Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 120 87
Rank change year-on-year -23 -33 -38
Contract jobs citing NHS 60 117 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.05% 1.72% 2.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.61% 5.27% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 63 141
North West median daily rate £300 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £175 £174 £150
90th Percentile £488 £565 £380
England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 28 18
North West median hourly rate £18.72 £21.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +61.54% -17.46%
10th Percentile £12.94 £13.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £34.00 £19.98
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.69 £13.60
% change year-on-year -7.02% +37.41% -9.33%

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 1660 2220 2425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 29.17% 32.61% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1059 1419 1437
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 89 114
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £44.80 £46.07
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £19.09
% change year-on-year - +7.39% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +1 34 £266 +13.30% 2
Lancashire +3 8 £288 -32.19% 1
Cheshire -3 6 £325 +13.04% 1
Merseyside -6 3 £226 -60.78% 3
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 North West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (10.00%) Windows
5 6 (10.00%) Time Management
5 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) WAN
6 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.33%) CSS
6 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.33%) HTML
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (8.33%) QlikView
7 4 (6.67%) HL7
7 4 (6.67%) JSON
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.67%) Firewall
7 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
7 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.67%) Java
7 4 (6.67%) C#
7 4 (6.67%) LAN
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Management
7 4 (6.67%) HTML5
7 4 (6.67%) Relational Database

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 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) WAN
2 4 (6.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) VoIP
4 2 (3.33%) PBX
4 2 (3.33%) SMS
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.67%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) Skype
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) QlikView
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.00%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.67%) Big Data
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) MySQL
6 1 (1.67%) Power BI
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) webpack
3 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 13 (21.67%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.67%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (8.33%) NHS Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) SQL BI Developer
6 4 (6.67%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Data Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Integration Developer
7 3 (5.00%) NHS Data Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) SQL Data Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 2 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Elasticsearch Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) CSS
1 5 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) HTML5
2 4 (6.67%) JSON
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 2 (3.33%) Ajax
4 2 (3.33%) CSS3
4 2 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.33%) Laravel
4 2 (3.33%) LINQ
4 2 (3.33%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.33%) SOAP
4 2 (3.33%) Web Services
4 2 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.67%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.67%) LIMS
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
1 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (10.00%) Time Management
3 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.33%) Project Management
4 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.67%) Performance Management
4 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (5.00%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.00%) Information Governance
5 3 (5.00%) ITIL
5 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.00%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Search
6 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.33%) Release Management
6 2 (3.33%) TDD
6 2 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.67%) ECDL
3 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) HL7
2 2 (3.33%) PMO
2 2 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) GDPR
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) Rancher
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco