Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 566 589
Rank change year-on-year +64 +23 -95
Contract jobs citing Toad 147 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.35% 0.71% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 47 65
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £370 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.49% -4.52% +10.71%
10th Percentile £315 £205 £263
90th Percentile £475 £424 £515
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +254.17% -65.71%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +254.17% -58.46%

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 10,889 9,076 9,203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 19.98% 17.40% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,930 5,823 5,867
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £563 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 257 236
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.30%
10th Percentile £26.75 £31.15 £24.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £62.51 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 51 £425 +18.06% 3
Midlands +25 51 £423 +5.63% 4
West Midlands - 37 £400 - 4
North of England -26 19 £425 +21.43% 3
East of England +18 17 £350 -
Yorkshire -12 16 £425 +9.68% 2
East Midlands +11 14 £425 +6.25%
South West -26 6 £300 -22.58%
Scotland -22 3 - - 3
North East +3 2 £250 - 1
North West -22 1 - -
Toad
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 138 (93.88%) SQL
2 127 (86.39%) Oracle
3 87 (59.18%) Java
4 76 (51.70%) Windows
5 69 (46.94%) Unix
6 68 (46.26%) XML
7 65 (44.22%) webMethods
8 63 (42.86%) Test Scripting
9 62 (42.18%) WebLogic
10 59 (40.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 58 (39.46%) ISEB
12 57 (38.78%) ISTQB
13 51 (34.69%) Customer Requirements
14 46 (31.29%) PL/SQL
15 30 (20.41%) Data Modelling
16 27 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
17 26 (17.69%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (17.69%) Oracle Database
18 25 (17.01%) ETL
19 24 (16.33%) Finance
20 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Excel
20 22 (14.97%) Test Automation
21 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (14.29%) Data Analysis
22 20 (13.61%) SAP
22 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
22 20 (13.61%) Oracle Database 12c
23 19 (12.93%) Oracle ODI
24 18 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
25 17 (11.56%) JIRA

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 62 (42.18%) WebLogic
2 11 (7.48%) SAS
3 9 (6.12%) Confluence
4 4 (2.72%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 22 (14.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (3.40%) SAP FI-CA
2 5 (3.40%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (1.36%) Line 500
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) DHCP
1 5 (3.40%) DNS
2 4 (2.72%) Firewall
2 4 (2.72%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) PuTTY
3 2 (1.36%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.68%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.37%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (17.69%) Oracle Database
3 20 (13.61%) Oracle Database 12c
4 19 (12.93%) Oracle ODI
5 18 (12.24%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (8.84%) MongoDB
6 13 (8.84%) SQL Server
7 10 (6.80%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (5.44%) OLAP
9 8 (5.44%) Oracle OLAP
9 8 (5.44%) Star Schema
10 7 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 7 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (4.76%) Oracle Discoverer
10 7 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.72%) RDBMS
11 4 (2.72%) Relational Database
11 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (11.56%) JIRA
2 16 (10.88%) SoapUI
3 15 (10.20%) Selenium
4 13 (8.84%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.80%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.76%) JDeveloper
6 7 (4.76%) PowerBuilder
7 6 (4.08%) JMeter
8 5 (3.40%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.72%) ERwin
9 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
9 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.72%) MSI
10 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (1.36%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.36%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (16.33%) Finance
2 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 3 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 94 (63.95%) Analyst
2 64 (43.54%) Test Analyst
3 30 (20.41%) Developer
4 17 (11.56%) Oracle Analyst
5 16 (10.88%) Data Analyst
6 14 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
7 10 (6.80%) ETL Developer
7 10 (6.80%) Tester
8 8 (5.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Analyst Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Analyst
9 7 (4.76%) Senior Oracle Developer
9 7 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
10 6 (4.08%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.40%) Data Modeller
11 5 (3.40%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (46.26%) XML
2 13 (8.84%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (5.44%) SOAP
4 7 (4.76%) JSP
5 5 (3.40%) JSON
5 5 (3.40%) Web Services
6 2 (1.36%) .NET
6 2 (1.36%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.40%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.72%) Clustering
4 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.04%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 76 (51.70%) Windows
2 69 (46.94%) Unix
3 7 (4.76%) AIX
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (3.40%) VME
4 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Vista
5 4 (2.72%) Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 51 (34.69%) Customer Requirements
3 30 (20.41%) Data Modelling
4 26 (17.69%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (17.01%) ETL
6 22 (14.97%) Test Automation
7 21 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 14 (9.52%) Microservices
8 14 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (8.16%) Performance Optimisation
9 12 (8.16%) SDLC
10 11 (7.48%) Data Migration
10 11 (7.48%) Migration
11 9 (6.12%) Analytics
11 9 (6.12%) API Testing
11 9 (6.12%) Data Management
11 9 (6.12%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.12%) Regression Testing
12 8 (5.44%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 138 (93.88%) SQL
2 87 (59.18%) Java
3 46 (31.29%) PL/SQL
4 7 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.08%) Python
6 5 (3.40%) R
7 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.72%) VBA
8 3 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.36%) C#
9 2 (1.36%) F#
Qualifications
1 59 (40.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 58 (39.46%) ISEB
3 57 (38.78%) ISTQB
4 14 (9.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.76%) Degree
7 5 (3.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.80%) Data Quality
2 7 (4.76%) QA
3 3 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.40%) vSphere
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.68%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.36%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.36%) HP ALM
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.36%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 127 (86.39%) Oracle
2 65 (44.22%) webMethods
3 20 (13.61%) Microsoft
3 20 (13.61%) SAP
4 7 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) VMware
6 5 (3.40%) Teradata
7 4 (2.72%) Lumension
7 4 (2.72%) McAfee
8 2 (1.36%) Fujitsu
8 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.36%) Sage
8 2 (1.36%) Software AG
9 1 (0.68%) Alteryx
9 1 (0.68%) ICL
9 1 (0.68%) Tableau
9 1 (0.68%) Talend