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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 52 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.43% 1.06% 1.58%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.02% 3.61% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£133 £225 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.11% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £205 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £245 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £6.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +207.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
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
99 83 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.11% 29.23% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 60
Average daily rate £413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £17.25 £6.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £26.00 £92.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) PowerPivot
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VBA
2 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) PowerPivot
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) NHS Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Business Objects
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bedfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago