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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 89 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 -34  
Contract jobs citing NHS 41 69 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.59% 1.80% 3.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.95% 5.58% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 54 75
Median daily rate £224 £219 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% -20.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £123 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 20
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £11.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £20.96 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 829 1237 1083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 32.11% 32.23% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 740 572
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 55 67
Median hourly rate £17.25 £23.27 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.87% +38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £47.39 £49.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.68% +48.00%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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 +11 18 £318 +49.41% 2
Cheshire +23 9 £220 +15.48%
Cumbria +4 3 £170 -
Merseyside -4 3 £192 -27.54% 1
Lancashire +6 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 11 (12.79%) Project Management
2 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (8.14%) LAN
6 6 (6.98%) Windows
6 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.81%) Service Management
7 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.81%) VLAN
7 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
7 5 (5.81%) Java
7 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.81%) WAN
7 5 (5.81%) Cisco
7 5 (5.81%) VPN
7 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
7 5 (5.81%) JSON
7 5 (5.81%) HL7
7 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (4.65%) Data Quality
8 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
8 4 (4.65%) PMO
8 4 (4.65%) Citrix
8 4 (4.65%) ITIL

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 (1.16%) OnBase
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) LAN
2 5 (5.81%) VLAN
2 5 (5.81%) VPN
2 5 (5.81%) WAN
3 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.65%) VoIP
4 3 (3.49%) DHCP
4 3 (3.49%) DNS
4 3 (3.49%) Firewall
5 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.33%) MPLS
5 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.16%) Intranet
6 1 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.49%) Electronic Patient Records
5 3 (3.49%) QlikView
6 2 (2.33%) Power BI
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
7 1 (1.16%) MySQL
7 1 (1.16%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Selenium
1 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Analyst
2 15 (17.44%) Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.14%) Trainer
5 5 (5.81%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Information Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Integration Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) NHS Programme Manager
6 4 (4.65%) NHS Project Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Team Leader
7 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (3.49%) Contracts Manager
7 3 (3.49%) NHS Information Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.49%) SSRS Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.33%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) JSON
2 1 (1.16%) .NET
2 1 (1.16%) Laravel
2 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.33%) PACS
3 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.98%) Windows
2 4 (4.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.79%) Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) Project Management
2 9 (10.47%) PRINCE2
3 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (5.81%) Service Management
5 4 (4.65%) ITIL
5 4 (4.65%) Network Design
6 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Defect Management
6 3 (3.49%) Information Management
6 3 (3.49%) PRINCE
6 3 (3.49%) Programme Governance
6 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
6 3 (3.49%) Test Planning
6 3 (3.49%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.33%) BCP
7 2 (2.33%) Change Management
7 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) Java
2 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) PHP
3 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) CCNA
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.16%) CCNP
4 1 (1.16%) CISM
4 1 (1.16%) ISEB
4 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) HL7
2 4 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.65%) PMO
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.81%) Cisco
3 4 (4.65%) Citrix
4 3 (3.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) AppSense
5 1 (1.16%) Civica
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: £46,625 to £57,640 (AfC band 8b) per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Premier IT
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago