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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 67 65 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -20
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.89% 0.88% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.15% 4.17% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 2
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£303 £363 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £284 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £440 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
254 168 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 28.22% 21.03% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 120 84
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 7
Average hourly rate £29.50 £16.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.78% -61.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Project
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Cerner
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Release Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Control
5 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Qualitative Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Project
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Support Officer
2 2 (12.50%) Project Officer
2 2 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Project Support Coordinator
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Officer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Support Officer
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Control
3 2 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Qualitative Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cerner
2 1 (6.25%) LANDesk
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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