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 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 146 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Toad 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.25% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.62% 1.97% 1.63%
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 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.00 £57.15
% change year-on-year
- -35.25%
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
616 406 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.21% 12.90% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 270 122
Average daily rate £353 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 10 18
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.00 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £44.50 £42.83
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 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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 10 £283 -25.90%
Toad
England

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (85.00%) Oracle
2 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (60.00%) QA
3 12 (60.00%) Test Management
3 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (45.00%) Migration
6 9 (45.00%) Data Migration
7 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
8 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) Validation
8 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (30.00%) Retail
9 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (30.00%) ETL
10 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
10 5 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
10 5 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
11 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
11 4 (20.00%) LiveLink
11 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (20.00%) LiveLink
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
1 13 (65.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) MS Access
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (5.00%) Siebel EIM
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) JDeveloper
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Tester
4 6 (30.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Data Migration Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) Migration Analyst
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) QA Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (20.00%) QA Tester
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Tester
7 3 (15.00%) Data Migration Tester
7 3 (15.00%) ETL Tester
8 2 (10.00%) ETL Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
9 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (60.00%) Test Management
3 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (45.00%) Data Migration
4 9 (45.00%) Migration
4 9 (45.00%) Software Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Validation
6 6 (30.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (30.00%) ETL
7 5 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
8 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (20.00%) Business Transformation
9 3 (15.00%) Data Management
9 3 (15.00%) Document Management
9 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) C-shell
4 1 (5.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ISEB
1 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (60.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) DameWare
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Oracle
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) Siebel
4 3 (15.00%) OpenText
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) LexisNexis