Period
to 25 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 25 September 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 156 118
Rank change year-on-year +33 -38 -27
Contract jobs citing NHS 101 43 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 0.74% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.71% 2.39% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 73
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +22.45% -14.04%
10th Percentile £180 £170 £129
90th Percentile £450 £488 £443
England median daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 33
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £13.28 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.33% -26.22% +53.19%
10th Percentile £16.24 £12.59 £12.05
90th Percentile £32.00 £18.66 £24.65
England median hourly rate £15.21 £15.72 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.20% -15.05% +37.04%

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,769 1,802 2,405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.72% 31.10% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,017 1,081 1,489
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 108
North West median hourly rate £22.79 £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.59% +37.50% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £52.60 £55.00 £47.12
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +11.11%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the North West

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the North West

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the North West

NHS
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 NHS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the North West

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the North West over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in the North West

NHS
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 NHS within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +38 82 £391 +52.25% 18
Cheshire -9 7 £325 +8.33% 6
Lancashire -8 5 £275 -8.33% 9
Merseyside +13 1 £300 -24.29% 5
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (28.71%) Windows
3 27 (26.73%) Windows 10
4 15 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (12.87%) ITIL
6 12 (11.88%) Intranet
6 12 (11.88%) Internet
6 12 (11.88%) Web Filtering
6 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
6 12 (11.88%) Time Management
6 12 (11.88%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (10.89%) Firewall
7 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
7 11 (10.89%) LAN
7 11 (10.89%) WAN
8 9 (8.91%) Cisco
8 9 (8.91%) Service Management
8 9 (8.91%) SCCM
9 8 (7.92%) Wireless
9 8 (7.92%) Handset
9 8 (7.92%) TACACS
9 8 (7.92%) Project Management
10 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.93%) C#
10 7 (6.93%) SQL
10 7 (6.93%) .NET
10 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
10 7 (6.93%) GDPR
11 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
11 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse

NHS
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.99%) CMS
1 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.99%) Orchard CMS
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.96%) GitHub
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.88%) Internet
1 12 (11.88%) Intranet
2 11 (10.89%) Firewall
2 11 (10.89%) LAN
2 11 (10.89%) WAN
3 8 (7.92%) TACACS
3 8 (7.92%) Wireless
4 2 (1.98%) PBX
4 2 (1.98%) VoIP
4 2 (1.98%) VPN
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.99%) DHCP
5 1 (0.99%) DNS
5 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.99%) ISDN
5 1 (0.99%) MPLS
5 1 (0.99%) SMS
5 1 (0.99%) SSL
5 1 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.95%) RavenDB
3 3 (2.97%) Big Data
3 3 (2.97%) Qlik Sense
3 3 (2.97%) QlikView
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.98%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.94%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Local Government
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (22.77%) Analyst
2 19 (18.81%) Project Manager
3 16 (15.84%) Rollout Engineer
3 16 (15.84%) Windows Engineer
3 16 (15.84%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) Service Analyst
4 12 (11.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) Network Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Technical Manager
7 8 (7.92%) Technical Project Manager
8 7 (6.93%) NHS Project Manager
9 5 (4.95%) Developer
10 4 (3.96%) Data Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Desktop Support
11 3 (2.97%) Tester
12 2 (1.98%) Service Management Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.93%) .NET
2 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.95%) ASP.NET Core
2 5 (4.95%) Web Services
3 4 (3.96%) CSS
3 4 (3.96%) CSS3
3 4 (3.96%) HTML
3 4 (3.96%) HTML5
3 4 (3.96%) jQuery
3 4 (3.96%) SOAP
3 4 (3.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (3.96%) XML
4 2 (1.98%) RESTful
4 2 (1.98%) WSDL
5 1 (0.99%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.99%) COM
5 1 (0.99%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Handset
2 7 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.96%) Semantic Web
4 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) User Experience
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.98%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.98%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.99%) Life Science
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 29 (28.71%) Windows
2 27 (26.73%) Windows 10
3 12 (11.88%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.98%) Unix
4 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (12.87%) ITIL
3 12 (11.88%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (11.88%) Time Management
3 12 (11.88%) Web Filtering
4 9 (8.91%) Service Management
5 8 (7.92%) Project Management
6 7 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.94%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.95%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (4.95%) Migration
8 5 (4.95%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.96%) Ontologies
9 4 (3.96%) PRINCE
9 4 (3.96%) SOA
10 3 (2.97%) Business Analysis
10 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.97%) Software Engineering
10 3 (2.97%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.93%) C#
1 7 (6.93%) SQL
2 5 (4.95%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.98%) Java
3 2 (1.98%) Perl
3 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.98%) Python
4 1 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (1.98%) Degree
1 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.99%) CCNA
2 1 (0.99%) CCNP
2 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (0.99%) ISEB
2 1 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) GDPR
2 6 (5.94%) SLA
3 2 (1.98%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.98%) PMO
3 2 (1.98%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (1.98%) WAI
System Software
1 3 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.99%) KVM
2 1 (0.99%) QEMU
2 1 (0.99%) Varnish
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 1 (0.99%) Kibana
2 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.91%) Cisco
3 2 (1.98%) Hyperion
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle
3 2 (1.98%) Talend