The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank - 36 39
Contract jobs citing NHS 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 0.41% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.25% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £355 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +65.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £307 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.19 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -
NHS
Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
57 80 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 29.84% 32.79% 34.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 24
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 14
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.96 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Chester

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

NHS
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Informatics
2 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) MPLS
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Information Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Support
2 1 (25.00%) Network Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification