The table below looks at the statistics for Graceful Degradation skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Graceful Degradation over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Graceful Degradation
Rank 630 654 630
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 15 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.014% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £285 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
44748 47093 43723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 80.36% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 29511 30650 27059
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1273 1184
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Graceful Degradation
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Graceful Degradation within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 15 £425 +21.42% 3
London -9 13 £425 -
North West +17 1 £350 +19.65%
Manchester -2 1 £350 +19.65%
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 - 1
East of England - 1 £425 - 1
Ilford - 1 £425 -
Luton - 1 £425 - 1

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Graceful Degradation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Graceful Degradation.

1 22 (100.00%) HTML
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 20 (90.91%) CSS
2 20 (90.91%) AngularJS
3 17 (77.27%) HTML5
4 16 (72.73%) CSS3
5 15 (68.18%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (68.18%) jQuery
6 12 (54.55%) OO
6 12 (54.55%) Ajax
7 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (50.00%) Backbone.js
8 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 10 (45.45%) Web Development
8 10 (45.45%) PHP
9 9 (40.91%) MVC
9 9 (40.91%) Front End Development
9 9 (40.91%) Semantic Web
9 9 (40.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 8 (36.36%) Node.js
10 8 (36.36%) React
10 8 (36.36%) Web Design
11 7 (31.82%) TDD
11 7 (31.82%) .NET
11 7 (31.82%) Progressive Enhancement
12 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
13 5 (22.73%) SDLC
13 5 (22.73%) Performance Optimisation
13 5 (22.73%) Grunt
13 5 (22.73%) Sass

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (22.73%) Drupal
2 3 (13.64%) WordPress
3 2 (9.09%) CMS
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.55%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 5 (22.73%) Grunt
3 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
4 3 (13.64%) Bower
5 2 (9.09%) Maven
5 2 (9.09%) QUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
6 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (4.55%) gulp
6 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Games
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 8 (36.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (13.64%) HTML Developer
4 3 (13.64%) UI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.09%) .NET Team Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Front End Web Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior UX Developer
6 1 (4.55%) UX Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) HTML
2 20 (90.91%) AngularJS
2 20 (90.91%) CSS
3 17 (77.27%) HTML5
4 16 (72.73%) CSS3
5 15 (68.18%) jQuery
6 12 (54.55%) Ajax
7 11 (50.00%) Backbone.js
8 10 (45.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (36.36%) Node.js
9 8 (36.36%) React
10 7 (31.82%) .NET
11 5 (22.73%) Sass
12 4 (18.18%) JSON
12 4 (18.18%) LAMP
12 4 (18.18%) LESS
12 4 (18.18%) Web Services
13 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
13 3 (13.64%) XHTML
13 3 (13.64%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Semantic Web
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.09%) User Experience
5 1 (4.55%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Android
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (54.55%) OO
3 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (45.45%) Web Development
5 9 (40.91%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
5 9 (40.91%) Front End Development
5 9 (40.91%) MVC
6 8 (36.36%) Web Design
7 7 (31.82%) Progressive Enhancement
7 7 (31.82%) TDD
8 5 (22.73%) E-Commerce
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Optimisation
8 5 (22.73%) SDLC
8 5 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 5 (22.73%) Wireframes
9 4 (18.18%) Business Development
9 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (18.18%) Mobile Development
9 4 (18.18%) Mobile First
9 4 (18.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (45.45%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe
1 1 (4.55%) Google
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.55%) Twitter
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