Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 766 738 742
Rank change year-on-year -28 +4 -90
Contract jobs citing Toad 130 120 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.63% 0.72% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 76 109
UK median daily rate £410 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £306
90th Percentile £518 £491 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +18.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
UK median hourly rate - £43.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.50 -

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 20,754 16,776 16,777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.10% 17.63% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,279 11,441 11,416
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 329 293
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £57.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -30 124 £408 +8.67% 13
UK excluding London +2 102 £400 +6.67% 13
Midlands +24 42 £405 +11.72% 3
London -62 25 £488 +21.88% 1
West Midlands -2 24 £400 - 2
North of England -16 21 £414 +18.21% 2
East of England - 20 £375 - 1
East Midlands +21 18 £413 +13.79% 1
South East -11 15 £375 -3.23% 6
Yorkshire -14 14 £425 +21.43% 1
North East +4 4 £281 -
Scotland -33 3 - - 1
North West -36 3 £300 -14.29% 1
South West -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for Toad.

1 121 (93.08%) SQL
2 107 (82.31%) Oracle
3 69 (53.08%) Java
4 60 (46.15%) Unix
5 58 (44.62%) Windows
6 57 (43.85%) Test Scripting
7 56 (43.08%) XML
8 49 (37.69%) webMethods
9 48 (36.92%) WebLogic
10 47 (36.15%) ISEB
11 43 (33.08%) ISTQB
12 42 (32.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 38 (29.23%) PL/SQL
14 34 (26.15%) Customer Requirements
15 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
16 25 (19.23%) Oracle Database
16 25 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
17 24 (18.46%) Finance
18 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
18 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
18 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (14.62%) SC Cleared
19 19 (14.62%) ETL
19 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
20 18 (13.85%) Data Modelling
21 17 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
22 16 (12.31%) JIRA
23 15 (11.54%) Selenium
23 15 (11.54%) Cucumber
24 13 (10.00%) Microsoft

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 48 (36.92%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.62%) SAS
3 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.54%) Confluence
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.38%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.54%) Demantra
5 2 (1.54%) Line 500
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.31%) SMS
3 2 (1.54%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
1 25 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
3 11 (8.46%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (8.46%) Oracle ODI
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (6.15%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.08%) DataStage
9 4 (3.08%) OLAP
9 4 (3.08%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (3.08%) Star Schema
10 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) JIRA
2 15 (11.54%) Cucumber
2 15 (11.54%) Selenium
3 9 (6.92%) SoapUI
4 8 (6.15%) LoadRunner
5 7 (5.38%) JMeter
6 5 (3.85%) JDeveloper
7 4 (3.08%) ERwin
7 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (3.08%) StarTeam
7 4 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.08%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.31%) Ant
8 3 (2.31%) ER Studio
8 3 (2.31%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (2.31%) Subversion
9 2 (1.54%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.54%) XMLSpy
General
1 24 (18.46%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Banking
2 5 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.31%) Billing
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
3 3 (2.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Law
Job Titles
1 64 (49.23%) Analyst
2 46 (35.38%) Test Analyst
3 25 (19.23%) Developer
4 11 (8.46%) Tester
5 9 (6.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Oracle Developer
6 8 (6.15%) Oracle Analyst
7 7 (5.38%) SQL Developer
8 6 (4.62%) Designer
8 6 (4.62%) ETL Developer
8 6 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Applications Support
9 5 (3.85%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) ERP Analyst
9 5 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Performance Tester
10 4 (3.08%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (43.08%) XML
2 6 (4.62%) .NET
2 6 (4.62%) JSP
2 6 (4.62%) XML Schema
3 5 (3.85%) J2EE
4 4 (3.08%) JSON
4 4 (3.08%) MDX
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.31%) SOAP
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.54%) EDI
6 2 (1.54%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.54%) Middleware
6 2 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.54%) Web Services
6 2 (1.54%) XSL
7 1 (0.77%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.77%) REST
7 1 (0.77%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.77%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.54%) Clustering
6 2 (1.54%) DataPower
6 2 (1.54%) FMCG
6 2 (1.54%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.77%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 60 (46.15%) Unix
2 58 (44.62%) Windows
3 12 (9.23%) Linux
4 4 (3.08%) VME
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.54%) AIX
6 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (43.85%) Test Scripting
2 34 (26.15%) Customer Requirements
3 28 (21.54%) Test Automation
4 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (14.62%) ETL
6 18 (13.85%) Data Modelling
7 17 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (7.69%) Agile Testing
9 9 (6.92%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (6.15%) Analytics
10 8 (6.15%) ERP
10 8 (6.15%) Kimball Methodology
10 8 (6.15%) Migration
10 8 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (6.15%) SDLC
11 7 (5.38%) Change Management
11 7 (5.38%) Data Analysis
11 7 (5.38%) Integration Testing
11 7 (5.38%) Performance Testing
11 7 (5.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 121 (93.08%) SQL
2 69 (53.08%) Java
3 38 (29.23%) PL/SQL
4 9 (6.92%) VBA
5 7 (5.38%) Python
5 7 (5.38%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.85%) R
8 4 (3.08%) C#
8 4 (3.08%) C++
8 4 (3.08%) XMLA
9 3 (2.31%) C
9 3 (2.31%) Perl
9 3 (2.31%) Ruby
10 2 (1.54%) F#
10 2 (1.54%) Korn
10 2 (1.54%) VB
11 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (36.15%) ISEB
2 43 (33.08%) ISTQB
3 42 (32.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 19 (14.62%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.38%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) QA
2 7 (5.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.54%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.54%) vSphere
2 1 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.31%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.54%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 107 (82.31%) Oracle
2 49 (37.69%) webMethods
3 13 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) SAP
5 6 (4.62%) IBM
6 4 (3.08%) Ab Initio
6 4 (3.08%) HP
6 4 (3.08%) Micro Focus
7 3 (2.31%) Teradata
8 2 (1.54%) Cognos
8 2 (1.54%) Perforce
8 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.54%) Sage
8 2 (1.54%) Software AG
8 2 (1.54%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.54%) VMware
9 1 (0.77%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.77%) ICL
9 1 (0.77%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.77%) Siebel