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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 125 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -2
Contract jobs citing NHS 864 1089 1073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.83% 2.36% 2.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.63% 7.48% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 727 677
Average daily rate £300 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 81 66
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £25.00 £26.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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
15359 14550 14638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 31.57% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10021 9162 9003
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 621 613
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.50 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -33 309 £300 -7.69% 66
Yorkshire -11 119 £315 -3.07% 24
North West -11 114 £196 -34.50% 40
South East -36 85 £331 +10.41% 24
West Midlands -31 63 £300 - 15
South West -30 55 £338 +12.50% 11
East Midlands -18 45 £373 +33.03% 18
East of England -32 35 £223 -17.59% 9
North East -29 17 £325 +30.00% 4
Midlands +6 10 £400 +60.00% 1
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 406 (22.91%) SQL
2 278 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
3 214 (12.08%) Microsoft
4 196 (11.06%) SQL Server
5 195 (11.00%) Project Management
6 165 (9.31%) Finance
7 161 (9.09%) Windows
8 155 (8.75%) PRINCE2
9 140 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 140 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
10 139 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 135 (7.62%) MS Excel
12 129 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
13 125 (7.05%) Active Directory
14 104 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
15 91 (5.14%) Migration
15 91 (5.14%) ITIL
16 88 (4.97%) MS Office
16 88 (4.97%) T-SQL
17 84 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
18 76 (4.29%) ETL
19 75 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 75 (4.23%) Windows 7
20 67 (3.78%) .NET
21 64 (3.61%) Degree
21 64 (3.61%) SystmOne
22 62 (3.50%) Information Governance
23 61 (3.44%) Data Quality
24 60 (3.39%) Management Information System
24 60 (3.39%) Programme Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.51%) CMS
5 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.45%) SAS
6 7 (0.40%) IIS
7 5 (0.28%) Apache
8 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.17%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.17%) Documentum
9 3 (0.17%) Node.js
9 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 135 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 88 (4.97%) MS Office
3 30 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.35%) MS Project
5 18 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 64 (3.61%) SystmOne
2 24 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.056%) Magento
7 1 (0.056%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.34%) Office 365
2 5 (0.28%) Veeva
3 3 (0.17%) GitHub
4 1 (0.056%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.03%) LAN
1 36 (2.03%) WAN
2 19 (1.07%) VoIP
3 17 (0.96%) DNS
4 16 (0.90%) Firewall
5 12 (0.68%) VPN
6 10 (0.56%) DHCP
6 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (0.56%) Wireless
7 9 (0.51%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.45%) SAN
8 8 (0.45%) WebEx
9 7 (0.40%) VLAN
10 6 (0.34%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.34%) OSPF
11 5 (0.28%) HTTP
11 5 (0.28%) MPLS
11 5 (0.28%) Network Security
11 5 (0.28%) Spanning Tree
12 4 (0.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (11.06%) SQL Server
2 140 (7.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 139 (7.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 129 (7.28%) Data Warehouse
5 75 (4.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (2.37%) QlikView
8 35 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
9 33 (1.86%) MS Access
10 27 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
11 19 (1.07%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.96%) OLAP
13 13 (0.73%) EDMS
13 13 (0.73%) Power BI
14 12 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.56%) MySQL
17 9 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.51%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 24 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.40%) Selenium
4 5 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.28%) WebDriver
5 4 (0.23%) JIRA
5 4 (0.23%) Maven
5 4 (0.23%) Subversion
5 4 (0.23%) TestDirector
5 4 (0.23%) XDE
6 3 (0.17%) Mercurial
6 3 (0.17%) PHPUnit
6 3 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.11%) MSI
7 2 (0.11%) Toad
7 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 165 (9.31%) Finance
2 42 (2.37%) Marketing
3 37 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.35%) Electronics
4 24 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
6 21 (1.19%) Legal
7 11 (0.62%) Law
8 7 (0.40%) Local Government
9 4 (0.23%) Advertising
9 4 (0.23%) Interactive Media
10 3 (0.17%) Back Office
10 3 (0.17%) Banking
10 3 (0.17%) Games
11 2 (0.11%) Billing
11 2 (0.11%) Publishing
12 1 (0.056%) Automotive
12 1 (0.056%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.056%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.056%) Retail
Job Titles
1 461 (26.02%) Analyst
2 262 (14.79%) Developer
3 222 (12.53%) Project Manager
4 134 (7.56%) Information Analyst
5 113 (6.38%) Business Analyst
6 101 (5.70%) SQL Developer
7 66 (3.72%) NHS Project Manager
7 66 (3.72%) Trainer
8 62 (3.50%) NHS Information Analyst
9 55 (3.10%) Support Engineer
10 53 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
11 51 (2.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 49 (2.77%) Programme Manager
13 47 (2.65%) Service Analyst
14 42 (2.37%) Data Analyst
15 40 (2.26%) NHS Business Analyst
16 38 (2.14%) Clinical Coder
16 38 (2.14%) Service Desk Analyst
17 35 (1.98%) NHS Trainer
18 34 (1.92%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.78%) .NET
2 39 (2.20%) HTML
3 34 (1.92%) CSS
4 31 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 30 (1.69%) XML
6 22 (1.24%) jQuery
7 19 (1.07%) Web Services
8 16 (0.90%) AngularJS
9 13 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 12 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (0.68%) HTML5
11 11 (0.62%) Entity Framework
12 10 (0.56%) XSLT
13 9 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 9 (0.51%) LINQ
14 8 (0.45%) CSS3
14 8 (0.45%) MDX
14 8 (0.45%) XHTML
15 7 (0.40%) Ajax
15 7 (0.40%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 140 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 49 (2.77%) Informatics
4 26 (1.47%) Freedom of Information
5 23 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (1.24%) Driving Licence
7 19 (1.07%) Visualisation
8 17 (0.96%) Data Extraction
9 16 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 16 (0.90%) User Experience
10 15 (0.85%) Data Centre
10 15 (0.85%) PACS
10 15 (0.85%) Statistics
11 13 (0.73%) Computer Science
12 12 (0.68%) e-Learning
12 12 (0.68%) Freedom of Information Act
13 8 (0.45%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.45%) Reference Data
13 8 (0.45%) Social Media
14 7 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 161 (9.09%) Windows
2 75 (4.23%) Windows 7
3 40 (2.26%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (1.64%) Windows XP
7 15 (0.85%) Unix
8 11 (0.62%) Linux
9 10 (0.56%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.34%) Android
10 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.056%) VMS
15 1 (0.056%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
2 195 (11.00%) Project Management
3 155 (8.75%) PRINCE2
4 104 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
5 91 (5.14%) ITIL
5 91 (5.14%) Migration
6 84 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 76 (4.29%) ETL
8 62 (3.50%) Information Governance
9 60 (3.39%) Programme Management
10 58 (3.27%) Analytics
10 58 (3.27%) Change Management
11 53 (2.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 51 (2.88%) Business Analysis
13 48 (2.71%) Data Analysis
14 40 (2.26%) Data Migration
14 40 (2.26%) Data Protection
15 36 (2.03%) Service Delivery
16 34 (1.92%) Validation
17 33 (1.86%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 406 (22.91%) SQL
2 88 (4.97%) T-SQL
3 45 (2.54%) C#
4 43 (2.43%) JavaScript
5 25 (1.41%) VBA
6 16 (0.90%) Java
7 14 (0.79%) PHP
8 12 (0.68%) C
9 9 (0.51%) VB
9 9 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.34%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.28%) C++
13 4 (0.23%) Ruby
13 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.23%) Tcl
14 3 (0.17%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.17%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.17%) XPath
15 2 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 64 (3.61%) Degree
2 45 (2.54%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 22 (1.24%) ISEB
5 19 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (0.85%) CCNA
8 12 (0.68%) CCNP
9 9 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.40%) MCSE
12 6 (0.34%) CISSP
12 6 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.28%) ECDL
13 5 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.28%) PMP
14 4 (0.23%) CCIE
14 4 (0.23%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.44%) Data Quality
2 45 (2.54%) QA
3 33 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 30 (1.69%) SLA
5 23 (1.30%) HL7
6 4 (0.23%) DICOM
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 125 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.23%) XenApp
4 3 (0.17%) Firmware
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.17%) vSphere
4 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.056%) Docker
6 1 (0.056%) NFS
6 1 (0.056%) Samba
6 1 (0.056%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 27 (1.52%) SCCM
2 3 (0.17%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.17%) DameWare
2 3 (0.17%) WSUS
3 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.11%) SCOM
3 2 (0.11%) Simpana
3 2 (0.11%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.056%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.056%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.056%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.056%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.056%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.056%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.056%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.056%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.056%) SCSM
4 1 (0.056%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.056%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 214 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.26%) Cisco
3 38 (2.14%) Oracle
4 36 (2.03%) VMware
5 28 (1.58%) Cerner
6 27 (1.52%) SAP
7 22 (1.24%) Citrix
7 22 (1.24%) Tableau
8 15 (0.85%) HP
9 13 (0.73%) Civica
10 9 (0.51%) Apple
10 9 (0.51%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.40%) Intel
12 6 (0.34%) EMC
12 6 (0.34%) MEDITECH
13 5 (0.28%) Cegedim Rx
13 5 (0.28%) Infoflex
13 5 (0.28%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.28%) Sitecore
14 4 (0.23%) Kofax
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