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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 80 128 161
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +33
Contract jobs citing NHS 1095 816 678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.19% 1.68% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.38% 6.29% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 517 341
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £181 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.04% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 71 108
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.23 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
13068 12980 13762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.74% 25.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7907 8091 8150
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £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 568 558 730
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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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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 +78 380 £303 +1.00% 131
South East +29 177 £275 -4.34% 58
North West +14 128 £275 -4.34% 56
Yorkshire +9 120 £303 +16.23% 55
East of England -9 75 £300 +6.19% 29
West Midlands -18 58 £240 -8.57% 24
South West -8 57 £275 -4.34% 16
East Midlands -4 49 £300 +1.60% 22
Midlands +15 12 £225 -18.18% 5
North East -16 11 £235 -52.04% 5
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 490 (21.29%) SQL
2 328 (14.25%) SQL Server
3 236 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
4 226 (9.82%) Microsoft
5 211 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 193 (8.38%) Project Management
7 189 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 185 (8.04%) Windows
9 181 (7.86%) MS Excel
10 162 (7.04%) Finance
11 155 (6.73%) Migration
12 148 (6.43%) PRINCE2
13 144 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
14 107 (4.65%) T-SQL
15 105 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 103 (4.47%) ITIL
17 98 (4.26%) Management Information System
18 97 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 96 (4.17%) MS Office
20 93 (4.04%) Windows 7
21 87 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
22 83 (3.61%) Active Directory
23 81 (3.52%) ETL
24 80 (3.48%) Cerner
25 78 (3.39%) Change Management
26 76 (3.30%) Informatics
27 74 (3.21%) Programme Management
28 70 (3.04%) Service Delivery
28 70 (3.04%) Oracle
29 68 (2.95%) Stakeholder Engagement

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 59 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 22 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.48%) IIS
4 10 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.35%) nginx
5 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.30%) IBM Notes
6 7 (0.30%) Apache
6 7 (0.30%) SAS
7 5 (0.22%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.17%) Confluence
8 4 (0.17%) CMS
9 3 (0.13%) JCAPS
9 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.087%) Drupal
Applications
1 181 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 96 (4.17%) MS Office
3 20 (0.87%) MS Project
4 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.087%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.043%) InDesign
10 1 (0.043%) GIMP
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 41 (1.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 35 (1.52%) Cerner Millennium
3 8 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.043%) Agresso
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.043%) assyst
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.043%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.043%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.96%) LAN
2 20 (0.87%) WAN
3 19 (0.83%) Firewall
4 14 (0.61%) SAN
5 12 (0.52%) DNS
6 11 (0.48%) DHCP
7 9 (0.39%) Wireless
8 8 (0.35%) VPN
8 8 (0.35%) VoIP
9 7 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.26%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
12 4 (0.17%) Intranet
12 4 (0.17%) BGP
13 3 (0.13%) Internet
13 3 (0.13%) IPsec
13 3 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.087%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.087%) VLAN
14 2 (0.087%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 211 (9.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 189 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (6.26%) Data Warehouse
5 97 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 87 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 64 (2.78%) QlikView
8 37 (1.61%) MS Access
9 32 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.04%) OLAP
11 20 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 19 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 17 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
14 15 (0.65%) DTS
15 9 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
16 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.35%) MySQL
17 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.22%) XDE
4 5 (0.22%) Selenium
5 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.13%) MSI
6 3 (0.13%) MSTest
6 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.087%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.087%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.087%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.087%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.087%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (0.087%) Moq
7 2 (0.087%) JMeter
7 2 (0.087%) Subversion
General
1 162 (7.04%) Finance
2 50 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 49 (2.13%) Marketing
4 42 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 41 (1.78%) Electronics
6 32 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
7 24 (1.04%) Local Government
8 17 (0.74%) Legal
9 10 (0.43%) Back Office
10 9 (0.39%) Retail
11 8 (0.35%) Banking
12 3 (0.13%) Military
13 1 (0.043%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.043%) Billing
13 1 (0.043%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 716 (31.10%) Analyst
2 285 (12.38%) Information Analyst
3 266 (11.56%) Project Manager
4 248 (10.77%) Developer
5 204 (8.86%) Trainer
6 153 (6.65%) NHS Information Analyst
7 136 (5.91%) Business Analyst
8 97 (4.21%) NHS Project Manager
9 79 (3.43%) SQL Developer
10 72 (3.13%) Data Analyst
11 60 (2.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 60 (2.61%) Product Specialist
12 58 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
13 53 (2.30%) Configuration Analyst
14 49 (2.13%) Information Manager
15 48 (2.09%) Architect
16 45 (1.95%) NHS Business Analyst
17 44 (1.91%) Consultant
18 42 (1.82%) Senior Information Analyst
19 41 (1.78%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (2.91%) .NET
2 42 (1.82%) HTML
3 36 (1.56%) ASP.NET
4 29 (1.26%) Web Services
5 27 (1.17%) CSS
6 26 (1.13%) XML
7 16 (0.70%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (0.61%) MDX
9 14 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 12 (0.52%) jQuery
12 11 (0.48%) HTML5
13 7 (0.30%) JSON
14 6 (0.26%) Ajax
14 6 (0.26%) CSS3
14 6 (0.26%) XSLT
14 6 (0.26%) SOAP
15 5 (0.22%) Itk
16 3 (0.13%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 98 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 76 (3.30%) Informatics
3 41 (1.78%) DTV
4 29 (1.26%) PACS
5 26 (1.13%) Smartcard
5 26 (1.13%) E-Learning
6 19 (0.83%) Data Extraction
7 15 (0.65%) Statistics
8 13 (0.56%) Health Informatics
9 12 (0.52%) Visualisation
9 12 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 12 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
10 10 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (0.43%) Computer Science
11 8 (0.35%) IPTV
11 8 (0.35%) FMCG
11 8 (0.35%) Mobile App
11 8 (0.35%) GIS
12 7 (0.30%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 185 (8.04%) Windows
2 93 (4.04%) Windows 7
3 50 (2.17%) Windows XP
4 36 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (0.65%) Linux
7 14 (0.61%) CentOS
8 13 (0.56%) Ubuntu
9 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.30%) UNIX
11 7 (0.30%) Android
12 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.26%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.087%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.087%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (10.25%) Business Intelligence
2 193 (8.38%) Project Management
3 155 (6.73%) Migration
4 148 (6.43%) PRINCE2
5 105 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 103 (4.47%) ITIL
7 81 (3.52%) ETL
8 78 (3.39%) Change Management
9 74 (3.21%) Programme Management
10 70 (3.04%) Service Delivery
11 68 (2.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 65 (2.82%) Information Governance
13 59 (2.56%) Business Analysis
14 55 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 53 (2.30%) Data Analysis
16 44 (1.91%) Service Management
17 43 (1.87%) Information Management
18 41 (1.78%) Data Migration
18 41 (1.78%) Digital Marketing
19 40 (1.74%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 490 (21.29%) SQL
2 107 (4.65%) T-SQL
3 52 (2.26%) C#
4 37 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 20 (0.87%) VB
6 19 (0.83%) VBA
6 19 (0.83%) Python
7 17 (0.74%) C
8 9 (0.39%) Java
9 8 (0.35%) PowerShell
9 8 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.17%) MUMPS
11 4 (0.17%) PHP
12 3 (0.13%) XPath
13 2 (0.087%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.087%) Perl
13 2 (0.087%) VBScript
14 1 (0.043%) Tcl
14 1 (0.043%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (2.61%) Degree
2 46 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (0.74%) ISEB
5 16 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.61%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.61%) CCNA
7 11 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (0.35%) ECDL
10 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.26%) CCNP
12 5 (0.22%) MCSE
12 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.17%) MCP
13 4 (0.17%) Postgraduate
14 3 (0.13%) CISSP
14 3 (0.13%) AAT
14 3 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.74%) Data Quality
1 40 (1.74%) QA
2 32 (1.39%) SLA
3 27 (1.17%) HL7
4 11 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.35%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.043%) BS7799
8 1 (0.043%) BS25999
8 1 (0.043%) COBIT
System Software
1 83 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.087%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.087%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.043%) vSphere
7 1 (0.043%) XenApp
7 1 (0.043%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 20 (0.87%) SCCM
2 11 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.35%) Puppet
4 6 (0.26%) SCOM
5 3 (0.13%) OpenView
6 2 (0.087%) OVSD
6 2 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.087%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.043%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.043%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.043%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.043%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.043%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.043%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 226 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 80 (3.48%) Cerner
3 70 (3.04%) Oracle
4 48 (2.09%) VMware
5 46 (2.00%) Business Objects
5 46 (2.00%) SAP
6 33 (1.43%) Cisco
7 23 (1.00%) Cognos
8 21 (0.91%) HP
9 20 (0.87%) Tableau
9 20 (0.87%) CheckPoint
10 16 (0.70%) Splunk
11 15 (0.65%) Citrix
12 14 (0.61%) NetApp
13 12 (0.52%) iSOFT
14 9 (0.39%) Dell
15 7 (0.30%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.30%) Apple
15 7 (0.30%) Lotus
15 7 (0.30%) MEDITECH
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Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
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Salary: NEG
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Salary: NEG
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Rate: Excellent daily rate negotiable
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Posted: 18 hours ago
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