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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK / England
Rank 240 120 94
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -26
Contract jobs citing NHS 393 898 1008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.96% 1.93% 2.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.96% 5.85% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 667 684
Median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £169 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 74
Median hourly rate £16.30 £14.00 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.39% -11.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.36 £21.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.36 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -9.09%

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
13280 15352 14813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.55% 33.01% 32.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8555 9861 9418
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 653 609
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% +25.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.22% +22.85%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -82 152 £325 +4.00% 35
Yorkshire -27 56 £350 +16.66% 12
South East -45 46 £225 -30.76% 13
North West -32 45 £225 +3.44% 8
West Midlands -44 29 £325 +7.88% 5
East of England -21 22 £300 - 7
North East -14 18 £350 +36.58% 5
East Midlands -22 13 £350 - 1
South West -40 12 £313 -7.40% 3
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 172 (18.53%) SQL
2 168 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
3 112 (12.07%) Microsoft
4 102 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
5 98 (10.56%) Project Management
6 84 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
7 83 (8.94%) SQL Server
8 82 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (8.51%) Finance
9 79 (8.51%) Windows
10 74 (7.97%) Migration
11 67 (7.22%) JavaScript
12 65 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (6.90%) ITIL
14 62 (6.68%) PRINCE2
14 62 (6.68%) Active Directory
15 58 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 56 (6.03%) Degree
17 55 (5.93%) Security Cleared
18 52 (5.60%) MS Office
19 48 (5.17%) HTML
20 47 (5.06%) Data Analysis
20 47 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
21 46 (4.96%) Information Governance
21 46 (4.96%) Cisco
22 45 (4.85%) Management Information System
23 42 (4.53%) CSS
24 41 (4.42%) VMware
24 41 (4.42%) Programme Management
25 40 (4.31%) MS Excel

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 13 (1.40%) Apache
1 13 (1.40%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.19%) CMS
2 11 (1.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.08%) Drupal
4 9 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.43%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.22%) Confluence
7 2 (0.22%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.22%) WordPress
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.11%) Moodle
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 52 (5.60%) MS Office
2 40 (4.31%) MS Excel
3 17 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.43%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (1.94%) Lorenzo
1 18 (1.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.08%) Magento
3 8 (0.86%) SystmOne
4 5 (0.54%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (1.19%) Office 365
2 7 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.11%) Google Play
4 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.99%) LAN
2 36 (3.88%) WAN
3 29 (3.13%) Firewall
4 22 (2.37%) DNS
5 19 (2.05%) Internet
6 16 (1.72%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.72%) WLAN
7 15 (1.62%) SAN
8 13 (1.40%) DHCP
9 12 (1.29%) Wireless
10 11 (1.19%) VLAN
11 10 (1.08%) VPN
12 7 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
13 6 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.65%) VoIP
13 6 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.54%) Network Security
15 4 (0.43%) X.509
16 3 (0.32%) Intranet
16 3 (0.32%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
2 83 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 65 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (3.99%) Electronic Patient Records
6 31 (3.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (2.16%) MySQL
9 15 (1.62%) QlikView
10 14 (1.51%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.40%) MS Access
12 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
13 7 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 7 (0.75%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.75%) Power BI
13 7 (0.75%) PowerPivot
13 7 (0.75%) Redis
13 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 11 (1.19%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.86%) Cucumber
4 8 (0.86%) Selenium
5 7 (0.75%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.54%) JMeter
7 4 (0.43%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.43%) Sahi
7 4 (0.43%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.43%) WATIR
8 3 (0.32%) Grunt
8 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.32%) Subversion
8 3 (0.32%) Xcode
9 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.22%) Gradle
9 2 (0.22%) JIRA
10 1 (0.11%) TestComplete
General
1 79 (8.51%) Finance
2 33 (3.56%) Marketing
3 25 (2.69%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.94%) Electronics
6 11 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (0.97%) Law
7 9 (0.97%) Legal
8 7 (0.75%) Local Government
9 6 (0.65%) Retail
10 4 (0.43%) Back Office
10 4 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.22%) Advertising
12 2 (0.22%) Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 230 (24.78%) Analyst
2 142 (15.30%) Developer
3 102 (10.99%) Project Manager
4 54 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 43 (4.63%) SQL Developer
6 38 (4.09%) Architect
6 38 (4.09%) NHS Project Manager
7 30 (3.23%) Information Analyst
8 27 (2.91%) IT Manager
9 24 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (2.59%) Service Analyst
10 23 (2.48%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 23 (2.48%) Network Engineer
10 23 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (2.37%) NHS Business Analyst
12 21 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (2.26%) Support Analyst
13 20 (2.16%) Data Analyst
14 19 (2.05%) Information Manager
15 18 (1.94%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.17%) HTML
2 42 (4.53%) CSS
3 34 (3.66%) .NET
4 23 (2.48%) jQuery
5 20 (2.16%) AngularJS
5 20 (2.16%) XML
6 18 (1.94%) HTML5
7 17 (1.83%) JSON
8 12 (1.29%) ASP.NET
8 12 (1.29%) CSS3
9 11 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (1.08%) Django
10 10 (1.08%) Grails
10 10 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (0.97%) Web Services
12 8 (0.86%) JPA
12 8 (0.86%) Ruby on Rails
13 7 (0.75%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.80%) Informatics
4 15 (1.62%) User Experience
5 13 (1.40%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.19%) PACS
7 10 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.08%) e-Learning
8 8 (0.86%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.65%) Freedom of Information Act
10 6 (0.65%) Statistics
11 4 (0.43%) Data Extraction
11 4 (0.43%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.43%) Social Media
12 3 (0.32%) BBC
12 3 (0.32%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 79 (8.51%) Windows
2 38 (4.09%) Linux
3 28 (3.02%) Windows Server
4 23 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.62%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (1.29%) Windows XP
7 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.86%) CentOS
10 6 (0.65%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.43%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.43%) Unix
13 3 (0.32%) Android
13 3 (0.32%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.22%) Solaris
14 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
2 98 (10.56%) Project Management
3 82 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (7.97%) Migration
5 64 (6.90%) ITIL
6 62 (6.68%) PRINCE2
7 47 (5.06%) Data Analysis
8 46 (4.96%) Information Governance
9 41 (4.42%) Programme Management
10 35 (3.77%) ETL
11 34 (3.66%) Performance Management
12 32 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (3.34%) Open Source
14 28 (3.02%) Business Analysis
14 28 (3.02%) Change Management
15 25 (2.69%) Analytics
16 24 (2.59%) Data Migration
16 24 (2.59%) Line Management
17 23 (2.48%) Data Modelling
17 23 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 172 (18.53%) SQL
2 67 (7.22%) JavaScript
3 39 (4.20%) PHP
4 36 (3.88%) T-SQL
5 29 (3.13%) Java
6 22 (2.37%) C#
7 15 (1.62%) Ruby
8 13 (1.40%) Python
9 10 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.86%) VB
11 7 (0.75%) Scala
12 5 (0.54%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.43%) C
13 4 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 4 (0.43%) Perl
13 4 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.43%) VBA
14 3 (0.32%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 56 (6.03%) Degree
2 55 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 32 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 32 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.59%) CCNA
6 23 (2.48%) MCSE
7 12 (1.29%) CCA
7 12 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (1.29%) ISEB
7 12 (1.29%) MCP
7 12 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.75%) ECDL
9 6 (0.65%) CCIE
9 6 (0.65%) CCNP
9 6 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.54%) CISM
11 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.43%) SC Cleared
12 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 35 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 35 (3.77%) QA
3 16 (1.72%) HL7
4 10 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.86%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) GDPR
7 1 (0.11%) DICOM
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) PMBOK
System Software
1 62 (6.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.83%) Docker
2 17 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.97%) VMware Server
4 6 (0.65%) NDS
5 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.32%) XenApp
7 2 (0.22%) Firmware
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) vSphere
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.83%) Nagios
2 9 (0.97%) Puppet
3 8 (0.86%) Grafana
4 7 (0.75%) SCCM
5 5 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.22%) Ansible
6 2 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.11%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.11%) DameWare
7 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.11%) Plesk
7 1 (0.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 112 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 46 (4.96%) Cisco
3 41 (4.42%) VMware
4 24 (2.59%) Oracle
5 21 (2.26%) Citrix
5 21 (2.26%) SAP
6 16 (1.72%) Splunk
7 14 (1.51%) Cerner
8 9 (0.97%) Tableau
9 8 (0.86%) LANDesk
10 7 (0.75%) Novell
11 6 (0.65%) HP
12 5 (0.54%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.54%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.43%) Juniper
13 4 (0.43%) NetApp
13 4 (0.43%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.32%) Google
15 2 (0.22%) Infoflex
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London
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South East England
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
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London
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Rate: £100.00 - £160.00 per day
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City, London
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London
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London
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