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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 82 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.37% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 1.73% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£335 £320 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +56.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
309 231 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 22.82% 20.07% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 115 72
Average daily rate £400 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £28.50 £14.37 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.32% +19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £12.07 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £16.87 £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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
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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 January 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%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (25.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (12.50%) RIA
3 1 (12.50%) Ext JS
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Trainer
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
1 1 (12.50%) Ext JS
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) E-Learning
2 1 (12.50%) RIA
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat