The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 63 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing NHS 89 138 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 4.40% 5.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.73% 15.97% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 78 75
Average daily rate
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£270 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.21 £23.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.24 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 £19.63 £27.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
NHS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1152 864 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.64% 27.54% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 448 301
Average daily rate £400 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 52
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £57.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Lancashire +12 26 £225 -12.62% 3
Manchester -22 24 £265 +6.00% 13
Merseyside -18 12 £258 +11.95% 2
Cheshire -10 10 £250 +16.27% 8
Cumbria -5 2 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 52 (25.74%) SQL
2 35 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 35 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (14.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (12.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (10.89%) T-SQL
5 22 (10.89%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (9.90%) Windows
6 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (9.41%) Informatics
8 18 (8.91%) QlikView
9 17 (8.42%) Active Directory
10 16 (7.92%) Project Management
11 15 (7.43%) PRINCE2
11 15 (7.43%) MS Excel
11 15 (7.43%) Windows 7
12 13 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (5.94%) Finance
13 12 (5.94%) Programme Management
14 11 (5.45%) .NET
14 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (4.95%) MS Office
15 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
16 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET
16 9 (4.46%) C#
16 9 (4.46%) Data Analysis
16 9 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
16 9 (4.46%) jQuery

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.99%) Apache
2 2 (0.99%) CMS
2 2 (0.99%) JCAPS
2 2 (0.99%) Apache Solr
2 2 (0.99%) Orchard CMS
2 2 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.50%) Node.js
3 1 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.95%) MS Office
3 5 (2.48%) Mingle
3 5 (2.48%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (1.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.99%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.50%) Intranet
2 1 (0.50%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) Wireless
2 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.50%) DHCP
2 1 (0.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 26 (12.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (10.89%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (9.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (8.91%) QlikView
6 13 (6.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.47%) RavenDB
8 5 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.49%) MS Access
11 2 (0.99%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.99%) EDMS
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
12 1 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
12 1 (0.50%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.99%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (5.94%) Finance
2 6 (2.97%) Back Office
3 5 (2.48%) Local Government
4 4 (1.98%) Marketing
4 4 (1.98%) Electronics
4 4 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (27.72%) Analyst
2 45 (22.28%) Developer
3 26 (12.87%) Information Analyst
4 18 (8.91%) NHS Information Analyst
5 15 (7.43%) SQL Developer
5 15 (7.43%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.94%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.45%) Architect
8 9 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 8 (3.96%) NHS Project Manager
9 8 (3.96%) NHS Business Analyst
9 8 (3.96%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.47%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 6 (2.97%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.97%) Trainer
11 6 (2.97%) Consultant
12 5 (2.48%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.48%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.45%) .NET
2 9 (4.46%) ASP.NET
2 9 (4.46%) jQuery
3 7 (3.47%) HTML
3 7 (3.47%) XML
3 7 (3.47%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.48%) CSS
5 4 (1.98%) Web Services
6 3 (1.49%) Ajax
6 3 (1.49%) RESTful
6 3 (1.49%) XHTML
7 2 (0.99%) SAML
7 2 (0.99%) Lucene
7 2 (0.99%) JSON
7 2 (0.99%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.99%) Sinatra
7 2 (0.99%) REST
7 2 (0.99%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.99%) LINQ
7 2 (0.99%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.41%) Informatics
2 11 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.48%) Statistics
4 4 (1.98%) iPad
4 4 (1.98%) DTV
4 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (0.99%) Open Source
6 2 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.50%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.90%) Windows
2 15 (7.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.97%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.97%) Windows 8
3 6 (2.97%) Android
4 4 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.33%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (7.92%) Project Management
3 15 (7.43%) PRINCE2
4 13 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.94%) Programme Management
6 11 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.46%) Data Analysis
7 9 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (3.96%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.96%) TOGAF
8 8 (3.96%) MVC
9 7 (3.47%) ITIL
9 7 (3.47%) Information Management
9 7 (3.47%) Scrum
9 7 (3.47%) TDD
9 7 (3.47%) Migration
9 7 (3.47%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (2.97%) Data Management
10 6 (2.97%) ETL
10 6 (2.97%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.74%) SQL
2 22 (10.89%) T-SQL
3 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.46%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) Ruby
6 2 (0.99%) Java
6 2 (0.99%) VBScript
6 2 (0.99%) VB
6 2 (0.99%) VBA
7 1 (0.50%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (3.47%) Degree
2 6 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.50%) CCNP
5 1 (0.50%) CCNA
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.96%) QA
1 8 (3.96%) HL7
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) LiteSpeed
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.47%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (14.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.96%) Oracle
3 6 (2.97%) Apple
3 6 (2.97%) LANDesk
4 4 (1.98%) SAP
5 2 (0.99%) Cognos
5 2 (0.99%) Cerner
5 2 (0.99%) VMware
5 2 (0.99%) Nintex
5 2 (0.99%) Neverfail
6 1 (0.50%) FrontRange
6 1 (0.50%) Acronis
6 1 (0.50%) Lumension
6 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.50%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.50%) Wyse
St. Helens
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
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Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £220 - £260 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £180 - £210 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £235 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Greater Manchester
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Rate: competitive
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