The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 490 390 441
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +51
Contract jobs citing STL 100 188 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.37% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 1.32% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 135 87
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.45% -8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 15
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £37.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £40.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15054 14274 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.55% 27.91% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9655 9067 9193
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 282 368
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -105 81 £600 +6.66% 40
London -71 69 £600 +4.34% 21
Scotland -4 19 £375 -4.76%
City of London +13 14 £563 -2.17% 11
South East -26 9 £350 +9.54% 8
Hampshire -17 3 £350 +9.54% 1
South West -31 2 - - 3
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Amersham - 2 £325 -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £350 - 2
Oxford -4 1 £350 - 2
Cambridge -12 1 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -13 1 - - 5
Surrey -19 1 £350 +7.69% 4
East of England -20 1 - - 6
Middlesex - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £210 -
Epsom - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 179 (98.90%) C++
2 104 (57.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 95 (52.49%) SQL
4 83 (45.86%) Linux
5 71 (39.23%) Oracle
6 66 (36.46%) UNIX
7 62 (34.25%) Multithreading
8 48 (26.52%) Python
9 47 (25.97%) Finance
10 42 (23.20%) Windows
10 42 (23.20%) XML
11 38 (20.99%) Derivative
12 37 (20.44%) Perl
12 37 (20.44%) OO
13 34 (18.78%) Fixed Income
14 29 (16.02%) Software Engineering
14 29 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 29 (16.02%) C#
14 29 (16.02%) Unit Testing
15 28 (15.47%) Banking
16 26 (14.36%) Front Office
16 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
17 25 (13.81%) Degree
17 25 (13.81%) Shell Script
18 22 (12.15%) Credit Risk
19 19 (10.50%) Investment Banking
20 18 (9.94%) C
21 17 (9.39%) Visual Studio
21 17 (9.39%) Regression Testing
22 16 (8.84%) RDBMS

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (6.08%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.76%) IIS
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.55%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.55%) Simulink
2 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.29%) HTTP
2 5 (2.76%) Multicast
3 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) 3G
4 2 (1.10%) Internet
4 2 (1.10%) UMTS
4 2 (1.10%) GSM
4 2 (1.10%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.36%) Relational Database
2 16 (8.84%) RDBMS
3 15 (8.29%) Oracle Database
4 11 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.08%) SQL Server
4 11 (6.08%) ObjectStore
5 10 (5.52%) OLTP
6 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.10%) Big Data
9 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.55%) KDB
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 10 (5.52%) GoogleTest
3 7 (3.87%) Subversion
4 6 (3.31%) CppUnit
5 3 (1.66%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.66%) LabVIEW
6 2 (1.10%) Hudson
7 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.55%) Build Forge
7 1 (0.55%) Valgrind
7 1 (0.55%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.55%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.55%) CodeRush
7 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.55%) CMake
7 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 47 (25.97%) Finance
2 28 (15.47%) Banking
3 26 (14.36%) Front Office
4 19 (10.50%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.21%) Electronics
6 3 (1.66%) Military
7 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 159 (87.85%) Developer
2 141 (77.90%) C++ Developer
3 21 (11.60%) Python Developer
4 17 (9.39%) Software Engineer
5 14 (7.73%) Senior Developer
6 13 (7.18%) Senior C++ Developer
6 13 (7.18%) UNIX Developer
7 12 (6.63%) C++/C# Developer
7 12 (6.63%) Quantitative Developer
8 10 (5.52%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.52%) C++ Software Engineer
9 9 (4.97%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 7 (3.87%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.76%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.76%) SQL Developer
12 3 (1.66%) Software Programmer
12 3 (1.66%) Programmer
12 3 (1.66%) Software Developer
12 3 (1.66%) C++ Team Leader
12 3 (1.66%) C++ Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (57.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 42 (23.20%) XML
3 15 (8.29%) ATL
3 15 (8.29%) COM+
3 15 (8.29%) DCOM
4 13 (7.18%) OLE DB
5 11 (6.08%) .NET
5 11 (6.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (6.08%) Django
5 11 (6.08%) ZeroMQ
5 11 (6.08%) Twisted
6 10 (5.52%) MFC
7 5 (2.76%) Qt
7 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.76%) XSLT
7 5 (2.76%) CSS
7 5 (2.76%) HTML
7 5 (2.76%) FpML
8 4 (2.21%) Middleware
9 3 (1.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.99%) Derivative
2 34 (18.78%) Fixed Income
3 29 (16.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 22 (12.15%) Credit Risk
5 12 (6.63%) Credit Derivative
6 6 (3.31%) Grid Computing
6 6 (3.31%) Open Source
7 5 (2.76%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (2.76%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.21%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.66%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.66%) Physics
9 3 (1.66%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.55%) SCADA
11 1 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.55%) Statistics
11 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 83 (45.86%) Linux
2 66 (36.46%) UNIX
3 42 (23.20%) Windows
4 6 (3.31%) Solaris
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) Android
6 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.25%) Multithreading
2 37 (20.44%) OO
3 29 (16.02%) Software Engineering
3 29 (16.02%) Unit Testing
4 17 (9.39%) Regression Testing
5 14 (7.73%) OOD
6 13 (7.18%) Low Latency
7 12 (6.63%) Analytics
8 10 (5.52%) Database Tuning
8 10 (5.52%) UML
9 9 (4.97%) TDD
9 9 (4.97%) Automated Testing
10 7 (3.87%) Validation
11 6 (3.31%) Performance Management
11 6 (3.31%) Monte Carlo Method
12 5 (2.76%) Software Architecture
12 5 (2.76%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (2.21%) OOP
13 4 (2.21%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (1.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 179 (98.90%) C++
2 95 (52.49%) SQL
3 48 (26.52%) Python
4 37 (20.44%) Perl
5 29 (16.02%) C#
6 25 (13.81%) Shell Script
7 18 (9.94%) C
8 13 (7.18%) Java
9 8 (4.42%) T-SQL
9 8 (4.42%) VC++
10 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.31%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.21%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.66%) VBA
13 2 (1.10%) PHP
14 1 (0.55%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.55%) XAML
Qualifications
1 25 (13.81%) Degree
2 10 (5.52%) PhD
3 4 (2.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.55%) Control-M
Vendors
1 71 (39.23%) Oracle
2 14 (7.73%) Sybase
3 13 (7.18%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.52%) Google
5 3 (1.66%) Cognizant
6 2 (1.10%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.55%) Wonderware
7 1 (0.55%) 29West
7 1 (0.55%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.55%) Siemens
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.55%) SolidWorks
7 1 (0.55%) Autodesk
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