The table below looks at the statistics for Firebird skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firebird over the 3 months to 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firebird
Rank 594 601 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Firebird 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.005% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.066% 0.025% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£268 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £238 -
% change year-on-year
+12.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12101 12204 10333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.62% 21.72% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7852 7666 6299
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 194 199
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.20 £15.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

Firebird
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Firebird within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Firebird Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firebird
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Firebird within the UK.

Firebird Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firebird
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firebird Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firebird
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firebird within the UK over the 3 months to 21 April 2015. 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
England +3 2 - - 2
East of England - - - - 1
Brighton - - - - 1
Norwich - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1

Firebird
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Firebird 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 Firebird.

1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Migration
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 8 (61.54%) NHS
3 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) Service Management
5 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
5 6 (46.15%) Business Analysis
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
6 5 (38.46%) Scrum
6 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
7 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
7 4 (30.77%) OO
7 4 (30.77%) Delphi
7 4 (30.77%) InterBase
7 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (23.08%) Degree
8 3 (23.08%) MySQL
8 3 (23.08%) XML
8 3 (23.08%) MS Excel

Firebird
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Firebird 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 Firebird. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) InterBase
3 3 (23.08%) MySQL
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (15.38%) NoSQL
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) NHibernate
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 2 (15.38%) WPF
2 2 (15.38%) Silverlight
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (15.38%) Entity Framework
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) NHS
2 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) Migration
3 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 7 (53.85%) Data Migration
5 6 (46.15%) Business Analysis
5 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) PRINCE2
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) Service Management
6 5 (38.46%) Scrum
7 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
7 4 (30.77%) OO
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (15.38%) MSF
9 2 (15.38%) BDD
9 2 (15.38%) Change Control
9 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (15.38%) MVC
9 2 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) T-SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Delphi
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle