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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software AG NATURAL
UK
Rank 598 632 616
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -16
Contract jobs citing NATURAL 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.008% 0.013%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.016% 0.020% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £248 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £248 £480
% change year-on-year
- -48.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

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
18567 19636 19695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.81% 38.36% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12812 13343 12904
Median daily rate £430 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 482 415
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +13.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.54 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +11.11%

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 7 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 27 February 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 +11 3 - - 1
Sunderland +1 2 - -
North East -15 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -17 2 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
South East - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1

NATURAL
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) Adabas
2 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Software AG
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (20.00%) VSAM
5 2 (20.00%) CICS
5 2 (20.00%) JCL
5 2 (20.00%) DB2
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) J2EE
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) FileNet
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (10.00%) Guidewire

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) Adabas
2 2 (20.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) Programmer
4 1 (10.00%) Adabas DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Adabas Natural Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) DBA
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (20.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Software AG
2 1 (10.00%) Guidewire