The first 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 40 52 80
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +28
Contract jobs citing NHS 118 83 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.89% 3.11% 1.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.46% 13.88% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 20
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£263 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £10.39 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £16.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
717 598 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.62% 22.40% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 278 298
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 69
Average hourly rate £15.79 £16.84 £18.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.23% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.62 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%
NHS
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 0 34 £275 -16.66% 15
Merseyside +7 13 £203 -42.14% 13
Cheshire +12 12 £215 -33.84% 7
Cumbria - 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 63 (24.14%) SQL
2 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
3 37 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
5 29 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 26 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 20 (7.66%) Project Management
9 20 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (7.66%) MS Office
10 18 (6.90%) MS Excel
10 18 (6.90%) Finance
11 17 (6.51%) PRINCE2
12 16 (6.13%) Windows
13 14 (5.36%) .NET
13 14 (5.36%) Service Delivery
13 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (4.98%) Change Management
14 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
14 13 (4.98%) E-Learning
15 12 (4.60%) SharePoint
16 11 (4.21%) Business Analysis
16 11 (4.21%) Data Modelling
16 11 (4.21%) Cerner
16 11 (4.21%) Oracle
16 11 (4.21%) ASP.NET
17 10 (3.83%) Active Directory
17 10 (3.83%) QlikView
17 10 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (0.77%) JCAPS
2 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (7.66%) MS Office
2 18 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.15%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.15%) Intranet
2 2 (0.77%) Internet
2 2 (0.77%) Firewall
2 2 (0.77%) LAN
2 2 (0.77%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) DHCP
3 1 (0.38%) VPN
3 1 (0.38%) DNS
3 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.83%) QlikView
6 10 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.53%) OLAP
8 4 (1.53%) MS Access
8 4 (1.53%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.15%) DTS
9 3 (1.15%) OLTP
10 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.38%) EDMS
11 1 (0.38%) Cognos Report Studio
11 1 (0.38%) Cognos Metric Studio
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.77%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 18 (6.90%) Finance
2 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 5 (1.92%) Electronics
2 5 (1.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (1.92%) Marketing
3 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (0.77%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (34.48%) Analyst
2 43 (16.48%) Developer
3 26 (9.96%) Information Analyst
4 25 (9.58%) Business Analyst
5 23 (8.81%) Project Manager
5 23 (8.81%) Trainer
6 17 (6.51%) NHS Information Analyst
7 12 (4.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 12 (4.60%) SQL Developer
8 10 (3.83%) NHS Business Analyst
9 9 (3.45%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.45%) IT Trainer
10 8 (3.07%) Configuration Analyst
11 6 (2.30%) NHS Project Manager
11 6 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.30%) Change Manager
11 6 (2.30%) Consultant
11 6 (2.30%) Service Analyst
12 5 (1.92%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (1.92%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.36%) .NET
2 11 (4.21%) ASP.NET
3 9 (3.45%) HTML
4 8 (3.07%) CSS
5 7 (2.68%) XML
6 4 (1.53%) jQuery
7 3 (1.15%) HTML5
7 3 (1.15%) Ajax
7 3 (1.15%) XSLT
8 2 (0.77%) XHTML
8 2 (0.77%) WSDL
8 2 (0.77%) SOAP
8 2 (0.77%) Web Services
8 2 (0.77%) CSS3
8 2 (0.77%) Sass
9 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.38%) XSD
9 1 (0.38%) Microformats
9 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.38%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.98%) E-Learning
1 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.30%) Informatics
3 5 (1.92%) DTV
4 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.15%) Visualisation
5 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.77%) Open Source
6 2 (0.77%) SystemC
6 2 (0.77%) Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.77%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (0.77%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.38%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.38%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.38%) GIS
7 1 (0.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (6.13%) Windows
2 8 (3.07%) Windows 7
3 7 (2.68%) Windows XP
4 4 (1.53%) UNIX
5 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.38%) Linux
6 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.18%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (7.66%) Project Management
2 20 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 17 (6.51%) PRINCE2
4 14 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 13 (4.98%) Change Management
6 11 (4.21%) Data Modelling
6 11 (4.21%) Business Analysis
7 9 (3.45%) Information Management
8 8 (3.07%) Programme Management
8 8 (3.07%) ETL
9 6 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (2.30%) Strategic Planning
9 6 (2.30%) Market Research
10 5 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (1.92%) Software Deployment
10 5 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (1.92%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (1.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (24.14%) SQL
2 29 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 9 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.30%) C#
5 2 (0.77%) C
5 2 (0.77%) VB
5 2 (0.77%) VBA
5 2 (0.77%) XPath
6 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.38%) VBScript
6 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (3.07%) Degree
2 7 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
4 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.30%) HL7
2 5 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.77%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (0.38%) vSphere
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) OpenView
1 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (12.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.21%) Oracle
2 11 (4.21%) Cerner
3 7 (2.68%) iSOFT
3 7 (2.68%) SAP
4 6 (2.30%) MEDITECH
5 3 (1.15%) Cognos
5 3 (1.15%) VMware
6 2 (0.77%) Civica
6 2 (0.77%) CommVault
6 2 (0.77%) Cisco
6 2 (0.77%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.77%) Adobe
7 1 (0.38%) HP
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix
7 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.38%) NetApp
7 1 (0.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee
7 1 (0.38%) ESRI
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £185.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £185.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Baltimore
Rate: £150
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago