Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Toad skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Toad over the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Quest Toad
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 582 596
Rank change year-on-year +45 +14 -88
Contract jobs citing Toad 141 67 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.25% 0.71% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 43 46
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +4.00%
10th Percentile £300 £144 £303
90th Percentile £475 £413 £516
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +254.17% -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +254.17% -

Toad is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 11,297 9,466 8,689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.23% 17.65% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,156 6,078 5,479
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £575 £553 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 240 231
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.88% +2.50%
10th Percentile £31.25 £29.45 £23.00
90th Percentile £55.50 £61.10 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Toad
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Toad as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Toad in the UK excluding London

Toad
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Toad in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Toad in the UK excluding London

Toad
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Toad in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Toad in the UK excluding London

Toad
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Toad in the UK excluding London

Toad
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Toad within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
South East +33 54 £425 +13.33% 3
Midlands +16 40 £418 +6.03% 3
West Midlands -4 31 £400 +60.00% 3
East of England +3 18 £342 -2.29%
North of England -13 18 £425 +21.43% 2
Yorkshire 0 11 £425 +15.25% 1
East Midlands +15 9 £425 +6.25%
South West -26 7 £300 -22.58% 3
North East -6 5 £205 -36.92% 1
Scotland -11 2 - - 2
North West -16 2 £800 +138.81%
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Toad
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Toad also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Toad.

1 134 (95.04%) SQL
2 122 (86.52%) Oracle
3 79 (56.03%) Java
4 71 (50.35%) Windows
5 66 (46.81%) XML
6 63 (44.68%) Unix
7 57 (40.43%) webMethods
8 55 (39.01%) Test Scripting
9 54 (38.30%) WebLogic
10 51 (36.17%) ISEB
10 51 (36.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 49 (34.75%) ISTQB
12 48 (34.04%) PL/SQL
13 44 (31.21%) Customer Requirements
14 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database
15 27 (19.15%) Data Modelling
16 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Excel
16 25 (17.73%) Finance
16 25 (17.73%) Data Analysis
17 24 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (17.02%) ETL
17 24 (17.02%) Oracle Database 12c
18 21 (14.89%) Oracle ODI
18 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
19 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (14.18%) SAP
19 20 (14.18%) Test Automation
20 18 (12.77%) SoapUI
20 18 (12.77%) SQL Server

Toad
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 54 (38.30%) WebLogic
2 10 (7.09%) SAS
3 9 (6.38%) Confluence
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (17.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Line 500
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle ERP
1 5 (3.55%) SAP FI-CA
1 5 (3.55%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) DHCP
1 5 (3.55%) DNS
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
2 4 (2.84%) SAN
3 2 (1.42%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.42%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.71%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database
2 24 (17.02%) Oracle Database 12c
3 21 (14.89%) Oracle ODI
4 20 (14.18%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (12.77%) SQL Server
6 17 (12.06%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (9.22%) MongoDB
8 12 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (5.67%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (5.67%) RDBMS
10 8 (5.67%) Relational Database
10 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (4.96%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (4.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 7 (4.96%) Oracle Discoverer
12 6 (4.26%) OLAP
12 6 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (4.26%) Star Schema
13 5 (3.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) SoapUI
2 15 (10.64%) JIRA
3 13 (9.22%) Selenium
4 11 (7.80%) Cucumber
5 10 (7.09%) LoadRunner
6 8 (5.67%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (4.96%) PowerBuilder
8 6 (4.26%) Git (software)
8 6 (4.26%) JMeter
9 5 (3.55%) JDeveloper
10 4 (2.84%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.84%) MSI
10 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (2.13%) ERwin
12 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.42%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.42%) IntelliJ
12 2 (1.42%) SpecFlow
12 2 (1.42%) Subversion
12 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (17.73%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Automotive
4 1 (0.71%) Billing
4 1 (0.71%) Law
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (65.96%) Analyst
2 59 (41.84%) Test Analyst
3 30 (21.28%) Developer
4 18 (12.77%) Data Analyst
5 17 (12.06%) Oracle Developer
6 15 (10.64%) Oracle Analyst
7 9 (6.38%) ETL Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Tester
8 8 (5.67%) SQL Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Oracle Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 6 (4.26%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Applications Support
11 5 (3.55%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Systems Support
11 5 (3.55%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (46.81%) XML
2 12 (8.51%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (7.09%) SOAP
4 8 (5.67%) Web Services
5 5 (3.55%) JSON
5 5 (3.55%) JSP
5 5 (3.55%) XML Schema
6 4 (2.84%) HTML
7 3 (2.13%) .NET
8 2 (1.42%) CSS
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.84%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.13%) Clustering
3 3 (2.13%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 2 (1.42%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.71%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 71 (50.35%) Windows
2 63 (44.68%) Unix
3 7 (4.96%) AIX
3 7 (4.96%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (4.26%) Linux
5 5 (3.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.55%) Windows Vista
6 4 (2.84%) VME
7 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) CentOS
8 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (39.01%) Test Scripting
2 44 (31.21%) Customer Requirements
3 27 (19.15%) Data Modelling
4 25 (17.73%) Data Analysis
5 24 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (17.02%) ETL
6 20 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (14.18%) Test Automation
7 16 (11.35%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (9.93%) Migration
9 13 (9.22%) Data Migration
9 13 (9.22%) Microservices
9 13 (9.22%) SDLC
10 10 (7.09%) Performance Optimisation
10 10 (7.09%) Regression Testing
11 9 (6.38%) API Testing
11 9 (6.38%) Integration Testing
12 8 (5.67%) Data Management
12 8 (5.67%) Project Management
13 7 (4.96%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (95.04%) SQL
2 79 (56.03%) Java
3 48 (34.04%) PL/SQL
4 8 (5.67%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.96%) Python
6 5 (3.55%) C#
6 5 (3.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.55%) VBA
7 4 (2.84%) R
7 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.42%) C++
8 2 (1.42%) F#
8 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.42%) Ruby
8 2 (1.42%) Smalltalk
9 1 (0.71%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 51 (36.17%) ISEB
1 51 (36.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 49 (34.75%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.80%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.26%) Degree
4 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.38%) Data Quality
2 8 (5.67%) QA
3 4 (2.84%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.55%) vSphere
2 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.71%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.71%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.42%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.71%) Ganglia
4 1 (0.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 122 (86.52%) Oracle
2 57 (40.43%) webMethods
3 21 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 20 (14.18%) SAP
5 7 (4.96%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (4.26%) HP
6 6 (4.26%) Teradata
6 6 (4.26%) VMware
7 5 (3.55%) Sage
8 4 (2.84%) Lumension
8 4 (2.84%) McAfee
9 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.42%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.42%) Software AG
11 1 (0.71%) BMC
11 1 (0.71%) Google
11 1 (0.71%) Hortonworks
11 1 (0.71%) ICL
11 1 (0.71%) Informatica
11 1 (0.71%) Talend