Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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.

Quest Toad
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 788 660
Rank change year-on-year -9 -128 -54
Contract jobs citing Toad 79 82 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.084% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.43% 0.51% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 162
UK median daily rate £375 £406 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £306 £270
90th Percentile £475 £516 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £378
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.96% +1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +254.17% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year +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 with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 18,541 16,134 15,751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 16.60% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,014 10,791 10,481
UK median daily rate £453 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.47% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £610 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 241 392
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £19.05 £21.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.64% +1.25% +6.67%

Toad
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Toad in the UK

Toad
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Toad in the UK

Toad
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Toad over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Toad in the UK

Toad
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Toad in the UK

Toad
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 18 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 0 73 £375 -6.25% 9
UK excluding London +1 56 £350 -12.50% 3
London -30 22 £425 +3.03% 6
Midlands +14 16 £400 - 1
North of England +44 12 £345 +15.00% 2
South East -30 11 £350 -12.50%
East Midlands +14 10 £400 -27.27%
North West +19 8 £335 +11.67% 1
South West +3 7 £388 -19.27%
West Midlands +7 6 £325 -16.13% 1
East of England -10 6 £350 -9.68%
Scotland -2 5 £125 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £388 +16.54%
North East - 2 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Toad 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 Toad.

1 73 (92.41%) SQL
2 55 (69.62%) Oracle
3 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (35.44%) PL/SQL
5 23 (29.11%) Oracle Database
6 20 (25.32%) Java
7 17 (21.52%) Unix
8 16 (20.25%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (18.99%) XML
9 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (18.99%) Windows
9 15 (18.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
10 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
11 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
11 13 (16.46%) Scrum
12 12 (15.19%) Selenium
12 12 (15.19%) JIRA
12 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
12 12 (15.19%) WebLogic
12 12 (15.19%) SQLPlus
12 12 (15.19%) Defect Management
13 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
13 11 (13.92%) Finance
13 11 (13.92%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.92%) Data Modelling
13 11 (13.92%) ETL
14 10 (12.66%) Linux
14 10 (12.66%) Cucumber

Toad
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 12 (15.19%) WebLogic
2 8 (10.13%) SAS
3 7 (8.86%) Confluence
4 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.53%) IIS
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.27%) Mule
6 1 (1.27%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.27%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Northgate Housing
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.27%) Aareon QL
3 1 (1.27%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.27%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.27%) Kypera Housing
3 1 (1.27%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (1.27%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.27%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.80%) SAN
1 3 (3.80%) WinSCP
2 1 (1.27%) DHCP
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
2 1 (1.27%) Firewall
2 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.27%) SMS
2 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (29.11%) Oracle Database
2 16 (20.25%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (18.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
5 12 (15.19%) SQLPlus
6 11 (13.92%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (10.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (8.86%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (7.59%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (7.59%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (6.33%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (6.33%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (3.80%) SAS EBI
12 2 (2.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
1 12 (15.19%) Selenium
2 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (7.59%) XMLSpy
5 5 (6.33%) ERwin
5 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (6.33%) git-flow
6 4 (5.06%) Subversion
6 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.06%) TestRail
6 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.53%) Ant
8 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
8 2 (2.53%) Hudson
8 2 (2.53%) JUnit
General
1 11 (13.92%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Front Office
3 2 (2.53%) Local Government
3 2 (2.53%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Oracle Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
4 6 (7.59%) Tester
5 5 (6.33%) Java Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 5 (6.33%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Architect
6 4 (5.06%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.80%) Data Architect
7 3 (3.80%) DBA
7 3 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) PL/SQL Developer
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Test Specialist
7 3 (3.80%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) Spring
3 3 (3.80%) JDBC
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Camel
4 2 (2.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.53%) HTML
4 2 (2.53%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.27%) .NET
5 1 (1.27%) JSP
5 1 (1.27%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) RESTful
5 1 (1.27%) SOAP
5 1 (1.27%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Market Risk
2 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.53%) iPad
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.27%) Life Science
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.52%) Unix
2 15 (18.99%) Windows
3 10 (12.66%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.80%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.99%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
3 13 (16.46%) Scrum
3 13 (16.46%) Test Scripting
4 12 (15.19%) Defect Management
5 11 (13.92%) Data Modelling
5 11 (13.92%) ETL
6 9 (11.39%) Regression Testing
7 8 (10.13%) Test Strategy
7 8 (10.13%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.86%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.59%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (7.59%) Defect Tracking
9 6 (7.59%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.59%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.33%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (6.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (92.41%) SQL
2 28 (35.44%) PL/SQL
3 20 (25.32%) Java
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.33%) SAS Macro
6 3 (3.80%) C++
7 2 (2.53%) C#
7 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.27%) C
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.27%) VB
8 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) ISEB
3 6 (7.59%) DV Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.06%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.53%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.27%) Control-M
4 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 55 (69.62%) Oracle
2 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.59%) Altova
3 6 (7.59%) webMethods
4 5 (6.33%) HP
4 5 (6.33%) Tableau
5 4 (5.06%) Cognos
5 4 (5.06%) Sun
6 3 (3.80%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.80%) Northgate
6 3 (3.80%) RedGate
6 3 (3.80%) VMware
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) Informatica
8 1 (1.27%) Citrix
8 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.27%) McAfee
8 1 (1.27%) Perforce
8 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.27%) TIBCO