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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GNU Debugger
Rank 602 547 587
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +40
Contract jobs citing GDB 11 34 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.064% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.15% 0.55% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 1
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£420 £402 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +14.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -

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
7286 6223 6371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.71% 11.78% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4779 4010 3582
Average daily rate £395 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 135 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.70%

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 12 September 2014.

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 24 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 12 September 2014. 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 -47 11 £420 +4.47% 6
South East +3 6 £420 - 5
London -23 3 £375 -6.71%
East of England - 1 - -
Torfaen - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 4
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1

GDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 26 (86.67%) C
2 17 (56.67%) Cisco
3 15 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 14 (46.67%) Embedded C
5 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
6 9 (30.00%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) UNIX
8 7 (23.33%) MPLS
8 7 (23.33%) OSPF
8 7 (23.33%) BGP
8 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (23.33%) IPv4
8 7 (23.33%) IPv6
9 6 (20.00%) Python
10 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Debian
11 4 (13.33%) Multicast
11 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
11 4 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
11 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.00%) Finance
12 3 (10.00%) Windows
12 3 (10.00%) C++
13 2 (6.67%) Middleware
13 2 (6.67%) DTV
13 2 (6.67%) Validation

GDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
1 7 (23.33%) IPv4
1 7 (23.33%) IPv6
1 7 (23.33%) MPLS
1 7 (23.33%) OSPF
1 7 (23.33%) BGP
2 4 (13.33%) Multicast
3 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.33%) CDMA
3 1 (3.33%) SMS
3 1 (3.33%) UMTS
3 1 (3.33%) WCDMA
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) GCC
3 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.33%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.33%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Developer
2 9 (30.00%) Software Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Software Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Programmer
4 7 (23.33%) C Developer
4 7 (23.33%) C Programmer
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst Programmer
6 4 (13.33%) Tester
6 4 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Penetration Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Development Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Network Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Embedded Software Developer
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Dalvik
2 1 (3.33%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (6.67%) DTV
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
2 2 (6.67%) STB
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Debian
4 3 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
6 1 (3.33%) Scrum
6 1 (3.33%) Pair Programming
6 1 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) C
2 14 (46.67%) Embedded C
3 6 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (10.00%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) JTAG
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) Wind River