The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GDB 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 Debugger
Rank 582 578 545
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing GDB 13 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.008% 0.024%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.067% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 8
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£650 £150 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+333.33% -66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £150 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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%

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

GDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GDB
Daily Rate Trend

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

GDB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

GDB
Daily Rate Histogram

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

GDB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

GDB
Hourly Rate Trend

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

GDB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

GDB
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB 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 -21 13 £650 +333.33% 4
London +22 10 £650 +333.33% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £358 -
South West - 3 £358 -
Wales - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (86.36%) C
2 16 (72.73%) Linux
3 14 (63.64%) C++
4 13 (59.09%) Python
5 12 (54.55%) Bash Shell
6 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
8 9 (40.91%) OO
8 9 (40.91%) VC++
8 9 (40.91%) Windows
8 9 (40.91%) Java
8 9 (40.91%) Perl
8 9 (40.91%) PHP
8 9 (40.91%) VB
8 9 (40.91%) Digital Forensics
8 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
8 9 (40.91%) Network Architecture
9 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (31.82%) Degree
10 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
10 7 (31.82%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (27.27%) Big Data
11 6 (27.27%) Law
12 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
12 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (22.73%) GCC
13 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (13.64%) MPLS
1 3 (13.64%) OSPF
1 3 (13.64%) BGP
1 3 (13.64%) IPv4
1 3 (13.64%) IPv6
2 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) Ingres
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) GCC
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (4.55%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 6 (27.27%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Dutch Language
2 1 (4.55%) Back Office
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Chief Technology Officer
2 8 (36.36%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) C Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) C++ Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) C Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) Programmer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (4.55%) C++ Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Uniface Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Director
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) STL
1 3 (13.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (31.82%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
4 1 (4.55%) DTV
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (4.55%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) OO
1 9 (40.91%) Digital Forensics
1 9 (40.91%) Network Architecture
2 7 (31.82%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Penetration Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Cyber Security
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 4 (18.18%) TDD
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (13.64%) Business Development
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.55%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) C
2 14 (63.64%) C++
3 13 (59.09%) Python
4 12 (54.55%) Bash Shell
5 10 (45.45%) Shell Script
6 9 (40.91%) VC++
6 9 (40.91%) Java
6 9 (40.91%) Perl
6 9 (40.91%) PHP
6 9 (40.91%) VB
7 5 (22.73%) Embedded C
8 3 (13.64%) Ruby
8 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (4.55%) SQL
9 1 (4.55%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (31.82%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) CISSP
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (4.55%) Wind River
2 1 (4.55%) Lauterbach