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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 491 497 405
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -92
Contract jobs citing STL 90 69 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.50% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 49 104
Average daily rate
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£500 £600 £544
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +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
14073 13742 12315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.79% 27.14% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9236 8599 7726
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 259 304
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -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 4 March 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 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 4 March 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 +10 80 £500 -16.66% 36
London -11 55 £550 -8.33% 16
South East -14 15 £335 -4.28% 10
Scotland -1 10 £363 -9.37% 3
South West 0 8 £473 - 7
Gloucestershire - 8 £473 - 2
Guildford - 5 £500 - 4
Surrey - 5 £500 - 5
Berkshire +4 3 £335 - 1
City of London -7 3 £600 - 8
East of England - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £308 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £475 - 2
West Sussex - 1 £275 - 1
Oxford - 1 £315 -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Street - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 207 (100.00%) C++
2 107 (51.69%) SQL
3 103 (49.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 97 (46.86%) Linux
5 96 (46.38%) UNIX
5 96 (46.38%) Multithreading
6 81 (39.13%) Oracle
7 73 (35.27%) Banking
8 59 (28.50%) Investment Banking
9 48 (23.19%) Python
9 48 (23.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 47 (22.71%) OO
11 44 (21.26%) C#
11 44 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (20.77%) Finance
13 42 (20.29%) XML
14 41 (19.81%) Windows
15 37 (17.87%) Visual Studio
15 37 (17.87%) Low Latency
16 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
16 36 (17.39%) Front Office
17 35 (16.91%) .NET
18 34 (16.43%) Perl
19 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
20 27 (13.04%) Fixed Income
21 25 (12.08%) Shell Script
21 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (11.11%) Unit Testing
22 23 (11.11%) OLTP
23 22 (10.63%) Java

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 13 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.31%) MS Project
3 9 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.66%) HTTP
2 11 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.38%) Wireshark
3 7 (3.38%) 4G
3 7 (3.38%) 3G
3 7 (3.38%) SDH
3 7 (3.38%) 2G
3 7 (3.38%) 2.5G
4 6 (2.90%) Internet
5 4 (1.93%) IPv6
6 3 (1.45%) IPv4
7 1 (0.48%) L2TP
7 1 (0.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.11%) OLTP
3 21 (10.14%) Relational Database
4 19 (9.18%) RDBMS
4 19 (9.18%) Oracle Database
5 17 (8.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (6.28%) MySQL
7 8 (3.86%) KDB
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.48%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (17.87%) Visual Studio
2 19 (9.18%) Subversion
3 8 (3.86%) CppUnit
3 8 (3.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.38%) ClearCase
4 7 (3.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 5 (2.42%) GCC
6 4 (1.93%) GDB
7 3 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.45%) NUnit
8 2 (0.97%) Valgrind
8 2 (0.97%) GoogleTest
9 1 (0.48%) CodeRush
9 1 (0.48%) PhantomJS
9 1 (0.48%) CasperJS
9 1 (0.48%) Hudson
9 1 (0.48%) VTune
9 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.48%) Selenium
General
1 73 (35.27%) Banking
2 59 (28.50%) Investment Banking
3 43 (20.77%) Finance
4 36 (17.39%) Front Office
5 1 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 190 (91.79%) Developer
2 163 (78.74%) C++ Developer
3 20 (9.66%) Senior Developer
4 18 (8.70%) Senior C++ Developer
5 12 (5.80%) Quantitative Developer
6 11 (5.31%) Software Engineer
7 10 (4.83%) Software Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Technical Developer
8 9 (4.35%) C++ Quantitative Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Lead Developer
8 9 (4.35%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.38%) C++/C# Developer
9 7 (3.38%) C++ Software Engineer
9 7 (3.38%) C++ Software Developer
10 6 (2.90%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.90%) UNIX Developer
11 5 (2.42%) .NET Developer
12 3 (1.45%) C++ Programmer
12 3 (1.45%) Senior Software Engineer
12 3 (1.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (49.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 42 (20.29%) XML
3 35 (16.91%) .NET
4 20 (9.66%) FIX Protocol
5 13 (6.28%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.86%) COM
6 8 (3.86%) DCOM
6 8 (3.86%) Middleware
7 7 (3.38%) COM+
8 6 (2.90%) ATL
9 5 (2.42%) OLE DB
9 5 (2.42%) Web Services
10 4 (1.93%) HTML
11 2 (0.97%) WinForms
11 2 (0.97%) MFC
11 2 (0.97%) CSS
11 2 (0.97%) J2SE
11 2 (0.97%) OpenGL
11 2 (0.97%) WPF
11 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (13.04%) Fixed Income
3 25 (12.08%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (9.66%) Derivative
5 15 (7.25%) Grid Computing
6 14 (6.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 14 (6.76%) Algorithms
7 13 (6.28%) Mathematics
8 8 (3.86%) Equities
8 8 (3.86%) Client/Server
9 7 (3.38%) Mobile App
10 6 (2.90%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.97%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.97%) Open Source
12 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.48%) Physics
12 1 (0.48%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 97 (46.86%) Linux
2 96 (46.38%) UNIX
3 41 (19.81%) Windows
4 14 (6.76%) Solaris
5 11 (5.31%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (46.38%) Multithreading
2 47 (22.71%) OO
3 44 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (17.87%) Low Latency
5 23 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 22 (10.63%) Software Engineering
7 18 (8.70%) OOD
8 16 (7.73%) Database Tuning
9 14 (6.76%) Risk Analysis
10 12 (5.80%) TDD
11 11 (5.31%) Analytics
12 10 (4.83%) Project Management
12 10 (4.83%) Risk Management
12 10 (4.83%) Project Planning
12 10 (4.83%) Algorithmic Trading
12 10 (4.83%) Electronic Trading
13 9 (4.35%) Release Management
14 8 (3.86%) Scrum
14 8 (3.86%) Financial Modelling
14 8 (3.86%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 207 (100.00%) C++
2 107 (51.69%) SQL
3 48 (23.19%) Python
4 44 (21.26%) C#
5 34 (16.43%) Perl
6 25 (12.08%) Shell Script
7 22 (10.63%) Java
8 16 (7.73%) Bash Shell
8 16 (7.73%) T-SQL
9 14 (6.76%) JavaScript
10 11 (5.31%) Ruby
11 6 (2.90%) VBA
12 4 (1.93%) VB6
12 4 (1.93%) VB
13 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.45%) C
14 1 (0.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.80%) DV Cleared
3 11 (5.31%) Degree
4 8 (3.86%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.45%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 5 (2.42%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.48%) Puppet
1 1 (0.48%) Control-M
Vendors
1 81 (39.13%) Oracle
2 36 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (7.25%) Sybase
4 5 (2.42%) TIBCO
5 3 (1.45%) Cognizant
6 2 (0.97%) Google
7 1 (0.48%) Tradeweb
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.48%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.48%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.48%) Perforce
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