Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 787 873
Rank change year-on-year -52 +86 -11
Contract jobs citing GCC 31 57 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.059% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.17% 0.35% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 2
UK median daily rate £675 £450 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +43.43% -16.19%
10th Percentile £529 £328 £301
90th Percentile £778 £525 £337
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £328
% change year-on-year - +37.40% -15.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 0
UK median hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 -

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 18,397 16,111 15,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 16.64% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,904 10,754 10,551
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £610 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 243 399
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £20.90 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.50 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +8.11%

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 20 January 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
Top 7 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 20 January 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 -24 31 £675 +50.00% 19
UK excluding London -27 22 - - 12
South East -24 20 - - 2
London - 9 £675 - 9
North East +32 1 - -
North of England +16 1 - - 2
East of England -11 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GCC also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for GCC.

1 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) Software Engineering
3 24 (77.42%) C++
4 21 (67.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 21 (67.74%) GDB
5 20 (64.52%) STL
6 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
7 10 (32.26%) Python
8 9 (29.03%) Subversion
8 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
9 8 (25.81%) GGSN
9 8 (25.81%) SGSN
9 8 (25.81%) RANAP
9 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
9 8 (25.81%) OO
9 8 (25.81%) Windows
9 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (25.81%) RTP
9 8 (25.81%) GSM
9 8 (25.81%) PBX
9 8 (25.81%) UMTS
9 8 (25.81%) VoIP
9 8 (25.81%) Cisco
9 8 (25.81%) Trac
9 8 (25.81%) Asterisk PBX
9 8 (25.81%) LTE
9 8 (25.81%) MGW
9 8 (25.81%) Diameter Protocol
9 8 (25.81%) Cross-Platform Development
10 7 (22.58%) PowerShell

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 (19.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Doxygen
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (19.35%) IaaS
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Asterisk PBX
1 8 (25.81%) Diameter Protocol
1 8 (25.81%) GGSN
1 8 (25.81%) GSM
1 8 (25.81%) LTE
1 8 (25.81%) MGW
1 8 (25.81%) PBX
1 8 (25.81%) RANAP
1 8 (25.81%) RTP
1 8 (25.81%) SGSN
1 8 (25.81%) UMTS
1 8 (25.81%) VoIP
1 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
2 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) MQTT
2 2 (6.45%) Multicast
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (67.74%) GDB
2 9 (29.03%) Subversion
3 8 (25.81%) Trac
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) CppUnit
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (58.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Front Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Software Engineer
2 20 (64.52%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Telecoms Engineer
3 8 (25.81%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 6 (19.35%) Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Developer
5 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C/C++ Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 20 (64.52%) STL
3 2 (6.45%) WebSockets
4 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) CCTV
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.23%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.23%) Debian
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (83.87%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Multithreading
3 8 (25.81%) Cross-Platform Development
3 8 (25.81%) OO
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (12.90%) Psychology
7 3 (9.68%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (6.45%) Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Validation
9 1 (3.23%) B2B
9 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.23%) Data Analytics
9 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
9 1 (3.23%) Investment Management
9 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
9 1 (3.23%) Open Source
9 1 (3.23%) Physics
Programming Languages
1 24 (77.42%) C++
2 10 (32.26%) Python
3 8 (25.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (22.58%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
5 6 (19.35%) Bourne shell
6 5 (16.13%) C
7 3 (9.68%) C#
8 2 (6.45%) AWK
8 2 (6.45%) sed
9 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.23%) Perl
9 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.23%) SQL
9 1 (3.23%) VBA
9 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.23%) QAD