The 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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank 571 560 510
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -50
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.012% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.013% 0.039% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.70%
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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
15295 15476 13218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.72% 31.87% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9463 9672 8142
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 615 680
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 31 March 2015, 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 7 (50.00%) NHS
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
1 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Data Mapping
3 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) XML
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Cerner
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 1 (7.14%) LIMS
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Informatics
5 1 (7.14%) HL7
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (7.14%) PACS
5 1 (7.14%) e-Health
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 3 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cerner Millennium
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Data Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) XML Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) LIMS
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) PACS
2 1 (7.14%) e-Health
2 1 (7.14%) Informatics
2 1 (7.14%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) Data Mapping
2 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.14%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Dependency Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) SAP
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cerner