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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 135 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing Toad 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.06% 1.42% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £49.83 -
% change year-on-year
-25.74% -
Toad
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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
379 281 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.80% 9.92% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 150 172
Average daily rate £358 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.37% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £442 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.25 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.12 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 24 December 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 - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Toad
England

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (66.67%) Migration
3 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
5 7 (46.67%) Data Cleansing
5 7 (46.67%) Data Extraction
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) Data Architecture
6 5 (33.33%) Northgate
7 4 (26.67%) SOAP
7 4 (26.67%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) UNIX
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) HTML
7 4 (26.67%) OOD
7 4 (26.67%) OO
7 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
8 3 (20.00%) PuTTY
8 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (20.00%) FTP
8 3 (20.00%) HTTP
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 3 (20.00%) Windows

Toad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) FTP
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (13.33%) TKPROF
4 2 (13.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) DBA
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
1 4 (26.67%) SOAP
1 4 (26.67%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Data Extraction
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Migration
2 7 (46.67%) Data Migration
2 7 (46.67%) Data Cleansing
3 5 (33.33%) Data Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) OO
4 4 (26.67%) OOD
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.67%) CRM
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Perl
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Northgate
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Sage
6 1 (6.67%) IBM