The first 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Bristol region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 66 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 1.92% 1.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.24% 10.17% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 14
Average daily rate £290 £488 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.51% +57.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £291 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £518 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £264 £285
% change year-on-year
+4.14% -7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +8.29%
Miscellaneous Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
134 118 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.84% 18.85% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 92
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £17.53 £16.72 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% -48.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.05 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £85.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -20.00%
NHS
South West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2014, 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 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
1 8 (42.11%) HTML5
1 8 (42.11%) iPad
1 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
1 8 (42.11%) Mobile App
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (36.84%) SaaS
3 6 (31.58%) ISEB
4 5 (26.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.79%) QA
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
8 1 (5.26%) User Stories
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (5.26%) iSOFT
8 1 (5.26%) Project Management
8 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
8 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (36.84%) SaaS
General
1 5 (26.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Transformation Programme Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Process Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Communications Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) NHS Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (42.11%) HTML
1 8 (42.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) iPad
1 8 (42.11%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
4 1 (5.26%) User Stories
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.26%) iSOFT