The table below looks at the statistics for GCC skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GCC over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Rank 601 581 597
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing GCC 11 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.009% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.080% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
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£374 £370 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.99% +59.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £306 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £434 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -11.76%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7337 6269 6306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.74% 11.88% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4848 4049 3517
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 £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 131 216
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.10 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%

GCC
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GCC within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

GCC Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GCC
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GCC within the UK.

GCC Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GCC
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GCC within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

GCC Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GCC
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GCC within the UK.

GCC Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GCC
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCC within the UK over the 3 months to 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 10 £387 +4.55% 7
London +16 4 £374 +0.99%
South East +7 4 - - 1
South West - 1 £400 -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 6
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 6
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 6

GCC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCC 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 GCC.

1 7 (63.64%) Solaris
1 7 (63.64%) Apache
2 6 (54.55%) SSL
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) C
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) OpenSSH
4 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) IVR
4 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) SSH
4 4 (36.36%) Korn
5 3 (27.27%) VXML
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) WebSockets
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) PKI

GCC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing GCC 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 GCC. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (63.64%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SSL
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SSH
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) HTTPS
4 2 (18.18%) HTTP
4 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (9.09%) DMZ
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) GDB
2 1 (9.09%) Toad
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Designer
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior UNIX Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Auditor
4 1 (9.09%) IT Auditor
4 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) VXML
1 3 (27.27%) WebSockets
2 1 (9.09%) X-Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) IVR
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Solaris
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) OpenWrt
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Use Case
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Korn
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MOS
2 1 (9.09%) CISA
2 1 (9.09%) CISM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) COBIT
2 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) OpenSSH
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) CA SiteMinder
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft