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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / North West
Rank 95 72 43
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -29
Contract jobs citing NHS 41 92 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 2.41% 3.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.20% 7.48% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 73 90
Median daily rate £222 £196 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.98% -34.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £385 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £307 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £15.00 £11.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.80 £23.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +0.86%

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
789 1230 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.92% 32.22% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 715 534
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 58 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £15.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.29% +25.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -7 18 £325 +71.05% 2
Cheshire +14 6 £200 +21.21% 2
Lancashire +6 5 £184 -37.26%
Cumbria +8 4 £180 -
Merseyside -10 2 £146 -40.40% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 23 (23.47%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) Project Management
3 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (9.18%) LAN
7 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
7 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
7 8 (8.16%) Windows
8 7 (7.14%) ITIL
8 7 (7.14%) WAN
8 7 (7.14%) Information Management
8 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
8 7 (7.14%) Degree
9 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (6.12%) Cisco
9 6 (6.12%) MS Office
10 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
10 5 (5.10%) Java
10 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
10 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.10%) JSON
10 5 (5.10%) HL7
10 5 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (5.10%) Test Planning
10 5 (5.10%) Defect Management

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 (3.06%) CMS
2 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.02%) OnBase
Applications
1 6 (6.12%) MS Office
2 5 (5.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) LAN
2 7 (7.14%) WAN
3 4 (4.08%) VLAN
3 4 (4.08%) VoIP
3 4 (4.08%) VPN
3 4 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.06%) DHCP
4 3 (3.06%) DNS
4 3 (3.06%) Firewall
4 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.02%) Intranet
6 1 (1.02%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.06%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (2.04%) QlikView
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) MS Access
6 1 (1.02%) MySQL
6 1 (1.02%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Selenium
1 1 (1.02%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.06%) Finance
1 3 (3.06%) Marketing
2 2 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Analyst
2 15 (15.31%) Project Manager
3 14 (14.29%) Developer
4 6 (6.12%) Team Leader
4 6 (6.12%) Trainer
5 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (5.10%) Architect
5 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.10%) Test Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Contracts Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.08%) Integration Developer
6 4 (4.08%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.08%) NHS Project Manager
6 4 (4.08%) Report Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Content Strategist
7 3 (3.06%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.06%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (3.06%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) JSON
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) Laravel
2 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.06%) Social Media
2 3 (3.06%) Taxonomies
2 3 (3.06%) User Experience
3 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.04%) PACS
4 1 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.16%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.31%) Project Management
2 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
4 7 (7.14%) Information Management
4 7 (7.14%) ITIL
5 5 (5.10%) Defect Management
5 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.10%) Test Planning
5 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
5 5 (5.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.08%) Data Extraction
6 4 (4.08%) Network Design
6 4 (4.08%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (3.06%) Analytics
7 3 (3.06%) Business Analysis
7 3 (3.06%) Content Management
7 3 (3.06%) Information Architecture
7 3 (3.06%) Line Management
7 3 (3.06%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.47%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) Java
2 5 (5.10%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.02%) C
3 1 (1.02%) C#
3 1 (1.02%) PHP
3 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.08%) MCSE
2 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.04%) CCIE
4 2 (2.04%) CCNA
4 2 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.02%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) HL7
2 2 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.12%) Cisco
3 4 (4.08%) Citrix
4 3 (3.06%) VMware
5 1 (1.02%) AppSense
5 1 (1.02%) Civica
5 1 (1.02%) Tableau
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