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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 60 69 46
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -23
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.91% 0.44% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.86% 2.04% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £295 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -39.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £391 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
207 196 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.58% 21.42% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 136 97
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £27.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +29.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.78 £11.55 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £35.00 £73.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 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 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
3 2 (20.00%) Qualitative Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Cerner

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Fast Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Project Officer
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Project Support Officer
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Project Support Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Support Officer
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Software Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Quantitative Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 2 (20.00%) Qualitative Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cerner