The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Graceful Degradation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Graceful Degradation over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Graceful Degradation
UK
Rank 590 618 607
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation 9 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.027%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.023% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Graceful Degradation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37155 43761 41746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.85% 79.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24488 28705 25865
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 940 1103 1195
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Graceful Degradation
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Graceful Degradation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Graceful Degradation in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Graceful Degradation.

Contractor daily rate trend for Graceful Degradation in the UK

Graceful Degradation
Top 7 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 23 March 2017. 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 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 +34 9 £475 +18.75% 2
London +16 6 £475 -7.31% 1
Coventry - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 1

Graceful Degradation
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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%) JavaScript
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
2 21 (95.45%) HTML
2 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (90.91%) HTML5
4 18 (81.82%) CSS3
5 15 (68.18%) jQuery
6 14 (63.64%) MVC
7 13 (59.09%) TDD
8 12 (54.55%) OO
8 12 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
9 11 (50.00%) Front End Development
10 10 (45.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
10 10 (45.45%) Backbone.js
11 9 (40.91%) Progressive Enhancement
12 8 (36.36%) Java
12 8 (36.36%) Scrum
12 8 (36.36%) Ajax
12 8 (36.36%) Web Development
12 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (36.36%) Wireframes
13 7 (31.82%) C#
13 7 (31.82%) .NET
13 7 (31.82%) Node.js
13 7 (31.82%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (31.82%) Grunt
13 7 (31.82%) gulp
13 7 (31.82%) Mobile First

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 2 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (13.64%) Hazelcast
2 3 (13.64%) Neo4j
3 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 7 (31.82%) Grunt
2 7 (31.82%) gulp
3 6 (27.27%) Jasmine
3 6 (27.27%) Mocha
4 5 (22.73%) Vagrant
5 2 (9.09%) Ant
5 2 (9.09%) JUnit
5 2 (9.09%) Mercurial
5 2 (9.09%) Subversion
6 1 (4.55%) Axure RP
6 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (4.55%) Bower
6 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (18.18%) Games
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (95.45%) Developer
2 10 (45.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 6 (27.27%) Full Stack Developer
4 5 (22.73%) HTML CSS Developer
4 5 (22.73%) HTML Developer
4 5 (22.73%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Senior Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Applications Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Designer
7 2 (9.09%) Java Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Java Applications Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Junior Developer
8 1 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (4.55%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
2 21 (95.45%) HTML
3 20 (90.91%) HTML5
4 18 (81.82%) CSS3
5 15 (68.18%) jQuery
6 12 (54.55%) AngularJS
7 10 (45.45%) Backbone.js
8 8 (36.36%) Ajax
9 7 (31.82%) .NET
9 7 (31.82%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (31.82%) Node.js
10 6 (27.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Dojo
10 6 (27.27%) Entity Framework
10 6 (27.27%) Razor View Engine
10 6 (27.27%) React
10 6 (27.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (22.73%) Ember.js
11 5 (22.73%) RESTful
12 3 (13.64%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile Games
2 3 (13.64%) Online Games
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
1 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) webOS
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (63.64%) MVC
3 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 12 (54.55%) OO
4 12 (54.55%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (50.00%) Front End Development
6 10 (45.45%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 9 (40.91%) Progressive Enhancement
8 8 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (36.36%) Scrum
8 8 (36.36%) Web Development
8 8 (36.36%) Wireframes
9 7 (31.82%) Mobile First
10 6 (27.27%) BDD
10 6 (27.27%) DevOps
10 6 (27.27%) Kanban
10 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
11 5 (22.73%) Mobile Development
12 4 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (13.64%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) C#
4 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 5 (22.73%) ES6
6 2 (9.09%) Groovy
7 1 (4.55%) C
7 1 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Apigee
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