The table below looks at the statistics for Toad skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Toad over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 133 121 129
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs citing Toad 10 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.70% 2.76% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
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£350 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £373 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.04% +18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £23.67
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +79.55%
Toad
England

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

Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
371 326 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.37% 11.79% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 180 174
Average daily rate £340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.37% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.03 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -8.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £16.25 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.07 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.04%

Toad
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Toad Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Toad
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Toad Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Toad
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Toad across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Toad Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Toad
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Toad Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Toad
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Toad within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -9 6 £313 -3.10%
Toad
England

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (83.33%) SQL
1 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (77.78%) Migration
3 13 (72.22%) Data Migration
3 13 (72.22%) Data Cleansing
3 13 (72.22%) Data Extraction
3 13 (72.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (72.22%) PL/SQL
3 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (61.11%) Oracle
4 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
5 9 (50.00%) Data Architecture
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
6 8 (44.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (44.44%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (38.89%) Data Mapping
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle 11i
7 7 (38.89%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (33.33%) Sage
8 6 (33.33%) MS Access
8 6 (33.33%) VBA
8 6 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (27.78%) General Ledger
9 5 (27.78%) Northgate
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle Assets
10 4 (22.22%) .NET
10 4 (22.22%) HTML

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (38.89%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) FTP
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (72.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle Database
4 6 (33.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Selenium
1 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) JMeter
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) General Ledger
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Systems Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Data Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) DBA
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
1 4 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Data Extraction
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Migration
2 13 (72.22%) Data Migration
2 13 (72.22%) Data Cleansing
3 9 (50.00%) Data Architecture
4 7 (38.89%) Data Mapping
5 4 (22.22%) OO
5 4 (22.22%) OOD
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
7 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.56%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) SQL
2 13 (72.22%) PL/SQL
3 6 (33.33%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Sage
4 5 (27.78%) Northgate
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) IBM