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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 69 65 44
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.87% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.33% 4.49% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Average daily rate
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£303 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.55% -14.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
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
226 156 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 25.77% 19.35% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 107 55
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -21.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 3 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 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Project
5 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
5 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (16.67%) Cerner
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Qualitative Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Project
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) Tester
1 2 (16.67%) Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Analyst
1 2 (16.67%) Project Officer
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Developer
1 2 (16.67%) Project Support Officer
2 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Software Manager
2 1 (8.33%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (8.33%) Project Support Coordinator
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Support Officer
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Development Manager
2 1 (8.33%) DBA
2 1 (8.33%) Development Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
3 2 (16.67%) Qualitative Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cerner