Period
to 26 September 2017

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 26 September 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.

Quest Toad
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 768 655
Rank change year-on-year +7 -113 -14
Contract jobs citing Toad 108 124 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.60% 0.72% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 82 148
UK median daily rate £375 £378 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.66% +6.71% -5.67%
10th Percentile £268 £264 £285
90th Percentile £438 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £330
% change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
UK median hourly rate £44.00 - £28.89
10th Percentile £40.38 - £24.60
90th Percentile £45.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 - £35.00

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 17995 17267 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.17% 16.17% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12353 11746 10310
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 259 320
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.00 £23.58
90th Percentile £61.21 £52.50 £48.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.25 £38.64
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.77% +3.03%

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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 +2 99 £375 -3.23% 3
UK excluding London +39 68 £360 -4.00% 2
London -1 38 £400 - 2
North of England +87 28 £350 +3.70%
North West +36 16 £350 +7.69%
South East +2 11 £373 +12.88% 1
South West +13 10 £381 +13.81%
Yorkshire +40 9 £388 +40.27%
Midlands +3 6 £381 -11.34%
East of England 0 6 £350 -9.68%
East Midlands -12 6 £381 -30.68%
Scotland +12 5 £125 -50.00% 1
North East +81 3 - -
Wales - 3 £394 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, 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 95 (87.96%) SQL
2 85 (78.70%) Oracle
3 52 (48.15%) Oracle Database
4 47 (43.52%) PL/SQL
5 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.78%) Windows
7 27 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
9 24 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (20.37%) Linux
11 21 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (19.44%) Java
11 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 20 (18.52%) SQLPlus
12 20 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
13 19 (17.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 19 (17.59%) JIRA
13 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
14 18 (16.67%) Migration
15 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
16 16 (14.81%) Oracle APEX
16 16 (14.81%) Finance
16 16 (14.81%) Unix
17 15 (13.89%) XML
17 15 (13.89%) Oracle RMAN
17 15 (13.89%) Shell Script
17 15 (13.89%) Selenium
18 14 (12.96%) Test Scripting
18 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
19 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing

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 11 (10.19%) WebLogic
2 10 (9.26%) SAS
3 6 (5.56%) Confluence
3 6 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.78%) Apache
4 3 (2.78%) CICS
4 3 (2.78%) IIS
5 2 (1.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.93%) GeoServer
6 1 (0.93%) Mule
6 1 (0.93%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Northgate Housing
1 4 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.85%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.93%) Aareon QL
4 1 (0.93%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.93%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (0.93%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (0.93%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) GitHub
3 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.26%) PuTTY
1 10 (9.26%) WinSCP
2 3 (2.78%) DHCP
2 3 (2.78%) DNS
2 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.93%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (48.15%) Oracle Database
2 27 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 24 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (18.52%) Oracle Reports
5 20 (18.52%) SQLPlus
6 19 (17.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (11.11%) Oracle Discoverer
8 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (7.41%) Oracle OWB
9 8 (7.41%) Relational Database
9 8 (7.41%) TKPROF
10 7 (6.48%) MySQL
10 7 (6.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 6 (5.56%) RDBMS
11 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (17.59%) JIRA
2 16 (14.81%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (13.89%) Selenium
4 14 (12.96%) Jenkins
5 13 (12.04%) Oracle Forms
6 12 (11.11%) Ant
6 12 (11.11%) Eclipse
7 11 (10.19%) SoapUI
8 10 (9.26%) HP UFT
8 10 (9.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (8.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (6.48%) TeamCity
11 6 (5.56%) Cucumber
11 6 (5.56%) Maven
11 6 (5.56%) SpecFlow
11 6 (5.56%) TestNG
11 6 (5.56%) XMLSpy
12 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
12 4 (3.70%) Subversion
13 3 (2.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 16 (14.81%) Finance
2 10 (9.26%) Banking
3 8 (7.41%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.78%) Billing
4 3 (2.78%) Front Office
4 3 (2.78%) Local Government
5 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Developer
2 29 (26.85%) Analyst
3 25 (23.15%) Oracle Developer
4 16 (14.81%) DBA
4 16 (14.81%) Oracle DBA
5 11 (10.19%) SQL Developer
6 10 (9.26%) Tester
7 9 (8.33%) Test Analyst
8 8 (7.41%) Java Developer
8 8 (7.41%) PL/SQL Developer
8 8 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.63%) Automation Tester
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Oracle Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
11 4 (3.70%) SQL DBA
11 4 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.89%) XML
2 10 (9.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 10 (9.26%) Web Services
3 7 (6.48%) .NET
4 5 (4.63%) JDBC
4 5 (4.63%) Spring
5 4 (3.70%) SOAP
6 3 (2.78%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.78%) REST
7 2 (1.85%) ISPF
7 2 (1.85%) J2EE
7 2 (1.85%) Middleware
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.85%) RESTful
8 1 (0.93%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
8 1 (0.93%) MDX
8 1 (0.93%) Spring Integration
8 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Derivative
3 3 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.78%) iPad
3 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.85%) VSAM
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 30 (27.78%) Windows
2 22 (20.37%) Linux
3 16 (14.81%) Unix
4 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (17.59%) Test Automation
3 18 (16.67%) Migration
4 14 (12.96%) Test Scripting
5 13 (12.04%) Data Migration
5 13 (12.04%) Integration Testing
6 12 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 12 (11.11%) ITIL
6 12 (11.11%) Scrum
7 11 (10.19%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.19%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (10.19%) Regression Testing
7 11 (10.19%) Test Strategy
8 10 (9.26%) Unit Testing
9 9 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (7.41%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.48%) BDD
11 7 (6.48%) DevOps
11 7 (6.48%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 95 (87.96%) SQL
2 47 (43.52%) PL/SQL
3 21 (19.44%) Java
4 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
5 15 (13.89%) Shell Script
6 10 (9.26%) Perl
6 10 (9.26%) VBA
7 7 (6.48%) C#
8 6 (5.56%) C++
8 6 (5.56%) F#
8 6 (5.56%) VB
9 5 (4.63%) Python
10 3 (2.78%) COBOL
10 3 (2.78%) VBScript
11 2 (1.85%) C
11 2 (1.85%) JCL
11 2 (1.85%) REXX
11 2 (1.85%) Ruby
12 1 (0.93%) R
12 1 (0.93%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.63%) ISEB
4 5 (4.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Degree
5 4 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) EMIR
3 4 (3.70%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) GMP
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) vSphere
2 6 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.63%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.85%) Docker
4 2 (1.85%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 15 (13.89%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (7.41%) vRealize
3 6 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (4.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.78%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.85%) Ansible
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 85 (78.70%) Oracle
2 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.19%) HP
3 11 (10.19%) VMware
4 7 (6.48%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.56%) Altova
6 5 (4.63%) SAP
7 4 (3.70%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.70%) Northgate
8 3 (2.78%) Citrix
8 3 (2.78%) IBM
8 3 (2.78%) Sun
9 2 (1.85%) Cognos
9 2 (1.85%) RedGate
10 1 (0.93%) Aareon
10 1 (0.93%) Castleton
10 1 (0.93%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.93%) Tableau
10 1 (0.93%) Teradata