Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 142 110
Rank change year-on-year +44 -32 -25
Contract jobs citing NHS 137 68 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 1.20% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.36% 4.15% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 67
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -4.31%
10th Percentile £179 £171 £159
90th Percentile £450 £485 £545
England median daily rate £361 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +11.15% +2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 24
North West median hourly rate £26.21 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.79% -4.55% +83.33%
10th Percentile £16.36 £13.06 £13.30
90th Percentile £32.00 £31.50 £34.00
England median hourly rate £16.75 £17.38 £18.91
% change year-on-year -3.60% -8.11% +35.05%

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 1,639 1,637 2,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 27.47% 28.93% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 1,049 1,392
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £205 £200 £226
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 87 91
North West median hourly rate £23.67 £21.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.71% +15.07% +2.82%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.47 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.57 £56.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.98% +3.28% +5.26%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +45 116 £300 +1.69% 10
Lancashire -18 10 £270 -6.32% 5
Merseyside -3 4 £433 +152.92% 4
Cheshire -4 3 £325 -3.70% 7
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (21.90%) Windows
3 28 (20.44%) Windows 10
4 24 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (16.06%) ITIL
6 20 (14.60%) Intranet
6 20 (14.60%) Internet
6 20 (14.60%) Web Filtering
6 20 (14.60%) Kalman Filter
7 19 (13.87%) SQL
8 16 (11.68%) Project Management
8 16 (11.68%) Service Management
9 14 (10.22%) Data Centre
10 13 (9.49%) SLA
10 13 (9.49%) C#
11 12 (8.76%) .NET
11 12 (8.76%) Management Information System
12 11 (8.03%) Firewall
12 11 (8.03%) HTML
12 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
12 11 (8.03%) jQuery
12 11 (8.03%) HTML5
13 10 (7.30%) RavenDB
13 10 (7.30%) CSS3
13 10 (7.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 10 (7.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET Core
13 10 (7.30%) CSS
13 10 (7.30%) Web Services
13 10 (7.30%) PRINCE2

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 (0.73%) CMS
1 1 (0.73%) IIS
1 1 (0.73%) MS Project Server
1 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (0.73%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.38%) GitHub
3 2 (1.46%) IaaS
3 2 (1.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Office 365
4 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.60%) Internet
1 20 (14.60%) Intranet
2 11 (8.03%) Firewall
3 10 (7.30%) LAN
3 10 (7.30%) WAN
4 9 (6.57%) TACACS
4 9 (6.57%) Wireless
5 3 (2.19%) VPN
6 2 (1.46%) DNS
6 2 (1.46%) Skype
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.73%) DHCP
7 1 (0.73%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.73%) ISDN
7 1 (0.73%) MPLS
7 1 (0.73%) PBX
7 1 (0.73%) SSL
7 1 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.73%) VLAN
7 1 (0.73%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.30%) RavenDB
2 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.46%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.46%) Power BI
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.92%) Finance
2 4 (2.92%) Retail
3 3 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.73%) French Language
4 1 (0.73%) German Language
Job Titles
1 26 (18.98%) Analyst
2 22 (16.06%) Project Manager
3 20 (14.60%) Service Analyst
3 20 (14.60%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (13.87%) Rollout Engineer
4 19 (13.87%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (13.87%) Windows Rollout Engineer
5 16 (11.68%) Developer
6 15 (10.95%) NHS Project Manager
7 10 (7.30%) Network Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) SQL Developer
10 6 (4.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Tester
11 5 (3.65%) Migration Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Migration Project Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Technical Manager
11 5 (3.65%) Technical Project Manager
12 3 (2.19%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.76%) .NET
2 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
2 11 (8.03%) HTML
2 11 (8.03%) HTML5
2 11 (8.03%) jQuery
3 10 (7.30%) ASP.NET Core
3 10 (7.30%) CSS
3 10 (7.30%) CSS3
3 10 (7.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 10 (7.30%) Web Services
4 9 (6.57%) SOAP
5 6 (4.38%) XML
6 5 (3.65%) WSDL
7 4 (2.92%) RESTful
8 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.73%) COM
8 1 (0.73%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.76%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.57%) Handset
4 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.38%) Semantic Web
5 4 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.46%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.46%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.46%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.73%) Life Science
7 1 (0.73%) PMI
7 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.90%) Windows
2 28 (20.44%) Windows 10
3 9 (6.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.46%) Unix
5 1 (0.73%) Linux
5 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.52%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (16.06%) ITIL
3 20 (14.60%) Kalman Filter
3 20 (14.60%) Web Filtering
4 16 (11.68%) Project Management
4 16 (11.68%) Service Management
5 10 (7.30%) Migration
5 10 (7.30%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.57%) Time Management
7 7 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.11%) SOA
8 6 (4.38%) Ontologies
8 6 (4.38%) PRINCE
8 6 (4.38%) Regression Testing
8 6 (4.38%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.38%) Test Automation
9 5 (3.65%) Change Management
9 5 (3.65%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (3.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.87%) SQL
2 13 (9.49%) C#
3 5 (3.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.19%) Java
4 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.46%) Perl
5 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.46%) Python
5 2 (1.46%) R
6 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (7.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.46%) Degree
4 1 (0.73%) CCNA
4 1 (0.73%) CCNP
4 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
4 1 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.49%) SLA
2 9 (6.57%) GDPR
3 5 (3.65%) WAI
4 4 (2.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.73%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) Docker
3 1 (0.73%) KVM
3 1 (0.73%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 9 (6.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Cisco
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle
4 2 (1.46%) Hyperion
4 2 (1.46%) Sitecore
4 2 (1.46%) Talend