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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 36 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.90% 1.55% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.06% 5.56% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate - £98 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -65.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.78 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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
98 108 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 29.52% 27.98% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 83 28
Average daily rate £450 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 10
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £12.30 £8.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £18.25 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Luton 0 2 - -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (40.00%) Apple
4 6 (40.00%) SLA
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Phone
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) vSphere
7 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (13.33%) XenApp
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.67%) Business Development
8 1 (6.67%) Degree
8 1 (6.67%) Life Science
8 1 (6.67%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (6.67%) SQL
8 1 (6.67%) LAN
8 1 (6.67%) WAN

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 7 (46.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) IT Support
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
3 3 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (20.00%) IT Technician
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Business Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Server
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Apple
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
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