Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 797 738 704
Rank change year-on-year -59 -34 -83
Contract jobs citing Toad 80 90 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.41% 0.58% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 132
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% -6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £308 £273
90th Percentile £490 £521 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £388 £385
% change year-on-year -10.97% +0.65% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
UK median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

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 19,484 15,508 15,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.27% 16.73% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,525 10,426 10,528
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 311 372
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.13 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.34% -3.18% +16.69%
10th Percentile £27.95 £20.75 £24.23
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -57 76 £375 -6.25% 18
UK excluding London -29 55 £345 -10.97% 15
London -38 23 £450 +5.88% 7
Midlands +17 19 £349 -3.79% 1
North of England +1 14 £325 +4.00% 4
East Midlands +5 10 £353 -2.76%
West Midlands -9 9 £300 - 1
South East -38 8 £388 -4.91% 4
East of England - 8 £350 - 1
North West -20 7 £335 +7.20% 1
North East +29 4 £319 - 1
South West -5 3 £375 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire -9 3 £425 - 2
Scotland -32 3 - -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 77 (96.25%) SQL
2 59 (73.75%) Oracle
3 29 (36.25%) Test Scripting
4 27 (33.75%) PL/SQL
5 26 (32.50%) Unix
6 24 (30.00%) Java
7 21 (26.25%) Finance
8 20 (25.00%) Windows
8 20 (25.00%) XML
9 19 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (23.75%) Oracle Database
10 18 (22.50%) WebLogic
11 17 (21.25%) webMethods
11 17 (21.25%) ISEB
12 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
13 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
13 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
14 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
15 13 (16.25%) ETL
15 13 (16.25%) Customer Requirements
16 12 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
16 12 (15.00%) Data Modelling
17 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
18 10 (12.50%) Banking
18 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
18 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 9 (11.25%) Linux

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 18 (22.50%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.00%) SAS
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.25%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (3.75%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.50%) Demantra
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.50%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.25%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (1.25%) GitHub
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) Data Warehouse
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle Database
2 15 (18.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (17.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (11.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (7.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
9 4 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 4 (5.00%) Snowflake Schema
9 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.75%) DataStage
10 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.75%) SAS EBI
11 2 (2.50%) Data Mart
11 2 (2.50%) DB2
11 2 (2.50%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Cucumber
1 7 (8.75%) JIRA
2 6 (7.50%) ERwin
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (6.25%) Selenium
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.00%) StarTeam
5 3 (3.75%) ER Studio
5 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.50%) git-flow
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (2.50%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (2.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.50%) TestRail
6 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (2.50%) XMLSpy
7 1 (1.25%) JDeveloper
General
1 21 (26.25%) Finance
2 10 (12.50%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
4 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (38.75%) Analyst
2 25 (31.25%) Test Analyst
3 19 (23.75%) Developer
4 15 (18.75%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (10.00%) Architect
6 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.50%) PL/SQL Developer
8 5 (6.25%) Data Architect
9 4 (5.00%) Report Specialist
10 3 (3.75%) Applications Developer
10 3 (3.75%) SAS Architect
10 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Test Leader
11 2 (2.50%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.50%) Consultant
11 2 (2.50%) DBA
11 2 (2.50%) Lead Designer
11 2 (2.50%) Service Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) XML
2 4 (5.00%) .NET
2 4 (5.00%) JSON
2 4 (5.00%) MDX
3 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.50%) Apache Camel
3 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.50%) XML Schema
3 2 (2.50%) XSL
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) J2EE
4 1 (1.25%) JSP
4 1 (1.25%) REST
4 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.00%) Market Risk
2 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.50%) FMCG
3 2 (2.50%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) Derivative
4 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.25%) Life Science
4 1 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.50%) Unix
2 20 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Test Scripting
2 19 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.25%) Customer Requirements
3 13 (16.25%) ETL
4 12 (15.00%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 11 (13.75%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
7 8 (10.00%) Scrum
7 8 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.50%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) BDD
10 5 (6.25%) Coaching
10 5 (6.25%) Kanban
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.25%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (5.00%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 77 (96.25%) SQL
2 27 (33.75%) PL/SQL
3 24 (30.00%) Java
4 9 (11.25%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (6.25%) VBA
7 4 (5.00%) C++
7 4 (5.00%) SAS Macro
7 4 (5.00%) XMLA
8 3 (3.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.25%) C
9 1 (1.25%) C#
9 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.25%) Perl
9 1 (1.25%) Python
9 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) ISEB
2 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 10 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.25%) Control-M
3 1 (1.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.25%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 59 (73.75%) Oracle
2 17 (21.25%) webMethods
3 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.00%) Ab Initio
4 4 (5.00%) IBM
4 4 (5.00%) Micro Focus
4 4 (5.00%) Tableau
5 3 (3.75%) Cognos
5 3 (3.75%) Teradata
6 2 (2.50%) Perforce
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.25%) Dell
7 1 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (1.25%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.25%) Informatica
7 1 (1.25%) Siebel
7 1 (1.25%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) Symantec
7 1 (1.25%) VMware