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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 71 44 54
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing NHS 101 122 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.30% 3.93% 2.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.11% 12.51% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 52
Average daily rate
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£281 £274 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £203 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £375 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £15.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +2.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
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
1245 975 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.40% 31.43% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 517 417
Average daily rate £400 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £217 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £542 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 53 53
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 -12 41 £293 +11.42% 5
Merseyside -15 15 £185 -52.25% 1
Lancashire -19 11 £256 -14.58%
Cheshire -21 4 £197 -17.05% 1
Cumbria -18 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 (37.14%) SQL
2 33 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (16.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (13.71%) Windows
5 23 (13.14%) SQL Server
6 20 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (10.29%) MS Excel
7 18 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (9.71%) Windows 7
9 16 (9.14%) Active Directory
10 15 (8.57%) PRINCE2
11 14 (8.00%) T-SQL
12 13 (7.43%) MS Office
13 12 (6.86%) Migration
13 12 (6.86%) VMware
14 11 (6.29%) Finance
14 11 (6.29%) HTML
14 11 (6.29%) SCCM
15 10 (5.71%) Data Analysis
16 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (5.14%) Project Management
16 9 (5.14%) QlikView
16 9 (5.14%) Data Migration
17 8 (4.57%) Information Management
17 8 (4.57%) Informatics
17 8 (4.57%) CSS
17 8 (4.57%) XML
17 8 (4.57%) Management Information System

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.57%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.71%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.14%) Intranet
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Wireless
3 1 (0.57%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.57%) NAS
3 1 (0.57%) SAN
3 1 (0.57%) DHCP
3 1 (0.57%) FTP
3 1 (0.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.14%) QlikView
6 6 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.29%) MS Access
9 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.14%) EDMS
10 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.57%) ActiveReports
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.57%) DTS
11 1 (0.57%) OLAP
11 1 (0.57%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 1 (0.57%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.57%) Behat
2 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.57%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.57%) Selenium
2 1 (0.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (6.29%) Finance
2 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.29%) Marketing
2 4 (2.29%) Electronics
2 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (31.43%) Analyst
2 27 (15.43%) Developer
3 23 (13.14%) Information Analyst
4 17 (9.71%) NHS Information Analyst
5 14 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 10 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.57%) Project Manager
7 8 (4.57%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.57%) Configuration Analyst
8 6 (3.43%) Clinical Coder
8 6 (3.43%) NHS Business Analyst
9 5 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (2.86%) SQL Developer
9 5 (2.86%) Data Analyst
9 5 (2.86%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.29%) Architect
10 4 (2.29%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (2.29%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.29%) HTML
2 8 (4.57%) CSS
2 8 (4.57%) XML
3 5 (2.86%) .NET
4 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.71%) jQuery
5 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.57%) HTML5
6 1 (0.57%) CSS3
6 1 (0.57%) PhoneGap
6 1 (0.57%) SOAP
6 1 (0.57%) Spring
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.57%) Informatics
3 4 (2.29%) Statistics
3 4 (2.29%) DTV
4 3 (1.71%) Health Informatics
4 3 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.14%) iPhone
5 2 (1.14%) User Experience
5 2 (1.14%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.57%) PACS
6 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.57%) Replication
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.57%) mHealth
6 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (13.71%) Windows
2 17 (9.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.71%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.14%) Android
4 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) UNIX
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (8.57%) PRINCE2
3 12 (6.86%) Migration
4 10 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 9 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (5.14%) Project Management
5 9 (5.14%) Data Migration
6 8 (4.57%) Information Management
7 7 (4.00%) ETL
8 6 (3.43%) Programme Management
8 6 (3.43%) Workflow
9 4 (2.29%) Validation
9 4 (2.29%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (2.29%) Data Management
9 4 (2.29%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.29%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (2.29%) Data Mapping
9 4 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.29%) Dashboard Development
10 3 (1.71%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.14%) SQL
2 14 (8.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.43%) C#
4 3 (1.71%) VBA
4 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.57%) Python
5 1 (0.57%) C++
5 1 (0.57%) Java
5 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (1.71%) CCNA
1 3 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.14%) MCSE
2 2 (1.14%) MCSA
2 2 (1.14%) Degree
3 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.57%) CCNP
3 1 (0.57%) ISEB
3 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) HL7
2 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 16 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.29%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (16.57%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.86%) VMware
3 4 (2.29%) SAP
4 3 (1.71%) Citrix
4 3 (1.71%) Civica
5 2 (1.14%) Cerner
5 2 (1.14%) Cognos
5 2 (1.14%) Trillium
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco
5 2 (1.14%) EMC
5 2 (1.14%) McAfee
5 2 (1.14%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.57%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.57%) Wyse
6 1 (0.57%) Telerik
6 1 (0.57%) Apple
6 1 (0.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.57%) MEDITECH
6 1 (0.57%) Acronis
6 1 (0.57%) Lumension
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