The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 463 416 435
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +19
Contract jobs citing Toad 133 135 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.90% 2.47% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 84 94
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £303 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £305
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6985 5469 5828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.42% 11.28% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3489 3419
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 132 202
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.51% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +8.00%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -44 124 £400 - 11
London -25 54 £450 +5.26% 5
South East +11 45 £375 +4.16% 1
Hampshire +13 22 £400 +8.84% 1
City of London -4 17 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +1 13 £298 -
North West -20 8 £275 -42.10% 1
Yorkshire -18 6 £388 +121.42% 1
Fareham - 6 £355 -
Berkshire 0 5 £500 +53.84%
Manchester -6 5 £275 -33.33% 1
Andover +1 4 - -
West Yorkshire -16 3 £500 -
South West -33 3 £275 -26.66%
Gloucestershire -4 2 £330 -12.00%
Hertfordshire -9 2 - -
East Midlands -9 2 £294 - 1
Scotland -9 2 - - 1
West Midlands -19 2 £248 -1.00%
East of England -41 2 - - 2
Slough +5 1 £210 -35.38%
West Sussex -2 1 £250 -47.36%
Portsmouth -4 1 - -
North East -26 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -30 1 - -
Docklands, London - 1 £475 -
Bristol - 1 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £388 -
Sheffield - 1 £388 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £338 -

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 208 (89.27%) SQL
2 200 (85.84%) Oracle
3 115 (49.36%) PL/SQL
4 82 (35.19%) Oracle Database
5 80 (34.33%) UNIX
6 66 (28.33%) XML
6 66 (28.33%) Java
7 63 (27.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 54 (23.18%) Oracle Reports
9 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
10 50 (21.46%) Finance
11 41 (17.60%) Shell Script
12 40 (17.17%) Oracle Forms
12 40 (17.17%) Relational Database
13 39 (16.74%) Microsoft
14 38 (16.31%) Windows
15 36 (15.45%) Oracle EBS
15 36 (15.45%) Workflow
16 35 (15.02%) Security Cleared
17 34 (14.59%) Oracle Workflow
17 34 (14.59%) Oracle Database 10g
18 33 (14.16%) WebLogic
19 32 (13.73%) HTML
19 32 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
19 32 (13.73%) Banking
20 31 (13.30%) Oracle APEX
21 30 (12.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 30 (12.88%) CSS
22 27 (11.59%) Oracle Applications
22 27 (11.59%) JavaScript

Toad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 34 (14.59%) Oracle Workflow
2 33 (14.16%) WebLogic
3 19 (8.15%) Apache
4 8 (3.43%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.29%) Oracle UPK
6 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.29%) SAS
7 2 (0.86%) CMS
7 2 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.30%) MS Visio
3 15 (6.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 4 (1.72%) Mingle
5 2 (0.86%) SPSS
6 1 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 36 (15.45%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (11.59%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (10.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 24 (10.30%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (5.15%) Oracle Receivables
5 11 (4.72%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (3.86%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (3.00%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (2.15%) SAP IS-U
8 5 (2.15%) Oracle Assets
9 4 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (1.29%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (1.29%) SAP WM
11 2 (0.86%) SiteCatalyst
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle E-Business Tax
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle iProcurement
12 1 (0.43%) BASE24
12 1 (0.43%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.86%) 4G
1 9 (3.86%) 2G
1 9 (3.86%) 3G
2 8 (3.43%) FTP
2 8 (3.43%) SAN
3 6 (2.58%) HTTP
3 6 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.72%) Internet
5 2 (0.86%) DNS
6 1 (0.43%) SSH
6 1 (0.43%) ATM
6 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.43%) Intranet
6 1 (0.43%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (35.19%) Oracle Database
2 63 (27.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 54 (23.18%) Oracle Reports
4 52 (22.32%) SQL Server
5 40 (17.17%) Relational Database
6 34 (14.59%) Oracle Database 10g
7 32 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (11.59%) RDBMS
9 24 (10.30%) SQLPlus
10 15 (6.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (4.72%) DB2
12 9 (3.86%) QlikView
12 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (3.43%) Crystal Reports
13 8 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (3.00%) Oracle9i Database
14 7 (3.00%) PowerCenter
15 6 (2.58%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 40 (17.17%) Oracle Forms
2 31 (13.30%) Oracle APEX
3 26 (11.16%) JIRA
3 26 (11.16%) Maven
4 24 (10.30%) Ant
5 20 (8.58%) JDeveloper
6 18 (7.73%) Selenium
7 16 (6.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 14 (6.01%) LoadRunner
9 11 (4.72%) Subversion
10 10 (4.29%) SoapUI
11 9 (3.86%) eggPlant
11 9 (3.86%) Apache Ivy
12 7 (3.00%) Cucumber
12 7 (3.00%) PVCS
13 6 (2.58%) ERwin
13 6 (2.58%) ClearQuest
13 6 (2.58%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.58%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 50 (21.46%) Finance
2 32 (13.73%) Banking
3 15 (6.44%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.43%) Retail
5 7 (3.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.15%) General Ledger
7 4 (1.72%) Military
7 4 (1.72%) Publishing
7 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.29%) Advertising
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 97 (41.63%) Developer
2 52 (22.32%) Analyst
3 39 (16.74%) Oracle Developer
4 29 (12.45%) DBA
5 24 (10.30%) Oracle DBA
5 24 (10.30%) SQL Developer
6 23 (9.87%) Test Analyst
7 20 (8.58%) Consultant
8 18 (7.73%) PL/SQL Developer
9 16 (6.87%) Oracle Consultant
10 12 (5.15%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.72%) Java Developer
12 9 (3.86%) Administrator
13 8 (3.43%) Senior Developer
13 8 (3.43%) Business Analyst
13 8 (3.43%) Senior Oracle Developer
14 7 (3.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
14 7 (3.00%) Oracle Analyst
14 7 (3.00%) Test Leader
14 7 (3.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (28.33%) XML
2 32 (13.73%) HTML
3 30 (12.88%) CSS
4 24 (10.30%) Ajax
5 21 (9.01%) Web Services
6 17 (7.30%) J2EE
7 15 (6.44%) SOAP
8 12 (5.15%) JDBC
8 12 (5.15%) JPA
8 12 (5.15%) Java EE
9 11 (4.72%) jQuery
9 11 (4.72%) REST
10 10 (4.29%) Servlets
10 10 (4.29%) JSF
10 10 (4.29%) JSON
11 9 (3.86%) J2ME
11 9 (3.86%) .NET
11 9 (3.86%) WAP
12 8 (3.43%) XHTML
12 8 (3.43%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.86%) Mobile App
1 9 (3.86%) Handset
2 8 (3.43%) Replication
3 6 (2.58%) Mainframe
3 6 (2.58%) GIS
3 6 (2.58%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.58%) Mobile Banking
4 5 (2.15%) Reference Data
4 5 (2.15%) Clustering
5 4 (1.72%) Firmware
5 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.72%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.29%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.29%) Open Source
6 3 (1.29%) iSeries
7 2 (0.86%) NHS
7 2 (0.86%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.86%) TRADACOMS
7 2 (0.86%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 80 (34.33%) UNIX
2 38 (16.31%) Windows
3 21 (9.01%) Linux
4 15 (6.44%) Solaris
5 6 (2.58%) AIX
5 6 (2.58%) Windows 2000
6 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.45%) Workflow
2 27 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
3 24 (10.30%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (9.01%) UML
5 20 (8.58%) Data Modelling
6 19 (8.15%) Test Automation
7 18 (7.73%) ETL
7 18 (7.73%) Migration
8 17 (7.30%) Scrum
8 17 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (7.30%) Software Testing
9 16 (6.87%) Use Case
10 15 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (6.44%) OOA/OOD
10 15 (6.44%) OOD
11 14 (6.01%) Validation
11 14 (6.01%) Regression Testing
11 14 (6.01%) Test Scripting
11 14 (6.01%) Data Migration
12 13 (5.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 208 (89.27%) SQL
2 115 (49.36%) PL/SQL
3 66 (28.33%) Java
4 41 (17.60%) Shell Script
5 27 (11.59%) JavaScript
6 13 (5.58%) T-SQL
6 13 (5.58%) Perl
7 11 (4.72%) Korn
8 7 (3.00%) VBA
9 6 (2.58%) C#
9 6 (2.58%) C++
9 6 (2.58%) COBOL
10 5 (2.15%) C
11 3 (1.29%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.29%) RPG
12 2 (0.86%) VB
12 2 (0.86%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (15.02%) Security Cleared
2 25 (10.73%) SC Cleared
3 14 (6.01%) ISEB
4 8 (3.43%) Degree
4 8 (3.43%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.73%) QA
2 8 (3.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.15%) Oracle RAC
2 18 (7.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.29%) SRDF
4 2 (0.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 30 (12.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 23 (9.87%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (6.87%) Data Guard
4 7 (3.00%) Control-M
5 5 (2.15%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.43%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.43%) nmon
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 200 (85.84%) Oracle
2 39 (16.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.30%) Serena
3 17 (7.30%) HP
4 15 (6.44%) Informatica
5 13 (5.58%) Cognos
5 13 (5.58%) Business Objects
6 11 (4.72%) IBM
7 10 (4.29%) SAP
8 9 (3.86%) Apple
8 9 (3.86%) Sun
9 6 (2.58%) VMware
9 6 (2.58%) Veritas
9 6 (2.58%) Talend
10 4 (1.72%) Sybase
10 4 (1.72%) GoldenSource
11 3 (1.29%) Greenplum
11 3 (1.29%) BMC
11 3 (1.29%) EMC
11 3 (1.29%) ESRI
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Rate: 300 - 400
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
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