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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 39 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing NHS 122 134 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.89% 4.89% 5.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.82% 17.89% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 89 92
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£300 £238 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £328 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 16
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.23 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -12.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.48 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £21.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
823 749 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.25% 27.34% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 423 363
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 48 58
Average hourly rate £20.35 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £25.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +3 49 £282 +2.36% 11
Lancashire -15 25 £300 +48.14% 2
Merseyside -13 14 £275 +41.02% 9
Cheshire -7 10 £475 +72.72% 3
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (28.02%) SQL
2 54 (23.28%) SQL Server
3 43 (18.53%) T-SQL
4 40 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 39 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
8 28 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
9 27 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (8.19%) Informatics
11 19 (8.19%) Windows
12 18 (7.76%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.76%) MS Excel
13 17 (7.33%) XML
13 17 (7.33%) .NET
13 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
13 17 (7.33%) QlikView
13 17 (7.33%) jQuery
14 16 (6.90%) C#
15 15 (6.47%) HTML
15 15 (6.47%) MS Office
15 15 (6.47%) Migration
15 15 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
15 15 (6.47%) Degree
16 14 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (6.03%) MVC
16 14 (6.03%) ASP.NET
16 14 (6.03%) CSS
16 14 (6.03%) XHTML

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (3.02%) CMS
2 5 (2.16%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (2.16%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.16%) Apache Solr
2 5 (2.16%) Apache
3 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.29%) IIS
5 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.86%) Umbraco
5 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.47%) MS Office
3 6 (2.59%) Mingle
4 3 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.86%) MS Project
5 2 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.86%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle HRMS
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) Intranet
1 1 (0.43%) DNS
1 1 (0.43%) DHCP
1 1 (0.43%) HTTP
1 1 (0.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.28%) SQL Server
2 39 (16.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (16.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (11.64%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 17 (7.33%) QlikView
7 15 (6.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (4.74%) RavenDB
9 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.72%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.43%) EDMS
13 1 (0.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.29%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (4.74%) Finance
2 3 (1.29%) Marketing
2 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.29%) Electronics
2 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (28.02%) Analyst
2 62 (26.72%) Developer
3 26 (11.21%) Project Manager
3 26 (11.21%) SQL Developer
4 25 (10.78%) Information Analyst
5 19 (8.19%) NHS Project Manager
6 17 (7.33%) Business Analyst
7 16 (6.90%) Trainer
8 12 (5.17%) NHS Information Analyst
9 11 (4.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (3.88%) Product Specialist
10 9 (3.88%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 9 (3.88%) Architect
10 9 (3.88%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.45%) NHS Business Analyst
12 7 (3.02%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Data Analyst
13 6 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.59%) Consultant
13 6 (2.59%) Clinical Coder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.33%) XML
1 17 (7.33%) .NET
1 17 (7.33%) jQuery
2 15 (6.47%) HTML
3 14 (6.03%) ASP.NET
3 14 (6.03%) CSS
3 14 (6.03%) XHTML
4 13 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (4.31%) Web Services
6 9 (3.88%) Ajax
7 6 (2.59%) XSLT
7 6 (2.59%) RESTful
7 6 (2.59%) CSS3
8 5 (2.16%) Sinatra
8 5 (2.16%) Regular Expression
8 5 (2.16%) Apache Cordova
8 5 (2.16%) Lucene
8 5 (2.16%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (2.16%) LINQ
8 5 (2.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.19%) Informatics
3 10 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.88%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.45%) Open Source
6 5 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.16%) Statistics
7 3 (1.29%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.29%) Web 2.0
7 3 (1.29%) DTV
8 2 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.86%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.43%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.43%) Linked Data
9 1 (0.43%) e-Health
9 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.43%) Semantic Web
9 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.19%) Windows
2 9 (3.88%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.86%) Android
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (7.76%) PRINCE2
3 15 (6.47%) Migration
4 14 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.03%) MVC
4 14 (6.03%) Project Management
4 14 (6.03%) Mentoring
5 13 (5.60%) Scrum
6 11 (4.74%) TDD
6 11 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (3.88%) SOA
7 9 (3.88%) Programme Management
8 8 (3.45%) Workflow
8 8 (3.45%) ETL
8 8 (3.45%) Data Analysis
9 7 (3.02%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (2.59%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.59%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.59%) ITIL
10 6 (2.59%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 65 (28.02%) SQL
2 43 (18.53%) T-SQL
3 17 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 16 (6.90%) C#
5 6 (2.59%) XPath
5 6 (2.59%) Ruby
6 3 (1.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.43%) R
7 1 (0.43%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.43%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (6.47%) Degree
2 7 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.88%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
1 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.59%) Oracle
3 5 (2.16%) VMware
4 3 (1.29%) Adobe
4 3 (1.29%) Cerner
4 3 (1.29%) SAP
5 1 (0.43%) Nintex
5 1 (0.43%) Infoflex
5 1 (0.43%) LANDesk
5 1 (0.43%) McAfee
5 1 (0.43%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.43%) NetApp
5 1 (0.43%) Cisco
5 1 (0.43%) Citrix
5 1 (0.43%) Cognos
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £192.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 225-300 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Ideal Training
Rate: £250 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £190.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9-11 Per Hour None
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £270 - 295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £130 - £170 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £170.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago