The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.80% 0.91% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.69% 4.02% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 3
Average daily rate £340 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £294 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.19 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +1.69%
NHS
South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
260 199 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 29.55% 22.72% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 150 125
Average daily rate £368 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £511 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Average hourly rate £39.00 £45.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £36.78 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £65.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (25.00%) NetApp
2 5 (25.00%) Veritas
2 5 (25.00%) Symantec
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (15.00%) CBAP
4 3 (15.00%) Data Management
4 3 (15.00%) ISEB
4 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (10.00%) Service Design

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Developer
5 2 (10.00%) NHS Business Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Data Quality Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior NHS Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (5.00%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) Itk
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (5.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (5.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Solaris
1 5 (25.00%) Unix
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) Data Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Service Design
3 2 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (5.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) ETL
4 1 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Line Management
4 1 (5.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (15.00%) CBAP
2 3 (15.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) HL7
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) NetApp
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
1 5 (25.00%) Symantec
1 5 (25.00%) Veritas
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft