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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Debugger
Rank 578 532 593
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +61
Contract jobs citing GDB 17 46 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.086% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.74% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 1
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£423 £402 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +14.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.33% -

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
7258 6250 6319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.88% 11.72% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 4003 3619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 132 217
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.00 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.16% -1.33%

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 22 August 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 21 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 22 August 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 -55 17 £423 +5.09% 6
South East +3 12 £425 - 5
Berkshire - 12 £425 -
London -15 3 £375 -6.71% 1
East of England -32 1 - -
South West - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 26 (86.67%) C
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 15 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Embedded C
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (30.00%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) UNIX
8 7 (23.33%) MPLS
8 7 (23.33%) OSPF
8 7 (23.33%) BGP
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) IPv4
8 7 (23.33%) IPv6
9 6 (20.00%) Python
10 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 4 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.33%) Debian
11 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
11 4 (13.33%) Multicast
12 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (10.00%) Finance
12 3 (10.00%) Windows
12 3 (10.00%) C++
13 2 (6.67%) Middleware
13 2 (6.67%) DTV
13 2 (6.67%) Validation
13 2 (6.67%) Device Driver

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (23.33%) MPLS
1 7 (23.33%) OSPF
1 7 (23.33%) BGP
1 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 7 (23.33%) IPv4
1 7 (23.33%) IPv6
2 4 (13.33%) Multicast
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.33%) CDMA
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) GCC
3 1 (3.33%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Software Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Programmer
4 7 (23.33%) C Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Development Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
8 2 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Development Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) UNIX Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Dalvik
2 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.67%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) STB
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Debian
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) OpenWrt
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
5 1 (3.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C
2 14 (46.67%) Embedded C
3 6 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) JTAG
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Wind River