The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NPfIT 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 NPfIT over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank 134 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.041% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - £393
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.42 -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
718 558 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.69% 23.14% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 254 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 48 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.60 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
NPfIT
England

NPfIT
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NPfIT Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

NPfIT
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NPfIT across the North West region.

NPfIT Daily Rate Trend in the North West

NPfIT
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT across the North West region.

NPfIT Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

NPfIT
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT.

1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) ECDL
2 1 (50.00%) DTV
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Informatics
2 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (50.00%) Health Informatics

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Quality Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Quality Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) DTV
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Informatics
2 1 (50.00%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ECDL
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft