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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graceful Degradation
Rank 567 540 533
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -7
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 10 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.037% 0.022%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.026% 0.050% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 9
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£405 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £355 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +1.56%
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
38243 36175 32672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.25% 74.28% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24566 22006 19405
Average daily rate £422 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1006 1114 1321
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 2015.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Top 10 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 27 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -27 10 £405 +20.00% 4
London -10 7 £405 +20.00% 3
South West - 1 - -
Watford - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
North West - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 22 (84.62%) HTML5
3 19 (73.08%) Progressive Enhancement
4 18 (69.23%) jQuery
5 17 (65.38%) Web Development
6 15 (57.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (57.69%) Sass
6 15 (57.69%) PHP
7 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (53.85%) CSS3
8 12 (46.15%) Git (software)
9 11 (42.31%) MVC
10 10 (38.46%) Backbone.js
10 10 (38.46%) Ember.js
11 9 (34.62%) User Experience
12 8 (30.77%) HTTP
12 8 (30.77%) OO
12 8 (30.77%) TDD
13 7 (26.92%) Subversion
13 7 (26.92%) Semantic HTML
13 7 (26.92%) YUI
14 6 (23.08%) Node.js
14 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
14 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
14 6 (23.08%) JSON
14 6 (23.08%) Dojo
15 5 (19.23%) Degree
15 5 (19.23%) LAMP

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (23.08%) Node.js
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 2 (7.69%) WordPress
3 2 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
2 1 (3.85%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Git (software)
2 7 (26.92%) Subversion
3 6 (23.08%) Cucumber
4 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
4 4 (15.38%) Sinon.JS
4 4 (15.38%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (15.38%) QUnit
4 4 (15.38%) Jasmine
4 4 (15.38%) Selenium
5 3 (11.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (7.69%) RSpec
6 2 (7.69%) Behat
6 2 (7.69%) Hudson
6 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (61.54%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UI Developer
5 2 (7.69%) UI Programmer
5 2 (7.69%) CSS Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) WordPress Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 2 (7.69%) HTML Developer
5 2 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) HTML
1 26 (100.00%) CSS
2 22 (84.62%) HTML5
3 18 (69.23%) jQuery
4 15 (57.69%) Sass
5 14 (53.85%) CSS3
6 10 (38.46%) Backbone.js
6 10 (38.46%) Ember.js
7 7 (26.92%) Semantic HTML
7 7 (26.92%) YUI
8 6 (23.08%) AngularJS
8 6 (23.08%) JSON
8 6 (23.08%) Dojo
9 5 (19.23%) LAMP
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) SVG
9 5 (19.23%) HTML5 Canvas
9 5 (19.23%) REST
10 4 (15.38%) RESTful
10 4 (15.38%) Smarty
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) User Experience
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Media
5 2 (7.69%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) New Media
5 2 (7.69%) W3C
5 2 (7.69%) Graphic Design
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Phone
1 5 (19.23%) Windows Phone 7
1 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
1 5 (19.23%) Android
2 4 (15.38%) webOS
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Progressive Enhancement
2 17 (65.38%) Web Development
3 15 (57.69%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (42.31%) MVC
6 8 (30.77%) OO
6 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Web Usability
8 4 (15.38%) SOA
8 4 (15.38%) Web Design
8 4 (15.38%) SEO
8 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
9 3 (11.54%) OOD
10 2 (7.69%) Microservices
10 2 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (57.69%) PHP
3 4 (15.38%) Scala
3 4 (15.38%) PHP5
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) C
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) WCAG
1 2 (7.69%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Facebook
1 3 (11.54%) Appcelerator
2 2 (7.69%) Adobe
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