Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 852 895
Rank change year-on-year +7 +43 -53
Contract jobs citing GDB 39 47 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.045% 0.008%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.27% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 5
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £184
90th Percentile £725 £525 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 1
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.95% - -
10th Percentile £31.50 £40.20 £40.50
90th Percentile £32.50 £41.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £41.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -21.95% - -

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 19285 17412 16125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 16.51% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13430 11718 10733
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 252 336
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £24.10 £24.23
90th Percentile £60.40 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%

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 November 2017.

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 7 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 November 2017. 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 +6 38 £400 -11.11% 6
UK excluding London +15 31 £400 -11.11% 6
South East +7 19 £400 +24.22% 6
South West - 11 - -
London - 7 £700 -
Midlands +24 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GDB 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 GDB.

1 32 (82.05%) Linux
2 31 (79.49%) C++
3 27 (69.23%) Software Engineering
4 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
5 15 (38.46%) C
6 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
7 12 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 12 (30.77%) GCC
7 12 (30.77%) STL
7 12 (30.77%) OO
7 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
8 11 (28.21%) Subversion
8 11 (28.21%) UML
8 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (28.21%) Rational Rhapsody
9 10 (25.64%) Trac
9 10 (25.64%) Diameter Protocol
9 10 (25.64%) Asterisk PBX
9 10 (25.64%) LTE
9 10 (25.64%) MGW
9 10 (25.64%) Cross-Platform Development
9 10 (25.64%) RTP
9 10 (25.64%) GSM
9 10 (25.64%) PBX
9 10 (25.64%) UMTS
9 10 (25.64%) VoIP
9 10 (25.64%) Cisco
9 10 (25.64%) RANAP
9 10 (25.64%) GGSN
9 10 (25.64%) SGSN

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Doxygen
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (53.85%) Wireshark
2 10 (25.64%) Asterisk PBX
2 10 (25.64%) Diameter Protocol
2 10 (25.64%) GGSN
2 10 (25.64%) GSM
2 10 (25.64%) LTE
2 10 (25.64%) MGW
2 10 (25.64%) PBX
2 10 (25.64%) RANAP
2 10 (25.64%) RTP
2 10 (25.64%) SGSN
2 10 (25.64%) UMTS
2 10 (25.64%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) 4G
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) GCC
2 11 (28.21%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (28.21%) Rational Rhapsody
2 11 (28.21%) Subversion
3 10 (25.64%) Trac
4 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
6 5 (12.82%) Eclipse
7 2 (5.13%) Gerrit
7 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Front Office
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (61.54%) Software Engineer
2 22 (56.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Telecoms Engineer
3 10 (25.64%) Telecoms Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Developer
6 4 (10.26%) Network Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Network Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) C++ Developer
7 3 (7.69%) C++ Programmer
7 3 (7.69%) Programmer
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) C Programmer
8 2 (5.13%) C/C++ Programmer
8 2 (5.13%) Linux Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Embedded Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Quantitative Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 12 (30.77%) STL
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) WSDL
4 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Linux
2 9 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Android
3 5 (12.82%) Apple iOS
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (69.23%) Software Engineering
2 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
3 12 (30.77%) OO
4 11 (28.21%) UML
5 10 (25.64%) Cross-Platform Development
6 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (7.69%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.13%) High-Frequency Trading
8 2 (5.13%) Scrum
9 1 (2.56%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
9 1 (2.56%) Image Processing
9 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
9 1 (2.56%) Physics
9 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (79.49%) C++
2 15 (38.46%) C
3 4 (10.26%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) AWK
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) sed
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco
2 3 (7.69%) Motorola
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) QAD