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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 33 19 38
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing NHS 19 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.39% 5.54% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.57% 22.73% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £208 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.57% -22.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £178 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £258 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
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
140 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 32.33% 24.35% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 24 48
Average daily rate £360 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £341 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.96% -60.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £10.00 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £41.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
4 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
4 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (16.13%) Change Control
5 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.90%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) QA
8 2 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
8 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.45%) Change Management
8 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
8 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) Cognos
9 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco
9 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
9 1 (3.23%) Citrix

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) VoIP
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
3 6 (19.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) QlikView
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Developer
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Product Specialist
2 5 (16.13%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Business Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Information Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.23%) CSS
1 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Informatics
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (16.13%) Change Control
2 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
3 4 (12.90%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Project Management
5 2 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.45%) Change Management
5 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.45%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) MVC
6 1 (3.23%) Information Management
6 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) Strategic Management
6 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Citrix
1 1 (3.23%) iSOFT
1 1 (3.23%) SAP
1 1 (3.23%) ESRI
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