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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 37 57 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +20
Contract jobs citing NHS 129 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.06% 2.86% 2.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.29% 12.93% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £201 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £288 £302
% change year-on-year
+2.60% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 33
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £10.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £16.20 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.44 £15.75 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-1.95% -10.02%
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
792 634 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.90% 22.10% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 307 331
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 38 72
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -8.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.59 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.45 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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
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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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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 -1 36 £275 -21.54% 19
Merseyside +11 21 £375 +11.94% 12
Cheshire +8 12 £226 -16.20% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 65 (26.21%) SQL
2 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
3 36 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 35 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (8.06%) MS Office
9 20 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (7.26%) Project Management
11 17 (6.85%) MS Excel
11 17 (6.85%) Finance
12 16 (6.45%) Windows
12 16 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (6.05%) PRINCE2
13 15 (6.05%) Change Management
13 15 (6.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (5.24%) Cerner
14 13 (5.24%) Service Delivery
15 12 (4.84%) Data Modelling
15 12 (4.84%) Management Information System
16 11 (4.44%) E-Learning
16 11 (4.44%) QlikView
17 10 (4.03%) .NET
17 10 (4.03%) Oracle
17 10 (4.03%) Business Analysis
18 9 (3.63%) ETL
18 9 (3.63%) Programme Management
18 9 (3.63%) Windows 7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.40%) JCAPS
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (8.06%) MS Office
2 17 (6.85%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.21%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.81%) WAN
1 2 (0.81%) LAN
1 2 (0.81%) Firewall
2 1 (0.40%) VoIP
2 1 (0.40%) DHCP
2 1 (0.40%) VPN
2 1 (0.40%) DNS
2 1 (0.40%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (13.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (10.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (6.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (4.44%) QlikView
8 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.61%) OLAP
9 4 (1.61%) MS Access
9 4 (1.61%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 3 (1.21%) OLTP
11 2 (0.81%) EDMS
11 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.81%) DTS
11 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects XI
12 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.81%) Axure RP
1 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 17 (6.85%) Finance
2 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
2 6 (2.42%) Electronics
2 6 (2.42%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.42%) Marketing
3 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (35.48%) Analyst
2 38 (15.32%) Developer
3 30 (12.10%) Information Analyst
4 26 (10.48%) Project Manager
5 25 (10.08%) Business Analyst
6 20 (8.06%) Trainer
7 19 (7.66%) NHS Information Analyst
8 14 (5.65%) SQL Developer
9 12 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (4.44%) Data Analyst
11 10 (4.03%) NHS Business Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) NHS Project Manager
12 9 (3.63%) IT Trainer
13 8 (3.23%) Configuration Analyst
14 7 (2.82%) Clinical Coder
15 6 (2.42%) NHS Data Analyst
15 6 (2.42%) Consultant
16 5 (2.02%) Change Manager
16 5 (2.02%) Data Warehouse Developer
17 4 (1.61%) Clinical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.03%) .NET
2 6 (2.42%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.02%) HTML
4 4 (1.61%) CSS
5 3 (1.21%) XML
5 3 (1.21%) XSLT
5 3 (1.21%) Ajax
6 2 (0.81%) jQuery
6 2 (0.81%) HTML5
6 2 (0.81%) CSS3
6 2 (0.81%) Sass
6 2 (0.81%) XHTML
6 2 (0.81%) WSDL
6 2 (0.81%) SOAP
6 2 (0.81%) Web Services
7 1 (0.40%) XSD
7 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.44%) E-Learning
3 6 (2.42%) DTV
4 5 (2.02%) Informatics
5 3 (1.21%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.81%) Open Source
6 2 (0.81%) SystemC
6 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.81%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.40%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.40%) Clustering
7 1 (0.40%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.40%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.40%) GIS
7 1 (0.40%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.45%) Windows
2 9 (3.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.40%) UNIX
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.11%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (7.26%) Project Management
4 15 (6.05%) Change Management
4 15 (6.05%) PRINCE2
5 13 (5.24%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.84%) Data Modelling
7 10 (4.03%) Business Analysis
8 9 (3.63%) Programme Management
8 9 (3.63%) ETL
9 8 (3.23%) Migration
9 8 (3.23%) Information Management
10 6 (2.42%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (2.42%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (2.42%) Market Research
11 5 (2.02%) Software Deployment
11 5 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.02%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (1.61%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (26.21%) SQL
2 31 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 6 (2.42%) C#
3 6 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.21%) VBA
5 2 (0.81%) XPath
5 2 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (3.23%) Degree
2 7 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ISEB
4 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.02%) QA
1 5 (2.02%) HL7
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.40%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) OpenView
1 1 (0.40%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (14.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.24%) Cerner
3 10 (4.03%) Oracle
4 8 (3.23%) SAP
5 7 (2.82%) iSOFT
6 6 (2.42%) MEDITECH
7 4 (1.61%) VMware
8 3 (1.21%) Cognos
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
9 2 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.81%) Adobe
9 2 (0.81%) McAfee
10 1 (0.40%) ESRI
10 1 (0.40%) Infoflex
10 1 (0.40%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.40%) CommVault
10 1 (0.40%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.40%) NetApp
10 1 (0.40%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.40%) HP
North West
Baltimore
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £255 per day + Other Opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £208.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cheshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.71 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago