The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 7 - 8
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 3.45% - 4.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.50% - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.44 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -11.75%
NHS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Miscellaneous Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
8 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 27.59% 16.00% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £133 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% -53.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

NHS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) FileMaker
2 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) FileMaker
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Web Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Database Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Visualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft