Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 826 878
Rank change year-on-year -16 +52 +24
Contract jobs citing GDB 48 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.036% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.20% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 14
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +54.11%
10th Percentile £413 £274 £425
90th Percentile £522 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 10
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -

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 21,187 17,894 17,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 18.13% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,543 12,284 11,675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 297 264
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.58 £28.75 £26.12
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +7.42%

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 22 September 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 8 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 22 September 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 -2 45 £438 +9.38% 3
UK excluding London -29 36 £425 +6.25% 2
South West -11 15 - -
East of England - 11 - - 1
London -19 9 £450 - 1
South East -16 7 - - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £425 -
North of England - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (85.42%) C++
3 39 (81.25%) C
4 36 (75.00%) Software Engineering
5 32 (66.67%) UML
6 26 (54.17%) Wireshark
6 26 (54.17%) Rational DOORS
7 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
7 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
8 18 (37.50%) Configuration Management
9 17 (35.42%) Rational Rhapsody
10 14 (29.17%) Multithreading
11 11 (22.92%) STL
11 11 (22.92%) GCC
11 11 (22.92%) Rational Team Concert
12 9 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
12 9 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
12 9 (18.75%) Ada
13 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (16.67%) TDD
13 8 (16.67%) Scrum
13 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (16.67%) Qt
13 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (14.58%) Open Source
14 7 (14.58%) Puppet
14 7 (14.58%) IaaS
14 7 (14.58%) Ansible
14 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (14.58%) SELinux

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 (14.58%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (54.17%) Wireshark
2 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (12.50%) DLNA
3 6 (12.50%) Internet
3 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) UPnP
4 4 (8.33%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (8.33%) GGSN
4 4 (8.33%) GSM
4 4 (8.33%) LTE
4 4 (8.33%) MGW
4 4 (8.33%) RANAP
4 4 (8.33%) SGSN
4 4 (8.33%) UMTS
4 4 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (4.17%) 4G
5 2 (4.17%) AMQP
5 2 (4.17%) DHCP
5 2 (4.17%) PPP
5 2 (4.17%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (54.17%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (35.42%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (22.92%) GCC
3 11 (22.92%) Rational Team Concert
4 6 (12.50%) GoogleTest
4 6 (12.50%) JUnit
4 6 (12.50%) Mockito
5 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.58%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (70.83%) Software Engineer
2 22 (45.83%) C++ Software Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Software Test Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) C++ Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Agile Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Developer
6 2 (4.17%) Unix Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) STL
2 8 (16.67%) Qt
3 6 (12.50%) JNI
4 2 (4.17%) Yocto
5 1 (2.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) MPEG
2 2 (4.17%) CMDB
2 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.50%) Android
2 6 (12.50%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 32 (66.67%) UML
3 18 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 14 (29.17%) Multithreading
5 9 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Technical Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.67%) Scrum
6 8 (16.67%) TDD
7 7 (14.58%) Open Source
8 6 (12.50%) OO
8 6 (12.50%) OOP
8 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 2 (4.17%) Critical Thinking
9 2 (4.17%) High Availability
9 2 (4.17%) Low Latency
9 2 (4.17%) Security Hardening
10 1 (2.08%) Code Optimisation
10 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 41 (85.42%) C++
2 39 (81.25%) C
3 9 (18.75%) Ada
4 7 (14.58%) Perl
4 7 (14.58%) Python
4 7 (14.58%) SystemTap
5 6 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.17%) SQL
7 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) SC Cleared
1 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Docker
1 2 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Ansible
1 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.58%) Puppet
1 7 (14.58%) Salt
1 7 (14.58%) SELinux
2 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) SaltStack
2 6 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Freescale
4 1 (2.08%) Renesas