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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GNU Debugger
Rank 624 648 629
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -19
Contract jobs citing GDB 31 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.010% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.34% 0.074% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 7
Median daily rate £450 £292 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.10% -30.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £420
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 - £42.00

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
9012 8142 7352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.79% 14.23% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6058 5366 4886
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 192 117
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 £27.50 £26.03 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £71.00
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
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 11 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 26 September 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 +37 31 £450 +54.10% 7
North East - 22 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 22 £450 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 22 £450 - 2
South East - 8 - - 1
Surrey - 7 - - 1
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
West Midlands - 1 £400 - 1

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 31 (93.94%) C++
3 30 (90.91%) GCC
4 26 (78.79%) C
5 23 (69.70%) SQL
5 23 (69.70%) Multithreading
6 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
7 11 (33.33%) Java
7 11 (33.33%) C#
8 10 (30.30%) Solaris
9 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
9 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
10 7 (21.21%) LTE
10 7 (21.21%) RANAP
10 7 (21.21%) Subversion
10 7 (21.21%) OO
10 7 (21.21%) STL
10 7 (21.21%) RTP
10 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
10 7 (21.21%) GSM
10 7 (21.21%) PBX
10 7 (21.21%) UMTS
10 7 (21.21%) VoIP
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco
10 7 (21.21%) High Availability
10 7 (21.21%) Asterisk PBX
10 7 (21.21%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (21.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 7 (21.21%) Trac

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 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Asterisk PBX
1 7 (21.21%) Diameter Protocol
1 7 (21.21%) GSM
1 7 (21.21%) LTE
1 7 (21.21%) PBX
1 7 (21.21%) RANAP
1 7 (21.21%) RTP
1 7 (21.21%) UMTS
1 7 (21.21%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
2 1 (3.03%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 30 (90.91%) GCC
2 7 (21.21%) Subversion
2 7 (21.21%) Trac
3 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.03%) AppScan
4 1 (3.03%) Burp Suite
4 1 (3.03%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) C++ Developer
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) C++ Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) C++ Team Leader
4 4 (12.12%) Team Leader
4 4 (12.12%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.03%) Ada Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Ada Software Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (21.21%) STL
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Solaris
3 4 (12.12%) Unix
4 2 (6.06%) VxWorks
5 1 (3.03%) Kali Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (69.70%) Multithreading
2 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.21%) Cross-Platform Development
3 7 (21.21%) High Availability
3 7 (21.21%) OO
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) OWASP
6 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Secure Coding
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 31 (93.94%) C++
2 26 (78.79%) C
3 23 (69.70%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) C#
4 11 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (6.06%) Ada
6 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSP
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CISSP
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) GPEN
3 1 (3.03%) GWAPT
3 1 (3.03%) GXPN
3 1 (3.03%) OSCE
3 1 (3.03%) OSCP
3 1 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Core Impact
1 1 (3.03%) HP Fortify
1 1 (3.03%) Nessus
1 1 (3.03%) Nexpose
1 1 (3.03%) Nmap
1 1 (3.03%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) Cisco
2 2 (6.06%) Serena
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £40 - £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago