The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 April 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 / South West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 140
Contract jobs citing STL 0 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.41% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £349
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £42.35 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.45 £38.25
% change year-on-year +6.00% +10.98%  

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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 789 707 810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 29.45% 23.66% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 470 514
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 45 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £38.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year +9.21% +4.46%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 West

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in the South West

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West region with a requirement for STL.

1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (100.00%) EJB
1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (100.00%) Games
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Pig
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (100.00%) Apache Pig
1 2 (100.00%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (100.00%) Big Data
1 2 (100.00%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Java Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Python Software Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) EJB
1 2 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Java EE
1 2 (100.00%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Coaching
1 2 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 2 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 2 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 2 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) C++
1 2 (100.00%) Embedded C
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared