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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 501 515 415
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -100
Contract jobs citing STL 111 79 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.53% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 55 104
Average daily rate
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£500 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £604
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.65 £39.00 £29.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £43.75 £56.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +13.33%

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
15071 14856 12792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.00% 27.62% 27.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9795 9728 7977
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 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 208 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 May 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
Top 26 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 May 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 +15 108 £500 -16.66% 52
London +12 81 £600 - 25
South East -3 17 £335 -4.28% 19
City of London 0 9 £625 -7.40% 7
Berkshire - 9 £335 - 2
South West +18 8 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 1
Cheltenham - 6 £450 -
Hampshire -13 2 £405 +15.71% 4
Oxfordshire - 2 £308 - 3
Surrey - 2 £500 - 4
Guildford - 2 £500 -
Farnborough - 2 £405 -
Middlesex +4 1 £350 -
Scotland 0 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Horsham - 1 £275 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £315 - 1
Derby - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £460 -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 201 (99.50%) C++
2 100 (49.50%) SQL
3 97 (48.02%) Multithreading
4 94 (46.53%) Oracle
5 93 (46.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 92 (45.54%) UNIX
7 82 (40.59%) Linux
8 56 (27.72%) Perl
8 56 (27.72%) Banking
9 50 (24.75%) Python
10 45 (22.28%) Investment Banking
11 44 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (21.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 41 (20.30%) OO
14 38 (18.81%) C#
14 38 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (18.32%) Visual Studio
16 35 (17.33%) Front Office
17 33 (16.34%) Windows
18 32 (15.84%) XML
19 31 (15.35%) OLTP
19 31 (15.35%) Java
19 31 (15.35%) Low Latency
20 30 (14.85%) Unit Testing
21 29 (14.36%) Subversion
22 27 (13.37%) Finance
22 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
22 27 (13.37%) Oracle Database
23 26 (12.87%) Security Cleared
23 26 (12.87%) SQL Server

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (1.98%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.91%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.94%) HTTP
3 11 (5.45%) SDH
3 11 (5.45%) Wireshark
4 10 (4.95%) 2G
4 10 (4.95%) 2.5G
4 10 (4.95%) 3G
5 9 (4.46%) 4G
6 6 (2.97%) Internet
7 4 (1.98%) IPv6
8 3 (1.49%) IPv4
9 1 (0.50%) MPLS
9 1 (0.50%) L2TP
9 1 (0.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.35%) OLTP
2 27 (13.37%) Oracle Database
3 26 (12.87%) SQL Server
4 21 (10.40%) MySQL
4 21 (10.40%) RDBMS
4 21 (10.40%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (3.96%) KDB
6 8 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.50%) Big Data
7 1 (0.50%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (18.32%) Visual Studio
2 29 (14.36%) Subversion
3 11 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.45%) NUnit
4 10 (4.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (4.95%) ClearCase
5 7 (3.47%) CppUnit
6 5 (2.48%) GCC
7 4 (1.98%) GDB
8 2 (0.99%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.99%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.50%) CodeRush
9 1 (0.50%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.50%) VTune
9 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 56 (27.72%) Banking
2 45 (22.28%) Investment Banking
3 35 (17.33%) Front Office
4 27 (13.37%) Finance
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 185 (91.58%) Developer
2 171 (84.65%) C++ Developer
3 20 (9.90%) Senior Developer
4 18 (8.91%) Senior C++ Developer
5 16 (7.92%) Software Engineer
6 11 (5.45%) C# Developer
6 11 (5.45%) C++/C# Developer
7 10 (4.95%) Software Developer
8 7 (3.47%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Quantitative Developer
9 6 (2.97%) Software Development Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) Development Engineer
9 6 (2.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 5 (2.48%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.48%) C++ Software Developer
10 5 (2.48%) SQL Developer
11 4 (1.98%) UNIX Developer
12 2 (0.99%) Linux Developer
13 1 (0.50%) Agile C# Developer
13 1 (0.50%) Senior Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (46.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 32 (15.84%) XML
3 20 (9.90%) .NET
4 17 (8.42%) Middleware
5 12 (5.94%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (3.47%) Swing
6 7 (3.47%) MFC
7 6 (2.97%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.97%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.48%) Rendezvous
8 5 (2.48%) COM
8 5 (2.48%) COM+
8 5 (2.48%) DCOM
8 5 (2.48%) Web Services
9 4 (1.98%) ATL
9 4 (1.98%) FpML
9 4 (1.98%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.99%) WinForms
10 2 (0.99%) OpenGL
10 2 (0.99%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 38 (18.81%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (13.37%) Fixed Income
4 15 (7.43%) Derivative
5 11 (5.45%) Client/Server
6 10 (4.95%) Equities
6 10 (4.95%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.95%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.46%) Grid Computing
8 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (2.48%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.49%) Physics
11 3 (1.49%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.99%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.50%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.50%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.50%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 92 (45.54%) UNIX
2 82 (40.59%) Linux
3 33 (16.34%) Windows
4 14 (6.93%) Solaris
5 1 (0.50%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (48.02%) Multithreading
2 44 (21.78%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (20.30%) OO
4 31 (15.35%) Low Latency
5 30 (14.85%) Unit Testing
6 20 (9.90%) OOD
7 19 (9.41%) Software Engineering
8 18 (8.91%) TDD
9 17 (8.42%) Database Tuning
10 15 (7.43%) Scrum
11 10 (4.95%) Release Management
12 9 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (4.46%) Electronic Trading
13 8 (3.96%) Risk Analysis
13 8 (3.96%) Risk Management
14 7 (3.47%) Validation
14 7 (3.47%) OOP
14 7 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (3.47%) Performance Management
15 6 (2.97%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 201 (99.50%) C++
2 100 (49.50%) SQL
3 56 (27.72%) Perl
4 50 (24.75%) Python
5 38 (18.81%) C#
6 31 (15.35%) Java
7 24 (11.88%) Bash Shell
8 21 (10.40%) Shell Script
9 19 (9.41%) Ruby
10 12 (5.94%) JavaScript
11 7 (3.47%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.97%) C
13 4 (1.98%) VB
13 4 (1.98%) VBA
13 4 (1.98%) VB6
14 3 (1.49%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.50%) Korn
15 1 (0.50%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.50%) VC++
Qualifications
1 26 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.92%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.95%) Degree
3 10 (4.95%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (2.48%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 94 (46.53%) Oracle
2 18 (8.91%) Sybase
3 16 (7.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.47%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.98%) IBM
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.50%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.50%) Perforce
6 1 (0.50%) Google
6 1 (0.50%) Tradeweb
6 1 (0.50%) Rogue Wave
6 1 (0.50%) Solace
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