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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Toad
Rank 478 455 413
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -42
Contract jobs citing Toad 131 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.80% 1.91% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 62 61
Average daily rate
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£425 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £596 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £49.83 £14.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% +247.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £49.83 £14.34
% change year-on-year
-25.74% +247.45%

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
7295 6008 5832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.19% 11.62% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5022 3856 3589
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 145 243
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%

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 18 December 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 18 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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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 -10 118 £429 +0.88% 11
London +37 58 £495 +13.79% 5
South East -22 32 £425 +51.78% 3
City of London +11 15 £414 -26.44% 3
Berkshire +7 13 £438 +44.62% 1
Hampshire -11 12 £445 -
Scotland -6 9 £320 +6.66% 2
South West -34 7 £350 -12.60% 1
North West -9 6 £350 -17.64%
Bracknell - 6 £450 -
Gosport - 5 - -
East of England -5 4 - - 1
Surrey -6 4 £375 +38.24% 2
Yorkshire -22 4 £288 -23.33%
Glasgow - 4 £310 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 - -
Havant +1 3 £471 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
North Yorkshire -3 1 - -
West Midlands -4 1 - -
Stirling -12 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £350 -17.64%
York - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Dunstable - - - -

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 217 (85.77%) SQL
2 203 (80.24%) Oracle
3 129 (50.99%) PL/SQL
4 103 (40.71%) Oracle Database
5 67 (26.48%) UNIX
6 63 (24.90%) Finance
7 56 (22.13%) SQL Server
8 54 (21.34%) XML
9 51 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
10 49 (19.37%) Business Intelligence
11 47 (18.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 45 (17.79%) Java
13 44 (17.39%) Data Modelling
14 43 (17.00%) Oracle Reports
14 43 (17.00%) Migration
15 42 (16.60%) Business Objects
16 39 (15.42%) WebLogic
16 39 (15.42%) Relational Database
17 36 (14.23%) Security Cleared
18 34 (13.44%) Oracle Forms
19 33 (13.04%) ITIL
19 33 (13.04%) Data Migration
20 32 (12.65%) Oracle Database 10g
20 32 (12.65%) Shell Script
21 30 (11.86%) Web Services
21 30 (11.86%) HTML
21 30 (11.86%) SC Cleared
22 29 (11.46%) Banking
22 29 (11.46%) Degree
23 28 (11.07%) Oracle APEX

Toad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 39 (15.42%) WebLogic
2 14 (5.53%) Oracle Workflow
3 13 (5.14%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.77%) Apache
5 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.19%) IIS
6 3 (1.19%) SAS
6 3 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.19%) Oracle 10gAS
7 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
8 1 (0.40%) Documentum
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.35%) MS Office
2 11 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.98%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.79%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 2 (0.79%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (5.53%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.56%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (3.16%) Oracle General Ledger
3 8 (3.16%) Oracle Payables
4 7 (2.77%) Oracle Receivables
4 7 (2.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (2.77%) Markit EDM
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle Financials
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (1.98%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (1.98%) SAP IS-U
7 4 (1.58%) FLEXCUBE
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle FAH
8 3 (1.19%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (1.19%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) MPLS
1 8 (3.16%) Ethernet
1 8 (3.16%) FTP
1 8 (3.16%) HTTP
1 8 (3.16%) SDH
2 7 (2.77%) Internet
3 6 (2.37%) PuTTY
4 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.79%) 2G
5 2 (0.79%) Wireless
5 2 (0.79%) VPN
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (40.71%) Oracle Database
2 56 (22.13%) SQL Server
3 51 (20.16%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (18.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 43 (17.00%) Oracle Reports
6 39 (15.42%) Relational Database
7 32 (12.65%) Oracle Database 10g
8 24 (9.49%) RDBMS
9 21 (8.30%) SQLPlus
10 17 (6.72%) Oracle ODI
10 17 (6.72%) Oracle Discoverer
10 17 (6.72%) SQL Navigator
11 15 (5.93%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (5.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 12 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (4.35%) MS Access
15 10 (3.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
15 10 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
16 9 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (13.44%) Oracle Forms
2 28 (11.07%) Oracle APEX
3 21 (8.30%) Subversion
4 16 (6.32%) JUnit
4 16 (6.32%) ClearQuest
5 15 (5.93%) Eclipse
6 14 (5.53%) ClearCase
6 14 (5.53%) PVCS
7 13 (5.14%) JIRA
8 11 (4.35%) Ant
8 11 (4.35%) JDeveloper
8 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 10 (3.95%) Maven
10 9 (3.56%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (3.56%) Jenkins
11 8 (3.16%) Selenium
11 8 (3.16%) Artifactory
12 6 (2.37%) TestDirector
12 6 (2.37%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.98%) Cucumber
General
1 63 (24.90%) Finance
2 29 (11.46%) Banking
3 15 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.95%) Retail
5 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.98%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.58%) Front Office
8 3 (1.19%) Back Office
8 3 (1.19%) Games
8 3 (1.19%) Local Government
9 2 (0.79%) Legal
9 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Billing
10 1 (0.40%) Marketing
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 91 (35.97%) Developer
2 78 (30.83%) Analyst
3 31 (12.25%) Oracle Developer
4 30 (11.86%) DBA
5 25 (9.88%) Oracle DBA
6 17 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 17 (6.72%) Test Analyst
7 15 (5.93%) Data Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) Java Developer
9 10 (3.95%) Programmer
9 10 (3.95%) Support Analyst
9 10 (3.95%) Tester
10 9 (3.56%) Consultant
10 9 (3.56%) Administrator
11 8 (3.16%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (3.16%) SQL DBA
12 7 (2.77%) Analyst Programmer
12 7 (2.77%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.77%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (21.34%) XML
2 30 (11.86%) Web Services
2 30 (11.86%) HTML
3 23 (9.09%) .NET
4 18 (7.11%) J2EE
4 18 (7.11%) Hibernate
5 16 (6.32%) JSP
5 16 (6.32%) Servlets
5 16 (6.32%) Struts
5 16 (6.32%) Spring
6 13 (5.14%) Middleware
7 12 (4.74%) SOAP
8 11 (4.35%) JSON
9 8 (3.16%) Apache CXF
9 8 (3.16%) JAXB
9 8 (3.16%) WSDL
9 8 (3.16%) JMS
9 8 (3.16%) CSS
10 7 (2.77%) Ajax
11 6 (2.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.88%) Computer Science
2 19 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.72%) Data Extraction
4 14 (5.53%) Replication
5 9 (3.56%) Reference Data
6 6 (2.37%) Derivative
6 6 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.37%) User Experience
7 4 (1.58%) iSeries
7 4 (1.58%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.58%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.58%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.19%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.19%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.19%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.79%) Statistics
9 2 (0.79%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 67 (26.48%) UNIX
2 23 (9.09%) Linux
2 23 (9.09%) Windows
3 11 (4.35%) AIX
4 7 (2.77%) Solaris
5 4 (1.58%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) HPUX
7 1 (0.40%) VMS
7 1 (0.40%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.40%) Tru64
7 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.37%) Business Intelligence
2 44 (17.39%) Data Modelling
3 43 (17.00%) Migration
4 33 (13.04%) ITIL
4 33 (13.04%) Data Migration
5 28 (11.07%) ETL
6 23 (9.09%) Service Management
7 22 (8.70%) ITSM
7 22 (8.70%) Data Analysis
8 21 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (7.51%) Workflow
9 19 (7.51%) OO
10 18 (7.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (6.72%) Business Analysis
11 17 (6.72%) UML
12 16 (6.32%) Validation
13 15 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (5.14%) Project Management
14 13 (5.14%) CRM
14 13 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 217 (85.77%) SQL
2 129 (50.99%) PL/SQL
3 45 (17.79%) Java
4 32 (12.65%) Shell Script
5 21 (8.30%) Perl
6 16 (6.32%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.93%) T-SQL
8 13 (5.14%) C#
9 12 (4.74%) Korn
10 11 (4.35%) VBA
11 8 (3.16%) VB
12 5 (1.98%) C++
12 5 (1.98%) C
12 5 (1.98%) Ruby
13 4 (1.58%) VBScript
14 3 (1.19%) PHP
15 2 (0.79%) RPG IV
15 2 (0.79%) RPG
16 1 (0.40%) ABAP
16 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 36 (14.23%) Security Cleared
2 30 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.46%) Degree
4 11 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (3.56%) Sun Certification
5 9 (3.56%) OCPJP
6 6 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.37%) ISEB
7 4 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.79%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) OCP
9 1 (0.40%) CISA
9 1 (0.40%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.93%) QA
2 6 (2.37%) SLA
3 5 (1.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.98%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.79%) MiFID
4 2 (0.79%) EMIR
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.40%) FATCA
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 17 (6.72%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (5.93%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (7.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (5.93%) Data Guard
3 12 (4.74%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.40%) Nagios
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 203 (80.24%) Oracle
2 42 (16.60%) Business Objects
3 27 (10.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (4.35%) SAP
4 11 (4.35%) HP
5 8 (3.16%) Cramer
5 8 (3.16%) MetaSolv
5 8 (3.16%) BEA
6 7 (2.77%) Informatica
7 6 (2.37%) IBM
8 5 (1.98%) Adobe
8 5 (1.98%) Charles River
8 5 (1.98%) Northgate
9 4 (1.58%) Ab Initio
9 4 (1.58%) Serena
10 3 (1.19%) Cognos
10 3 (1.19%) Remedy
10 3 (1.19%) VMware
10 3 (1.19%) GoldenSource
11 2 (0.79%) Teradata
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