The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 41 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 2.50% 2.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.93% 7.82% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 10
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£293 £263 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £202 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £379 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.56 £15.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.02% +17.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
517 422 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.25% 31.95% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 244 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £21.84 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 September 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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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
Wigan +2 4 £213 -22.72%
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 16 (25.00%) Windows
3 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
4 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.06%) SCCM
5 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
7 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
7 6 (9.38%) HTML
7 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
7 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (7.81%) QlikView
8 5 (7.81%) MS Office
8 5 (7.81%) CSS
9 4 (6.25%) XML
9 4 (6.25%) C#
9 4 (6.25%) .NET
9 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (4.69%) Dashboard Development
10 3 (4.69%) Workflow
10 3 (4.69%) Finance
10 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (4.69%) Information Management
10 3 (4.69%) Informatics
10 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.56%) Firewall
2 1 (1.56%) Wireless
2 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.81%) QlikView
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.56%) Selenium
1 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.56%) Behat
1 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Information Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Configuration Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) QlikView Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.13%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Web Developer
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.13%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.13%) UI/UX Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Designer
7 2 (3.13%) Service Improvement Manager
7 2 (3.13%) Configuration Specialist
7 2 (3.13%) UI Designer
7 2 (3.13%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) HTML
2 5 (7.81%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) .NET
3 4 (6.25%) XML
4 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.56%) Spring
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.56%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) CSS3
6 1 (1.56%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) Informatics
3 2 (3.13%) User Experience
3 2 (3.13%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) mHealth
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.00%) Windows
2 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
2 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.69%) Workflow
4 3 (4.69%) ERP
4 3 (4.69%) Information Management
4 3 (4.69%) ETL
4 3 (4.69%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (3.13%) Android Development
5 2 (3.13%) iOS Development
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.13%) Line Management
5 2 (3.13%) TDD
5 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.13%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.13%) BDD
5 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.13%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (3.13%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) CCNA
1 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.13%) MCSE
2 2 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (1.56%) CCNP
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) VMware
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) EMC
3 2 (3.13%) Citrix
3 2 (3.13%) Trillium
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco
3 2 (3.13%) McAfee
3 2 (3.13%) Clearswift
4 1 (1.56%) Wyse
4 1 (1.56%) Cerner
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Telerik
4 1 (1.56%) Acronis
4 1 (1.56%) Lumension