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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 228 208 242
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +34
Contract jobs citing STL 15 40 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.46% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.77% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £322 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
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
2256 2258 2457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.31% 25.85% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1283 1220
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 80
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £17.04 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 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
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 19 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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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
Hampshire -39 5 £350 +8.61% 1
Surrey -5 3 £325 - 5
Oxfordshire -6 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) C++
2 13 (68.42%) Linux
3 9 (47.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
4 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
4 7 (36.84%) OO
5 6 (31.58%) Python
5 6 (31.58%) UNIX
5 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 4 (21.05%) C
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (21.05%) MATLAB
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) Electronics
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Software Architecture
7 3 (15.79%) Validation
7 3 (15.79%) Military
7 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) HTML
7 3 (15.79%) UML
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) XML
7 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) Release Management
8 2 (10.53%) C#

STL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) AutoCAD
1 1 (5.26%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.26%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (21.05%) Electronics
2 3 (15.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
2 9 (47.37%) C++ Developer
3 7 (36.84%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++ Developer
5 1 (5.26%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Graduate Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Graduate Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) OpenGL
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
4 1 (5.26%) Qt
4 1 (5.26%) WebGL
4 1 (5.26%) WinForms
4 1 (5.26%) DirectX
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Physics
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
1 7 (36.84%) Software Engineering
1 7 (36.84%) OO
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) Software Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Validation
3 3 (15.79%) UML
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
5 1 (5.26%) Parallel Computing
5 1 (5.26%) Parallel Processing
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
5 1 (5.26%) Operations Research
5 1 (5.26%) CAD
5 1 (5.26%) OOP
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (31.58%) Python
3 4 (21.05%) C
3 4 (21.05%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) MATLAB
4 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.26%) XAML
6 1 (5.26%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SolidWorks
2 1 (5.26%) Autodesk