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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 192 174 184
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing STL 9 29 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 1.55% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 23
Average daily rate
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£625 £675 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £810 £750 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%
STL
London

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
1639 1865 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.91% 29.81% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 1417 1422
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.32 £37.30 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £190.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 12 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 8 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
6 3 (25.00%) Grid Computing
7 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Sybase
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
7 2 (16.67%) Derivative
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (8.33%) Multicast
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (8.33%) Change Control
8 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
8 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (8.33%) Multicast
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) CppUnit
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
1 12 (100.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (8.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Quantitative Developer
2 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Developer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (25.00%) Fixed Income
2 3 (25.00%) Grid Computing
3 2 (16.67%) Derivative
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 1 (8.33%) Market Risk
4 1 (8.33%) Spread Betting
4 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
4 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (8.33%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 4 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) OOD
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) OOP
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (8.33%) Rogue Wave
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO