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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Graceful Degradation
Rank 578 557 578
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +21
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 2 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.026% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.036% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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£328 £400 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.12% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £348 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
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
39028 36522 40170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.08% 72.85% 70.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24228 22021 22957
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1171 1067 1398
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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 11 July 2014.

Graceful Degradation Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Top 9 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 11 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
London -13 2 £328 -18.12% 1
England -21 2 £328 -18.12% 1
City of London +23 1 £415 +22.96%
Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Woking - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 11 (84.62%) HTML5
2 11 (84.62%) CSS3
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
3 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
4 8 (61.54%) Ajax
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (46.15%) MVC
6 6 (46.15%) PHP
6 6 (46.15%) MySQL
6 6 (46.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (46.15%) WordPress
7 5 (38.46%) C#
7 5 (38.46%) JSON
7 5 (38.46%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (38.46%) Razor View Engine
7 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 5 (38.46%) Photoshop
7 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
7 5 (38.46%) .NET
7 5 (38.46%) XHTML
7 5 (38.46%) Web Development
7 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
7 5 (38.46%) CMS
8 4 (30.77%) Open Source
9 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
9 2 (15.38%) Progressive Enhancement

Graceful Degradation
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 6 (46.15%) WordPress
2 5 (38.46%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intranet
1 1 (7.69%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Grunt
3 1 (7.69%) Bower
3 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 10 (76.92%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Web Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Front-End Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) CSS
2 11 (84.62%) HTML5
2 11 (84.62%) CSS3
3 9 (69.23%) AngularJS
3 9 (69.23%) jQuery
4 8 (61.54%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
5 5 (38.46%) JSON
5 5 (38.46%) XHTML
5 5 (38.46%) .NET
5 5 (38.46%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (38.46%) Razor View Engine
5 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (15.38%) LESS
6 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
7 1 (7.69%) Sass
7 1 (7.69%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 6 (46.15%) Responsive Web Design
3 5 (38.46%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
5 1 (7.69%) User Experience Design
5 1 (7.69%) BDD
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Web Design
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Content Management
5 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 6 (46.15%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) PHP5
4 1 (7.69%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) WAI
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) RedDot
1 1 (7.69%) Google
1 1 (7.69%) EPiServer
1 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
1 1 (7.69%) Facebook
1 1 (7.69%) Twitter