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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 605 569 525
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -44
Contract jobs citing GDB 2 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.025% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.029% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 15
Average daily rate
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- £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £295
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
6998 6715 5264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.92% 12.76% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4545 4348 3311
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 152 150
Average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.18 £31.00 £24.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £52.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 6 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 May 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 -37 2 - - 1
South East -22 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

GDB
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) GCC
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Serena
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) STL
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) MS Access
3 1 (33.33%) Ada
3 1 (33.33%) Ingres
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Uniface
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Access
1 1 (33.33%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (33.33%) GCC
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Uniface Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (33.33%) STL
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Ada
2 1 (33.33%) Uniface
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Serena
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