The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 46 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.06% 1.79% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.80% 6.86% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £11.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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South West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
102 102 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.03% 26.02% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 48
Average daily rate £375 £325 £387
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Average hourly rate £44.50 £14.63 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+204.27% -53.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £11.35 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

NHS
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Cerner
6 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
6 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (6.67%) MS Office
7 1 (6.67%) Windows
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) ISEB
7 1 (6.67%) SAN

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Data Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Information Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) DBA
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Cerner
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP