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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 46 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing NHS 16 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.89% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.11% 3.40% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 9
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£250 £325 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +75.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £319 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £365 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.54% -26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.04%
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
262 147 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 30.90% 29.82% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 75 106
Average daily rate £323 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £246 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +71.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.70 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.00 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 2014. 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
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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
Watford - 3 £250 - 1
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 (25.00%) Project Management
1 7 (25.00%) Informatics
2 6 (21.43%) Analytics
2 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) C#
3 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 4 (14.29%) CMS
4 4 (14.29%) User Experience
4 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) VB
5 3 (10.71%) QA
5 3 (10.71%) Umbraco
5 3 (10.71%) Social Media
5 3 (10.71%) Finance
5 3 (10.71%) Publishing
5 3 (10.71%) Cognos
5 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
6 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (14.29%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
1 3 (10.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Trainer
3 4 (14.29%) IT Trainer
3 4 (14.29%) Designer
4 3 (10.71%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Clinical Coder
6 1 (3.57%) Software Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Informatics
2 4 (14.29%) User Experience
3 3 (10.71%) Social Media
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.57%) LIMS
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Analytics
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Google
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