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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 93 65 44
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 66 89 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 2.35% 3.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% 8.62% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 64 64
Median daily rate £213 £284 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.11% +9.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £11.85 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £52.55 £22.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.81 £13.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+37.31% -8.66%
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
1188 1033 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.45% 27.28% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 608 486
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 July 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
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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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 -1 40 £205 -31.66% 5
Merseyside -5 9 - - 1
Cumbria +18 5 - -
Cheshire -3 4 £205 +4.19%
Lancashire -12 3 £425 +78.01%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.40%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (9.60%) Project Management
5 12 (9.60%) Active Directory
5 12 (9.60%) Windows
6 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (8.00%) Electronic Patient Records
7 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
7 9 (7.20%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (6.40%) MS Exchange
8 8 (6.40%) .NET
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.60%) C#
10 6 (4.80%) Driving Licence
10 6 (4.80%) Change Management
10 6 (4.80%) Service Management
10 6 (4.80%) CMS
10 6 (4.80%) Programme Management
10 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.80%) ITIL
10 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
11 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
11 5 (4.00%) MS Office
11 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.00%) Migration

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 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.80%) CMS
3 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.80%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) Network Security
2 1 (0.80%) DAB
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
2 1 (0.80%) Intranet
2 1 (0.80%) SSL
2 1 (0.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.40%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (8.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.60%) MS Access
5 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.80%) QlikView
6 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.80%) Subversion
2 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.20%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (32.00%) Analyst
2 21 (16.80%) Developer
3 16 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 12 (9.60%) Business Analyst
5 11 (8.80%) SQL Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Information Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) NHS Project Manager
8 7 (5.60%) NHS Business Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Senior Developer
9 6 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Clinical Coder
10 5 (4.00%) Coordinator
10 5 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
11 4 (3.20%) NHS Information Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Support
11 4 (3.20%) Systems Support Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) .NET
2 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.40%) JSON
3 3 (2.40%) Web Services
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) XML
5 1 (0.80%) Ajax
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.80%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.80%) CSS
5 1 (0.80%) HTML5
5 1 (0.80%) jQuery
5 1 (0.80%) WCF
5 1 (0.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.80%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.60%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.80%) Learning Management System
5 1 (0.80%) Replication
5 1 (0.80%) Statistics
5 1 (0.80%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Windows
2 9 (7.20%) Windows XP
3 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (9.60%) Project Management
3 6 (4.80%) Change Management
3 6 (4.80%) ITIL
3 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
3 6 (4.80%) Programme Management
3 6 (4.80%) Service Management
4 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 5 (4.00%) Migration
5 4 (3.20%) Data Protection
5 4 (3.20%) Line Management
5 4 (3.20%) Time Management
5 4 (3.20%) Web Development
6 3 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.40%) Business Analysis
6 3 (2.40%) Defect Management
6 3 (2.40%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (2.40%) Test Planning
6 3 (2.40%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.60%) C#
3 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.40%) Java
6 2 (1.60%) PHP
7 1 (0.80%) C
7 1 (0.80%) Delphi
7 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.40%) Degree
1 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.80%) CCNA
2 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.80%) ECDL
2 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) NDS
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) ServiceNow
2 5 (4.00%) VMware
3 2 (1.60%) Cisco
3 2 (1.60%) LANDesk
3 2 (1.60%) NetApp
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle
4 1 (0.80%) Adobe
4 1 (0.80%) CA
4 1 (0.80%) Intel Security
4 1 (0.80%) Novell
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