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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Firebug
Rank 584 557 566
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +9
Contract jobs citing Firebug 6 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.031% 0.026%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.085% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 10
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £288 £294
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7049 5905 6124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.90% 11.55% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4537 3701 3586
Average daily rate £388 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 142 219
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -0.66%

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 13 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 August 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 -14 6 £250 -16.66% 4
London +1 5 £225 -41.93% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
South East - - - - 3
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 18 (75.00%) HTML
2 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 15 (62.50%) CSS
4 14 (58.33%) jQuery
5 9 (37.50%) XML
5 9 (37.50%) XHTML
6 8 (33.33%) DOM
7 7 (29.17%) Subversion
7 7 (29.17%) Ajax
7 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
8 6 (25.00%) HTML5
8 6 (25.00%) GWT
8 6 (25.00%) Ext JS
8 6 (25.00%) Validation
9 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (20.83%) Dreamweaver
9 5 (20.83%) Adobe
9 5 (20.83%) W3C
9 5 (20.83%) PHP
9 5 (20.83%) WCAG
9 5 (20.83%) Dojo
9 5 (20.83%) Selenium
9 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
9 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
10 4 (16.67%) REST
10 4 (16.67%) CSS3
10 4 (16.67%) Backbone.js
10 4 (16.67%) Fiddler
10 4 (16.67%) Java

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (8.33%) Node.js
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.50%) Fireworks
3 1 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.17%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) CouchDB
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Subversion
2 5 (20.83%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Cucumber
3 4 (16.67%) Fiddler
4 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.33%) PHPUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Mocha
5 2 (8.33%) QUnit
5 2 (8.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
6 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (4.17%) Calabash
6 1 (4.17%) Sublime Text
General
1 3 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) UI Developer
4 4 (16.67%) UI Programmer
4 4 (16.67%) Automated Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Designer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Web Architect
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Head of Development
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (75.00%) HTML
2 15 (62.50%) CSS
3 14 (58.33%) jQuery
4 9 (37.50%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) XHTML
5 8 (33.33%) DOM
6 7 (29.17%) Ajax
6 7 (29.17%) AngularJS
7 6 (25.00%) HTML5
7 6 (25.00%) GWT
7 6 (25.00%) Ext JS
8 5 (20.83%) Dojo
9 4 (16.67%) REST
9 4 (16.67%) CSS3
9 4 (16.67%) Backbone.js
10 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
10 3 (12.50%) .NET
10 3 (12.50%) JSON
10 3 (12.50%) Semantic HTML
11 2 (8.33%) Modernizr
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) W3C
1 5 (20.83%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.17%) BBC
2 1 (4.17%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (25.00%) Validation
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Web Design
4 3 (12.50%) SEO
4 3 (12.50%) Web Development
4 3 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (8.33%) BDD
5 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.33%) MVC
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) OOP
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.83%) PHP
3 4 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (4.17%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) WCAG
2 1 (4.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) OpenIDM
1 2 (8.33%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Adobe
2 2 (8.33%) ForgeRock
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) TIBCO
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Zend
3 1 (4.17%) Twitter
3 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator
3 1 (4.17%) Nintex