The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 194 191 186
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing STL 13 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 1.44% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 22
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £495 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1765 2155 1955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.50% 29.64% 27.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1378 1646 1492
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £585 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 16
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.00 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

STL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the City of London region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

STL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL.

1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 19 (70.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (66.67%) SQL
4 15 (55.56%) Linux
4 15 (55.56%) Multithreading
5 11 (40.74%) Finance
6 9 (33.33%) Oracle
6 9 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (29.63%) C#
7 8 (29.63%) Front Office
8 7 (25.93%) Windows
8 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
9 6 (22.22%) UNIX
9 6 (22.22%) Fixed Income
9 6 (22.22%) Banking
9 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
10 5 (18.52%) Middleware
10 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
10 5 (18.52%) Derivative
11 4 (14.81%) OO
11 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
11 4 (14.81%) Cognizant
12 3 (11.11%) OOD
12 3 (11.11%) Python
12 3 (11.11%) Java
12 3 (11.11%) Sybase
12 3 (11.11%) DataSynapse
12 3 (11.11%) Grid Computing
12 3 (11.11%) Workflow

STL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing STL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited STL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) ObjectStore
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) Maven
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 8 (29.63%) Front Office
3 6 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 21 (77.78%) C++ Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C++/C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (70.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (18.52%) Middleware
3 2 (7.41%) Django
3 2 (7.41%) Twisted
3 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.41%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (3.70%) POCO
4 1 (3.70%) JSP
4 1 (3.70%) Servlets
4 1 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (3.70%) J2SE
4 1 (3.70%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (22.22%) Fixed Income
3 5 (18.52%) Derivative
4 4 (14.81%) N-Tier
5 3 (11.11%) Credit Risk
5 3 (11.11%) Market Risk
5 3 (11.11%) Grid Computing
6 2 (7.41%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (7.41%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
6 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
6 2 (7.41%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.70%) Physics
7 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 2 (7.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Multithreading
2 7 (25.93%) Low Latency
3 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.81%) OO
6 3 (11.11%) OOD
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
7 2 (7.41%) Greeks
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Change Control
8 1 (3.70%) Ultra-Low Latency
8 1 (3.70%) SOA
8 1 (3.70%) UML
8 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Web Development
8 1 (3.70%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 27 (100.00%) C++
2 18 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Control-M
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Cognizant
3 3 (11.11%) DataSynapse
3 3 (11.11%) Sybase
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