The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 17 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 terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing NHS 14 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.67% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.14% 1.49% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Average daily rate £250 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.49 - £14.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +3.95%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 134 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.48% 18.16% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 85
Average daily rate £400 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £204 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
NHS
North West

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Cheshire region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Cheshire region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 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
Warrington - 1 £275 -
Macclesfield - - - -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing NHS 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 NHS.

1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 12 (33.33%) ISEB
3 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 8 (22.22%) QA
4 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
5 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
5 5 (13.89%) MS Office
5 5 (13.89%) UNIX
5 5 (13.89%) Release Management
5 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
8 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
8 2 (5.56%) Finance
8 2 (5.56%) Validation

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing NHS 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 NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) MS Access
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.78%) SQLPlus
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Test Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) QA Analyst
3 6 (16.67%) Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Software Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Information Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Manager
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Support Manager
6 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSLT
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) WCF
2 1 (2.78%) WPF
2 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 6 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 5 (13.89%) Release Management
2 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
3 3 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Validation
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Web Development
5 1 (2.78%) Data Mapping
5 1 (2.78%) BDD
5 1 (2.78%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.78%) Analytics
5 1 (2.78%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 2 (5.56%) VBA
2 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
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