Period
to 20 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 August 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 709 776 651
Rank change year-on-year +67 -125 +14
Contract jobs citing STL 142 137 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.44% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 70 178
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +13.58% -15.63%
10th Percentile £370 £313 £313
90th Percentile £925 £713 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +23.64% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +11.72% -9.38%
10th Percentile £41.75 £33.00 £25.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.13 £40.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.63 £36.25
% change year-on-year +8.11% +14.83% -9.38%

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30786 31275 30933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.19% 28.83% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21248 21867 20573
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 377 477
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.02
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.76% +9.32%

STL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing STL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for STL in the UK

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for STL in the UK

STL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing STL over the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for STL in the UK

STL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for STL in the UK

STL
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 2017. 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
England +66 135 £625 +8.70% 35
London +21 117 £625 +8.70% 25
UK excluding London +77 24 £433 +23.64% 10
South East +17 13 £385 +10.00% 6
Northern Ireland - 7 £433 -
South West -5 3 - -
North East - 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 with a requirement for STL.

1 142 (100.00%) C++
2 99 (69.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 67 (47.18%) Multithreading
4 65 (45.77%) Linux
5 64 (45.07%) Unix
5 64 (45.07%) SQL
6 61 (42.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 57 (40.14%) Python
8 53 (37.32%) Software Engineering
9 50 (35.21%) Windows
10 48 (33.80%) Oracle
11 41 (28.87%) C#
12 40 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (27.46%) Front Office
14 37 (26.06%) XML
15 36 (25.35%) Fixed Income
16 33 (23.24%) Low Latency
17 32 (22.54%) Derivative
18 29 (20.42%) OO
19 28 (19.72%) .NET
20 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (18.31%) Analytics
21 26 (18.31%) Risk Analytics
21 26 (18.31%) Electronic Trading
22 25 (17.61%) Java
22 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Excel
22 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
23 24 (16.90%) CMS
23 24 (16.90%) Banking
23 24 (16.90%) Swaptions

STL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (16.90%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (14.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) SunGard Martini
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) Asterisk PBX
1 7 (4.93%) Diameter Protocol
1 7 (4.93%) GGSN
1 7 (4.93%) GSM
1 7 (4.93%) LTE
1 7 (4.93%) MGW
1 7 (4.93%) PBX
1 7 (4.93%) RANAP
1 7 (4.93%) RTP
1 7 (4.93%) SGSN
1 7 (4.93%) UMTS
1 7 (4.93%) VoIP
1 7 (4.93%) Wireshark
2 5 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.41%) HTTP
3 2 (1.41%) Internet
3 2 (1.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) Oracle Database
2 14 (9.86%) OLTP
2 14 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.63%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.93%) ObjectStore
5 5 (3.52%) MySQL
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) KDB
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio
2 10 (7.04%) Subversion
3 8 (5.63%) CppUnit
3 8 (5.63%) GCC
4 7 (4.93%) GDB
4 7 (4.93%) Trac
5 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 39 (27.46%) Front Office
2 24 (16.90%) Banking
3 23 (16.20%) Investment Banking
4 22 (15.49%) Finance
5 7 (4.93%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (82.39%) C++ Developer
1 117 (82.39%) Developer
2 29 (20.42%) Software Engineer
3 28 (19.72%) C++ Software Engineer
4 20 (14.08%) C++ Pricing Developer
5 18 (12.68%) Python Developer
6 14 (9.86%) C++ Quantitative Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Electronic Trading Developer
6 14 (9.86%) Quantitative Developer
7 13 (9.15%) Linux Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Low Latency C++ Developer
7 13 (9.15%) SQL Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Front Office C++ Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Front Office Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Linux Developer
8 12 (8.45%) Oracle Developer
9 11 (7.75%) Analytics Developer
10 10 (7.04%) C# Developer
10 10 (7.04%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (69.72%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 37 (26.06%) XML
3 28 (19.72%) .NET
4 8 (5.63%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.52%) Middleware
6 3 (2.11%) DirectX
6 3 (2.11%) MFC
6 3 (2.11%) Yocto
7 2 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.41%) ATL
7 2 (1.41%) CORBA
7 2 (1.41%) HTML
7 2 (1.41%) JSON
7 2 (1.41%) Swing
7 2 (1.41%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.70%) Ajax
8 1 (0.70%) Web Services
8 1 (0.70%) XML-RPC
8 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (42.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 36 (25.35%) Fixed Income
3 32 (22.54%) Derivative
4 27 (19.01%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (16.90%) Swaptions
6 22 (15.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 10 (7.04%) Algorithms
8 9 (6.34%) Computer Science
9 7 (4.93%) Credit Derivative
9 7 (4.93%) Equities
10 5 (3.52%) Market Risk
10 5 (3.52%) Virtual Team
11 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.11%) Device Driver
11 3 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.41%) EPoS
12 2 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.41%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 65 (45.77%) Linux
2 64 (45.07%) Unix
3 50 (35.21%) Windows
4 16 (11.27%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.93%) Solaris
6 3 (2.11%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (47.18%) Multithreading
2 53 (37.32%) Software Engineering
3 40 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (23.24%) Low Latency
5 29 (20.42%) OO
6 26 (18.31%) Analytics
6 26 (18.31%) Electronic Trading
6 26 (18.31%) Risk Analytics
7 20 (14.08%) Quantitative Research
8 18 (12.68%) Algorithmic Trading
8 18 (12.68%) SDLC
9 12 (8.45%) Database Tuning
10 10 (7.04%) Multithreaded Programming
10 10 (7.04%) OOD
10 10 (7.04%) Release Management
10 10 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (6.34%) Scrum
11 9 (6.34%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (100.00%) C++
2 64 (45.07%) SQL
3 57 (40.14%) Python
4 41 (28.87%) C#
5 25 (17.61%) Java
6 20 (14.08%) C
7 12 (8.45%) Perl
8 6 (4.23%) Embedded C++
9 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.11%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.41%) Korn
10 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Degree
2 6 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) MiFID
Vendors
1 48 (33.80%) Oracle
2 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.93%) Cisco
4 5 (3.52%) Solace
5 4 (2.82%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.11%) ILOG
6 3 (2.11%) SunGard
7 2 (1.41%) Sybase