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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 80 137 158
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +21
Contract jobs citing NHS 1084 742 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.23% 1.60% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.64% 5.91% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 456 327
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 113
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -4.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.25 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £37.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12543 12553 13378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.81% 27.01% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7693 7743 7854
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 553 700
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +79 378 £303 +0.83% 111
South East +31 170 £300 +4.34% 79
North West +8 114 £260 -13.33% 51
Yorkshire +20 113 £310 +26.53% 60
East of England -5 83 £300 +4.34% 33
South West +1 63 £263 -3.22% 21
West Midlands -16 60 £240 -8.57% 35
East Midlands -1 53 £300 +15.27% 23
Midlands +17 15 £244 -11.36% 9
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 531 (22.18%) SQL
2 353 (14.75%) SQL Server
3 255 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
4 225 (9.40%) Microsoft
5 224 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 204 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 202 (8.44%) Project Management
8 185 (7.73%) Windows
9 183 (7.64%) MS Excel
10 175 (7.31%) Finance
11 168 (7.02%) PRINCE2
12 161 (6.73%) Migration
13 155 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
14 119 (4.97%) T-SQL
15 108 (4.51%) ITIL
16 107 (4.47%) MS Office
17 104 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
18 101 (4.22%) Management Information System
19 97 (4.05%) Active Directory
19 97 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 92 (3.84%) Windows 7
21 89 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
22 86 (3.59%) Informatics
23 84 (3.51%) Oracle
24 79 (3.30%) ETL
25 77 (3.22%) Service Delivery
25 77 (3.22%) Information Governance
26 75 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
27 74 (3.09%) Change Management
27 74 (3.09%) Cerner

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 59 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (0.42%) IIS
5 9 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.38%) nginx
6 8 (0.33%) SAS
7 7 (0.29%) Apache
7 7 (0.29%) CMS
7 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.25%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.17%) JCAPS
11 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.084%) Drupal
12 2 (0.084%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.084%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.042%) Documentum
Applications
1 183 (7.64%) MS Excel
2 107 (4.47%) MS Office
3 21 (0.88%) MS Project
4 16 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.13%) SPSS
10 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.042%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 37 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 37 (1.55%) Cerner Millennium
2 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.084%) Agresso
6 2 (0.084%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.042%) assyst
7 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.042%) SaaS
2 1 (0.042%) Office 365
2 1 (0.042%) CheetahMail
2 1 (0.042%) Pure360
2 1 (0.042%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.88%) LAN
1 21 (0.88%) WAN
2 18 (0.75%) Firewall
3 12 (0.50%) SAN
4 10 (0.42%) VPN
5 9 (0.38%) VoIP
6 8 (0.33%) DNS
6 8 (0.33%) Wireless
7 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.29%) Intranet
7 7 (0.29%) DHCP
8 5 (0.21%) Internet
8 5 (0.21%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.21%) BGP
8 5 (0.21%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.17%) HTTP
10 3 (0.13%) ISDN
10 3 (0.13%) IPsec
10 3 (0.13%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 224 (9.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 204 (8.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 155 (6.47%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 89 (3.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.72%) QlikView
8 35 (1.46%) MS Access
9 30 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 26 (1.09%) OLAP
11 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (0.96%) DTS
13 22 (0.92%) Relational Database
14 20 (0.84%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.42%) Oracle Database
16 9 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.38%) MySQL
16 9 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 8 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
18 7 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (0.46%) Visual Studio
1 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.21%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.21%) XDE
5 4 (0.17%) Selenium
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.084%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.084%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.084%) JMeter
7 2 (0.084%) ProC
7 2 (0.084%) MSI
7 2 (0.084%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.084%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.084%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.084%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.042%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.042%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 175 (7.31%) Finance
2 51 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.92%) Marketing
4 38 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.55%) Electronics
6 34 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 24 (1.00%) Local Government
8 13 (0.54%) Legal
9 11 (0.46%) Back Office
10 10 (0.42%) Banking
10 10 (0.42%) Retail
11 3 (0.13%) Military
12 2 (0.084%) Billing
12 2 (0.084%) Automotive
13 1 (0.042%) Publishing
13 1 (0.042%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 749 (31.29%) Analyst
2 308 (12.87%) Information Analyst
3 294 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 249 (10.40%) Developer
5 208 (8.69%) Trainer
6 173 (7.23%) NHS Information Analyst
7 137 (5.72%) Business Analyst
8 115 (4.80%) NHS Project Manager
9 85 (3.55%) SQL Developer
10 80 (3.34%) Data Analyst
11 66 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
12 65 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 58 (2.42%) Product Specialist
14 57 (2.38%) Configuration Analyst
15 55 (2.30%) Information Manager
16 52 (2.17%) NHS Data Analyst
17 51 (2.13%) Consultant
18 50 (2.09%) Architect
19 46 (1.92%) Senior Information Analyst
20 44 (1.84%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (2.59%) .NET
2 42 (1.75%) HTML
3 32 (1.34%) CSS
4 28 (1.17%) XML
5 27 (1.13%) ASP.NET
6 17 (0.71%) Web Services
6 17 (0.71%) MDX
7 15 (0.63%) jQuery
8 9 (0.38%) Ajax
9 8 (0.33%) XSLT
9 8 (0.33%) SOAP
10 7 (0.29%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.29%) Itk
11 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.25%) HTML5
12 5 (0.21%) CSS3
13 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 4 (0.17%) JSON
13 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET Web API
14 3 (0.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 101 (4.22%) Management Information System
2 86 (3.59%) Informatics
3 38 (1.59%) DTV
4 30 (1.25%) PACS
5 29 (1.21%) E-Learning
6 27 (1.13%) Smartcard
7 22 (0.92%) Data Extraction
8 17 (0.71%) Statistics
9 14 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
9 14 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (0.42%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.42%) Health Informatics
11 9 (0.38%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.38%) FMCG
11 9 (0.38%) IPTV
11 9 (0.38%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.33%) GIS
12 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.33%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 185 (7.73%) Windows
2 92 (3.84%) Windows 7
3 54 (2.26%) Windows XP
4 33 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.50%) Ubuntu
6 12 (0.50%) Linux
7 11 (0.46%) CentOS
8 10 (0.42%) UNIX
8 10 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.33%) Windows 2000
9 8 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.29%) Android
10 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.084%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.042%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.042%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (10.65%) Business Intelligence
2 202 (8.44%) Project Management
3 168 (7.02%) PRINCE2
4 161 (6.73%) Migration
5 108 (4.51%) ITIL
6 104 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 79 (3.30%) ETL
8 77 (3.22%) Service Delivery
8 77 (3.22%) Information Governance
9 75 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 74 (3.09%) Change Management
11 73 (3.05%) Programme Management
12 64 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 63 (2.63%) Business Analysis
14 55 (2.30%) Data Analysis
15 51 (2.13%) Service Management
16 50 (2.09%) Data Migration
17 46 (1.92%) Information Management
18 42 (1.75%) Performance Management
19 40 (1.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 531 (22.18%) SQL
2 119 (4.97%) T-SQL
3 44 (1.84%) C#
4 32 (1.34%) JavaScript
5 21 (0.88%) C
5 21 (0.88%) VB
6 15 (0.63%) Python
7 13 (0.54%) VBA
8 9 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.38%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.25%) Java
11 5 (0.21%) XPath
11 5 (0.21%) MUMPS
12 4 (0.17%) PHP
13 3 (0.13%) Ruby
14 2 (0.084%) VBScript
14 2 (0.084%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.042%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.042%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (2.42%) Degree
2 42 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.58%) ISEB
6 12 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.50%) CCNA
7 11 (0.46%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.42%) ECDL
9 9 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.21%) CCNP
11 5 (0.21%) MCP
12 4 (0.17%) MCSE
13 3 (0.13%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
13 3 (0.13%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.13%) AAT
13 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.01%) Data Quality
2 42 (1.75%) QA
3 37 (1.55%) SLA
4 23 (0.96%) HL7
5 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.042%) BS7799
9 1 (0.042%) COBIT
9 1 (0.042%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.042%) BS25999
System Software
1 97 (4.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.084%) LiteSpeed
5 2 (0.084%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.042%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (0.84%) SCCM
2 12 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.38%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) SCOM
5 3 (0.13%) OpenView
6 2 (0.084%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.084%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.084%) OVSD
7 1 (0.042%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.042%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.042%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.042%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.042%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.042%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.042%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.042%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 225 (9.40%) Microsoft
2 84 (3.51%) Oracle
3 74 (3.09%) Cerner
4 50 (2.09%) Business Objects
5 44 (1.84%) VMware
6 42 (1.75%) SAP
7 33 (1.38%) Cisco
8 25 (1.04%) Cognos
9 18 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 16 (0.67%) HP
10 16 (0.67%) Tableau
11 15 (0.63%) Splunk
12 12 (0.50%) Citrix
12 12 (0.50%) iSOFT
13 10 (0.42%) NetApp
14 8 (0.33%) Dell
14 8 (0.33%) Adobe
15 6 (0.25%) Lotus
15 6 (0.25%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.25%) Apple
Avon
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Rate: £500
Posted: 5 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 11 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £800 per day
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West Midlands
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
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