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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 224 131 103
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -28
Contract jobs citing NHS 558 935 1063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.80% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 5.38% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 614 628
Median daily rate £325 £296 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £180 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 85 71
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £24.30 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+72.00% -16.66%
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
16684 17374 17197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.45% 33.41% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10865 11025 10531
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 742 757
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.21 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the England region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -111 177 £325 +8.33% 29
South East -37 87 £250 -15.25% 20
North West -13 62 £325 +13.04% 16
South West +5 57 £363 +21.84% 7
East of England -1 48 £260 +4.00% 11
West Midlands -32 46 £400 +33.33% 14
Yorkshire -41 45 £305 -2.40% 16
East Midlands -18 19 £390 +30.00% 2
North East -27 15 £450 +59.29% 3
Midlands -13 1 £300 -2.04%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 238 (21.42%) SQL
2 192 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
3 160 (14.40%) Microsoft
4 117 (10.53%) SQL Server
5 116 (10.44%) Project Management
6 96 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
7 92 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
8 91 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
9 89 (8.01%) Finance
9 89 (8.01%) Windows
10 82 (7.38%) Migration
11 79 (7.11%) PRINCE2
12 77 (6.93%) Security Cleared
13 73 (6.57%) JavaScript
13 73 (6.57%) Active Directory
14 72 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 70 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 69 (6.21%) Disclosure Scotland
17 66 (5.94%) Degree
18 63 (5.67%) ITIL
19 61 (5.49%) MS Office
20 60 (5.40%) MS Excel
20 60 (5.40%) VMware
21 56 (5.04%) HTML
22 52 (4.68%) Management Information System
23 50 (4.50%) T-SQL
24 49 (4.41%) Data Analysis
25 44 (3.96%) CSS
26 43 (3.87%) .NET
26 43 (3.87%) Data Protection

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.62%) CMS
3 16 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.99%) Confluence
5 11 (0.99%) Drupal
6 7 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.45%) Apache
8 4 (0.36%) WordPress
9 3 (0.27%) IIS
10 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.18%) Liferay
10 2 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.090%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.090%) Kentico
Applications
1 61 (5.49%) MS Office
2 60 (5.40%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.27%) MS Project
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.090%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.98%) Lorenzo
2 14 (1.26%) SystmOne
3 12 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.36%) Magento
6 3 (0.27%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.090%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.90%) Office 365
2 9 (0.81%) GitHub
3 7 (0.63%) IaaS
3 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.63%) PaaS
4 6 (0.54%) SaaS
5 3 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.090%) Boomi
6 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.090%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.61%) LAN
2 28 (2.52%) SAN
2 28 (2.52%) WAN
3 26 (2.34%) Firewall
4 24 (2.16%) DNS
5 18 (1.62%) DHCP
5 18 (1.62%) Internet
6 16 (1.44%) WLAN
7 8 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.72%) Wireless
8 7 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.54%) Network Security
10 5 (0.45%) VPN
11 4 (0.36%) HTTP
11 4 (0.36%) Intranet
11 4 (0.36%) WebEx
12 3 (0.27%) FTP
12 3 (0.27%) SMTP
12 3 (0.27%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 92 (8.28%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (6.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (3.87%) Electronic Patient Records
5 43 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (2.16%) Relational Database
7 22 (1.98%) QlikView
8 20 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.44%) MySQL
11 13 (1.17%) MS Access
11 13 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.63%) OLAP
15 6 (0.54%) Big Data
15 6 (0.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (2.07%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.62%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.17%) JIRA
5 12 (1.08%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.81%) Maven
7 5 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.45%) Grunt
8 4 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.36%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) Xcode
9 3 (0.27%) gulp
9 3 (0.27%) Hudson
9 3 (0.27%) Moq
9 3 (0.27%) NUnit
9 3 (0.27%) Selenium
10 2 (0.18%) MSTest
10 2 (0.18%) Rhino Mocks
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 89 (8.01%) Finance
2 26 (2.34%) Marketing
3 21 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.26%) Legal
6 12 (1.08%) Electronics
7 11 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (0.90%) Law
9 8 (0.72%) Back Office
9 8 (0.72%) Local Government
10 5 (0.45%) Interactive Media
11 4 (0.36%) Billing
11 4 (0.36%) Retail
12 3 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
14 1 (0.090%) Banking
14 1 (0.090%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 280 (25.20%) Analyst
2 180 (16.20%) Developer
3 114 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 79 (7.11%) Business Analyst
5 74 (6.66%) Information Analyst
6 71 (6.39%) Architect
7 51 (4.59%) NHS Project Manager
8 50 (4.50%) SQL Developer
9 34 (3.06%) NHS Business Analyst
10 33 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (2.43%) Service Analyst
12 27 (2.43%) SQL Analyst
13 26 (2.34%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.34%) Information Manager
14 24 (2.16%) IT Manager
14 24 (2.16%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (1.98%) Data Analyst
15 22 (1.98%) NHS Information Analyst
16 21 (1.89%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.04%) HTML
2 44 (3.96%) CSS
3 43 (3.87%) .NET
4 41 (3.69%) jQuery
5 36 (3.24%) Web Services
6 30 (2.70%) REST
7 29 (2.61%) HTML5
8 28 (2.52%) AngularJS
8 28 (2.52%) ASP.NET
8 28 (2.52%) XML
9 26 (2.34%) CSS3
10 22 (1.98%) JSON
11 18 (1.62%) WSDL
12 16 (1.44%) XSD
13 14 (1.26%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 11 (0.99%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.99%) Entity Framework
14 11 (0.99%) Node.js
14 11 (0.99%) React
Miscellaneous
1 96 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.25%) Informatics
4 21 (1.89%) User Experience
5 15 (1.35%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (0.63%) PACS
9 7 (0.63%) Private Cloud
9 7 (0.63%) Social Media
9 7 (0.63%) Statistics
10 6 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.54%) EMC VNX
10 6 (0.54%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.54%) Smartcard
11 5 (0.45%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.36%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 89 (8.01%) Windows
2 32 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (2.70%) Linux
4 27 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.71%) Windows XP
7 16 (1.44%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.17%) CentOS
8 13 (1.17%) Ubuntu
9 9 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.63%) Unix
11 6 (0.54%) Android
11 6 (0.54%) Solaris
11 6 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.090%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
2 116 (10.44%) Project Management
3 91 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (7.38%) Migration
5 79 (7.11%) PRINCE2
6 63 (5.67%) ITIL
7 49 (4.41%) Data Analysis
8 43 (3.87%) Data Protection
8 43 (3.87%) Information Governance
9 42 (3.78%) Business Analysis
10 41 (3.69%) Programme Management
11 38 (3.42%) Service Delivery
12 37 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
13 36 (3.24%) Data Migration
14 33 (2.97%) Change Management
15 32 (2.88%) ETL
16 28 (2.52%) Performance Management
17 27 (2.43%) MVC
17 27 (2.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 27 (2.43%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 238 (21.42%) SQL
2 73 (6.57%) JavaScript
3 50 (4.50%) T-SQL
4 33 (2.97%) C#
5 29 (2.61%) PHP
6 22 (1.98%) Java
7 17 (1.53%) C
8 15 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.99%) Ruby
10 9 (0.81%) Python
11 8 (0.72%) Apple Swift
11 8 (0.72%) VBScript
12 7 (0.63%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.54%) Scala
13 6 (0.54%) VBA
14 5 (0.45%) C++
14 5 (0.45%) VB
15 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.27%) Pascal
15 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 77 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 66 (5.94%) Degree
3 33 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (2.07%) MCSE
6 23 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 19 (1.71%) CCNA
8 16 (1.44%) MCP
9 13 (1.17%) CCA
9 13 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 11 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.63%) MCSA
13 6 (0.54%) ISEB
14 5 (0.45%) CCIE
14 5 (0.45%) MCSD
15 4 (0.36%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.36%) CISM
15 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 36 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.25%) HL7
4 15 (1.35%) QA
5 8 (0.72%) SLA
6 6 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.80%) Docker
4 14 (1.26%) Xen
5 13 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.17%) VMware Server
6 6 (0.54%) XenApp
7 4 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.36%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) Firmware
8 2 (0.18%) NDS
8 2 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.18%) XenServer
9 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.090%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.81%) Nagios
3 8 (0.72%) SCCM
4 7 (0.63%) Grafana
4 7 (0.63%) Puppet
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.18%) Ansible
8 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.18%) WSUS
9 1 (0.090%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.090%) DameWare
9 1 (0.090%) Plesk
9 1 (0.090%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 160 (14.40%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.40%) VMware
3 36 (3.24%) Cisco
4 27 (2.43%) Citrix
5 25 (2.25%) Oracle
6 14 (1.26%) Cerner
6 14 (1.26%) SAP
6 14 (1.26%) Tableau
7 10 (0.90%) HP
7 10 (0.90%) NetApp
8 9 (0.81%) CheckPoint
8 9 (0.81%) Dell
8 9 (0.81%) Splunk
9 7 (0.63%) Symantec
10 6 (0.54%) Alteryx
10 6 (0.54%) ServiceNow
10 6 (0.54%) Veritas
11 5 (0.45%) Adobe
11 5 (0.45%) LANDesk
11 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
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Venn Group
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Merseyside
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Rate: £150 - £190 Per Day
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Hertfordshire
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South Yorkshire
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South East England
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South East England
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South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
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West Yorkshire
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London
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London
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London
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