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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 56 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 2.50% 1.75%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.67% 8.98% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 14
Average daily rate
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£475 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £319 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
214 256 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.40% 27.86% 26.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 135 110
Average daily rate £376 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 16
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £12.90 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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
Warrington -12 5 £450 +63.63%
Widnes - - - - 1
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 9 (60.00%) Informatics
2 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 4 (26.67%) Information Management
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 4 (26.67%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Information Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
6 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (6.67%) vSphere
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (6.67%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Information Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) NHS Information Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Informatics
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 4 (26.67%) Information Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Information Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
5 1 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco
1 1 (6.67%) NetApp
1 1 (6.67%) McAfee
1 1 (6.67%) VMware
1 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
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