The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for GDB skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GDB over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GNU Debugger
UK / England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 620 639
Rank change year-on-year +45 +19  
Contract jobs citing GDB 19 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.026% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.70 £41.00 £40.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.43%  

GDB is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7693 7723 6880
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.79% 15.67% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12737 13073 9985
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 £313 £306 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 186 161
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £25.00 £20.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £51.02 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

GDB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing GDB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for GDB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GDB in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for GDB in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDB in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDB in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB in England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GDB in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
South West +8 9 - -
South East - 9 £400 - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
GDB
UK

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 across the England region with a requirement for GDB.

1 41 (93.18%) Linux
2 32 (72.73%) Software Engineering
3 29 (65.91%) C++
4 28 (63.64%) Wireshark
5 17 (38.64%) UML
5 17 (38.64%) Rational DOORS
5 17 (38.64%) Rational Rhapsody
6 16 (36.36%) Trac
6 16 (36.36%) Cross-Platform Development
7 15 (34.09%) OO
8 14 (31.82%) C
9 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
9 13 (29.55%) Subversion
9 13 (29.55%) Multithreading
9 13 (29.55%) GCC
10 12 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 12 (27.27%) Asterisk PBX
10 12 (27.27%) Diameter Protocol
10 12 (27.27%) RANAP
10 12 (27.27%) LTE
10 12 (27.27%) GSM
10 12 (27.27%) PBX
10 12 (27.27%) UMTS
10 12 (27.27%) VoIP
10 12 (27.27%) Cisco
10 12 (27.27%) RTP
10 12 (27.27%) STL
10 12 (27.27%) Windows
11 10 (22.73%) MGW
11 10 (22.73%) GGSN

GDB
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (63.64%) Wireshark
2 12 (27.27%) Asterisk PBX
2 12 (27.27%) Diameter Protocol
2 12 (27.27%) GSM
2 12 (27.27%) LTE
2 12 (27.27%) PBX
2 12 (27.27%) RANAP
2 12 (27.27%) RTP
2 12 (27.27%) UMTS
2 12 (27.27%) VoIP
3 10 (22.73%) GGSN
3 10 (22.73%) MGW
3 10 (22.73%) SGSN
4 2 (4.55%) 4G
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless
5 1 (2.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) KDB
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) Rational DOORS
1 17 (38.64%) Rational Rhapsody
2 16 (36.36%) Trac
3 13 (29.55%) GCC
3 13 (29.55%) Subversion
4 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 6 (13.64%) Visual Studio
5 4 (9.09%) Bugzilla
5 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 4 (9.09%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Software Engineer
2 22 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (18.18%) Developer
4 7 (15.91%) C++ Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Ada Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Ada Software Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Network Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Software Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) C++ Software Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Electronic Trading Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.27%) Java Developer
9 1 (2.27%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (27.27%) STL
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Linux
2 12 (27.27%) Windows
3 4 (9.09%) Android
3 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Solaris
4 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 17 (38.64%) UML
3 16 (36.36%) Cross-Platform Development
4 15 (34.09%) OO
5 13 (29.55%) Multithreading
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) OOD
7 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (2.27%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.27%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.27%) Low Latency
9 1 (2.27%) Scrum
9 1 (2.27%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (65.91%) C++
2 14 (31.82%) C
3 7 (15.91%) Ada
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Ada 95
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.27%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.27%) Perl
5 1 (2.27%) Python
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Cisco
2 7 (15.91%) Serena
3 2 (4.55%) Motorola
4 1 (2.27%) Perforce
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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