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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / North West
Rank 89 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -12
Contract jobs citing NHS 45 114 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.91% 3.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% 9.08% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 89 88
Median daily rate £225 £218 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -26.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £120 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £390 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Median hourly rate £23.19 £15.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.58% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.47 £20.80 £20.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+7.26% -4.76%

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
809 1256 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.85% 32.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 704 506
Median daily rate £380 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £208 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 59 39
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.13 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-13.95% +22.85%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -25 18 £205 +4.85% 1
Cheshire +19 10 £215 +7.76% 4
Lancashire +7 8 £234 -4.10% 1
Merseyside -8 2 - - 1
Cumbria - 2 £203 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 15 (15.46%) Project Management
3 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.34%) Active Directory
4 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (9.28%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.28%) Windows
6 8 (8.25%) Windows Server
7 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.22%) LAN
7 7 (7.22%) MS Office
7 7 (7.22%) ITIL
7 7 (7.22%) WAN
8 6 (6.19%) Cisco
8 6 (6.19%) Degree
8 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.19%) Electronic Patient Records
9 5 (5.15%) Defect Management
9 5 (5.15%) Test Planning
9 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.15%) MCSE
9 5 (5.15%) Information Management
9 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 4 (4.12%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (4.12%) VLAN
10 4 (4.12%) Network Design

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 3 (3.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) LAN
1 7 (7.22%) WAN
2 4 (4.12%) Firewall
2 4 (4.12%) VLAN
2 4 (4.12%) VoIP
2 4 (4.12%) VPN
3 3 (3.09%) DHCP
3 3 (3.09%) DNS
3 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) Electronic Patient Records
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.03%) MS Access
6 1 (1.03%) MySQL
6 1 (1.03%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Selenium
1 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.09%) Finance
1 3 (3.09%) Marketing
1 3 (3.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.06%) Retail
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (23.71%) Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Project Manager
3 8 (8.25%) Developer
4 7 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.15%) Architect
5 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.15%) IT Support
5 5 (5.15%) Team Leader
5 5 (5.15%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Contracts Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.12%) NHS Project Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.12%) Report Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.12%) Support Officer
6 4 (4.12%) Trainer
7 3 (3.09%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) JSON
2 1 (1.03%) Laravel
2 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.09%) Social Media
2 3 (3.09%) Taxonomies
2 3 (3.09%) User Experience
3 2 (2.06%) Data Extraction
3 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.06%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Windows Server
3 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) Project Management
2 9 (9.28%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (9.28%) PRINCE2
3 7 (7.22%) ITIL
4 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.15%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.15%) Defect Management
5 5 (5.15%) Information Management
5 5 (5.15%) Test Planning
5 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.12%) Change Management
6 4 (4.12%) Line Management
6 4 (4.12%) Network Design
6 4 (4.12%) Service Management
6 4 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.12%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (3.09%) BCP
7 3 (3.09%) Migration
7 3 (3.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.68%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) C#
2 1 (1.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) Degree
2 5 (5.15%) MCSE
2 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.06%) CCIE
5 2 (2.06%) CCNA
5 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.03%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) Cisco
3 4 (4.12%) Citrix
4 3 (3.09%) VMware
5 1 (1.03%) AppSense
5 1 (1.03%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.03%) Tableau
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