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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 612 600
Rank change year-on-year +62 -12  
Contract jobs citing GDB 26 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.024% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.35% 0.16% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Median daily rate £463 £600 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.91% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £44.50 £48.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +29.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -8.24% +29.33%  

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 7340 7291 6380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.48% 14.59% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4918 4146
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 169 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

GDB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing GDB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 30 March 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 East +33 16 £325 - 2
South West +7 7 - - 1
East of England - 2 - -
London +27 1 £600 -
GDB
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 39 (84.78%) Linux
2 34 (73.91%) C++
2 34 (73.91%) Software Engineering
3 31 (67.39%) OO
4 26 (56.52%) GCC
4 26 (56.52%) Trac
4 26 (56.52%) Cross-Platform Development
5 25 (54.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 24 (52.17%) Subversion
7 23 (50.00%) STL
8 22 (47.83%) Telecoms
8 22 (47.83%) GSM
8 22 (47.83%) PBX
8 22 (47.83%) UMTS
8 22 (47.83%) VoIP
8 22 (47.83%) Cisco
8 22 (47.83%) RTP
8 22 (47.83%) RANAP
8 22 (47.83%) LTE
8 22 (47.83%) Asterisk PBX
8 22 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
9 20 (43.48%) Wireshark
10 15 (32.61%) Multithreading
11 13 (28.26%) UML
12 9 (19.57%) Windows
12 9 (19.57%) High Availability
13 8 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
13 8 (17.39%) MGW
13 8 (17.39%) GGSN
13 8 (17.39%) 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 (2.17%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 22 (47.83%) Asterisk PBX
1 22 (47.83%) Diameter Protocol
1 22 (47.83%) GSM
1 22 (47.83%) LTE
1 22 (47.83%) PBX
1 22 (47.83%) RANAP
1 22 (47.83%) RTP
1 22 (47.83%) UMTS
1 22 (47.83%) VoIP
2 20 (43.48%) Wireshark
3 8 (17.39%) GGSN
3 8 (17.39%) MGW
3 8 (17.39%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) KDB
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) GCC
1 26 (56.52%) Trac
2 24 (52.17%) Subversion
3 8 (17.39%) Rational DOORS
3 8 (17.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (15.22%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.70%) Bugzilla
5 4 (8.70%) GNU Toolchain
6 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) CppUnit
General
1 22 (47.83%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (73.91%) Software Engineer
2 25 (54.35%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Ada Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Ada Software Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.35%) UI Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Linux Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Software Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 23 (50.00%) STL
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
1 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Linux
2 9 (19.57%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Solaris
3 2 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) Software Engineering
2 31 (67.39%) OO
3 26 (56.52%) Cross-Platform Development
4 15 (32.61%) Multithreading
5 13 (28.26%) UML
6 9 (19.57%) High Availability
7 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
7 5 (10.87%) OOD
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) Electronic Trading
9 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) Low Latency
10 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Scrum
10 1 (2.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (73.91%) C++
2 6 (13.04%) Ada
2 6 (13.04%) C
3 5 (10.87%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Ada 95
4 1 (2.17%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Cisco
2 6 (13.04%) Serena
3 2 (4.35%) Perforce
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