The first table below looks at the demand for Firebug skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firebug over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firebug
Rank 570 535 556
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +21
Contract jobs citing Firebug 17 3 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.006% 0.040%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.25% 0.056% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 12
Average daily rate £318 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £225
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - £35.00
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6782 5367 5815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.25% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4327 3422 3405
Average daily rate £375 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 129 201
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%

Firebug
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Firebug Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Firebug
Daily Rate Trend

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

Firebug Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Firebug
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Firebug Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Firebug
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firebug within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -35 16 £318 +5.83% 3
South East +2 6 £250 -16.66%
Reading - 6 £250 -
Berkshire - 6 £250 -
East of England - 4 £285 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £285 -
Cambridge - 3 £285 -
London - 3 £350 - 1
Manchester - 2 £350 - 1
Salford - 2 £350 - 1
City of London - 2 £350 - 1
North West - 2 £350 - 1
North East - - - -
York - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (90.91%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
3 18 (81.82%) jQuery
4 9 (40.91%) XHTML
5 8 (36.36%) XML
5 8 (36.36%) DOM
5 8 (36.36%) Subversion
5 8 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
5 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 7 (31.82%) Ajax
7 6 (27.27%) Validation
7 6 (27.27%) PHP
7 6 (27.27%) GWT
7 6 (27.27%) Ext JS
8 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) Fiddler
8 5 (22.73%) Dojo
8 5 (22.73%) WCAG
8 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
8 5 (22.73%) REST
8 5 (22.73%) CSS3
8 5 (22.73%) W3C
9 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 4 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
9 4 (18.18%) Semantic HTML
9 4 (18.18%) Mobile App

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.55%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) BGP
2 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
2 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
2 1 (4.55%) HTTP
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Subversion
2 5 (22.73%) Fiddler
2 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (18.18%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.64%) QUnit
4 3 (13.64%) Jasmine
4 3 (13.64%) PHPUnit
4 3 (13.64%) Mocha
5 2 (9.09%) Ant
5 2 (9.09%) Selenium
5 2 (9.09%) Calabash
5 2 (9.09%) PhoneGap
5 2 (9.09%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) UI Developer
3 4 (18.18%) UI Programmer
4 3 (13.64%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Tester
5 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Head of Development
6 1 (4.55%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (90.91%) HTML
2 19 (86.36%) CSS
3 18 (81.82%) jQuery
4 9 (40.91%) XHTML
5 8 (36.36%) XML
5 8 (36.36%) DOM
5 8 (36.36%) AngularJS
6 7 (31.82%) Ajax
7 6 (27.27%) GWT
7 6 (27.27%) Ext JS
8 5 (22.73%) Backbone.js
8 5 (22.73%) Dojo
8 5 (22.73%) HTML5
8 5 (22.73%) REST
8 5 (22.73%) CSS3
9 4 (18.18%) Semantic HTML
10 3 (13.64%) HTML5 Canvas
10 3 (13.64%) RESTful
10 3 (13.64%) Modernizr
10 3 (13.64%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) W3C
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) New Media
4 1 (4.55%) BBC
4 1 (4.55%) Web 2.0
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (13.64%) Scrum
3 3 (13.64%) TDD
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 3 (13.64%) OOP
3 3 (13.64%) RDF
3 3 (13.64%) SEO
3 3 (13.64%) Web Development
3 3 (13.64%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.09%) MVC
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (86.36%) JavaScript
2 6 (27.27%) PHP
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) Python
5 2 (9.09%) Ruby
5 2 (9.09%) Scala
6 1 (4.55%) SQL
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) OpenIDM
1 2 (9.09%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe
1 2 (9.09%) Google
1 2 (9.09%) Zend
1 2 (9.09%) Appcelerator
1 2 (9.09%) ForgeRock
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