Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 730 704
Rank change year-on-year -74 -26 -67
Contract jobs citing Toad 77 98 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.39% 0.64% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 64 128
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £272
90th Percentile £475 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £385
% change year-on-year -8.00% -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 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 19,567 15,327 15,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.41% 16.99% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,468 10,354 10,603
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £293
90th Percentile £610 £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 215 318 341
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.12% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.20 £21.98 £25.00
90th Percentile £67.25 £57.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -59 73 £375 -6.25% 10
UK excluding London -31 53 £345 -8.00% 8
London -67 21 £450 +5.88% 3
Midlands +1 19 £353 -2.76% 1
North of England -11 16 £345 -8.00% 2
East Midlands +15 10 £353 -2.76% 1
West Midlands -15 9 £350 -
East of England - 8 £350 -
Yorkshire -15 6 £425 +1.49% 1
North West -20 6 £335 +1.13% 1
South East -37 6 £356 -10.94% 2
North East +16 4 £319 -
South West -3 2 £375 +0.40% 2
Scotland -42 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 72 (93.51%) SQL
2 57 (74.03%) Oracle
3 29 (37.66%) Test Scripting
4 25 (32.47%) PL/SQL
5 23 (29.87%) Java
6 22 (28.57%) Unix
6 22 (28.57%) Oracle Database
7 21 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (23.38%) Windows
8 18 (23.38%) XML
9 17 (22.08%) Finance
9 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (20.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 16 (20.78%) WebLogic
11 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Excel
11 15 (19.48%) ISEB
11 15 (19.48%) webMethods
12 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 13 (16.88%) Data Modelling
13 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
14 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
14 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
15 11 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
15 11 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
15 11 (14.29%) JIRA
15 11 (14.29%) ETL
15 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (12.99%) Linux
16 10 (12.99%) Cucumber

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 16 (20.78%) WebLogic
2 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) IIS
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (19.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Demantra
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (2.60%) Retail-J
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
1 1 (1.30%) GitHub
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) PuTTY
2 2 (2.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 21 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (20.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 11 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.90%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (3.90%) OLAP
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle OLAP
8 3 (3.90%) Star Schema
9 2 (2.60%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.60%) DataStage
9 2 (2.60%) DTS
9 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (14.29%) JIRA
2 10 (12.99%) Cucumber
3 7 (9.09%) Selenium
4 5 (6.49%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (5.19%) ERwin
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (5.19%) StarTeam
5 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.90%) ER Studio
6 3 (3.90%) Subversion
6 3 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (2.60%) PowerDesigner
7 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.60%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Billing
4 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 3 (3.90%) Retail
5 2 (2.60%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Analyst
2 25 (32.47%) Test Analyst
3 24 (31.17%) Developer
4 16 (20.78%) Oracle Developer
5 10 (12.99%) SQL Developer
6 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Report Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Data Modeller
8 3 (3.90%) Database Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle Applications Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Report Specialist
8 3 (3.90%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.38%) XML
2 6 (7.79%) .NET
3 4 (5.19%) JSON
3 4 (5.19%) MDX
4 3 (3.90%) Apache Camel
4 3 (3.90%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.60%) HTML
5 2 (2.60%) JSP
5 2 (2.60%) XML Schema
5 2 (2.60%) XSL
5 2 (2.60%) XSLT
6 1 (1.30%) J2EE
6 1 (1.30%) REST
6 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.19%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.60%) FMCG
5 2 (2.60%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.30%) Clustering
6 1 (1.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.30%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Unix
2 18 (23.38%) Windows
3 10 (12.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Test Scripting
2 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.88%) Data Modelling
4 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Test Automation
5 11 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (14.29%) ETL
6 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.39%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.09%) BDD
8 7 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
9 6 (7.79%) Agile Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
9 6 (7.79%) IT Strategy
10 5 (6.49%) Coaching
10 5 (6.49%) Data Security
10 5 (6.49%) Kanban
10 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (93.51%) SQL
2 25 (32.47%) PL/SQL
3 23 (29.87%) Java
4 9 (11.69%) Shell Script
5 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 7 (9.09%) VBA
6 4 (5.19%) C++
6 4 (5.19%) Ruby
6 4 (5.19%) XMLA
7 3 (3.90%) C#
7 3 (3.90%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.30%) C
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) Python
9 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) ISEB
2 13 (16.88%) ISTQB
3 8 (10.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) Data Quality
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.30%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 57 (74.03%) Oracle
2 15 (19.48%) webMethods
3 11 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.49%) IBM
5 4 (5.19%) Ab Initio
5 4 (5.19%) Micro Focus
6 3 (3.90%) Perforce
6 3 (3.90%) Teradata
6 3 (3.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (2.60%) Cognos
7 2 (2.60%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
8 1 (1.30%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) Hyperion
8 1 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (1.30%) Siebel
8 1 (1.30%) Symantec
8 1 (1.30%) VMware