Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Firebird skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Firebird over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Firebird
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 - 874
Rank change year-on-year - +874 +24
Contract jobs citing Firebird 5 0 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.022% - 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 11
UK median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - -

Firebird is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 22595 23511 26618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.09% 22.60% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15446 15594 17543
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.51%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 366 411
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £28.18 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.54% -2.83% +16.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £52.09 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.18 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% -6.07% +33.33%

Firebird
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Firebird as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Firebird in the UK

Firebird
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Firebird.

Contractor daily rate trend for Firebird in the UK

Firebird
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Firebird in the UK

Firebird
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Firebird within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 5 - -
England - 5 - - 1
UK excluding London - 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Firebird 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 Firebird.

1 5 (100.00%) Delphi
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement

Firebird
Co-occurring 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Delphi Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) GUI Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Delphi
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft