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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 78 78 83
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing NHS 1083 1045 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.33% 2.38% 2.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.65% 7.55% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 661 548
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 65 110
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £26.20 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
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
14152 13841 12436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 31.47% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9029 8668 7539
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 554 752
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £11.91 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 358 £325 +8.33% 95
Yorkshire +6 130 £308 -5.38% 40
South East -28 126 £300 +3.89% 34
North West -6 115 £300 +25.00% 55
South West -5 98 £300 +9.09% 21
West Midlands +8 96 £300 +5.26% 14
East of England +16 67 £275 +20.87% 12
East Midlands +10 58 £275 -4.34% 22
North East -3 23 £250 -23.07% 8
Midlands -8 2 £200 - 3
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 480 (23.45%) SQL
2 282 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 262 (12.80%) SQL Server
4 258 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
5 201 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 191 (9.33%) Project Management
7 179 (8.74%) Windows
8 171 (8.35%) Data Warehouse
9 164 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 161 (7.87%) PRINCE2
11 146 (7.13%) Migration
12 145 (7.08%) MS Excel
13 134 (6.55%) T-SQL
14 122 (5.96%) Finance
15 116 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 111 (5.42%) MS Office
17 107 (5.23%) Active Directory
18 106 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
19 100 (4.89%) ITIL
20 96 (4.69%) Windows 7
21 90 (4.40%) .NET
22 89 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 84 (4.10%) Programme Management
24 83 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
25 80 (3.91%) QlikView
26 78 (3.81%) Informatics
26 78 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
27 77 (3.76%) ETL
28 73 (3.57%) Data Migration
29 67 (3.27%) C#

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 64 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.12%) MS Exchange
3 15 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.59%) CMS
6 8 (0.39%) Lync
6 8 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.34%) IIS
7 7 (0.34%) Apache
7 7 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.24%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
8 5 (0.24%) Orchard CMS
8 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.20%) SAS
10 3 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 145 (7.08%) MS Excel
2 111 (5.42%) MS Office
3 28 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.32%) MS Project
5 22 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.39%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.29%) Mingle
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.098%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.098%) SPSS
10 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.049%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.049%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.049%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 33 (1.61%) Cerner Millennium
2 23 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.049%) Agresso
6 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.049%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.34%) Office 365
2 1 (0.049%) SaaS
2 1 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.56%) WAN
2 27 (1.32%) Firewall
3 22 (1.07%) LAN
4 14 (0.68%) SAN
5 12 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 11 (0.54%) VPN
7 10 (0.49%) DNS
7 10 (0.49%) Intranet
8 9 (0.44%) Wireless
8 9 (0.44%) VoIP
9 8 (0.39%) Network Security
10 7 (0.34%) SNMP
10 7 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.29%) DHCP
11 6 (0.29%) LDAP
11 6 (0.29%) BGP
11 6 (0.29%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.24%) IPsec
12 5 (0.24%) RIP
12 5 (0.24%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 201 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 171 (8.35%) Data Warehouse
4 164 (8.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 80 (3.91%) QlikView
7 78 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (1.17%) MS Access
10 20 (0.98%) OLAP
11 17 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.64%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.54%) EDMS
14 11 (0.54%) RavenDB
14 11 (0.54%) Relational Database
15 10 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.29%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (1.03%) Visual Studio
2 12 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.20%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.15%) Subversion
7 3 (0.15%) MSTest
7 3 (0.15%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.098%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.098%) Moq
8 2 (0.098%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.098%) Ant
9 1 (0.049%) Xcode
9 1 (0.049%) MSI
9 1 (0.049%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.049%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.049%) Toad
General
1 122 (5.96%) Finance
2 32 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 24 (1.17%) Manufacturing
3 24 (1.17%) Local Government
4 23 (1.12%) Marketing
4 23 (1.12%) Electronics
5 18 (0.88%) Legal
6 17 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (0.39%) Publishing
8 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.15%) Law
9 3 (0.15%) Back Office
10 2 (0.098%) Games
11 1 (0.049%) Billing
11 1 (0.049%) Banking
11 1 (0.049%) Retail
Job Titles
1 598 (29.21%) Analyst
2 282 (13.78%) Developer
3 225 (10.99%) Project Manager
4 194 (9.48%) Information Analyst
5 137 (6.69%) Business Analyst
6 115 (5.62%) Trainer
6 115 (5.62%) NHS Project Manager
7 110 (5.37%) SQL Developer
8 90 (4.40%) NHS Information Analyst
9 85 (4.15%) Data Analyst
10 68 (3.32%) NHS Business Analyst
11 61 (2.98%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 53 (2.59%) Architect
13 48 (2.34%) Support Analyst
14 46 (2.25%) Consultant
15 44 (2.15%) Programme Manager
15 44 (2.15%) Service Analyst
16 42 (2.05%) Product Specialist
17 41 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
18 40 (1.95%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (4.40%) .NET
2 62 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 52 (2.54%) HTML
3 52 (2.54%) XML
4 37 (1.81%) CSS
4 37 (1.81%) Web Services
5 29 (1.42%) jQuery
6 28 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (1.17%) HTML5
8 18 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 16 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 16 (0.78%) XHTML
10 13 (0.64%) Ajax
10 13 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 11 (0.54%) CSS3
12 9 (0.44%) MDX
12 9 (0.44%) RESTful
13 7 (0.34%) SOAP
13 7 (0.34%) Itk
14 6 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.81%) Informatics
3 62 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.12%) DTV
5 20 (0.98%) PACS
5 20 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
6 18 (0.88%) User Experience
7 15 (0.73%) Visualisation
8 14 (0.68%) E-Learning
9 13 (0.64%) Smartcard
10 12 (0.59%) Computer Science
11 11 (0.54%) Open Source
12 10 (0.49%) Statistics
13 9 (0.44%) Data Extraction
14 8 (0.39%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.39%) Health Informatics
14 8 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (0.34%) LIMS
15 7 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.34%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 179 (8.74%) Windows
2 96 (4.69%) Windows 7
3 48 (2.34%) Windows XP
4 25 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (0.64%) Linux
6 12 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.39%) Apple iOS
8 8 (0.39%) CentOS
9 7 (0.34%) UNIX
10 5 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.15%) Android
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.098%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.098%) HPUX
14 1 (0.049%) Solaris
14 1 (0.049%) AIX
14 1 (0.049%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.049%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
2 191 (9.33%) Project Management
3 161 (7.87%) PRINCE2
4 146 (7.13%) Migration
5 116 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (4.89%) ITIL
7 84 (4.10%) Programme Management
8 83 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
9 77 (3.76%) ETL
10 73 (3.57%) Data Migration
11 61 (2.98%) Information Governance
12 53 (2.59%) Data Analysis
13 46 (2.25%) Change Management
14 44 (2.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 43 (2.10%) Service Delivery
16 35 (1.71%) Workflow
17 34 (1.66%) Validation
18 31 (1.51%) Service Management
18 31 (1.51%) Scrum
19 30 (1.47%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 480 (23.45%) SQL
2 134 (6.55%) T-SQL
3 67 (3.27%) C#
4 60 (2.93%) JavaScript
5 37 (1.81%) VBA
6 20 (0.98%) Java
7 16 (0.78%) VB
8 9 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.44%) C
8 9 (0.44%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.34%) Ruby
10 6 (0.29%) XPath
10 6 (0.29%) Python
10 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.24%) PHP
12 4 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.15%) Tcl
14 2 (0.098%) R
14 2 (0.098%) Perl
14 2 (0.098%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (3.18%) Security Cleared
2 62 (3.03%) Degree
3 34 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (0.68%) ISEB
6 13 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.64%) CCNA
6 13 (0.64%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.59%) CCNP
8 7 (0.34%) MCSE
9 6 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.15%) MCSA
12 2 (0.098%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.098%) APMP
12 2 (0.098%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.098%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.66%) Data Quality
2 28 (1.37%) QA
3 27 (1.32%) SLA
4 26 (1.27%) HL7
5 5 (0.24%) DICOM
6 4 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.049%) BS7799
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) GxP
7 1 (0.049%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.049%) P3O
System Software
1 107 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.098%) XenServer
5 2 (0.098%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.049%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.049%) Firmware
6 1 (0.049%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.049%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (0.78%) SCCM
2 13 (0.64%) Puppet
3 6 (0.29%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.20%) DameWare
5 3 (0.15%) Nagios
6 2 (0.098%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.098%) WSUS
6 2 (0.098%) SCOM
6 2 (0.098%) OpenView
7 1 (0.049%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.049%) WMI
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.049%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 282 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 67 (3.27%) Cerner
3 61 (2.98%) Oracle
4 38 (1.86%) VMware
5 32 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 31 (1.51%) SAP
7 24 (1.17%) Tableau
8 21 (1.03%) Citrix
9 18 (0.88%) Cisco
10 14 (0.68%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.54%) HP
11 11 (0.54%) Splunk
12 9 (0.44%) Dell
13 7 (0.34%) Avaya
14 6 (0.29%) Adobe
14 6 (0.29%) Cognos
14 6 (0.29%) iSOFT
14 6 (0.29%) Infoflex
15 5 (0.24%) Mitel
15 5 (0.24%) Blue Coat
West Yorkshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nuffield Health
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Derby
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Ideal Training
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Connectus
Rate: £12.5 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £13 to £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £270 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago