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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 91 59 76
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +17
Contract jobs citing NHS 35 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 2.73% 2.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.39% 10.24% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 44 34
Average daily rate £223 £270 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.59% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £146 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £385 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
649 674 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.88% 26.69% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 381 327
Average daily rate £393 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £194 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 62 66
Average hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.15 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +2 11 £300 +8.10% 4
Essex -15 10 £201 -44.55%
Norfolk -13 6 £150 -36.17%
Bedfordshire +7 4 £115 +17.94%
Cambridgeshire +2 2 £150 -27.71% 2
Suffolk +1 2 £189 -5.62% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.59%) Windows
3 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 13 (14.77%) ITIL
6 9 (10.23%) Project Management
6 9 (10.23%) Finance
7 8 (9.09%) Migration
8 7 (7.95%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.95%) SQL
8 7 (7.95%) SLA
9 6 (6.82%) Citrix
9 6 (6.82%) Apple
10 5 (5.68%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
10 5 (5.68%) Degree
10 5 (5.68%) PRINCE
10 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
11 4 (4.55%) Cisco
11 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.55%) MS Office
11 4 (4.55%) Information Governance
11 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
12 3 (3.41%) Windows Phone
12 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (3.41%) Records Management
12 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (3.41%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.41%) Documentum
1 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.14%) LiveCycle
3 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.14%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Wireless
2 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.14%) FCoE
2 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (1.14%) Firewall
2 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) NX-OS
2 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.14%) VLAN
2 1 (1.14%) VoIP
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.27%) EDMS
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.14%) OLAP
3 1 (1.14%) QlikView
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (21.59%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.09%) NHS Project Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Clinical Project Manager
5 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.68%) IT Support
6 5 (5.68%) Records Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Web Manager
7 4 (4.55%) Web Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (3.41%) Documentum Specialist
8 3 (3.41%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (3.41%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) PACS
1 3 (3.41%) PMI
2 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.27%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.14%) Clustering
3 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (1.14%) Life Science
3 1 (1.14%) LIMS
3 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Windows 2000 Server
2 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Phone
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Project Management
3 8 (9.09%) Migration
4 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.68%) PRINCE
6 4 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.55%) Information Governance
7 3 (3.41%) Information Management
7 3 (3.41%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.41%) Records Management
7 3 (3.41%) Time Management
8 2 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.27%) Business Development
8 2 (2.27%) Change Management
8 2 (2.27%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.27%) High Availability
8 2 (2.27%) Line Management
8 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (1.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.68%) Degree
2 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
2 3 (3.41%) PMP
2 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.27%) ECDL
4 1 (1.14%) CCA
4 1 (1.14%) CCNA
4 1 (1.14%) CCNP
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.14%) MCITP
4 1 (1.14%) MCSE
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
2 2 (2.27%) vSphere
2 2 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.14%) SCOM
2 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Apple
2 6 (6.82%) Citrix
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 2 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.14%) Civica
5 1 (1.14%) Cognos
5 1 (1.14%) SAP
5 1 (1.14%) TECHNIDATA
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