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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 229 126 90
Rank change year-on-year
-103 -36
Contract jobs citing NHS 549 972 1095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.83% 2.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.24% 5.58% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 680 631
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £186 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £449 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £296
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 72 67
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.46 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £29.14 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+61.53% -16.12%
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
16942 17427 16800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.49% 32.89% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11050 11167 10181
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 696 715
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.58 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% +8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.92% +0.42%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -106 191 £330 +10.00% 34
South East -21 84 £300 +3.44% 16
South West -8 60 £338 +8.00% 14
North West -16 60 £245 -10.90% 23
Yorkshire -66 45 £400 +19.40% 12
West Midlands -35 43 £380 +26.66% 5
East of England -16 33 £263 +2.94% 7
East Midlands -24 21 £300 -4.76% 8
North East -31 6 £400 +53.84% 4
Midlands -8 4 £300 +22.44%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 233 (20.88%) SQL
2 176 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
3 155 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 120 (10.75%) Project Management
5 105 (9.41%) SQL Server
6 89 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
7 87 (7.80%) PRINCE2
8 85 (7.62%) Windows
8 85 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
8 85 (7.62%) Security Cleared
9 81 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
10 75 (6.72%) Finance
11 74 (6.63%) MS Excel
12 71 (6.36%) Active Directory
13 69 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 65 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 63 (5.65%) Migration
16 61 (5.47%) Disclosure Scotland
17 56 (5.02%) Degree
17 56 (5.02%) Information Governance
17 56 (5.02%) MS Office
17 56 (5.02%) JavaScript
18 51 (4.57%) ITIL
18 51 (4.57%) VMware
19 50 (4.48%) T-SQL
20 49 (4.39%) Change Management
20 49 (4.39%) Data Quality
21 47 (4.21%) Electronic Patient Records
22 46 (4.12%) Service Delivery
22 46 (4.12%) Management Information System

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 30 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.34%) CMS
3 12 (1.08%) MS Exchange
4 11 (0.99%) Confluence
4 11 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (0.54%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.45%) Drupal
7 4 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.36%) WordPress
8 3 (0.27%) Apache
8 3 (0.27%) IIS
9 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.18%) Liferay
9 2 (0.18%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.090%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.090%) Kentico
10 1 (0.090%) Moodle
10 1 (0.090%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.090%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.090%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 74 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.02%) MS Office
3 16 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.63%) MS Project
5 7 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.090%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (2.06%) SystmOne
2 19 (1.70%) Lorenzo
3 11 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.18%) Magento
7 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.090%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.99%) IaaS
1 11 (0.99%) PaaS
2 10 (0.90%) SaaS
3 9 (0.81%) GitHub
4 6 (0.54%) Office 365
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.090%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.090%) Boomi
7 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.090%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.24%) Firewall
2 22 (1.97%) LAN
2 22 (1.97%) SAN
2 22 (1.97%) WAN
3 19 (1.70%) DNS
4 15 (1.34%) DHCP
4 15 (1.34%) Internet
5 12 (1.08%) WLAN
6 9 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.72%) Wireless
8 6 (0.54%) Intranet
8 6 (0.54%) Network Security
8 6 (0.54%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.45%) VPN
10 4 (0.36%) HTTP
11 3 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.27%) SMTP
11 3 (0.27%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 81 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
3 69 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (5.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (4.21%) Electronic Patient Records
6 43 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.15%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.06%) QlikView
9 19 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (1.61%) MS Access
11 15 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
13 9 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
14 6 (0.54%) Big Data
14 6 (0.54%) MySQL
14 6 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.54%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (1.70%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.16%) JIRA
3 12 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.99%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.81%) Maven
6 5 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 5 (0.45%) Grunt
6 5 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (0.45%) Xcode
7 4 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.36%) Subversion
8 3 (0.27%) gulp
8 3 (0.27%) Hudson
8 3 (0.27%) Moq
8 3 (0.27%) NUnit
8 3 (0.27%) Selenium
8 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.18%) MSTest
9 2 (0.18%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 75 (6.72%) Finance
2 27 (2.42%) Marketing
3 20 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.34%) Legal
5 14 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.99%) Electronics
6 11 (0.99%) Law
7 8 (0.72%) Back Office
7 8 (0.72%) Local Government
8 7 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.45%) Interactive Media
10 4 (0.36%) Billing
10 4 (0.36%) Retail
11 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.090%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.090%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.090%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 291 (26.08%) Analyst
2 164 (14.70%) Developer
3 123 (11.02%) Project Manager
4 91 (8.15%) Information Analyst
5 75 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 64 (5.73%) Architect
7 57 (5.11%) NHS Project Manager
8 45 (4.03%) SQL Developer
9 31 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (2.60%) NHS Business Analyst
10 29 (2.60%) Service Analyst
11 28 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
12 27 (2.42%) SQL Analyst
13 26 (2.33%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.33%) Information Manager
13 26 (2.33%) NHS Information Analyst
13 26 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
14 25 (2.24%) Support Engineer
15 24 (2.15%) IT Manager
16 22 (1.97%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.12%) .NET
1 46 (4.12%) HTML
2 36 (3.23%) jQuery
3 34 (3.05%) CSS
4 32 (2.87%) Web Services
5 28 (2.51%) ASP.NET
6 25 (2.24%) REST
7 23 (2.06%) HTML5
8 20 (1.79%) AngularJS
8 20 (1.79%) XML
9 19 (1.70%) CSS3
10 18 (1.61%) WSDL
11 16 (1.43%) XSD
12 13 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.99%) Node.js
14 10 (0.90%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.90%) Entity Framework
14 10 (0.90%) JSON
14 10 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 7 (0.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.87%) Informatics
4 17 (1.52%) Data Centre
5 14 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (1.25%) User Experience
6 12 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 10 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (0.81%) Statistics
9 8 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (0.63%) Smartcard
10 7 (0.63%) Social Media
11 6 (0.54%) EMC VNX
11 6 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.54%) PACS
11 6 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.45%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.62%) Windows
2 27 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (2.24%) Linux
3 25 (2.24%) Windows Server
3 25 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (1.79%) Windows XP
6 17 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 12 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 10 (0.90%) CentOS
8 10 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.63%) Unix
10 6 (0.54%) Android
10 6 (0.54%) Solaris
11 5 (0.45%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.090%) AIX
13 1 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.090%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.090%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (15.77%) Business Intelligence
2 120 (10.75%) Project Management
3 87 (7.80%) PRINCE2
4 85 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (5.65%) Migration
6 56 (5.02%) Information Governance
7 51 (4.57%) ITIL
8 49 (4.39%) Change Management
9 46 (4.12%) Data Analysis
9 46 (4.12%) Service Delivery
10 42 (3.76%) Data Protection
10 42 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (3.49%) Business Analysis
12 38 (3.41%) Programme Management
13 33 (2.96%) Data Migration
14 28 (2.51%) MVC
15 26 (2.33%) Analytics
15 26 (2.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 25 (2.24%) Performance Management
17 24 (2.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 233 (20.88%) SQL
2 56 (5.02%) JavaScript
3 50 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 36 (3.23%) C#
5 21 (1.88%) PHP
6 18 (1.61%) C
7 16 (1.43%) Java
8 15 (1.34%) PowerShell
9 10 (0.90%) Python
10 9 (0.81%) Apple Swift
11 8 (0.72%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.72%) VBA
11 8 (0.72%) VBScript
12 7 (0.63%) VB
13 5 (0.45%) C++
13 5 (0.45%) Ruby
14 3 (0.27%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.27%) Pascal
14 3 (0.27%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.18%) Scala
Qualifications
1 85 (7.62%) Security Cleared
2 56 (5.02%) Degree
3 28 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 26 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 20 (1.79%) CCNA
7 20 (1.79%) MCSE
8 15 (1.34%) MCP
9 10 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.81%) CCA
10 9 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.63%) ISEB
11 7 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.54%) MCSA
13 5 (0.45%) CCNP
13 5 (0.45%) MCSD
14 4 (0.36%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.36%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 49 (4.39%) Data Quality
3 29 (2.60%) HL7
4 17 (1.52%) QA
5 10 (0.90%) SLA
6 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.090%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.090%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.090%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 71 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 27 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.52%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.25%) Xen
5 12 (1.08%) Docker
6 10 (0.90%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.45%) XenApp
8 4 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.36%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.18%) Firmware
10 2 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.090%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.090%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.090%) NDS
11 1 (0.090%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.81%) SCCM
3 6 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.45%) Nagios
4 5 (0.45%) Puppet
5 4 (0.36%) Grafana
5 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.18%) Ansible
6 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.18%) SCOM
6 2 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.090%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.090%) Plesk
7 1 (0.090%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.090%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 155 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 51 (4.57%) VMware
3 32 (2.87%) Cisco
4 24 (2.15%) Oracle
5 21 (1.88%) Citrix
6 14 (1.25%) Cerner
7 13 (1.16%) SAP
8 11 (0.99%) HP
8 11 (0.99%) Tableau
9 10 (0.90%) NetApp
10 9 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 7 (0.63%) Dell
11 7 (0.63%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.63%) Symantec
12 6 (0.54%) Adobe
12 6 (0.54%) Splunk
12 6 (0.54%) Veritas
13 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
14 4 (0.36%) Google
15 3 (0.27%) LANDesk
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £160 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £428 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £160 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £125 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day Monitor Price Caps
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £370 - £390 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 500-600pd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Yoh
Rate: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £195 to £200 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Essex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £260 to £270 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
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London
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £230 Per Day
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 per annum
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