The first table below looks at the demand for STL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited STL over the 3 months to 11 July 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.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 510 401 461
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +60
Contract jobs citing STL 70 171 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.48% 1.23% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 129 80
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£600 £575 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 15
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14595 13940 14582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.81% 25.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9429 8825 8863
Average daily rate £375 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 315 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%

STL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

STL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

STL
Daily Rate Trend

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

STL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

STL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

STL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

STL
Hourly Rate Trend

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

STL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

STL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 11 July 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
England -113 61 £600 +4.34% 37
London -90 52 £600 +4.34% 20
Scotland 0 9 £375 - 1
City of London +9 8 £550 -4.34% 11
South East -28 6 £350 +7.69% 9
Cambridge -6 3 £338 +30.43% 4
Hampshire -11 3 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £338 +18.42% 4
East of England -14 3 £338 +18.42% 5
Reading - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £325 - 1
Amersham - 1 £325 - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Oxford - - - - 3
Peterborough - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 158 (98.75%) C++
2 87 (54.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 81 (50.63%) SQL
4 72 (45.00%) Linux
5 68 (42.50%) Oracle
6 64 (40.00%) UNIX
7 50 (31.25%) Multithreading
8 43 (26.88%) Python
9 42 (26.25%) Perl
10 39 (24.38%) Windows
11 38 (23.75%) Finance
12 37 (23.13%) Derivative
13 31 (19.38%) Banking
13 31 (19.38%) Fixed Income
13 31 (19.38%) OO
14 30 (18.75%) XML
15 28 (17.50%) Shell Script
16 27 (16.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 26 (16.25%) Front Office
17 26 (16.25%) Investment Banking
17 26 (16.25%) Degree
18 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
18 24 (15.00%) Credit Risk
19 23 (14.38%) C#
20 21 (13.13%) Unit Testing
20 21 (13.13%) Relational Database
21 17 (10.63%) Sybase
21 17 (10.63%) RDBMS
22 16 (10.00%) OOD
23 14 (8.75%) C

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (6.88%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.63%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.63%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.38%) HTTP
2 4 (2.50%) Multicast
3 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.13%) Relational Database
2 17 (10.63%) RDBMS
3 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.88%) ObjectStore
4 11 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (5.63%) OLTP
6 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.75%) GoogleTest
3 4 (2.50%) Subversion
4 3 (1.88%) CppUnit
4 3 (1.88%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.25%) Hudson
6 1 (0.63%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.63%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.63%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.63%) Build Forge
General
1 38 (23.75%) Finance
2 31 (19.38%) Banking
3 26 (16.25%) Investment Banking
3 26 (16.25%) Front Office
4 4 (2.50%) Electronics
5 3 (1.88%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 145 (90.63%) Developer
2 134 (83.75%) C++ Developer
3 18 (11.25%) Python Developer
4 15 (9.38%) UNIX Developer
5 12 (7.50%) Software Engineer
5 12 (7.50%) Senior C++ Developer
5 12 (7.50%) Quantitative Developer
5 12 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 9 (5.63%) C++ Quantitative Developer
7 8 (5.00%) C++/C# Developer
8 7 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) C# Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Team Leader
11 3 (1.88%) Programmer
11 3 (1.88%) Lead Developer
11 3 (1.88%) C++ Programmer
11 3 (1.88%) Software Programmer
12 2 (1.25%) C++ Team Leader
12 2 (1.25%) SQL Developer
12 2 (1.25%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (54.38%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 30 (18.75%) XML
3 11 (6.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (6.88%) Django
3 11 (6.88%) Twisted
3 11 (6.88%) ZeroMQ
4 9 (5.63%) ATL
5 7 (4.38%) COM+
5 7 (4.38%) DCOM
5 7 (4.38%) .NET
6 6 (3.75%) MFC
6 6 (3.75%) OLE DB
7 4 (2.50%) FpML
7 4 (2.50%) Qt
8 3 (1.88%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.88%) WPF
9 2 (1.25%) XSLT
10 1 (0.63%) CSS
10 1 (0.63%) Web Services
10 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.13%) Derivative
2 31 (19.38%) Fixed Income
3 27 (16.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (15.00%) Credit Risk
5 12 (7.50%) Credit Derivative
6 6 (3.75%) Grid Computing
7 4 (2.50%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.50%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.25%) Physics
8 2 (1.25%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 2 (1.25%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
9 1 (0.63%) Statistics
9 1 (0.63%) SCADA
9 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) Equities
9 1 (0.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 72 (45.00%) Linux
2 64 (40.00%) UNIX
3 39 (24.38%) Windows
4 5 (3.13%) Solaris
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (31.25%) Multithreading
2 31 (19.38%) OO
3 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
4 21 (13.13%) Unit Testing
5 16 (10.00%) OOD
6 14 (8.75%) Regression Testing
7 10 (6.25%) Monte Carlo Method
8 9 (5.63%) Database Tuning
8 9 (5.63%) Analytics
9 8 (5.00%) Low Latency
9 8 (5.00%) UML
10 7 (4.38%) Validation
11 6 (3.75%) Automated Testing
11 6 (3.75%) OOP
12 5 (3.13%) TDD
13 3 (1.88%) Software Testing
13 3 (1.88%) Configuration Management
13 3 (1.88%) Performance Management
13 3 (1.88%) Embedded Software Development
14 2 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 158 (98.75%) C++
2 81 (50.63%) SQL
3 43 (26.88%) Python
4 42 (26.25%) Perl
5 28 (17.50%) Shell Script
6 23 (14.38%) C#
7 14 (8.75%) C
8 12 (7.50%) Java
9 5 (3.13%) VBA
9 5 (3.13%) VC++
9 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.50%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.50%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.63%) PHP
12 1 (0.63%) XAML
12 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) Degree
2 10 (6.25%) PhD
3 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 68 (42.50%) Oracle
2 17 (10.63%) Sybase
3 7 (4.38%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.75%) Google
5 1 (0.63%) Wonderware
5 1 (0.63%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.63%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.63%) Ericsson
5 1 (0.63%) Siemens
5 1 (0.63%) Autodesk
5 1 (0.63%) Perforce
5 1 (0.63%) SolidWorks
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