The table below looks at the statistics for Toad skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Toad over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 505 402 416
Rank change year-on-year
-103 +14
Contract jobs citing Toad 97 183 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.34% 2.92% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 104 96
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £302 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +11.34%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
7256 6262 6397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.84% 11.73% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 4021 3641
Average daily rate £388 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 132 223
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+3.56% -2.66%

Toad
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Toad Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Toad
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Toad within the UK.

Toad Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Toad
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Toad within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Toad Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Toad
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Toad within the UK.

Toad Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Toad
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Toad within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 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
England -92 88 £406 -4.41% 29
London -64 36 £435 -3.33% 10
West Midlands 0 15 £413 +21.32% 3
South East -18 15 £363 -9.48% 4
Birmingham - 10 £413 - 2
East Midlands +6 7 £309 -11.78%
City of London +5 7 £320 -30.81% 2
Hampshire -11 5 £450 - 1
Scotland -16 5 £313 -
North West -3 4 £319 -25.00% 4
Leicestershire +7 3 £325 -
Leicester +5 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire +4 3 £150 -57.74% 3
Yorkshire +1 3 £150 -58.04% 4
Surrey -1 3 £340 -32.00%
Manchester -3 3 £350 +93.90% 4
South West -54 3 £465 +37.77% 3
Milton Keynes - 3 £296 - 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £465 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £296 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £300 -
Leeds +1 2 £160 -54.92% 2
Berkshire -3 2 - -
East of England -24 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £350 -
Malvern - 2 £350 -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 188 (92.16%) SQL
2 172 (84.31%) Oracle
3 103 (50.49%) PL/SQL
4 91 (44.61%) Oracle Database
5 62 (30.39%) UNIX
6 58 (28.43%) SQL Server
7 56 (27.45%) Finance
8 55 (26.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 43 (21.08%) XML
10 41 (20.10%) Oracle Reports
11 39 (19.12%) Microsoft
12 34 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
13 32 (15.69%) Java
13 32 (15.69%) Banking
14 31 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (14.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 29 (14.22%) Windows
15 29 (14.22%) Relational Database
16 27 (13.24%) Shell Script
17 26 (12.75%) Oracle Forms
18 25 (12.25%) Business Objects
18 25 (12.25%) MS Excel
18 25 (12.25%) HP Quality Center
19 24 (11.76%) Test Automation
19 24 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
19 24 (11.76%) Linux
20 23 (11.27%) QA
21 22 (10.78%) ETL
21 22 (10.78%) Migration
22 21 (10.29%) Oracle EBS

Toad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (9.80%) WebLogic
2 18 (8.82%) Apache
3 15 (7.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.47%) SAS
5 3 (1.47%) IIS
6 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.98%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 25 (12.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.43%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.94%) MS Office
3 6 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.96%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.98%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.98%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.98%) MS Project
6 1 (0.49%) SPSS
6 1 (0.49%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (10.29%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (8.82%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (7.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (7.84%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (5.88%) Oracle General Ledger
5 11 (5.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (5.39%) Oracle Assets
6 9 (4.41%) Oracle 11i
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (1.96%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (1.96%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (1.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.98%) SAP MM
9 2 (0.98%) Oracle HRMS
9 2 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.49%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.49%) Global One
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.39%) 3G
1 11 (5.39%) 2G
1 11 (5.39%) 4G
2 9 (4.41%) HTTP
3 8 (3.92%) SAN
4 7 (3.43%) FTP
5 6 (2.94%) Internet
6 5 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.45%) PuTTY
7 3 (1.47%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.98%) VPN
8 2 (0.98%) DNS
8 2 (0.98%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) ZigBee
9 1 (0.49%) Extranet
9 1 (0.49%) Intranet
9 1 (0.49%) LDAP
9 1 (0.49%) LAN
9 1 (0.49%) WAN
9 1 (0.49%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (44.61%) Oracle Database
2 58 (28.43%) SQL Server
3 55 (26.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 41 (20.10%) Oracle Reports
5 34 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (14.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 29 (14.22%) Relational Database
7 21 (10.29%) SQLPlus
8 16 (7.84%) RDBMS
8 16 (7.84%) MS Access
9 12 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (4.90%) SQL Navigator
11 9 (4.41%) Oracle Discoverer
11 9 (4.41%) Oracle9i Database
11 9 (4.41%) PowerCenter
11 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (4.41%) Data Mart
11 9 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (3.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 26 (12.75%) Oracle Forms
2 24 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
3 20 (9.80%) Maven
3 20 (9.80%) JIRA
3 20 (9.80%) Selenium
3 20 (9.80%) Ant
4 16 (7.84%) LoadRunner
5 15 (7.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (6.37%) Subversion
7 12 (5.88%) SoapUI
8 11 (5.39%) PVCS
8 11 (5.39%) Apache Ivy
8 11 (5.39%) eggPlant
9 10 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (2.45%) ClearQuest
10 5 (2.45%) ClearCase
10 5 (2.45%) JDeveloper
10 5 (2.45%) TestDirector
10 5 (2.45%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 56 (27.45%) Finance
2 32 (15.69%) Banking
3 11 (5.39%) General Ledger
4 8 (3.92%) Retail
4 8 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.45%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.47%) Publishing
7 2 (0.98%) Military
7 2 (0.98%) Legal
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
8 1 (0.49%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 74 (36.27%) Developer
2 56 (27.45%) Analyst
3 31 (15.20%) Oracle Developer
4 28 (13.73%) DBA
5 20 (9.80%) Oracle DBA
6 18 (8.82%) Test Analyst
7 11 (5.39%) Administrator
7 11 (5.39%) Data Analyst
7 11 (5.39%) Test Leader
8 9 (4.41%) Consultant
8 9 (4.41%) Business Analyst
9 8 (3.92%) SQL Developer
9 8 (3.92%) PL/SQL Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 7 (3.43%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.43%) Support Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) SQL DBA
11 6 (2.94%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (2.94%) QA Leader
11 6 (2.94%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (21.08%) XML
2 21 (10.29%) Web Services
3 19 (9.31%) CSS
4 16 (7.84%) HTML
4 16 (7.84%) Ajax
4 16 (7.84%) REST
5 15 (7.35%) SOAP
6 13 (6.37%) JSON
7 12 (5.88%) jQuery
8 11 (5.39%) .NET
8 11 (5.39%) J2EE
8 11 (5.39%) J2ME
8 11 (5.39%) WAP
9 10 (4.90%) Middleware
10 8 (3.92%) JDBC
10 8 (3.92%) Dojo
11 6 (2.94%) JPA
11 6 (2.94%) Servlets
11 6 (2.94%) ODBC
11 6 (2.94%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.37%) Data Extraction
2 11 (5.39%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.39%) Handset
3 9 (4.41%) Replication
3 9 (4.41%) Reference Data
4 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.45%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (1.96%) Clustering
6 4 (1.96%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.47%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.47%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.47%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.98%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.98%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.98%) iSeries
8 2 (0.98%) DTV
8 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.98%) Firmware
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
9 1 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.39%) UNIX
2 29 (14.22%) Windows
3 24 (11.76%) Linux
4 14 (6.86%) Solaris
5 6 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.47%) AIX
7 2 (0.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) Tru64
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (15.20%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 22 (10.78%) ETL
3 22 (10.78%) Migration
4 20 (9.80%) Scrum
4 20 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (9.31%) Data Mapping
6 18 (8.82%) Manual Testing
6 18 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 16 (7.84%) Regression Testing
7 16 (7.84%) Data Modelling
7 16 (7.84%) ITIL
7 16 (7.84%) Data Migration
8 15 (7.35%) Workflow
8 15 (7.35%) Software Testing
9 14 (6.86%) Validation
10 13 (6.37%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (5.88%) UML
12 11 (5.39%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 188 (92.16%) SQL
2 103 (50.49%) PL/SQL
3 32 (15.69%) Java
4 27 (13.24%) Shell Script
5 20 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 17 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 14 (6.86%) Perl
8 12 (5.88%) VBA
9 8 (3.92%) VB
10 7 (3.43%) Korn
11 6 (2.94%) C#
11 6 (2.94%) C++
12 5 (2.45%) C
13 4 (1.96%) Ruby
13 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.98%) RPG IV
14 2 (0.98%) Python
14 2 (0.98%) RPG
15 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (4.90%) ISEB
2 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.41%) Degree
4 7 (3.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.49%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.27%) QA
2 10 (4.90%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.94%) SLA
4 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.98%) MiFID
5 1 (0.49%) EMIR
System Software
1 15 (7.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 14 (6.86%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.47%) SRDF
4 2 (0.98%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (12.25%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (10.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (5.88%) Data Guard
4 8 (3.92%) Control-M
5 5 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.47%) nmon
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (84.31%) Oracle
2 39 (19.12%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.25%) Business Objects
4 21 (10.29%) HP
5 12 (5.88%) Sun
5 12 (5.88%) Informatica
6 11 (5.39%) Apple
7 9 (4.41%) Cognos
8 8 (3.92%) IBM
8 8 (3.92%) Sage
9 6 (2.94%) Serena
9 6 (2.94%) GoldenSource
9 6 (2.94%) SAP
9 6 (2.94%) Veritas
10 5 (2.45%) Sybase
11 4 (1.96%) Adobe
11 4 (1.96%) BMC
11 4 (1.96%) Talend
11 4 (1.96%) Remedy
12 3 (1.47%) VMware
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