The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graceful Degradation
Rank 587 548 579
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +31
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 1 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.040% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 8
Average daily rate
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£415 £400 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £318 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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
Top 7 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 30 July 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
City of London +14 1 £415 +22.96%
London +4 1 £415 +3.75% 4
England -44 1 £415 +3.75% 5
Southampton - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
1 5 (83.33%) HTML5
1 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (66.67%) WordPress
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
2 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Web Development
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) Progressive Enhancement
4 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (16.67%) User Experience Design
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) TDD

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (66.67%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) MySQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (50.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) CSS
1 5 (83.33%) HTML
1 5 (83.33%) jQuery
1 5 (83.33%) HTML5
1 5 (83.33%) CSS3
2 4 (66.67%) AngularJS
2 4 (66.67%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (50.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XHTML
4 1 (16.67%) Sass
4 1 (16.67%) LESS
4 1 (16.67%) Semantic HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Progressive Enhancement
3 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience Design
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (66.67%) PHP
3 3 (50.00%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) PHP5
4 1 (16.67%) PHP4
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Facebook
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter