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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dell Software Toad
Rank 150 132 114
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -18
Contract jobs citing Toad 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.38% 2.62% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £295 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.80% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 - -
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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
436 305 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.28% 9.63% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 159 99
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.49 £33.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% +11.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.47 £28.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.06 £53.00 £120.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.27 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.64% +5.33%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -5 6 £425 +54.54%
Toad
England

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 4 (40.00%) Retail
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (40.00%) Data Guard
7 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (20.00%) Perl
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (20.00%) FTP
8 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (20.00%) ISEB
8 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
8 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) HTTP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) RTP
2 1 (10.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (20.00%) TKPROF
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (10.00%) SQLPlus
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) DBA
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
3 3 (30.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Financials Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) HPUX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Test Management
2 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (40.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) VMware