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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 564 557 529
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -28
Contract jobs citing GDB 13 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.002% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.19% 0.017% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 11
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£650 £151 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+331.89% -66.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £151 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £151 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
6852 5790 5362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.48% 11.89% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4631 3680 3330
Average daily rate £400 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.64% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 126 209
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%

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 27 January 2015.

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 17 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 27 January 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 -9 13 £650 +331.89% 7
London +1 10 £650 +331.89%
Gloucestershire - 3 £358 -
South West - 3 £358 -
East of England - - - - 3
Cambridge - - - - 3
Fareham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 4
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 15 (88.24%) Linux
2 14 (82.35%) C
3 13 (76.47%) C++
3 13 (76.47%) Python
4 12 (70.59%) Bash Shell
5 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
6 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
7 9 (52.94%) OO
7 9 (52.94%) VC++
7 9 (52.94%) Windows
7 9 (52.94%) Java
7 9 (52.94%) Perl
7 9 (52.94%) PHP
7 9 (52.94%) VB
7 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
7 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
7 9 (52.94%) Digital Forensics
8 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (41.18%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (35.29%) Big Data
10 6 (35.29%) Law
10 6 (35.29%) Degree
10 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
11 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
12 4 (23.53%) CISSP
12 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (23.53%) ITIL
12 4 (23.53%) TDD
12 4 (23.53%) Scrum

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (11.76%) IPv4
1 2 (11.76%) IPv6
1 2 (11.76%) MPLS
1 2 (11.76%) OSPF
1 2 (11.76%) BGP
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) GCC
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.88%) GNU Toolchain
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 6 (35.29%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Dutch Language
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Chief Technology Officer
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C++ Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Director
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Uniface Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 3 (17.65%) STL
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.88%) DTV
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 1 (5.88%) OpenWrt
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) OO
1 9 (52.94%) Network Architecture
1 9 (52.94%) Digital Forensics
2 7 (41.18%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (23.53%) Cyber Security
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (17.65%) Multithreading
5 3 (17.65%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Business Development
5 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) C
2 13 (76.47%) C++
2 13 (76.47%) Python
3 12 (70.59%) Bash Shell
4 10 (58.82%) Shell Script
5 9 (52.94%) VC++
5 9 (52.94%) Java
5 9 (52.94%) Perl
5 9 (52.94%) PHP
5 9 (52.94%) VB
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
7 2 (11.76%) Embedded C
8 1 (5.88%) Uniface
8 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) CISSP
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Wind River
1 1 (5.88%) Lauterbach
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