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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Standard Template Library (STL)
Rank 468 391 434
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +43
Contract jobs citing STL 137 203 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.38% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.88% 1.33% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 136 108
Average daily rate
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£600 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £683 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £38.25 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £41.75 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -

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
15578 15242 15706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.84% 28.87% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10165 9888 9399
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 254 394
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing STL within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

STL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 -100 115 £600 +14.28% 59
London -38 100 £600 +6.66% 37
Scotland - 22 £375 - 3
City of London +20 19 £600 +4.34% 16
South East -42 12 £350 +8.61% 6
Surrey 0 3 £325 - 2
Hampshire -48 3 £350 +8.61% 1
South West - 3 - - 6
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Oxford -7 1 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 1 £350 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £210 - 1
Esher - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 2
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Derbyshire - - - -

STL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 133 (64.88%) SQL
3 113 (55.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 94 (45.85%) Oracle
5 91 (44.39%) Linux
6 77 (37.56%) Multithreading
7 69 (33.66%) UNIX
8 62 (30.24%) XML
9 60 (29.27%) Windows
10 55 (26.83%) C#
10 55 (26.83%) Finance
11 50 (24.39%) Python
12 48 (23.41%) OO
12 48 (23.41%) Derivative
13 38 (18.54%) Banking
14 36 (17.56%) Software Engineering
14 36 (17.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 35 (17.07%) Fixed Income
16 32 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
17 31 (15.12%) Relational Database
18 30 (14.63%) Microsoft
18 30 (14.63%) .NET
18 30 (14.63%) Visual Studio
19 29 (14.15%) Unit Testing
20 24 (11.71%) HTTP
21 23 (11.22%) Degree
21 23 (11.22%) Oracle Database
22 22 (10.73%) SQL Server
22 22 (10.73%) Front Office
23 21 (10.24%) DCOM

STL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (5.37%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.44%) IIS
3 3 (1.46%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.88%) MS Project
3 7 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.71%) HTTP
2 2 (0.98%) Internet
2 2 (0.98%) 3G
2 2 (0.98%) LTE
2 2 (0.98%) Multicast
2 2 (0.98%) GSM
2 2 (0.98%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.12%) Relational Database
2 23 (11.22%) Oracle Database
3 22 (10.73%) SQL Server
4 18 (8.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (8.29%) RDBMS
6 16 (7.80%) OLTP
7 11 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (5.37%) ObjectStore
8 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (2.93%) KDB
10 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.98%) Big Data
11 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 30 (14.63%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.37%) GoogleTest
3 8 (3.90%) Subversion
3 8 (3.90%) CppUnit
4 2 (0.98%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.98%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.98%) Hudson
5 1 (0.49%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.49%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.49%) CodeRush
5 1 (0.49%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.49%) CMake
5 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.49%) Build Forge
5 1 (0.49%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.49%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.49%) Ant
General
1 55 (26.83%) Finance
2 38 (18.54%) Banking
3 22 (10.73%) Front Office
4 19 (9.27%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.44%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.98%) Military
6 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 177 (86.34%) Developer
2 148 (72.20%) C++ Developer
3 22 (10.73%) Python Developer
4 19 (9.27%) Software Engineer
5 16 (7.80%) Senior Developer
5 16 (7.80%) C++/C# Developer
6 15 (7.32%) C# Developer
7 14 (6.83%) Lead Developer
8 13 (6.34%) Senior C++ Developer
9 11 (5.37%) Quantitative Developer
9 11 (5.37%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) C++ Quantitative Developer
10 8 (3.90%) UNIX Developer
11 7 (3.41%) SQL Developer
12 6 (2.93%) Technical Leader
12 6 (2.93%) Technical Developer
13 5 (2.44%) Software Developer
14 4 (1.95%) Project Leader
14 4 (1.95%) Team Leader
15 3 (1.46%) C++ Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (55.12%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 62 (30.24%) XML
3 30 (14.63%) .NET
4 21 (10.24%) DCOM
5 19 (9.27%) ATL
5 19 (9.27%) COM+
6 15 (7.32%) OLE DB
7 11 (5.37%) Twisted
7 11 (5.37%) Django
7 11 (5.37%) ZeroMQ
7 11 (5.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (4.39%) MFC
9 8 (3.90%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.41%) CSS
10 7 (3.41%) HTML
10 7 (3.41%) XSLT
10 7 (3.41%) FpML
10 7 (3.41%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.44%) COM
12 4 (1.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.41%) Derivative
2 36 (17.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 35 (17.07%) Fixed Income
4 21 (10.24%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 18 (8.78%) Algorithms
6 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (7.32%) Grid Computing
8 12 (5.85%) Credit Derivative
9 10 (4.88%) Mathematics
10 8 (3.90%) Market Risk
10 8 (3.90%) Open Source
11 7 (3.41%) Credit Risk
12 5 (2.44%) Hedge funds
12 5 (2.44%) Equities
13 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
14 3 (1.46%) Physics
14 3 (1.46%) Statistics
14 3 (1.46%) N-Tier
15 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 91 (44.39%) Linux
2 69 (33.66%) UNIX
3 60 (29.27%) Windows
4 12 (5.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.98%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.98%) Solaris
6 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (37.56%) Multithreading
2 48 (23.41%) OO
3 36 (17.56%) Software Engineering
4 32 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (14.15%) Unit Testing
6 20 (9.76%) Low Latency
7 18 (8.78%) Analytics
8 16 (7.80%) Database Tuning
8 16 (7.80%) Regression Testing
9 15 (7.32%) OOD
10 14 (6.83%) Risk Analysis
11 11 (5.37%) UML
12 10 (4.88%) TDD
12 10 (4.88%) Automated Testing
12 10 (4.88%) Algorithmic Trading
13 9 (4.39%) Project Management
14 8 (3.90%) Risk Management
14 8 (3.90%) Project Planning
15 7 (3.41%) Performance Management
15 7 (3.41%) Operations Research
Programming Languages
1 205 (100.00%) C++
2 133 (64.88%) SQL
3 55 (26.83%) C#
4 50 (24.39%) Python
5 19 (9.27%) Perl
6 17 (8.29%) T-SQL
6 17 (8.29%) Shell Script
7 15 (7.32%) Java
8 10 (4.88%) C
9 8 (3.90%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.41%) VC++
11 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.46%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.98%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) VBA
13 1 (0.49%) XAML
13 1 (0.49%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (11.22%) Degree
2 3 (1.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (1.46%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 94 (45.85%) Oracle
2 30 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.37%) Google
4 8 (3.90%) Sybase
5 4 (1.95%) DataSynapse
6 3 (1.46%) Cognizant
7 2 (0.98%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.49%) Autodesk
8 1 (0.49%) Perforce
8 1 (0.49%) SolidWorks
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
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