The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 69 89 160
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +71
Contract jobs citing NHS 1317 904 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.56% 2.09% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.84% 8.03% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 534 353
Average daily rate £288 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 79 110
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.15 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.42 £31.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-13.18% +3.95%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13385 11262 14104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.06% 26.08% 25.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8379 6963 8351
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £243 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 580 722
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
NHS
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +49 461 £300 +9.09% 92
South East +34 207 £300 +15.38% 83
North West -5 149 £260 -3.86% 49
Yorkshire -1 112 £300 +11.11% 35
East of England -8 103 £250 -0.99% 25
South West -5 98 £275 -5.17% 33
West Midlands -8 73 £244 -8.01% 29
East Midlands +3 67 £270 +8.00% 12
Midlands +15 16 £200 -34.76% 3
North East -11 16 £235 -18.26% 5
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 626 (26.80%) SQL
2 367 (15.71%) SQL Server
3 273 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
4 271 (11.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 245 (10.49%) Microsoft
6 242 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 193 (8.26%) MS Excel
8 181 (7.75%) Project Management
9 158 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 157 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
11 149 (6.38%) Windows
12 144 (6.16%) T-SQL
12 144 (6.16%) Finance
13 138 (5.91%) Migration
14 124 (5.31%) MS Office
15 122 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 115 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
17 113 (4.84%) Management Information System
18 100 (4.28%) ITIL
19 99 (4.24%) Active Directory
20 96 (4.11%) Cerner
21 92 (3.94%) .NET
22 90 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
23 88 (3.77%) Informatics
24 77 (3.30%) Information Governance
25 76 (3.25%) ETL
26 75 (3.21%) SharePoint
27 70 (3.00%) Oracle
28 67 (2.87%) HTML
28 67 (2.87%) Windows 7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 75 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 21 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (0.39%) nginx
6 8 (0.34%) Apache
6 8 (0.34%) SAS
7 7 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.21%) CMS
9 4 (0.17%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.17%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.13%) IIS
10 3 (0.13%) Documentum
10 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.086%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.086%) Orchard CMS
12 1 (0.043%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 193 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 124 (5.31%) MS Office
3 24 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
4 21 (0.90%) MS Project
5 17 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.68%) PowerPivot
7 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 6 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.043%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 49 (2.10%) Cerner Millennium
2 15 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.086%) Agresso
5 2 (0.086%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.43%) SaaS
3 2 (0.086%) Office 365
4 1 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (0.90%) WAN
1 21 (0.90%) SAN
2 20 (0.86%) Firewall
3 19 (0.81%) LAN
4 13 (0.56%) VoIP
4 13 (0.56%) Intranet
5 12 (0.51%) Wireless
6 11 (0.47%) VPN
7 10 (0.43%) DNS
8 9 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.34%) DHCP
10 6 (0.26%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.21%) HTTP
11 5 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (0.21%) SSL
11 5 (0.21%) BGP
12 4 (0.17%) EIGRP
12 4 (0.17%) MPLS
12 4 (0.17%) OSPF
12 4 (0.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 367 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 271 (11.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 242 (10.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (6.72%) Data Warehouse
5 122 (5.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 115 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 44 (1.88%) QlikView
8 35 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
9 34 (1.46%) DTS
10 32 (1.37%) MS Access
11 27 (1.16%) Relational Database
12 26 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
13 22 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (0.86%) OLAP
15 13 (0.56%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.43%) PerformancePoint
17 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 9 (0.39%) MySQL
18 7 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
3 6 (0.26%) Axure RP
3 6 (0.26%) Selenium
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.13%) MSI
6 2 (0.086%) NUnit
6 2 (0.086%) Subversion
6 2 (0.086%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.086%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.086%) Toad
6 2 (0.086%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.043%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.043%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.043%) XDE
7 1 (0.043%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.043%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.043%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.043%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.043%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 144 (6.16%) Finance
2 47 (2.01%) Pharmaceutical
3 38 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 28 (1.20%) Marketing
5 24 (1.03%) Back Office
6 17 (0.73%) Electronics
7 16 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.56%) Banking
9 12 (0.51%) Retail
10 9 (0.39%) Local Government
11 8 (0.34%) Legal
12 6 (0.26%) Billing
13 2 (0.086%) Publishing
13 2 (0.086%) Automotive
13 2 (0.086%) Law
14 1 (0.043%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 714 (30.57%) Analyst
2 325 (13.91%) Information Analyst
3 294 (12.59%) Developer
4 270 (11.56%) Project Manager
5 193 (8.26%) Trainer
5 193 (8.26%) NHS Information Analyst
6 125 (5.35%) NHS Project Manager
7 92 (3.94%) Business Analyst
8 91 (3.90%) SQL Developer
9 78 (3.34%) Senior Analyst
10 76 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 70 (3.00%) Data Analyst
12 62 (2.65%) IT Trainer
12 62 (2.65%) Consultant
13 54 (2.31%) Configuration Analyst
14 53 (2.27%) Information Manager
15 48 (2.05%) Architect
16 46 (1.97%) Senior Information Analyst
17 44 (1.88%) Desktop Engineer
18 43 (1.84%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (3.94%) .NET
2 67 (2.87%) HTML
3 51 (2.18%) XML
4 49 (2.10%) CSS
5 48 (2.05%) ASP.NET
6 33 (1.41%) Web Services
7 24 (1.03%) jQuery
8 21 (0.90%) HTML5
9 20 (0.86%) SOAP
10 18 (0.77%) Ajax
10 18 (0.77%) MDX
11 14 (0.60%) WSDL
12 13 (0.56%) XSLT
12 13 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.47%) XHTML
13 11 (0.47%) .NET Framework
14 9 (0.39%) CSS3
15 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 8 (0.34%) Sass
15 8 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 113 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 88 (3.77%) Informatics
3 38 (1.63%) E-Learning
4 21 (0.90%) Freedom of Information
5 20 (0.86%) PACS
6 18 (0.77%) Smartcard
6 18 (0.77%) Open Source
6 18 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 16 (0.68%) DTV
7 16 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (0.64%) NPfIT
9 14 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 13 (0.56%) Statistics
11 12 (0.51%) IPTV
11 12 (0.51%) FMCG
11 12 (0.51%) Digital Media
12 11 (0.47%) Health Informatics
12 11 (0.47%) Clustering
13 10 (0.43%) Computer Science
14 9 (0.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 149 (6.38%) Windows
2 67 (2.87%) Windows 7
3 44 (1.88%) Windows XP
4 27 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 9 (0.39%) Linux
7 9 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (0.39%) CentOS
8 8 (0.34%) UNIX
9 7 (0.30%) Windows 2000
10 6 (0.26%) Android
11 5 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
2 181 (7.75%) Project Management
3 158 (6.76%) PRINCE2
4 138 (5.91%) Migration
5 100 (4.28%) ITIL
6 90 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 77 (3.30%) Information Governance
8 76 (3.25%) ETL
9 66 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 63 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 61 (2.61%) Data Migration
11 61 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 61 (2.61%) Change Management
12 51 (2.18%) Service Management
13 50 (2.14%) Data Analysis
14 49 (2.10%) Information Management
15 44 (1.88%) Test Scripting
16 42 (1.80%) Data Modelling
17 41 (1.76%) Software Deployment
18 39 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 626 (26.80%) SQL
2 144 (6.16%) T-SQL
3 58 (2.48%) C#
4 52 (2.23%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.20%) C
6 26 (1.11%) VB
7 23 (0.98%) VBA
8 16 (0.68%) VB.NET
9 12 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.47%) Python
10 11 (0.47%) XPath
11 9 (0.39%) Ruby
12 7 (0.30%) Java
13 4 (0.17%) MUMPS
14 3 (0.13%) PHP
14 3 (0.13%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.043%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.043%) Erlang
15 1 (0.043%) Perl
15 1 (0.043%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 65 (2.78%) Degree
2 39 (1.67%) ISEB
3 30 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 28 (1.20%) Security Cleared
5 16 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (0.64%) ECDL
7 14 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (0.43%) CCNA
10 8 (0.34%) CCNP
10 8 (0.34%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.30%) MCSE
12 6 (0.26%) CCIE
13 5 (0.21%) MCP
13 5 (0.21%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.17%) SC Cleared
15 3 (0.13%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.13%) MCSA
15 3 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.27%) QA
2 52 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 32 (1.37%) HL7
4 25 (1.07%) SLA
5 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.26%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.17%) WAI
7 4 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) COBIT
8 3 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.043%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.043%) BS7799
9 1 (0.043%) BS25999
System Software
1 99 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.21%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (0.21%) vSphere
5 4 (0.17%) XenApp
6 3 (0.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.086%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.086%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.043%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (0.94%) SCCM
2 11 (0.47%) Puppet
3 10 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.17%) OpenView
5 3 (0.13%) SCOM
5 3 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.086%) OVSD
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.043%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.043%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.043%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.043%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.043%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.043%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.043%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.043%) SCSM
7 1 (0.043%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.043%) Ansible
Vendors
1 245 (10.49%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.11%) Cerner
3 70 (3.00%) Oracle
4 56 (2.40%) Business Objects
5 38 (1.63%) VMware
6 26 (1.11%) Cisco
7 17 (0.73%) HP
8 16 (0.68%) SAP
8 16 (0.68%) Cognos
9 14 (0.60%) Adobe
10 11 (0.47%) iSOFT
11 10 (0.43%) Citrix
11 10 (0.43%) Splunk
11 10 (0.43%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.39%) Tableau
12 9 (0.39%) Dell
12 9 (0.39%) InterSystems
13 7 (0.30%) Wyse
13 7 (0.30%) NetApp
14 6 (0.26%) BT
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
North West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
Essex
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leicestershire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits + top rates paid
Posted: 9 hours ago
South East
The Placement Group
Salary: + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £22,903 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Essex
Westbourne Partners
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Midlands
Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Anglia
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago