The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 69 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing NHS 58 85 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.21% 2.95% 3.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.54% 11.21% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 49 52
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£275 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £138 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £326 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 5
Average hourly rate £12.43 £21.75 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.87% +12.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.25 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £33.00 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.44 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -11.75%
NHS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
679 758 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.86% 26.30% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 390 265
Average daily rate £375 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £186 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 46 55
Average hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -45.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £39.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +9 18 £320 +40.65% 4
Hertfordshire +7 11 £293 +27.17% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 9 £300 +57.89%
Suffolk +4 9 £256 +46.42%
Bedfordshire -2 5 £135 -53.84%
Norfolk -2 5 £250 - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 30 (24.00%) SQL
2 18 (14.40%) ITIL
3 14 (11.20%) Windows
3 14 (11.20%) Active Directory
4 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 13 (10.40%) Project Management
5 12 (9.60%) Migration
6 10 (8.00%) Finance
6 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.20%) SCCM
7 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (7.20%) MS Office
7 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.40%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
9 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (4.80%) Time Management
10 6 (4.80%) Service Management
10 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.00%) Firewall
11 5 (4.00%) LAN
11 5 (4.00%) VoIP
11 5 (4.00%) WAN
11 5 (4.00%) Business Objects
11 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
11 5 (4.00%) C#
11 5 (4.00%) Data Migration
11 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
1 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.80%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.80%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (7.20%) MS Office
2 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.40%) MS Project
4 2 (1.60%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) LAN
1 5 (4.00%) VoIP
1 5 (4.00%) WAN
1 5 (4.00%) Firewall
2 4 (3.20%) Wireless
3 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.60%) Internet
3 2 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.80%) Ethereal
4 1 (0.80%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.80%) EDMS
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.80%) MS Access
7 1 (0.80%) MySQL
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Publishing
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (35.20%) Analyst
2 13 (10.40%) Project Manager
3 12 (9.60%) Support Analyst
4 11 (8.80%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Information Analyst
5 9 (7.20%) Applications Support
5 9 (7.20%) Developer
6 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.60%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) NHS Project Manager
9 4 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.20%) NHS Business Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.20%) .NET
1 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
1 4 (3.20%) jQuery
2 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (1.60%) JSON
2 2 (1.60%) CSS
2 2 (1.60%) XML
2 2 (1.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.80%) CGI
3 1 (0.80%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.20%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.60%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.80%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.80%) LIMS
4 1 (0.80%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.80%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.80%) Social Media
4 1 (0.80%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 10 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.20%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.80%) Solaris
4 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.40%) ITIL
2 13 (10.40%) Project Management
3 12 (9.60%) Migration
4 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.80%) Service Management
5 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.80%) Time Management
6 5 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.20%) Data Management
7 4 (3.20%) Analytics
7 4 (3.20%) Data Analysis
8 3 (2.40%) MVC
8 3 (2.40%) Validation
9 2 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.60%) Scrum
9 2 (1.60%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.60%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.60%) ETL
9 2 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (4.00%) T-SQL
2 5 (4.00%) C#
3 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (3.20%) CCNP
1 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.40%) Degree
3 2 (1.60%) MCSA
3 2 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.60%) CCNA
3 2 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.80%) APMP
4 1 (0.80%) ISEB
4 1 (0.80%) MCP
4 1 (0.80%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.60%) HL7
1 2 (1.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.80%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) SCCM
2 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.00%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.20%) Cisco
3 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.60%) McAfee
4 2 (1.60%) Mitel
4 2 (1.60%) Blue Coat
4 2 (1.60%) Adobe
4 2 (1.60%) SmartStream
4 2 (1.60%) Avaya
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle
4 2 (1.60%) F5
5 1 (0.80%) Cerner
5 1 (0.80%) Infoflex
5 1 (0.80%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) Fortinet
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
East Anglia
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Basildon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basildon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
East of England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Norfolk
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago