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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 104 79 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -27
Contract jobs citing NHS 54 90 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 2.15% 3.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.53% 7.28% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 66 73
Median daily rate £269 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £120 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £381 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.18 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.49% +1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.33 £11.85 £9.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.90 £16.81 £18.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.13
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.65%
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
977 1237 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.69% 29.54% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 686 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £377 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 63 54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.79%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -18 17 £205 -7.86% 3
Cheshire +13 15 £288 +19.17% 1
Lancashire -1 11 £400 +53.84% 1
Merseyside -3 7 - - 1
Cumbria - 1 £275 - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 29 (25.89%) SQL
2 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 15 (13.39%) Project Management
5 14 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (11.61%) Windows
7 10 (8.93%) ITIL
7 10 (8.93%) MS Office
7 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
8 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
9 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
9 8 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
10 7 (6.25%) Defect Management
10 7 (6.25%) Test Planning
10 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
10 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
10 7 (6.25%) LAN
10 7 (6.25%) WAN
10 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (6.25%) Change Management
11 6 (5.36%) Finance
11 6 (5.36%) Programme Management
11 6 (5.36%) Cisco
11 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
11 6 (5.36%) Degree
11 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration 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 4 (3.57%) CMS
1 4 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Office
2 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.25%) LAN
1 7 (6.25%) WAN
2 5 (4.46%) VoIP
3 4 (3.57%) Firewall
3 4 (3.57%) VLAN
3 4 (3.57%) VPN
4 3 (2.68%) DHCP
4 3 (2.68%) DNS
4 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.89%) DAB
6 1 (0.89%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) Intranet
6 1 (0.89%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (5.36%) Electronic Patient Records
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Selenium
1 1 (0.89%) SpecFlow
1 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.89%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Marketing
2 3 (2.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Local Government
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Analyst
2 13 (11.61%) Developer
3 11 (9.82%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.04%) SQL Developer
5 7 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Architect
6 5 (4.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (4.46%) IT Support
6 5 (4.46%) Service Analyst
6 5 (4.46%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 4 (3.57%) NHS Business Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.57%) Report Analyst
7 4 (3.57%) Support Officer
7 4 (3.57%) Team Leader
8 3 (2.68%) DBA
8 3 (2.68%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.89%) JSON
2 1 (0.89%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) WPF
2 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.68%) Social Media
2 3 (2.68%) Taxonomies
2 3 (2.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.79%) Data Extraction
3 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.89%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.61%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.39%) Project Management
2 14 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (8.93%) ITIL
4 9 (8.04%) PRINCE2
5 8 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.25%) Change Management
6 7 (6.25%) Defect Management
6 7 (6.25%) Test Planning
6 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
7 6 (5.36%) Business Analysis
7 6 (5.36%) Programme Management
8 5 (4.46%) Information Management
8 5 (4.46%) Line Management
9 4 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.57%) Benchmarking
9 4 (3.57%) Migration
9 4 (3.57%) Network Design
9 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) SQL
2 2 (1.79%) C#
3 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.36%) Degree
3 5 (4.46%) MCSE
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.79%) CCIE
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.89%) CISM
6 1 (0.89%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 16 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.89%) NDS
3 1 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.36%) Cisco
3 4 (3.57%) VMware
4 3 (2.68%) Citrix
4 3 (2.68%) LANDesk
5 2 (1.79%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.89%) AppSense
6 1 (0.89%) Novell
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle
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