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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 80 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing NHS 1107 1155 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.32% 2.52% 2.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.64% 8.03% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 743 563
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £193 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 76 110
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.64 £26.13 £25.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -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
14483 14382 12725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.41% 31.44% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9042 8892 7779
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 589 719
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -23 361 £325 +8.33% 95
Yorkshire -1 133 £331 +10.41% 29
South East -50 124 £306 +11.36% 43
North West -10 121 £295 +18.00% 42
West Midlands +7 104 £300 +9.09% 21
South West -9 93 £300 +9.09% 18
East of England +6 62 £261 +4.50% 12
East Midlands +14 60 £280 +1.81% 22
North East +15 29 £250 -50.00% 3
Midlands -11 3 £250 +25.00%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 493 (23.68%) SQL
2 292 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 278 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
4 252 (12.10%) SQL Server
5 198 (9.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 196 (9.41%) Project Management
7 190 (9.13%) PRINCE2
7 190 (9.13%) Windows
8 169 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
9 165 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 146 (7.01%) Migration
11 143 (6.87%) Finance
11 143 (6.87%) MS Excel
12 134 (6.44%) T-SQL
13 131 (6.29%) Active Directory
14 130 (6.24%) MS Office
15 114 (5.48%) ITIL
16 107 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
17 101 (4.85%) Windows 7
17 101 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 97 (4.66%) Programme Management
19 91 (4.37%) QlikView
20 88 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 88 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
20 88 (4.23%) .NET
21 82 (3.94%) Data Migration
22 80 (3.84%) Informatics
23 79 (3.79%) ETL
24 72 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
25 65 (3.12%) Cerner

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.44%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.62%) CMS
4 12 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.38%) Lync
8 7 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (0.34%) IIS
8 7 (0.34%) Apache
8 7 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.24%) Umbraco
9 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Solr
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.24%) Orchard CMS
10 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.19%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.14%) SAS
11 3 (0.14%) JCAPS
Applications
1 143 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 130 (6.24%) MS Office
3 28 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 28 (1.34%) MS Project
4 23 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.48%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.29%) Mingle
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.096%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 31 (1.49%) Cerner Millennium
2 29 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.048%) Agresso
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.048%) GitHub
2 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.048%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.68%) WAN
2 33 (1.59%) Firewall
3 24 (1.15%) LAN
4 13 (0.62%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.62%) SAN
5 11 (0.53%) VPN
5 11 (0.53%) DNS
6 10 (0.48%) Intranet
7 9 (0.43%) VoIP
7 9 (0.43%) Network Security
8 8 (0.38%) LDAP
8 8 (0.38%) Wireless
9 7 (0.34%) DHCP
9 7 (0.34%) SNMP
10 6 (0.29%) BGP
10 6 (0.29%) EIGRP
10 6 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.24%) IPsec
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (0.24%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 252 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 198 (9.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 169 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
4 165 (7.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (4.37%) QlikView
6 88 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 72 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.10%) OLAP
9 21 (1.01%) MS Access
10 20 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (0.82%) Relational Database
11 17 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.62%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.58%) EDMS
14 11 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.53%) RavenDB
15 10 (0.48%) MySQL
16 9 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
17 8 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 12 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.19%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
7 3 (0.14%) Behat
7 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.096%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.096%) Ant
8 2 (0.096%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.048%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.048%) Subversion
9 1 (0.048%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.048%) MSTest
General
1 143 (6.87%) Finance
2 38 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 30 (1.44%) Manufacturing
3 30 (1.44%) Marketing
4 29 (1.39%) Electronics
5 22 (1.06%) Local Government
6 17 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 16 (0.77%) Legal
8 8 (0.38%) Back Office
8 8 (0.38%) Publishing
9 4 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.096%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.096%) Games
12 1 (0.048%) Banking
12 1 (0.048%) Retail
12 1 (0.048%) Billing
Job Titles
1 605 (29.06%) Analyst
2 282 (13.54%) Developer
3 231 (11.10%) Project Manager
4 189 (9.08%) Information Analyst
5 137 (6.58%) Business Analyst
6 117 (5.62%) NHS Project Manager
7 108 (5.19%) Trainer
8 107 (5.14%) SQL Developer
9 91 (4.37%) NHS Information Analyst
10 81 (3.89%) Data Analyst
11 68 (3.27%) NHS Business Analyst
12 61 (2.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 54 (2.59%) Consultant
14 52 (2.50%) Support Analyst
15 48 (2.31%) Service Analyst
16 45 (2.16%) Architect
16 45 (2.16%) Programme Manager
16 45 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
17 44 (2.11%) Service Desk Analyst
17 44 (2.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.23%) .NET
2 61 (2.93%) ASP.NET
3 51 (2.45%) XML
4 46 (2.21%) HTML
5 36 (1.73%) Web Services
6 32 (1.54%) CSS
7 30 (1.44%) jQuery
8 29 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (0.91%) HTML5
10 18 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (0.77%) XHTML
12 14 (0.67%) Ajax
12 14 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 14 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 10 (0.48%) CSS3
14 9 (0.43%) MDX
14 9 (0.43%) XSLT
15 7 (0.34%) SOAP
15 7 (0.34%) RESTful
15 7 (0.34%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (3.84%) Informatics
3 63 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 29 (1.39%) DTV
5 21 (1.01%) User Experience
6 15 (0.72%) Smartcard
7 14 (0.67%) E-Learning
7 14 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
8 13 (0.62%) PACS
9 12 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.48%) Open Source
10 10 (0.48%) Statistics
10 10 (0.48%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.43%) Data Extraction
11 9 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.38%) Mathematics
12 8 (0.38%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.29%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.29%) SystemC
13 6 (0.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 190 (9.13%) Windows
2 101 (4.85%) Windows 7
3 48 (2.31%) Windows XP
4 26 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.58%) Linux
7 10 (0.48%) UNIX
7 10 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.38%) Android
8 8 (0.38%) CentOS
9 7 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.096%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.096%) HPUX
12 1 (0.048%) Solaris
12 1 (0.048%) AIX
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (13.35%) Business Intelligence
2 196 (9.41%) Project Management
3 190 (9.13%) PRINCE2
4 146 (7.01%) Migration
5 114 (5.48%) ITIL
6 101 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (4.66%) Programme Management
8 88 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
9 82 (3.94%) Data Migration
10 79 (3.79%) ETL
11 55 (2.64%) Information Governance
12 54 (2.59%) Data Analysis
13 49 (2.35%) Service Management
14 44 (2.11%) Service Delivery
15 41 (1.97%) Change Management
16 39 (1.87%) Workflow
16 39 (1.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 37 (1.78%) Validation
18 36 (1.73%) Scrum
19 34 (1.63%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 493 (23.68%) SQL
2 134 (6.44%) T-SQL
3 64 (3.07%) C#
4 60 (2.88%) JavaScript
5 34 (1.63%) VBA
6 24 (1.15%) Java
7 16 (0.77%) VB
8 12 (0.58%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.53%) C
10 10 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 10 (0.48%) Ruby
11 9 (0.43%) PHP
12 6 (0.29%) Python
12 6 (0.29%) XPath
13 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.14%) Tcl
15 2 (0.096%) VB6
15 2 (0.096%) VBScript
15 2 (0.096%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (2.98%) Degree
2 61 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 33 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 15 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.58%) ISEB
8 11 (0.53%) CCNP
8 11 (0.53%) CCNA
8 11 (0.53%) SC Cleared
8 11 (0.53%) VCP4
9 7 (0.34%) MCSE
10 5 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.096%) CIPD
12 2 (0.096%) MCP
12 2 (0.096%) MCSA
12 2 (0.096%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.83%) Data Quality
2 33 (1.59%) HL7
3 32 (1.54%) SLA
4 26 (1.25%) QA
5 7 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.29%) DICOM
7 2 (0.096%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 131 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.096%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.096%) LiteSpeed
4 2 (0.096%) XenServer
4 2 (0.096%) vSphere
4 2 (0.096%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.048%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.048%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.048%) XenApp
5 1 (0.048%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (1.15%) SCCM
2 12 (0.58%) Puppet
3 6 (0.29%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.19%) DameWare
4 4 (0.19%) WSUS
5 2 (0.096%) SCOM
5 2 (0.096%) OpenView
5 2 (0.096%) Nagios
6 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.048%) WMI
6 1 (0.048%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 292 (14.02%) Microsoft
2 65 (3.12%) Cerner
3 60 (2.88%) Oracle
4 39 (1.87%) SAP
5 37 (1.78%) VMware
6 34 (1.63%) Business Objects
7 22 (1.06%) Citrix
7 22 (1.06%) Tableau
8 19 (0.91%) Cisco
9 12 (0.58%) CheckPoint
10 11 (0.53%) Splunk
11 10 (0.48%) HP
12 9 (0.43%) Dell
13 7 (0.34%) Avaya
13 7 (0.34%) iSOFT
13 7 (0.34%) LANDesk
14 6 (0.29%) Apple
15 5 (0.24%) InterSystems
15 5 (0.24%) Mitel
15 5 (0.24%) Blue Coat
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
ISL
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £248 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £3000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £ Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £190.00 - £235.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago