The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 67 56
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.69% 1.42% 1.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.36% 4.38% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 10
Median daily rate £220 £191 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.48% -57.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £269 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +2.08% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.50 - £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 168 320 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.64% 32.42% 31.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 182 146
Median daily rate £350 £409 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.37% -0.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £550 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 13
Median hourly rate £37.48 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.25% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.74 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.07 £42.00 £55.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Cheshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Cheshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Cheshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Cheshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 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
Warrington +35 5 £250 +126.24%
Northwich - 1 £325 -
Daresbury - 1 £180 -
NHS
North West

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Network Design
2 4 (18.18%) VLAN
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) VoIP
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) MS Office
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) MCSE
3 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Power BI
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (9.09%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (9.09%) QlikView

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) VLAN
1 4 (18.18%) VoIP
1 4 (18.18%) VPN
1 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) Power BI
2 2 (9.09%) QlikView
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Developer
1 4 (18.18%) Network Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (13.64%) Trainer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Installation Manager
3 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) HR Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) MySQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support
4 1 (4.55%) Network Support Technician
4 1 (4.55%) NHS Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (18.18%) Network Design
2 4 (18.18%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix