The 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 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 57 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.16% 1.42% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.13% 4.80% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.21 - £15.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £16.00 £16.57
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.43%
NHS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
218 271 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.20% 29.62% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 122 131
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.24 £16.14 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.53 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -36.36%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) OLAP
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) ETL
7 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.00%) OLTP
7 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
7 3 (15.00%) Academy Housing
7 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (15.00%) QlikView
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) VBA
8 2 (10.00%) MS Access
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) OLAP
3 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) OLTP
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) QlikView
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (10.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Information Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) NHS Information Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Data Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Developer
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (10.00%) Data Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
7 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) MI Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Project Officer
7 1 (5.00%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.00%) ETL
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (10.00%) Validation
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VBA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) NetApp
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) LANDesk