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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 25 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 23 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.05% 8.72% 6.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.44% 30.61% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £148 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £319 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -13.62%
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 Lancashire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
149 49 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.75% 28.49% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 22 36
Average daily rate £338 £222 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.02% -31.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 8
Average hourly rate £31.00 £14.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.40% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £13.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.11 £33.75 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (32.56%) SQL
3 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
5 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
5 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (11.63%) Predictive Modelling
8 5 (11.63%) Benchmarking
8 5 (11.63%) QlikView
9 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
9 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
9 4 (9.30%) Change Control
10 3 (6.98%) Project Management
10 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (6.98%) Degree
10 3 (6.98%) QA
10 3 (6.98%) Statistics
10 3 (6.98%) Migration
10 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
11 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (4.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 2 (4.65%) Change Management
11 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
11 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
11 2 (4.65%) XML
11 2 (4.65%) MS Excel

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.33%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (11.63%) QlikView
5 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Information Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) SQL Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Information Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Product Specialist
6 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 5 (11.63%) NHS Information Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Business Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) QlikView Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Change Project Manager
9 1 (2.33%) NHS Project Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Database Developer
9 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) Statistics
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.63%) Benchmarking
2 5 (11.63%) Predictive Modelling
3 4 (9.30%) Change Control
3 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Programme Management
4 3 (6.98%) Data Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.65%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.33%) Workflow
6 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Citrix
2 1 (2.33%) Nintex
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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