The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 497 511 394
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -117
Contract jobs citing STL 124 100 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.80% 0.66% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 66 134
Average daily rate
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£513 £575 £556
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £668
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 16
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

STL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

STL
Top 27 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 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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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 +18 124 £513 -14.58% 52
London +18 89 £563 -6.25% 33
South East +6 25 £350 - 12
City of London -4 19 £625 +11.11% 10
Middlesex +12 10 £350 - 1
South West -3 7 £400 - 5
Berkshire +10 6 £335 -
Gloucestershire +3 5 £400 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £300 -
Cheltenham - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +1 3 £498 +53.07%
Hampshire -7 3 £293 -16.42% 3
Hillingdon - 3 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +2 2 - - 2
East of England +1 2 - - 2
Yeovil - 2 - -
Horsham - 2 £325 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 1
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Amersham +5 1 - -
Surrey -2 1 £300 -14.28% 4
Cambridge -7 1 - - 2
Gloucester - 1 - - 2
Farnborough - 1 £405 -
High Wycombe - 1 £483 -
Coventry - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 232 (99.15%) C++
2 133 (56.84%) Multithreading
3 129 (55.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 120 (51.28%) SQL
5 117 (50.00%) Oracle
6 112 (47.86%) Linux
7 101 (43.16%) UNIX
8 65 (27.78%) Perl
9 53 (22.65%) SDLC
10 52 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 52 (22.22%) Python
11 50 (21.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 49 (20.94%) Banking
13 45 (19.23%) OO
14 43 (18.38%) Java
15 41 (17.52%) Windows
15 41 (17.52%) Investment Banking
16 40 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
16 40 (17.09%) C#
17 39 (16.67%) Oracle Database
18 37 (15.81%) OLTP
19 35 (14.96%) Finance
20 33 (14.10%) Fixed Income
20 33 (14.10%) Subversion
21 32 (13.68%) Front Office
21 32 (13.68%) Low Latency
22 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
23 28 (11.97%) RDBMS
23 28 (11.97%) Relational Database
24 27 (11.54%) SQL Server

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (1.71%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.43%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.26%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.41%) 3G
2 15 (6.41%) 2G
3 11 (4.70%) Wireshark
3 11 (4.70%) SDH
4 10 (4.27%) 2.5G
5 9 (3.85%) 4G
6 5 (2.14%) 3GPP
6 5 (2.14%) SS7
6 5 (2.14%) SCCP
6 5 (2.14%) CDMA
7 3 (1.28%) Internet
8 2 (0.85%) HTTP
9 1 (0.43%) CTI
9 1 (0.43%) Multicast
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 37 (15.81%) OLTP
3 28 (11.97%) RDBMS
3 28 (11.97%) Relational Database
4 27 (11.54%) SQL Server
5 24 (10.26%) MySQL
6 15 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.56%) KDB
8 5 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.71%) DB2
10 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (14.10%) Subversion
2 29 (12.39%) Visual Studio
3 16 (6.84%) NUnit
4 10 (4.27%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (4.27%) ClearCase
5 6 (2.56%) CppUnit
6 2 (0.85%) GDB
6 2 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.43%) GCC
7 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.43%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.43%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.43%) Moq
7 1 (0.43%) JIRA
7 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 49 (20.94%) Banking
2 41 (17.52%) Investment Banking
3 35 (14.96%) Finance
4 32 (13.68%) Front Office
5 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (91.88%) Developer
2 207 (88.46%) C++ Developer
3 24 (10.26%) Senior Developer
3 24 (10.26%) Senior C++ Developer
4 20 (8.55%) C++/C# Developer
5 19 (8.12%) Software Engineer
5 19 (8.12%) C# Developer
6 11 (4.70%) C++ Software Engineer
7 10 (4.27%) Software Developer
8 8 (3.42%) C++ Software Developer
8 8 (3.42%) UNIX Developer
9 6 (2.56%) Development Engineer
9 6 (2.56%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (2.14%) SQL Developer
11 3 (1.28%) Quantitative Developer
11 3 (1.28%) Linux Developer
11 3 (1.28%) Telecoms Developer
12 2 (0.85%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 2 (0.85%) Senior C# Developer
12 2 (0.85%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (55.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 26 (11.11%) XML
3 22 (9.40%) Middleware
4 13 (5.56%) MFC
5 11 (4.70%) .NET
6 7 (2.99%) Swing
7 5 (2.14%) POSIX
7 5 (2.14%) Rendezvous
7 5 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.71%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.71%) FpML
9 3 (1.28%) Ajax
9 3 (1.28%) WCF
9 3 (1.28%) Qt
10 2 (0.85%) WPF
10 2 (0.85%) WinForms
10 2 (0.85%) Web Services
10 2 (0.85%) OpenGL
10 2 (0.85%) COM
11 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (21.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (14.10%) Fixed Income
4 16 (6.84%) Derivative
5 13 (5.56%) Grid Computing
6 12 (5.13%) Equities
6 12 (5.13%) Computer Science
6 12 (5.13%) Algorithms
7 10 (4.27%) Mobile App
7 10 (4.27%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.85%) Physics
10 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.43%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 112 (47.86%) Linux
2 101 (43.16%) UNIX
3 41 (17.52%) Windows
4 17 (7.26%) Solaris
5 3 (1.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.43%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (56.84%) Multithreading
2 53 (22.65%) SDLC
3 45 (19.23%) OO
4 40 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (13.68%) Low Latency
6 24 (10.26%) Unit Testing
7 23 (9.83%) Database Tuning
8 21 (8.97%) Software Engineering
8 21 (8.97%) Risk Management
9 19 (8.12%) TDD
10 18 (7.69%) OOD
11 16 (6.84%) Scrum
12 13 (5.56%) E-Commerce
13 12 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.85%) Validation
15 8 (3.42%) Algorithmic Trading
15 8 (3.42%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (2.99%) Electronic Trading
16 7 (2.99%) UML
Programming Languages
1 232 (99.15%) C++
2 120 (51.28%) SQL
3 65 (27.78%) Perl
4 52 (22.22%) Python
5 43 (18.38%) Java
6 40 (17.09%) C#
7 26 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 18 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 16 (6.84%) Ruby
10 15 (6.41%) C
11 10 (4.27%) JavaScript
12 8 (3.42%) Scala
13 4 (1.71%) Korn
14 3 (1.28%) PHP
15 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.43%) VBA
15 1 (0.43%) VC++
15 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (8.12%) Degree
2 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.70%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Control-M
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 117 (50.00%) Oracle
2 25 (10.68%) Sybase
3 6 (2.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.56%) TIBCO
4 5 (2.14%) Tieto
4 5 (2.14%) Dialogic
5 4 (1.71%) IBM
6 1 (0.43%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.43%) Solace
6 1 (0.43%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.43%) Rogue Wave
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