Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 796 788 662
Rank change year-on-year -8 -126 -20
Contract jobs citing Toad 98 109 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.51% 0.64% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 69 166
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £245 £306 £274
90th Percentile £500 £575 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £373
% change year-on-year -7.28% +1.21% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +254.17% -60.00% -19.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £12.00 -
% change year-on-year +254.17% - -

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 19290 17140 16365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 16.59% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13455 11491 10911
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 245 355
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29.00 £22.51 £23.10
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +8.11%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -27 91 £375 -6.25% 4
UK excluding London +16 67 £350 -7.28% 3
London -15 30 £438 +4.48% 2
North of England +64 20 £350 +7.69%
Midlands +27 15 £394 -12.50%
South East -14 13 £375 +11.11% 1
North West +27 12 £335 +7.20%
East Midlands +6 10 £400 -27.27%
South West -4 8 £388 -17.77% 1
Scotland -4 6 £125 -62.96% 1
East of England -12 6 £350 -9.68%
West Midlands +9 5 £250 -37.50%
North East +68 4 £325 -7.14%
Yorkshire +27 4 £369 +10.90%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 90 (91.84%) SQL
2 74 (75.51%) Oracle
3 41 (41.84%) PL/SQL
4 35 (35.71%) Oracle Database
5 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (24.49%) Unix
6 24 (24.49%) Windows
7 22 (22.45%) Java
8 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
8 19 (19.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 18 (18.37%) XML
10 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (17.35%) SQLPlus
10 17 (17.35%) Finance
11 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
11 16 (16.33%) Shell Script
11 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
11 16 (16.33%) Linux
12 15 (15.31%) Scrum
12 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
13 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 14 (14.29%) JIRA
14 13 (13.27%) WebLogic
14 13 (13.27%) Oracle Reports
15 12 (12.24%) ITIL
15 12 (12.24%) Selenium
15 12 (12.24%) Migration
15 12 (12.24%) Defect Management
16 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

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 13 (13.27%) WebLogic
2 8 (8.16%) SAS
3 7 (7.14%) Confluence
4 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.04%) Apache
6 2 (2.04%) Drupal
6 2 (2.04%) IIS
7 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.02%) GeoServer
7 1 (1.02%) Mule
7 1 (1.02%) Mule ESB
7 1 (1.02%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (4.08%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.02%) Aareon QL
4 1 (1.02%) Academy Housing
4 1 (1.02%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.02%) Kypera Housing
4 1 (1.02%) MIS ActiveH
4 1 (1.02%) OPENHousing
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (1.02%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.04%) GitHub
2 1 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.06%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.06%) SAN
1 3 (3.06%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.04%) DHCP
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 19 (19.39%) Oracle Database 11g
2 19 (19.39%) SQL Server
3 17 (17.35%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (17.35%) SQLPlus
4 13 (13.27%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle Discoverer
6 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (8.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 7 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
9 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (6.12%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (5.10%) Snowflake Schema
12 4 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (4.08%) TKPROF
13 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
13 3 (3.06%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 14 (14.29%) JIRA
2 12 (12.24%) Selenium
3 11 (11.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (10.20%) Cucumber
5 8 (8.16%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.12%) XMLSpy
8 5 (5.10%) ERwin
8 5 (5.10%) git-flow
8 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
8 5 (5.10%) Subversion
9 4 (4.08%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (4.08%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (4.08%) TestRail
9 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.06%) Ant
10 3 (3.06%) ClearQuest
10 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
10 3 (3.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 17 (17.35%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Front Office
3 3 (3.06%) Local Government
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Advertising
5 1 (1.02%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (27.55%) Analyst
2 22 (22.45%) Developer
3 15 (15.31%) Oracle Developer
4 12 (12.24%) Test Analyst
5 11 (11.22%) DBA
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Tester
7 5 (5.10%) Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Java Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Senior Oracle Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.06%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.06%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) XML
2 7 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (5.10%) Spring
4 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.06%) JDBC
4 3 (3.06%) REST
5 2 (2.04%) Apache Camel
5 2 (2.04%) J2EE
5 2 (2.04%) Web Services
5 2 (2.04%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.02%) HTML
6 1 (1.02%) Middleware
6 1 (1.02%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.02%) RESTful
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.02%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.04%) iPad
4 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.02%) Life Science
4 1 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.49%) Unix
1 24 (24.49%) Windows
2 16 (16.33%) Linux
3 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 15 (15.31%) Scrum
3 15 (15.31%) Test Automation
4 14 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 12 (12.24%) Defect Management
5 12 (12.24%) ITIL
5 12 (12.24%) Migration
6 11 (11.22%) ETL
7 10 (10.20%) Data Modelling
8 9 (9.18%) Data Migration
8 9 (9.18%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.16%) Test Strategy
9 8 (8.16%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.16%) Waterfall
10 7 (7.14%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (6.12%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 90 (91.84%) SQL
2 41 (41.84%) PL/SQL
3 22 (22.45%) Java
4 16 (16.33%) Shell Script
5 9 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 6 (6.12%) Perl
7 5 (5.10%) SAS Macro
8 4 (4.08%) C++
9 3 (3.06%) C#
9 3 (3.06%) Ruby
9 3 (3.06%) VBA
10 2 (2.04%) Python
10 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.02%) C
11 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.14%) ISEB
3 6 (6.12%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.10%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) Docker
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (5.10%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.04%) Ansible
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.04%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) Control-M
5 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (75.51%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.12%) Altova
3 6 (6.12%) Tableau
3 6 (6.12%) webMethods
4 5 (5.10%) HP
5 4 (4.08%) Cognos
5 4 (4.08%) Northgate
5 4 (4.08%) Sun
5 4 (4.08%) VMware
6 3 (3.06%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.06%) RedGate
7 2 (2.04%) Citrix
7 2 (2.04%) IBM
7 2 (2.04%) Informatica
8 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.02%) McAfee
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) TIBCO