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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 118 88 128
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +40
Contract jobs citing NHS 996 1102 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 2.15% 1.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.71% 6.55% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 652 517
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 65 74
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.37 £28.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.44 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.81% -3.48%
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
17450 16830 16209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.45% 32.89% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11159 10264 10007
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 709 656
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -8 383 £300 - 72
South East -46 140 £290 +5.45% 22
Yorkshire -11 123 £323 +7.50% 21
North West -27 101 £281 +2.73% 24
South West +22 77 £313 +4.16% 15
East of England -14 63 £255 -15.00% 10
West Midlands +5 48 £343 +42.70% 24
East Midlands -15 41 £313 +4.16% 12
North East -24 15 £265 +12.76% 5
Midlands -3 4 £350 +55.55% 1
South Coast -3 4 £280 -10.40%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 550 (27.85%) SQL
2 339 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
3 251 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 246 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 244 (12.35%) SQL Server
6 227 (11.49%) Project Management
7 223 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 193 (9.77%) PRINCE2
9 184 (9.32%) Windows
10 175 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
11 163 (8.25%) MS Excel
12 154 (7.80%) Finance
13 151 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
14 130 (6.58%) T-SQL
15 117 (5.92%) MS Office
16 115 (5.82%) Active Directory
17 113 (5.72%) Migration
18 108 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 100 (5.06%) Programme Management
20 99 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
21 97 (4.91%) ETL
21 97 (4.91%) QlikView
22 96 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
23 91 (4.61%) ITIL
24 88 (4.46%) Windows 7
25 78 (3.95%) Management Information System
26 73 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
27 72 (3.65%) Data Analysis
28 70 (3.54%) VMware
29 68 (3.44%) Telecoms

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 56 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 17 (0.86%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.51%) IIS
3 10 (0.51%) SAS
4 9 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (0.25%) Lync
7 4 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.15%) CMS
8 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.10%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.10%) Drupal
9 2 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.10%) Apache
10 1 (0.051%) Documentum
10 1 (0.051%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.051%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.051%) Moodle
10 1 (0.051%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 163 (8.25%) MS Excel
2 117 (5.92%) MS Office
3 18 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.71%) MS Project
5 12 (0.61%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.051%) SPSS
9 1 (0.051%) Stata
9 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 55 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 21 (1.06%) Cerner Millennium
3 5 (0.25%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.051%) Agresso
6 1 (0.051%) Primavera
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.35%) Office 365
3 5 (0.25%) Veeva
4 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.051%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.47%) WAN
2 28 (1.42%) Firewall
3 21 (1.06%) LAN
4 20 (1.01%) SAN
5 19 (0.96%) Wireless
6 18 (0.91%) Intranet
6 18 (0.91%) TCP/IP
7 16 (0.81%) Internet
8 15 (0.76%) DHCP
9 14 (0.71%) VoIP
9 14 (0.71%) DNS
10 11 (0.56%) VPN
11 10 (0.51%) Network Security
12 8 (0.41%) SNMP
13 6 (0.30%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.25%) EIGRP
14 5 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.20%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.20%) SSL
15 4 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (12.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 244 (12.35%) SQL Server
3 223 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 175 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
5 108 (5.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 97 (4.91%) QlikView
7 73 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 36 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 31 (1.57%) MS Access
11 26 (1.32%) OLAP
12 21 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
14 19 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (0.81%) Relational Database
16 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.66%) PerformancePoint
17 11 (0.56%) RDBMS
18 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
18 10 (0.51%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 13 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.46%) JIRA
3 9 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (0.46%) Cucumber
4 8 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (0.41%) Selenium
4 8 (0.41%) Toad
5 7 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (0.30%) NUnit
7 5 (0.25%) TestDirector
7 5 (0.25%) XDE
8 3 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
8 3 (0.15%) Behat
8 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.10%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.10%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.10%) Dreamweaver
General
1 154 (7.80%) Finance
2 68 (3.44%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.19%) Marketing
4 55 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 55 (2.78%) Electronics
5 16 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 15 (0.76%) Local Government
7 14 (0.71%) Legal
8 13 (0.66%) Back Office
9 6 (0.30%) Publishing
10 5 (0.25%) Retail
11 2 (0.10%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.10%) Billing
11 2 (0.10%) Advertising
11 2 (0.10%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.10%) Law
12 1 (0.051%) Automotive
12 1 (0.051%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 497 (25.16%) Analyst
2 298 (15.09%) Developer
3 212 (10.73%) Project Manager
4 177 (8.96%) Information Analyst
5 111 (5.62%) Business Analyst
6 110 (5.57%) NHS Information Analyst
7 104 (5.27%) SQL Developer
8 87 (4.41%) Trainer
9 85 (4.30%) NHS Project Manager
10 64 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 63 (3.19%) Architect
12 55 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
13 49 (2.48%) Data Analyst
14 48 (2.43%) Support Engineer
15 46 (2.33%) NHS Business Analyst
16 39 (1.97%) Senior Information Analyst
16 39 (1.97%) Programme Manager
17 38 (1.92%) Service Analyst
17 38 (1.92%) 2nd Line Support
18 35 (1.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.44%) .NET
2 42 (2.13%) XML
3 38 (1.92%) HTML
4 25 (1.27%) ASP.NET
4 25 (1.27%) CSS
5 14 (0.71%) jQuery
6 13 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 11 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (0.51%) Entity Framework
9 9 (0.46%) RESTful
10 6 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.30%) HTML5
10 6 (0.30%) WCF
11 5 (0.25%) Web Services
11 5 (0.25%) ADO.NET
11 5 (0.25%) Itk
12 4 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.20%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.20%) DOM
12 4 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 67 (3.39%) Informatics
4 55 (2.78%) DTV
5 32 (1.62%) PACS
6 30 (1.52%) Statistics
7 25 (1.27%) User Experience
8 21 (1.06%) Data Extraction
9 20 (1.01%) Smartcard
10 19 (0.96%) Visualisation
11 18 (0.91%) E-Learning
12 16 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
13 14 (0.71%) Data Centre
14 9 (0.46%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.41%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
16 7 (0.35%) Health Informatics
16 7 (0.35%) Data Integration
17 6 (0.30%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 184 (9.32%) Windows
2 88 (4.46%) Windows 7
3 36 (1.82%) Windows XP
4 27 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.06%) Linux
6 18 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.71%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.71%) CentOS
9 11 (0.56%) UNIX
10 10 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 9 (0.46%) Android
12 5 (0.25%) FreeBSD
13 4 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.051%) Solaris
15 1 (0.051%) VMS
15 1 (0.051%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.051%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (17.16%) Business Intelligence
2 227 (11.49%) Project Management
3 193 (9.77%) PRINCE2
4 113 (5.72%) Migration
5 100 (5.06%) Programme Management
6 99 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
7 97 (4.91%) ETL
8 96 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 91 (4.61%) ITIL
10 72 (3.65%) Data Analysis
11 67 (3.39%) Change Management
12 65 (3.29%) Data Migration
13 55 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
14 50 (2.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 50 (2.53%) Information Governance
15 47 (2.38%) Service Management
16 39 (1.97%) Business Analysis
16 39 (1.97%) Workflow
17 34 (1.72%) Information Management
17 34 (1.72%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 550 (27.85%) SQL
2 130 (6.58%) T-SQL
3 40 (2.03%) C#
4 35 (1.77%) VBA
5 30 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 22 (1.11%) PL/SQL
7 20 (1.01%) VB
8 12 (0.61%) Java
9 10 (0.51%) C
9 10 (0.51%) VB.NET
9 10 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.41%) Python
11 7 (0.35%) PHP
12 5 (0.25%) VB6
13 3 (0.15%) VBScript
13 3 (0.15%) C++
14 2 (0.10%) Ruby
14 2 (0.10%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.051%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 61 (3.09%) Degree
2 47 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 32 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 28 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 21 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.01%) CCNA
8 18 (0.91%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.76%) CCNP
10 14 (0.71%) PMP
11 13 (0.66%) MCSE
12 9 (0.46%) ISEB
13 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.30%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 5 (0.25%) MCITP
16 5 (0.25%) CISSP
16 5 (0.25%) CCA
17 4 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.43%) Data Quality
2 44 (2.23%) SLA
3 32 (1.62%) HL7
4 29 (1.47%) QA
5 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.051%) BS25999
6 1 (0.051%) BS7799
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 115 (5.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.66%) VMware Server
4 11 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.41%) vSphere
6 5 (0.25%) DFS Replication
6 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.20%) XenApp
8 2 (0.10%) NFS
9 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.051%) Samba
Systems Management
1 29 (1.47%) SCCM
2 5 (0.25%) WMI
3 4 (0.20%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.15%) ZENworks
4 3 (0.15%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.10%) Nessus
5 2 (0.10%) DameWare
5 2 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.10%) OpenView
5 2 (0.10%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.10%) SCOM
5 2 (0.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.051%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.051%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.051%) WSUS
6 1 (0.051%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.051%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.051%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 251 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 70 (3.54%) VMware
3 64 (3.24%) Cerner
4 58 (2.94%) SAP
5 57 (2.89%) Oracle
6 53 (2.68%) Cisco
7 39 (1.97%) Citrix
8 21 (1.06%) Tableau
9 18 (0.91%) HP
9 18 (0.91%) CheckPoint
10 13 (0.66%) BT
11 11 (0.56%) Splunk
12 8 (0.41%) Civica
13 7 (0.35%) SolarWinds
13 7 (0.35%) EMC
14 6 (0.30%) Dell
14 6 (0.30%) InterSystems
14 6 (0.30%) CommVault
14 6 (0.30%) Mitel
15 5 (0.25%) NetApp
West Midlands
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
North East
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £192 Per Day Positions to become permanent
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hereford and Worcester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + DEO
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £320 to £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Allen Lane
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £255 - £298 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Graham Matthews
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Graham Matthews
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago