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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 2.04% 1.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.06% 5.86% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 6
Median daily rate £215 £200 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.76% -58.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £145 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £300 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £91.08 - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.72 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -4.76%

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
165 307 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 33.47% 34.85% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 171 131
Median daily rate £344 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 9
Median hourly rate £19.63 £18.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +5.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.59 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £26.03 £18.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +23 4 £294 +165.83% 3
Chester 0 1 £375 +86.10%
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Daresbury - 1 £180 -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (25.00%) MS Office
3 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) MCSE
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Network Design
4 4 (20.00%) VLAN
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) VoIP
4 4 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (10.00%) DNS
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) Ethernet

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) VLAN
1 4 (20.00%) VoIP
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (20.00%) IT Support
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Installation Manager
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technician
5 1 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP Laravel Developer
5 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCSE
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) CCNA
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix