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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 85 73
Rank change year-on-year -30 -12  
Contract jobs citing NHS 20 72 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 1.89% 2.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.15% 6.03% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 43 60
Median daily rate £231 £205 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -25.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £122 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £335 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 18 9
Median hourly rate - £14.34 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

NHS is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 929 1194 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.03% 31.34% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 711 549
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 60
Median hourly rate £30.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.89% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £47.39 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 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 -20 10 £215 +4.63% 3
Merseyside -8 5 £513 +169.73% 2
Cheshire +21 1 £200 -2.43% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (17.74%) SQL
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
4 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.06%) HL7
5 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
5 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
5 5 (8.06%) Java
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
5 5 (8.06%) JSON
6 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.45%) Service Management
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (6.45%) LAN
7 3 (4.84%) Electronic Patient Records
7 3 (4.84%) PMO
7 3 (4.84%) Line Management
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.84%) ITIL
7 3 (4.84%) .NET
7 3 (4.84%) Finance
7 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (4.84%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) Informatics
7 3 (4.84%) QlikView
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS

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 (1.61%) OnBase
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) LAN
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (3.23%) DHCP
2 2 (3.23%) DNS
2 2 (3.23%) MPLS
2 2 (3.23%) SSL
2 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.23%) VLAN
2 2 (3.23%) VPN
2 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.84%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (4.84%) QlikView
4 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.23%) Power BI
5 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.61%) MS Access
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
1 1 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.29%) Programme Manager
5 6 (9.68%) NHS Programme Manager
6 5 (8.06%) Trainer
7 4 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Integration Developer
7 4 (6.45%) NHS Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 3 (4.84%) SQL Developer
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) IT Manager
9 2 (3.23%) IT Programme Manager
9 2 (3.23%) IT Trainer
9 2 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.23%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) JSON
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.61%) Laravel
3 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.61%) PACS
2 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
2 6 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (8.06%) Project Management
4 4 (6.45%) Service Management
5 3 (4.84%) Informatics
5 3 (4.84%) ITIL
5 3 (4.84%) Line Management
5 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Data Extraction
6 2 (3.23%) Data Protection
6 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (3.23%) Information Governance
6 2 (3.23%) Information Management
6 2 (3.23%) ITSM
6 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.06%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) C
4 1 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (1.61%) PHP
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.84%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) CCNA
2 2 (3.23%) CCNP
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) ISEB
2 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) Data Quality
1 5 (8.06%) HL7
2 3 (4.84%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (1.61%) Civica
3 1 (1.61%) HP
3 1 (1.61%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.61%) Xerox
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Posted: 24 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday