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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 489 398 446
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +48
Contract jobs citing STL 125 185 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.35% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.79% 1.22% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 130 102
Average daily rate
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£600 £528 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.74% -4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £54.00 £41.25 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%

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
15771 15204 15018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 28.99% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 9867 8994
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 284 376
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.02 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 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 24 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 -98 108 £600 +13.74% 42
London -45 97 £600 +4.34% 26
Scotland - 17 £375 - 3
City of London -3 13 £600 +4.34% 7
South East -43 10 £350 +7.69% 5
Surrey -7 4 £325 - 3
Hampshire -43 2 £325 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £325 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - - 5
Wales - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 2
Esher - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Kettering - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 219 (100.00%) C++
2 146 (66.67%) SQL
3 128 (58.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 103 (47.03%) Linux
5 98 (44.75%) Oracle
6 93 (42.47%) Multithreading
7 73 (33.33%) Windows
8 72 (32.88%) UNIX
9 68 (31.05%) XML
10 61 (27.85%) C#
11 59 (26.94%) Finance
12 54 (24.66%) Python
13 52 (23.74%) OO
14 51 (23.29%) Banking
14 51 (23.29%) Derivative
15 47 (21.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 42 (19.18%) Fixed Income
17 38 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (17.35%) Microsoft
18 37 (16.89%) .NET
19 36 (16.44%) Software Engineering
20 32 (14.61%) Investment Banking
21 31 (14.16%) Visual Studio
21 31 (14.16%) Relational Database
22 26 (11.87%) Oracle Database
22 26 (11.87%) Unit Testing
23 25 (11.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
23 25 (11.42%) HTTP
24 24 (10.96%) Low Latency
25 23 (10.50%) Analytics

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (5.02%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.28%) IIS
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.85%) MS Project
3 11 (5.02%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.46%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.42%) HTTP
2 3 (1.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.91%) 3G
3 2 (0.91%) LTE
3 2 (0.91%) GSM
3 2 (0.91%) UMTS
4 1 (0.46%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.16%) Relational Database
2 26 (11.87%) Oracle Database
3 23 (10.50%) SQL Server
4 19 (8.68%) OLTP
4 19 (8.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (6.85%) RDBMS
6 11 (5.02%) ObjectStore
6 11 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.28%) KDB
9 2 (0.91%) Big Data
9 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 31 (14.16%) Visual Studio
2 10 (4.57%) GoogleTest
3 8 (3.65%) CppUnit
3 8 (3.65%) Subversion
4 2 (0.91%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.91%) Hudson
4 2 (0.91%) 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 59 (26.94%) Finance
2 51 (23.29%) Banking
3 32 (14.61%) Investment Banking
4 23 (10.50%) Front Office
5 3 (1.37%) Electronics
6 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 188 (85.84%) Developer
2 154 (70.32%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.05%) Python Developer
4 20 (9.13%) Senior Developer
5 19 (8.68%) Software Engineer
6 18 (8.22%) Lead Developer
7 17 (7.76%) Senior C++ Developer
8 16 (7.31%) C++/C# Developer
9 15 (6.85%) C# Developer
10 12 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
10 12 (5.48%) Quantitative Developer
11 10 (4.57%) Technical Leader
11 10 (4.57%) Technical Developer
12 8 (3.65%) C++ Quantitative Developer
13 7 (3.20%) SQL Developer
13 7 (3.20%) Software Developer
14 5 (2.28%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (2.28%) Project Leader
14 5 (2.28%) UNIX Developer
15 4 (1.83%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (58.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 68 (31.05%) XML
3 37 (16.89%) .NET
4 21 (9.59%) DCOM
5 19 (8.68%) ATL
5 19 (8.68%) COM+
6 15 (6.85%) OLE DB
7 11 (5.02%) Django
7 11 (5.02%) Twisted
7 11 (5.02%) ZeroMQ
7 11 (5.02%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (4.11%) HTML
8 9 (4.11%) MFC
8 9 (4.11%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.11%) CSS
9 7 (3.20%) XSLT
9 7 (3.20%) .NET Framework
9 7 (3.20%) Middleware
9 7 (3.20%) FpML
10 6 (2.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.29%) Derivative
2 47 (21.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 42 (19.18%) Fixed Income
4 25 (11.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 19 (8.68%) Grid Computing
5 19 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (6.85%) Algorithms
7 12 (5.48%) Mathematics
7 12 (5.48%) Credit Derivative
8 10 (4.57%) Open Source
9 7 (3.20%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.28%) Credit Risk
10 5 (2.28%) Equities
11 4 (1.83%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.37%) Physics
12 3 (1.37%) Statistics
13 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.46%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 103 (47.03%) Linux
2 73 (33.33%) Windows
3 72 (32.88%) UNIX
4 17 (7.76%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.20%) Solaris
6 2 (0.91%) 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 93 (42.47%) Multithreading
2 52 (23.74%) OO
3 38 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (16.44%) Software Engineering
5 26 (11.87%) Unit Testing
6 24 (10.96%) Low Latency
7 23 (10.50%) Analytics
8 19 (8.68%) Database Tuning
9 18 (8.22%) Risk Analysis
10 15 (6.85%) OOD
11 13 (5.94%) Regression Testing
12 12 (5.48%) Project Planning
13 11 (5.02%) Algorithmic Trading
14 10 (4.57%) TDD
15 9 (4.11%) Automated Testing
15 9 (4.11%) Project Management
15 9 (4.11%) Software Architecture
16 8 (3.65%) Risk Management
17 7 (3.20%) UML
17 7 (3.20%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 219 (100.00%) C++
2 146 (66.67%) SQL
3 61 (27.85%) C#
4 54 (24.66%) Python
5 18 (8.22%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.39%) Java
7 13 (5.94%) Perl
7 13 (5.94%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.57%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.57%) C
9 7 (3.20%) VC++
10 3 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.91%) PHP
11 2 (0.91%) VBA
12 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.46%) XAML
12 1 (0.46%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (9.59%) Degree
2 3 (1.37%) PhD
3 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.91%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Control-M
1 1 (0.46%) Puppet
1 1 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 98 (44.75%) Oracle
2 38 (17.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.57%) Google
4 6 (2.74%) Cognizant
4 6 (2.74%) Sybase
5 4 (1.83%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.46%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.46%) Perforce
7 1 (0.46%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.46%) Apple
7 1 (0.46%) 29West
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