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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 96 83 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -34
Contract jobs citing NHS 58 92 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.66% 2.06% 3.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.08% 6.75% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 63
Median daily rate £325 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £289 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% -27.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.50 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £13.15 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+68.00% -16.66%
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
1142 1363 984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.64% 30.46% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 836 541
Median daily rate £400 £405 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 61 61
Median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -5 32 £281 -2.26% 4
Lancashire +17 9 £550 +100.00% 3
Cumbria - 6 £275 -
Cheshire +13 5 £325 +9.24%
Merseyside -4 4 £575 +155.55% 7
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (21.88%) SQL
2 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (10.94%) Windows
5 14 (10.94%) Project Management
6 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
6 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (7.81%) Electronic Patient Records
9 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.03%) ITIL
9 9 (7.03%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange
10 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
10 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.47%) Programme Management
11 7 (5.47%) CMS
11 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
12 6 (4.69%) Finance
12 6 (4.69%) Change Management
12 6 (4.69%) MS Office
12 6 (4.69%) .NET
12 6 (4.69%) Degree
12 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (3.91%) Test Scripting
13 5 (3.91%) Agile Software Development

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 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.47%) CMS
4 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.69%) MS Office
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) LAN
1 3 (2.34%) WAN
2 2 (1.56%) Network Security
2 2 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.78%) DAB
3 1 (0.78%) DHCP
3 1 (0.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.81%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.78%) MS Access
6 1 (0.78%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 6 (4.69%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.34%) Marketing
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) Developer
3 18 (14.06%) Project Manager
4 11 (8.59%) Business Analyst
5 9 (7.03%) NHS Project Manager
5 9 (7.03%) Service Analyst
5 9 (7.03%) SQL Developer
6 8 (6.25%) NHS Business Analyst
6 8 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.69%) Information Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.91%) Support Officer
8 5 (3.91%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.13%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (3.13%) Report Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.56%) JSON
4 2 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.78%) Ajax
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) HTML
5 1 (0.78%) HTML5
5 1 (0.78%) jQuery
5 1 (0.78%) WPF
5 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.34%) Data Extraction
4 3 (2.34%) Social Media
4 3 (2.34%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.34%) User Experience
5 2 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.78%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.94%) Windows
2 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (7.03%) Windows XP
4 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (10.94%) Project Management
3 9 (7.03%) ITIL
4 7 (5.47%) Business Analysis
4 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.47%) Programme Management
5 6 (4.69%) Change Management
5 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.91%) Defect Management
6 5 (3.91%) Line Management
6 5 (3.91%) Migration
6 5 (3.91%) Service Management
6 5 (3.91%) Test Planning
6 5 (3.91%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.13%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.13%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (3.13%) Time Management
8 3 (2.34%) Information Architecture
8 3 (2.34%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.88%) SQL
2 5 (3.91%) C#
2 5 (3.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.56%) Java
3 2 (1.56%) PHP
3 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
2 4 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.56%) CCIE
4 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.56%) MCSE
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.78%) CCNA
5 1 (0.78%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) NDS
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (16.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
2 4 (3.13%) VMware
3 3 (2.34%) Cisco
3 3 (2.34%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe
5 1 (0.78%) CA
5 1 (0.78%) NetApp
5 1 (0.78%) Novell
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle
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