Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 June 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 Debugger
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 801 879
Rank change year-on-year -28 +78 -19
Contract jobs citing GDB 54 40 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.044% 0.014%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.27% 0.25% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 8
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -33.33% -
10th Percentile £414 £339 £575
90th Percentile £625 £540 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.49% -6.32% +21.02%
10th Percentile £41.25 £34.48 £41.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.25 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -4.49% -6.32% +21.02%

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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 19,783 15,885 15,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.73% 17.34% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,542 10,784 10,827
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £294
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 237 324 313
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £24.30 £28.00
90th Percentile £65.90 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

GDB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GDB in the UK

GDB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GDB in the UK

GDB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GDB in the UK

GDB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GDB in the UK

GDB
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GDB within the UK over the 6 months to 24 June 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 -38 50 £450 +12.50% 10
UK excluding London -35 39 - - 9
South East -30 19 - - 2
South West +4 11 - - 2
London -34 11 £450 -25.00% 1
East of England +8 9 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing GDB 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 GDB.

1 53 (98.15%) Linux
2 47 (87.04%) C++
3 40 (74.07%) Software Engineering
4 32 (59.26%) C
5 24 (44.44%) UML
6 23 (42.59%) GCC
7 20 (37.04%) Rational DOORS
7 20 (37.04%) STL
7 20 (37.04%) Wireshark
8 16 (29.63%) Configuration Management
8 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
9 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
9 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 14 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 14 (25.93%) Rational Rhapsody
11 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
12 9 (16.67%) Rational Team Concert
13 8 (14.81%) Python
14 7 (12.96%) Perl
14 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (12.96%) OO
14 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (12.96%) SELinux
14 7 (12.96%) SaltStack
14 7 (12.96%) Salt
14 7 (12.96%) Ansible
14 7 (12.96%) SystemTap
14 7 (12.96%) Open Source
14 7 (12.96%) IaaS
14 7 (12.96%) Puppet

GDB
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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) IaaS
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.04%) Wireshark
2 7 (12.96%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (9.26%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (9.26%) GSM
3 5 (9.26%) Internet
3 5 (9.26%) LTE
3 5 (9.26%) MGW
3 5 (9.26%) RANAP
3 5 (9.26%) SGSN
3 5 (9.26%) UMTS
3 5 (9.26%) VoIP
4 4 (7.41%) DLNA
4 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.41%) UPnP
5 3 (5.56%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (5.56%) PBX
5 3 (5.56%) RTP
6 2 (3.70%) 4G
6 2 (3.70%) AMQP
6 2 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) GCC
2 20 (37.04%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (25.93%) Rational Rhapsody
4 9 (16.67%) Rational Team Concert
5 4 (7.41%) GoogleTest
5 4 (7.41%) JUnit
5 4 (7.41%) Mockito
6 3 (5.56%) Subversion
6 3 (5.56%) Trac
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (29.63%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.26%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Software Engineer
2 29 (53.70%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) C++ Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) C++ Software Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Linux Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Unix Developer
8 1 (1.85%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Electronic Trading C++ Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) STL
2 14 (25.93%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 6 (11.11%) Qt
4 4 (7.41%) JNI
5 2 (3.70%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) MPEG
2 2 (3.70%) CMDB
2 2 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Equities
3 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (98.15%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Android
2 4 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (5.56%) Unix
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (74.07%) Software Engineering
2 24 (44.44%) UML
3 16 (29.63%) Configuration Management
4 11 (20.37%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.96%) OO
5 7 (12.96%) Open Source
6 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (11.11%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (11.11%) Scrum
6 6 (11.11%) TDD
7 5 (9.26%) High Availability
7 5 (9.26%) OOP
8 4 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 3 (5.56%) Cross-Platform Development
9 3 (5.56%) Low Latency
10 2 (3.70%) Security Hardening
11 1 (1.85%) Code Optimisation
11 1 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.85%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 47 (87.04%) C++
2 32 (59.26%) C
3 8 (14.81%) Python
4 7 (12.96%) Perl
4 7 (12.96%) SystemTap
5 6 (11.11%) Ada
6 4 (7.41%) Java
7 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.70%) SQL
8 1 (1.85%) AWK
8 1 (1.85%) C#
8 1 (1.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Docker
1 2 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Ansible
1 7 (12.96%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (12.96%) Puppet
1 7 (12.96%) Salt
1 7 (12.96%) SELinux
2 2 (3.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) SaltStack
2 4 (7.41%) Google
3 3 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) Freescale
5 1 (1.85%) Renesas