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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 225 115 87
Rank change year-on-year
-110 -28
Contract jobs citing NHS 556 1011 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.96% 2.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.32% 5.96% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 729 641
Median daily rate £325 £301 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.88% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.41% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 62 67
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £10.18 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £30.00 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+39.73% -6.66%
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
16731 16971 16295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 33.60% 32.82% 32.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10920 10884 9971
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 665 658
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -8.43%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -111 181 £325 +5.69% 34
South West +1 83 £350 +12.00% 4
South East -36 73 £338 +15.38% 28
North West -23 66 £213 -26.40% 9
Yorkshire -60 48 £400 +14.28% 11
West Midlands -44 34 £300 - 9
East of England -7 31 £263 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -19 30 £350 +12.00% 3
Midlands -6 4 £300 -6.25%
North East -43 4 £376 +50.50% 8
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 256 (21.39%) SQL
2 194 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
3 158 (13.20%) Microsoft
4 127 (10.61%) Project Management
5 117 (9.77%) SQL Server
6 95 (7.94%) Windows
7 92 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 91 (7.60%) PRINCE2
9 90 (7.52%) Security Cleared
10 89 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
11 86 (7.18%) MS Excel
11 86 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
12 83 (6.93%) Finance
13 75 (6.27%) Active Directory
13 75 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 69 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 66 (5.51%) Information Governance
15 66 (5.51%) Migration
16 65 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
17 57 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 56 (4.68%) MS Office
18 56 (4.68%) VMware
18 56 (4.68%) Degree
19 53 (4.43%) Data Quality
19 53 (4.43%) T-SQL
20 51 (4.26%) JavaScript
20 51 (4.26%) ITIL
21 49 (4.09%) Change Management
22 48 (4.01%) Service Delivery
23 47 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 33 (2.76%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.34%) CMS
2 16 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (0.75%) Confluence
5 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.33%) WordPress
6 3 (0.25%) Apache
6 3 (0.25%) Drupal
6 3 (0.25%) IIS
7 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.17%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.17%) Liferay
7 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.084%) Kentico
8 1 (0.084%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.084%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.084%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 86 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.68%) MS Office
3 20 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.84%) MS Project
6 8 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.084%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.084%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (2.59%) SystmOne
2 24 (2.01%) Lorenzo
3 11 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
7 1 (0.084%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.00%) IaaS
1 12 (1.00%) PaaS
2 11 (0.92%) SaaS
3 9 (0.75%) GitHub
4 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.58%) Office 365
5 2 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.084%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.084%) Boomi
6 1 (0.084%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.084%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.26%) SAN
2 24 (2.01%) WAN
3 23 (1.92%) LAN
4 18 (1.50%) Firewall
5 15 (1.25%) DNS
6 14 (1.17%) DHCP
6 14 (1.17%) Internet
7 12 (1.00%) WLAN
8 10 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.58%) Wireless
10 6 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (0.42%) Intranet
11 5 (0.42%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.42%) VPN
12 4 (0.33%) HTTP
12 4 (0.33%) Network Security
13 3 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.25%) WebEx
14 2 (0.17%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 86 (7.18%) Data Warehouse
3 75 (6.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 69 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 47 (3.93%) Electronic Patient Records
5 47 (3.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (2.42%) QlikView
7 25 (2.09%) Relational Database
8 22 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 21 (1.75%) MS Access
9 21 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (0.75%) Data Mart
12 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.50%) Big Data
13 6 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.50%) Star Schema
14 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.42%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.00%) JIRA
5 10 (0.84%) Jenkins
5 10 (0.84%) Maven
6 5 (0.42%) Grunt
6 5 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (0.42%) Xcode
7 4 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.25%) gulp
8 3 (0.25%) Hudson
8 3 (0.25%) Moq
8 3 (0.25%) NUnit
8 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (0.25%) Subversion
9 2 (0.17%) MSTest
9 2 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
10 1 (0.084%) PHPUnit
General
1 83 (6.93%) Finance
2 29 (2.42%) Marketing
3 19 (1.59%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.00%) Legal
6 11 (0.92%) Electronics
6 11 (0.92%) Law
7 9 (0.75%) Local Government
8 8 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.58%) Interactive Media
10 6 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.25%) Advertising
11 3 (0.25%) Games
12 2 (0.17%) Billing
12 2 (0.17%) Retail
13 1 (0.084%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.084%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.084%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 300 (25.06%) Analyst
2 182 (15.20%) Developer
3 146 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 95 (7.94%) Information Analyst
5 80 (6.68%) Business Analyst
6 64 (5.35%) Architect
7 62 (5.18%) NHS Project Manager
8 48 (4.01%) SQL Developer
9 32 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
10 29 (2.42%) Service Analyst
10 29 (2.42%) Support Engineer
11 27 (2.26%) IT Manager
11 27 (2.26%) NHS Business Analyst
12 26 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (2.17%) NHS Information Analyst
13 25 (2.09%) .NET Developer
13 25 (2.09%) Information Manager
13 25 (2.09%) Programme Manager
13 25 (2.09%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (3.84%) .NET
2 39 (3.26%) HTML
3 33 (2.76%) Web Services
4 32 (2.67%) jQuery
5 31 (2.59%) CSS
6 29 (2.42%) ASP.NET
7 25 (2.09%) REST
8 19 (1.59%) XML
9 18 (1.50%) CSS3
9 18 (1.50%) HTML5
9 18 (1.50%) WSDL
10 17 (1.42%) AngularJS
11 16 (1.34%) XSD
12 14 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
13 11 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 10 (0.84%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.84%) Entity Framework
14 10 (0.84%) JSON
15 9 (0.75%) Node.js
16 7 (0.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 89 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (3.68%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.67%) Informatics
4 17 (1.42%) Data Centre
5 15 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 11 (0.92%) User Experience
8 10 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (0.67%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.67%) EMC VNX
9 8 (0.67%) Smartcard
9 8 (0.67%) Social Media
10 7 (0.58%) Algorithms
10 7 (0.58%) e-Learning
10 7 (0.58%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.58%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.50%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.50%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (0.50%) Statistics
11 6 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 95 (7.94%) Windows
2 31 (2.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (2.09%) Linux
6 23 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (1.84%) Windows XP
8 17 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 15 (1.25%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.00%) Unix
11 10 (0.84%) CentOS
11 10 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.67%) Android
13 7 (0.58%) Solaris
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.084%) AIX
16 1 (0.084%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.084%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (16.21%) Business Intelligence
2 127 (10.61%) Project Management
3 92 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (7.60%) PRINCE2
5 66 (5.51%) Information Governance
5 66 (5.51%) Migration
6 57 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (4.26%) ITIL
8 49 (4.09%) Change Management
9 48 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 43 (3.59%) Business Analysis
11 40 (3.34%) Data Analysis
12 39 (3.26%) Data Protection
13 38 (3.17%) Programme Management
14 33 (2.76%) Data Migration
15 30 (2.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 29 (2.42%) MVC
17 28 (2.34%) CRM
17 28 (2.34%) Performance Management
18 27 (2.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 256 (21.39%) SQL
2 53 (4.43%) T-SQL
3 51 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 34 (2.84%) C#
5 19 (1.59%) Java
6 17 (1.42%) C
7 16 (1.34%) PHP
8 14 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.75%) Apple Swift
10 8 (0.67%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.67%) VBA
10 8 (0.67%) VBScript
11 7 (0.58%) Python
12 6 (0.50%) C++
12 6 (0.50%) VB
13 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.33%) Ruby
14 3 (0.25%) Pascal
15 2 (0.17%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (7.52%) Security Cleared
2 56 (4.68%) Degree
3 28 (2.34%) SC Cleared
4 24 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 23 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 20 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.25%) CCNA
7 15 (1.25%) MCSE
8 12 (1.00%) MCP
9 9 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.67%) ISEB
11 7 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.50%) CCA
12 6 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.50%) MCSA
13 5 (0.42%) MCSD
14 4 (0.33%) CCNP
14 4 (0.33%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 53 (4.43%) Data Quality
3 34 (2.84%) HL7
4 23 (1.92%) QA
5 12 (1.00%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.084%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.084%) DICOM
7 1 (0.084%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.084%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.34%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.17%) Xen
5 10 (0.84%) Docker
6 9 (0.75%) VMware Server
7 6 (0.50%) Firmware
8 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.33%) vSphere
8 4 (0.33%) XenApp
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.17%) XenServer
11 1 (0.084%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.084%) NDS
11 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.084%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (0.75%) SCCM
3 7 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.33%) Grafana
4 4 (0.33%) Nagios
4 4 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.17%) Puppet
6 2 (0.17%) SCOM
6 2 (0.17%) Simpana
6 2 (0.17%) WSUS
6 2 (0.17%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.084%) Ansible
7 1 (0.084%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.084%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 158 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 56 (4.68%) VMware
3 33 (2.76%) Cisco
4 28 (2.34%) Oracle
5 23 (1.92%) Citrix
6 16 (1.34%) HP
7 13 (1.09%) SAP
8 12 (1.00%) Tableau
9 11 (0.92%) NetApp
10 10 (0.84%) Cerner
11 8 (0.67%) Symantec
12 7 (0.58%) Dell
12 7 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.58%) Veritas
13 6 (0.50%) Adobe
13 6 (0.50%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.50%) Splunk
14 4 (0.33%) Apple
14 4 (0.33%) EMC
14 4 (0.33%) Kofax
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £345 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorchester, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £130 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networkers
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £100 - £115 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cancer Research Manchester Institute
Rate: From £30,100 to £49,100 per annum dependent upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Networkers
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £190.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £900 - £935 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Networkers
Rate: £8 - £9.64 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day Rates up to £565/day, 6 month contract
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago