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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firebug
Rank 610 569 577
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +8
Contract jobs citing Firebug 7 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.040% 0.038%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.096% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 17
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£250 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £360 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate - £225 £270
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.50 -

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
7260 6249 6360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.69% 11.86% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4830 4042 3532
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 125 237
Average hourly rate £37.65 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%

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 23 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 1 October 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
England -31 7 £250 -7.40% 3
London +7 6 £250 -9.09% 3
East of England -26 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Wirral - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) Web Design
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) MVC
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) PHP
5 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Adobe
5 3 (21.43%) Fireworks
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) Fiddler
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
6 2 (14.29%) User Experience
6 2 (14.29%) SaaS
6 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) REST

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Photoshop
1 3 (21.43%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Extranet
2 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) Subversion
3 3 (21.43%) Fiddler
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) JUnit
4 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
4 1 (7.14%) Sublime Text
General
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Automated Tester
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Web Designer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Python Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (28.57%) jQuery
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
6 2 (14.29%) Semantic HTML
6 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (14.29%) DOM
6 2 (14.29%) XHTML
6 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (7.14%) Middleware
7 1 (7.14%) JSON
7 1 (7.14%) Django
7 1 (7.14%) Spring
7 1 (7.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Debian
1 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 3 (21.43%) Web Design
3 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) SEO
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Web Development
5 1 (7.14%) OOP
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) MVVM
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
4 1 (7.14%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) TIBCO
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter