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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 235 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 471 913 992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.02% 1.81% 1.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 5.40% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 643 626
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 89 81
Median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
14996 16904 16619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.58% 33.44% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9763 10773 10704
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 721 701
Median hourly rate £19.14 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.02 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.53 £19.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.79%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the England region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -80 164 £313 +2.45% 19
South East -24 62 £223 -19.09% 9
North West -14 58 £250 -3.84% 15
Yorkshire -40 53 £375 +11.94% 13
East of England -10 42 £250 -16.66% 8
West Midlands -53 32 £334 +11.16% 5
South West -51 24 £395 +21.53% 5
North East -23 23 £350 +33.33% 3
East Midlands -31 11 £338 -10.00% 1
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 195 (19.21%) SQL
2 191 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
3 138 (13.60%) Microsoft
4 106 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
5 105 (10.34%) Project Management
6 91 (8.97%) SQL Server
7 89 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
8 88 (8.67%) Finance
9 86 (8.47%) Windows
10 85 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
11 80 (7.88%) Migration
12 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 72 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 70 (6.90%) MS Office
14 70 (6.90%) JavaScript
15 66 (6.50%) Active Directory
16 65 (6.40%) ITIL
17 64 (6.31%) PRINCE2
17 64 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
18 61 (6.01%) Security Cleared
19 60 (5.91%) MS Excel
20 59 (5.81%) Degree
21 55 (5.42%) Data Analysis
22 53 (5.22%) HTML
23 52 (5.12%) Cisco
24 50 (4.93%) Management Information System
25 47 (4.63%) Programme Management
26 46 (4.53%) VMware
27 45 (4.43%) LAN
27 45 (4.43%) WAN

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.18%) Apache
2 12 (1.18%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.18%) Tomcat
3 11 (1.08%) CMS
4 10 (0.99%) Drupal
5 8 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.39%) GroupWise
7 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.30%) WordPress
8 2 (0.20%) Confluence
8 2 (0.20%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.099%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.099%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.099%) SAS
9 1 (0.099%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.099%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 70 (6.90%) MS Office
2 60 (5.91%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
6 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.099%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.099%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (2.46%) Lorenzo
2 16 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.18%) Magento
4 10 (0.99%) SystmOne
5 5 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.99%) Office 365
3 7 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.59%) IaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.20%) Google Play
6 1 (0.099%) Boomi
6 1 (0.099%) PaaS
6 1 (0.099%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.43%) LAN
1 45 (4.43%) WAN
2 35 (3.45%) Firewall
3 27 (2.66%) Internet
4 25 (2.46%) WLAN
5 20 (1.97%) DNS
6 17 (1.67%) SAN
7 15 (1.48%) Wireless
8 12 (1.18%) TCP/IP
8 12 (1.18%) VPN
9 10 (0.99%) DHCP
10 7 (0.69%) VoIP
10 7 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.59%) VLAN
12 5 (0.49%) Network Security
12 5 (0.49%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (0.39%) Intranet
13 4 (0.39%) SSH
13 4 (0.39%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 36 (3.55%) Electronic Patient Records
7 26 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.77%) MySQL
8 18 (1.77%) Relational Database
9 17 (1.67%) QlikView
9 17 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.18%) MS Access
10 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (0.59%) Big Data
13 6 (0.59%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.59%) OLAP
13 6 (0.59%) Power BI
13 6 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.79%) Selenium
6 7 (0.69%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.39%) JMeter
7 4 (0.39%) Sahi
7 4 (0.39%) Subversion
7 4 (0.39%) WATIR
7 4 (0.39%) Xcode
8 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.20%) Gradle
8 2 (0.20%) Grunt
8 2 (0.20%) JIRA
8 2 (0.20%) MSTest
8 2 (0.20%) NUnit
8 2 (0.20%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 88 (8.67%) Finance
2 36 (3.55%) Marketing
3 24 (2.36%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.58%) Electronics
6 11 (1.08%) Local Government
7 9 (0.89%) Law
7 9 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 6 (0.59%) Back Office
10 4 (0.39%) Billing
10 4 (0.39%) Retail
11 2 (0.20%) Banking
11 2 (0.20%) Publishing
12 1 (0.099%) Advertising
12 1 (0.099%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.099%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 249 (24.53%) Analyst
2 161 (15.86%) Developer
3 100 (9.85%) Project Manager
4 63 (6.21%) Business Analyst
5 49 (4.83%) SQL Developer
6 45 (4.43%) Architect
6 45 (4.43%) Information Analyst
7 42 (4.14%) NHS Project Manager
8 32 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (2.56%) NHS Business Analyst
10 25 (2.46%) Service Analyst
11 24 (2.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 24 (2.36%) Network Engineer
12 23 (2.27%) Data Analyst
12 23 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (2.17%) IT Manager
13 22 (2.17%) SQL Analyst
14 21 (2.07%) Information Manager
14 21 (2.07%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.22%) HTML
2 45 (4.43%) CSS
3 27 (2.66%) .NET
4 26 (2.56%) jQuery
5 20 (1.97%) HTML5
5 20 (1.97%) XML
6 19 (1.87%) JSON
7 18 (1.77%) AngularJS
8 15 (1.48%) CSS3
9 10 (0.99%) Grails
9 10 (0.99%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (0.99%) Web Services
10 9 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 9 (0.89%) Django
11 8 (0.79%) JPA
11 8 (0.79%) REST
12 7 (0.69%) MDX
12 7 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
13 6 (0.59%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.86%) Informatics
4 16 (1.58%) User Experience
5 13 (1.28%) Visualisation
6 10 (0.99%) Data Centre
6 10 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (0.89%) e-Learning
7 9 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (0.79%) PACS
9 7 (0.69%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.59%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (0.59%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.59%) Statistics
11 5 (0.49%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.39%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.39%) Life Science
12 4 (0.39%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.47%) Windows
2 37 (3.65%) Linux
3 28 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.79%) CentOS
10 6 (0.59%) Android
11 5 (0.49%) Unix
11 5 (0.49%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.39%) Solaris
12 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.30%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
2 105 (10.34%) Project Management
3 85 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (7.88%) Migration
5 65 (6.40%) ITIL
6 64 (6.31%) PRINCE2
7 55 (5.42%) Data Analysis
8 47 (4.63%) Programme Management
9 43 (4.24%) Information Governance
10 35 (3.45%) Business Analysis
10 35 (3.45%) ETL
11 34 (3.35%) Open Source
12 33 (3.25%) Change Management
13 30 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
13 30 (2.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (2.86%) Analytics
15 28 (2.76%) Data Protection
15 28 (2.76%) Performance Management
16 27 (2.66%) Data Migration
16 27 (2.66%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 195 (19.21%) SQL
2 70 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 43 (4.24%) T-SQL
4 41 (4.04%) PHP
5 27 (2.66%) Java
6 21 (2.07%) C#
7 14 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.38%) Ruby
8 11 (1.08%) Python
9 10 (0.99%) C
10 9 (0.89%) VB
11 7 (0.69%) Apple Swift
12 6 (0.59%) Scala
13 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) VBScript
14 4 (0.39%) C++
14 4 (0.39%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.39%) Perl
14 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (6.01%) Security Cleared
2 59 (5.81%) Degree
3 41 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (3.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.96%) CCNA
7 27 (2.66%) MCSE
8 20 (1.97%) MCP
9 18 (1.77%) CCA
9 18 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (0.79%) ISEB
11 8 (0.79%) SC Cleared
12 7 (0.69%) CCNP
13 6 (0.59%) CCIE
14 5 (0.49%) CISM
14 5 (0.49%) ECDL
14 5 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.39%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (6.31%) Disclosure Scotland
2 36 (3.55%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.96%) QA
4 11 (1.08%) HL7
4 11 (1.08%) SLA
5 10 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.099%) DICOM
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (6.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.58%) Docker
4 9 (0.89%) VMware Server
5 7 (0.69%) NDS
6 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.39%) Firmware
8 4 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.30%) XenApp
10 2 (0.20%) vSphere
11 1 (0.099%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.099%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.099%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.58%) Nagios
2 10 (0.99%) Puppet
3 9 (0.89%) SCCM
4 8 (0.79%) Grafana
5 6 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.39%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.20%) Ansible
8 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.20%) SCOM
8 2 (0.20%) WSUS
9 1 (0.099%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.099%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.099%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.099%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.099%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.099%) Plesk
9 1 (0.099%) Simpana
Vendors
1 138 (13.60%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.12%) Cisco
3 46 (4.53%) VMware
4 26 (2.56%) Oracle
5 19 (1.87%) SAP
6 15 (1.48%) Cerner
6 15 (1.48%) Citrix
6 15 (1.48%) Splunk
7 9 (0.89%) Tableau
8 8 (0.79%) NetApp
9 7 (0.69%) HP
9 7 (0.69%) Novell
10 6 (0.59%) Alteryx
10 6 (0.59%) LANDesk
11 5 (0.49%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.49%) Dell
11 5 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (0.39%) Remedy
12 4 (0.39%) Symantec
12 4 (0.39%) Veritas
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