Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 136 106
Rank change year-on-year -14 -30 -41
Contract jobs citing NHS 67 62 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.13% 1.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.70% 3.34% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 97
North West median daily rate £313 £231 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.28% +6.21% -22.74%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £120
90th Percentile £431 £375 £371
England median daily rate £330 £325 £303
% change year-on-year +1.54% +7.44% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 26
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -26.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.00 £8.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £31.50 £19.60 £23.50
England median hourly rate £14.02 £14.14 £15.75
% change year-on-year -0.85% -10.24% +5.00%

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 1,812 1,859 2,522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 30.81% 33.78% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,062 1,098 1,508
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £213 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 127 117
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.91% +13.94%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £55.00 £49.05 £47.39
England median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -4.76% +16.67%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -5 42 £300 +11.11% 6
Lancashire -2 6 £231 - 8
Cheshire -9 6 £350 +59.45% 6
Merseyside +15 1 £300 +26.05%
Cumbria -6 1 £375 +121.24%
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) Windows
3 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
4 10 (14.93%) Project Management
5 9 (13.43%) SQL
5 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
6 8 (11.94%) Time Management
6 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (10.45%) .NET
7 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.96%) C#
8 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
8 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
9 5 (7.46%) Firewall
9 5 (7.46%) CSS
9 5 (7.46%) Web Services
9 5 (7.46%) HTML
9 5 (7.46%) LAN
9 5 (7.46%) WAN
9 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.46%) Finance
9 5 (7.46%) RavenDB
9 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Core
10 4 (5.97%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (5.97%) CSS3
10 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
10 4 (5.97%) HTML5
10 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
10 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap

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%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.49%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) GitHub
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Firewall
1 5 (7.46%) LAN
1 5 (7.46%) WAN
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
2 1 (1.49%) PBX
2 1 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
2 1 (1.49%) VoIP
2 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (7.46%) RavenDB
3 4 (5.97%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (5.97%) QlikView
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.48%) Big Data
5 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.49%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Project Manager
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) Rollout Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
4 6 (8.96%) NHS Project Manager
5 5 (7.46%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) IT Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.97%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.48%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
8 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (2.99%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Core
3 5 (7.46%) CSS
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) CSS3
4 4 (5.97%) HTML5
4 4 (5.97%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) SOAP
4 4 (5.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.99%) RESTful
5 2 (2.99%) WSDL
5 2 (2.99%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) .NET Core
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Semantic Web
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) User Experience
3 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) PMI
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Windows
2 11 (16.42%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Project Management
2 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
3 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (11.94%) Time Management
4 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.97%) Ontologies
6 4 (5.97%) Service Management
6 4 (5.97%) SOA
7 3 (4.48%) Change Management
7 3 (4.48%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (4.48%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.48%) Information Governance
7 3 (4.48%) ITIL
7 3 (4.48%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.99%) Break/Fix
8 2 (2.99%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 6 (8.96%) C#
3 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Data Quality
2 3 (4.48%) GDPR
3 2 (2.99%) PMO
3 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 2 (2.99%) SNOMED CT
3 2 (2.99%) WAI
4 1 (1.49%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.49%) Kibana
Vendors
1 16 (23.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.49%) Google