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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 91 72 97
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +25
Contract jobs citing NHS 1026 1261 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.03% 2.54% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.59% 8.00% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 750 498
Average daily rate
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£313 £285 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 90 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £25.72 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -15.71%
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
15562 15770 13586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.77% 31.75% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9679 9878 8321
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 623 618
Average hourly rate £18.47 £21.00 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.04% -7.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.73 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -31 345 £325 +8.33% 66
South East -43 145 £320 +6.66% 42
Yorkshire 0 139 £315 +5.00% 42
West Midlands +15 100 £325 +23.80% 26
North West -22 96 £288 +15.00% 29
South West +3 74 £310 +12.72% 17
East of England -26 50 £300 +23.71% 10
East Midlands -23 35 £300 +12.14% 20
North East +4 23 £313 +32.97% 7
Midlands -7 5 £300 +50.00% 3
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 551 (26.23%) SQL
2 319 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 286 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
4 249 (11.85%) SQL Server
5 233 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 209 (9.95%) Project Management
6 209 (9.95%) PRINCE2
7 206 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 189 (9.00%) Windows
9 178 (8.47%) MS Excel
9 178 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
10 167 (7.95%) Finance
11 145 (6.90%) Migration
12 140 (6.66%) MS Office
13 137 (6.52%) Active Directory
14 117 (5.57%) T-SQL
15 108 (5.14%) QlikView
16 107 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
16 107 (5.09%) ITIL
17 104 (4.95%) Programme Management
18 103 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 102 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
20 96 (4.57%) Windows 7
21 88 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
22 87 (4.14%) Informatics
23 86 (4.09%) ETL
24 75 (3.57%) Cerner
25 74 (3.52%) Data Analysis
25 74 (3.52%) Data Migration
26 73 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.57%) IIS
4 11 (0.52%) Lync
5 10 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.38%) SAS
8 7 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.33%) Apache
8 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.29%) CMS
10 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.14%) Drupal
12 3 (0.14%) JCAPS
13 2 (0.095%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.095%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.095%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.095%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 178 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 140 (6.66%) MS Office
3 27 (1.29%) MS Project
4 26 (1.24%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.43%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.24%) Mingle
9 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.095%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.048%) Stata
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.048%) SPSS
10 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (1.29%) Cerner Millennium
3 10 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.24%) Misys Midas
4 5 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.048%) Agresso
7 1 (0.048%) Primavera
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.48%) Office 365
2 2 (0.095%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.048%) SaaS
3 1 (0.048%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.09%) Firewall
2 37 (1.76%) WAN
3 26 (1.24%) LAN
4 21 (1.00%) SAN
5 17 (0.81%) Intranet
6 15 (0.71%) Wireless
6 15 (0.71%) VPN
7 14 (0.67%) DNS
8 13 (0.62%) VoIP
9 12 (0.57%) TCP/IP
10 11 (0.52%) Network Security
11 10 (0.48%) DHCP
12 9 (0.43%) Internet
13 6 (0.29%) LDAP
13 6 (0.29%) HTTP
13 6 (0.29%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.24%) BGP
14 5 (0.24%) EIGRP
14 5 (0.24%) Wireshark
15 4 (0.19%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (11.85%) SQL Server
2 233 (11.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 206 (9.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 178 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
5 108 (5.14%) QlikView
6 103 (4.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 73 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 23 (1.09%) MS Access
9 22 (1.05%) OLAP
10 19 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.76%) EDMS
13 15 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.67%) Relational Database
15 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database
15 12 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.52%) MySQL
17 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
18 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (0.29%) Toad
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.14%) Behat
8 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.095%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.095%) Ant
9 2 (0.095%) JIRA
9 2 (0.095%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.048%) Selenium
General
1 167 (7.95%) Finance
2 51 (2.43%) Telecoms
3 39 (1.86%) Marketing
4 38 (1.81%) Electronics
4 38 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.05%) Local Government
6 17 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
6 17 (0.81%) Back Office
7 11 (0.52%) Legal
8 8 (0.38%) Publishing
9 4 (0.19%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.095%) Games
11 1 (0.048%) Retail
11 1 (0.048%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.048%) Billing
11 1 (0.048%) Advertising
11 1 (0.048%) Law
Job Titles
1 570 (27.13%) Analyst
2 303 (14.42%) Developer
3 222 (10.57%) Project Manager
4 184 (8.76%) Information Analyst
5 120 (5.71%) SQL Developer
6 112 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 101 (4.81%) NHS Information Analyst
8 98 (4.66%) NHS Project Manager
9 86 (4.09%) Trainer
10 74 (3.52%) Data Analyst
11 66 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 57 (2.71%) Programme Manager
13 55 (2.62%) Architect
14 53 (2.52%) Support Engineer
15 52 (2.48%) Consultant
16 51 (2.43%) NHS Business Analyst
17 49 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
18 46 (2.19%) Support Analyst
19 44 (2.09%) Service Analyst
20 41 (1.95%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.47%) .NET
2 53 (2.52%) XML
3 42 (2.00%) HTML
4 39 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 28 (1.33%) CSS
6 25 (1.19%) jQuery
7 17 (0.81%) Web Services
8 13 (0.62%) HTML5
9 11 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (0.38%) Ajax
11 7 (0.33%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.33%) XHTML
11 7 (0.33%) Itk
11 7 (0.33%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (0.29%) CSS3
12 6 (0.29%) MDX
13 5 (0.24%) JSON
13 5 (0.24%) ODBC
14 4 (0.19%) XSL
14 4 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.14%) Informatics
3 66 (3.14%) Management Information System
4 38 (1.81%) DTV
5 19 (0.90%) User Experience
6 18 (0.86%) Statistics
7 15 (0.71%) PACS
8 14 (0.67%) Smartcard
8 14 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
8 14 (0.67%) E-Learning
9 10 (0.48%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (0.43%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.38%) Data Extraction
11 8 (0.38%) NPfIT
11 8 (0.38%) Visualisation
12 7 (0.33%) Open Source
13 6 (0.29%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.29%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.24%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 189 (9.00%) Windows
2 96 (4.57%) Windows 7
3 42 (2.00%) Windows XP
4 34 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (0.81%) Linux
6 16 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.71%) CentOS
7 15 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.67%) Ubuntu
9 12 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 12 (0.57%) UNIX
10 10 (0.48%) Android
10 10 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.095%) Solaris
12 1 (0.048%) HPUX
12 1 (0.048%) Debian
12 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.048%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
2 209 (9.95%) PRINCE2
2 209 (9.95%) Project Management
3 145 (6.90%) Migration
4 107 (5.09%) ITIL
5 104 (4.95%) Programme Management
6 102 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (4.19%) Agile Software Development
8 86 (4.09%) ETL
9 74 (3.52%) Data Analysis
9 74 (3.52%) Data Migration
10 58 (2.76%) Service Management
11 57 (2.71%) Information Governance
12 48 (2.28%) Change Management
13 45 (2.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 43 (2.05%) Service Delivery
15 42 (2.00%) Workflow
15 42 (2.00%) Validation
16 39 (1.86%) CRM
17 38 (1.81%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 551 (26.23%) SQL
2 117 (5.57%) T-SQL
3 48 (2.28%) JavaScript
4 44 (2.09%) C#
5 34 (1.62%) VBA
6 25 (1.19%) VB
7 20 (0.95%) Java
8 18 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 15 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 14 (0.67%) PHP
11 12 (0.57%) C
11 12 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.48%) Python
13 8 (0.38%) Ruby
14 5 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.24%) VBScript
15 4 (0.19%) VB6
16 3 (0.14%) Tcl
17 2 (0.095%) R
18 1 (0.048%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (2.76%) Security Cleared
2 56 (2.67%) Degree
3 41 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 21 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (0.67%) CCNA
9 13 (0.62%) CCNP
10 10 (0.48%) ISEB
11 8 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.33%) MCSE
13 6 (0.29%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.29%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.19%) NVQ Level 3
15 4 (0.19%) PMP
16 2 (0.095%) MCSA
16 2 (0.095%) OCP
16 2 (0.095%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (1.90%) SLA
1 40 (1.90%) HL7
2 30 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.33%) QA
4 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) DICOM
6 3 (0.14%) BS7799
7 2 (0.095%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.048%) BS25999
8 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.048%) P3O
System Software
1 137 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.67%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.29%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.24%) vSphere
6 3 (0.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.095%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.095%) XenApp
7 2 (0.095%) XenServer
7 2 (0.095%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.095%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (1.29%) SCCM
2 12 (0.57%) AirWatch
3 6 (0.29%) Puppet
4 4 (0.19%) WSUS
5 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.14%) OpenView
6 2 (0.095%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.095%) Nagios
6 2 (0.095%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.095%) DameWare
6 2 (0.095%) SCOM
6 2 (0.095%) MOM
7 1 (0.048%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.048%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.048%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.048%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.048%) WMI
7 1 (0.048%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 319 (15.18%) Microsoft
2 75 (3.57%) Cerner
3 65 (3.09%) Oracle
4 55 (2.62%) VMware
5 51 (2.43%) SAP
6 36 (1.71%) Business Objects
7 31 (1.48%) Cisco
8 24 (1.14%) Citrix
9 19 (0.90%) Tableau
10 18 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.52%) HP
12 10 (0.48%) Splunk
12 10 (0.48%) BT
13 9 (0.43%) Dell
13 9 (0.43%) Avaya
13 9 (0.43%) Apple
14 8 (0.38%) iSOFT
14 8 (0.38%) LANDesk
15 6 (0.29%) InterSystems
15 6 (0.29%) NetApp
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 430 per day + .
Posted: 20 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Devon
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Rate: £200 - 220 per day
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Durham, County Durham
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London
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Lancashire
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Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day
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Rate: £450 - £510 per day
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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