Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 726 755
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29 -97
Contract jobs citing Toad 144 119 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.69% 0.69% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 79 103
UK median daily rate £418 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £333 £269 £306
90th Percentile £515 £488 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.54% +19.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
UK median hourly rate - £44.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 -

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 20,897 17,172 17,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.42% 17.96% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,342 11,796 11,608
UK median daily rate £473 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.53% +5.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £310 £300
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 302 276
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.65% +13.20%
10th Percentile £26.50 £28.75 £26.38
90th Percentile £53.63 £57.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £42.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.59% +12.31%

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 14 August 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 13 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 14 August 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 -7 138 £415 +10.67% 8
UK excluding London +29 117 £413 +10.00% 6
Midlands +35 47 £410 +13.10% 1
West Midlands +6 29 £405 - 1
South East -12 28 £388 - 3
London -49 24 £500 +25.00% 4
North of England -18 21 £420 +20.00%
East Midlands +22 18 £413 +13.79%
East of England - 18 £425 -
Yorkshire -9 15 £425 +21.43%
North East -6 3 £288 -
North West -23 3 £300 -14.29%
Scotland -36 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 134 (93.06%) SQL
2 121 (84.03%) Oracle
3 83 (57.64%) Java
4 71 (49.31%) Unix
5 69 (47.92%) Windows
5 69 (47.92%) Test Scripting
6 66 (45.83%) XML
7 57 (39.58%) ISEB
7 57 (39.58%) webMethods
8 55 (38.19%) WebLogic
8 55 (38.19%) ISTQB
8 55 (38.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 44 (30.56%) Customer Requirements
10 41 (28.47%) PL/SQL
11 29 (20.14%) Oracle Database
11 29 (20.14%) Test Automation
12 26 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (18.06%) Finance
13 23 (15.97%) Security Cleared
14 22 (15.28%) Data Modelling
14 22 (15.28%) ETL
15 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
15 21 (14.58%) SQL Server
15 21 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
17 19 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (11.81%) JIRA
19 16 (11.11%) Selenium
19 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
20 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills

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 55 (38.19%) WebLogic
2 6 (4.17%) SAS
3 4 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.39%) Confluence
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (14.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.39%) Demantra
5 2 (1.39%) Line 500
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.47%) PuTTY
2 3 (2.08%) SMS
3 2 (1.39%) DHCP
3 2 (1.39%) DNS
3 2 (1.39%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.14%) Oracle Database
2 26 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (14.58%) SQL Server
4 12 (8.33%) Oracle ODI
5 11 (7.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (7.64%) Oracle Reports
6 10 (6.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (3.47%) OLAP
9 5 (3.47%) Oracle OLAP
9 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
9 5 (3.47%) Star Schema
10 4 (2.78%) DataStage
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (11.81%) JIRA
2 16 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 16 (11.11%) Selenium
3 11 (7.64%) SoapUI
4 8 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 7 (4.86%) JMeter
6 5 (3.47%) JDeveloper
7 4 (2.78%) ERwin
7 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (2.78%) StarTeam
7 4 (2.78%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.08%) Ant
8 3 (2.08%) ER Studio
8 3 (2.08%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.08%) Subversion
8 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.39%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (1.39%) XMLSpy
General
1 26 (18.06%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Banking
2 5 (3.47%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.08%) Billing
3 3 (2.08%) Legal
3 3 (2.08%) Retail
4 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 76 (52.78%) Analyst
2 55 (38.19%) Test Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Developer
4 12 (8.33%) Tester
5 10 (6.94%) Oracle Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Data Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
8 7 (4.86%) ETL Developer
8 7 (4.86%) SQL Developer
9 6 (4.17%) Designer
10 5 (3.47%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.47%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) ERP Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.78%) Database Designer
11 4 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (45.83%) XML
2 8 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (4.17%) JSP
3 6 (4.17%) XML Schema
4 5 (3.47%) .NET
4 5 (3.47%) J2EE
4 5 (3.47%) SOAP
5 4 (2.78%) MDX
5 4 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (1.39%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.39%) EDI
6 2 (1.39%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.39%) JSON
6 2 (1.39%) Middleware
6 2 (1.39%) Web Services
7 1 (0.69%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.69%) REST
7 1 (0.69%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.69%) Spring
7 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.39%) Clustering
6 2 (1.39%) DataPower
6 2 (1.39%) FMCG
6 2 (1.39%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 71 (49.31%) Unix
2 69 (47.92%) Windows
3 12 (8.33%) Linux
4 5 (3.47%) VME
4 5 (3.47%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.39%) AIX
5 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (47.92%) Test Scripting
2 44 (30.56%) Customer Requirements
3 29 (20.14%) Test Automation
4 22 (15.28%) Data Modelling
4 22 (15.28%) ETL
5 21 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (7.64%) Agile Testing
7 11 (7.64%) Migration
8 10 (6.94%) Data Analysis
8 10 (6.94%) Microservices
9 9 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
9 9 (6.25%) SDLC
10 8 (5.56%) Analytics
10 8 (5.56%) Data Migration
10 8 (5.56%) ERP
10 8 (5.56%) Integration Testing
10 8 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (5.56%) System Testing
11 7 (4.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (93.06%) SQL
2 83 (57.64%) Java
3 41 (28.47%) PL/SQL
4 9 (6.25%) VBA
5 7 (4.86%) Python
5 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.47%) R
8 4 (2.78%) C#
8 4 (2.78%) XMLA
9 3 (2.08%) C
9 3 (2.08%) C++
9 3 (2.08%) Perl
9 3 (2.08%) Ruby
10 2 (1.39%) F#
10 2 (1.39%) Korn
10 2 (1.39%) VB
11 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 57 (39.58%) ISEB
2 55 (38.19%) ISTQB
2 55 (38.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (15.97%) Security Cleared
4 20 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.86%) Degree
6 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) QA
2 7 (4.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (1.39%) vSphere
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) HDFS
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.08%) HP ALM
2 3 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.39%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Statspack
3 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.39%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
4 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 121 (84.03%) Oracle
2 57 (39.58%) webMethods
3 12 (8.33%) SAP
4 11 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.17%) IBM
6 5 (3.47%) HP
7 4 (2.78%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.08%) Ab Initio
8 3 (2.08%) Teradata
8 3 (2.08%) VMware
9 2 (1.39%) Cognos
9 2 (1.39%) Perforce
9 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.39%) Sage
9 2 (1.39%) Software AG
9 2 (1.39%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.69%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.69%) McAfee
10 1 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.69%) Siebel