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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 503 481 390
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -91
Contract jobs citing STL 127 135 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.86% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 94 154
Average daily rate
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£480 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £333 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
- +12.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £34.63 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.93 £34.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.33 £51.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.63 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.48% -3.33%

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
16432 15759 15480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.15% 27.87% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11190 10009 9954
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 215 266
Average hourly rate £39.13 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 23 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 3 September 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 +7 127 £480 -20.00% 45
London -9 93 £550 -8.33% 24
South East +3 27 £350 - 14
City of London +7 15 £625 +6.38% 11
Middlesex +17 13 £350 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 £300 - 1
South West -4 6 £325 - 5
Berkshire +2 5 £335 - 2
Hampshire -1 5 £321 -8.21% 3
Hillingdon - 4 £325 -
Yeovil - 4 £310 -
Somerset - 4 £310 -
Southampton - 3 £388 - 2
Gloucestershire -7 2 £400 - 3
Buckinghamshire -14 2 £513 -
Amersham +3 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £300 -7.69% 5
West Sussex - 1 £325 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £400 - 1
Gloucester - 1 - - 2
Horsham - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 241 (99.18%) C++
2 144 (59.26%) Multithreading
3 138 (56.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 129 (53.09%) SQL
5 128 (52.67%) Linux
6 118 (48.56%) UNIX
6 118 (48.56%) Oracle
7 77 (31.69%) Perl
8 64 (26.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 52 (21.40%) SDLC
10 51 (20.99%) Banking
11 49 (20.16%) Python
12 46 (18.93%) OO
13 45 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
14 42 (17.28%) Investment Banking
15 40 (16.46%) Low Latency
16 39 (16.05%) Oracle Database
17 37 (15.23%) OLTP
18 35 (14.40%) Java
18 35 (14.40%) C#
18 35 (14.40%) Front Office
19 31 (12.76%) Windows
20 30 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
21 29 (11.93%) Finance
21 29 (11.93%) Bash Shell
22 28 (11.52%) Software Engineering
23 27 (11.11%) Solaris
24 26 (10.70%) RDBMS
24 26 (10.70%) Relational Database
25 25 (10.29%) Database Tuning

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (1.65%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (0.41%) GemFire
Applications
1 1 (0.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.76%) 3G
1 14 (5.76%) 2G
2 13 (5.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.29%) SDH
3 8 (3.29%) Wireshark
4 7 (2.88%) 2.5G
4 7 (2.88%) 3GPP
4 7 (2.88%) SS7
4 7 (2.88%) SCCP
4 7 (2.88%) CDMA
5 6 (2.47%) 4G
6 3 (1.23%) Internet
7 2 (0.82%) HTTP
8 1 (0.41%) CTI
8 1 (0.41%) Multicast
8 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.05%) Oracle Database
2 37 (15.23%) OLTP
3 26 (10.70%) RDBMS
3 26 (10.70%) Relational Database
4 23 (9.47%) MySQL
5 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
6 12 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.06%) KDB
9 4 (1.65%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (7.82%) Visual Studio
1 19 (7.82%) Subversion
2 13 (5.35%) NUnit
3 7 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 7 (2.88%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.23%) GDB
6 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.41%) CasperJS
6 1 (0.41%) Selenium
6 1 (0.41%) Moq
General
1 51 (20.99%) Banking
2 42 (17.28%) Investment Banking
3 35 (14.40%) Front Office
4 29 (11.93%) Finance
5 9 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Electronics
7 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 223 (91.77%) Developer
2 213 (87.65%) C++ Developer
3 27 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 24 (9.88%) Senior Developer
4 24 (9.88%) Senior C++ Developer
5 17 (7.00%) C++/C# Developer
5 17 (7.00%) Software Developer
6 16 (6.58%) C# Developer
6 16 (6.58%) C++ Software Engineer
7 9 (3.70%) C++ Software Developer
8 8 (3.29%) UNIX Developer
9 6 (2.47%) Development Engineer
9 6 (2.47%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (2.06%) SQL Developer
11 4 (1.65%) Telecoms Developer
12 3 (1.23%) Linux Developer
12 3 (1.23%) C++ Programmer
12 3 (1.23%) Programmer
13 2 (0.82%) Senior Software Developer
13 2 (0.82%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (56.79%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 20 (8.23%) XML
3 19 (7.82%) Middleware
4 13 (5.35%) MFC
5 10 (4.12%) .NET
6 7 (2.88%) Swing
6 7 (2.88%) POSIX
7 6 (2.47%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (2.06%) Rendezvous
9 4 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.65%) FpML
9 4 (1.65%) Dojo
10 2 (0.82%) WCF
10 2 (0.82%) Web Services
10 2 (0.82%) Ajax
10 2 (0.82%) COM
11 1 (0.41%) CSS
11 1 (0.41%) SOAP
11 1 (0.41%) HTML
11 1 (0.41%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 64 (26.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 45 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (8.23%) Fixed Income
4 14 (5.76%) Derivative
5 12 (4.94%) Algorithms
6 11 (4.53%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.53%) Grid Computing
6 11 (4.53%) Equities
7 7 (2.88%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.88%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.47%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (1.65%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.23%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.23%) DTV
11 2 (0.82%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.82%) Physics
12 1 (0.41%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 128 (52.67%) Linux
2 118 (48.56%) UNIX
3 31 (12.76%) Windows
4 27 (11.11%) Solaris
5 3 (1.23%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (59.26%) Multithreading
2 52 (21.40%) SDLC
3 46 (18.93%) OO
4 40 (16.46%) Low Latency
5 30 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (11.52%) Software Engineering
7 25 (10.29%) Database Tuning
8 24 (9.88%) Risk Management
9 20 (8.23%) E-Commerce
10 17 (7.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (6.17%) TDD
12 13 (5.35%) Scrum
13 12 (4.94%) Unit Testing
13 12 (4.94%) OOD
14 11 (4.53%) Validation
15 8 (3.29%) UML
16 7 (2.88%) Algorithmic Trading
16 7 (2.88%) Risk Analysis
16 7 (2.88%) Electronic Trading
17 6 (2.47%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (99.18%) C++
2 129 (53.09%) SQL
3 77 (31.69%) Perl
4 49 (20.16%) Python
5 35 (14.40%) Java
5 35 (14.40%) C#
6 29 (11.93%) Bash Shell
7 21 (8.64%) C
8 15 (6.17%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.35%) Ruby
10 8 (3.29%) Scala
11 7 (2.88%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.23%) PHP
12 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.23%) Korn
13 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.41%) VBA
13 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (8.23%) Degree
2 14 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) Puppet
1 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (48.56%) Oracle
2 17 (7.00%) Sybase
3 7 (2.88%) Tieto
3 7 (2.88%) Dialogic
4 6 (2.47%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.47%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.65%) IBM
6 2 (0.82%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.41%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.41%) Rogue Wave
7 1 (0.41%) Solace
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Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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