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 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 74 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 25 52 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.52% 3.73% 6.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.51% 15.03% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 31
Average daily rate
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£265 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £198 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 6
Average hourly rate - £14.13 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.28%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
454 346 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.53% 24.84% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 176 138
Average daily rate £350 £325 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £207 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 31
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.14 £10.50 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £37.49 £61.00
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 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 24 April 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 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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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
Bury +1 3 £380 +1.33%
Salford -2 1 £115 -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 25 (33.78%) SQL Server
3 18 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (20.27%) T-SQL
5 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 13 (17.57%) QlikView
6 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (12.16%) C#
8 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
8 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (10.81%) jQuery
9 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.81%) MS Office
9 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (10.81%) .NET
9 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
9 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (9.46%) RavenDB
10 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
10 7 (9.46%) MVC
10 7 (9.46%) TDD
10 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.46%) Scrum
11 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (6.76%) Informatics
12 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (6.76%) Web Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.70%) Orchard CMS
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
1 2 (2.70%) Apache
1 2 (2.70%) Apache Solr
1 2 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Office
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) Mingle
3 4 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.35%) DHCP
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (33.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (24.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (17.57%) QlikView
3 13 (17.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (16.22%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (9.46%) RavenDB
7 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.70%) Data Mining
10 1 (1.35%) EDMS
10 1 (1.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Developer
2 16 (21.62%) Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) SQL Developer
4 9 (12.16%) Information Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 6 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (6.76%) NHS Project Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.41%) QlikView Developer
7 4 (5.41%) NHS Information Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.05%) UI Designer
8 3 (4.05%) Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.05%) Trainer
8 3 (4.05%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.81%) jQuery
1 8 (10.81%) .NET
2 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
3 5 (6.76%) XML
3 5 (6.76%) HTML
4 4 (5.41%) CSS
4 4 (5.41%) XHTML
4 4 (5.41%) Ajax
5 3 (4.05%) RESTful
6 2 (2.70%) Sinatra
6 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.70%) SAML
6 2 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (2.70%) LINQ
6 2 (2.70%) Lucene
7 1 (1.35%) WSDL
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Informatics
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) Open Source
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.35%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
2 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (12.16%) PRINCE2
3 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
4 7 (9.46%) MVC
4 7 (9.46%) TDD
4 7 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.46%) Scrum
5 5 (6.76%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (5.41%) ITIL
6 4 (5.41%) SOA
6 4 (5.41%) ETL
6 4 (5.41%) Project Management
6 4 (5.41%) Migration
7 3 (4.05%) Data Analysis
7 3 (4.05%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.05%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (4.05%) Data Entry
8 2 (2.70%) Line Management
8 2 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (37.84%) SQL
2 15 (20.27%) T-SQL
3 9 (12.16%) C#
4 8 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.35%) XPath
6 1 (1.35%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (5.41%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.70%) Cerner
3 1 (1.35%) Wyse
3 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Adobe
3 1 (1.35%) Lumension
3 1 (1.35%) Acronis
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