The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NPfIT in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NPfIT over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank 585 499 559
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +60
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 5 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.009% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.037% 0.036% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 11
Average daily rate £283 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - £393
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £17.42 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.42 -
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13400 11240 14111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.10% 26.08% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8401 6937 8355
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 572 723
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
NPfIT
UK

NPfIT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NPfIT Jobs Demand Trend in England

NPfIT
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NPfIT across the England region.

NPfIT Daily Rate Trend in England

NPfIT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT across the England region.

NPfIT Hourly Rate Trend in England

NPfIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT.

1 15 (100.00%) NHS
2 7 (46.67%) Cerner
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) MS Office
3 5 (33.33%) Back Office
4 4 (26.67%) E-Learning
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Information Governance
5 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
6 1 (6.67%) ECDL
6 1 (6.67%) DTV
6 1 (6.67%) Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) Informatics
6 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
General
1 5 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Trainer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) NHS
2 4 (26.67%) E-Learning
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) DTV
3 1 (6.67%) Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) Health Informatics
3 1 (6.67%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Information Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ECDL
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cerner
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) SAP