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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 221 108 85
Rank change year-on-year
-113 -23
Contract jobs citing NHS 560 1006 1136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.98% 2.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.41% 6.11% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 744 660
Median daily rate £325 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 67
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £34.80 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+20.33% +1.72%
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
16414 16463 16289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.28% 32.36% 33.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10774 10407 10154
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 627 661
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -98 190 £325 +4.00% 41
South East -38 82 £370 +15.62% 19
North West -12 72 £205 -25.45% 17
South West -6 69 £350 +9.80% 13
Yorkshire -68 49 £400 +14.28% 12
East Midlands -1 34 £325 +3.17% 2
East of England -2 26 £236 -22.54% 4
West Midlands -63 24 £280 -6.66% 3
North East -52 8 £438 +52.17% 3
Midlands -6 4 £300 -6.25%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 297 (22.57%) SQL
2 223 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
3 160 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 137 (10.41%) Project Management
5 127 (9.65%) SQL Server
6 110 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
7 105 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
8 104 (7.90%) PRINCE2
9 95 (7.22%) Windows
9 95 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 94 (7.14%) MS Excel
11 91 (6.91%) Finance
11 91 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 82 (6.23%) Security Cleared
14 72 (5.47%) Active Directory
15 69 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 67 (5.09%) Migration
17 63 (4.79%) Electronic Patient Records
18 62 (4.71%) Disclosure Scotland
18 62 (4.71%) Information Governance
19 60 (4.56%) Data Quality
20 59 (4.48%) T-SQL
21 56 (4.26%) JavaScript
21 56 (4.26%) Degree
22 54 (4.10%) .NET
23 53 (4.03%) Service Delivery
24 52 (3.95%) Change Management
25 50 (3.80%) MS Office
25 50 (3.80%) ITIL

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 29 (2.20%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.06%) CMS
4 13 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.68%) Confluence
6 4 (0.30%) Apache
6 4 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.23%) Documentum
7 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.23%) IIS
7 3 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.15%) Liferay
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.15%) SAS
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 94 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 50 (3.80%) MS Office
3 19 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.22%) MS Project
5 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.076%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 42 (3.19%) SystmOne
2 32 (2.43%) Lorenzo
3 10 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle Payroll
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.076%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.91%) PaaS
2 11 (0.84%) GitHub
2 11 (0.84%) IaaS
3 10 (0.76%) SaaS
4 7 (0.53%) Office 365
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.076%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.076%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.076%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.44%) SAN
2 18 (1.37%) WAN
3 17 (1.29%) LAN
4 16 (1.22%) Firewall
5 14 (1.06%) DHCP
5 14 (1.06%) DNS
6 9 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (0.38%) HTTP
7 5 (0.38%) Internet
7 5 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.38%) Wireless
7 5 (0.38%) WLAN
8 4 (0.30%) Intranet
8 4 (0.30%) VPN
9 3 (0.23%) Network Security
10 2 (0.15%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.15%) SNMP
10 2 (0.15%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 110 (8.36%) Data Warehouse
3 95 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 90 (6.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 63 (4.79%) Electronic Patient Records
6 48 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.74%) QlikView
8 31 (2.36%) MS Access
9 30 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (1.90%) Relational Database
11 21 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (0.76%) Data Mart
14 9 (0.68%) OLAP
15 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.61%) Power BI
16 6 (0.46%) MySQL
16 6 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
16 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
16 6 (0.46%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (1.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 14 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (0.99%) JIRA
4 12 (0.91%) Maven
5 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.46%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (0.38%) Grunt
7 5 (0.38%) Subversion
7 5 (0.38%) Xcode
8 4 (0.30%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.23%) gulp
9 3 (0.23%) Hudson
9 3 (0.23%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.23%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.15%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.076%) Moq
General
1 91 (6.91%) Finance
2 29 (2.20%) Marketing
3 20 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.37%) Legal
5 10 (0.76%) Electronics
5 10 (0.76%) Law
5 10 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.61%) Back Office
6 8 (0.61%) Interactive Media
6 8 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.46%) Games
7 6 (0.46%) Local Government
8 4 (0.30%) Advertising
9 2 (0.15%) Banking
9 2 (0.15%) Retail
10 1 (0.076%) Automotive
10 1 (0.076%) Billing
10 1 (0.076%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.076%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 329 (25.00%) Analyst
2 214 (16.26%) Developer
3 167 (12.69%) Project Manager
4 109 (8.28%) Information Analyst
5 71 (5.40%) Business Analyst
6 60 (4.56%) NHS Project Manager
7 57 (4.33%) SQL Developer
8 56 (4.26%) Architect
9 36 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
9 36 (2.74%) Trainer
10 33 (2.51%) Service Analyst
10 33 (2.51%) Support Engineer
11 32 (2.43%) Data Analyst
11 32 (2.43%) NHS Information Analyst
11 32 (2.43%) Programme Manager
12 31 (2.36%) Service Desk Analyst
13 29 (2.20%) SQL Analyst
14 28 (2.13%) IT Manager
15 27 (2.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 27 (2.05%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.10%) .NET
2 42 (3.19%) HTML
3 38 (2.89%) Web Services
4 34 (2.58%) CSS
5 33 (2.51%) ASP.NET
6 30 (2.28%) jQuery
7 28 (2.13%) XML
8 23 (1.75%) REST
9 19 (1.44%) CSS3
10 18 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (1.37%) HTML5
11 16 (1.22%) WSDL
11 16 (1.22%) XSD
12 15 (1.14%) AngularJS
13 12 (0.91%) .NET Framework
13 12 (0.91%) Entity Framework
14 10 (0.76%) JSON
14 10 (0.76%) Node.js
15 8 (0.61%) Sass
15 8 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 105 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.96%) Informatics
4 19 (1.44%) Data Centre
4 19 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (1.06%) User Experience
6 13 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 11 (0.84%) Social Media
8 9 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 8 (0.61%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.61%) Data Integration
9 8 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (0.61%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.53%) PACS
10 7 (0.53%) Smartcard
11 6 (0.46%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.46%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.22%) Windows
2 29 (2.20%) Windows Server
3 26 (1.98%) Windows XP
4 25 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 18 (1.37%) Linux
9 17 (1.29%) Unix
10 14 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.46%) Android
11 6 (0.46%) CentOS
11 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 5 (0.38%) Solaris
13 4 (0.30%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.23%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.076%) AIX
16 1 (0.076%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (16.95%) Business Intelligence
2 137 (10.41%) Project Management
3 104 (7.90%) PRINCE2
4 91 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
5 69 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 67 (5.09%) Migration
7 62 (4.71%) Information Governance
8 53 (4.03%) Service Delivery
9 52 (3.95%) Change Management
10 50 (3.80%) ITIL
11 42 (3.19%) Data Protection
12 41 (3.12%) Business Analysis
12 41 (3.12%) Data Analysis
13 38 (2.89%) Programme Management
14 37 (2.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 36 (2.74%) Data Migration
16 35 (2.66%) ETL
17 33 (2.51%) MVC
18 32 (2.43%) Line Management
18 32 (2.43%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (22.57%) SQL
2 59 (4.48%) T-SQL
3 56 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 36 (2.74%) C#
5 21 (1.60%) Java
6 17 (1.29%) VBA
7 16 (1.22%) C
8 13 (0.99%) PHP
9 9 (0.68%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.68%) C++
9 9 (0.68%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.61%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.46%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.46%) VB
12 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.38%) Tcl
13 4 (0.30%) Ruby
13 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.23%) Python
14 3 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (6.23%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.26%) Degree
3 27 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 17 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (0.99%) CCNA
8 12 (0.91%) MCSE
9 9 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.61%) MCP
11 7 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.46%) ISEB
13 5 (0.38%) CCNP
13 5 (0.38%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.38%) MCSA
13 5 (0.38%) MCSD
14 3 (0.23%) CCA
14 3 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 60 (4.56%) Data Quality
3 39 (2.96%) HL7
4 31 (2.36%) QA
5 9 (0.68%) SLA
6 4 (0.30%) DICOM
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.076%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.076%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.076%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.076%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.14%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.06%) Xen
5 10 (0.76%) Docker
6 6 (0.46%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.30%) Firmware
7 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.30%) vSphere
7 4 (0.30%) XenApp
8 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.15%) XenServer
9 1 (0.076%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.076%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.076%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.68%) SCCM
3 5 (0.38%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.15%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.15%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.15%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.15%) Simpana
5 2 (0.15%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.076%) DameWare
6 1 (0.076%) Grafana
6 1 (0.076%) Nagios
6 1 (0.076%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 160 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 44 (3.34%) VMware
3 34 (2.58%) Oracle
4 29 (2.20%) Cisco
5 24 (1.82%) Citrix
6 16 (1.22%) Tableau
7 15 (1.14%) HP
8 13 (0.99%) Cerner
8 13 (0.99%) SAP
9 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.53%) NetApp
10 7 (0.53%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.46%) Adobe
11 6 (0.46%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.46%) Symantec
12 5 (0.38%) Veritas
13 4 (0.30%) Apple
13 4 (0.30%) Dell
13 4 (0.30%) EMC
13 4 (0.30%) Kofax
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
Public Sector
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Baltimore
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Baltimore
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £12 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £19.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £22 - £23 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Remote working
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £120 - £130 Per Day Rate negotiable depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £150.00 - £180 per day + Travel / Food Expensed
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £160 - £185 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £185.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £80 - £100 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum Initial 3 month rolling contract.
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Public Sector
Rate: From £200 to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago