low Latency
4 30 (25.21%) Electronic Trading
5 23 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (17.65%) Algorithmic Trading
7 20 (16.81%) OO
8 19 (15.97%) SDLC
9 15 (12.61%) Release Management
10 14 (11.76%) Analytics
10 14 (11.76%) Risk Analytics
10 14 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 13 (10.92%) Database Tuning
11 13 (10.92%) Quantitative Research
12 11 (9.24%) Multithreaded Programming
13 7 (5.88%) Scrum
13 7 (5.88%) TDD
14 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (5.04%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (5.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 119 (100.00%) C++
2 71 (59.66%) SQL
3 33 (27.73%) Python
4 28 (23.53%) C#
5 27 (22.69%) Java
6 17 (14.29%) C
6 17 (14.29%) Perl
7 2 (1.68%) Korn
7 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) MiFID
Vendors
1 54 (45.38%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (10.92%) Solace
4 8 (6.72%) Cognizant
5 5 (4.20%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.52%) SunGard
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