Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 826 862
Rank change year-on-year +8 +36 -41
Contract jobs citing GDB 39 47 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.041% 0.048% 0.009%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.22% 0.29% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 5
England median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £184
90th Percentile £725 £525 £610
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 1
England median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% - -
10th Percentile £31.50 £40.20 £40.50
90th Percentile £32.50 £41.50 £41.50
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -21.95% - -

GDB is in the Development Applications category. The following 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.

All Development Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17805 16194 14943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.77% 16.56% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12484 10960 10035
England median daily rate £457 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £280
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 232 284
England median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28.95 £26.16 £23.83
90th Percentile £60.00 £53.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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

GDB
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

GDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDB in England

GDB
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

GDB
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 19 £400 +24.22% 6
South West - 11 - -
London - 7 £700 -
Midlands +26 1 - -
East of England -18 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
GDB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 30 (76.92%) C++
3 28 (71.79%) Software Engineering
4 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
5 16 (41.03%) C
6 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
7 13 (33.33%) GCC
8 12 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 12 (30.77%) STL
8 12 (30.77%) OO
8 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
9 11 (28.21%) Subversion
9 11 (28.21%) UML
9 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (28.21%) Rational Rhapsody
10 10 (25.64%) Trac
10 10 (25.64%) Diameter Protocol
10 10 (25.64%) Asterisk PBX
10 10 (25.64%) LTE
10 10 (25.64%) MGW
10 10 (25.64%) Cross-Platform Development
10 10 (25.64%) RTP
10 10 (25.64%) GSM
10 10 (25.64%) PBX
10 10 (25.64%) UMTS
10 10 (25.64%) VoIP
10 10 (25.64%) Cisco
10 10 (25.64%) RANAP
10 10 (25.64%) GGSN
10 10 (25.64%) SGSN

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 (2.56%) Doxygen
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
2 10 (25.64%) Asterisk PBX
2 10 (25.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 10 (25.64%) GGSN
2 10 (25.64%) GSM
2 10 (25.64%) LTE
2 10 (25.64%) MGW
2 10 (25.64%) PBX
2 10 (25.64%) RANAP
2 10 (25.64%) RTP
2 10 (25.64%) SGSN
2 10 (25.64%) UMTS
2 10 (25.64%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) 4G
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) GCC
2 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (28.21%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (28.21%) Subversion
3 10 (25.64%) Trac
4 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
5 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.13%) Gerrit
7 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.56%) CppUnit
8 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Software Engineer
2 22 (56.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Telecoms Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Network Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) C++ Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) Programmer
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) C Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) C/C++ Programmer
7 2 (5.13%) C++ Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (30.77%) STL
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) WSDL
4 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 31 (79.49%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Android
3 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) Software Engineering
2 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
3 12 (30.77%) OO
4 11 (28.21%) UML
5 10 (25.64%) Cross-Platform Development
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.13%) High-Frequency Trading
8 2 (5.13%) Scrum
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.56%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
9 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.56%) Physics
9 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (76.92%) C++
2 16 (41.03%) C
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) AWK
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) sed
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Motorola
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) QAD