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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 495 509 405
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -104
Contract jobs citing STL 112 73 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.14% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.50% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 48 104
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£550 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £345 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £39.10 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £43.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +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
14620 14600 12823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 27.74% 27.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9624 9677 8046
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 183 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.85 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 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 27 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 22 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 +11 109 £550 -8.33% 56
London +17 82 £600 - 29
South East -9 15 £335 -4.28% 15
City of London +3 12 £625 -9.09% 8
South West +18 9 £425 - 5
Gloucestershire - 9 £425 - 2
Berkshire - 9 £335 - 2
Cheltenham - 7 £400 -
Middlesex +6 2 £350 -
Hampshire -8 2 £405 +15.71% 1
Farnborough - 2 £405 -
East of England +5 1 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - - 6
Cambridge -4 1 - - 6
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £375 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £483 - 3
Derby - 1 £375 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 £460 - 2
Guildford - 1 - - 1
High Wycombe - 1 £483 -
Leeds - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 205 (99.51%) C++
2 102 (49.51%) SQL
3 99 (48.06%) Multithreading
4 98 (47.57%) Oracle
5 96 (46.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 90 (43.69%) UNIX
7 84 (40.78%) Linux
8 59 (28.64%) Perl
9 56 (27.18%) Banking
10 49 (23.79%) Python
11 46 (22.33%) Investment Banking
12 45 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (21.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 44 (21.36%) OO
13 44 (21.36%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (19.90%) C#
15 38 (18.45%) Visual Studio
16 37 (17.96%) Windows
17 35 (16.99%) Front Office
18 33 (16.02%) Subversion
18 33 (16.02%) Java
18 33 (16.02%) OLTP
19 32 (15.53%) XML
19 32 (15.53%) Unit Testing
20 31 (15.05%) Low Latency
20 31 (15.05%) Oracle Database
21 30 (14.56%) Fixed Income
22 28 (13.59%) SQL Server
23 24 (11.65%) Finance
23 24 (11.65%) Bash Shell

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (1.94%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 13 (6.31%) Wireshark
2 13 (6.31%) SDH
2 13 (6.31%) HTTP
3 12 (5.83%) 3G
3 12 (5.83%) 2G
3 12 (5.83%) 2.5G
4 11 (5.34%) 4G
5 6 (2.91%) Internet
6 1 (0.49%) IPv6
6 1 (0.49%) MPLS
6 1 (0.49%) L2TP
6 1 (0.49%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.02%) OLTP
2 31 (15.05%) Oracle Database
3 28 (13.59%) SQL Server
4 22 (10.68%) Relational Database
4 22 (10.68%) RDBMS
5 21 (10.19%) MySQL
6 12 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (3.88%) KDB
7 8 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.49%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (18.45%) Visual Studio
2 33 (16.02%) Subversion
3 13 (6.31%) NUnit
3 13 (6.31%) Git (software)
4 12 (5.83%) ClearCase
4 12 (5.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (3.40%) CppUnit
6 2 (0.97%) GCC
6 2 (0.97%) Valgrind
6 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) JIRA
7 1 (0.49%) VTune
7 1 (0.49%) GDB
7 1 (0.49%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.49%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 56 (27.18%) Banking
2 46 (22.33%) Investment Banking
3 35 (16.99%) Front Office
4 24 (11.65%) Finance
5 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 188 (91.26%) Developer
2 176 (85.44%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.68%) Senior Developer
4 20 (9.71%) Senior C++ Developer
5 17 (8.25%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) C# Developer
6 13 (6.31%) C++/C# Developer
7 8 (3.88%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) Development Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) Software Development Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) Software Developer
9 5 (2.43%) SQL Developer
9 5 (2.43%) Quantitative Developer
9 5 (2.43%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 4 (1.94%) .NET Developer
11 3 (1.46%) UNIX Developer
12 2 (0.97%) Linux Developer
12 2 (0.97%) C++ Software Developer
13 1 (0.49%) Consultant
13 1 (0.49%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (46.60%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 32 (15.53%) XML
3 21 (10.19%) Middleware
4 19 (9.22%) .NET
5 13 (6.31%) FIX Protocol
6 7 (3.40%) Swing
6 7 (3.40%) MFC
7 6 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.91%) Rendezvous
8 5 (2.43%) COM+
8 5 (2.43%) DCOM
8 5 (2.43%) Web Services
9 4 (1.94%) ATL
9 4 (1.94%) COM
9 4 (1.94%) FpML
9 4 (1.94%) OLE DB
10 2 (0.97%) Qt
10 2 (0.97%) WPF
10 2 (0.97%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 45 (21.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 44 (21.36%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (14.56%) Fixed Income
4 12 (5.83%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.83%) Client/Server
4 12 (5.83%) Derivative
5 11 (5.34%) Equities
6 10 (4.85%) Algorithms
7 9 (4.37%) Grid Computing
8 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.91%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 4 (1.94%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.46%) Physics
11 3 (1.46%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.97%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.97%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.97%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.97%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.49%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 90 (43.69%) UNIX
2 84 (40.78%) Linux
3 37 (17.96%) Windows
4 18 (8.74%) Solaris
5 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
5 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (48.06%) Multithreading
2 45 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (21.36%) OO
4 32 (15.53%) Unit Testing
5 31 (15.05%) Low Latency
6 21 (10.19%) OOD
7 20 (9.71%) Software Engineering
8 18 (8.74%) Database Tuning
9 17 (8.25%) TDD
10 14 (6.80%) Scrum
11 12 (5.83%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (5.34%) Risk Management
13 9 (4.37%) Electronic Trading
14 8 (3.88%) Risk Analysis
14 8 (3.88%) Release Management
15 7 (3.40%) Algorithmic Trading
15 7 (3.40%) Validation
16 6 (2.91%) Financial Modelling
16 6 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
16 6 (2.91%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 205 (99.51%) C++
2 102 (49.51%) SQL
3 59 (28.64%) Perl
4 49 (23.79%) Python
5 41 (19.90%) C#
6 33 (16.02%) Java
7 24 (11.65%) Bash Shell
8 21 (10.19%) Shell Script
9 18 (8.74%) Ruby
10 7 (3.40%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.40%) T-SQL
11 6 (2.91%) C
12 4 (1.94%) VB6
12 4 (1.94%) VB
13 3 (1.46%) VBA
13 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.49%) VC++
14 1 (0.49%) PHP
14 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.25%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.85%) Degree
4 6 (2.91%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.97%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 98 (47.57%) Oracle
2 19 (9.22%) Sybase
3 15 (7.28%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.88%) TIBCO
5 4 (1.94%) IBM
6 2 (0.97%) Solace
7 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.49%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.49%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Perforce
7 1 (0.49%) Rogue Wave
7 1 (0.49%) Tradeweb
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago