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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 458 380 435
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +55
Contract jobs citing STL 138 211 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.89% 1.39% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 150 102
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 13
Average hourly rate £47.00 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £41.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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
15445 15232 15833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.25% 28.88% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9999 9783 9533
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 17 September 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
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 17 September 2014.

STL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 September 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 -106 112 £600 +9.09% 55
London -56 95 £600 +4.34% 34
Scotland - 26 £375 - 1
City of London +12 21 £600 +4.34% 20
South East -28 15 £350 +8.61% 5
Hampshire -34 5 £350 +8.61% 1
Surrey -3 3 £325 - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
South West - 2 - - 9
Oxford -1 1 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 1
Epsom - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 201 (100.00%) C++
2 128 (63.68%) SQL
3 113 (56.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 90 (44.78%) Oracle
4 90 (44.78%) Linux
5 74 (36.82%) Multithreading
6 70 (34.83%) UNIX
7 59 (29.35%) XML
8 56 (27.86%) Windows
8 56 (27.86%) Finance
9 50 (24.88%) C#
9 50 (24.88%) Python
10 45 (22.39%) OO
10 45 (22.39%) Derivative
11 37 (18.41%) Fixed Income
11 37 (18.41%) Banking
11 37 (18.41%) Software Engineering
12 33 (16.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (15.42%) Relational Database
14 30 (14.93%) Unit Testing
15 29 (14.43%) Visual Studio
16 27 (13.43%) .NET
17 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
18 24 (11.94%) Perl
19 23 (11.44%) HTTP
19 23 (11.44%) Degree
20 22 (10.95%) Front Office
21 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
21 21 (10.45%) DCOM

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (5.47%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.49%) IIS
3 3 (1.49%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (6.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.98%) MS Project
3 5 (2.49%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) Simulink
4 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.44%) HTTP
2 2 (1.00%) Multicast
2 2 (1.00%) LTE
2 2 (1.00%) GSM
2 2 (1.00%) Internet
2 2 (1.00%) UMTS
2 2 (1.00%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.42%) Relational Database
2 21 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.95%) Oracle Database
4 17 (8.46%) RDBMS
4 17 (8.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (6.47%) OLTP
6 11 (5.47%) ObjectStore
6 11 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (2.99%) KDB
9 2 (1.00%) Big Data
9 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (14.43%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.97%) GoogleTest
3 8 (3.98%) CppUnit
3 8 (3.98%) Subversion
4 3 (1.49%) LabVIEW
5 2 (1.00%) Hudson
5 2 (1.00%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.50%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.50%) Build Forge
6 1 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.50%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.50%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.50%) CMake
6 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 56 (27.86%) Finance
2 37 (18.41%) Banking
3 22 (10.95%) Front Office
4 18 (8.96%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.99%) Electronics
6 3 (1.49%) Military
7 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 172 (85.57%) Developer
2 145 (72.14%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.95%) Python Developer
4 20 (9.95%) Software Engineer
5 15 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 14 (6.97%) C++/C# Developer
7 13 (6.47%) C# Developer
8 12 (5.97%) C++ Software Engineer
8 12 (5.97%) Senior C++ Developer
8 12 (5.97%) Lead Developer
9 11 (5.47%) Quantitative Developer
10 8 (3.98%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 8 (3.98%) UNIX Developer
11 7 (3.48%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.49%) Software Developer
13 4 (1.99%) Technical Developer
13 4 (1.99%) Team Leader
13 4 (1.99%) Technical Leader
13 4 (1.99%) Project Leader
14 3 (1.49%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (56.22%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 59 (29.35%) XML
3 27 (13.43%) .NET
4 21 (10.45%) DCOM
5 19 (9.45%) ATL
5 19 (9.45%) COM+
6 15 (7.46%) OLE DB
7 11 (5.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (5.47%) Twisted
7 11 (5.47%) ZeroMQ
7 11 (5.47%) Django
8 9 (4.48%) MFC
9 7 (3.48%) FpML
9 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.48%) CSS
9 7 (3.48%) XSLT
9 7 (3.48%) HTML
9 7 (3.48%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.49%) COM
11 4 (1.99%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.39%) Derivative
2 37 (18.41%) Fixed Income
3 33 (16.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (7.96%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.97%) Credit Derivative
7 11 (5.47%) Grid Computing
7 11 (5.47%) Credit Risk
8 9 (4.48%) Mathematics
9 8 (3.98%) Market Risk
9 8 (3.98%) Open Source
10 5 (2.49%) Equities
10 5 (2.49%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.49%) Physics
12 3 (1.49%) Statistics
13 2 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 90 (44.78%) Linux
2 70 (34.83%) UNIX
3 56 (27.86%) Windows
4 10 (4.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.00%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.82%) Multithreading
2 45 (22.39%) OO
3 37 (18.41%) Software Engineering
4 31 (15.42%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (14.93%) Unit Testing
6 20 (9.95%) Low Latency
7 17 (8.46%) Regression Testing
8 16 (7.96%) Analytics
9 14 (6.97%) OOD
10 13 (6.47%) Database Tuning
11 12 (5.97%) UML
12 11 (5.47%) Automated Testing
13 10 (4.98%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (4.98%) TDD
14 9 (4.48%) Project Management
14 9 (4.48%) Risk Analysis
15 8 (3.98%) Mentoring
15 8 (3.98%) Risk Management
16 7 (3.48%) Validation
16 7 (3.48%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (100.00%) C++
2 128 (63.68%) SQL
3 50 (24.88%) C#
3 50 (24.88%) Python
4 24 (11.94%) Perl
5 19 (9.45%) Shell Script
6 17 (8.46%) Java
7 16 (7.96%) T-SQL
8 11 (5.47%) C
9 8 (3.98%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.48%) VC++
11 4 (1.99%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
13 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) PHP
13 2 (1.00%) VBA
14 1 (0.50%) XAML
14 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (11.44%) Degree
2 6 (2.99%) PhD
3 4 (1.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 90 (44.78%) Oracle
2 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.97%) Google
4 11 (5.47%) Sybase
5 4 (1.99%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.49%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.50%) Perforce
7 1 (0.50%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.50%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.50%) Apple
7 1 (0.50%) 29West
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