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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Graceful Degradation
Rank 622 601 585
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -16
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.012% 0.015%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.016% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
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£350 £369 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +16.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £311 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £310
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
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
46277 43014 40015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.09% 76.08% 74.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30167 26709 24575
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1257 1173 1116
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £50.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 2015.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Top 12 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 2 September 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 -4 8 £350 -5.08% 2
North West -24 4 £293 -2.50%
Manchester - 4 £293 -
City of London +10 1 - -
London -11 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
South West - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £380 - 1
Northampton - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 £380 - 1

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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%) HTML
1 35 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 29 (82.86%) Progressive Enhancement
2 29 (82.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 22 (62.86%) JSON
4 21 (60.00%) Ajax
5 20 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (57.14%) Git (software)
5 20 (57.14%) HTML5
6 19 (54.29%) Web Design
7 18 (51.43%) LESS
8 16 (45.71%) AngularJS
8 16 (45.71%) Grunt
8 16 (45.71%) jQuery
8 16 (45.71%) Bower
9 12 (34.29%) CSS3
9 12 (34.29%) Backbone.js
10 11 (31.43%) XHTML
11 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
11 10 (28.57%) YUI
11 10 (28.57%) Ext JS
11 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (25.71%) Web Application Development
12 9 (25.71%) Banking
12 9 (25.71%) MVC
13 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (20.00%) TDD
14 7 (20.00%) OO
15 6 (17.14%) Java

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.86%) Triplestore
1 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 16 (45.71%) Grunt
2 16 (45.71%) Bower
3 2 (5.71%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Selenium
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.86%) Mocha
4 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.86%) QUnit
4 1 (2.86%) Sinon.JS
4 1 (2.86%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 9 (25.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (91.43%) Developer
2 11 (31.43%) UI Developer
2 11 (31.43%) UI Programmer
3 10 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Java Developer
6 5 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (14.29%) UI Designer
6 5 (14.29%) Front-End Web Developer
6 5 (14.29%) Designer
7 3 (8.57%) UI/UX Designer
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Programmer
9 1 (2.86%) Games Developer
9 1 (2.86%) Games Programmer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior UI Developer
9 1 (2.86%) UX Designer
9 1 (2.86%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 1 (2.86%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (100.00%) HTML
1 35 (100.00%) CSS
2 22 (62.86%) JSON
3 21 (60.00%) Ajax
4 20 (57.14%) HTML5
4 20 (57.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 18 (51.43%) LESS
6 16 (45.71%) AngularJS
6 16 (45.71%) jQuery
7 12 (34.29%) CSS3
7 12 (34.29%) Backbone.js
8 11 (31.43%) XHTML
9 10 (28.57%) Ext JS
9 10 (28.57%) YUI
10 6 (17.14%) Marionette.js
11 5 (14.29%) .NET
12 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET
12 4 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (11.43%) Sass
13 3 (8.57%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) User Experience
2 3 (8.57%) W3C
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Xbox
4 1 (2.86%) PlayStation
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Android
1 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 3 (8.57%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) webOS
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone 7
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Progressive Enhancement
1 29 (82.86%) Responsive Web Design
2 19 (54.29%) Web Design
3 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (25.71%) MVC
4 9 (25.71%) Web Application Development
5 8 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (20.00%) OO
7 4 (11.43%) Web Development
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Mobile Development
8 3 (8.57%) Android Development
8 3 (8.57%) iOS Development
9 2 (5.71%) Web Usability
9 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
9 2 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
10 1 (2.86%) OOP
10 1 (2.86%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) PHP
3 2 (5.71%) Scala
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) SPARQL
4 1 (2.86%) C++
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Google
2 1 (2.86%) Facebook
2 1 (2.86%) Twitter
2 1 (2.86%) IBM
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft