The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Informatics skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Informatics over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Informatics
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 148 146
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing Informatics 2 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.068% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Median daily rate £162 £344 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.01% -0.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £282 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £368 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £356 £444
% change year-on-year -8.77% -19.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.07 £17.75 -
% change year-on-year +41.21% -  

Informatics is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2381 3115 2862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.85% 82.06% 78.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1960 1689
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 78 122
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -16.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £56.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Informatics
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Informatics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Informatics in the North West

Informatics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Informatics in the North West

Informatics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Informatics in the North West

Informatics
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Informatics within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Manchester +13 2 £162 -50.30%
Informatics
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Informatics 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 North West region with a requirement for Informatics.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) EPoS
3 1 (20.00%) Chip and PIN

Informatics
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) MPLS
1 3 (60.00%) SSL
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) PBX
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) LAN Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Printer Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) QlikView Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SSAS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SSIS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SSRS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco