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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graceful Degradation
Rank 597 565 572
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +7
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.037% 0.031% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 11
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 -
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -
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
42997 38902 39217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.17% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 24141 22845
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1190 1157 1447
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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 -25 14 £375 +15.38% 4
London -5 9 £375 +15.38% 3
City of London - 2 £388 - 1
North West -8 1 £300 -29.41%
South East -18 1 £250 - 1
Southampton - 1 £250 - 1
Hampshire - 1 £250 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Durham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
North East - - - -

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) jQuery
2 15 (88.24%) HTML5
2 15 (88.24%) Progressive Enhancement
3 11 (64.71%) Web Development
3 11 (64.71%) CSS3
4 8 (47.06%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (47.06%) Sass
4 8 (47.06%) User Experience
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) Ember.js
5 7 (41.18%) Backbone.js
6 6 (35.29%) MVC
6 6 (35.29%) PHP
6 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
7 5 (29.41%) TDD
7 5 (29.41%) Node.js
8 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
8 4 (23.53%) LESS
8 4 (23.53%) Ajax
8 4 (23.53%) JSON
8 4 (23.53%) Dojo
8 4 (23.53%) YUI
9 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (17.65%) Selenium
9 3 (17.65%) Web Usability
9 3 (17.65%) Scala
9 3 (17.65%) Smarty

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 5 (29.41%) Node.js
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (11.76%) WordPress
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.88%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Shopify
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
2 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 3 (17.65%) QUnit
2 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
2 3 (17.65%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (17.65%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 12 (70.59%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (11.76%) CSS Developer
3 2 (11.76%) UI Programmer
3 2 (11.76%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (11.76%) HTML Developer
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) CSS
2 15 (88.24%) jQuery
2 15 (88.24%) HTML5
3 11 (64.71%) CSS3
4 8 (47.06%) Sass
5 7 (41.18%) Backbone.js
5 7 (41.18%) Ember.js
6 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (23.53%) YUI
6 4 (23.53%) LESS
6 4 (23.53%) Ajax
6 4 (23.53%) JSON
6 4 (23.53%) Dojo
7 3 (17.65%) Mustache
7 3 (17.65%) REST
7 3 (17.65%) Ext JS
7 3 (17.65%) Smarty
7 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (5.88%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) User Experience
2 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) Digital Media
3 2 (11.76%) New Media
3 2 (11.76%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) webOS
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone 7
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) Progressive Enhancement
2 11 (64.71%) Web Development
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (35.29%) MVC
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
6 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 3 (17.65%) Web Usability
7 2 (11.76%) BDD
7 2 (11.76%) OO
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
8 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.88%) UX Design
8 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (35.29%) PHP
3 3 (17.65%) Scala
4 1 (5.88%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) WCAG
1 2 (11.76%) WAI
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) Appcelerator
2 1 (5.88%) Facebook
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