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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graceful Degradation
Rank 578 597 533
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -64
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 25 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.007% 0.040%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.010% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £239 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.06% -36.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £238 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £247 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - £450
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
42551 41554 35053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.42% 74.95% 73.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 26626 26073 20902
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1216 1044
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 7 May 2015.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Top 11 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 7 May 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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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 +10 18 £375 +57.06% 12
London +2 10 £375 +57.06% 8
County Antrim - 7 £375 -
Belfast - 7 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 7 £375 -
Northampton - 6 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 - - 1
East Midlands - 6 - - 1
North West - 2 £330 -
Manchester - 2 £330 -
Hammersmith - 1 £390 - 1

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 35 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 35 (100.00%) HTML
1 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 31 (88.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 24 (68.57%) HTML5
4 22 (62.86%) Git (software)
4 22 (62.86%) Web Design
5 21 (60.00%) JSON
6 19 (54.29%) Ajax
6 19 (54.29%) Progressive Enhancement
7 17 (48.57%) Backbone.js
7 17 (48.57%) OO
8 14 (40.00%) Sass
9 13 (37.14%) CSS3
10 12 (34.29%) XHTML
10 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (34.29%) TDD
11 11 (31.43%) Subversion
11 11 (31.43%) Web Services
11 11 (31.43%) Java
12 10 (28.57%) PHP
12 10 (28.57%) MVC
12 10 (28.57%) Web Development
12 10 (28.57%) LESS
12 10 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (25.71%) jQuery
13 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
13 9 (25.71%) Semantic HTML
13 9 (25.71%) XML
13 9 (25.71%) Grunt

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) Drupal
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MongoDB
1 4 (11.43%) Triplestore
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (62.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (31.43%) Subversion
3 9 (25.71%) Grunt
3 9 (25.71%) Bower
4 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.71%) RSpec
5 2 (5.71%) Behat
5 2 (5.71%) Hudson
5 2 (5.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) Sinon.JS
6 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.86%) QUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (22.86%) UI Programmer
3 8 (22.86%) UI Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Senior Developer
7 4 (11.43%) UI Designer
7 4 (11.43%) Designer
8 3 (8.57%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Front-End Web Developer
8 3 (8.57%) LAMP Developer
8 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (8.57%) Senior Web Developer
8 3 (8.57%) PHP Developer
9 2 (5.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 2 (5.71%) AWS Developer
10 1 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
10 1 (2.86%) UX Designer
10 1 (2.86%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) HTML
1 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (68.57%) HTML5
3 21 (60.00%) JSON
4 19 (54.29%) Ajax
5 17 (48.57%) Backbone.js
6 14 (40.00%) Sass
7 13 (37.14%) CSS3
8 12 (34.29%) XHTML
9 11 (31.43%) Web Services
10 10 (28.57%) LESS
10 10 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (25.71%) jQuery
11 9 (25.71%) AngularJS
11 9 (25.71%) Semantic HTML
11 9 (25.71%) XML
12 7 (20.00%) RESTful
13 6 (17.14%) YUI
13 6 (17.14%) Marionette.js
14 5 (14.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) W3C
2 6 (17.14%) User Experience
3 5 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 3 (8.57%) Digital Media
4 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.71%) Visualisation
5 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Phone
3 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.57%) Android
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Phone 7
4 2 (5.71%) webOS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (88.57%) Responsive Web Design
2 22 (62.86%) Web Design
3 19 (54.29%) Progressive Enhancement
4 17 (48.57%) OO
5 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (34.29%) TDD
6 10 (28.57%) MVC
6 10 (28.57%) Web Development
7 8 (22.86%) BDD
8 6 (17.14%) SOA
9 5 (14.29%) Mobile Development
9 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 3 (8.57%) Web Application Development
10 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
10 3 (8.57%) SEO
11 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.71%) OOP
11 2 (5.71%) OOD
11 2 (5.71%) Web Usability
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (31.43%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) PHP
4 5 (14.29%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) SPARQL
6 3 (8.57%) Python
6 3 (8.57%) PHP5
7 2 (5.71%) C
8 1 (2.86%) Scala
8 1 (2.86%) C#
8 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
1 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Google
1 2 (5.71%) Appcelerator
1 2 (5.71%) Facebook
2 1 (2.86%) IBM
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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