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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 496 398 429
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +31
Contract jobs citing STL 133 185 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 1.21% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 128 108
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £673 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £54.00 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
15760 15286 15435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 29.02% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10386 9943 9257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 277 390
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 £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 October 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 20 October 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
England -95 112 £600 +9.09% 40
London -33 101 £600 +4.34% 22
Scotland - 21 £375 - 3
City of London +8 16 £600 +4.34% 8
South East -39 10 £350 +7.69% 8
Surrey -1 4 £325 - 5
Hampshire -52 2 £325 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
Leatherhead - 1 £325 - 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 2
South West - 1 - - 5
Wales - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Esher - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 217 (100.00%) C++
2 144 (66.36%) SQL
3 125 (57.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 101 (46.54%) Linux
5 97 (44.70%) Oracle
6 90 (41.47%) Multithreading
7 72 (33.18%) UNIX
8 70 (32.26%) Windows
9 67 (30.88%) XML
10 60 (27.65%) C#
11 57 (26.27%) Finance
12 53 (24.42%) Python
13 51 (23.50%) OO
14 50 (23.04%) Derivative
15 48 (22.12%) Banking
16 45 (20.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 41 (18.89%) Fixed Income
18 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
18 37 (17.05%) Software Engineering
19 36 (16.59%) Microsoft
19 36 (16.59%) .NET
20 32 (14.75%) Relational Database
21 31 (14.29%) Visual Studio
22 29 (13.36%) Investment Banking
23 27 (12.44%) Unit Testing
24 25 (11.52%) Oracle Database
24 25 (11.52%) HTTP
25 24 (11.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
26 23 (10.60%) Low Latency
26 23 (10.60%) SQL Server

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (5.07%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.30%) IIS
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 20 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.45%) MS Project
3 10 (4.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.52%) HTTP
2 3 (1.38%) Internet
3 2 (0.92%) 3G
3 2 (0.92%) LTE
3 2 (0.92%) GSM
3 2 (0.92%) UMTS
4 1 (0.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.75%) Relational Database
2 25 (11.52%) Oracle Database
3 23 (10.60%) SQL Server
4 19 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (8.29%) OLTP
6 16 (7.37%) RDBMS
7 11 (5.07%) ObjectStore
7 11 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (2.30%) KDB
10 2 (0.92%) Big Data
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.61%) GoogleTest
3 8 (3.69%) CppUnit
3 8 (3.69%) Subversion
4 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.92%) Hudson
4 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.46%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.46%) CasperJS
5 1 (0.46%) Ant
5 1 (0.46%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.46%) CodeRush
5 1 (0.46%) CMake
5 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.46%) Build Forge
5 1 (0.46%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.46%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 57 (26.27%) Finance
2 48 (22.12%) Banking
3 29 (13.36%) Investment Banking
4 22 (10.14%) Front Office
5 3 (1.38%) Electronics
6 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 185 (85.25%) Developer
2 152 (70.05%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.14%) Python Developer
4 20 (9.22%) Software Engineer
5 19 (8.76%) Senior Developer
6 17 (7.83%) Lead Developer
7 16 (7.37%) Senior C++ Developer
7 16 (7.37%) C++/C# Developer
8 15 (6.91%) C# Developer
9 13 (5.99%) C++ Software Engineer
10 11 (5.07%) Quantitative Developer
11 9 (4.15%) Technical Leader
11 9 (4.15%) Technical Developer
12 7 (3.23%) C++ Quantitative Developer
12 7 (3.23%) SQL Developer
12 7 (3.23%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.76%) UNIX Developer
14 5 (2.30%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (2.30%) Project Leader
15 4 (1.84%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (57.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 67 (30.88%) XML
3 36 (16.59%) .NET
4 21 (9.68%) DCOM
5 19 (8.76%) ATL
5 19 (8.76%) COM+
6 15 (6.91%) OLE DB
7 11 (5.07%) Django
7 11 (5.07%) Twisted
7 11 (5.07%) ZeroMQ
7 11 (5.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (4.15%) HTML
8 9 (4.15%) MFC
8 9 (4.15%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.15%) CSS
9 7 (3.23%) XSLT
9 7 (3.23%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.23%) Middleware
9 7 (3.23%) FpML
10 6 (2.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.04%) Derivative
2 45 (20.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 41 (18.89%) Fixed Income
4 24 (11.06%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (8.29%) Grid Computing
7 15 (6.91%) Algorithms
8 12 (5.53%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (4.61%) Open Source
9 10 (4.61%) Mathematics
10 7 (3.23%) Market Risk
11 5 (2.30%) Credit Risk
11 5 (2.30%) Equities
12 4 (1.84%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.84%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.84%) Hedge funds
13 3 (1.38%) Physics
13 3 (1.38%) Statistics
14 2 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
15 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 101 (46.54%) Linux
2 72 (33.18%) UNIX
3 70 (32.26%) Windows
4 16 (7.37%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.23%) Solaris
6 2 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (41.47%) Multithreading
2 51 (23.50%) OO
3 37 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (17.05%) Software Engineering
4 27 (12.44%) Unit Testing
5 23 (10.60%) Low Latency
6 22 (10.14%) Analytics
7 18 (8.29%) Database Tuning
8 17 (7.83%) Risk Analysis
9 15 (6.91%) OOD
10 14 (6.45%) Regression Testing
11 11 (5.07%) Project Planning
11 11 (5.07%) Algorithmic Trading
12 10 (4.61%) TDD
13 9 (4.15%) Automated Testing
13 9 (4.15%) Project Management
13 9 (4.15%) Software Architecture
14 8 (3.69%) UML
14 8 (3.69%) Risk Management
15 7 (3.23%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 217 (100.00%) C++
2 144 (66.36%) SQL
3 60 (27.65%) C#
4 53 (24.42%) Python
5 18 (8.29%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.45%) Perl
6 14 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 13 (5.99%) Java
8 10 (4.61%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.61%) C
9 7 (3.23%) VC++
10 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.92%) PHP
11 2 (0.92%) VBA
12 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.46%) XAML
12 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 22 (10.14%) Degree
2 3 (1.38%) PhD
3 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Control-M
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
1 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 97 (44.70%) Oracle
2 36 (16.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.61%) Google
4 6 (2.76%) Cognizant
4 6 (2.76%) Sybase
5 4 (1.84%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.46%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.46%) Perforce
7 1 (0.46%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
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