Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 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.

Quest Toad
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 759 641
Rank change year-on-year -15 -118 +26
Contract jobs citing Toad 97 132 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.53% 0.76% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 90 169
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +7.24% +1.43%
10th Percentile £257 £298 £290
90th Percentile £438 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -4.52% +10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 £28.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +254.17% -58.46% -22.96%
10th Percentile £40.20 £12.00 £27.78
90th Percentile £44.00 £12.00 £35.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +254.17% -65.71% -6.67%

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 18307 17344 15944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.43% 16.45% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 11737 10547
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 252 314
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +4.30% +3.99%
10th Percentile £30.25 £24.00 £24.31
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.75 £49.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £39.69
% change year-on-year +3.66% +3.31% +5.83%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -16 89 £375 -6.25% 2
UK excluding London +13 64 £370 -4.52% 1
London -2 31 £400 -1.54% 1
North of England +94 22 £350 +3.70%
South East +5 12 £360 +8.68% 1
North West +36 11 £350 +2.19%
South West +4 10 £388 -19.27%
Yorkshire +35 8 £388 +29.17%
Midlands +18 8 £400 -6.98%
East Midlands +2 8 £400 -17.53%
East of England -21 6 £350 -9.68%
Scotland +8 4 £125 -50.00%
North East +74 3 - -
Wales - 3 £394 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 86 (88.66%) SQL
2 73 (75.26%) Oracle
3 43 (44.33%) Oracle Database
4 38 (39.18%) PL/SQL
5 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
7 24 (24.74%) Windows
8 22 (22.68%) Java
8 22 (22.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
10 19 (19.59%) Linux
10 19 (19.59%) SQLPlus
11 18 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
12 17 (17.53%) Oracle Reports
12 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
12 17 (17.53%) Oracle Database 10g
13 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
14 15 (15.46%) Unix
14 15 (15.46%) Finance
14 15 (15.46%) Migration
15 14 (14.43%) Scrum
15 14 (14.43%) Selenium
15 14 (14.43%) XML
15 14 (14.43%) Shell Script
16 13 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (13.40%) ITIL
16 13 (13.40%) JIRA
17 12 (12.37%) Oracle APEX
17 12 (12.37%) Data Migration
17 12 (12.37%) Oracle RMAN

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 11 (11.34%) WebLogic
2 10 (10.31%) SAS
3 6 (6.19%) Confluence
3 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.09%) Apache
4 3 (3.09%) CICS
4 3 (3.09%) IIS
5 2 (2.06%) Drupal
5 2 (2.06%) GeoServer
6 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.03%) Mule
6 1 (1.03%) Mule ESB
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Northgate Housing
1 4 (4.12%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (2.06%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (1.03%) Aareon QL
4 1 (1.03%) Academy Housing
4 1 (1.03%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (1.03%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (1.03%) OPENHousing
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (1.03%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.06%) GitHub
3 1 (1.03%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) PuTTY
1 7 (7.22%) WinSCP
2 3 (3.09%) DHCP
2 3 (3.09%) DNS
2 3 (3.09%) SAN
2 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.03%) Firewall
4 1 (1.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (44.33%) Oracle Database
2 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
3 22 (22.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (19.59%) SQLPlus
5 18 (18.56%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (17.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (17.53%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (11.34%) Oracle Discoverer
8 8 (8.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (8.25%) Oracle OWB
8 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
9 7 (7.22%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (6.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (6.19%) RDBMS
11 5 (5.15%) MySQL
11 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (4.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (4.12%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) Selenium
2 13 (13.40%) JIRA
3 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.37%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (11.34%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (10.31%) Ant
5 10 (10.31%) Eclipse
5 10 (10.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (8.25%) HP UFT
6 8 (8.25%) SoapUI
6 8 (8.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (7.22%) Cucumber
8 6 (6.19%) Maven
8 6 (6.19%) XMLSpy
9 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
9 5 (5.15%) TeamCity
10 4 (4.12%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.12%) Subversion
10 4 (4.12%) TestNG
11 3 (3.09%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (15.46%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Billing
3 3 (3.09%) Front Office
3 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.09%) Local Government
4 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Advertising
5 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Analyst
2 26 (26.80%) Developer
3 19 (19.59%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (12.37%) DBA
4 12 (12.37%) Oracle DBA
5 9 (9.28%) Test Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Tester
7 7 (7.22%) SQL Developer
7 7 (7.22%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Applications Support
10 4 (4.12%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Oracle Analyst
10 4 (4.12%) PL/SQL Developer
10 4 (4.12%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Java Engineer
11 3 (3.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.43%) XML
2 8 (8.25%) Web Services
3 7 (7.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 5 (5.15%) .NET
4 5 (5.15%) JDBC
4 5 (5.15%) Spring
5 4 (4.12%) REST
6 3 (3.09%) Hibernate
6 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 2 (2.06%) ISPF
7 2 (2.06%) J2EE
7 2 (2.06%) Middleware
7 2 (2.06%) OAuth2
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.06%) SOAP
8 1 (1.03%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.03%) HTML
8 1 (1.03%) MDX
8 1 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.06%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (2.06%) iPad
3 2 (2.06%) VSAM
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.03%) Derivative
4 1 (1.03%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Windows
2 19 (19.59%) Linux
3 15 (15.46%) Unix
4 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.19%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.96%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.49%) Test Automation
3 15 (15.46%) Migration
4 14 (14.43%) Scrum
5 13 (13.40%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (13.40%) ITIL
6 12 (12.37%) Data Migration
6 12 (12.37%) Defect Management
6 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
7 11 (11.34%) Regression Testing
8 9 (9.28%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (9.28%) Defect Tracking
8 9 (9.28%) Integration Testing
8 9 (9.28%) Test Scripting
8 9 (9.28%) Unit Testing
9 7 (7.22%) Data Modelling
10 6 (6.19%) CRM
10 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.19%) Software Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 86 (88.66%) SQL
2 38 (39.18%) PL/SQL
3 22 (22.68%) Java
4 14 (14.43%) Shell Script
5 12 (12.37%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.25%) VBA
7 6 (6.19%) Perl
8 5 (5.15%) C#
8 5 (5.15%) Python
9 4 (4.12%) C++
9 4 (4.12%) F#
9 4 (4.12%) VB
10 3 (3.09%) COBOL
11 2 (2.06%) C
11 2 (2.06%) JCL
11 2 (2.06%) REXX
11 2 (2.06%) Ruby
11 2 (2.06%) VBScript
12 1 (1.03%) R
12 1 (1.03%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) Degree
4 4 (4.12%) ISEB
4 4 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.03%) EMIR
3 1 (1.03%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (4.12%) vSphere
3 2 (2.06%) Docker
3 2 (2.06%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (6.19%) vRealize
3 5 (5.15%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.15%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (2.06%) Ansible
5 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.06%) Puppet
6 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 73 (75.26%) Oracle
2 17 (17.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.31%) VMware
4 9 (9.28%) HP
5 6 (6.19%) Altova
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.12%) Northgate
6 4 (4.12%) SAP
7 3 (3.09%) Atlassian
7 3 (3.09%) Citrix
7 3 (3.09%) Cognos
7 3 (3.09%) IBM
7 3 (3.09%) RedGate
7 3 (3.09%) Sun
8 2 (2.06%) Tableau
9 1 (1.03%) Aareon
9 1 (1.03%) Castleton
9 1 (1.03%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.03%) Lumension
9 1 (1.03%) MuleSoft