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 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 61 45 71
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 28 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.06% 2.80% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.85% 11.93% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 5
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£250 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £203 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £550 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 11
Average hourly rate £18.56 £16.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.45% -34.00%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
409 285 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.03% 23.46% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 163 171
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 48
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.00 £37.50
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 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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 £220 - 1
Bolton - 1 £350 - 1
Oldham - - - - 1
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
4 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
4 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (12.33%) Project Management
6 8 (10.96%) Change Management
6 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (9.59%) MS Office
8 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
9 5 (6.85%) Windows
9 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.48%) E-Learning
10 4 (5.48%) Information Management
10 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.48%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
10 4 (5.48%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (5.48%) Degree
10 4 (5.48%) QlikView
10 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
10 4 (5.48%) Cerner
10 4 (5.48%) Market Research

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) LAN
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
2 1 (1.37%) Intranet
2 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (5.48%) QlikView
5 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.37%) EDMS
7 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.11%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Local Government
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (34.25%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Developer
3 10 (13.70%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Trainer
5 6 (8.22%) NHS Business Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Change Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) NHS Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) NHS Information Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) QlikView Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Project Planner
9 2 (2.74%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Project Support Officer
9 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Business Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Project Officer
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Ajax
1 2 (2.74%) jQuery
1 2 (2.74%) HTML
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) XHTML
1 2 (2.74%) CSS
1 2 (2.74%) SOAP
1 2 (2.74%) Web Services
1 2 (2.74%) XML
1 2 (2.74%) XSLT
1 2 (2.74%) WSDL
1 2 (2.74%) Sass
1 2 (2.74%) CSS3
1 2 (2.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.48%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.74%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) SystemC
5 1 (1.37%) DTV
5 1 (1.37%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
2 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (13.70%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (12.33%) Project Management
4 8 (10.96%) Change Management
5 6 (8.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.48%) Information Management
6 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.48%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (5.48%) Market Research
7 3 (4.11%) ETL
7 3 (4.11%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.74%) Web Design
8 2 (2.74%) Scrum
8 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (2.74%) UML
8 2 (2.74%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.74%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 10 (13.70%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) XPath
5 1 (1.37%) C
5 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Cerner
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle
3 3 (4.11%) VMware
4 2 (2.74%) Adobe
4 2 (2.74%) iSOFT
5 1 (1.37%) MEDITECH
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) Infoflex
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