Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 15 August 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)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 350 385
Rank change year-on-year -9 +35 -1
Contract jobs citing STL 27 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.088% 0.060%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.51% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
South East median daily rate £425 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% +10.00% +4.48%
10th Percentile £413 £385 £272
90th Percentile £453 £385 £435
England median daily rate £575 £625 £575
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £41.25 £42.50 £38.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £46.88
England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +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 the South East with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,344 4,419 4,921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.96% 27.71% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,477 2,662 3,184
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £298 £275
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 125
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.70 £13.20 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +9.59% -1.35%

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing STL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for STL in the South East

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in the South East

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in the South East

STL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the South East region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Berkshire - 13 £425 - 6
Thames Valley - 13 £425 - 12
Surrey -33 8 - - 3
Middlesex - 5 - -
Hampshire -14 1 - - 3
STL
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 South East region with a requirement for STL.

1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Oracle
3 14 (51.85%) C
3 14 (51.85%) PVCS
3 14 (51.85%) XML
3 14 (51.85%) OpenVMS
3 14 (51.85%) CMS
4 13 (48.15%) Fortran
4 13 (48.15%) Linux
5 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
6 8 (29.63%) GCC
6 8 (29.63%) GDB
6 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
7 7 (25.93%) ProC
7 7 (25.93%) Unix
8 6 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
9 5 (18.52%) OO
9 5 (18.52%) Python
10 4 (14.81%) GSM
10 4 (14.81%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (14.81%) UMTS
10 4 (14.81%) VoIP
10 4 (14.81%) LTE
10 4 (14.81%) MGW
10 4 (14.81%) RANAP
10 4 (14.81%) SGSN
10 4 (14.81%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (51.85%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Diameter Protocol
1 4 (14.81%) GSM
1 4 (14.81%) LTE
1 4 (14.81%) MGW
1 4 (14.81%) RANAP
1 4 (14.81%) SGSN
1 4 (14.81%) UMTS
1 4 (14.81%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) Asterisk PBX
2 2 (7.41%) GGSN
2 2 (7.41%) PBX
2 2 (7.41%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) OLTP
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) PVCS
2 8 (29.63%) GCC
2 8 (29.63%) GDB
3 7 (25.93%) ProC
4 4 (14.81%) PowerBuilder
5 2 (7.41%) Subversion
5 2 (7.41%) Trac
General
1 8 (29.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Developer
2 11 (40.74%) C++ Developer
3 9 (33.33%) Fortran Developer
4 8 (29.63%) C++ Software Engineer
4 8 (29.63%) Software Engineer
5 5 (18.52%) C Developer
5 5 (18.52%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst Developer
6 2 (7.41%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Python Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Python Software Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C++ Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) OpenVMS Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Programmer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (51.85%) XML
2 6 (22.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (7.41%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) OpenVMS
2 13 (48.15%) Linux
3 7 (25.93%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Software Engineering
2 5 (18.52%) Multithreading
2 5 (18.52%) OO
3 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Cross-Platform Development
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (62.96%) SQL
3 14 (51.85%) C
4 13 (48.15%) Fortran
5 5 (18.52%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.70%) DCL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Oracle
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco