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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 71 43 58
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +15
Contract jobs citing NHS 91 114 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.38% 3.80% 3.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.83% 12.62% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 55
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£290 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £372 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.99 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £22.60 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
1031 903 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.93% 30.07% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 473 375
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 47
Average hourly rate £16.56 £15.50 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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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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
Manchester -8 33 £300 +9.09% 9
Merseyside -10 14 £185 -8.64% 5
Lancashire +1 10 £239 -20.41% 6
Cheshire -12 8 £197 -8.48% 1
Cumbria -19 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 61 (33.15%) SQL
2 32 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
4 26 (14.13%) SQL Server
5 23 (12.50%) Windows
6 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
7 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (10.33%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (10.33%) PRINCE2
7 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
8 18 (9.78%) Windows 7
9 16 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (8.70%) Project Management
10 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (7.07%) MS Office
11 13 (7.07%) T-SQL
11 13 (7.07%) HTML
12 10 (5.43%) CSS
12 10 (5.43%) XML
12 10 (5.43%) Finance
12 10 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.43%) Data Analysis
12 10 (5.43%) QlikView
13 9 (4.89%) Programme Management
13 9 (4.89%) Migration
14 8 (4.35%) HL7
14 8 (4.35%) Data Migration
14 8 (4.35%) Android
15 7 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (3.80%) Management Information System

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.72%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.09%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.54%) Node.js
4 1 (0.54%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.09%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) Intranet
1 2 (1.09%) Firewall
2 1 (0.54%) Wireless
2 1 (0.54%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.54%) DHCP
2 1 (0.54%) FTP
2 1 (0.54%) HTTP
2 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.33%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (10.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.43%) QlikView
5 7 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.72%) MS Access
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.09%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.09%) EDMS
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.54%) OLAP
10 1 (0.54%) ActiveReports
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.54%) Behat
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.54%) Selenium
2 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (5.43%) Finance
2 6 (3.26%) Back Office
3 4 (2.17%) Electronics
3 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.17%) Marketing
4 2 (1.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (30.43%) Analyst
2 31 (16.85%) Developer
3 26 (14.13%) Information Analyst
4 20 (10.87%) NHS Information Analyst
5 13 (7.07%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.35%) Configuration Analyst
6 8 (4.35%) NHS Business Analyst
7 7 (3.80%) SQL Developer
7 7 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.72%) Programme Manager
8 5 (2.72%) Desktop Support
8 5 (2.72%) Support Engineer
8 5 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (2.72%) Clinical Coder
9 4 (2.17%) QlikView Developer
9 4 (2.17%) NHS Project Manager
9 4 (2.17%) IT Assistant
9 4 (2.17%) Architect
9 4 (2.17%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) HTML
2 10 (5.43%) CSS
2 10 (5.43%) XML
3 7 (3.80%) .NET
4 5 (2.72%) ASP.NET
5 4 (2.17%) jQuery
6 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.09%) HTML5
6 2 (1.09%) REST
6 2 (1.09%) CSS3
6 2 (1.09%) SOAP
6 2 (1.09%) JSON
6 2 (1.09%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.54%) WCF
7 1 (0.54%) Spring
7 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.54%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.54%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (0.54%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.26%) Informatics
4 4 (2.17%) Statistics
4 4 (2.17%) iPad
4 4 (2.17%) DTV
4 4 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (1.63%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.54%) Replication
7 1 (0.54%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.54%) PACS
7 1 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.54%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.54%) mHealth
7 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.50%) Windows
2 18 (9.78%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.35%) Android
4 7 (3.80%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (10.33%) PRINCE2
3 16 (8.70%) Project Management
4 10 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (5.43%) Data Analysis
5 9 (4.89%) Migration
5 9 (4.89%) Programme Management
6 8 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 7 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (3.26%) ETL
8 6 (3.26%) Workflow
9 5 (2.72%) Validation
9 5 (2.72%) ITIL
9 5 (2.72%) Information Management
10 4 (2.17%) Data Management
10 4 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.17%) ERP
10 4 (2.17%) Data Modelling
10 4 (2.17%) GAP Analysis
10 4 (2.17%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 61 (33.15%) SQL
2 13 (7.07%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.72%) C#
3 5 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.63%) Java
4 3 (1.63%) VB
5 2 (1.09%) VBA
5 2 (1.09%) VBScript
6 1 (0.54%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (1.63%) CCNA
1 3 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.09%) MCSE
2 2 (1.09%) MCSA
2 2 (1.09%) Degree
2 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) CCNP
3 1 (0.54%) ISEB
3 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) HL7
2 3 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 22 (11.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.17%) SCCM
3 2 (1.09%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 30 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.80%) Apple
3 6 (3.26%) LANDesk
4 4 (2.17%) VMware
4 4 (2.17%) SAP
5 3 (1.63%) Civica
5 3 (1.63%) Oracle
6 2 (1.09%) Neverfail
6 2 (1.09%) Cognos
6 2 (1.09%) Trillium
6 2 (1.09%) Citrix
6 2 (1.09%) Cerner
7 1 (0.54%) EMC
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco
7 1 (0.54%) FrontRange
7 1 (0.54%) Telerik
7 1 (0.54%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.54%) McAfee
7 1 (0.54%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.54%) InterSystems
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £190 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago