The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GDB over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Debugger
Rank 596 542 561
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +19
Contract jobs citing GDB 4 29 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.060% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.059% 0.51% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
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£420 £376 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +30.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - £288
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6791 5708 5806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.79% 11.89% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4610 3816 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 122 229
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.45 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GDB across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

GDB Jobs Demand Trend in England

GDB
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GDB across the England region.

GDB Daily Rate Trend in England

GDB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GDB across the England region.

GDB Hourly Rate Trend in England

GDB
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the England region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
South East -21 2 £420 - 3
London -36 1 £375 -0.33%
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
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GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GDB 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 GDB.

1 26 (89.66%) C
2 17 (58.62%) Cisco
3 15 (51.72%) Embedded Software Development
4 14 (48.28%) Embedded C
5 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
6 8 (27.59%) Linux
7 7 (24.14%) IPv4
7 7 (24.14%) IPv6
7 7 (24.14%) UNIX
7 7 (24.14%) MPLS
7 7 (24.14%) OSPF
7 7 (24.14%) BGP
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.24%) Python
9 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
9 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
10 3 (10.34%) Reverse Engineering
10 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
10 3 (10.34%) Multicast
10 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (10.34%) Debian
10 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (10.34%) C++
11 2 (6.90%) Windows
11 2 (6.90%) Middleware
11 2 (6.90%) DTV
11 2 (6.90%) Electronics

GDB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing GDB 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 GDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
1 7 (24.14%) IPv4
1 7 (24.14%) IPv6
1 7 (24.14%) MPLS
1 7 (24.14%) OSPF
1 7 (24.14%) BGP
2 3 (10.34%) Multicast
3 1 (3.45%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.45%) CDMA
3 1 (3.45%) SMS
3 1 (3.45%) UMTS
3 1 (3.45%) WCDMA
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) GCC
3 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.45%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Software Developer
4 7 (24.14%) Programmer
4 7 (24.14%) C Developer
4 7 (24.14%) C Programmer
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (13.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (10.34%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (10.34%) Tester
7 3 (10.34%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Development Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Consultant
8 2 (6.90%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
9 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Dalvik
2 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.90%) DTV
2 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) STB
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 7 (24.14%) UNIX
3 3 (10.34%) Debian
4 2 (6.90%) Windows
5 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Embedded Software Development
2 11 (37.93%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Reverse Engineering
3 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.90%) TDD
4 2 (6.90%) Validation
5 1 (3.45%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) Pair Programming
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) C
2 14 (48.28%) Embedded C
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.34%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) JTAG
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Wind River