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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 83 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 63 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.02% 2.52% 2.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.36% 8.51% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 42
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£255 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £184 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Average hourly rate £25.69 £27.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +68.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.72 £18.30 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £46.50 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -2.36%
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
856 928 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.44% 29.58% 29.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 507 358
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 93 78
Average hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 17 £293 -31.04% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 12 £250 -16.66% 2
Bedfordshire +22 10 £325 +87.05%
Hertfordshire 0 10 £350 +32.07% 3
Norfolk +4 7 £250 -16.66%
Suffolk -3 7 £250 -16.66%
East Anglia +4 3 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 20 (19.23%) SQL
2 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 11 (10.58%) Windows
5 10 (9.62%) ITIL
5 10 (9.62%) Project Management
5 10 (9.62%) Citrix
6 9 (8.65%) Cisco
7 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
9 6 (5.77%) VMware
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
9 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (4.81%) MS Office
10 5 (4.81%) VoIP
10 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
10 5 (4.81%) CCNA
10 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (4.81%) LIMS
10 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
11 4 (3.85%) Firewall
11 4 (3.85%) CCNP
11 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (3.85%) Cerner
11 4 (3.85%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Office
1 5 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.81%) VoIP
2 4 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) LAN
3 3 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) Wireless
4 2 (1.92%) Internet
4 2 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.96%) DHCP
5 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.96%) DNS
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.96%) FCoE
5 1 (0.96%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.96%) PABX
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.96%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.96%) OLAP
5 1 (0.96%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (2.88%) Finance
4 2 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.69%) Developer
3 8 (7.69%) Information Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Service Analyst
4 6 (5.77%) Information Manager
5 5 (4.81%) NHS Project Manager
5 5 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (4.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Trainer
6 4 (3.85%) Procurement Manager
6 4 (3.85%) NHS Information Analyst
6 4 (3.85%) Configuration Analyst
7 3 (2.88%) Server Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Rollout Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (2.88%) Information Governance Manager
7 3 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.96%) .NET
1 1 (0.96%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.81%) LIMS
4 2 (1.92%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.92%) PACS
4 2 (1.92%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.92%) Informatics
5 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.96%) Clustering
5 1 (0.96%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.96%) DTV
5 1 (0.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.58%) Windows
2 6 (5.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Solaris
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.54%) PRINCE2
2 10 (9.62%) ITIL
2 10 (9.62%) Project Management
3 8 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (4.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 4 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 4 (3.85%) Information Governance
5 4 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 3 (2.88%) Integration Testing
6 3 (2.88%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.88%) Mentoring
6 3 (2.88%) Regression Testing
6 3 (2.88%) Migration
7 2 (1.92%) Service Management
7 2 (1.92%) PRINCE
7 2 (1.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.92%) Data Modelling
7 2 (1.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) SQL
2 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.92%) VB
3 2 (1.92%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) VBA
4 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) CCNA
1 5 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.85%) CCNP
3 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.88%) CCA
3 3 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.92%) PMP
4 2 (1.92%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.92%) MCITP
4 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) ECDL
5 1 (0.96%) CCDA
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
5 1 (0.96%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) HL7
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
2 3 (2.88%) XenApp
2 3 (2.88%) vSphere
2 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.96%) SCOM
2 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Citrix
2 9 (8.65%) Cisco
3 8 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.77%) VMware
5 4 (3.85%) Cerner
6 3 (2.88%) Avaya
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle
7 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.92%) BT
8 1 (0.96%) Mitel
8 1 (0.96%) SAP
8 1 (0.96%) McKesson
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing Group
Rate: Flexible Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £250 per day + Flexible Working
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £230 per day + flexiblle working hours
Posted: 8 days ago
Colchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
East of England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago