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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Dell Software Toad
UK
Rank 552 545 510
Rank change year-on-year -7 -35  
Contract jobs citing Toad 57 96 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.74% 1.24% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 67 54
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £314 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +4.68% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - £32.50

Toad is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Toad
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Toad as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Toad in the UK

Toad
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Toad in the UK

Toad
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 55 £400 - 9
London -4 19 £383 +2.00% 4
South East +27 16 £400 - 2
Hampshire - 15 £400 - 1
South West +8 9 £485 +21.25%
Andover - 9 £375 -
North West +31 6 £275 -5.98% 1
City of London +5 5 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 5 - - 1
West Midlands 0 2 - -
Devon -5 2 £510 +27.50%
Birmingham -5 2 - -
Exeter -11 2 £510 +27.50%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Monmouthshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £438 -
Preston - 2 - - 1
Ebbw Vale - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Berkshire +26 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Leeds +10 1 - -
Croydon +8 1 £383 +10.07%
Canary Wharf - 1 £505 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
Chester - 1 £275 -

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 88 (92.63%) SQL
2 77 (81.05%) Oracle
3 48 (50.53%) Oracle Database
4 42 (44.21%) PL/SQL
5 37 (38.95%) Oracle Database 11g
6 32 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
8 27 (28.42%) Windows
8 27 (28.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 26 (27.37%) Data Modelling
9 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
10 25 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
11 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared
11 24 (25.26%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
12 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
13 22 (23.16%) Linux
14 21 (22.11%) PuTTY
15 19 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 19 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (20.00%) ETL
15 19 (20.00%) Java
15 19 (20.00%) HP
16 17 (17.89%) Web Services
16 17 (17.89%) XML
16 17 (17.89%) Scrum
16 17 (17.89%) VMware
16 17 (17.89%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
17 16 (16.84%) HP UFT

Toad
Top Related 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 10 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) IIS
4 3 (3.16%) GeoServer
4 3 (3.16%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) Mule
5 1 (1.05%) Mule ESB
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) MS Office
3 2 (2.11%) S-PLUS
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (5.26%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (4.21%) Northgate Housing
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle iRecruitment
5 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.05%) Infor M3
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.11%) PuTTY
2 15 (15.79%) WinSCP
3 5 (5.26%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.11%) DHCP
4 2 (2.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.11%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) LDAP
4 2 (2.11%) SSH
4 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.11%) Telnet
5 1 (1.05%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (50.53%) Oracle Database
2 37 (38.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
4 27 (28.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 24 (25.26%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (15.79%) Oracle OWB
8 12 (12.63%) Oracle BI EE
8 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 9 (9.47%) Oracle Discoverer
9 9 (9.47%) SQLPlus
10 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (5.26%) DB2
11 5 (5.26%) TKPROF
12 4 (4.21%) MySQL
12 4 (4.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (4.21%) QlikView
13 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
2 17 (17.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (16.84%) HP UFT
4 13 (13.68%) SoapUI
4 13 (13.68%) TeamCity
5 12 (12.63%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (9.47%) Selenium
7 8 (8.42%) Ant
7 8 (8.42%) Eclipse
7 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
8 7 (7.37%) JIRA
8 7 (7.37%) LoadRunner
8 7 (7.37%) SpecFlow
8 7 (7.37%) TestNG
9 4 (4.21%) PowerBuilder
10 3 (3.16%) ERwin
10 3 (3.16%) Subversion
11 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.05%) PVCS
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Banking
3 9 (9.47%) Back Office
4 5 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.11%) Electronics
6 2 (2.11%) Law
6 2 (2.11%) Marketing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Billing
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (36.84%) Analyst
2 29 (30.53%) Developer
3 15 (15.79%) Oracle Developer
3 15 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) Tester
5 12 (12.63%) DBA
5 12 (12.63%) SQL Developer
6 10 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
7 9 (9.47%) SQL Analyst
8 8 (8.42%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 7 (7.37%) Data Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) Oracle Analyst
10 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
10 6 (6.32%) Applications Support
10 6 (6.32%) Automation Tester
10 6 (6.32%) Consultant
11 5 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) ETL Analyst
11 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL Developer
11 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) Web Services
1 17 (17.89%) XML
2 15 (15.79%) .NET
3 7 (7.37%) SOAP
4 6 (6.32%) HTML
5 5 (5.26%) Middleware
5 5 (5.26%) OAuth2
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (4.21%) REST
6 4 (4.21%) RESTful
7 2 (2.11%) CSS
7 2 (2.11%) JSON
7 2 (2.11%) JSP
7 2 (2.11%) Spring
7 2 (2.11%) XSLT
8 1 (1.05%) JMS
8 1 (1.05%) Web Services Management
8 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.05%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Data Structures
2 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) iPad
4 3 (3.16%) Derivative
4 3 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Equities
5 1 (1.05%) Fintech
5 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Windows
2 22 (23.16%) Linux
3 12 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (11.58%) Unix
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.37%) Data Modelling
3 24 (25.26%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (24.21%) Test Scripting
5 19 (20.00%) ETL
5 19 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 17 (17.89%) Scrum
7 14 (14.74%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (13.68%) Migration
9 12 (12.63%) Regression Testing
9 12 (12.63%) Test Management
10 11 (11.58%) Integration Testing
11 10 (10.53%) Performance Testing
11 10 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (8.42%) API Testing
13 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (8.42%) CRM
13 8 (8.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 88 (92.63%) SQL
2 42 (44.21%) PL/SQL
3 19 (20.00%) Java
4 15 (15.79%) F#
5 8 (8.42%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
7 6 (6.32%) Perl
8 5 (5.26%) C
8 5 (5.26%) VB
9 4 (4.21%) Tcl
9 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
9 4 (4.21%) VBA
9 4 (4.21%) VBScript
10 3 (3.16%) C#
11 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.11%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.11%) R
12 1 (1.05%) C++
12 1 (1.05%) PHP
12 1 (1.05%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 26 (27.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (25.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.74%) ISEB
4 13 (13.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (11.58%) ISEB Practitioner
6 5 (5.26%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.05%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.16%) EMIR
4 1 (1.05%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (7.37%) vSphere
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) vRealize
2 10 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (6.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (5.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (4.21%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.11%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (81.05%) Oracle
2 19 (20.00%) HP
3 17 (17.89%) VMware
4 15 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.63%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.32%) Remedy
6 6 (6.32%) SAP
7 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (4.21%) Northgate
8 4 (4.21%) Tableau
8 4 (4.21%) webMethods
9 3 (3.16%) Ab Initio
9 3 (3.16%) Guidewire
10 2 (2.11%) CA
10 2 (2.11%) Citrix
10 2 (2.11%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.11%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.11%) Novell
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
11 1 (1.05%) MuleSoft
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