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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dell Software Toad
Rank 483 517 413
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -104
Contract jobs citing Toad 128 83 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.32%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.69% 1.19% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 51 101
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.89 - £44.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.78 - £43.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 - £44.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £44.25

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
7568 6979 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.26% 12.76% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 4471 3673
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 151 144
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £30.00 £24.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £71.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 +20 104 £335 -16.25% 16
London +5 30 £450 +4.04% 4
Yorkshire -4 22 £318 -13.89% 5
West Yorkshire -2 20 £318 - 3
Leeds -8 17 £325 - 3
Scotland +6 15 £375 +7.44% 2
South East -21 14 £425 +27.81% 5
East of England +12 13 £343 - 1
Hertfordshire - 12 £343 - 1
North East -16 11 £300 -
West Midlands +5 7 £325 +4.83% 1
City of London +3 7 £508 +46.04%
Welwyn Garden City - 7 £377 -
Berkshire +7 6 £450 +140.00% 3
Durham - 6 £300 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 6 £300 -
Edinburgh - 6 £290 - 1
Slough +2 5 - - 1
Wales 0 5 £308 -23.12%
Cardiff -1 5 £308 -23.12%
South Wales -3 5 £308 -23.12%
Surrey -3 4 £400 +20.30%
Watford - 4 £313 -
Glasgow +7 3 £375 -
Tyne and Wear -21 3 £388 -
Croydon - 3 - -
Bradford - 3 £290 -
Birmingham +5 2 £325 +6.55% 1
North Yorkshire -5 2 - -
Manchester -22 2 - -

Toad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 198 (82.16%) SQL
2 196 (81.33%) Oracle
3 114 (47.30%) PL/SQL
4 105 (43.57%) Oracle Database
5 79 (32.78%) SQL Server
6 76 (31.54%) Data Modelling
7 74 (30.71%) Finance
8 68 (28.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 60 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
10 53 (21.99%) Data Warehouse
11 47 (19.50%) Java
12 43 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (17.43%) Microsoft
14 41 (17.01%) .NET
15 39 (16.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 37 (15.35%) ETL
17 36 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (13.69%) XML
19 32 (13.28%) Data Management
20 30 (12.45%) Windows
21 29 (12.03%) PowerShell
22 28 (11.62%) SQL Server 2008
22 28 (11.62%) UNIX
23 27 (11.20%) Linux
23 27 (11.20%) NUnit
23 27 (11.20%) Data Mapping
23 27 (11.20%) SDLC
24 26 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
24 26 (10.79%) Oracle Reports
24 26 (10.79%) HTML

Toad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 17 (7.05%) SAS
2 16 (6.64%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.81%) WebLogic
4 8 (3.32%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.49%) JBoss
5 6 (2.49%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.07%) Apache
6 5 (2.07%) IIS
7 3 (1.24%) Documentum
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Spatial
8 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (10.37%) MS Excel
2 18 (7.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (5.81%) MS Office
4 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.41%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (5.39%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (4.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (4.56%) Oracle Payables
3 10 (4.15%) Oracle iProcurement
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (2.07%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.66%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (1.24%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.83%) Magento
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.41%) Maximo
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.22%) Firewall
2 13 (5.39%) Internet
3 12 (4.98%) SSH
3 12 (4.98%) PuTTY
3 12 (4.98%) Telnet
4 11 (4.56%) LDAP
5 5 (2.07%) 2G
6 3 (1.24%) FTP
6 3 (1.24%) SAN
6 3 (1.24%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (43.57%) Oracle Database
2 79 (32.78%) SQL Server
3 68 (28.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 53 (21.99%) Data Warehouse
5 43 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (16.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (11.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (10.79%) Oracle Reports
9 25 (10.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 24 (9.96%) SQLPlus
10 24 (9.96%) Relational Database
11 17 (7.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (6.64%) MS Access
13 13 (5.39%) DB2
14 11 (4.56%) BusinessObjects
15 8 (3.32%) DataStage
15 8 (3.32%) Oracle BI EE
15 8 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (2.90%) SAP Data Services
16 7 (2.90%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 27 (11.20%) NUnit
2 19 (7.88%) ERwin
2 19 (7.88%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.88%) Oracle APEX
3 14 (5.81%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (4.98%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (3.73%) Maven
6 9 (3.73%) JIRA
7 7 (2.90%) PowerDesigner
7 7 (2.90%) JDeveloper
7 7 (2.90%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.90%) Subversion
8 6 (2.49%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.66%) Selenium
9 4 (1.66%) Hudson
9 4 (1.66%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.66%) Ant
10 3 (1.24%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.24%) PVCS
General
1 74 (30.71%) Finance
2 25 (10.37%) Banking
3 14 (5.81%) Retail
4 10 (4.15%) Back Office
5 6 (2.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.66%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.24%) French Language
7 3 (1.24%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.24%) Private Banking
7 3 (1.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Games
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 94 (39.00%) Developer
2 68 (28.22%) Analyst
3 47 (19.50%) Oracle Developer
4 25 (10.37%) SQL Developer
5 23 (9.54%) Consultant
6 18 (7.47%) PL/SQL Developer
7 15 (6.22%) Business Analyst
8 14 (5.81%) Tester
8 14 (5.81%) Architect
8 14 (5.81%) Programmer
9 13 (5.39%) Data Analyst
9 13 (5.39%) DBA
10 12 (4.98%) Database Developer
10 12 (4.98%) MI Developer
11 11 (4.56%) Analyst Programmer
12 10 (4.15%) Oracle Consultant
13 9 (3.73%) Oracle DBA
13 9 (3.73%) Data Architect
14 8 (3.32%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.01%) .NET
2 33 (13.69%) XML
3 26 (10.79%) HTML
4 19 (7.88%) ASP.NET
5 12 (4.98%) J2EE
6 10 (4.15%) WebCenter
7 9 (3.73%) JSP
7 9 (3.73%) SOAP
7 9 (3.73%) Middleware
8 8 (3.32%) CSS
9 6 (2.49%) Web Services
10 4 (1.66%) XSLT
10 4 (1.66%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.66%) WCF
11 3 (1.24%) Ajax
11 3 (1.24%) NHibernate
11 3 (1.24%) Hibernate
11 3 (1.24%) Spring
11 3 (1.24%) RESTful
11 3 (1.24%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.32%) NHS
2 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.32%) Replication
3 7 (2.90%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.49%) Reference Data
5 5 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.07%) iPad
6 4 (1.66%) iPhone
6 4 (1.66%) PACS
7 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.24%) CMDB
7 3 (1.24%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.24%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.83%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.83%) GIS
8 2 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.83%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.45%) Windows
2 28 (11.62%) UNIX
3 27 (11.20%) Linux
4 6 (2.49%) Solaris
5 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
5 3 (1.24%) zOS
5 3 (1.24%) HPUX
6 2 (0.83%) AIX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.54%) Data Modelling
2 60 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (15.35%) ETL
4 36 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
5 32 (13.28%) Data Management
6 27 (11.20%) Data Mapping
6 27 (11.20%) SDLC
7 26 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (10.37%) TDD
9 21 (8.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 20 (8.30%) ITIL
11 18 (7.47%) Logical Data Model
12 14 (5.81%) Physical Data Model
13 12 (4.98%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (4.98%) Identity Management
14 10 (4.15%) Migration
14 10 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (4.15%) Project Management
14 10 (4.15%) Test Scripting
14 10 (4.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 198 (82.16%) SQL
2 114 (47.30%) PL/SQL
3 47 (19.50%) Java
4 29 (12.03%) PowerShell
5 25 (10.37%) C#
6 18 (7.47%) JavaScript
7 17 (7.05%) T-SQL
7 17 (7.05%) VB
8 14 (5.81%) Shell Script
9 13 (5.39%) VBA
10 5 (2.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) COBOL
12 1 (0.41%) Delphi
12 1 (0.41%) VBScript
12 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (4.56%) Oracle Certification
1 11 (4.56%) Degree
2 8 (3.32%) ISEB
3 7 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.66%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.66%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.66%) OCP
5 4 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.24%) OCA
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
2 3 (1.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) MiFID
3 2 (0.83%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.83%) EMIR
3 2 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.41%) FATCA
System Software
1 9 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (3.32%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 7 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.41%) SRDF
4 1 (0.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (4.56%) Tivoli
2 10 (4.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 9 (3.73%) CA Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (2.49%) Novell Identity Manager
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.07%) Data Guard
6 5 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.24%) Control-M
8 3 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.83%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 196 (81.33%) Oracle
2 42 (17.43%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.05%) SAP
4 16 (6.64%) IBM
5 13 (5.39%) Sybase
5 13 (5.39%) Informatica
5 13 (5.39%) Cognos
6 12 (4.98%) Cyber-Ark
7 11 (4.56%) Sun
8 10 (4.15%) CA
8 10 (4.15%) Teradata
9 9 (3.73%) Remedy
10 7 (2.90%) hybris
10 7 (2.90%) Novell
11 5 (2.07%) HP
11 5 (2.07%) webMethods
12 4 (1.66%) Veritas
12 4 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
13 3 (1.24%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
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