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 3 months to 30 April 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.

Software AG NATURAL
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 657 637
Rank change year-on-year +59 -20  
Contract jobs citing NATURAL 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.010% 0.005% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

NATURAL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19251 21327 20829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.54% 38.15% 37.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13233 14646 13547
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 470 438
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.84% +5.55%  

NATURAL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing NATURAL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 +56 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 7 (100.00%) Adabas
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
3 3 (42.86%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) CICS
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) J2EE
4 2 (28.57%) DB2
4 2 (28.57%) FileNet
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
4 2 (28.57%) Guidewire
4 2 (28.57%) VSAM
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Automotive
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management

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 (28.57%) CICS
1 2 (28.57%) FileNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Adabas
2 2 (28.57%) DB2
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Adabas Natural Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Environment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) SWIFT
2 2 (28.57%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) JCL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Guidewire