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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 184 188 194
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing STL 17 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.10% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 0.35% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £530
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
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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
1718 1714 2036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.44% 29.78% 29.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1303 1592
Average daily rate £440 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 27
Average hourly rate £24.23 £20.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.19% -50.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.72 £16.00 £27.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £32.01 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) C++
2 15 (65.22%) Multithreading
2 15 (65.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (43.48%) Low Latency
5 9 (39.13%) Linux
5 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
6 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
7 7 (30.43%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
8 6 (26.09%) C#
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
10 4 (17.39%) Windows
10 4 (17.39%) XML
10 4 (17.39%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
10 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
11 3 (13.04%) PhD
11 3 (13.04%) .NET
11 3 (13.04%) Oracle
11 3 (13.04%) Fixed Income
11 3 (13.04%) Grid Computing
12 2 (8.70%) Equities
12 2 (8.70%) Subversion
12 2 (8.70%) Migration
12 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
12 2 (8.70%) Sybase
12 2 (8.70%) MFC
12 2 (8.70%) UNIX
12 2 (8.70%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) CppUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 4 (17.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (100.00%) Developer
1 23 (100.00%) C++ Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Senior C++ Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Linux Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 4 (17.39%) XML
3 3 (13.04%) .NET
4 2 (8.70%) MFC
5 1 (4.35%) Web Services
5 1 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
3 3 (13.04%) Fixed Income
3 3 (13.04%) Grid Computing
4 2 (8.70%) Equities
5 1 (4.35%) Derivative
5 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
5 1 (4.35%) Market Risk
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Multithreading
2 10 (43.48%) Low Latency
3 9 (39.13%) E-Commerce
4 8 (34.78%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 1 (4.35%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C++
2 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 6 (26.09%) C#
4 4 (17.39%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.35%) Korn
6 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.35%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) PhD
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Sybase
3 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.35%) Rogue Wave
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