The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 28 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.

National Health Service (NHS)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 41 20
Rank change year-on-year +11 -21  
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.49% 2.80% 6.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 7.27% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 9
Median daily rate - £296 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +39.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.91% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 14
Median hourly rate - £17.60 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -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 Lancashire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 80 165 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 39.22% 38.46% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 100 64
Median daily rate £423 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £239 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £491 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 25
Median hourly rate £38.75 £36.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% +176.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Lancashire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) BCP
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) PMO
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) CISM

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Trainer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Developer Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Information Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Support Officer
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) BCP
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CISM
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Tableau