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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 22 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 27 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.46% 5.24% 4.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.37% 14.38% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 8
Average daily rate
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£223 £261 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +17.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £179 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £336 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.75 £11.61 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.81% -53.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
147 153 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.17% 36.43% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 92 26
Average daily rate £450 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £215 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £24.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% +32.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.94 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.43 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Preston +15 12 £223 -15.23%
Blackburn +2 1 £315 +44.82%
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.08%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) Windows
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (13.46%) AirWatch
5 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.54%) LANDesk
6 6 (11.54%) Android
6 6 (11.54%) Predictive Modelling
6 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.54%) Apple
6 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.54%) Project Management
6 6 (11.54%) Back Office
7 5 (9.62%) Benchmarking
7 5 (9.62%) QlikView
7 5 (9.62%) PowerPivot
8 4 (7.69%) iPad
8 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.69%) Degree
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (7.69%) Statistics
8 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
9 3 (5.77%) HL7
10 2 (3.85%) Information Governance
10 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (1.92%) IIS
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) PowerPivot
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) QlikView
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (11.54%) Back Office
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Information Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) NHS Information Analyst
4 9 (17.31%) Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Information Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) IT Assistant
8 2 (3.85%) QlikView Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Business Process Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Desktop Support
9 1 (1.92%) Junior
9 1 (1.92%) Architect
9 1 (1.92%) Trainer
9 1 (1.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) iPad
2 4 (7.69%) Statistics
3 2 (3.85%) Informatics
3 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
1 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
2 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
2 6 (11.54%) Android
2 6 (11.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (13.46%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (11.54%) Predictive Modelling
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Benchmarking
5 4 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Information Governance
6 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.92%) ITIL
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) GAP Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) HL7
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) LANDesk
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.54%) Apple
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle
2 1 (1.92%) Nintex
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