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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 71 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +13
Contract jobs citing NHS 75 124 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.03% 4.13% 3.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.60% 13.63% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 56
Average daily rate
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£285 £250 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £13.31 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.55 £20.25 £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
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
987 910 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.78% 30.34% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 471 341
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £211 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £600 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 -21 23 £300 +9.09% 13
Cheshire -3 11 £211 -1.86%
Merseyside -16 9 £210 +10.52% 3
Lancashire 0 7 £213 -15.00% 3
Cumbria -17 1 - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 50 (25.38%) SQL
2 34 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (12.69%) Microsoft
3 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
4 24 (12.18%) Windows
5 22 (11.17%) Active Directory
6 19 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (9.14%) Windows 7
8 15 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (7.11%) Project Management
9 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
10 13 (6.60%) PRINCE2
10 13 (6.60%) Informatics
11 12 (6.09%) Finance
12 11 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (5.08%) Programme Management
13 10 (5.08%) QlikView
13 10 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (4.57%) Data Analysis
14 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
15 8 (4.06%) HTML
15 8 (4.06%) MS Office
15 8 (4.06%) HL7
15 8 (4.06%) Migration
16 7 (3.55%) Android
16 7 (3.55%) Apple
16 7 (3.55%) AirWatch
16 7 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
17 6 (3.05%) Windows 8

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.02%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.51%) Node.js
4 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) MS Office
3 4 (2.03%) PowerPivot
3 4 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.51%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.02%) HTTP
1 2 (1.02%) Intranet
1 2 (1.02%) Firewall
2 1 (0.51%) Wireless
2 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.51%) DHCP
2 1 (0.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (9.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (7.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (5.08%) QlikView
5 6 (3.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.03%) MS Access
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.02%) EDMS
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Event Studio
8 1 (0.51%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (0.51%) ActiveReports
8 1 (0.51%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.02%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (6.09%) Finance
2 6 (3.05%) Back Office
3 4 (2.03%) Electronics
3 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.03%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.03%) Local Government
3 4 (2.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 59 (29.95%) Analyst
2 32 (16.24%) Developer
3 26 (13.20%) Information Analyst
4 20 (10.15%) NHS Information Analyst
5 16 (8.12%) Business Analyst
6 12 (6.09%) NHS Business Analyst
7 10 (5.08%) Architect
7 10 (5.08%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.55%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.55%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.05%) NHS Project Manager
10 6 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (2.54%) Clinical Coder
11 5 (2.54%) Data Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Configuration Analyst
11 5 (2.54%) Programme Manager
11 5 (2.54%) Desktop Support
12 4 (2.03%) Consultant
12 4 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.06%) HTML
2 5 (2.54%) .NET
2 5 (2.54%) CSS
2 5 (2.54%) XML
3 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.03%) jQuery
4 2 (1.02%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
5 1 (0.51%) WCF
5 1 (0.51%) Spring
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) SOAP
5 1 (0.51%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) CSS3
5 1 (0.51%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.51%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.60%) Informatics
2 10 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.03%) DTV
4 4 (2.03%) iPad
5 3 (1.52%) Statistics
5 3 (1.52%) Clustering
5 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.02%) iPhone
6 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.51%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.51%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.51%) mHealth
7 1 (0.51%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.51%) PACS
7 1 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.18%) Windows
2 18 (9.14%) Windows 7
3 7 (3.55%) Android
4 6 (3.05%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.26%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (7.11%) Project Management
3 13 (6.60%) PRINCE2
4 11 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (5.08%) Programme Management
6 9 (4.57%) Data Analysis
7 8 (4.06%) Migration
8 7 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.05%) Data Migration
9 6 (3.05%) Data Management
9 6 (3.05%) TOGAF
9 6 (3.05%) ETL
10 5 (2.54%) ITIL
10 5 (2.54%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (2.54%) Information Management
10 5 (2.54%) Validation
10 5 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.03%) Business Analysis
11 4 (2.03%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.38%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) T-SQL
3 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.03%) C#
5 3 (1.52%) Java
6 2 (1.02%) VBScript
6 2 (1.02%) VB
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
7 1 (0.51%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) R
7 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (1.52%) Degree
1 3 (1.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.02%) CCNA
3 1 (0.51%) ISEB
3 1 (0.51%) MCSE
3 1 (0.51%) MCSA
3 1 (0.51%) CCNP
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) HL7
2 5 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (11.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.55%) AirWatch
2 4 (2.03%) SCCM
3 2 (1.02%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 25 (12.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.55%) Apple
3 6 (3.05%) LANDesk
4 5 (2.54%) Oracle
5 4 (2.03%) SAP
6 3 (1.52%) Cerner
6 3 (1.52%) VMware
6 3 (1.52%) Civica
7 2 (1.02%) Neverfail
7 2 (1.02%) Cognos
8 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.51%) InterSystems
8 1 (0.51%) Wyse
8 1 (0.51%) FrontRange
8 1 (0.51%) Acronis
8 1 (0.51%) Lumension
8 1 (0.51%) Nintex
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