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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 80 51 51
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 50 102 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.81% 3.35% 3.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.81% 13.01% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 43
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£281 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £138 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £351 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.75 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +12.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.75 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £36.25 £62.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.80%
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
734 784 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.57% 25.76% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 421 267
Average daily rate £373 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £172 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 53 65
Average hourly rate £32.10 £26.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.46% -26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 +3 18 £275 +22.22% 4
Hertfordshire -8 10 £310 +31.91% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £300 +30.43% 2
Suffolk +8 6 £300 +71.42%
Bedfordshire +3 5 £200 -33.33% 2
Norfolk -4 2 £275 -
East Anglia -4 2 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 32 (27.35%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) ITIL
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 12 (10.26%) Project Management
4 12 (10.26%) MS Office
5 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
6 10 (8.55%) Windows
6 10 (8.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (8.55%) Finance
7 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (6.84%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.84%) Migration
9 7 (5.98%) Service Management
9 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.98%) SCCM
9 7 (5.98%) Time Management
9 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
10 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
10 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
10 6 (5.13%) Cisco
11 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (4.27%) C#
11 5 (4.27%) VoIP
11 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
11 5 (4.27%) Mathematics
11 5 (4.27%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) Lync
2 1 (0.85%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (10.26%) MS Office
2 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.71%) MS Project
3 2 (1.71%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.27%) VoIP
2 4 (3.42%) Firewall
2 4 (3.42%) Wireless
2 4 (3.42%) WAN
2 4 (3.42%) LAN
3 2 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.71%) Internet
4 1 (0.85%) SAN
4 1 (0.85%) PABX
4 1 (0.85%) Ethereal
4 1 (0.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.42%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.85%) EDMS
6 1 (0.85%) MySQL
6 1 (0.85%) MS Access
6 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 10 (8.55%) Pharmaceutical
1 10 (8.55%) Finance
2 6 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Local Government
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) Analyst
2 12 (10.26%) Project Manager
2 12 (10.26%) Support Analyst
3 10 (8.55%) Developer
4 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 8 (6.84%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Applications Support
6 7 (5.98%) Applications Support Analyst
7 6 (5.13%) NHS Project Manager
7 6 (5.13%) Desktop Support
7 6 (5.13%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.27%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Administrator
8 5 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.27%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) jQuery
1 4 (3.42%) .NET
1 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.71%) JSON
2 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (1.71%) CSS
2 2 (1.71%) XML
2 2 (1.71%) HTML
3 1 (0.85%) CGI
3 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.27%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.71%) E-Learning
3 2 (1.71%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.85%) LIMS
4 1 (0.85%) User Experience
4 1 (0.85%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.85%) Social Media
4 1 (0.85%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Windows
2 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.38%) ITIL
2 12 (10.26%) Project Management
3 8 (6.84%) PRINCE2
3 8 (6.84%) Migration
4 7 (5.98%) Service Management
4 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.98%) Time Management
5 5 (4.27%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.42%) Data Analysis
6 4 (3.42%) Data Management
6 4 (3.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (3.42%) Analytics
7 3 (2.56%) MVC
7 3 (2.56%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.71%) Document Management
8 2 (1.71%) Project Planning
8 2 (1.71%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.71%) Validation
8 2 (1.71%) Scrum
8 2 (1.71%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.35%) SQL
2 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 5 (4.27%) C#
4 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.42%) CCNP
3 3 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (1.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.71%) MCSA
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.85%) CCA
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) HL7
1 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (5.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.13%) Cisco
3 4 (3.42%) Business Objects
3 4 (3.42%) CheckPoint
4 3 (2.56%) Avaya
5 2 (1.71%) Blue Coat
5 2 (1.71%) Mitel
5 2 (1.71%) F5
5 2 (1.71%) BT
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle
5 2 (1.71%) SmartStream
5 2 (1.71%) Citrix
5 2 (1.71%) Adobe
5 2 (1.71%) McAfee
6 1 (0.85%) Cerner
6 1 (0.85%) McKesson
6 1 (0.85%) VMware
6 1 (0.85%) Google
6 1 (0.85%) Fortinet
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