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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 87 69 39
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -30
Contract jobs citing NHS 74 84 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.31% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.15% 8.62% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 62 72
Median daily rate £220 £283 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.12% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £191 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £380 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.19% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 12
Median hourly rate £14.34 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £52.55 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+26.78% -3.44%
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
1204 975 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.94% 26.79% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 576 481
Median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 55 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +2.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £46.32 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.81% -12.04%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +2 43 £220 -26.66% 8
Merseyside -1 12 £215 +2.38% 1
Cheshire -3 5 £205 +4.06% 1
Lancashire -10 5 £306 +13.42% 1
Cumbria +5 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (24.31%) SQL
2 29 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (17.36%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
6 12 (8.33%) Project Management
7 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (6.94%) Windows
9 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 9 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
9 9 (6.25%) Electronic Patient Records
10 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (5.56%) Data Quality
10 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
10 8 (5.56%) .NET
10 8 (5.56%) Change Management
11 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
11 7 (4.86%) C#
11 7 (4.86%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (4.86%) Web Development
12 6 (4.17%) CMS
12 6 (4.17%) Driving Licence
13 5 (3.47%) Service Management
13 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
13 5 (3.47%) 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 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.17%) CMS
3 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.39%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
2 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) Network Security
2 1 (0.69%) DAB
2 1 (0.69%) MPLS
2 1 (0.69%) SSL
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (17.36%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
3 11 (7.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (6.25%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.08%) MS Access
8 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.69%) QlikView
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.78%) Subversion
2 3 (2.08%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.08%) Finance
2 2 (1.39%) Back Office
2 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.69%) Advertising
3 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (30.56%) Analyst
2 28 (19.44%) Developer
3 20 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.03%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) Information Analyst
5 12 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 9 (6.25%) NHS Project Manager
7 7 (4.86%) NHS Business Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) NHS Information Analyst
7 7 (4.86%) Service Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Trainer
9 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Clinical Coder
9 5 (3.47%) IT Trainer
9 5 (3.47%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) .NET
2 5 (3.47%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.47%) HTML
2 5 (3.47%) XML
3 4 (2.78%) Ajax
3 4 (2.78%) CSS
3 4 (2.78%) HTML5
3 4 (2.78%) jQuery
3 4 (2.78%) Web Services
4 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (2.08%) CSS3
4 3 (2.08%) LESS
4 3 (2.08%) Sass
4 3 (2.08%) XHTML
4 3 (2.08%) XSLT
5 2 (1.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.69%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.69%) WCF
6 1 (0.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.78%) Informatics
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.39%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Statistics
6 1 (0.69%) SystemC
6 1 (0.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.94%) Windows
2 9 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (8.33%) Project Management
3 8 (5.56%) Change Management
4 7 (4.86%) PRINCE2
4 7 (4.86%) Web Development
5 5 (3.47%) Configuration Management
5 5 (3.47%) ITIL
5 5 (3.47%) Service Management
6 4 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 4 (2.78%) Line Management
6 4 (2.78%) Migration
6 4 (2.78%) MVC
7 3 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.08%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.08%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (2.08%) Data Management
7 3 (2.08%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (2.08%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.08%) Time Management
7 3 (2.08%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.31%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 7 (4.86%) C#
3 7 (4.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.08%) Java
4 3 (2.08%) XPath
5 2 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.69%) C
6 1 (0.69%) Delphi
6 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (3.47%) Degree
2 2 (1.39%) CCNA
2 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.69%) CCNP
3 1 (0.69%) ECDL
3 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (13.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.47%) ServiceNow
3 3 (2.08%) VMware
4 2 (1.39%) Adobe
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco
4 2 (1.39%) NetApp
5 1 (0.69%) CA
5 1 (0.69%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle
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