The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 37 37 37
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.63% 2.00% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.66% 8.54% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £230 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -8.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -17.97%
NHS
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
106 82 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.73% 23.43% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 46
Average daily rate £338 £320 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 22
Average hourly rate £38.75 £36.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Cambridge region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Cambridge region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) MS Access
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) McKesson
4 1 (8.33%) LIMS
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
4 1 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (8.33%) QA
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (16.67%) MS Project
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Information Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) LIMS
1 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) McKesson