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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 44 46 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.74% 2.36% 1.04%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.62% 7.46% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate £268 £278 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.60% +11.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £383 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
151 201 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.22% 31.65% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 101 98
Average daily rate £403 £381 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.57% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £255 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £533 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 9
Average hourly rate £15.90 £30.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.86% +144.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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 12 February 2016. 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
Stevenage - 4 - -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (26.92%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Documentum
4 3 (11.54%) PMI
4 3 (11.54%) PMP
4 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.54%) Time Management
4 3 (11.54%) Records Management
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) QA
5 2 (7.69%) EDMS
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
6 1 (3.85%) LIMS
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (11.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SystmOne
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) EDMS
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) OLAP
3 1 (3.85%) QlikView
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) NHS Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Clinical Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Documentum Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Clinical Coder
5 2 (7.69%) Records Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Web Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Web Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Development Manager
6 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.85%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Project Assurance Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) LIMS
2 1 (3.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE
3 3 (11.54%) Records Management
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
4 2 (7.69%) Information Management
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) PMI Certification
1 3 (11.54%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco
1 1 (3.85%) Citrix
1 1 (3.85%) Cognos
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) TECHNIDATA