The table below looks at the statistics for Toad skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Toad over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dell Software Toad
Rank 96 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Toad 10 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 2.60% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £283 £381 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.90% +38.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £57.15
% change year-on-year
- -35.25%
Toad
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Development Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
327 192 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.80% 13.73% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 149 69
Average daily rate £344 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Toad
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Toad across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Toad Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Toad
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Toad across the Manchester region.

Toad Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Toad
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Toad across the Manchester region.

Toad Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Toad also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Toad.

1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (68.42%) Oracle Database
3 12 (63.16%) Test Management
3 12 (63.16%) QA
3 12 (63.16%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
5 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
6 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
6 9 (47.37%) Migration
7 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
7 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (36.84%) Windows
8 7 (36.84%) Validation
9 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
9 6 (31.58%) ETL
9 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (31.58%) Retail
9 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Technical Analysis
10 5 (26.32%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
11 4 (21.05%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (21.05%) Siebel
11 4 (21.05%) HP

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Toad also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Toad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) LiveLink
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (21.05%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle Database
1 13 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) MS Access
3 2 (10.53%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (42.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (42.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (31.58%) Retail
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Tester
4 6 (31.58%) Data Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Data Migration Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Migration Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) QA Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) QA Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration Tester
7 3 (15.79%) ETL Tester
8 2 (10.53%) ETL Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
8 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
9 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Data Extraction
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (63.16%) Test Management
3 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Waterfall
4 9 (47.37%) Data Migration
4 9 (47.37%) Migration
4 9 (47.37%) Software Testing
5 7 (36.84%) Validation
6 6 (31.58%) Automation Testing
6 6 (31.58%) ETL
7 5 (26.32%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
8 4 (21.05%) Business Transformation
9 3 (15.79%) Data Management
9 3 (15.79%) Document Management
9 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISEB
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (63.16%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) DameWare
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.53%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Oracle
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) HP
3 4 (21.05%) Siebel
4 3 (15.79%) OpenText
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) LexisNexis