Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 727 722
Rank change year-on-year -45 -5 -80
Contract jobs citing Toad 98 107 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.50% 0.68% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 118
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £307 £304 £285
90th Percentile £486 £502 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +16.04%
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 19,773 15,835 15,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.73% 17.34% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,530 10,738 10,816
UK median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
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 237 322 313
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.50 £24.10 £28.00
90th Percentile £65.90 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.29
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +12.77%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -53 94 £400 - 12
UK excluding London -27 71 £400 +6.67% 10
Midlands +23 30 £400 +10.34% 1
London -57 24 £450 +12.50% 3
North of England -27 19 £413 +17.86% 2
West Midlands -11 16 £400 - 1
East Midlands +11 14 £388 +6.90%
Yorkshire -12 12 £425 +3.03% 1
South East -43 9 £375 -6.25% 4
East of England - 9 £370 - 2
North West -31 4 £323 -7.86%
North East +2 3 £313 - 1
South West -6 2 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -41 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 89 (90.82%) SQL
2 75 (76.53%) Oracle
3 36 (36.73%) Test Scripting
4 34 (34.69%) Java
4 34 (34.69%) Unix
5 32 (32.65%) PL/SQL
6 30 (30.61%) Windows
7 26 (26.53%) XML
7 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
8 25 (25.51%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (24.49%) WebLogic
10 23 (23.47%) ISEB
10 23 (23.47%) webMethods
11 21 (21.43%) ISTQB
12 19 (19.39%) Customer Requirements
13 18 (18.37%) Finance
14 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (17.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Excel
16 15 (15.31%) Data Modelling
16 15 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
16 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
16 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
17 14 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
17 14 (14.29%) ETL
18 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
18 13 (13.27%) JIRA
19 12 (12.24%) Cucumber
20 11 (11.22%) 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 24 (24.49%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.10%) SAS
3 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.04%) Demantra
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (2.04%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (1.02%) GitHub
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) PuTTY
2 3 (3.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (26.53%) Oracle Database
2 25 (25.51%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (13.27%) SQL Server
5 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (8.16%) Oracle ODI
7 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (6.12%) Relational Database
9 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (3.06%) OLAP
10 3 (3.06%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (3.06%) Star Schema
11 2 (2.04%) DataStage
11 2 (2.04%) DTS
11 2 (2.04%) QlikView
11 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.27%) JIRA
2 12 (12.24%) Cucumber
3 10 (10.20%) Selenium
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (4.08%) ERwin
5 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (4.08%) StarTeam
5 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.06%) ER Studio
6 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.04%) JDeveloper
7 2 (2.04%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.04%) Subversion
7 2 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.04%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Banking
2 4 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Billing
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
3 3 (3.06%) Retail
4 2 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.02%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (39.80%) Analyst
2 29 (29.59%) Test Analyst
3 26 (26.53%) Developer
4 14 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
5 8 (8.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 8 (8.16%) SQL Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Designer
7 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Database Designer
8 4 (4.08%) ETL Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Oracle Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Report Developer
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Administrator
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.06%) Business Developer
9 3 (3.06%) DBA
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.53%) XML
2 5 (5.10%) .NET
2 5 (5.10%) J2EE
3 4 (4.08%) JSON
3 4 (4.08%) MDX
4 3 (3.06%) JSP
5 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.04%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.04%) XSL
6 1 (1.02%) HTML
6 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.06%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.04%) FMCG
5 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.04%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.02%) Derivative
6 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (34.69%) Unix
2 30 (30.61%) Windows
3 11 (11.22%) Linux
4 2 (2.04%) VME
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (36.73%) Test Scripting
2 19 (19.39%) Customer Requirements
3 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (15.31%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (15.31%) Data Modelling
4 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
5 14 (14.29%) ETL
6 9 (9.18%) Agile Testing
6 9 (9.18%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.14%) Change Management
8 7 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
8 7 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (6.12%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.12%) Migration
10 5 (5.10%) Analytics
10 5 (5.10%) Data Security
10 5 (5.10%) ERP
10 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (90.82%) SQL
2 34 (34.69%) Java
3 32 (32.65%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 7 (7.14%) VBA
5 6 (6.12%) Python
5 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.08%) R
6 4 (4.08%) XMLA
7 3 (3.06%) C++
7 3 (3.06%) Ruby
8 2 (2.04%) C#
8 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.04%) VB
9 1 (1.02%) C
9 1 (1.02%) Perl
9 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (23.47%) ISEB
2 21 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 17 (17.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
4 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) Degree
6 3 (3.06%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.10%) QA
3 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.02%) Docker
2 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.04%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.04%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.02%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 75 (76.53%) Oracle
2 23 (23.47%) webMethods
3 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.08%) Ab Initio
4 4 (4.08%) IBM
4 4 (4.08%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
5 3 (3.06%) Teradata
6 2 (2.04%) Cognos
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Perforce
6 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.02%) Dell
7 1 (1.02%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.02%) Microgen
7 1 (1.02%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.02%) Siebel
7 1 (1.02%) Symantec
7 1 (1.02%) Tableau
7 1 (1.02%) VMware