The table below looks at the statistics for Firebug skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Firebug over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Firebug
Rank 653 620 597
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -23
Contract jobs citing Firebug 3 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.013% 0.034%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.036% 0.099% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 13
Median daily rate £518 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.54% +10.71%
UK excluding London median daily rate £560 - £305
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
8306 7103 6755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.23% 13.05% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5707 4635 4377
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 131 150
Median hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.18 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £45.28 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.04 £37.65
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -1.62%

Firebug
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Firebug as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firebug within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -27 3 £518 +33.54% 1
London -12 2 £475 +22.58%
Leeds - 1 £560 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £560 -
Yorkshire - 1 £560 -

Firebug
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Firebug also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Firebug.

1 10 (71.43%) Java
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) CSS
3 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) SOA
3 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Kanban
3 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 5 (35.71%) Sass
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 5 (35.71%) JSON
4 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Java EE
4 5 (35.71%) JBoss
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) OO
5 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 4 (28.57%) Node.js
5 4 (28.57%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) CSS3
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing

Firebug
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) JBoss
2 4 (28.57%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) FTP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) SMTP
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
1 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) JIRA
3 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
4 3 (21.43%) Fiddler
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) Grunt
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
5 2 (14.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) Gradle
6 1 (7.14%) gulp
6 1 (7.14%) JBehave
6 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.14%) JUnit
6 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (7.14%) Maven
6 1 (7.14%) Mocha
6 1 (7.14%) Mockito
6 1 (7.14%) PHPUnit
6 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (14.29%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (14.29%) HTML Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
5 1 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Web UI Developer
5 1 (7.14%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) CSS
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) Web Services
3 5 (35.71%) Java EE
3 5 (35.71%) JSON
3 5 (35.71%) Sass
4 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 4 (28.57%) CSS3
4 4 (28.57%) HTML5
5 3 (21.43%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Mustache
6 2 (14.29%) REST
6 2 (14.29%) RESTful
7 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.14%) Behat
7 1 (7.14%) J2EE
7 1 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (7.14%) LESS
7 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) W3C
3 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) Kanban
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) SOA
2 6 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 4 (28.57%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Front End Development
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Web Development
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) OOP
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
6 1 (7.14%) Scala
6 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe