The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Development Applications category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 120 123 133
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +10
Contract jobs citing Toad 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.33% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.68% 2.81% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
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£363 £378 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +21.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £478 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +18.93%
Development Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
299 320 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.96% 11.82% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 166 177
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
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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 July 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 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 7 £375 +10.21%
Cheshire - - - -
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England

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (92.86%) Oracle
2 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Migration
3 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database
4 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (57.14%) Finance
4 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle 11i
4 8 (57.14%) Data Migration
4 8 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
4 8 (57.14%) Data Extraction
4 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (50.00%) Data Mapping
6 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
6 6 (42.86%) General Ledger
6 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
6 6 (42.86%) MS Access
6 6 (42.86%) VBA
6 6 (42.86%) Sage
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle General Ledger
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) SOAP
7 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle 11i
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle General Ledger
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Payables
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle Assets
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) FTP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (64.29%) Oracle Database
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) General Ledger
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Leader
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (21.43%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) EDIFACT
3 1 (7.14%) EDI
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.14%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Data Migration
2 8 (57.14%) Data Cleansing
3 7 (50.00%) Data Mapping
4 6 (42.86%) Data Architecture
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) System Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) CRM
7 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) PL/SQL
3 6 (42.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Sage
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) IBM