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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 49 37 43
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 109 132 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.35% 4.65% 4.01%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.73% 16.56% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 71 81
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£290 £235 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 15
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £11.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.24 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £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
856 797 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.33% 28.08% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 405 389
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 53
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.82 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.27% +6.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.50 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
Manchester +3 54 £275 +1.85% 19
Merseyside -4 14 £241 +30.40% 9
Cheshire -22 3 £300 +14.28%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 67 (31.90%) SQL
2 56 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 46 (21.90%) T-SQL
4 43 (20.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (19.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 39 (18.57%) Business Intelligence
7 31 (14.76%) Microsoft
8 30 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (10.00%) QlikView
11 18 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (8.10%) XML
13 16 (7.62%) Windows
13 16 (7.62%) .NET
13 16 (7.62%) Project Management
14 15 (7.14%) HTML
14 15 (7.14%) JavaScript
14 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
15 14 (6.67%) MS Excel
15 14 (6.67%) CSS
15 14 (6.67%) C#
15 14 (6.67%) MS Office
15 14 (6.67%) Migration
15 14 (6.67%) jQuery
15 14 (6.67%) Degree
16 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (6.19%) ASP.NET
16 13 (6.19%) XHTML
17 12 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 6 (2.86%) CMS
2 4 (1.90%) Orchard CMS
2 4 (1.90%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.90%) Apache
2 4 (1.90%) Apache Solr
3 3 (1.43%) IIS
4 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.95%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 14 (6.67%) MS Office
2 4 (1.90%) Mingle
3 3 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.95%) MS Project
4 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.48%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.43%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.95%) LAN
1 2 (0.95%) WAN
2 1 (0.48%) DHCP
2 1 (0.48%) DNS
2 1 (0.48%) Intranet
2 1 (0.48%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 43 (20.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (19.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 21 (10.00%) QlikView
7 18 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (3.81%) RavenDB
10 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (1.90%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.43%) OLAP
11 3 (1.43%) OLTP
12 2 (0.95%) EDMS
12 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.48%) MS Access
13 1 (0.48%) DTS
13 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.43%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (4.76%) Finance
2 4 (1.90%) Electronics
2 4 (1.90%) Telecoms
2 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.90%) Marketing
3 2 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (30.00%) Developer
2 61 (29.05%) Analyst
3 28 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 28 (13.33%) SQL Developer
4 23 (10.95%) Information Analyst
5 17 (8.10%) NHS Project Manager
6 14 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 13 (6.19%) Trainer
8 12 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 12 (5.71%) NHS Information Analyst
9 11 (5.24%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (4.29%) Product Specialist
11 7 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) Data Analyst
11 7 (3.33%) Senior Developer
12 6 (2.86%) NHS Business Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Senior Information Analyst
12 6 (2.86%) Configuration Analyst
13 5 (2.38%) Clinical Coder
13 5 (2.38%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.10%) XML
2 16 (7.62%) .NET
3 15 (7.14%) HTML
4 14 (6.67%) CSS
4 14 (6.67%) jQuery
5 13 (6.19%) ASP.NET
5 13 (6.19%) XHTML
6 10 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (4.29%) Ajax
8 8 (3.81%) Web Services
9 7 (3.33%) XSLT
10 6 (2.86%) CSS3
11 5 (2.38%) RESTful
11 5 (2.38%) SOAP
11 5 (2.38%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (1.90%) Regular Expression
12 4 (1.90%) SAML
12 4 (1.90%) HTML5
12 4 (1.90%) Sinatra
12 4 (1.90%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.29%) Informatics
2 9 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.33%) Open Source
5 5 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.90%) DTV
7 3 (1.43%) Statistics
7 3 (1.43%) Web 2.0
8 2 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.48%) e-Health
9 1 (0.48%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.62%) Windows
2 8 (3.81%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.86%) Windows XP
4 5 (2.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.95%) Android
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) Linux
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.57%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (7.62%) Project Management
3 15 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 14 (6.67%) Migration
5 13 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.24%) Programme Management
7 11 (5.24%) MVC
7 11 (5.24%) Mentoring
8 10 (4.76%) Scrum
8 10 (4.76%) ETL
9 9 (4.29%) Data Modelling
10 8 (3.81%) TDD
11 7 (3.33%) SOA
11 7 (3.33%) Workflow
11 7 (3.33%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.33%) Change Management
12 6 (2.86%) Data Migration
13 5 (2.38%) Business Analysis
13 5 (2.38%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.90%) SQL
2 46 (21.90%) T-SQL
3 15 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 14 (6.67%) C#
5 6 (2.86%) XPath
6 5 (2.38%) Ruby
7 3 (1.43%) VBA
8 1 (0.48%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.48%) VB
8 1 (0.48%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.48%) vSphere
2 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.86%) Oracle
3 5 (2.38%) SAP
3 5 (2.38%) Cerner
4 3 (1.43%) Adobe
4 3 (1.43%) VMware
5 2 (0.95%) MEDITECH
5 2 (0.95%) iSOFT
5 2 (0.95%) Citrix
6 1 (0.48%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.48%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.48%) Cognos
6 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco
6 1 (0.48%) McAfee
6 1 (0.48%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.48%) NetApp
6 1 (0.48%) Nintex
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-18 Per Hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 11-14 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-200 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £30000 - £31000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £192.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-17 Per Hour
Posted: 8 days ago