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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 102 73 40
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -33
Contract jobs citing NHS 63 91 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.56% 2.33% 4.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.86% 7.55% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 61 81
Median daily rate £214 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £186 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 25
Median hourly rate £17.75 £13.00 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.53% -8.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £12.00 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £15.29 £19.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.19 £15.00 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +5.55%
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
1297 1206 922
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.07% 30.87% 29.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 653 470
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £269 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 75 80
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £53.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 4 May 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
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 4 May 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 -2 31 £205 -22.64% 4
Merseyside -2 10 £245 -4.85% 4
Lancashire -13 9 £318 +41.11% 5
Cheshire -17 5 £202 -19.20% 3
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 39 (21.67%) SQL
2 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 26 (14.44%) Windows
4 25 (13.89%) SQL Server
5 22 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (8.89%) Migration
7 15 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (8.33%) .NET
7 15 (8.33%) Electronic Patient Records
8 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (7.78%) Project Management
8 14 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (7.22%) Active Directory
10 12 (6.67%) Windows 7
11 10 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (5.56%) Web Development
11 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (5.00%) Data Quality
12 9 (5.00%) PRINCE2
12 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
12 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
13 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 8 (4.44%) T-SQL
13 8 (4.44%) C#
13 8 (4.44%) Change Management
13 8 (4.44%) Finance
13 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 5 (2.78%) CMS
2 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.11%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.56%) IIS
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) SystmOne
2 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.56%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (1.11%) MPLS
2 2 (1.11%) Network Security
2 2 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (8.33%) Electronic Patient Records
3 14 (7.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.67%) MS Access
6 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.56%) QlikView
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.22%) Subversion
3 3 (1.67%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.56%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (4.44%) Finance
2 3 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.11%) Electronics
3 2 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.11%) Marketing
4 1 (0.56%) Advertising
4 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (25.00%) Analyst
2 32 (17.78%) Developer
3 19 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 14 (7.78%) Information Analyst
5 11 (6.11%) Business Analyst
5 11 (6.11%) SQL Developer
5 11 (6.11%) Trainer
6 9 (5.00%) NHS Information Analyst
7 8 (4.44%) Administrator
7 8 (4.44%) DBA
8 7 (3.89%) Coordinator
8 7 (3.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.89%) IT Trainer
8 7 (3.89%) Server Engineer
9 6 (3.33%) Clinical Coder
9 6 (3.33%) NHS Business Analyst
9 6 (3.33%) NHS Trainer
9 6 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
9 6 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (2.78%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.33%) .NET
2 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.89%) HTML
4 6 (3.33%) CSS
5 5 (2.78%) jQuery
5 5 (2.78%) XML
6 4 (2.22%) XSLT
7 3 (1.67%) Ajax
7 3 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (1.67%) CSS3
7 3 (1.67%) HTML5
7 3 (1.67%) LESS
7 3 (1.67%) Sass
7 3 (1.67%) XHTML
8 2 (1.11%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.11%) Web Services
9 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.56%) WCF
9 1 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.89%) Informatics
2 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.67%) Driving Licence
3 3 (1.67%) User Experience
4 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.11%) FlexPod
4 2 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.56%) Clustering
5 1 (0.56%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.56%) LIMS
5 1 (0.56%) Replication
5 1 (0.56%) Statistics
5 1 (0.56%) SystemC
5 1 (0.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.44%) Windows
2 14 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.89%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Linux
8 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.22%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (8.89%) Migration
3 14 (7.78%) Project Management
4 10 (5.56%) Web Development
5 9 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.44%) Change Management
7 7 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.78%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.78%) ITIL
8 5 (2.78%) Service Management
8 5 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.22%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.22%) Line Management
10 3 (1.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 3 (1.67%) Data Analysis
10 3 (1.67%) Defect Management
10 3 (1.67%) Information Governance
10 3 (1.67%) MVC
10 3 (1.67%) SEO
10 3 (1.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.67%) SQL
2 10 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (4.44%) C#
3 8 (4.44%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.67%) Java
4 3 (1.67%) XPath
5 2 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Delphi
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) R
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
6 1 (0.56%) Scala
6 1 (0.56%) VB
6 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 6 (3.33%) Degree
2 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.11%) CCNA
3 2 (1.11%) CCNP
3 2 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.56%) ECDL
4 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.56%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.56%) HL7
2 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (7.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.33%) VMware
3 5 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.11%) Adobe
4 2 (1.11%) Cisco
4 2 (1.11%) NetApp
4 2 (1.11%) SAP
5 1 (0.56%) Cerner
5 1 (0.56%) Citrix
5 1 (0.56%) MEDITECH
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle
5 1 (0.56%) Telerik
North West
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £14 - £17 Per Hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cumbria
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Carlisle, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.09 - £21.79 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Preston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £20.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £338.73 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Preston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.68 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
Preston
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago