The table below looks at the statistics for Graceful Degradation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graceful Degradation over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graceful Degradation
Rank 572 559 554
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 14 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.033% 0.016%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.045% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 8
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£405 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £238 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £373 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £363 £230
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +57.60%
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 Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40696 38031 35236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.64% 73.82% 71.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26662 23403 20710
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1181 1433
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.88 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -13.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Graceful Degradation
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Graceful Degradation within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Graceful Degradation Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation within the UK.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Graceful Degradation within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graceful Degradation
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 Graceful Degradation within the UK over the 3 months to 22 December 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 -34 13 £405 +24.61%
London +17 11 £405 +40.86%
South East -22 2 £263 -27.58%
Southampton - 2 £263 -
Hampshire - 2 £263 -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Graceful Degradation 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 Graceful Degradation.

1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 20 (83.33%) HTML5
3 18 (75.00%) Progressive Enhancement
4 16 (66.67%) Web Development
4 16 (66.67%) jQuery
5 15 (62.50%) Sass
6 14 (58.33%) PHP
7 13 (54.17%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 12 (50.00%) CSS3
9 9 (37.50%) MVC
10 8 (33.33%) OO
10 8 (33.33%) HTTP
10 8 (33.33%) TDD
10 8 (33.33%) Backbone.js
10 8 (33.33%) Ember.js
10 8 (33.33%) User Experience
11 7 (29.17%) Subversion
11 7 (29.17%) YUI
11 7 (29.17%) Semantic HTML
12 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 6 (25.00%) Node.js
13 5 (20.83%) Web Services
13 5 (20.83%) LAMP
13 5 (20.83%) JSON
13 5 (20.83%) BDD
13 5 (20.83%) REST

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Graceful Degradation 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 Graceful Degradation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) Node.js
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 2 (8.33%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (8.33%) WordPress
4 1 (4.17%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (29.17%) Subversion
3 6 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) Selenium
4 4 (16.67%) QUnit
4 4 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 4 (16.67%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (16.67%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (12.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (8.33%) Behat
6 2 (8.33%) Hudson
6 2 (8.33%) RSpec
6 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Publishing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) CSS Developer
5 2 (8.33%) UI Programmer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 2 (8.33%) HTML Developer
5 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 2 (8.33%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (100.00%) HTML
1 24 (100.00%) CSS
2 20 (83.33%) HTML5
3 16 (66.67%) jQuery
4 15 (62.50%) Sass
5 12 (50.00%) CSS3
6 8 (33.33%) Backbone.js
6 8 (33.33%) Ember.js
7 7 (29.17%) Semantic HTML
7 7 (29.17%) YUI
8 5 (20.83%) JSON
8 5 (20.83%) Web Services
8 5 (20.83%) LAMP
8 5 (20.83%) AngularJS
8 5 (20.83%) REST
9 4 (16.67%) Mustache
9 4 (16.67%) LESS
9 4 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (16.67%) Dojo
9 4 (16.67%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) User Experience
2 4 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) Digital Media
3 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (8.33%) Graphic Design
4 2 (8.33%) New Media
4 2 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Android
2 3 (12.50%) webOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Phone 7
2 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Phone
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Progressive Enhancement
2 16 (66.67%) Web Development
3 13 (54.17%) Responsive Web Design
4 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (37.50%) MVC
6 8 (33.33%) OO
6 8 (33.33%) TDD
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) Web Design
8 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
8 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
9 3 (12.50%) SEO
9 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (12.50%) OOD
9 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) Web Usability
10 2 (8.33%) Microservices
10 2 (8.33%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 14 (58.33%) PHP
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) Ruby
3 4 (16.67%) PHP5
3 4 (16.67%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) WCAG
1 2 (8.33%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Appcelerator
1 3 (12.50%) Facebook
2 2 (8.33%) Adobe