The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 75 81 55
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -26
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.16% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 0.68% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £135 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -34.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £135 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.21 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -18.80%
NHS
Scotland

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

Miscellaneous Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
321 295 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.17% 23.45% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 158 77
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £237 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +101.28%
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 Edinburgh

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

NHS
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) ColdFusion Developer
2 1 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) NHS Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Business Objects
1 1 (12.50%) NetApp
1 1 (12.50%) Red Hat