The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 95 83 98
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +15
Contract jobs citing NHS 1027 1012 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.07% 2.16% 2.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.72% 6.81% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 632 525
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 71 115
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.63 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.80% -3.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £10.69 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £24.85 £25.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -13.62%
NHS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15290 14865 13381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.74% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10003 9386 8026
Average daily rate £425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 625 763
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.27 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% +6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in England

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in England

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in England

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in England

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

NHS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
London +7 330 £325 +18.18% 87
Yorkshire +6 145 £308 -5.38% 37
South East -42 129 £300 +9.09% 43
North West -9 115 £300 +27.65% 37
South West -13 83 £300 +9.09% 20
West Midlands -3 67 £281 -3.84% 19
East of England -6 65 £280 +28.73% 22
East Midlands +9 62 £280 -2.60% 21
North East -18 20 £235 -27.69% 6
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 455 (21.97%) SQL
2 285 (13.76%) SQL Server
3 249 (12.02%) Microsoft
4 244 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
5 206 (9.95%) Project Management
6 187 (9.03%) Windows
7 186 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 166 (8.02%) PRINCE2
9 159 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
10 152 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 147 (7.10%) MS Excel
12 146 (7.05%) Migration
13 134 (6.47%) T-SQL
14 120 (5.79%) Finance
15 116 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 112 (5.41%) ITIL
16 112 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
17 100 (4.83%) MS Office
17 100 (4.83%) Windows 7
18 94 (4.54%) .NET
19 90 (4.35%) Programme Management
20 89 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
21 88 (4.25%) Active Directory
22 85 (4.10%) QlikView
23 82 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 79 (3.81%) Informatics
25 76 (3.67%) Management Information System
26 75 (3.62%) C#
26 75 (3.62%) Degree
26 75 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 67 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.11%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (0.58%) CMS
4 12 (0.58%) IIS
4 12 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 7 (0.34%) Apache
9 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.24%) SAS
10 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.24%) Orchard CMS
10 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.19%) Confluence
11 4 (0.19%) Lync
12 3 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 147 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 100 (4.83%) MS Office
3 26 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (1.01%) MS Project
5 12 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.34%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.24%) Mingle
9 4 (0.19%) SPSS
10 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.097%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.097%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.048%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.048%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 35 (1.69%) Cerner Millennium
2 23 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.14%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.097%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.048%) assyst
8 1 (0.048%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.048%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.048%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.048%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.50%) WAN
2 26 (1.26%) LAN
3 21 (1.01%) Firewall
4 13 (0.63%) SAN
5 12 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.58%) DNS
6 11 (0.53%) VoIP
7 10 (0.48%) Wireless
8 9 (0.43%) VPN
8 9 (0.43%) Network Security
9 8 (0.39%) DHCP
10 6 (0.29%) LDAP
10 6 (0.29%) Intranet
10 6 (0.29%) BGP
10 6 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.24%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.24%) SNMP
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (0.19%) IPsec
12 4 (0.19%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (13.76%) SQL Server
2 186 (8.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 159 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
4 152 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 85 (4.10%) QlikView
6 82 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 75 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (1.45%) MS Access
9 27 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.21%) OLAP
11 20 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
12 16 (0.77%) Relational Database
13 11 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
14 10 (0.48%) RavenDB
14 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (0.34%) EDMS
17 6 (0.29%) MySQL
17 6 (0.29%) Data Mining
18 5 (0.24%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 22 (1.06%) Visual Studio
2 14 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.29%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.19%) MSTest
7 3 (0.14%) Moq
7 3 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.14%) Subversion
7 3 (0.14%) Selenium
7 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.097%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.097%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.097%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.048%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.048%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.048%) Rhino Mocks
9 1 (0.048%) Ant
General
1 120 (5.79%) Finance
2 32 (1.55%) Telecoms
3 25 (1.21%) Legal
4 24 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 24 (1.16%) Marketing
5 23 (1.11%) Electronics
6 19 (0.92%) Local Government
7 15 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.24%) Back Office
8 5 (0.24%) Publishing
9 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.097%) Games
11 2 (0.097%) Banking
11 2 (0.097%) Retail
12 1 (0.048%) Billing
Job Titles
1 576 (27.81%) Analyst
2 276 (13.33%) Developer
3 246 (11.88%) Project Manager
4 201 (9.71%) Information Analyst
5 126 (6.08%) Trainer
6 121 (5.84%) Business Analyst
7 118 (5.70%) NHS Project Manager
8 102 (4.93%) SQL Developer
9 88 (4.25%) NHS Information Analyst
10 73 (3.52%) Data Analyst
11 59 (2.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 54 (2.61%) Product Specialist
12 54 (2.61%) NHS Business Analyst
13 49 (2.37%) Support Analyst
14 45 (2.17%) Architect
15 43 (2.08%) Senior Analyst
16 42 (2.03%) Programme Manager
17 41 (1.98%) Service Analyst
17 41 (1.98%) .NET Developer
18 36 (1.74%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (4.54%) .NET
2 67 (3.24%) ASP.NET
3 53 (2.56%) HTML
4 48 (2.32%) Web Services
5 47 (2.27%) XML
6 36 (1.74%) CSS
6 36 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 30 (1.45%) jQuery
8 28 (1.35%) HTML5
9 26 (1.26%) ASP.NET Web API
10 24 (1.16%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.06%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 15 (0.72%) XHTML
13 14 (0.68%) CSS3
14 13 (0.63%) Ajax
15 10 (0.48%) RESTful
16 8 (0.39%) SOAP
17 7 (0.34%) XSLT
17 7 (0.34%) Itk
18 6 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (3.81%) Informatics
3 76 (3.67%) Management Information System
4 29 (1.40%) PACS
5 23 (1.11%) DTV
6 17 (0.82%) Freedom of Information
7 16 (0.77%) E-Learning
7 16 (0.77%) Smartcard
8 15 (0.72%) Statistics
9 14 (0.68%) User Experience
9 14 (0.68%) Visualisation
10 13 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 12 (0.58%) Data Extraction
11 12 (0.58%) Open Source
12 10 (0.48%) Health Informatics
13 9 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
13 9 (0.43%) NPfIT
14 8 (0.39%) LIMS
14 8 (0.39%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 187 (9.03%) Windows
2 100 (4.83%) Windows 7
3 45 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 28 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.58%) Linux
7 10 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.39%) CentOS
10 5 (0.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.19%) UNIX
12 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.097%) Android
13 2 (0.097%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.048%) AIX
14 1 (0.048%) HPUX
14 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (11.78%) Business Intelligence
2 206 (9.95%) Project Management
3 166 (8.02%) PRINCE2
4 146 (7.05%) Migration
5 116 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 112 (5.41%) ITIL
7 90 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 89 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
9 71 (3.43%) ETL
10 62 (2.99%) Change Management
10 62 (2.99%) Data Migration
11 60 (2.90%) Information Governance
12 59 (2.85%) Service Delivery
13 48 (2.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 41 (1.98%) Data Analysis
15 35 (1.69%) Validation
16 34 (1.64%) Service Management
17 31 (1.50%) Data Modelling
18 30 (1.45%) Information Management
18 30 (1.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 455 (21.97%) SQL
2 134 (6.47%) T-SQL
3 75 (3.62%) C#
4 64 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 34 (1.64%) VBA
6 17 (0.82%) VB
6 17 (0.82%) Java
7 10 (0.48%) C
7 10 (0.48%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.39%) PHP
9 7 (0.34%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.34%) Ruby
10 6 (0.29%) XPath
10 6 (0.29%) Python
11 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.097%) VBScript
13 1 (0.048%) MUMPS
13 1 (0.048%) Tcl
13 1 (0.048%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.048%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 75 (3.62%) Degree
2 63 (3.04%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.63%) CCNA
8 11 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (0.53%) CCNP
9 10 (0.48%) ISEB
10 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.24%) MCSE
12 4 (0.19%) Postgraduate
12 4 (0.19%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.14%) APMP
13 3 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.14%) MCSA
14 2 (0.097%) MCP
14 2 (0.097%) CCAB
14 2 (0.097%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 29 (1.40%) QA
3 24 (1.16%) HL7
3 24 (1.16%) SLA
4 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.048%) GxP
6 1 (0.048%) BS7799
6 1 (0.048%) DICOM
6 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.048%) COBIT
6 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 88 (4.25%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.097%) XenServer
5 2 (0.097%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.048%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.048%) Firmware
6 1 (0.048%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.048%) vSphere
6 1 (0.048%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (0.53%) Puppet
2 9 (0.43%) SCCM
3 6 (0.29%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.19%) DameWare
5 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.097%) OpenView
6 2 (0.097%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.048%) SCOM
7 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.048%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 249 (12.02%) Microsoft
2 69 (3.33%) Cerner
3 68 (3.28%) Oracle
4 41 (1.98%) VMware
5 30 (1.45%) SAP
6 29 (1.40%) Business Objects
7 25 (1.21%) Tableau
8 21 (1.01%) Citrix
9 19 (0.92%) Cisco
10 17 (0.82%) CheckPoint
11 12 (0.58%) HP
12 11 (0.53%) Splunk
13 9 (0.43%) NetApp
14 7 (0.34%) Dell
15 6 (0.29%) Adobe
15 6 (0.29%) Cognos
15 6 (0.29%) Infoflex
15 6 (0.29%) Lagan
16 5 (0.24%) Mitel
16 5 (0.24%) Avaya
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