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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 105 82 133
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +51
Contract jobs citing NHS 1009 1101 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.95% 2.23% 1.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.09% 6.86% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 641 467
Average daily rate
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£303 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £179 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 67 70
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £8.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
16564 16053 15618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.05% 32.50% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10637 9856 9462
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 622 677
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.63% +5.57%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -11 376 £308 +1.48% 85
Yorkshire -6 143 £350 +11.11% 29
South East -42 130 £293 -2.50% 22
North West -23 92 £290 +10.47% 32
South West +20 83 £313 +25.00% 30
East of England -17 61 £300 - 20
West Midlands -6 53 £300 +25.00% 25
East Midlands -8 52 £313 +4.16% 23
North East -22 9 £250 +25.00% 8
Midlands -10 5 £320 +31.28% 3
South Coast -6 2 £250 -20.00%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 566 (27.85%) SQL
2 331 (16.29%) Business Intelligence
3 276 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 260 (12.80%) SQL Server
4 260 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 235 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 221 (10.88%) Project Management
7 219 (10.78%) PRINCE2
8 194 (9.55%) Windows
9 182 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
10 168 (8.27%) Finance
11 166 (8.17%) MS Excel
12 139 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
13 133 (6.55%) MS Office
14 128 (6.30%) Active Directory
15 124 (6.10%) T-SQL
16 122 (6.00%) Migration
17 113 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 108 (5.31%) Programme Management
19 104 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
19 104 (5.12%) ITIL
19 104 (5.12%) QlikView
20 99 (4.87%) ETL
21 92 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
22 86 (4.23%) Management Information System
22 86 (4.23%) Windows 7
23 82 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
24 73 (3.59%) Informatics
24 73 (3.59%) Cerner
25 72 (3.54%) VMware

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.08%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.69%) IIS
4 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (0.39%) SAS
5 8 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.30%) Lync
7 6 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.30%) CMS
8 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.098%) Drupal
10 2 (0.098%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.098%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.098%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.098%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.049%) Node.js
11 1 (0.049%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 166 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 133 (6.55%) MS Office
3 16 (0.79%) MS Project
4 15 (0.74%) PowerPivot
5 14 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.49%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.049%) SPSS
9 1 (0.049%) Stata
9 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 57 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (1.08%) Cerner Millennium
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle HRMS
5 2 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.049%) Agresso
6 1 (0.049%) Primavera
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (0.39%) Office 365
2 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.098%) PaaS
4 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.049%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.72%) Firewall
2 32 (1.57%) WAN
3 22 (1.08%) SAN
4 21 (1.03%) LAN
5 19 (0.94%) Intranet
6 18 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.79%) DNS
8 15 (0.74%) Internet
8 15 (0.74%) Wireless
9 14 (0.69%) DHCP
10 12 (0.59%) VPN
11 11 (0.54%) Network Security
12 10 (0.49%) VoIP
13 8 (0.39%) SNMP
14 7 (0.34%) LDAP
15 6 (0.30%) SSL
16 5 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.25%) HTTP
16 5 (0.25%) EIGRP
17 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (12.80%) SQL Server
1 260 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 235 (11.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 182 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
4 113 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 104 (5.12%) QlikView
6 82 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
8 37 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (1.23%) MS Access
9 25 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (1.13%) OLAP
11 20 (0.98%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (0.54%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio
2 12 (0.59%) Cucumber
3 10 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (0.39%) Toad
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (0.39%) Selenium
4 8 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (0.30%) NUnit
6 6 (0.30%) JIRA
7 5 (0.25%) Behat
7 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.15%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.098%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.098%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.098%) TestDirector
General
1 168 (8.27%) Finance
2 69 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 59 (2.90%) Marketing
4 57 (2.81%) Electronics
4 57 (2.81%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.08%) Back Office
6 18 (0.89%) Local Government
7 15 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.49%) Legal
9 8 (0.39%) Publishing
10 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.15%) Retail
12 2 (0.098%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.098%) Billing
12 2 (0.098%) Advertising
13 1 (0.049%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 490 (24.11%) Analyst
2 305 (15.01%) Developer
3 217 (10.68%) Project Manager
4 180 (8.86%) Information Analyst
5 108 (5.31%) NHS Information Analyst
6 103 (5.07%) SQL Developer
7 97 (4.77%) NHS Project Manager
8 95 (4.68%) Trainer
9 92 (4.53%) Business Analyst
10 67 (3.30%) Architect
11 60 (2.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 46 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
13 45 (2.21%) Data Analyst
14 43 (2.12%) Programme Manager
15 42 (2.07%) Support Engineer
15 42 (2.07%) NHS Business Analyst
16 40 (1.97%) Service Analyst
17 39 (1.92%) Consultant
18 38 (1.87%) Service Desk Analyst
19 37 (1.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.44%) .NET
2 50 (2.46%) XML
3 38 (1.87%) HTML
4 27 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 24 (1.18%) CSS
6 17 (0.84%) jQuery
7 8 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (0.34%) Entity Framework
8 7 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (0.34%) JSON
9 6 (0.30%) RESTful
9 6 (0.30%) HTML5
9 6 (0.30%) Web Services
9 6 (0.30%) Itk
10 5 (0.25%) REST
10 5 (0.25%) ADO.NET
11 4 (0.20%) WCF
11 4 (0.20%) MDX
11 4 (0.20%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 139 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 73 (3.59%) Informatics
4 57 (2.81%) DTV
5 29 (1.43%) Statistics
6 27 (1.33%) User Experience
7 25 (1.23%) PACS
8 22 (1.08%) Smartcard
9 17 (0.84%) E-Learning
10 16 (0.79%) Data Centre
11 12 (0.59%) Data Extraction
11 12 (0.59%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.44%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.44%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (0.39%) Freedom of Information
13 8 (0.39%) iPad
14 7 (0.34%) Mobile App
15 6 (0.30%) EqualLogic
15 6 (0.30%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 194 (9.55%) Windows
2 86 (4.23%) Windows 7
3 33 (1.62%) Windows XP
4 32 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.08%) Linux
6 18 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 18 (0.89%) CentOS
6 18 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (0.74%) UNIX
9 14 (0.69%) Android
10 13 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 11 (0.54%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.25%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.098%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.049%) Solaris
14 1 (0.049%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (16.29%) Business Intelligence
2 221 (10.88%) Project Management
3 219 (10.78%) PRINCE2
4 122 (6.00%) Migration
5 108 (5.31%) Programme Management
6 104 (5.12%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (5.12%) ITIL
7 99 (4.87%) ETL
8 92 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 70 (3.44%) Data Analysis
10 64 (3.15%) Data Migration
11 63 (3.10%) Service Management
12 62 (3.05%) Change Management
13 57 (2.81%) Digital Marketing
14 50 (2.46%) Information Governance
15 48 (2.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 46 (2.26%) Workflow
17 39 (1.92%) Mentoring
18 38 (1.87%) Information Management
19 33 (1.62%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 566 (27.85%) SQL
2 124 (6.10%) T-SQL
3 35 (1.72%) VBA
4 33 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.53%) C#
6 24 (1.18%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.08%) VB
8 21 (1.03%) Java
9 13 (0.64%) Python
10 12 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 12 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.54%) PHP
12 9 (0.44%) C
13 6 (0.30%) VBScript
14 5 (0.25%) VB6
15 4 (0.20%) Ruby
16 3 (0.15%) C++
17 2 (0.098%) Shell Script
18 1 (0.049%) Perl
18 1 (0.049%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 62 (3.05%) Degree
2 47 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 32 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 25 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 17 (0.84%) CCNA
9 14 (0.69%) CCNP
9 14 (0.69%) PMP
10 13 (0.64%) MCSE
11 10 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.34%) ISEB
14 5 (0.25%) CISSP
14 5 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.20%) CCA
15 4 (0.20%) MCITP
16 3 (0.15%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.36%) SLA
2 44 (2.17%) Data Quality
3 41 (2.02%) HL7
4 27 (1.33%) QA
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.098%) DICOM
6 2 (0.098%) BS7799
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.049%) BS25999
System Software
1 128 (6.30%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.69%) VMware Server
4 11 (0.54%) vSphere
5 10 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.30%) DFS Replication
8 5 (0.25%) XenApp
9 4 (0.20%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.098%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 1 (0.049%) NFS
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.43%) SCCM
2 12 (0.59%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.25%) WMI
4 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.098%) OpenView
5 2 (0.098%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.098%) MOM
5 2 (0.098%) DameWare
5 2 (0.098%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.098%) Nessus
5 2 (0.098%) LiteSpeed
5 2 (0.098%) WSUS
6 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.049%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.049%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.049%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.049%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.049%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.049%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 276 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 73 (3.59%) Cerner
3 72 (3.54%) VMware
4 64 (3.15%) Oracle
5 62 (3.05%) SAP
6 47 (2.31%) Cisco
7 41 (2.02%) Citrix
8 18 (0.89%) Tableau
9 15 (0.74%) HP
9 15 (0.74%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.69%) BT
10 14 (0.69%) Splunk
11 9 (0.44%) LANDesk
11 9 (0.44%) InterSystems
11 9 (0.44%) Apple
12 8 (0.39%) CommVault
13 7 (0.34%) Dell
14 6 (0.30%) EMC
14 6 (0.30%) SolarWinds
15 5 (0.25%) Civica
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
North East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £11 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ilford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £215 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, Yorkshire
Progressive North
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday