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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Rank 591 579 546
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -33
Contract jobs citing GCC 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.055% 0.050% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
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£375 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £393 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £433 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £250
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +55.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
7285 5995 5826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.20% 11.62% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5033 3850 3585
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 144 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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
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 14 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 December 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 -29 4 £375 -9.09% 3
South East -21 1 £413 +6.45% 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
London - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

GCC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (53.33%) Solaris
1 8 (53.33%) Apache
2 7 (46.67%) SSL
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) OpenSSH
4 5 (33.33%) Korn
4 5 (33.33%) GDB
4 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 5 (33.33%) C
4 5 (33.33%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Perl
4 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 5 (33.33%) IVR
4 5 (33.33%) SSH
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (26.67%) VXML
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Multithreading

GCC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (53.33%) Apache
2 5 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SSL
2 5 (33.33%) SSH
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (13.33%) HTTP
5 2 (13.33%) IPv4
5 2 (13.33%) IPv6
6 1 (6.67%) SAN
6 1 (6.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) GDB
2 1 (6.67%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Dutch Language
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Designer
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior UNIX Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Designer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Auditor
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Auditor
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) VXML
2 3 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (20.00%) WebSockets
2 3 (20.00%) STL
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Solaris
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (6.67%) OpenWrt
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Scrum
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Business Development
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Validation
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Korn
1 5 (33.33%) C
1 5 (33.33%) Java
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
2 4 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (26.67%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (20.00%) Ruby
3 3 (20.00%) Python
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) CISA
4 1 (6.67%) CISM
4 1 (6.67%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) COBIT
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) OpenSSH
2 1 (6.67%) Cygwin
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) VMware