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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 72 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 1.29% 1.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.17% 5.49% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +122.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £258 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £585 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -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
257 164 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.84% 23.46% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 112 95
Average daily rate £400 £371 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% +18.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.20 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £37.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -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
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 19 December 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 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Information Management
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (10.00%) Fast Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) Fast Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Information Management
2 1 (10.00%) Document Management
2 1 (10.00%) Logistics
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) BPR
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) SOA
2 1 (10.00%) Validation
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
1 1 (10.00%) Cerner
1 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (10.00%) BT