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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 194 173 150
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs citing STL 4 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.072% 0.45% 0.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 1.54% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 27 41
Average daily rate
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£550 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +17.85%
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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
1646 1945 1810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.68% 29.25% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1324 1465 1400
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £288
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 5 14 24
Average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £147.50 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 23 (100.00%) C++
2 16 (69.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 14 (60.87%) Multithreading
3 14 (60.87%) Linux
4 13 (56.52%) SQL
5 10 (43.48%) Finance
6 8 (34.78%) C#
6 8 (34.78%) Low Latency
7 7 (30.43%) UNIX
7 7 (30.43%) Front Office
7 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (26.09%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) Middleware
9 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
10 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
10 4 (17.39%) Derivative
10 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
10 4 (17.39%) Cognizant
11 3 (13.04%) Workflow
11 3 (13.04%) Solaris
11 3 (13.04%) DataSynapse
11 3 (13.04%) Degree
11 3 (13.04%) Fixed Income
11 3 (13.04%) Grid Computing
11 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
12 2 (8.70%) Greeks
12 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
12 2 (8.70%) Interest Rate Derivative

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Front Office
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
1 18 (78.26%) C++ Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior C++ Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 5 (21.74%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) POCO
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) Servlets
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) J2SE
3 1 (4.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
2 4 (17.39%) Derivative
3 3 (13.04%) Fixed Income
3 3 (13.04%) Grid Computing
3 3 (13.04%) Algorithms
4 2 (8.70%) Credit Risk
4 2 (8.70%) Market Risk
4 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
4 2 (8.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (4.35%) Statistics
5 1 (4.35%) Spread Betting
5 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Multithreading
2 8 (34.78%) Low Latency
3 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
4 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
5 3 (13.04%) Workflow
6 2 (8.70%) OOD
6 2 (8.70%) OO
6 2 (8.70%) Greeks
6 2 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Ultra-Low Latency
7 1 (4.35%) Market Making
7 1 (4.35%) Web Development
7 1 (4.35%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (4.35%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) SOA
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Cognizant
3 3 (13.04%) DataSynapse
4 2 (8.70%) Sybase