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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 147 187 181
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -6
Contract jobs citing STL 7 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.16% 0.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.55% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 31
Average daily rate £575 £600 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £535 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £810 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.45 £38.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+10.98% -10.00%
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
1132 1644 1872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.42% 29.90% 29.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 1305 1423
Average daily rate £475 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.72 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.59% -51.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £17.65 £37.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.94 £60.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (84.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income
3 6 (46.15%) Multithreading
4 5 (38.46%) Front Office
5 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Python
5 4 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (30.77%) Derivative
6 3 (23.08%) Analytics
6 3 (23.08%) ETRM
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 3 (23.08%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) VC++
6 3 (23.08%) ATL
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) MFC
6 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (23.08%) OpenLink
6 3 (23.08%) Endur
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) Unix

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) OLTP
1 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
1 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (38.46%) Front Office
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Front Office Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Real Time Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) ATL
2 3 (23.08%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Fixed Income
2 4 (30.77%) Derivative
2 4 (30.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Multithreading
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Analytics
3 3 (23.08%) ETRM
3 3 (23.08%) OO
3 3 (23.08%) OOP
4 2 (15.38%) Electronic Trading
4 2 (15.38%) Low Latency
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) Python
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) VC++
4 2 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (15.38%) Perl
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) OpenLink