Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 121 80
Rank change year-on-year -12 -41 -32
Contract jobs citing NHS 67 96 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.64% 2.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.34% 5.10% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 67 141
North West median daily rate £299 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.73% +22.22% -22.41%
10th Percentile £163 £161 £120
90th Percentile £479 £508 £400
England median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 15
North West median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +33.42% +9.75%
10th Percentile £15.36 £8.90 £11.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £26.39 £19.91
England median hourly rate £14.50 £15.94 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.02% +9.91% -

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 1,544 1,882 2,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.17% 32.07% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 1,211 1,466
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.95% +13.21%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £211
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 98 119
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £16.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.23% -14.47% +17.57%
10th Percentile £12.67 £11.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £60.93 £43.75 £47.33
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +32 43 £295 +3.78% 10
Lancashire -1 10 £260 -35.00% 4
Cheshire -19 5 £350 +40.00% 6
Merseyside +2 1 - - 4
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 13 (19.40%) SQL
1 13 (19.40%) Time Management
2 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
3 11 (16.42%) Firewall
3 11 (16.42%) LAN
3 11 (16.42%) WAN
3 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
5 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.45%) Windows
6 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.96%) ITIL
6 6 (8.96%) Project Management
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
7 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
7 5 (7.46%) Validation
7 5 (7.46%) Smartphone
7 5 (7.46%) VoIP
7 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
7 5 (7.46%) Java
7 5 (7.46%) PBX
7 5 (7.46%) VPN
8 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.97%) JSON
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Management

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 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.49%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) Firewall
1 11 (16.42%) LAN
1 11 (16.42%) WAN
2 5 (7.46%) PBX
2 5 (7.46%) VoIP
2 5 (7.46%) VPN
3 1 (1.49%) Intranet
3 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.97%) QlikView
5 2 (2.99%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.49%) MySQL
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) webpack
2 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.49%) Selenium
2 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.39%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Network Engineer
3 13 (19.40%) Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Support
6 5 (7.46%) Network Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Integration Developer
8 3 (4.48%) NHS Data Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) NHS Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) JSON
2 3 (4.48%) CSS
2 3 (4.48%) HTML
3 2 (2.99%) HTML5
3 2 (2.99%) Laravel
4 1 (1.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.49%) jQuery
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.99%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Life Science
4 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
2 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Time Management
2 11 (16.42%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.96%) ITIL
3 6 (8.96%) PRINCE2
3 6 (8.96%) Project Management
3 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (7.46%) Validation
5 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.97%) Information Governance
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.48%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
7 2 (2.99%) Change Control
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.99%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.99%) Release Management
7 2 (2.99%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.40%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.46%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.99%) C
4 2 (2.99%) C#
4 2 (2.99%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) ECDL
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) HL7
2 3 (4.48%) PMO
3 2 (2.99%) GDPR
3 2 (2.99%) PMBOK
3 2 (2.99%) QA
4 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 1 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco