The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 45 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.77% 4.09% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.77% 14.40% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 14
Average daily rate £187 £320 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.56% +37.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -3.22%
NHS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
133 125 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.18% 28.41% 29.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 60 96
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £207 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing NHS 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 NHS.

1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) MS Office
4 2 (12.50%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) Electronics
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.25%) Finance
5 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing NHS 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 NHS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Records Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Clinical Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) NHS Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
2 2 (12.50%) Web Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Web Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Analytics
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) SAP