The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 107 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +15
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.74% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.60% 2.22% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 9
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£300 £260 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £185 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £398 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -3.84%
NHS
South East

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

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
693 630 742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.34% 24.91% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 310 294
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.77 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £41.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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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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
Reading +12 6 £275 +53.84%
Bracknell 0 1 £180 -33.33%
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (20.41%) Project Management
3 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (18.37%) SQL
5 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
8 4 (8.16%) Degree
8 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.16%) MS Office
8 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
8 4 (8.16%) Finance
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.12%) Business Transformation
9 3 (6.12%) QlikView
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.12%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
10 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
10 2 (4.08%) Statistical Analysis
10 2 (4.08%) Information Management
10 2 (4.08%) Marketing
10 2 (4.08%) Informatics
10 2 (4.08%) Analytics
10 2 (4.08%) Change Management
10 2 (4.08%) MS Access
10 2 (4.08%) Telecoms

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.04%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.12%) QlikView
5 2 (4.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Project Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Information Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) Information Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Trainer
5 5 (10.20%) NHS Project Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Information Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) NHS Information Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Developer
7 3 (6.12%) NHS Information Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) NHS Business Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Clinical Coder
8 1 (2.04%) NHS Performance Manager
8 1 (2.04%) NHS Programme Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) CSS
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
1 1 (2.04%) jQuery
1 1 (2.04%) HTML5
1 1 (2.04%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Informatics
2 2 (4.08%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.04%) FMCG
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) IPTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Project Management
2 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.12%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (6.12%) Business Transformation
6 2 (4.08%) Analytics
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Information Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.04%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.04%) Security Management
7 1 (2.04%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) CRISC
2 1 (2.04%) CISSP
2 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.04%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Cerner
2 1 (2.04%) iSOFT
2 1 (2.04%) SAP
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