Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 797 881
Rank change year-on-year -31 +84 -35
Contract jobs citing GCC 49 41 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.045% 0.010%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.27% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 17 5
UK median daily rate £600 £440 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +34.35% -15.48%
10th Percentile £200 £312 £300
90th Percentile £795 £475 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £440 £328
% change year-on-year -54.55% +34.35% -11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £45.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -9.39% +13.13%
10th Percentile £27.45 £40.50 £41.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year +3.66% -9.39% +13.13%

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 19,512 15,416 15,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.30% 16.76% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,515 10,367 10,551
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 306 367
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.41% -2.24% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.70 £21.63 £22.30
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

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 23 April 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 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GCC in the UK

GCC
Top 8 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 23 April 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 44 £613 +39.20% 10
UK excluding London -53 33 £200 -54.55% 10
South East -10 30 £200 -38.27% 1
London -44 12 £675 - 1
East of England -6 1 - - 5
Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Wales -19 1 £325 -27.78%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 42 (85.71%) Linux
2 35 (71.43%) Software Engineering
3 34 (69.39%) C++
4 32 (65.31%) GDB
5 28 (57.14%) STL
6 24 (48.98%) Telecoms
6 24 (48.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 13 (26.53%) Windows
8 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (22.45%) Python
9 11 (22.45%) Java
10 10 (20.41%) OO
11 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
11 9 (18.37%) C
11 9 (18.37%) Multithreading
12 8 (16.33%) VoIP
13 7 (14.29%) GSM
13 7 (14.29%) UMTS
13 7 (14.29%) Finance
13 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
13 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (14.29%) LTE
13 7 (14.29%) MGW
13 7 (14.29%) RANAP
13 7 (14.29%) SGSN
13 7 (14.29%) Bourne shell
13 7 (14.29%) OpenStack
13 7 (14.29%) Rackspace

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 7 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon Alexa
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (14.29%) IaaS
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) VoIP
2 7 (14.29%) Diameter Protocol
2 7 (14.29%) GSM
2 7 (14.29%) LTE
2 7 (14.29%) MGW
2 7 (14.29%) RANAP
2 7 (14.29%) SGSN
2 7 (14.29%) UMTS
2 7 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (12.24%) Asterisk PBX
3 6 (12.24%) PBX
3 6 (12.24%) RTP
4 5 (10.20%) Internet
4 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.16%) DLNA
5 4 (8.16%) GGSN
5 4 (8.16%) UPnP
6 3 (6.12%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.08%) Bluetooth
7 2 (4.08%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 32 (65.31%) GDB
2 6 (12.24%) Subversion
2 6 (12.24%) Trac
3 4 (8.16%) GoogleTest
3 4 (8.16%) JUnit
3 4 (8.16%) Mockito
4 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.04%) CppUnit
5 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (48.98%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (12.24%) Marketing
4 4 (8.16%) Electronics
4 4 (8.16%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Front Office
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (55.10%) Software Engineer
2 23 (46.94%) C++ Software Engineer
3 13 (26.53%) Developer
4 11 (22.45%) C++ Developer
5 3 (6.12%) C++ Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Telecoms Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.08%) C Developer
6 2 (4.08%) C/C++ Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Head of Digital
6 2 (4.08%) Head of Engineering
6 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Linux Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.04%) Chief Technology Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (57.14%) STL
2 24 (48.98%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (8.16%) JNI
3 4 (8.16%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) MPEG
3 2 (4.08%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Equities
4 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 42 (85.71%) Linux
2 13 (26.53%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.24%) Android
5 4 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.41%) OO
4 9 (18.37%) Multithreading
5 7 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
6 6 (12.24%) Cross-Platform Development
6 6 (12.24%) Validation
7 5 (10.20%) OOP
7 5 (10.20%) UML
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL
8 4 (8.16%) ITIL V3
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.16%) Psychology
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) TDD
8 4 (8.16%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.12%) Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) High Availability
10 2 (4.08%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (69.39%) C++
2 11 (22.45%) Java
2 11 (22.45%) Python
3 9 (18.37%) C
3 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.29%) Bourne shell
4 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.12%) C#
6 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.04%) AWK
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) sed
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) MCSA
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Rackspace
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco
2 6 (12.24%) Google
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft