The table below looks at the statistics for GDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GDB over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GNU Debugger
Rank 602 632 636
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +4
Contract jobs citing GDB 25 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.009% 0.023%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.30% 0.061% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 10
Median daily rate £338 £353 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -45.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £284 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £353 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 - -

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
8363 8199 7456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.66% 14.99% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5627 5510 5131
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 185 118
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.68 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%

GDB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing GDB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +21 25 £338 -4.25% 3
South East +28 17 £322 +11.03% 2
Camberley - 11 - - 2
Surrey - 11 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £475 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £475 -
North East - 6 £475 -
Berkshire - 5 £324 -
Slough - 5 £324 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £320 +10.34%
Cambridge - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GDB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GDB.

1 45 (91.84%) C++
2 44 (89.80%) GCC
3 43 (87.76%) Linux
4 27 (55.10%) C
5 25 (51.02%) SQL
5 25 (51.02%) Multithreading
5 25 (51.02%) Multithreaded Programming
6 22 (44.90%) OO
7 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
7 20 (40.82%) Software Engineering
8 19 (38.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 17 (34.69%) STL
10 16 (32.65%) RTP
10 16 (32.65%) GSM
10 16 (32.65%) PBX
10 16 (32.65%) UMTS
10 16 (32.65%) VoIP
10 16 (32.65%) Cisco
10 16 (32.65%) Subversion
10 16 (32.65%) Telecoms
10 16 (32.65%) RANAP
10 16 (32.65%) LTE
10 16 (32.65%) Asterisk PBX
10 16 (32.65%) Trac
10 16 (32.65%) High Availability
10 16 (32.65%) Diameter Protocol
10 16 (32.65%) Cross-Platform Development
11 14 (28.57%) Java
12 11 (22.45%) C#
13 10 (20.41%) Solaris

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) Asterisk PBX
1 16 (32.65%) Diameter Protocol
1 16 (32.65%) GSM
1 16 (32.65%) LTE
1 16 (32.65%) PBX
1 16 (32.65%) RANAP
1 16 (32.65%) RTP
1 16 (32.65%) UMTS
1 16 (32.65%) VoIP
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 44 (89.80%) GCC
2 16 (32.65%) Subversion
2 16 (32.65%) Trac
3 4 (8.16%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.04%) AppScan
4 1 (2.04%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.04%) CppUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (32.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Software Engineer
2 16 (32.65%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (28.57%) Developer
4 13 (26.53%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.20%) C++ Team Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Leader
7 2 (4.08%) UI Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (34.69%) STL
3 1 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Solaris
3 4 (8.16%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.04%) Kali Linux
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) Multithreaded Programming
1 25 (51.02%) Multithreading
2 22 (44.90%) OO
3 20 (40.82%) Software Engineering
4 16 (32.65%) Cross-Platform Development
4 16 (32.65%) High Availability
5 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
6 5 (10.20%) UML
7 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
7 1 (2.04%) OWASP
7 1 (2.04%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Secure Coding
7 1 (2.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 45 (91.84%) C++
2 27 (55.10%) C
3 25 (51.02%) SQL
4 14 (28.57%) Java
5 11 (22.45%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) CCSP
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CISSP
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) GPEN
3 1 (2.04%) GWAPT
3 1 (2.04%) GXPN
3 1 (2.04%) OSCE
3 1 (2.04%) OSCP
3 1 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Core Impact
1 1 (2.04%) HP Fortify
1 1 (2.04%) Nessus
1 1 (2.04%) Nexpose
1 1 (2.04%) Nmap
1 1 (2.04%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco
Camberley, Surrey
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