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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 494 521 383
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -138
Contract jobs citing STL 115 70 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.13% 0.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.47% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 42 132
Average daily rate
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£550 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £346 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 17
Average hourly rate £28.75 £39.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.21% +5.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-27.21% +5.33%

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
15034 14825 13750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 28.02% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10082 9622 8642
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 211 331
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 6 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 6 July 2015.

STL Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

STL
Top 28 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 6 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 +40 113 £550 -8.33% 50
London +32 80 £625 +4.16% 19
South East +8 25 £343 -2.14% 19
City of London +6 16 £625 +13.63% 3
Middlesex +12 8 £350 - 2
Berkshire +11 8 £335 - 2
Gloucestershire - 5 £400 - 2
South West - 5 £400 - 7
Buckinghamshire +5 3 £498 +53.07%
Hampshire +1 3 £405 +15.71% 5
Cheltenham - 3 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £300 -
Gloucester - 2 £460 - 2
Horsham - 2 £325 -
West Sussex - 2 £325 - 1
Farnborough - 2 £405 -
Amersham +8 1 - -
East of England -2 1 - - 5
Cambridge -5 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire -8 1 - - 5
Surrey - 1 £300 - 5
Coventry - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £483 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £325 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 214 (99.07%) C++
2 122 (56.48%) Multithreading
3 115 (53.24%) SQL
4 112 (51.85%) Oracle
5 108 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 99 (45.83%) Linux
7 91 (42.13%) UNIX
8 57 (26.39%) Perl
8 57 (26.39%) SDLC
9 50 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (22.22%) Python
10 48 (22.22%) Banking
11 46 (21.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 43 (19.91%) OO
13 41 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (18.52%) OLTP
14 40 (18.52%) C#
14 40 (18.52%) Oracle Database
15 39 (18.06%) Windows
15 39 (18.06%) Investment Banking
16 38 (17.59%) Java
17 33 (15.28%) Fixed Income
17 33 (15.28%) Subversion
18 32 (14.81%) Visual Studio
19 30 (13.89%) SQL Server
19 30 (13.89%) XML
19 30 (13.89%) Front Office
20 28 (12.96%) Unit Testing
21 27 (12.50%) Low Latency
22 26 (12.04%) Relational Database

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (1.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.02%) 3G
2 13 (6.02%) 2G
3 11 (5.09%) Wireshark
3 11 (5.09%) SDH
4 10 (4.63%) 2.5G
5 9 (4.17%) 4G
6 8 (3.70%) HTTP
7 3 (1.39%) CDMA
7 3 (1.39%) 3GPP
7 3 (1.39%) SS7
7 3 (1.39%) SCCP
7 3 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (0.46%) Multicast
8 1 (0.46%) Network Security
8 1 (0.46%) MPLS
8 1 (0.46%) L2TP
8 1 (0.46%) IPv6
8 1 (0.46%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.52%) OLTP
1 40 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 30 (13.89%) SQL Server
3 26 (12.04%) RDBMS
3 26 (12.04%) Relational Database
4 25 (11.57%) MySQL
5 15 (6.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (2.78%) KDB
7 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.93%) DB2
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 33 (15.28%) Subversion
2 32 (14.81%) Visual Studio
3 16 (7.41%) NUnit
4 11 (5.09%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (4.63%) ClearCase
6 6 (2.78%) CppUnit
7 2 (0.93%) GCC
7 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.46%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.46%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.46%) GDB
8 1 (0.46%) Moq
8 1 (0.46%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.46%) JIRA
8 1 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 48 (22.22%) Banking
2 39 (18.06%) Investment Banking
3 30 (13.89%) Front Office
4 25 (11.57%) Finance
5 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 199 (92.13%) Developer
2 192 (88.89%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.19%) Senior Developer
4 21 (9.72%) Senior C++ Developer
5 19 (8.80%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.33%) C++/C# Developer
7 17 (7.87%) C# Developer
8 11 (5.09%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (3.24%) Software Developer
10 6 (2.78%) Software Development Engineer
10 6 (2.78%) Development Engineer
11 5 (2.31%) C++ Software Developer
11 5 (2.31%) SQL Developer
12 4 (1.85%) UNIX Developer
13 3 (1.39%) Linux Developer
13 3 (1.39%) Quantitative Developer
14 2 (0.93%) C++ Quantitative Developer
15 1 (0.46%) Agile C# Developer
15 1 (0.46%) Senior C# Developer
15 1 (0.46%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (50.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 30 (13.89%) XML
3 22 (10.19%) Middleware
4 13 (6.02%) .NET
5 10 (4.63%) MFC
5 10 (4.63%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (3.24%) Swing
7 5 (2.31%) Rendezvous
7 5 (2.31%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.85%) FpML
9 3 (1.39%) POSIX
9 3 (1.39%) Ajax
10 2 (0.93%) WinForms
10 2 (0.93%) WCF
10 2 (0.93%) WPF
10 2 (0.93%) Qt
10 2 (0.93%) OpenGL
10 2 (0.93%) Web Services
10 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.93%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.15%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (21.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 33 (15.28%) Fixed Income
4 14 (6.48%) Derivative
5 12 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.09%) Equities
7 10 (4.63%) Grid Computing
7 10 (4.63%) Client/Server
7 10 (4.63%) Mobile App
7 10 (4.63%) Algorithms
8 6 (2.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (2.31%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.39%) Mathematics
10 3 (1.39%) Physics
10 3 (1.39%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.93%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.46%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 99 (45.83%) Linux
2 91 (42.13%) UNIX
3 39 (18.06%) Windows
4 17 (7.87%) Solaris
5 1 (0.46%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (56.48%) Multithreading
2 57 (26.39%) SDLC
3 43 (19.91%) OO
4 41 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (12.96%) Unit Testing
6 27 (12.50%) Low Latency
7 24 (11.11%) Database Tuning
8 20 (9.26%) Software Engineering
8 20 (9.26%) TDD
8 20 (9.26%) OOD
9 16 (7.41%) Scrum
10 15 (6.94%) Risk Management
11 14 (6.48%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (4.63%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.70%) Algorithmic Trading
13 8 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
14 7 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (3.24%) Validation
14 7 (3.24%) UML
15 6 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 214 (99.07%) C++
2 115 (53.24%) SQL
3 57 (26.39%) Perl
4 48 (22.22%) Python
5 40 (18.52%) C#
6 38 (17.59%) Java
7 26 (12.04%) Bash Shell
8 17 (7.87%) Ruby
9 15 (6.94%) Shell Script
10 11 (5.09%) C
11 10 (4.63%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.39%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.39%) PHP
13 2 (0.93%) Korn
13 2 (0.93%) Scala
14 1 (0.46%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.46%) VB6
14 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.46%) VB
14 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.41%) Degree
3 11 (5.09%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Control-M
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
1 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 112 (51.85%) Oracle
2 24 (11.11%) Sybase
3 9 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.24%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.85%) IBM
6 3 (1.39%) Tieto
6 3 (1.39%) Dialogic
7 2 (0.93%) Solace
8 1 (0.46%) Perforce
8 1 (0.46%) Rogue Wave
8 1 (0.46%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
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