Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 803 762 681
Rank change year-on-year -41 -81 -43
Contract jobs citing Toad 75 93 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.097% 0.20%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.40% 0.58% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 161
UK median daily rate £375 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +8.55% -2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £273
90th Percentile £493 £523 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £383
% change year-on-year -15.15% +7.84% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +1.19% - -

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 18,616 16,023 15,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.50% 16.71% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,034 10,767 10,603
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £613 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 280 393
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £31.25 £22.16 £23.85
90th Percentile £67.25 £53.75 £52.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% +8.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -42 72 £375 -7.69% 12
UK excluding London +7 54 £350 -15.15% 8
London -38 19 £450 +10.77% 4
Midlands +21 16 £400 +6.67% 3
North of England +29 15 £325 -2.26% 3
West Midlands +8 9 £300 -20.00%
East of England - 9 £350 -
North West +14 8 £325 +2.36% 2
South East -22 8 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands - 7 £425 - 3
North East +63 5 £319 - 1
South West +1 4 £381 -20.57% 2
Yorkshire +4 2 £388 +16.54%
Scotland -9 2 - -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 72 (96.00%) SQL
2 57 (76.00%) Oracle
3 29 (38.67%) PL/SQL
4 24 (32.00%) Oracle Database
5 21 (28.00%) Java
5 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (26.67%) Unix
7 19 (25.33%) XML
7 19 (25.33%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (25.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 18 (24.00%) Windows
9 15 (20.00%) WebLogic
9 15 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 15 (20.00%) Finance
10 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.00%) ISEB
11 12 (16.00%) ETL
11 12 (16.00%) webMethods
11 12 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
12 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 10 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (13.33%) SQLPlus
12 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (13.33%) Scrum
12 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.00%) ISTQB

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 15 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 6 (8.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.67%) SAS
4 2 (2.67%) Confluence
4 2 (2.67%) IIS
4 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.33%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.33%) Mule
5 1 (1.33%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.33%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (10.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.33%) Aareon QL
3 1 (1.33%) Academy Housing
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.33%) Kypera Housing
3 1 (1.33%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (1.33%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (1.33%) OPENHousing
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Orchard Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) DHCP
1 1 (1.33%) DNS
1 1 (1.33%) Firewall
1 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.33%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.33%) SAN
1 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.00%) Oracle Database
2 19 (25.33%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (25.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 10 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (13.33%) SQLPlus
4 8 (10.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle OWB
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (6.67%) Snowflake Schema
7 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.33%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (5.33%) DataStage
9 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Cucumber
1 7 (9.33%) XMLSpy
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (8.00%) Selenium
3 5 (6.67%) ERwin
3 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.67%) git-flow
3 5 (6.67%) JIRA
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.33%) TestRail
5 3 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.67%) Subversion
7 1 (1.33%) JDeveloper
7 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.33%) JMeter
7 1 (1.33%) MSI
7 1 (1.33%) ProC
7 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (36.00%) Analyst
2 19 (25.33%) Developer
2 19 (25.33%) Test Analyst
3 16 (21.33%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (6.67%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.33%) Data Architect
6 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Report Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) SQL Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) SAS Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Designer
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.33%) XML
2 3 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (4.00%) JSON
3 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.67%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.67%) XSL
4 1 (1.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.33%) JDBC
4 1 (1.33%) JSP
4 1 (1.33%) Middleware
4 1 (1.33%) OAuth2
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.33%) REST
4 1 (1.33%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) Spring
4 1 (1.33%) Spring Integration
4 1 (1.33%) XML Schema
4 1 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Market Risk
2 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.67%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.33%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Unix
2 18 (24.00%) Windows
3 9 (12.00%) Linux
4 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.00%) Test Scripting
3 15 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 14 (18.67%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (16.00%) ETL
5 12 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (13.33%) Scrum
6 10 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.00%) Kanban
9 6 (8.00%) Logical Data Model
9 6 (8.00%) Physical Data Model
9 6 (8.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (8.00%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (6.67%) Test Strategy
10 5 (6.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 72 (96.00%) SQL
2 29 (38.67%) PL/SQL
3 21 (28.00%) Java
4 9 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.67%) SAS Macro
6 4 (5.33%) C++
7 2 (2.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.33%) C
8 1 (1.33%) C#
8 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (16.00%) ISEB
2 9 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.33%) OCP
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.33%) Control-M
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (76.00%) Oracle
2 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.00%) webMethods
4 6 (8.00%) Altova
5 5 (6.67%) Tableau
6 4 (5.33%) Cognos
6 4 (5.33%) IBM
6 4 (5.33%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) Informatica
8 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix
8 1 (1.33%) Dell
8 1 (1.33%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.33%) McAfee
8 1 (1.33%) Perforce
8 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.33%) Sun
8 1 (1.33%) Symantec
8 1 (1.33%) TIBCO