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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
Rank 620 610 579
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs citing GCC 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.017%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.062% 0.083% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
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£381 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
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
8089 7189 6182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 12.93% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4586 3966
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 133 131
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £23.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.85%

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 6 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 28 August 2015. 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 -13 4 £381 +2.02% 5
Hertfordshire - 3 £338 - 1
East of England - 3 £338 - 2
Stevenage - 2 - -
London +15 1 £425 +13.73% 1
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1

GCC
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (70.00%) C++
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (40.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Subversion
4 4 (40.00%) C
5 3 (30.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) UML
5 3 (30.00%) Electronics
5 3 (30.00%) Device Driver
5 3 (30.00%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (20.00%) SCons
6 2 (20.00%) Cygwin
6 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (20.00%) Signal Processing
6 2 (20.00%) OpenCV
6 2 (20.00%) User Experience
6 2 (20.00%) Kinematics
6 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (20.00%) ANSI C
6 2 (20.00%) Arabic Language
6 2 (20.00%) Robotics
6 2 (20.00%) Mechatronics

GCC
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) Kinematics
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (20.00%) InDesign
1 2 (20.00%) Doxygen
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SNMP
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (10.00%) Multicast
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DMZ
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (20.00%) SCons
4 1 (10.00%) Robot Framework
4 1 (10.00%) GDB
4 1 (10.00%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
2 2 (20.00%) Arabic Language
2 2 (20.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Firmware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (20.00%) OpenCV
2 2 (20.00%) Qt
2 2 (20.00%) OpenGL
3 1 (10.00%) WinForms
3 1 (10.00%) XMPP
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) WCF
3 1 (10.00%) WPF
3 1 (10.00%) .NET
3 1 (10.00%) MFC
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) STL
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) Flash
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Thrift
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (10.00%) D-Bus
3 1 (10.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (30.00%) Device Driver
3 2 (20.00%) VHDL
3 2 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (20.00%) Robotics
3 2 (20.00%) Mechatronics
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) FreeBSD
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (60.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (30.00%) UML
3 3 (30.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) SysML
4 2 (20.00%) Benchmarking
4 2 (20.00%) Information Architecture
4 2 (20.00%) Signal Processing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Image Processing
5 1 (10.00%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) C++
2 4 (40.00%) C
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (20.00%) ANSI C
4 1 (10.00%) VB6
4 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) HND
2 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCSA
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Cygwin
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe
2 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (10.00%) Radware
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce
2 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft