The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the City of London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 175 175 200
Rank change year-on-year
0 +25
Contract jobs citing STL 35 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.84% 1.44% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 10
Average daily rate £675 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £630 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £313
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £30.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+39.34% -18.66%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1898 1737 1961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.36% 27.97% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1378 1420
Average daily rate £425 £415 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £41.00 £97.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.94% +267.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £25.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £135.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
STL
London

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 60 (100.00%) C++
2 35 (58.33%) Windows
3 33 (55.00%) Banking
4 31 (51.67%) Investment Banking
5 29 (48.33%) Monte Carlo Method
6 28 (46.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 22 (36.67%) Derivative
7 22 (36.67%) Finance
8 21 (35.00%) Front Office
9 19 (31.67%) Credit Risk
10 18 (30.00%) Fixed Income
11 17 (28.33%) Perl
12 16 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (25.00%) XML
13 15 (25.00%) UNIX
14 13 (21.67%) Oracle
15 12 (20.00%) Sybase
15 12 (20.00%) Multithreading
16 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
17 10 (16.67%) Linux
18 9 (15.00%) C#
19 7 (11.67%) Python
19 7 (11.67%) PhD
19 7 (11.67%) Degree
20 6 (10.00%) Market Risk
20 6 (10.00%) Grid Computing
21 5 (8.33%) Java
22 4 (6.67%) Analytics
23 3 (5.00%) SQL
24 2 (3.33%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.67%) KDB
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.67%) Subversion
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Hudson
General
1 33 (55.00%) Banking
2 31 (51.67%) Investment Banking
3 22 (36.67%) Finance
4 21 (35.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 60 (100.00%) Developer
2 57 (95.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (11.67%) Quantitative Developer
4 5 (8.33%) C++ Quantitative Developer
5 1 (1.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (1.67%) Front Office Developer
5 1 (1.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (46.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 15 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.67%) WPF
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) MFC
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) SciPy
3 1 (1.67%) NumPy
3 1 (1.67%) Matplotlib
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Derivative
2 19 (31.67%) Credit Risk
3 18 (30.00%) Fixed Income
4 16 (26.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (10.00%) Grid Computing
5 6 (10.00%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) Statistics
6 1 (1.67%) Equities
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) UNIX
3 10 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (48.33%) Monte Carlo Method
2 12 (20.00%) Multithreading
3 4 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (1.67%) Low Latency
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (1.67%) UML
4 1 (1.67%) OO
4 1 (1.67%) Project Management
4 1 (1.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.67%) TDD
4 1 (1.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (100.00%) C++
2 17 (28.33%) Perl
3 11 (18.33%) Shell Script
4 9 (15.00%) C#
5 7 (11.67%) Python
6 5 (8.33%) Java
7 3 (5.00%) SQL
8 2 (3.33%) VBA
9 1 (1.67%) VC++
9 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) PhD
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (21.67%) Oracle
2 12 (20.00%) Sybase
3 1 (1.67%) Perforce
3 1 (1.67%) DataSynapse