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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 64 78 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.88% 0.35% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.68% 1.13% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £325 £298 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% +19.59%
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
-0.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.01 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.16% +5.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+68.00% -17.72%
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
261 355 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 32.79% 30.84% 29.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 241 119
Median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £313 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 21
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.81 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Chester +4 2 £325 -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) SQL
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Subversion
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) OO
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) CSS
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (33.33%) IT Support
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Clinical Coder
4 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML5
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft