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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 587 641 637
Rank change year-on-year +54 -4  
Contract jobs citing GDB 15 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.004% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.18% 0.024% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.43%  

GDB is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8215 8328 7455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.48% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5625 5734 4920
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 125 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

GDB
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing GDB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing GDB over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for GDB in the UK

GDB
Top 10 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 15 £400 - 5
South West +10 7 - -
Bristol +2 7 - -
South East - 7 £400 - 5
Basingstoke - 3 £400 -
Camberley - 3 - - 4
Hampshire - 3 £400 -
Surrey - 3 - - 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 37 (92.50%) Linux
2 28 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 27 (67.50%) C++
4 26 (65.00%) Wireshark
5 17 (42.50%) Trac
5 17 (42.50%) Cross-Platform Development
6 16 (40.00%) OO
7 14 (35.00%) UML
7 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
7 14 (35.00%) Subversion
7 14 (35.00%) Multithreading
7 14 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (35.00%) GCC
7 14 (35.00%) Rational Rhapsody
8 13 (32.50%) Diameter Protocol
8 13 (32.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 13 (32.50%) Asterisk PBX
8 13 (32.50%) LTE
8 13 (32.50%) RANAP
8 13 (32.50%) GSM
8 13 (32.50%) PBX
8 13 (32.50%) UMTS
8 13 (32.50%) VoIP
8 13 (32.50%) Cisco
8 13 (32.50%) RTP
8 13 (32.50%) STL
9 11 (27.50%) C
10 10 (25.00%) Windows
10 10 (25.00%) MGW
10 10 (25.00%) GGSN

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 (2.50%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (65.00%) Wireshark
2 13 (32.50%) Asterisk PBX
2 13 (32.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 13 (32.50%) GSM
2 13 (32.50%) LTE
2 13 (32.50%) PBX
2 13 (32.50%) RANAP
2 13 (32.50%) RTP
2 13 (32.50%) UMTS
2 13 (32.50%) VoIP
3 10 (25.00%) GGSN
3 10 (25.00%) MGW
3 10 (25.00%) SGSN
4 2 (5.00%) 4G
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) KDB
Development Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Trac
2 14 (35.00%) GCC
2 14 (35.00%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (35.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 14 (35.00%) Subversion
3 4 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.00%) GNU Toolchain
3 4 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (35.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (67.50%) Software Engineer
2 20 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 8 (20.00%) Developer
4 7 (17.50%) C++ Developer
5 6 (15.00%) Ada Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Ada Software Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Electronic Trading Java Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Network Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 13 (32.50%) STL
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (92.50%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (70.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (42.50%) Cross-Platform Development
3 16 (40.00%) OO
4 14 (35.00%) Multithreading
4 14 (35.00%) UML
5 5 (12.50%) OOD
6 4 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.50%) Electronic Trading
9 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Low Latency
9 1 (2.50%) Scrum
9 1 (2.50%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) C++
2 11 (27.50%) C
3 7 (17.50%) Ada
4 2 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (2.50%) Ada 95
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.50%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 7 (17.50%) Serena
3 1 (2.50%) Perforce
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