The table below looks at the statistics for Firebug skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firebug over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firebug
Rank 580 544 511
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -33
Contract jobs citing Firebug 9 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.14% 0.28% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £323 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 £290
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Development Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6641 5443 5392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.17% 11.52% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4666 3566 3365
Average daily rate £405 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 125 230
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.10 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.60 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

Firebug
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firebug across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Firebug Jobs Demand Trend in England

Firebug
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firebug across the England region.

Firebug Daily Rate Trend in England

Firebug
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firebug across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Firebug Daily Rate Histogram in England

Firebug
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Firebug across the England region.

Firebug Hourly Rate Trend in England

Firebug
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firebug within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 5 £363 -3.33% 3
South East -29 2 £325 +30.00%
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Firebug also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firebug.

1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 11 (68.75%) CSS
3 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
4 8 (50.00%) XML
4 8 (50.00%) HTML5
5 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
5 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (43.75%) Subversion
6 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 6 (37.50%) OO
7 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
7 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
7 5 (31.25%) PHP
7 5 (31.25%) CMS
7 5 (31.25%) MVC
7 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
7 5 (31.25%) CSS3
8 4 (25.00%) Degree
8 4 (25.00%) Fiddler
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) C#
8 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) Adobe
9 3 (18.75%) CRM

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Firebug also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Firebug. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) CMS
2 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (12.50%) Node.js
4 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Photoshop
1 3 (18.75%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (6.25%) Extranet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
2 4 (25.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) JBehave
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium
5 1 (6.25%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (6.25%) Maven
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
5 1 (6.25%) Grunt
5 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (6.25%) Sublime Text
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Web Designer
3 2 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Web Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Tester
4 1 (6.25%) UX Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Django Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
2 11 (68.75%) CSS
3 8 (50.00%) XML
3 8 (50.00%) HTML5
4 7 (43.75%) jQuery
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (31.25%) CSS3
7 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) Ajax
8 3 (18.75%) JSON
8 3 (18.75%) Backbone.js
9 2 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (12.50%) Ember.js
9 2 (12.50%) WebKit
9 2 (12.50%) Django
9 2 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Taxonomies
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Debian
2 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (37.50%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) OOP
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Web Design
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) SEO
6 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) OOD
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Ruby
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Adobe
2 3 (18.75%) Sitecore
2 3 (18.75%) Ektron
3 2 (12.50%) Twitter
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Facebook