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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 71 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +2
Contract jobs citing NHS 80 125 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 3.93% 3.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.48% 13.57% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 57
Average daily rate
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£285 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £188 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £366 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% -11.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.54 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.63 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -17.97%
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
1070 921 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.69% 28.94% 29.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 470 307
Average daily rate £400 £362 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 50
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.52 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £21.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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 -24 23 £286 +14.50% 6
Lancashire +21 18 £275 - 1
Cheshire -3 13 £250 +16.27% 5
Merseyside -19 9 £290 +38.09% 2
Cumbria -9 1 - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 48 (23.88%) SQL
2 37 (18.41%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (14.93%) SQL Server
4 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
5 23 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (10.45%) Windows
8 19 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (8.96%) Active Directory
10 17 (8.46%) T-SQL
10 17 (8.46%) Informatics
10 17 (8.46%) QlikView
11 16 (7.96%) Windows 7
11 16 (7.96%) MS Excel
11 16 (7.96%) Project Management
12 14 (6.97%) PRINCE2
13 13 (6.47%) Programme Management
14 12 (5.97%) Finance
14 12 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (4.98%) .NET
16 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
16 10 (4.98%) Data Analysis
16 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
17 9 (4.48%) jQuery
17 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET
18 8 (3.98%) C#
18 8 (3.98%) MVC

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 4 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.00%) Apache
2 2 (1.00%) CMS
2 2 (1.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.00%) JCAPS
2 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (1.00%) Orchard CMS
3 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.50%) Node.js
3 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.50%) SAS
3 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.48%) MS Office
3 5 (2.49%) Mingle
3 5 (2.49%) PowerPivot
4 4 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle HRMS
1 4 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.00%) Intranet
1 2 (1.00%) HTTP
1 2 (1.00%) Firewall
2 1 (0.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (0.50%) Wireless
2 1 (0.50%) DHCP
2 1 (0.50%) FTP
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (9.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (8.46%) QlikView
6 12 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.48%) RavenDB
8 4 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.99%) MS Access
8 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.00%) EDMS
10 2 (1.00%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 1 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 1 (0.50%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (5.97%) Finance
2 6 (2.99%) Back Office
3 5 (2.49%) Local Government
4 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.99%) Electronics
4 4 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (27.86%) Analyst
2 39 (19.40%) Developer
3 23 (11.44%) Information Analyst
4 18 (8.96%) NHS Information Analyst
5 17 (8.46%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.97%) Architect
6 12 (5.97%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.47%) NHS Business Analyst
8 10 (4.98%) SQL Developer
9 9 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 8 (3.98%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.98%) NHS Project Manager
11 7 (3.48%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.99%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.99%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 5 (2.49%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.49%) Consultant
13 5 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.49%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.98%) .NET
2 9 (4.48%) jQuery
2 9 (4.48%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (3.48%) HTML
3 7 (3.48%) XML
4 5 (2.49%) CSS
5 4 (1.99%) Web Services
6 3 (1.49%) Ajax
6 3 (1.49%) RESTful
6 3 (1.49%) XHTML
7 2 (1.00%) SAML
7 2 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (1.00%) LINQ
7 2 (1.00%) JSON
7 2 (1.00%) Lucene
7 2 (1.00%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.00%) OAuth2
7 2 (1.00%) REST
7 2 (1.00%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Informatics
2 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.99%) DTV
4 4 (1.99%) Statistics
4 4 (1.99%) iPad
5 3 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.00%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.00%) User Experience
6 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.50%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.50%) PACS
7 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.50%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.50%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.45%) Windows
2 16 (7.96%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.99%) Android
3 6 (2.99%) Windows 8
3 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.41%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (7.96%) Project Management
3 14 (6.97%) PRINCE2
4 13 (6.47%) Programme Management
5 11 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (4.98%) Data Analysis
7 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (3.98%) MVC
8 8 (3.98%) TOGAF
8 8 (3.98%) Information Management
8 8 (3.98%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (3.48%) Data Management
9 7 (3.48%) TDD
9 7 (3.48%) Scrum
9 7 (3.48%) ITIL
10 6 (2.99%) ETL
10 6 (2.99%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.88%) SQL
2 17 (8.46%) T-SQL
3 10 (4.98%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.98%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) Ruby
6 2 (1.00%) Java
6 2 (1.00%) VBScript
6 2 (1.00%) VB
7 1 (0.50%) R
7 1 (0.50%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (2.99%) Security Cleared
1 6 (2.99%) Degree
2 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.50%) ISEB
3 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.50%) CCNP
3 1 (0.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) HL7
1 8 (3.98%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.00%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 7 (3.48%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.48%) Oracle
3 6 (2.99%) Apple
3 6 (2.99%) LANDesk
4 4 (1.99%) SAP
5 3 (1.49%) Civica
6 2 (1.00%) Cognos
6 2 (1.00%) Cerner
6 2 (1.00%) VMware
6 2 (1.00%) Neverfail
7 1 (0.50%) Nintex
7 1 (0.50%) Acronis
7 1 (0.50%) Lumension
7 1 (0.50%) FrontRange
7 1 (0.50%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.50%) Wyse
7 1 (0.50%) CheckPoint
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