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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 201 103 80
Rank change year-on-year
-98 -23
Contract jobs citing NHS 581 1006 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 2.01% 2.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 6.21% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 718 676
Median daily rate £313 £315 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +9.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 72 85
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.38 £15.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -0.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.30 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.49%
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
16265 16198 16079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.02% 32.36% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10699 10122 10049
Median daily rate £434 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 642 700
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.47 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% -7.65%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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
(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 -94 186 £325 +4.00% 62
South East -67 87 £313 -2.34% 33
North West -24 71 £205 -28.07% 27
South West -26 57 £339 +8.40% 14
West Midlands -42 49 £300 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire -62 49 £355 +4.64% 14
East Midlands +9 36 £325 +4.00% 14
East of England -4 28 £211 -29.58% 12
North East -51 12 £300 -4.76% 3
Midlands -4 3 £300 -10.44%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 321 (22.88%) SQL
2 222 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
3 170 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 150 (10.69%) Project Management
5 139 (9.91%) SQL Server
6 129 (9.19%) PRINCE2
7 115 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
8 112 (7.98%) Finance
9 110 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
10 104 (7.41%) MS Excel
11 102 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 101 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 100 (7.13%) Windows
14 89 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
15 79 (5.63%) Security Cleared
16 78 (5.56%) Active Directory
17 74 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
18 72 (5.13%) Migration
19 68 (4.85%) Information Governance
20 67 (4.78%) Data Quality
20 67 (4.78%) T-SQL
21 60 (4.28%) Degree
22 58 (4.13%) .NET
22 58 (4.13%) MS Office
22 58 (4.13%) Electronic Patient Records
23 57 (4.06%) Change Management
24 56 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
25 51 (3.64%) Service Delivery
25 51 (3.64%) Management Information System
25 51 (3.64%) JavaScript

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 (2.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.14%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.07%) CMS
4 11 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.64%) Confluence
5 9 (0.64%) Node.js
6 4 (0.29%) Apache
6 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.21%) Documentum
7 3 (0.21%) IIS
7 3 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.14%) Liferay
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.14%) SAS
8 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 104 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 58 (4.13%) MS Office
3 25 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.64%) MS Project
5 15 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 14 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.071%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 45 (3.21%) SystmOne
2 24 (1.71%) Lorenzo
3 9 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.071%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.071%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.86%) GitHub
2 11 (0.78%) IaaS
2 11 (0.78%) PaaS
3 10 (0.71%) SaaS
4 6 (0.43%) Office 365
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.071%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.071%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.35%) SAN
2 16 (1.14%) WAN
3 15 (1.07%) LAN
4 14 (1.00%) DHCP
4 14 (1.00%) DNS
4 14 (1.00%) Firewall
5 9 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.36%) HTTP
7 5 (0.36%) Internet
7 5 (0.36%) VoIP
7 5 (0.36%) WebEx
7 5 (0.36%) Wireless
8 4 (0.29%) Intranet
9 3 (0.21%) Network Security
9 3 (0.21%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.21%) VPN
10 2 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.14%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.14%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 115 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 102 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (4.13%) Electronic Patient Records
6 50 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (3.06%) QlikView
8 33 (2.35%) MS Access
8 33 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 24 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
10 23 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.71%) Data Mart
12 10 (0.71%) Power BI
13 9 (0.64%) OLAP
13 9 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.43%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (0.43%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.93%) Git (software)
2 13 (0.93%) JIRA
2 13 (0.93%) Maven
3 10 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.64%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (0.43%) Subversion
6 5 (0.36%) Grunt
7 4 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.29%) Xcode
8 3 (0.21%) gulp
8 3 (0.21%) Hudson
8 3 (0.21%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.21%) PHPUnit
9 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 112 (7.98%) Finance
2 25 (1.78%) Marketing
3 22 (1.57%) Legal
4 20 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.07%) Law
6 9 (0.64%) Electronics
6 9 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (0.50%) Interactive Media
8 7 (0.50%) Local Government
9 6 (0.43%) Games
10 5 (0.36%) Back Office
11 4 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.14%) Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Retail
13 1 (0.071%) Automotive
13 1 (0.071%) Billing
13 1 (0.071%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.071%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 347 (24.73%) Analyst
2 224 (15.97%) Developer
3 182 (12.97%) Project Manager
4 120 (8.55%) Information Analyst
5 80 (5.70%) Business Analyst
6 68 (4.85%) SQL Developer
7 63 (4.49%) NHS Project Manager
8 51 (3.64%) Architect
9 40 (2.85%) Programme Manager
10 38 (2.71%) NHS Information Analyst
10 38 (2.71%) Trainer
11 36 (2.57%) Service Analyst
11 36 (2.57%) Support Engineer
12 34 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
13 31 (2.21%) IT Manager
14 30 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 29 (2.07%) .NET Developer
15 29 (2.07%) Data Analyst
16 28 (2.00%) Information Manager
16 28 (2.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.13%) .NET
2 41 (2.92%) HTML
3 35 (2.49%) Web Services
4 34 (2.42%) CSS
5 32 (2.28%) ASP.NET
6 28 (2.00%) XML
7 25 (1.78%) jQuery
8 22 (1.57%) REST
9 18 (1.28%) CSS3
9 18 (1.28%) HTML5
10 17 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (1.07%) WSDL
11 15 (1.07%) XSD
12 12 (0.86%) AngularJS
13 9 (0.64%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (0.64%) Entity Framework
14 7 (0.50%) Ajax
14 7 (0.50%) Sass
14 7 (0.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.06%) Informatics
4 23 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 19 (1.35%) Freedom of Information
6 15 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (1.00%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.00%) User Experience
8 11 (0.78%) Social Media
9 9 (0.64%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.64%) Statistics
9 9 (0.64%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
11 7 (0.50%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.50%) e-Learning
11 7 (0.50%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.43%) Clustering
12 6 (0.43%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.43%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.43%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 100 (7.13%) Windows
2 33 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 30 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (2.00%) Windows XP
5 27 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (1.78%) Windows 7
7 21 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (1.43%) Linux
9 19 (1.35%) Unix
10 11 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.43%) CentOS
11 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.36%) Solaris
13 4 (0.29%) Android
13 4 (0.29%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.071%) AIX
15 1 (0.071%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.071%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (15.82%) Business Intelligence
2 150 (10.69%) Project Management
3 129 (9.19%) PRINCE2
4 89 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (5.13%) Migration
7 68 (4.85%) Information Governance
8 57 (4.06%) Change Management
9 51 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 50 (3.56%) ITIL
11 43 (3.06%) Data Analysis
12 41 (2.92%) Programme Management
13 40 (2.85%) Data Protection
14 39 (2.78%) Business Analysis
14 39 (2.78%) ETL
15 37 (2.64%) Data Migration
15 37 (2.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 36 (2.57%) Analytics
17 34 (2.42%) Risk Management
18 32 (2.28%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 321 (22.88%) SQL
2 67 (4.78%) T-SQL
3 51 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 38 (2.71%) C#
5 21 (1.50%) Java
5 21 (1.50%) VBA
6 13 (0.93%) C
7 12 (0.86%) PHP
8 10 (0.71%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.50%) VB
10 5 (0.36%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.36%) C++
10 5 (0.36%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.36%) Ruby
10 5 (0.36%) Tcl
11 4 (0.29%) Python
11 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (5.63%) Security Cleared
2 60 (4.28%) Degree
3 30 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (1.57%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (0.78%) CCNA
8 11 (0.78%) MCSE
9 10 (0.71%) ISEB
10 9 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.29%) CCNP
11 4 (0.29%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.29%) MCP
11 4 (0.29%) MCSA
11 4 (0.29%) MCSD
12 3 (0.21%) ECDL
12 3 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.14%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (4.78%) Data Quality
2 56 (3.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 38 (2.71%) QA
4 37 (2.64%) HL7
5 11 (0.78%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) DICOM
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.071%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.071%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.071%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.071%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.071%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.071%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (0.93%) Xen
5 10 (0.71%) Docker
6 7 (0.50%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.36%) vSphere
7 5 (0.36%) XenApp
8 4 (0.29%) Firmware
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.14%) XenServer
10 1 (0.071%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.071%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.071%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.071%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.071%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.71%) SCCM
2 5 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.21%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.14%) Simpana
4 2 (0.14%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.071%) DameWare
5 1 (0.071%) Grafana
5 1 (0.071%) Nagios
5 1 (0.071%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 170 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 47 (3.35%) VMware
3 40 (2.85%) Oracle
4 28 (2.00%) Cisco
4 28 (2.00%) Citrix
5 19 (1.35%) Tableau
6 16 (1.14%) HP
7 13 (0.93%) SAP
8 12 (0.86%) Cerner
9 8 (0.57%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.57%) NetApp
10 7 (0.50%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.50%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.43%) Symantec
12 5 (0.36%) Veritas
13 4 (0.29%) Adobe
13 4 (0.29%) Apple
13 4 (0.29%) Dell
13 4 (0.29%) EMC
13 4 (0.29%) Intel
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London Victoria
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Rate: £30,595 - £31,582 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £201 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
North London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £99 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Dorset
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Croydon, United Kingdom
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 (Pro rata)
Posted: 8 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago