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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 492 438 421
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -17
Contract jobs citing STL 115 141 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.75% 0.95% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 96 106
Average daily rate
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£600 £563 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £336 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £54.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%

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
15288 14780 14283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 28.44% 27.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10373 9576 8700
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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 170 289 356
Average hourly rate £36.40 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -57 104 £600 +6.66% 42
London -32 88 £600 +2.12% 22
Scotland - 11 £388 - 2
South East -20 10 £350 +3.70% 9
City of London -23 9 £588 -2.08% 6
South West - 6 £340 - 6
Gloucestershire - 5 £340 - 1
Surrey - 3 £325 - 5
Hampshire -32 1 £350 +3.70% 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £325 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
Hammersmith - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Bristol - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 3
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 234 (100.00%) C++
2 147 (62.82%) SQL
3 135 (57.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 108 (46.15%) Linux
5 102 (43.59%) Multithreading
6 99 (42.31%) Oracle
7 80 (34.19%) UNIX
8 75 (32.05%) Windows
9 71 (30.34%) XML
10 65 (27.78%) Finance
11 63 (26.92%) C#
12 59 (25.21%) Banking
13 58 (24.79%) Python
14 55 (23.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 54 (23.08%) Derivative
16 53 (22.65%) OO
17 44 (18.80%) Microsoft
18 41 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (17.52%) Fixed Income
19 40 (17.09%) .NET
20 39 (16.67%) Investment Banking
21 34 (14.53%) Visual Studio
22 33 (14.10%) Software Engineering
23 32 (13.68%) Relational Database
24 30 (12.82%) Low Latency
24 30 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
25 28 (11.97%) Oracle Database
25 28 (11.97%) Front Office
26 27 (11.54%) HTTP
27 26 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 10 (4.27%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.14%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 23 (9.83%) MS Excel
2 16 (6.84%) MS Project
3 12 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.43%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.54%) HTTP
2 4 (1.71%) Internet
3 3 (1.28%) IPv4
3 3 (1.28%) IPv6
4 2 (0.85%) GSM
4 2 (0.85%) UMTS
4 2 (0.85%) 3G
4 2 (0.85%) LTE
5 1 (0.43%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.68%) Relational Database
2 28 (11.97%) Oracle Database
3 24 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.97%) OLTP
4 21 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (7.26%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.27%) ObjectStore
6 10 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (2.14%) KDB
9 2 (0.85%) MySQL
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.43%) Big Data
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (14.53%) Visual Studio
2 9 (3.85%) GoogleTest
3 8 (3.42%) Subversion
3 8 (3.42%) CppUnit
4 3 (1.28%) GCC
4 3 (1.28%) GDB
5 2 (0.85%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.43%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.43%) Clang
6 1 (0.43%) CodeRush
6 1 (0.43%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.43%) Hudson
6 1 (0.43%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.43%) Maven
6 1 (0.43%) ReSharper
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
6 1 (0.43%) CMake
General
1 65 (27.78%) Finance
2 59 (25.21%) Banking
3 39 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 28 (11.97%) Front Office
5 3 (1.28%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 205 (87.61%) Developer
2 169 (72.22%) C++ Developer
3 22 (9.40%) Senior Developer
4 21 (8.97%) Python Developer
5 19 (8.12%) Senior C++ Developer
5 19 (8.12%) Lead Developer
6 17 (7.26%) Software Engineer
7 16 (6.84%) C++/C# Developer
8 14 (5.98%) C# Developer
8 14 (5.98%) Quantitative Developer
9 11 (4.70%) Technical Leader
9 11 (4.70%) Software Developer
9 11 (4.70%) Technical Developer
9 11 (4.70%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 10 (4.27%) C++ Software Engineer
11 7 (2.99%) C++ Software Developer
11 7 (2.99%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.14%) Senior Software Engineer
12 5 (2.14%) Project Leader
12 5 (2.14%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (57.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 71 (30.34%) XML
3 40 (17.09%) .NET
4 30 (12.82%) FIX Protocol
5 22 (9.40%) DCOM
6 20 (8.55%) ATL
6 20 (8.55%) COM+
7 16 (6.84%) OLE DB
8 10 (4.27%) Django
8 10 (4.27%) Twisted
8 10 (4.27%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (4.27%) HTML
8 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET
8 10 (4.27%) ZeroMQ
9 9 (3.85%) MFC
10 8 (3.42%) CSS
10 8 (3.42%) COM
11 7 (2.99%) XSLT
11 7 (2.99%) Middleware
11 7 (2.99%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (23.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 54 (23.08%) Derivative
3 41 (17.52%) Fixed Income
4 26 (11.11%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 21 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (8.55%) Grid Computing
7 17 (7.26%) Mathematics
8 16 (6.84%) Algorithms
9 11 (4.70%) Credit Derivative
10 9 (3.85%) Open Source
11 7 (2.99%) Market Risk
12 6 (2.56%) Computer Science
13 5 (2.14%) Equities
14 4 (1.71%) Credit Risk
14 4 (1.71%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.71%) Hedge funds
15 3 (1.28%) Physics
15 3 (1.28%) Statistics
16 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
17 1 (0.43%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 108 (46.15%) Linux
2 80 (34.19%) UNIX
3 75 (32.05%) Windows
4 18 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.42%) Solaris
6 2 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (43.59%) Multithreading
2 53 (22.65%) OO
3 41 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 30 (12.82%) Low Latency
6 25 (10.68%) Analytics
7 22 (9.40%) Unit Testing
8 21 (8.97%) Database Tuning
9 19 (8.12%) Risk Analysis
10 14 (5.98%) OOD
11 13 (5.56%) TDD
11 13 (5.56%) Project Planning
12 11 (4.70%) Algorithmic Trading
13 10 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (3.85%) Performance Management
14 9 (3.85%) Project Management
14 9 (3.85%) Regression Testing
15 8 (3.42%) Risk Management
15 8 (3.42%) Automated Testing
15 8 (3.42%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 234 (100.00%) C++
2 147 (62.82%) SQL
3 63 (26.92%) C#
4 58 (24.79%) Python
5 19 (8.12%) T-SQL
6 17 (7.26%) Java
7 15 (6.41%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.98%) JavaScript
9 11 (4.70%) Perl
10 10 (4.27%) C
11 7 (2.99%) VC++
12 5 (2.14%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.28%) Ruby
13 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.28%) VBA
14 2 (0.85%) PHP
15 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.43%) XAML
15 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 16 (6.84%) Degree
2 6 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Control-M
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 99 (42.31%) Oracle
2 44 (18.80%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.85%) Google
4 6 (2.56%) Cognizant
4 6 (2.56%) Sybase
5 4 (1.71%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.28%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.43%) Autodesk
7 1 (0.43%) Perforce
7 1 (0.43%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.43%) Apple
7 1 (0.43%) 29West
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