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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GNU Debugger
Rank 633 630 606
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -24
Contract jobs citing GDB 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.096% 0.028% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
Median daily rate £600 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £44.75 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
+19.33% -

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
8298 7216 6894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.93% 12.90% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5650 4615 4423
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 144 141
Median hourly rate £42.45 £37.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.37 £31.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.29 £37.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+14.29% -2.11%

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 7 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 6 May 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 -18 8 £600 - 1
London - 4 £600 -
Guildford +2 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 - -
South East -11 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 1
Bristol - 2 - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (91.30%) C++
2 19 (82.61%) Linux
3 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (52.17%) Front Office
3 12 (52.17%) Algorithmic Trading
3 12 (52.17%) Market Making
4 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
5 5 (21.74%) VxWorks
5 5 (21.74%) Ada
6 4 (17.39%) OO
6 4 (17.39%) C
7 3 (13.04%) Ada 95
8 2 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (8.70%) Trac
8 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
8 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
8 2 (8.70%) Legal
8 2 (8.70%) Serena
8 2 (8.70%) Python
8 2 (8.70%) Java
8 2 (8.70%) STL
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
8 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (8.70%) GCC
8 2 (8.70%) High Availability
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
1 2 (8.70%) GCC
1 2 (8.70%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Trac
General
1 12 (52.17%) Front Office
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) C++ Developer
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Software Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Ada Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Ada Software Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Java Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (8.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Algorithmic Trading
1 12 (52.17%) Market Making
2 9 (39.13%) Software Engineering
3 4 (17.39%) OO
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Reverse Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) C++
2 5 (21.74%) Ada
3 4 (17.39%) C
4 3 (13.04%) Ada 95
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Serena