The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 236 242 208
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -34
Contract jobs citing STL 25 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.098% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.00% 0.40% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £338 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 12
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%
STL
England

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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2509 2227 2121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.32% 24.21% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1250 1149
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 67
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.88 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

STL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

STL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

STL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

STL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

STL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Middlesex +12 10 £350 - 1
Berkshire +10 6 £335 -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £498 +53.07%
Hampshire -7 3 £293 -16.42% 3
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 1
Surrey -2 1 £300 -14.28% 4
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (100.00%) C++
2 32 (78.05%) Multithreading
3 28 (68.29%) Perl
4 27 (65.85%) SQL
4 27 (65.85%) UNIX
5 25 (60.98%) Oracle
6 21 (51.22%) Linux
7 19 (46.34%) Python
8 17 (41.46%) Java
9 15 (36.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 14 (34.15%) Sybase
10 14 (34.15%) OLTP
10 14 (34.15%) RDBMS
10 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
10 14 (34.15%) SDLC
11 12 (29.27%) C
12 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
13 6 (14.63%) Degree
14 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
14 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
14 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
14 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
15 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
15 4 (9.76%) OOD
15 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
15 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
16 3 (7.32%) PHP
16 3 (7.32%) UML
16 3 (7.32%) MFC
16 3 (7.32%) Computer Science

STL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) CTI
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) OLTP
1 14 (34.15%) RDBMS
1 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Moq
2 1 (2.44%) GCC
2 1 (2.44%) GDB
2 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) PhantomJS
2 1 (2.44%) CasperJS
Job Titles
1 35 (85.37%) Developer
2 34 (82.93%) C++ Developer
3 8 (19.51%) C++ Software Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Software Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Software Engineer
4 7 (17.07%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Senior C++ Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Real Time Software Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Programmer
6 1 (2.44%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.44%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (7.32%) Ajax
2 3 (7.32%) MFC
3 2 (4.88%) XML
3 2 (4.88%) OpenGL
3 2 (4.88%) Qt
4 1 (2.44%) REST
4 1 (2.44%) WebKit
4 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.44%) Dojo
4 1 (2.44%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) LINQ
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) COM
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) DTV
2 1 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) UNIX
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (78.05%) Multithreading
2 14 (34.15%) SDLC
3 11 (26.83%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) OOD
5 3 (7.32%) UML
6 1 (2.44%) OOP
6 1 (2.44%) OO
6 1 (2.44%) TDD
6 1 (2.44%) Release Management
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.44%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (100.00%) C++
2 28 (68.29%) Perl
3 27 (65.85%) SQL
4 19 (46.34%) Python
5 17 (41.46%) Java
6 12 (29.27%) C
7 5 (12.20%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
8 3 (7.32%) PHP
8 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.88%) Ruby
10 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 25 (60.98%) Oracle
2 14 (34.15%) Sybase
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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