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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 158 176 190
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +14
Contract jobs citing STL 8 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.83% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 17
Median daily rate £650 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £34.63 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+18.41% -4.48%
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
1199 1452 1734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.92% 30.97% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1211 1319
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £54.25 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.98% -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing STL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing STL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for STL.

1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 11 (91.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 8 (66.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Unix
6 2 (16.67%) Front Office
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
6 2 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
6 2 (16.67%) High Availability
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
6 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
6 2 (16.67%) Solace
6 2 (16.67%) High-Frequency Trading
7 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (8.33%) Equities
7 1 (8.33%) Open Source
7 1 (8.33%) Middleware
7 1 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (8.33%) MiFID
7 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (8.33%) OO

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Quantitative Developer
3 5 (41.67%) C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Electronic Trading Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Low Latency C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Fixed Income
1 4 (33.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (8.33%) Equities
3 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Algorithmic Trading
1 2 (16.67%) Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
1 2 (16.67%) High Availability
1 2 (16.67%) High-Frequency Trading
1 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
1 2 (16.67%) Multithreading
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (8.33%) OO
2 1 (8.33%) OOD
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) MiFID
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Solace
2 1 (8.33%) Cognizant