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 3 months to 26 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 562 553
Rank change year-on-year +34 -9  
Contract jobs citing STL 72 93 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.49% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 73
Median daily rate £575 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £702 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £350 £349
% change year-on-year +10.00% +0.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.45 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +10.98%  
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 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 14684 15556 14918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.59% 27.85% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10203 10869 9655
Median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 196 201
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £11.00 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% +2.73%  

STL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 26 April 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 15 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 3 months to 26 April 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
England +35 71 £575 -0.43% 32
London +7 58 £613 +5.60% 20
South East +23 13 £385 +2.66% 10
Surrey +10 11 £385 - 3
Heathrow 0 9 £360 +2.85%
Camberley - 8 - - 2
City of London -7 3 £550 -4.34% 2
Redhill - 3 £385 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £433 -
County Antrim - 1 £433 -
Romsey - 1 £380 -
Belfast - 1 £433 -
Docklands, London - 1 £543 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £380 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for STL.

1 172 (100.00%) C++
2 117 (68.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 99 (57.56%) Multithreading
4 92 (53.49%) Unix
5 88 (51.16%) SQL
6 77 (44.77%) Linux
7 72 (41.86%) Software Engineering
8 57 (33.14%) Electronic Trading
8 57 (33.14%) Low Latency
9 55 (31.98%) Oracle
10 48 (27.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 44 (25.58%) OO
12 42 (24.42%) Algorithmic Trading
13 40 (23.26%) Python
14 36 (20.93%) Banking
15 34 (19.77%) Perl
15 34 (19.77%) Algorithms
16 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (18.60%) Finance
17 32 (18.60%) Java
18 27 (15.70%) Risk Management
19 25 (14.53%) Front Office
19 25 (14.53%) XML
19 25 (14.53%) VoIP
20 24 (13.95%) Investment Banking
20 24 (13.95%) SDLC
21 23 (13.37%) OLTP
22 22 (12.79%) Fixed Income
22 22 (12.79%) Release Management
22 22 (12.79%) High Availability

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 5 (2.91%) Apache Qpid
1 5 (2.91%) CMS
1 5 (2.91%) Confluence
2 2 (1.16%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.53%) VoIP
2 20 (11.63%) Asterisk PBX
2 20 (11.63%) Diameter Protocol
2 20 (11.63%) GSM
2 20 (11.63%) LTE
2 20 (11.63%) PBX
2 20 (11.63%) RANAP
2 20 (11.63%) RTP
2 20 (11.63%) UMTS
3 19 (11.05%) Wireshark
4 9 (5.23%) GGSN
4 9 (5.23%) MGW
4 9 (5.23%) SGSN
5 7 (4.07%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.91%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.37%) OLTP
2 19 (11.05%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.74%) MySQL
6 2 (1.16%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.16%) Big Data
6 2 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.16%) GIS
6 2 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.58%) KDB
7 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (11.63%) GCC
1 20 (11.63%) GDB
1 20 (11.63%) Subversion
1 20 (11.63%) Trac
2 8 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (3.49%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.91%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.91%) CMake
4 5 (2.91%) GoogleTest
4 5 (2.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.91%) JIRA
4 5 (2.91%) Valgrind
5 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.16%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.16%) NuGet
6 1 (0.58%) CppUnit
General
1 36 (20.93%) Banking
2 32 (18.60%) Finance
3 25 (14.53%) Front Office
4 24 (13.95%) Investment Banking
5 20 (11.63%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Electronics
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 141 (81.98%) Developer
2 140 (81.40%) C++ Developer
3 40 (23.26%) Software Engineer
4 39 (22.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 23 (13.37%) Low Latency C++ Developer
6 20 (11.63%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
6 20 (11.63%) Electronic Trading Developer
7 18 (10.47%) SQL Developer
8 14 (8.14%) Architect
8 14 (8.14%) C++ Software Developer
8 14 (8.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 14 (8.14%) Linux Developer
8 14 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
8 14 (8.14%) Linux Software Architect
8 14 (8.14%) Oracle Architect
8 14 (8.14%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (8.14%) Software Architect
9 10 (5.81%) Python Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Unix Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (68.02%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 25 (14.53%) XML
3 13 (7.56%) Middleware
4 11 (6.40%) .NET
5 6 (3.49%) Swing
6 4 (2.33%) CORBA
7 3 (1.74%) ATL
7 3 (1.74%) DirectX
7 3 (1.74%) EJB
7 3 (1.74%) J2EE
7 3 (1.74%) MFC
7 3 (1.74%) Web Services
8 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.16%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.16%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.16%) Java EE
8 2 (1.16%) Qt
8 2 (1.16%) Spring
8 2 (1.16%) Task Parallel Library
8 2 (1.16%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 34 (19.77%) Algorithms
3 22 (12.79%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.65%) Derivative
4 8 (4.65%) Market Risk
4 8 (4.65%) N-Tier
5 6 (3.49%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.91%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 5 (2.91%) Swaptions
6 5 (2.91%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.74%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.16%) Tandem
9 2 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (53.49%) Unix
2 77 (44.77%) Linux
3 18 (10.47%) Windows
4 13 (7.56%) Solaris
5 5 (2.91%) CentOS
6 4 (2.33%) Android
7 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (57.56%) Multithreading
2 72 (41.86%) Software Engineering
3 57 (33.14%) Electronic Trading
3 57 (33.14%) Low Latency
4 44 (25.58%) OO
5 42 (24.42%) Algorithmic Trading
6 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (15.70%) Risk Management
8 24 (13.95%) SDLC
9 22 (12.79%) High Availability
9 22 (12.79%) Release Management
10 21 (12.21%) Multithreaded Programming
11 20 (11.63%) Cross-Platform Development
12 19 (11.05%) Database Tuning
13 12 (6.98%) UML
14 11 (6.40%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (5.23%) Scrum
16 9 (5.23%) Unit Testing
17 7 (4.07%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 172 (100.00%) C++
2 88 (51.16%) SQL
3 40 (23.26%) Python
4 34 (19.77%) Perl
5 32 (18.60%) Java
6 20 (11.63%) C
7 18 (10.47%) C#
8 5 (2.91%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.91%) Ruby
9 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.74%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.74%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.16%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.16%) Korn
11 2 (1.16%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.30%) Degree
2 11 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.98%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.91%) Docker
Vendors
1 55 (31.98%) Oracle
2 20 (11.63%) Cisco
3 18 (10.47%) Solace
4 11 (6.40%) TIBCO
5 9 (5.23%) Cognizant
6 6 (3.49%) Microsoft
7 5 (2.91%) Google
8 4 (2.33%) Talarian
9 3 (1.74%) ILOG
10 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.58%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.58%) Reuters
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Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
KV Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: 7 days ago
Camberley
Spectrum IT
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago