The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Debugger
Rank 584 530 577
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +47
Contract jobs citing GDB 3 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.029% 0.018%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.043% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 0
Average daily rate £450 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £286 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

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 12 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -25 2 £450 +9.09% 2
England -99 2 £450 +50.00% 6
City of London -14 1 £450 +28.57%
South East - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Fareham - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Lothian - - - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Multicast
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) JTAG
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) STB
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) OOD
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (25.00%) Multicast
1 1 (25.00%) LTE
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 1 (25.00%) CDMA
1 1 (25.00%) SMS
1 1 (25.00%) UMTS
1 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Junior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Debian
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 1 (25.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) JTAG
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
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