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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Firebird
Rank 617 - 570
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Firebird 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.024% - 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
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£160 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 - £225
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
12658 11687 11165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.26% 21.38% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8266 7232 6823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 185 218
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.99 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -3.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.27 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.31 £67.00 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firebird within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Firebird Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 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 31 July 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
South Wales - 3 £160 -
Wales - 3 £160 -

Firebird
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SDLC
3 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
3 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
4 7 (63.64%) NHS
5 6 (54.55%) Project Management
5 6 (54.55%) Service Management
5 6 (54.55%) Migration
5 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
5 6 (54.55%) Business Analysis
5 6 (54.55%) Data Migration
6 5 (45.45%) Scrum
7 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
7 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
7 3 (27.27%) Delphi
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
7 3 (27.27%) InterBase
7 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (18.18%) BDD
8 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
8 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
8 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
8 2 (18.18%) REST

Firebird
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
2 3 (27.27%) InterBase
2 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Business Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Delphi Developer
5 1 (9.09%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) NHibernate
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) WCF
1 2 (18.18%) WPF
1 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (18.18%) Entity Framework
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) NHS
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (81.82%) SDLC
3 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
4 6 (54.55%) Business Analysis
4 6 (54.55%) Data Migration
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
4 6 (54.55%) PRINCE2
4 6 (54.55%) Project Management
4 6 (54.55%) Service Management
4 6 (54.55%) Migration
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Change Control
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) TDD
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
7 2 (18.18%) UML
7 2 (18.18%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Delphi
4 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft