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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK / England
Rank 236 134 85
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -49
Contract jobs citing NHS 423 844 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.80% 2.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.28% 5.80% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 626 753
Median daily rate £313 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 66 80
Median hourly rate £14.31 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £11.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.52 £22.60 £22.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.31 £15.51 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +3.36%

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
12913 14555 14297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.89% 31.02% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8351 9515 8946
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 532 594
Median hourly rate £19.95 £21.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +17.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 -110 147 £320 +6.66% 30
South East -12 62 £210 -38.23% 6
Yorkshire -34 48 £332 +8.85% 10
North West -18 43 £225 +14.39% 11
West Midlands -9 42 £325 +8.33% 6
East of England +12 36 £310 +77.14% 13
North East -13 17 £350 - 2
South West -35 14 £301 -8.93% 4
East Midlands -28 13 £319 -13.85% 3
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 182 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
2 167 (18.07%) SQL
3 105 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 92 (9.96%) Project Management
5 91 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
6 90 (9.74%) Finance
7 88 (9.52%) SQL Server
8 86 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
9 80 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (8.01%) Migration
11 73 (7.90%) Windows
12 71 (7.68%) JavaScript
13 64 (6.93%) ITIL
14 61 (6.60%) Active Directory
14 61 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 60 (6.49%) Degree
16 59 (6.39%) PRINCE2
17 58 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 56 (6.06%) Security Cleared
19 51 (5.52%) Disclosure Scotland
19 51 (5.52%) Information Governance
20 50 (5.41%) MS Office
21 45 (4.87%) Data Analysis
22 43 (4.65%) MS Excel
23 42 (4.55%) HTML
23 42 (4.55%) Programme Management
24 41 (4.44%) Performance Management
25 40 (4.33%) Cisco
26 39 (4.22%) CSS
26 39 (4.22%) ETL

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 13 (1.41%) Apache
1 13 (1.41%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.19%) Tomcat
3 8 (0.87%) CMS
4 7 (0.76%) Drupal
4 7 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.43%) GroupWise
5 4 (0.43%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.22%) Moodle
6 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Confluence
7 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.11%) Liferay
7 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (5.41%) MS Office
2 43 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (1.95%) Lorenzo
3 10 (1.08%) Magento
4 8 (0.87%) SystmOne
5 4 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.62%) Office 365
2 13 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.54%) IaaS
5 3 (0.32%) Boomi
6 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.11%) Google Play
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (4.11%) LAN
2 33 (3.57%) WAN
3 24 (2.60%) Firewall
4 23 (2.49%) DNS
5 16 (1.73%) Internet
6 15 (1.62%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.62%) WLAN
7 13 (1.41%) DHCP
7 13 (1.41%) VLAN
8 12 (1.30%) Wireless
9 11 (1.19%) SAN
9 11 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (1.08%) VPN
11 7 (0.76%) OpenLDAP
12 6 (0.65%) VoIP
13 5 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (0.43%) Skype
15 3 (0.32%) Network Security
15 3 (0.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 86 (9.31%) Data Warehouse
3 61 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (6.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (3.90%) Electronic Patient Records
6 30 (3.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (2.06%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.95%) MySQL
10 15 (1.62%) QlikView
11 13 (1.41%) Power BI
12 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 10 (1.08%) MS Access
14 8 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (0.76%) Redis
16 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
17 5 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
17 5 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 24 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.73%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.65%) Grunt
5 6 (0.65%) JMeter
5 6 (0.65%) Selenium
6 5 (0.54%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.43%) gulp
7 4 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.32%) Sahi
8 3 (0.32%) WATIR
9 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.22%) Bower
9 2 (0.22%) Gradle
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.22%) WebStorm
General
1 90 (9.74%) Finance
2 35 (3.79%) Marketing
3 26 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.06%) Electronics
4 19 (2.06%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.08%) Law
6 10 (1.08%) Legal
7 6 (0.65%) Local Government
7 6 (0.65%) Retail
8 3 (0.32%) Publishing
9 2 (0.22%) Advertising
9 2 (0.22%) Back Office
9 2 (0.22%) Banking
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
10 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 216 (23.38%) Analyst
2 141 (15.26%) Developer
3 99 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 41 (4.44%) Architect
5 38 (4.11%) SQL Developer
6 37 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.00%) NHS Project Manager
7 27 (2.92%) Information Analyst
7 27 (2.92%) IT Manager
8 26 (2.81%) Support Analyst
9 24 (2.60%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 22 (2.38%) Service Analyst
10 22 (2.38%) Service Desk Analyst
11 21 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
12 20 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 20 (2.16%) Network Engineer
12 20 (2.16%) Programme Manager
13 19 (2.06%) Data Analyst
13 19 (2.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 17 (1.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.55%) HTML
2 39 (4.22%) CSS
3 32 (3.46%) .NET
4 22 (2.38%) AngularJS
5 21 (2.27%) jQuery
6 19 (2.06%) JSON
7 17 (1.84%) XML
8 14 (1.52%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (1.30%) HTML5
10 11 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.08%) CSS3
11 10 (1.08%) Grails
11 10 (1.08%) REST
12 9 (0.97%) .NET Framework
12 9 (0.97%) Entity Framework
13 8 (0.87%) JPA
13 8 (0.87%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.52%) User Experience
4 11 (1.19%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.19%) PACS
5 10 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (1.08%) e-Learning
6 8 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.43%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.43%) Social Media
11 3 (0.32%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.32%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.32%) Life Science
11 3 (0.32%) Linked Data
11 3 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (7.90%) Windows
2 29 (3.14%) Linux
3 27 (2.92%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.19%) Windows XP
7 6 (0.65%) Windows 2000
8 5 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.43%) CentOS
9 4 (0.43%) Unix
9 4 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.22%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
2 92 (9.96%) Project Management
3 80 (8.66%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (8.01%) Migration
5 64 (6.93%) ITIL
6 59 (6.39%) PRINCE2
7 51 (5.52%) Information Governance
8 45 (4.87%) Data Analysis
9 42 (4.55%) Programme Management
10 41 (4.44%) Performance Management
11 39 (4.22%) ETL
12 37 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (3.46%) Change Management
14 29 (3.14%) Analytics
15 27 (2.92%) Line Management
15 27 (2.92%) Open Source
16 24 (2.60%) Informatics
16 24 (2.60%) Risk Management
17 23 (2.49%) Data Migration
17 23 (2.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 167 (18.07%) SQL
2 71 (7.68%) JavaScript
3 34 (3.68%) T-SQL
4 33 (3.57%) PHP
5 29 (3.14%) Java
6 20 (2.16%) C#
7 11 (1.19%) Ruby
8 8 (0.87%) VB
9 7 (0.76%) Python
9 7 (0.76%) TypeScript
10 6 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.54%) C
11 5 (0.54%) Scala
12 4 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.43%) VBA
13 3 (0.32%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.32%) C++
13 3 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (6.49%) Degree
2 56 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 34 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (2.38%) CCNA
7 21 (2.27%) MCSE
8 13 (1.41%) MCP
9 11 (1.19%) ISEB
9 11 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (0.97%) CCA
10 9 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.76%) ECDL
11 7 (0.76%) MCSA
12 6 (0.65%) CCNP
12 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.54%) CCIE
14 4 (0.43%) PMP
15 3 (0.32%) CISM
15 3 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 34 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 34 (3.68%) QA
3 23 (2.49%) HL7
4 9 (0.97%) SLA
5 8 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) DICOM
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 61 (6.60%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.62%) Docker
4 6 (0.65%) NDS
4 6 (0.65%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.22%) Firmware
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.22%) vSphere
6 2 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.41%) Nagios
2 7 (0.76%) SCCM
3 5 (0.54%) Grafana
3 5 (0.54%) Puppet
4 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.11%) DameWare
5 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 105 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 40 (4.33%) Cisco
3 36 (3.90%) VMware
4 24 (2.60%) Oracle
5 22 (2.38%) SAP
6 20 (2.16%) Citrix
7 12 (1.30%) Splunk
8 10 (1.08%) Cerner
8 10 (1.08%) Tableau
9 8 (0.87%) HP
9 8 (0.87%) LANDesk
10 7 (0.76%) Novell
11 5 (0.54%) Alteryx
11 5 (0.54%) Dell
12 4 (0.43%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.43%) NetApp
13 3 (0.32%) Informatica
13 3 (0.32%) Juniper
13 3 (0.32%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
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