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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GNU Debugger
Rank 608 568 550
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -18
Contract jobs citing GDB 3 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.046% 0.069%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.040% 0.36% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 15
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£700 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £425 £275
% change year-on-year
- +54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 17
Average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
7542 6993 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.22% 12.78% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4967 4486 3661
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 149 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £30.00 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 4 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 28 July 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 -48 3 £700 +64.70% 2
London -2 2 £700 +55.55% 1
South West - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Korn
3 2 (40.00%) DataSynapse
3 2 (40.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Serena
3 2 (40.00%) Summit
3 2 (40.00%) Maven
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Sybase
3 2 (40.00%) JUnit
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) CORBA
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) Python
3 2 (40.00%) Ada
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) TIBCO

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (40.00%) Hudson
1 2 (40.00%) Gradle
1 2 (40.00%) Artifactory
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) GCC
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Summit Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CORBA
1 2 (40.00%) JMS
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (20.00%) STL
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) VxWorks
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Ada
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) Korn
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C#
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Sybase
1 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
1 2 (40.00%) Serena
1 2 (40.00%) DataSynapse
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