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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 46 44 77
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +33
Contract jobs citing NHS 109 106 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.38% 3.71% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.43% 13.87% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 60 24
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£273 £236 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.34% -14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £341 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £299 £270 £303
% change year-on-year
+10.64% -10.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.92 £10.98 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.43 £25.25 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.66 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-6.57% -6.31%
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
954 764 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.57% 26.76% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 391 390
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £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 59 66 62
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.69 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.10% +1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 41 £250 -1.96% 18
Cheshire -9 5 £260 +6.12% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 56 (25.34%) SQL
2 48 (21.72%) SQL Server
3 38 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (16.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 34 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 30 (13.57%) Microsoft
7 25 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (10.86%) Project Management
9 23 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (9.05%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (7.24%) Finance
12 16 (7.24%) MS Excel
13 15 (6.79%) Windows
13 15 (6.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (6.33%) .NET
14 14 (6.33%) MS Office
14 14 (6.33%) Management Information System
15 13 (5.88%) Change Management
15 13 (5.88%) CSS
15 13 (5.88%) HTML
15 13 (5.88%) JavaScript
15 13 (5.88%) XML
15 13 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (5.43%) Business Analysis
17 11 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (4.98%) XHTML
17 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
17 11 (4.98%) Programme Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.81%) CMS
3 3 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.90%) IIS
4 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.90%) Orchard CMS
4 2 (0.90%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 14 (6.33%) MS Office
3 5 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.36%) MS Project
6 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.45%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (2.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.36%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.45%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.90%) WAN
1 2 (0.90%) LAN
1 2 (0.90%) Firewall
2 1 (0.45%) VoIP
2 1 (0.45%) DHCP
2 1 (0.45%) DNS
2 1 (0.45%) Intranet
2 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (21.72%) SQL Server
2 37 (16.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (6.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (4.07%) QlikView
8 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.81%) OLAP
9 4 (1.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.36%) RavenDB
10 3 (1.36%) MS Access
10 3 (1.36%) OLTP
11 2 (0.90%) EDMS
11 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.81%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (7.24%) Finance
2 6 (2.71%) Manufacturing
2 6 (2.71%) Electronics
2 6 (2.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.71%) Marketing
3 3 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (34.39%) Analyst
2 44 (19.91%) Developer
3 36 (16.29%) Project Manager
4 25 (11.31%) Information Analyst
5 22 (9.95%) Business Analyst
6 17 (7.69%) NHS Project Manager
7 15 (6.79%) NHS Information Analyst
8 14 (6.33%) SQL Developer
8 14 (6.33%) Trainer
9 11 (4.98%) Data Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) NHS Business Analyst
10 10 (4.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 9 (4.07%) Product Specialist
12 6 (2.71%) NHS Data Analyst
12 6 (2.71%) IT Trainer
13 5 (2.26%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 5 (2.26%) IT Project Manager
13 5 (2.26%) Configuration Analyst
13 5 (2.26%) Clinical Coder
13 5 (2.26%) Clinical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.33%) .NET
2 13 (5.88%) CSS
2 13 (5.88%) XML
2 13 (5.88%) HTML
3 11 (4.98%) XHTML
4 10 (4.52%) jQuery
5 9 (4.07%) ASP.NET
6 8 (3.62%) XSLT
7 7 (3.17%) Ajax
7 7 (3.17%) CSS3
8 6 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.71%) HTML5
8 6 (2.71%) SOAP
8 6 (2.71%) Web Services
9 4 (1.81%) WSDL
9 4 (1.81%) Sass
9 4 (1.81%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.90%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.71%) DTV
3 6 (2.71%) Informatics
3 6 (2.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.71%) Open Source
4 4 (1.81%) Visualisation
4 4 (1.81%) E-Learning
4 4 (1.81%) Web 2.0
4 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.45%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.45%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.45%) e-Health
6 1 (0.45%) GIS
6 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.79%) Windows
2 8 (3.62%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.81%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.36%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (10.86%) Project Management
3 20 (9.05%) PRINCE2
4 17 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (5.88%) Change Management
6 12 (5.43%) Business Analysis
7 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.98%) Programme Management
7 11 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (4.52%) Data Modelling
9 9 (4.07%) MVC
9 9 (4.07%) Migration
10 8 (3.62%) Information Management
10 8 (3.62%) ETL
11 7 (3.17%) Strategic Planning
11 7 (3.17%) Mentoring
12 6 (2.71%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (2.71%) Market Research
12 6 (2.71%) SOA
12 6 (2.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.34%) SQL
2 34 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 13 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.52%) C#
5 7 (3.17%) XPath
6 2 (0.90%) VBA
6 2 (0.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (4.07%) Degree
2 6 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.45%) ISEB
4 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.81%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) HL7
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.45%) vSphere
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.62%) Oracle
2 8 (3.62%) SAP
3 5 (2.26%) Cerner
3 5 (2.26%) VMware
4 4 (1.81%) MEDITECH
4 4 (1.81%) Adobe
5 2 (0.90%) Citrix
5 2 (0.90%) iSOFT
5 2 (0.90%) Cognos
5 2 (0.90%) Cisco
6 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.45%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.45%) NetApp
6 1 (0.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.45%) McAfee
6 1 (0.45%) ESRI
6 1 (0.45%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.45%) LANDesk
Preston
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Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Merseyside
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 15-20 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £17.50 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 200-250 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £240 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
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Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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Manchester
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Rate: competitive
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Liverpool
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Rate: competitive
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