The first table below looks at the demand for NATURAL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NATURAL over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Programming Languages 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 585 567 574
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing NATURAL 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.025% 0.031% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£265 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

NATURAL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NATURAL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

NATURAL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NATURAL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NATURAL within the UK.

NATURAL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NATURAL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NATURAL within the UK.

NATURAL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NATURAL
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NATURAL within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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
England -5 5 £265 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Yorkshire - 1 £265 -
Leeds - 1 £265 -
Leicester - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South East - - - -

NATURAL
Top 9 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NATURAL 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 NATURAL.

1 14 (100.00%) Adabas
2 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
3 7 (50.00%) COBOL
4 4 (28.57%) JCL
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 3 (21.43%) EntireX
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) CICS
6 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language

NATURAL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NATURAL 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 NATURAL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) Adabas
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Programmer
2 7 (50.00%) Developer
3 6 (42.86%) DBA
3 6 (42.86%) Natural/Adabas Developer
3 6 (42.86%) Adabas DBA
3 6 (42.86%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 4 (28.57%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Analyst Programmer
4 4 (28.57%) Mainframe Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) Consultant
5 3 (21.43%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
5 3 (21.43%) Mainframe Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Mainframe Programmer
6 1 (7.14%) COBOL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (78.57%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) COBOL
2 4 (28.57%) JCL
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM