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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 54 48 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing NHS 52 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 3.00% 4.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.93% 11.86% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 39
Average daily rate £190 £282 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £321 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.38 £10.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +91.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
582 354 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 31.68% 25.32% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 210 183
Average daily rate £369 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.60% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £24.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -34.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.09 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £32.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Salford - 6 £180 -
Bolton -5 2 £225 -25.00%
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (34.94%) Windows
2 19 (22.89%) SQL
3 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
5 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
6 9 (10.84%) .NET
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
8 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (8.43%) VMware
8 7 (8.43%) Project Management
9 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.23%) MS Office
9 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
9 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (7.23%) SystmOne
10 5 (6.02%) SCCM
10 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
10 5 (6.02%) DNS
10 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
10 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
11 4 (4.82%) XML
11 4 (4.82%) XSLT
11 4 (4.82%) Test Planning
11 4 (4.82%) Defect Management
12 3 (3.61%) User Stories

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (1.20%) LiveLink
1 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
1 6 (7.23%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.02%) DNS
2 2 (2.41%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.20%) Internet
3 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) MS Access
5 1 (1.20%) Siebel EIM
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.61%) Mercurial
2 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.20%) MSI
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) Toad
General
1 2 (2.41%) Finance
1 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (19.28%) Analyst
2 12 (14.46%) Developer
3 8 (9.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (8.43%) SQL Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Trainer
5 6 (7.23%) DBA
5 6 (7.23%) NHS Trainer
5 6 (7.23%) Server Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) Administrator
6 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.02%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) IT Trainer
6 5 (6.02%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.82%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) .NET
2 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.82%) XML
3 4 (4.82%) XSLT
4 3 (3.61%) Ajax
4 3 (3.61%) CSS
4 3 (3.61%) CSS3
4 3 (3.61%) HTML
4 3 (3.61%) HTML5
4 3 (3.61%) jQuery
4 3 (3.61%) LESS
4 3 (3.61%) Sass
4 3 (3.61%) XHTML
5 1 (1.20%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.20%) Web Services
5 1 (1.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Informatics
2 3 (3.61%) User Experience
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.20%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.20%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.94%) Windows
2 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
3 13 (15.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.64%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) Migration
2 7 (8.43%) Project Management
3 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.82%) Defect Management
5 4 (4.82%) Test Planning
6 3 (3.61%) Change Management
6 3 (3.61%) SEO
6 3 (3.61%) User Stories
6 3 (3.61%) Web Design
7 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.41%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.41%) Data Management
7 2 (2.41%) Front End Development
7 2 (2.41%) Information Management
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL
7 2 (2.41%) Line Management
7 2 (2.41%) MVC
7 2 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.61%) XPath
3 2 (2.41%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) ECDL
2 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) HL7
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.20%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) VMware
3 2 (2.41%) Citrix
4 1 (1.20%) Adobe
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco
4 1 (1.20%) Clearswift
4 1 (1.20%) EMC
4 1 (1.20%) McAfee
4 1 (1.20%) MEDITECH
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Siebel
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau
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