The table below looks at the statistics for STL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 143 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing STL 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.042% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.17% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +17.85%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
853 591 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.87% 25.10% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 404 409
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 32
Average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £19.72 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.00 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

STL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

STL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

STL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

STL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

STL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

STL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

STL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Gloucestershire - 9 £450 - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Bristol - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
STL
England

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (100.00%) C++
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) Ruby
4 6 (50.00%) Python
4 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
5 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (41.67%) Business Development
5 5 (41.67%) 3G
6 4 (33.33%) OOD
6 4 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (33.33%) OO
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (25.00%) GCC
7 3 (25.00%) GDB
7 3 (25.00%) 4G
7 3 (25.00%) UML
7 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (25.00%) Perl
7 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (25.00%) SDH

STL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (41.67%) 3G
2 3 (25.00%) 4G
2 3 (25.00%) SDH
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) IPv4
2 3 (25.00%) IPv6
2 3 (25.00%) 2G
2 3 (25.00%) 2.5G
2 3 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (16.67%) UMTS
3 2 (16.67%) GSM
3 2 (16.67%) LTE
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) ClearCase
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) GCC
2 3 (25.00%) GDB
2 3 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Developer
2 8 (66.67%) C++ Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Software Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (16.67%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (41.67%) Multithreading
2 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (41.67%) Business Development
3 4 (33.33%) OOD
3 4 (33.33%) OO
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C++
2 6 (50.00%) Ruby
2 6 (50.00%) Python
2 6 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared