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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 72 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing NHS 65 52 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.56% 2.25% 4.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.48% 8.43% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 67
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£275 £225 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £208 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £294 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 11
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £19.55 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £21.75 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -10.00%
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
620 617 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.44% 26.64% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 297 287
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £138 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 70 71
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.93 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +2 19 £350 +66.66% 1
Hertfordshire +11 15 £290 +5.45% 4
Norfolk +8 9 £205 -8.88% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 8 £208 -
Suffolk 0 5 £175 -16.66% 3
Bedfordshire -7 4 £98 -65.78%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (17.16%) SQL
2 19 (14.18%) Project Management
3 16 (11.94%) ITIL
3 16 (11.94%) Windows
4 15 (11.19%) Migration
5 13 (9.70%) Finance
5 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
7 10 (7.46%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.72%) Data Migration
8 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
9 8 (5.97%) MS Office
10 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
10 7 (5.22%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (4.48%) SCCM
11 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
11 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (4.48%) Oracle
11 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (3.73%) Business Objects
12 5 (3.73%) WebLogic
12 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.73%) Analytics
12 5 (3.73%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (3.73%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.73%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.99%) CMS
4 3 (2.24%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.24%) Confluence
4 3 (2.24%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.75%) Lync
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (5.97%) MS Office
2 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) MS Project
3 2 (1.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.75%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.24%) Firewall
1 3 (2.24%) LAN
1 3 (2.24%) VoIP
1 3 (2.24%) WAN
2 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.49%) Wireless
3 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.75%) SAN
3 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.75%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.24%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.75%) EDMS
7 1 (0.75%) MS Access
7 1 (0.75%) MySQL
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 13 (9.70%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (2.99%) Local Government
4 3 (2.24%) Publishing
5 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Analyst
2 18 (13.43%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.46%) Information Analyst
4 9 (6.72%) Architect
5 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
5 8 (5.97%) Developer
6 7 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.22%) Applications Support
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Design Architect
7 6 (4.48%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.48%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.73%) SQL Developer
8 5 (3.73%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.73%) Administrator
8 5 (3.73%) Training Manager
9 4 (2.99%) NHS Information Analyst
9 4 (2.99%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.49%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.49%) Web Services
1 2 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (0.75%) CGI
2 1 (0.75%) XML
2 1 (0.75%) jQuery
2 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.99%) User Experience
3 3 (2.24%) LIMS
3 3 (2.24%) Social Media
3 3 (2.24%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.49%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.75%) PACS
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.75%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.75%) e-Health
5 1 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.75%) Informatics
5 1 (0.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.94%) Windows
2 10 (7.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.18%) Project Management
2 16 (11.94%) ITIL
3 15 (11.19%) Migration
4 9 (6.72%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.22%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.73%) Analytics
7 5 (3.73%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (2.99%) Data Analysis
8 4 (2.99%) Data Management
8 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.24%) Service Management
9 3 (2.24%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.24%) CRM
9 3 (2.24%) Time Management
10 2 (1.49%) Business Analysis
10 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (1.49%) ETL
10 2 (1.49%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.16%) SQL
2 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.24%) C#
4 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.75%) VB
4 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.73%) Degree
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.49%) APMP
4 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.49%) ISEB
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.49%) MCSA
4 2 (1.49%) CCNP
5 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.75%) MCP
5 1 (0.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.24%) HL7
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (6.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (9.70%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle
3 5 (3.73%) Business Objects
4 3 (2.24%) Lagan
4 3 (2.24%) Fujitsu
4 3 (2.24%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.49%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.49%) F5
5 2 (1.49%) Cisco
5 2 (1.49%) McAfee
5 2 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.49%) Cerner
5 2 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (0.75%) SmartStream
6 1 (0.75%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.75%) Mitel
6 1 (0.75%) Google
6 1 (0.75%) Fortinet
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