The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 60 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.01% 1.63% 0.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.94% 6.32% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
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£375 £280 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -12.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £175 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £280 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £15.19 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.83% -5.04%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
272 174 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 34.47% 25.78% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 107
Average daily rate £375 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £162 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 7 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £13.40 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £37.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hoddesdon - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £400 -
St Albans - 1 £400 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (38.89%) ITIL
1 7 (38.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (33.33%) Service Management
2 6 (33.33%) Time Management
3 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) PaaS
5 2 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) Social Media
6 1 (5.56%) Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) User Experience
6 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (5.56%) Content Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Google
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Use Case
6 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
6 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
6 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (5.56%) PMI

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
General
1 7 (38.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Procurement Manager
4 3 (16.67%) NHS Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Procurement Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) AWS Developer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Programmer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Web Editor
6 1 (5.56%) Web Content Editor
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Service Management
2 6 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) SDLC
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Use Case
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Content Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) PMP
2 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Google
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