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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 36 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.93% - 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.14% - 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£200 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 - £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £280 £268
% change year-on-year
+13.39% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
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
98 110 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.00% 24.28% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 72 39
Average daily rate £425 £403 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% +15.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £219 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £530 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £42.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.42% +238.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 5 £200 -
Luton - 2 £200 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) CCA
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Local Government
6 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (15.38%) vSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 1 (7.69%) PABX
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) MCITP
7 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
7 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
7 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) PABX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Information Governance
2 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCA
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) CCIE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CCDA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) BT