The table below looks at the statistics for NATURAL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NATURAL over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software AG NATURAL
Rank 635 633 634
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing NATURAL 3 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.018% 0.004%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.014% 0.047% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Median daily rate £288 £518 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +95.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £363 £265
% change year-on-year
-20.68% +36.79%
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 Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20833 21376 20227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.96% 38.08% 37.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14267 14307 13109
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 440 434
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.03 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.02%

NATURAL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NATURAL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NATURAL within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 -2 3 £288 -44.44%
North East -56 2 £288 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £288 -
Sunderland - 2 £288 -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

NATURAL
Top 14 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NATURAL 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 NATURAL.

1 5 (100.00%) Adabas
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) JCL
4 1 (20.00%) Automotive
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling

NATURAL
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Adabas
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
3 1 (20.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe Support
3 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Leader
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) JCL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Time Sharing Option