The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 10 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 7.14% 1.35% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 25.00% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £183 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
NHS
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 28.57% 43.24% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 4
Average daily rate £300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Bedford region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Bedford region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

NHS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS.

1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Local Government
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) CCA
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) BT
5 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (14.29%) PABX
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
5 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing NHS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) PABX
General
1 2 (28.57%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Information Governance
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCA
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) BT