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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 102 91 144
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +53
Contract jobs citing NHS 997 1083 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 2.22% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.15% 6.86% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 631 421
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £268
% change year-on-year
+16.36% +2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 64 57
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
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
16212 15778 15073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.82% 32.37% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10333 9835 9150
Average daily rate £423 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 580 607 644
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.55 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 -12 379 £316 +5.41% 83
Yorkshire +9 159 £375 +25.00% 23
South East -45 130 £320 +6.66% 34
South West +16 83 £320 +16.36% 15
North West -38 79 £283 +13.00% 24
West Midlands +7 64 £315 +26.00% 13
East Midlands -16 41 £315 +14.54% 15
East of England -36 41 £313 +4.16% 13
Midlands -7 7 £320 +2.40%
North East -17 6 £319 +46.55% 4
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (26.23%) SQL
2 322 (15.36%) Business Intelligence
3 308 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 255 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 243 (11.59%) SQL Server
6 229 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 221 (10.54%) Project Management
8 219 (10.44%) PRINCE2
9 197 (9.39%) Windows
10 182 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
11 180 (8.58%) Finance
12 176 (8.39%) MS Excel
13 143 (6.82%) Migration
14 142 (6.77%) MS Office
15 139 (6.63%) Active Directory
16 131 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
17 109 (5.20%) T-SQL
18 106 (5.05%) Programme Management
18 106 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
18 106 (5.05%) ITIL
19 105 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 101 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
21 98 (4.67%) ETL
22 97 (4.63%) Windows 7
23 96 (4.58%) QlikView
24 78 (3.72%) Informatics
25 74 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
25 74 (3.53%) Management Information System
25 74 (3.53%) Data Analysis
26 72 (3.43%) Data Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 66 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 28 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.62%) IIS
4 11 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.43%) SAS
5 9 (0.43%) Lync
5 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.29%) CMS
9 4 (0.19%) Apache
9 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.095%) Drupal
10 2 (0.095%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.095%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.095%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.095%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.048%) Node.js
11 1 (0.048%) Tomcat
Applications
1 176 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 142 (6.77%) MS Office
3 25 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.14%) MS Project
5 18 (0.86%) PowerPivot
6 12 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.048%) SPSS
7 1 (0.048%) Stata
7 1 (0.048%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 53 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.91%) Cerner Millennium
3 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle HRMS
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.048%) Agresso
8 1 (0.048%) Primavera
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.57%) Office 365
2 8 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.14%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.095%) PaaS
5 1 (0.048%) GitHub
5 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.048%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.76%) Firewall
2 33 (1.57%) WAN
3 22 (1.05%) Intranet
4 21 (1.00%) LAN
5 20 (0.95%) SAN
6 16 (0.76%) Internet
6 16 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 16 (0.76%) DNS
7 13 (0.62%) DHCP
7 13 (0.62%) Wireless
8 11 (0.52%) Network Security
9 9 (0.43%) VoIP
9 9 (0.43%) VPN
10 7 (0.33%) LDAP
10 7 (0.33%) SNMP
11 6 (0.29%) HTTP
12 5 (0.24%) SSL
13 4 (0.19%) iSCSI
13 4 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (12.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 243 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 229 (10.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 182 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
5 105 (5.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 96 (4.58%) QlikView
7 74 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
10 22 (1.05%) OLAP
11 21 (1.00%) MS Access
12 20 (0.95%) Relational Database
13 18 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
14 16 (0.76%) EDMS
15 14 (0.67%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.67%) Oracle Database
16 13 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
18 8 (0.38%) MySQL
18 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (0.72%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.38%) Toad
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.24%) Selenium
6 4 (0.19%) NUnit
7 3 (0.14%) JIRA
7 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.14%) Behat
7 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.095%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.095%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.095%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.095%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 180 (8.58%) Finance
2 64 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 55 (2.62%) Marketing
4 53 (2.53%) Electronics
4 53 (2.53%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.10%) Local Government
6 19 (0.91%) Back Office
7 16 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 11 (0.52%) Publishing
9 9 (0.43%) Legal
10 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.095%) Retail
11 2 (0.095%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.095%) Billing
11 2 (0.095%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 533 (25.42%) Analyst
2 286 (13.64%) Developer
3 226 (10.78%) Project Manager
4 178 (8.49%) Information Analyst
5 112 (5.34%) Business Analyst
6 107 (5.10%) SQL Developer
7 103 (4.91%) NHS Information Analyst
8 101 (4.82%) NHS Project Manager
9 100 (4.77%) Trainer
10 81 (3.86%) Architect
11 59 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 58 (2.77%) NHS Business Analyst
13 55 (2.62%) Data Analyst
14 51 (2.43%) Support Engineer
15 49 (2.34%) Programme Manager
16 48 (2.29%) Consultant
17 43 (2.05%) Support Analyst
18 41 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
19 39 (1.86%) 2nd Line Support
20 38 (1.81%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (3.39%) .NET
2 49 (2.34%) XML
3 36 (1.72%) HTML
4 29 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 20 (0.95%) CSS
6 16 (0.76%) jQuery
7 9 (0.43%) Web Services
8 7 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.33%) ADO.NET
8 7 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (0.29%) Entity Framework
9 6 (0.29%) JSON
9 6 (0.29%) RESTful
10 5 (0.24%) ODBC
10 5 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.19%) Mustache
11 4 (0.19%) Underscore.js
11 4 (0.19%) SignalR
11 4 (0.19%) Ninject
11 4 (0.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (3.72%) Informatics
3 74 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 53 (2.53%) DTV
5 32 (1.53%) User Experience
6 27 (1.29%) PACS
7 26 (1.24%) Statistics
7 26 (1.24%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.00%) Smartcard
9 13 (0.62%) E-Learning
9 13 (0.62%) Visualisation
10 11 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.48%) Data Extraction
12 8 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
12 8 (0.38%) Mathematics
13 7 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.33%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.33%) iPad
14 6 (0.29%) EqualLogic
15 5 (0.24%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 197 (9.39%) Windows
2 97 (4.63%) Windows 7
3 41 (1.96%) Windows XP
4 33 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (1.05%) Linux
6 20 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (0.72%) CentOS
7 15 (0.72%) UNIX
7 15 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 12 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.48%) Android
9 10 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.29%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.095%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.048%) Solaris
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.048%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (15.36%) Business Intelligence
2 221 (10.54%) Project Management
3 219 (10.44%) PRINCE2
4 143 (6.82%) Migration
5 106 (5.05%) Programme Management
5 106 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (5.05%) ITIL
6 101 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (4.67%) ETL
8 74 (3.53%) Data Analysis
9 72 (3.43%) Data Migration
10 63 (3.00%) Service Management
11 59 (2.81%) Change Management
12 53 (2.53%) Digital Marketing
13 52 (2.48%) Information Governance
14 45 (2.15%) Workflow
15 44 (2.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 40 (1.91%) Test Scripting
17 38 (1.81%) Information Management
18 37 (1.76%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 550 (26.23%) SQL
2 109 (5.20%) T-SQL
3 35 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 33 (1.57%) VBA
5 30 (1.43%) C#
6 25 (1.19%) VB
7 23 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 21 (1.00%) Java
9 14 (0.67%) VB.NET
9 14 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 11 (0.52%) PHP
11 9 (0.43%) C
11 9 (0.43%) Python
12 7 (0.33%) VB6
13 6 (0.29%) VBScript
14 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.19%) Ruby
16 3 (0.14%) Tcl
17 2 (0.095%) C++
17 2 (0.095%) R
Qualifications
1 59 (2.81%) Degree
2 55 (2.62%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 27 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 24 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.76%) CCNA
8 14 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 13 (0.62%) PMP
10 12 (0.57%) CCNP
11 11 (0.52%) MCSE
12 10 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.43%) ISEB
14 8 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (0.33%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.19%) MCITP
17 4 (0.19%) CCA
17 4 (0.19%) CISSP
18 3 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.48%) SLA
2 42 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 39 (1.86%) HL7
4 29 (1.38%) QA
5 11 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.24%) DICOM
7 2 (0.095%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) BS25999
System Software
1 139 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.62%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.48%) VMware Server
4 10 (0.48%) vSphere
5 8 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.29%) DFS Replication
7 4 (0.19%) XenApp
8 3 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.095%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.048%) NFS
10 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (1.62%) SCCM
2 13 (0.62%) AirWatch
3 6 (0.29%) WMI
4 4 (0.19%) WSUS
5 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.095%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.095%) DameWare
6 2 (0.095%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.095%) OpenView
6 2 (0.095%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.095%) MOM
6 2 (0.095%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.095%) Puppet
7 1 (0.048%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.048%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.048%) Nessus
Vendors
1 308 (14.69%) Microsoft
2 71 (3.39%) Cerner
3 66 (3.15%) Oracle
4 64 (3.05%) VMware
5 60 (2.86%) SAP
6 45 (2.15%) Cisco
6 45 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 37 (1.76%) Citrix
8 19 (0.91%) Tableau
9 16 (0.76%) CheckPoint
10 14 (0.67%) HP
11 13 (0.62%) BT
12 11 (0.52%) Splunk
13 10 (0.48%) Apple
14 9 (0.43%) Dell
15 8 (0.38%) CommVault
15 8 (0.38%) LANDesk
16 7 (0.33%) SolarWinds
16 7 (0.33%) iSOFT
17 5 (0.24%) NetApp
Wokingham, Berkshire
Pharma Division
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
North Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £11 - £13 Per Hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £650 - 750 per day + .
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.93 - £10.94 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Graham Matthews
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Dependant on experience.
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Barclay Simpson Corporate Governance Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago