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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 40 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.62% 1.93% 2.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.06% 6.67% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
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 £313 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
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 £14.63 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.84% -15.71%
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
99 105 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.76% 28.93% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 46
Average daily rate £325 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
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 22 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 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 2 (16.67%) MS Project
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development
3 1 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
3 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Access
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) McKesson
3 1 (8.33%) LIMS

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
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%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) NHS Information Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (8.33%) Data Integration
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) LIMS
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Business Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
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