Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for GCC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GCC over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 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 Compiler Collection (GCC)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 867 843 886
Rank change year-on-year -24 +43 +5
Contract jobs citing GCC 33 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.018% 0.028%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.16% 0.098% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 14
UK median daily rate £375 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.77% -2.22% +12.36%
10th Percentile £313 £375 £248
90th Percentile £588 £490 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £440 £450
% change year-on-year -26.14% -2.22% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% +10.97%
10th Percentile £26.95 £42.50 £40.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +4.65% +10.97%

GCC is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 20,973 17,265 17,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.54% 18.01% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,364 11,837 11,619
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 296 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.59% +12.67%
10th Percentile £26.55 £28.75 £26.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £58.13 £53.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -0.59% +1.19% +9.80%

GCC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GCC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GCC in the UK

GCC
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GCC in the UK

GCC
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCC over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GCC in the UK

GCC
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GCC in the UK

GCC
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GCC over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GCC in the UK

GCC
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GCC within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. 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
England 0 22 £500 +13.64% 7
UK excluding London -24 22 £325 -26.14% 15
South East -22 10 £200 - 2
London -11 7 £575 +15.00%
Wales -13 7 £325 -27.78% 7
East of England -4 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -14 1 £425 +13.33% 2
North of England -16 1 £425 +13.33% 3
Midlands -16 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for GCC.

1 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 22 (66.67%) C++
3 21 (63.64%) C
4 20 (60.61%) Software Engineering
5 13 (39.39%) STL
5 13 (39.39%) GDB
6 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (33.33%) Google
7 11 (33.33%) VoIP
7 11 (33.33%) Android
7 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (24.24%) Python
8 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
8 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
9 7 (21.21%) Electronics
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
9 7 (21.21%) SNMP
9 7 (21.21%) OO
9 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
9 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
10 6 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 6 (18.18%) Amazon Alexa
10 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 6 (18.18%) Bluetooth
10 6 (18.18%) UML
10 6 (18.18%) Wireless

GCC
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) IaaS
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 11 (33.33%) VoIP
2 11 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (21.21%) SNMP
4 6 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 6 (18.18%) Internet
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 5 (15.15%) DLNA
5 5 (15.15%) UPnP
6 4 (12.12%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (12.12%) GSM
6 4 (12.12%) LTE
6 4 (12.12%) MGW
6 4 (12.12%) RANAP
6 4 (12.12%) SGSN
6 4 (12.12%) UMTS
7 2 (6.06%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (6.06%) GGSN
7 2 (6.06%) PBX
7 2 (6.06%) RTP
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) GDB
2 8 (24.24%) Eclipse
3 7 (21.21%) Git (software)
4 5 (15.15%) GoogleTest
4 5 (15.15%) JUnit
4 5 (15.15%) Mockito
5 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 2 (6.06%) Trac
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.21%) Electronics
3 4 (12.12%) Marketing
4 2 (6.06%) Finance
4 2 (6.06%) Retail
5 1 (3.03%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Software Engineer
2 13 (39.39%) Developer
3 12 (36.36%) C++ Developer
4 6 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) C Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C/C++ Developer
7 2 (6.06%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Chief Technology Officer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Head of Digital
8 1 (3.03%) Head of Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Head of Software Engineering
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) STL
2 6 (18.18%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (15.15%) JNI
3 5 (15.15%) Qt
4 3 (9.09%) POSIX
5 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Device Driver
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (15.15%) MPEG
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Linux
2 11 (33.33%) Android
3 5 (15.15%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows
5 2 (6.06%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) Software Engineering
2 11 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (21.21%) Multithreading
3 7 (21.21%) OO
4 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (18.18%) Speech Recognition
4 6 (18.18%) UML
5 5 (15.15%) OOP
5 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 5 (15.15%) TDD
5 5 (15.15%) Unit Testing
6 4 (12.12%) Project Planning
6 4 (12.12%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.06%) Cross-Platform Development
7 2 (6.06%) High Availability
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
7 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (66.67%) C++
2 21 (63.64%) C
3 8 (24.24%) Python
4 7 (21.21%) Java
4 7 (21.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
6 1 (3.03%) Bourne shell
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) MCSA
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Google
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 1 (3.03%) Rackspace