The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GDB over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Debugger
Rank 413 398 423
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +25
Contract jobs citing GDB 2 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.12% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.056% 0.89% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
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£350 £402 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
GDB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Development Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
3559 3353 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.78% 13.38% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2635 2396 1939
Average daily rate £420 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 21
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £20.20 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £59.90 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

GDB Jobs Demand Trend in London

GDB
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

GDB Daily Rate Trend in London

GDB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

GDB Hourly Rate Trend in London

GDB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the London region over the 3 months to 17 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
City of London - - - -
GDB
England

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
3 4 (57.14%) UNIX
3 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Debian
3 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) Multicast
4 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) C++
5 2 (28.57%) Middleware
5 2 (28.57%) DTV
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) TDD
5 2 (28.57%) STB
5 2 (28.57%) Subversion
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Electronics
5 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
5 2 (28.57%) Wind River
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Network Security
6 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux

GDB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (57.14%) Multicast
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Subversion
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) GCC
General
1 2 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (28.57%) DTV
2 2 (28.57%) STB
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) UNIX
2 4 (57.14%) Debian
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Reverse Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Python
2 4 (57.14%) Shell Script
2 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) C
3 3 (42.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Wind River