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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 20 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 0.94% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.50% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£260 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £301
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.21 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.13 £14.50 £16.61
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -12.67%
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
40 64 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 30.08% 30.19% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 28
Average daily rate £400 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £383 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £16.84 £34.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.07 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) SQL
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) OLAP
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) OLTP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Academy Housing
2 3 (42.86%) QlikView
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Academy Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) OLAP
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) OLTP
1 3 (42.86%) QlikView
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) MI Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco