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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 200 107 75
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -32
Contract jobs citing NHS 626 1004 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.23% 1.98% 2.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.76% 6.15% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 682 746
Median daily rate £300 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 87 91
Median hourly rate £16.55 £15.00 £15.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% -2.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.80 £27.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.69%
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
16668 16333 16360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.70% 32.19% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10965 10044 10155
Median daily rate £430 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 625 721
Median hourly rate £21.17 £18.00 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.61% -11.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £11.53 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -7.31%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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
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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 -78 226 £300 -4.00% 57
South East -41 111 £313 -2.34% 25
North West -32 67 £205 -24.07% 31
Yorkshire -61 48 £339 +7.53% 16
West Midlands -51 46 £313 -3.84% 15
South West -34 39 £300 -3.61% 12
East of England -5 34 £210 -28.51% 5
East Midlands +9 33 £325 +4.00% 11
North East -40 12 £300 -4.76% 4
Midlands -7 3 £300 -6.25%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 333 (22.44%) SQL
2 222 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
3 177 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 171 (11.52%) Project Management
5 146 (9.84%) SQL Server
6 140 (9.43%) PRINCE2
7 124 (8.36%) Finance
8 121 (8.15%) Windows
9 119 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 115 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 115 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
11 112 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
12 110 (7.41%) MS Excel
13 93 (6.27%) Active Directory
14 81 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 76 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
15 76 (5.12%) Information Governance
16 72 (4.85%) T-SQL
17 69 (4.65%) Data Quality
18 66 (4.45%) Migration
19 64 (4.31%) MS Office
19 64 (4.31%) Electronic Patient Records
20 62 (4.18%) Change Management
20 62 (4.18%) Security Cleared
21 60 (4.04%) .NET
22 56 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 55 (3.71%) Degree
24 54 (3.64%) ITIL
24 54 (3.64%) Management Information System
25 52 (3.50%) SystmOne

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 30 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.94%) CMS
4 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.34%) IIS
5 5 (0.34%) Node.js
6 4 (0.27%) Apache
7 3 (0.20%) Documentum
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.20%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.13%) Liferay
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.13%) SAS
8 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 110 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 64 (4.31%) MS Office
3 26 (1.75%) MS Project
4 23 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.067%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.067%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.067%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (3.50%) SystmOne
2 23 (1.55%) Lorenzo
3 8 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.067%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.067%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.67%) IaaS
1 10 (0.67%) PaaS
1 10 (0.67%) SaaS
2 8 (0.54%) Office 365
3 3 (0.20%) GitHub
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.067%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.28%) WAN
2 18 (1.21%) LAN
3 15 (1.01%) Firewall
4 14 (0.94%) DNS
5 11 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.61%) DHCP
6 9 (0.61%) SAN
7 7 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.40%) Internet
8 6 (0.40%) Network Security
8 6 (0.40%) VoIP
8 6 (0.40%) WebEx
9 5 (0.34%) Wireless
10 4 (0.27%) HTTP
11 3 (0.20%) Intranet
11 3 (0.20%) LDAP
11 3 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.20%) VLAN
11 3 (0.20%) VPN
12 2 (0.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 119 (8.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 112 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (4.31%) Electronic Patient Records
6 56 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (2.63%) QlikView
8 34 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 30 (2.02%) MS Access
10 29 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
12 23 (1.55%) Relational Database
13 12 (0.81%) OLAP
13 12 (0.81%) Power BI
14 10 (0.67%) Data Mart
15 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.54%) MySQL
16 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.47%) EDMS
17 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 8 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.34%) Subversion
6 4 (0.27%) Maven
7 3 (0.20%) Grunt
7 3 (0.20%) JIRA
7 3 (0.20%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.20%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.20%) Xcode
8 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.067%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.067%) CANoe
9 1 (0.067%) Moq
General
1 124 (8.36%) Finance
2 25 (1.68%) Marketing
3 23 (1.55%) Legal
4 19 (1.28%) Telecoms
5 12 (0.81%) Law
5 12 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (0.54%) Electronics
6 8 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.47%) Local Government
8 6 (0.40%) Games
9 5 (0.34%) Advertising
9 5 (0.34%) Interactive Media
10 4 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.13%) Banking
11 2 (0.13%) Retail
12 1 (0.067%) Automotive
12 1 (0.067%) Billing
12 1 (0.067%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.067%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 366 (24.66%) Analyst
2 228 (15.36%) Developer
3 198 (13.34%) Project Manager
4 116 (7.82%) Information Analyst
5 90 (6.06%) Business Analyst
6 78 (5.26%) SQL Developer
7 61 (4.11%) NHS Project Manager
8 45 (3.03%) Service Analyst
9 44 (2.96%) Support Engineer
10 40 (2.70%) Programme Manager
11 39 (2.63%) Trainer
12 37 (2.49%) NHS Information Analyst
13 36 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
14 35 (2.36%) Service Desk Analyst
15 32 (2.16%) Architect
15 32 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 31 (2.09%) Data Analyst
17 30 (2.02%) NHS Business Analyst
18 29 (1.95%) Desktop Engineer
18 29 (1.95%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.04%) .NET
2 37 (2.49%) HTML
3 33 (2.22%) CSS
4 31 (2.09%) ASP.NET
5 23 (1.55%) jQuery
6 14 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (0.94%) CSS3
6 14 (0.94%) XML
7 13 (0.88%) HTML5
8 12 (0.81%) Web Services
9 8 (0.54%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.47%) Entity Framework
10 7 (0.47%) MDX
10 7 (0.47%) XSLT
11 6 (0.40%) Ajax
11 6 (0.40%) JSON
11 6 (0.40%) Sass
12 5 (0.34%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 44 (2.96%) Informatics
4 22 (1.48%) Data Centre
4 22 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
5 15 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (1.01%) Driving Licence
6 11 (0.74%) Visualisation
7 10 (0.67%) Data Integration
7 10 (0.67%) Social Media
7 10 (0.67%) Statistics
8 9 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.47%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.47%) e-Learning
10 7 (0.47%) Smartcard
10 7 (0.47%) User Experience
11 6 (0.40%) Clustering
11 6 (0.40%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.40%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 121 (8.15%) Windows
2 41 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 37 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 34 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (1.95%) Windows XP
8 19 (1.28%) Unix
9 13 (0.88%) Linux
10 11 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.34%) Android
11 5 (0.34%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.067%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.067%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (14.96%) Business Intelligence
2 171 (11.52%) Project Management
3 140 (9.43%) PRINCE2
4 81 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 76 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (5.12%) Information Governance
6 66 (4.45%) Migration
7 62 (4.18%) Change Management
8 54 (3.64%) ITIL
9 48 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 47 (3.17%) Data Analysis
11 45 (3.03%) Business Analysis
12 44 (2.96%) ETL
13 42 (2.83%) Analytics
14 40 (2.70%) Programme Management
15 38 (2.56%) Data Protection
16 32 (2.16%) Line Management
16 32 (2.16%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 31 (2.09%) Risk Management
18 30 (2.02%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (22.44%) SQL
2 72 (4.85%) T-SQL
3 45 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 35 (2.36%) C#
5 21 (1.42%) VBA
6 20 (1.35%) Java
7 14 (0.94%) C
8 13 (0.88%) PHP
9 12 (0.81%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.40%) C++
12 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.34%) Ruby
12 5 (0.34%) Tcl
12 5 (0.34%) VB
13 4 (0.27%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.27%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (4.18%) Security Cleared
2 55 (3.71%) Degree
3 33 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (1.15%) ISEB
5 13 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.81%) CCNA
6 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (0.40%) CCNP
8 6 (0.40%) MCSE
9 4 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.27%) MCP
10 3 (0.20%) CBAP
10 3 (0.20%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.20%) ECDL
11 2 (0.13%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.13%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 51 (3.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 45 (3.03%) QA
4 27 (1.82%) HL7
5 14 (0.94%) SLA
6 4 (0.27%) DICOM
7 3 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.067%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.067%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.067%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 93 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (0.34%) vSphere
5 4 (0.27%) Firmware
5 4 (0.27%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.13%) XenServer
7 1 (0.067%) Docker
7 1 (0.067%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.067%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.067%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.067%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.067%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (0.88%) SCCM
2 5 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.20%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.13%) DameWare
4 2 (0.13%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.13%) Simpana
4 2 (0.13%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.067%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.067%) WSUS
Vendors
1 177 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (2.63%) Oracle
3 29 (1.95%) Cisco
4 26 (1.75%) VMware
5 18 (1.21%) Tableau
6 16 (1.08%) HP
7 15 (1.01%) Cerner
8 14 (0.94%) Citrix
9 12 (0.81%) SAP
10 8 (0.54%) NetApp
11 7 (0.47%) Intel
11 7 (0.47%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.47%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.40%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.40%) Civica
12 6 (0.40%) Symantec
13 5 (0.34%) EMC
13 5 (0.34%) Veritas
14 4 (0.27%) Apple
14 4 (0.27%) Dell
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