The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 39 30 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing NHS 1 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.29% 2.67% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.95% 10.87% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £325 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +87.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -6.66%
NHS
East of England

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
105 92 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.26% 24.53% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 47 83
Median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% -45.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

NHS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) Smartcard
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware