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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GNU Debugger
UK
Rank 561 615 594
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -21
Contract jobs citing GDB 21 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.024% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.29% 0.16% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Median daily rate £324 £600 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £324 £305 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.22% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.17% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
-17.17% -

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
7270 7615 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.51% 14.99% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4837 5078 4701
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 203 122
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £24.23 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.78 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £41.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +10.81%

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
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 21 January 2017.

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 12 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +31 21 £324 -46.00% 3
South East +31 17 £324 +11.72% 2
Camberley - 12 - - 2
Surrey - 12 - - 2
Slough - 5 £324 -
Berkshire - 5 £324 -
South West +12 2 - -
Bristol -1 2 - -
London +8 1 £575 -4.16% 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 48 (88.89%) Linux
2 47 (87.04%) C++
3 46 (85.19%) GCC
4 28 (51.85%) OO
5 27 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 27 (50.00%) Multithreading
6 25 (46.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 25 (46.30%) C
7 23 (42.59%) STL
7 23 (42.59%) Subversion
8 22 (40.74%) RANAP
8 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
8 22 (40.74%) RTP
8 22 (40.74%) GSM
8 22 (40.74%) PBX
8 22 (40.74%) UMTS
8 22 (40.74%) VoIP
8 22 (40.74%) Cisco
8 22 (40.74%) Asterisk PBX
8 22 (40.74%) LTE
8 22 (40.74%) Diameter Protocol
8 22 (40.74%) Trac
8 22 (40.74%) Cross-Platform Development
9 21 (38.89%) Multithreaded Programming
9 21 (38.89%) SQL
10 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
11 17 (31.48%) High Availability
12 15 (27.78%) Java
13 11 (20.37%) C#
13 11 (20.37%) Solaris

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (40.74%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (40.74%) GSM
1 22 (40.74%) LTE
1 22 (40.74%) PBX
1 22 (40.74%) RANAP
1 22 (40.74%) RTP
1 22 (40.74%) UMTS
1 22 (40.74%) VoIP
2 8 (14.81%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 46 (85.19%) GCC
2 23 (42.59%) Subversion
3 22 (40.74%) Trac
4 4 (7.41%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.85%) AppScan
6 1 (1.85%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.85%) CppUnit
6 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.85%) WinDbg
General
1 22 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 22 (40.74%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (20.37%) Developer
4 9 (16.67%) C++ Developer
5 5 (9.26%) C++ Team Leader
5 5 (9.26%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.41%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.70%) Ada Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) UI Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Ada Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Java Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Linux Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 23 (42.59%) STL
3 1 (1.85%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
1 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 48 (88.89%) Linux
2 11 (20.37%) Solaris
3 5 (9.26%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Windows
5 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) OO
2 27 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 27 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 22 (40.74%) Cross-Platform Development
4 21 (38.89%) Multithreaded Programming
5 17 (31.48%) High Availability
6 10 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.96%) UML
8 5 (9.26%) Scrum
9 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.85%) Electronic Trading
10 1 (1.85%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (1.85%) Low Latency
10 1 (1.85%) Open Source
10 1 (1.85%) OWASP
10 1 (1.85%) Penetration Testing
10 1 (1.85%) Secure Coding
10 1 (1.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) C++
2 25 (46.30%) C
3 21 (38.89%) SQL
4 15 (27.78%) Java
5 11 (20.37%) C#
6 2 (3.70%) Ada
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) CCNP
3 1 (1.85%) CCSP
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.85%) CISSP
3 1 (1.85%) Degree
3 1 (1.85%) GPEN
3 1 (1.85%) GWAPT
3 1 (1.85%) GXPN
3 1 (1.85%) OSCE
3 1 (1.85%) OSCP
3 1 (1.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Core Impact
1 1 (1.85%) HP Fortify
1 1 (1.85%) Nessus
1 1 (1.85%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.85%) Nmap
1 1 (1.85%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) Cisco
2 2 (3.70%) Serena
3 1 (1.85%) Perforce
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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