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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 598 568 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -38
Contract jobs citing GDB 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.014% 0.031% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £285
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
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 27 March 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 -9 1 - - 7
South East - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 - - 1
London - - - - 2
Oxford - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Fareham - - - -
South West - - - - 3
East of England - - - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (92.86%) C++
3 12 (85.71%) Python
3 12 (85.71%) Bash Shell
4 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
5 10 (71.43%) C
5 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
6 9 (64.29%) Windows
6 9 (64.29%) OO
6 9 (64.29%) VC++
6 9 (64.29%) Java
6 9 (64.29%) Perl
6 9 (64.29%) PHP
6 9 (64.29%) VB
6 9 (64.29%) Digital Forensics
6 9 (64.29%) Network Architecture
6 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
7 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (42.86%) Big Data
9 6 (42.86%) Degree
9 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
9 6 (42.86%) Law
10 5 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (28.57%) GCC
11 4 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
11 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
11 4 (28.57%) CISSP
11 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (14.29%) IPv4
1 2 (14.29%) IPv6
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) GCC
General
1 6 (42.86%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Chief Technology Officer
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 3 (21.43%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Uniface Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Director
4 1 (7.14%) C Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) STL
1 4 (28.57%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) OO
1 9 (64.29%) Digital Forensics
1 9 (64.29%) Network Architecture
2 7 (50.00%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (35.71%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Cyber Security
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Business Development
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C++
2 12 (85.71%) Python
2 12 (85.71%) Bash Shell
3 10 (71.43%) C
3 10 (71.43%) Shell Script
4 9 (64.29%) VB
4 9 (64.29%) VC++
4 9 (64.29%) Java
4 9 (64.29%) Perl
4 9 (64.29%) PHP
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) Ruby
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
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