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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Standard Template Library (STL)
England / South East
Rank 232 249 254
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5  
Contract jobs citing STL 13 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.69% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 13
Median daily rate £353 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £375 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +18.91% +2.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
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 the South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2072 2182 2313
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.67% 23.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1251 1462 1340
Median daily rate £400 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 53
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Surrey +8 10 - - 1
Hampshire - 2 £353 - 3
Sussex - 1 - -
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for STL.

1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 27 (84.38%) Linux
2 27 (84.38%) Software Engineering
3 26 (81.25%) OO
4 25 (78.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 23 (71.88%) GDB
5 23 (71.88%) VoIP
6 22 (68.75%) GSM
6 22 (68.75%) PBX
6 22 (68.75%) UMTS
6 22 (68.75%) Cisco
6 22 (68.75%) RTP
6 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
6 22 (68.75%) Subversion
6 22 (68.75%) RANAP
6 22 (68.75%) LTE
6 22 (68.75%) Asterisk PBX
6 22 (68.75%) Trac
6 22 (68.75%) GCC
6 22 (68.75%) Diameter Protocol
6 22 (68.75%) Cross-Platform Development
7 13 (40.63%) Wireshark
8 12 (37.50%) Multithreading
9 10 (31.25%) High Availability
10 7 (21.88%) MGW
10 7 (21.88%) GGSN
10 7 (21.88%) SGSN
11 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
11 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (15.63%) Scrum

STL
Top Related 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 1 (3.13%) Apache Qpid
1 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) VoIP
2 22 (68.75%) Asterisk PBX
2 22 (68.75%) Diameter Protocol
2 22 (68.75%) GSM
2 22 (68.75%) LTE
2 22 (68.75%) PBX
2 22 (68.75%) RANAP
2 22 (68.75%) RTP
2 22 (68.75%) UMTS
3 13 (40.63%) Wireshark
4 7 (21.88%) GGSN
4 7 (21.88%) MGW
4 7 (21.88%) SGSN
5 1 (3.13%) AMQP
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (71.88%) GDB
2 22 (68.75%) GCC
2 22 (68.75%) Subversion
2 22 (68.75%) Trac
3 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) NuGet
5 1 (3.13%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.13%) CMake
5 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) GoogleTest
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Valgrind
General
1 22 (68.75%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (84.38%) Software Engineer
2 25 (78.13%) C++ Software Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (78.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (9.38%) ATL
2 3 (9.38%) Qt
2 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 2 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.25%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.25%) LINQ
3 2 (6.25%) SignalR
3 2 (6.25%) Task Parallel Library
3 2 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (3.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Algorithms
2 3 (9.38%) Client/Server
2 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Unix
2 3 (9.38%) Windows
3 2 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (84.38%) Software Engineering
2 26 (81.25%) OO
3 22 (68.75%) Cross-Platform Development
4 12 (37.50%) Multithreading
5 10 (31.25%) High Availability
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Scrum
8 3 (9.38%) Mathematics
8 3 (9.38%) Open Source
8 3 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Unit Testing
9 2 (6.25%) Prototyping
9 2 (6.25%) UML
9 2 (6.25%) Use Case
10 1 (3.13%) Automated Testing
10 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (3.13%) Memory Management
10 1 (3.13%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) C
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
2 3 (9.38%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (6.25%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Docker
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 2 (6.25%) Xamarin
3 1 (3.13%) Google
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago