The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 78 129 161
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +32
Contract jobs citing NHS 1103 755 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 1.62% 1.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.66% 6.08% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 480 329
Average daily rate
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£300 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 73 116
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -8.59%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12736 12422 13335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.80% 26.65% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7776 7663 7811
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 543 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
NHS
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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 +75 375 £305 +1.49% 120
South East +32 178 £300 +4.34% 78
Yorkshire +20 129 £313 +37.36% 49
North West +14 119 £275 -8.33% 59
East of England -3 79 £300 +13.20% 32
South West -6 62 £250 -9.09% 18
West Midlands -16 60 £238 -6.86% 27
East Midlands -8 50 £300 +6.19% 23
Midlands +17 15 £244 -11.36% 9
North East -15 9 £200 -41.17% 6
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 515 (21.79%) SQL
2 342 (14.47%) SQL Server
3 246 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
4 220 (9.31%) Microsoft
4 220 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 203 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 198 (8.38%) Project Management
7 186 (7.87%) Windows
8 182 (7.70%) MS Excel
9 173 (7.32%) Finance
10 162 (6.85%) PRINCE2
11 157 (6.64%) Migration
12 146 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
13 119 (5.03%) T-SQL
14 106 (4.48%) ITIL
15 104 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 100 (4.23%) MS Office
17 98 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 97 (4.10%) Management Information System
19 93 (3.93%) Active Directory
19 93 (3.93%) Windows 7
20 87 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
21 82 (3.47%) ETL
21 82 (3.47%) Informatics
22 78 (3.30%) Service Delivery
23 77 (3.26%) Change Management
23 77 (3.26%) Oracle
24 75 (3.17%) Programme Management
25 72 (3.05%) Cerner
25 72 (3.05%) Information Governance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 58 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.06%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (0.42%) IIS
5 8 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.34%) nginx
5 8 (0.34%) SAS
5 8 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.30%) Apache
7 6 (0.25%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.25%) CMS
8 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.17%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.085%) Drupal
10 2 (0.085%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.085%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.042%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 182 (7.70%) MS Excel
2 100 (4.23%) MS Office
3 20 (0.85%) MS Project
4 17 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.085%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.085%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.042%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 33 (1.40%) Cerner Millennium
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.085%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) Agresso
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.042%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.085%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.042%) Office 365
2 1 (0.042%) CheetahMail
2 1 (0.042%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.93%) LAN
2 20 (0.85%) Firewall
2 20 (0.85%) WAN
3 13 (0.55%) SAN
4 10 (0.42%) DNS
5 9 (0.38%) VoIP
5 9 (0.38%) DHCP
5 9 (0.38%) VPN
6 8 (0.34%) Wireless
7 7 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.25%) Intranet
9 5 (0.21%) Internet
9 5 (0.21%) BGP
9 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.21%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.17%) HTTP
11 3 (0.13%) IPsec
11 3 (0.13%) OSPF
11 3 (0.13%) ISDN
11 3 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 220 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 203 (8.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 146 (6.18%) Data Warehouse
5 98 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 87 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.75%) QlikView
8 36 (1.52%) MS Access
9 29 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.10%) OLAP
11 23 (0.97%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 21 (0.89%) DTS
13 19 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.38%) MySQL
15 9 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.38%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.34%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.30%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 11 (0.47%) Visual Studio
1 11 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.21%) XDE
3 5 (0.21%) TestDirector
3 5 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (0.17%) Selenium
4 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.085%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.085%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.085%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.085%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.085%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.085%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.085%) MSI
6 2 (0.085%) ProC
6 2 (0.085%) JMeter
7 1 (0.042%) Maven
7 1 (0.042%) NUnit
General
1 173 (7.32%) Finance
2 50 (2.12%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.95%) Marketing
4 39 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 38 (1.61%) Electronics
6 34 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
7 23 (0.97%) Local Government
8 14 (0.59%) Legal
9 12 (0.51%) Back Office
10 9 (0.38%) Banking
10 9 (0.38%) Retail
11 3 (0.13%) Military
12 2 (0.085%) Automotive
12 2 (0.085%) Billing
13 1 (0.042%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.042%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 736 (31.13%) Analyst
2 300 (12.69%) Information Analyst
3 286 (12.10%) Project Manager
4 253 (10.70%) Developer
5 212 (8.97%) Trainer
6 167 (7.06%) NHS Information Analyst
7 139 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 110 (4.65%) NHS Project Manager
9 86 (3.64%) SQL Developer
10 75 (3.17%) Data Analyst
11 65 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
12 61 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 59 (2.50%) Product Specialist
14 55 (2.33%) Configuration Analyst
15 49 (2.07%) Information Manager
16 47 (1.99%) Senior Information Analyst
17 46 (1.95%) NHS Data Analyst
17 46 (1.95%) Consultant
17 46 (1.95%) IT Trainer
18 44 (1.86%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (2.92%) .NET
2 41 (1.73%) HTML
3 36 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 29 (1.23%) CSS
5 28 (1.18%) Web Services
6 27 (1.14%) XML
7 16 (0.68%) MDX
7 16 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.63%) jQuery
8 15 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (0.55%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 8 (0.34%) Ajax
10 8 (0.34%) XSLT
10 8 (0.34%) SOAP
11 7 (0.30%) HTML5
11 7 (0.30%) Itk
12 6 (0.25%) JSON
13 5 (0.21%) CSS3
14 3 (0.13%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.10%) Management Information System
2 82 (3.47%) Informatics
3 38 (1.61%) DTV
4 31 (1.31%) E-Learning
4 31 (1.31%) PACS
5 27 (1.14%) Smartcard
6 21 (0.89%) Data Extraction
7 16 (0.68%) Statistics
8 13 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (0.55%) Health Informatics
9 12 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.42%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.38%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.38%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.38%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.34%) SystemC
12 8 (0.34%) IPTV
12 8 (0.34%) FMCG
12 8 (0.34%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 186 (7.87%) Windows
2 93 (3.93%) Windows 7
3 52 (2.20%) Windows XP
4 36 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (0.59%) Linux
7 13 (0.55%) CentOS
7 13 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.38%) UNIX
10 8 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.30%) Android
12 6 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.085%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.085%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (10.41%) Business Intelligence
2 198 (8.38%) Project Management
3 162 (6.85%) PRINCE2
4 157 (6.64%) Migration
5 106 (4.48%) ITIL
6 104 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
7 82 (3.47%) ETL
8 78 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 77 (3.26%) Change Management
10 75 (3.17%) Programme Management
11 72 (3.05%) Information Governance
12 70 (2.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 63 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 62 (2.62%) Business Analysis
15 55 (2.33%) Data Analysis
16 47 (1.99%) Service Management
17 44 (1.86%) Data Migration
17 44 (1.86%) Information Management
18 40 (1.69%) Performance Management
19 38 (1.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 515 (21.79%) SQL
2 119 (5.03%) T-SQL
3 53 (2.24%) C#
4 41 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (0.93%) VB
6 21 (0.89%) C
7 17 (0.72%) Python
8 12 (0.51%) VBA
9 9 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.34%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.25%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.25%) Java
12 5 (0.21%) XPath
13 4 (0.17%) MUMPS
13 4 (0.17%) PHP
14 2 (0.085%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.085%) VBScript
14 2 (0.085%) Ruby
15 1 (0.042%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.042%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (2.58%) Degree
2 43 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.59%) ISEB
6 13 (0.55%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.51%) CCNA
8 11 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.38%) ECDL
9 9 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (0.21%) MCP
12 5 (0.21%) CCNP
13 4 (0.17%) MCSE
14 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
14 3 (0.13%) AAT
14 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.085%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 40 (1.69%) QA
3 34 (1.44%) SLA
4 24 (1.02%) HL7
5 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.34%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.042%) BS7799
9 1 (0.042%) BS25999
9 1 (0.042%) COBIT
9 1 (0.042%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 93 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.085%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.085%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.042%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.042%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.042%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (0.93%) SCCM
2 10 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.34%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) SCOM
5 3 (0.13%) OpenView
6 2 (0.085%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.085%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.085%) OVSD
7 1 (0.042%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.042%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.042%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.042%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.042%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.042%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 220 (9.31%) Microsoft
2 77 (3.26%) Oracle
3 72 (3.05%) Cerner
4 49 (2.07%) Business Objects
5 46 (1.95%) VMware
6 43 (1.82%) SAP
7 33 (1.40%) Cisco
8 24 (1.02%) Cognos
9 19 (0.80%) CheckPoint
10 18 (0.76%) HP
11 17 (0.72%) Tableau
12 16 (0.68%) Splunk
13 12 (0.51%) Citrix
13 12 (0.51%) NetApp
13 12 (0.51%) iSOFT
14 9 (0.38%) Dell
15 7 (0.30%) MEDITECH
16 6 (0.25%) McAfee
16 6 (0.25%) Lotus
16 6 (0.25%) Red Hat
Kent
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Yorkshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day Rate DOE Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Ongoing contract
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.11 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday