The table below looks at the statistics for Valgrind skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Valgrind over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Valgrind
Rank 606 567 539
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -28
Contract jobs citing Valgrind 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.027% 0.033% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
7295 6008 5832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.19% 11.62% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3856 3589
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 145 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Valgrind
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Valgrind within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Valgrind Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Valgrind
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Valgrind within the UK.

Valgrind Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Valgrind
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Valgrind within the UK.

Valgrind Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Valgrind
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Valgrind 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 Valgrind.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 2 (66.67%) Gerrit
2 2 (66.67%) STL
2 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
3 1 (33.33%) Clang
3 1 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Front Office
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) POSIX
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous

Valgrind
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Valgrind 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 Valgrind. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Gerrit
1 2 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Clang
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) GoogleTest
2 1 (33.33%) CMake
2 1 (33.33%) VTune
2 1 (33.33%) Hudson
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 2 (66.67%) STL
2 1 (33.33%) POSIX
2 1 (33.33%) Rendezvous
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) WinRT
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) TIBCO
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase