The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 33 38 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 7 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.02% 1.82% 5.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% 5.83% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 20
Median daily rate £234 £193 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.98% -35.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £120 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £355 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.75 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.09% -
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 Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
112 120 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 42.26% 31.25% 29.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 79 81
Median daily rate £400 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £222 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £900 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 9
Median hourly rate £32.00 £42.22 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.20% +91.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £16.93 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.55 £47.33 £32.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Preston -1 6 £192 +60.00%
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) BCP
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (5.00%) Service Design
4 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) MS Office
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (5.00%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.00%) SEO
4 1 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (5.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) CMS

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (5.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (5.00%) PowerPivot
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Storage Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Support Officer
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF Architect
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) Content Strategist
4 1 (5.00%) Programme Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.00%) SSRS Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) BCP
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (5.00%) SEO
4 1 (5.00%) Service Design
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Web Analytics
4 1 (5.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCIE
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CISM
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Tableau