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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 119 115 104
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing NHS 14 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.03% 1.77% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
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£375 £308 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -15.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.79 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
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
688 790 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.41% 28.04% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 390 204
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.90 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.35 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 26 February 2015.

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 26 February 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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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 +11 4 £388 +39.01% 1
Maidenhead +8 1 £400 +14.28%
Slough - - - - 2
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.34%) Informatics
5 2 (6.90%) MDX
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) PerformancePoint
5 2 (6.90%) Legal
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) OLAP
5 2 (6.90%) MS Office
5 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.90%) Information Governance
5 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.90%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) PerformancePoint
4 2 (6.90%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (6.90%) OLAP
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Information Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) NHS Information Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Business Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Bid Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Data Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
6 1 (3.45%) NHS Programme Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Change Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Informatics
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Information Governance
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.45%) Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Line Management
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Information Management
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) SAP
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Cerner
2 1 (3.45%) Cognos
2 1 (3.45%) Business Objects