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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 96 72 41
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs citing NHS 71 80 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.81% 2.17% 3.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.76% 7.53% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 57 66
Median daily rate £205 £285 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £209 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £400 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 18
Median hourly rate £17.75 £12.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £18.25 £19.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.55%
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
1232 1063 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.46% 28.85% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 598 466
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 81
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.93% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -7.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 40 £203 -29.25% 6
Merseyside -2 12 £245 -15.51% 3
Lancashire -11 6 £319 +15.90% 1
Cheshire -14 5 £205 -18.00% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 35 (21.88%) SQL
2 24 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
5 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (9.38%) Project Management
7 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (7.50%) Windows
8 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
8 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (5.63%) .NET
9 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 8 (5.00%) Web Development
10 8 (5.00%) Change Management
10 8 (5.00%) T-SQL
10 8 (5.00%) C#
10 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2
10 8 (5.00%) Data Quality
10 8 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
11 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
11 7 (4.38%) Migration
11 7 (4.38%) Finance
11 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (3.75%) Degree
12 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (3.75%) VMware
12 6 (3.75%) HTML
13 5 (3.13%) CSS
13 5 (3.13%) ITIL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.13%) CMS
2 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.25%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Project
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Network Security
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) MPLS
2 1 (0.63%) SSL
2 1 (0.63%) VPN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
5 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.88%) MS Access
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) QlikView
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.13%) Subversion
2 3 (1.88%) Mercurial
2 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.63%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (4.38%) Finance
2 3 (1.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Local Government
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (31.88%) Analyst
2 26 (16.25%) Developer
3 23 (14.38%) Project Manager
4 16 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 15 (9.38%) Information Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) NHS Business Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) NHS Information Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) NHS Project Manager
6 9 (5.63%) Trainer
7 8 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 7 (4.38%) Coordinator
9 6 (3.75%) IT Trainer
9 6 (3.75%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.75%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Clinical Coder
10 5 (3.13%) Report Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.50%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.63%) .NET
2 6 (3.75%) HTML
3 5 (3.13%) CSS
4 4 (2.50%) Ajax
4 4 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.50%) HTML5
4 4 (2.50%) jQuery
4 4 (2.50%) XML
5 3 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.88%) CSS3
5 3 (1.88%) LESS
5 3 (1.88%) Sass
5 3 (1.88%) Web Services
5 3 (1.88%) XHTML
5 3 (1.88%) XSLT
6 2 (1.25%) JSON
7 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.63%) Classic ASP
7 1 (0.63%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.13%) Informatics
4 3 (1.88%) User Experience
5 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.25%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) LIMS
6 1 (0.63%) Replication
6 1 (0.63%) Statistics
6 1 (0.63%) SystemC
6 1 (0.63%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.50%) Windows
2 7 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.63%) Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (9.38%) Project Management
3 8 (5.00%) Change Management
3 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 8 (5.00%) Web Development
4 7 (4.38%) Migration
5 5 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (3.13%) Data Protection
5 5 (3.13%) ITIL
5 5 (3.13%) Service Management
5 5 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (2.50%) Line Management
7 3 (1.88%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (1.88%) Data Analysis
7 3 (1.88%) Defect Management
7 3 (1.88%) Information Governance
7 3 (1.88%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (1.88%) Test Planning
7 3 (1.88%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.88%) SQL
2 9 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.00%) C#
3 8 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.88%) Java
4 3 (1.88%) XPath
5 2 (1.25%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) Delphi
6 1 (0.63%) Python
6 1 (0.63%) R
6 1 (0.63%) Ruby
6 1 (0.63%) Scala
6 1 (0.63%) VB
6 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.25%) CCNA
2 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.63%) CCNP
3 1 (0.63%) ECDL
3 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.63%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (11.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.75%) VMware
3 5 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.25%) Adobe
4 2 (1.25%) Cisco
4 2 (1.25%) NetApp
5 1 (0.63%) CA
5 1 (0.63%) Citrix
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle
5 1 (0.63%) SAP
5 1 (0.63%) Telerik
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £192.67 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £224 - £225 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £224 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £326 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago