Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for NATURAL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NATURAL over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 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.

Software AG NATURAL
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 830 876
Rank change year-on-year -38 +46 -21
Contract jobs citing NATURAL 9 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.020% 0.005%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.022% 0.048% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
UK median daily rate £474 £668 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% +169.70% -34.00%
10th Percentile £363 £571 £236
90th Percentile £599 £700 £259
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 - £248
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NATURAL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 41,625 39,249 41,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.16% 40.87% 38.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,361 26,941 28,216
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 750 863 1,065
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.77 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

NATURAL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NATURAL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NATURAL in the UK

NATURAL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NATURAL in the UK

NATURAL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NATURAL over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NATURAL in the UK

NATURAL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NATURAL 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 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 9 £474 -29.03% 7
London -53 5 £570 -14.61%
UK excluding London +18 4 £375 - 7
North of England +47 3 £406 -
Yorkshire - 2 £406 -
North East +44 1 - -
South East -15 1 £375 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) Adabas
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) JCL
3 5 (55.56%) Software AG
3 5 (55.56%) MVS
3 5 (55.56%) Fujitsu
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) MVC
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) C#
5 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
5 2 (22.22%) Java
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
5 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) RESTful
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS

NATURAL
Co-occurring 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 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) Adabas
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Programmer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Adabas Natural Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Mainframe Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Natural/Adabas Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
1 2 (22.22%) DAO
1 2 (22.22%) Ionic Framework
1 2 (22.22%) JSON
1 2 (22.22%) PhoneGap
1 2 (22.22%) RAML
1 2 (22.22%) RESTful
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
1 2 (22.22%) Spring
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
1 2 (22.22%) WinForms
1 2 (22.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Native
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) MVS
2 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) BDD
1 2 (22.22%) Coaching
1 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (22.22%) DevOps
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (22.22%) MVC
1 2 (22.22%) MVVM
1 2 (22.22%) Progressive Web App
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) TDD
1 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
1 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Business Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Logistics
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) JCL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 5 (55.56%) Fujitsu
2 5 (55.56%) Software AG
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Xamarin
4 1 (11.11%) SAP