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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 49 56 72
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing NHS 100 86 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.13% 2.92% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.80% 11.26% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 55 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 28
Average hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% -5.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £10.59 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £23.45 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
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
926 764 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.01% 25.92% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 395 419
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -15 29 £250 -21.25% 15
Cheshire 0 9 £260 -3.70% 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 64 (27.23%) SQL
2 46 (19.57%) SQL Server
3 44 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (14.47%) T-SQL
7 31 (13.19%) Microsoft
8 24 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (8.94%) Project Management
11 20 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (7.23%) MS Excel
12 17 (7.23%) MS Office
13 16 (6.81%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.81%) Finance
14 15 (6.38%) Change Management
14 15 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (5.11%) Data Modelling
16 11 (4.68%) Cerner
16 11 (4.68%) Windows
16 11 (4.68%) Management Information System
16 11 (4.68%) Service Delivery
17 10 (4.26%) QlikView
17 10 (4.26%) Business Analysis
17 10 (4.26%) Programme Management
18 9 (3.83%) Migration
18 9 (3.83%) .NET
19 8 (3.40%) SAP
19 8 (3.40%) ETL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (2.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.43%) CMS
3 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (7.23%) MS Excel
1 17 (7.23%) MS Office
2 5 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.28%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.85%) LAN
1 2 (0.85%) WAN
1 2 (0.85%) Firewall
2 1 (0.43%) Intranet
2 1 (0.43%) Internet
2 1 (0.43%) DNS
2 1 (0.43%) DHCP
2 1 (0.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 36 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (10.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (4.26%) QlikView
7 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.70%) OLAP
9 4 (1.70%) MS Access
9 4 (1.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (1.28%) OLTP
10 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.85%) EDMS
11 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.43%) DTS
12 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
12 1 (0.43%) Cognos Metric Studio
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.85%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (6.81%) Finance
2 6 (2.55%) Electronics
2 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.55%) Manufacturing
2 6 (2.55%) Marketing
3 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 87 (37.02%) Analyst
2 35 (14.89%) Developer
3 32 (13.62%) Project Manager
4 29 (12.34%) Information Analyst
5 23 (9.79%) Business Analyst
6 20 (8.51%) NHS Information Analyst
7 17 (7.23%) Trainer
8 14 (5.96%) NHS Project Manager
9 12 (5.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 12 (5.11%) Data Analyst
10 11 (4.68%) SQL Developer
10 11 (4.68%) NHS Business Analyst
11 7 (2.98%) Product Specialist
11 7 (2.98%) Clinical Coder
11 7 (2.98%) NHS Data Analyst
12 6 (2.55%) IT Trainer
12 6 (2.55%) Configuration Analyst
13 5 (2.13%) Clinical Project Manager
13 5 (2.13%) Consultant
13 5 (2.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.83%) .NET
2 5 (2.13%) HTML
2 5 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.13%) CSS
3 4 (1.70%) XML
4 3 (1.28%) Ajax
4 3 (1.28%) XHTML
4 3 (1.28%) XSLT
4 3 (1.28%) SOAP
5 2 (0.85%) Sass
5 2 (0.85%) WSDL
5 2 (0.85%) Web Services
5 2 (0.85%) jQuery
5 2 (0.85%) CSS3
5 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.85%) HTML5
6 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (0.43%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.43%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.72%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.40%) E-Learning
4 7 (2.98%) Informatics
5 6 (2.55%) DTV
6 3 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.85%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Open Source
8 1 (0.43%) SystemC
8 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.43%) GIS
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.68%) Windows
2 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Linux
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.17%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (8.94%) Project Management
3 20 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (6.81%) PRINCE2
5 15 (6.38%) Change Management
6 12 (5.11%) Data Modelling
7 11 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 10 (4.26%) Business Analysis
8 10 (4.26%) Programme Management
9 9 (3.83%) Migration
10 8 (3.40%) ETL
10 8 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (3.40%) Information Management
11 6 (2.55%) Strategic Planning
11 6 (2.55%) Market Research
11 6 (2.55%) Digital Marketing
12 5 (2.13%) Change Control
12 5 (2.13%) Project Planning
12 5 (2.13%) Requirements Analysis
13 4 (1.70%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 64 (27.23%) SQL
2 34 (14.47%) T-SQL
3 7 (2.98%) C#
4 6 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.28%) VBA
6 2 (0.85%) XPath
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (3.40%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.13%) Degree
3 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.70%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) HL7
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) vSphere
1 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.68%) Cerner
3 8 (3.40%) SAP
4 6 (2.55%) Oracle
4 6 (2.55%) MEDITECH
5 5 (2.13%) iSOFT
6 4 (1.70%) VMware
7 3 (1.28%) Cognos
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco
8 2 (0.85%) Adobe
9 1 (0.43%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.43%) Infoflex
9 1 (0.43%) ESRI
9 1 (0.43%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.43%) McAfee
9 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.43%) NetApp
9 1 (0.43%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
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