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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 178 197 180
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing STL 21 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.42% 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.20% 1.41% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 25
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
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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
1752 2124 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.76% 29.50% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1610 1631
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 32 (100.00%) C++
2 24 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 18 (56.25%) SQL
4 16 (50.00%) Multithreading
5 15 (46.88%) Linux
5 15 (46.88%) Finance
6 12 (37.50%) Oracle
6 12 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (31.25%) Fixed Income
8 9 (28.13%) C#
8 9 (28.13%) UNIX
9 8 (25.00%) Windows
9 8 (25.00%) Front Office
9 8 (25.00%) Banking
9 8 (25.00%) Derivative
9 8 (25.00%) Degree
10 7 (21.88%) Credit Risk
10 7 (21.88%) Low Latency
11 6 (18.75%) Sybase
11 6 (18.75%) Perl
12 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
12 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
13 4 (12.50%) Grid Computing
13 4 (12.50%) Middleware
13 4 (12.50%) PhD
13 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 4 (12.50%) OO
13 4 (12.50%) Python
13 4 (12.50%) Java
14 3 (9.38%) N-Tier

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (6.25%) ObjectStore
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Maven
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
1 1 (3.13%) Hudson
General
1 15 (46.88%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Front Office
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (90.63%) Developer
2 27 (84.38%) C++ Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (6.25%) C++/C# Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Python Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Team Leader
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior C++ Developer
5 1 (3.13%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (75.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (12.50%) Middleware
3 2 (6.25%) Twisted
3 2 (6.25%) ZeroMQ
3 2 (6.25%) Django
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.13%) JSP
4 1 (3.13%) Servlets
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) J2SE
4 1 (3.13%) JMS
4 1 (3.13%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (3.13%) POCO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (31.25%) Fixed Income
3 8 (25.00%) Derivative
4 7 (21.88%) Credit Risk
5 4 (12.50%) Grid Computing
6 3 (9.38%) N-Tier
6 3 (9.38%) Market Risk
6 3 (9.38%) Hedge funds
7 2 (6.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 2 (6.25%) Mathematics
7 2 (6.25%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
8 1 (3.13%) Physics
8 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 9 (28.13%) UNIX
3 8 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 7 (21.88%) Low Latency
3 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 4 (12.50%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) OOD
6 2 (6.25%) Greeks
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Workflow
7 1 (3.13%) UML
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) SOA
7 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
7 1 (3.13%) Web Development
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.13%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (3.13%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (3.13%) Monte Carlo Method
7 1 (3.13%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) C++
2 18 (56.25%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) C#
4 6 (18.75%) Perl
5 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (12.50%) Python
6 4 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (6.25%) VBA
8 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) PhD
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 6 (18.75%) Sybase
3 3 (9.38%) Cognizant
3 3 (9.38%) DataSynapse