The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 97 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing STL 27 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.98% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
STL
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 638 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.42% 25.58% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 310 244
Average daily rate £365 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing STL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

STL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

STL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing STL across the Scotland region.

STL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing STL across the Scotland region.

STL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

STL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 1
STL
UK

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 30 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (93.33%) XML
3 23 (76.67%) HTTP
4 22 (73.33%) Visual Studio
4 22 (73.33%) SQL
5 21 (70.00%) DCOM
6 19 (63.33%) ATL
6 19 (63.33%) COM+
7 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
8 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
8 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (50.00%) OLE DB
10 14 (46.67%) .NET
11 13 (43.33%) C#
11 13 (43.33%) Multithreading
12 11 (36.67%) Unit Testing
13 10 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 9 (30.00%) Finance
14 9 (30.00%) Google
14 9 (30.00%) Windows
14 9 (30.00%) GoogleTest
15 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
15 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
15 8 (26.67%) TDD
15 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
16 7 (23.33%) Performance Management
16 7 (23.33%) MFC
17 6 (20.00%) Banking
17 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning

STL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server
1 16 (53.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (73.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (30.00%) GoogleTest
3 8 (26.67%) CppUnit
4 1 (3.33%) Valgrind
4 1 (3.33%) Gerrit
4 1 (3.33%) CodeRush
4 1 (3.33%) CMake
4 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 6 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (96.67%) Developer
2 24 (80.00%) C++ Developer
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Lead Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior C++ Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) C Developer
6 1 (3.33%) C++ Applications Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (93.33%) XML
2 21 (70.00%) DCOM
3 19 (63.33%) COM+
3 19 (63.33%) ATL
4 15 (50.00%) OLE DB
5 14 (46.67%) .NET
6 10 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 8 (26.67%) ASP.NET
8 7 (23.33%) MFC
9 5 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 3 (10.00%) COM
11 1 (3.33%) Web Services
11 1 (3.33%) POSIX
11 1 (3.33%) WinRT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Derivative
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.33%) Android
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Multithreading
2 11 (36.67%) Unit Testing
3 8 (26.67%) TDD
3 8 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Performance Management
5 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.33%) Memory Management
9 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.33%) OOP
9 1 (3.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) C++
2 22 (73.33%) SQL
3 16 (53.33%) T-SQL
4 13 (43.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Apple