The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firebug
Rank 608 587 570
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing Firebug 15 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.20% 0.087% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £325 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £381 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
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 Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7472 6915 5965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.74% 13.52% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4970 4643 3751
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 126 129
Average hourly rate £42.00 £36.70 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £26.06 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -1.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Firebug within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Firebug Daily Rate Histogram 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 7 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh - 9 £350 -
Scotland - 9 £350 -
England +3 5 £525 +50.00% 6
Leeds - 3 £525 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £525 -
Yorkshire - 3 £525 -
London -3 2 - -

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (84.38%) Java
2 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
4 16 (50.00%) HTML
4 16 (50.00%) CSS
5 15 (46.88%) SOA
6 14 (43.75%) Python
6 14 (43.75%) SQL
6 14 (43.75%) AngularJS
7 13 (40.63%) Oracle
7 13 (40.63%) Web Services
7 13 (40.63%) Unix
7 13 (40.63%) Scrum
7 13 (40.63%) Selenium
8 12 (37.50%) JIRA
8 12 (37.50%) Ruby
8 12 (37.50%) Kanban
8 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
8 12 (37.50%) User Experience
8 12 (37.50%) Defect Management
9 11 (34.38%) User Stories
9 11 (34.38%) Performance Analysis
9 11 (34.38%) Sass
9 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
9 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
9 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
9 11 (34.38%) Java EE
9 11 (34.38%) JBoss
9 11 (34.38%) .NET
9 11 (34.38%) C#

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (34.38%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) FTP
2 2 (6.25%) SMTP
2 2 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Selenium
2 12 (37.50%) JIRA
3 11 (34.38%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.50%) Maven
5 3 (9.38%) Fiddler
5 3 (9.38%) Subversion
6 2 (6.25%) Bundler
6 2 (6.25%) Gemnasium
6 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.13%) Ant
7 1 (3.13%) Gradle
7 1 (3.13%) Grunt
7 1 (3.13%) gulp
7 1 (3.13%) Jasmine
7 1 (3.13%) JBehave
7 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (3.13%) TestNG
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (9.38%) HTML Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
7 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Java Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) SAP Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 1 (3.13%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (50.00%) CSS
1 16 (50.00%) HTML
2 14 (43.75%) AngularJS
3 13 (40.63%) Web Services
4 11 (34.38%) .NET
4 11 (34.38%) Java EE
4 11 (34.38%) Sass
5 10 (31.25%) CSS3
5 10 (31.25%) HTML5
5 10 (31.25%) Mustache
6 7 (21.88%) JSON
7 6 (18.75%) XML
8 4 (12.50%) REST
8 4 (12.50%) SOAP
9 3 (9.38%) jQuery
9 3 (9.38%) XHTML
10 2 (6.25%) Ajax
10 2 (6.25%) J2EE
10 2 (6.25%) Servlets
10 2 (6.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) User Experience
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Mashup
3 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.13%) W3C
3 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SOA
3 13 (40.63%) Scrum
4 12 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 12 (37.50%) Kanban
4 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 11 (34.38%) Front End Development
5 11 (34.38%) Performance Analysis
5 11 (34.38%) Software Testing
5 11 (34.38%) User Stories
6 5 (15.63%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.50%) OO
7 4 (12.50%) Open Source
7 4 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.38%) OOP
9 2 (6.25%) BDD
9 2 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) Java
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 14 (43.75%) Python
3 14 (43.75%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) Ruby
5 11 (34.38%) C#
6 10 (31.25%) C++
7 4 (12.50%) PHP
8 2 (6.25%) Perl
8 2 (6.25%) Scala
9 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) WCAG
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 2 (6.25%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.13%) SAP