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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 59 53 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 0.56% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.54% 2.48% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 11
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£280 £321 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +7.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.04% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
153 121 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.59% 22.70% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £248 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 16
Average hourly rate £20.25 £41.75 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.49% +56.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.78 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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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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
Watford - - - - 1
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (32.14%) Informatics
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) Cognos
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) C#
5 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.29%) Project Management
6 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (10.71%) SQL
7 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.71%) VB
8 2 (7.14%) ERP
8 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
8 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Analytics
8 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) SPSS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Trainer
3 4 (14.29%) IT Trainer
3 4 (14.29%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Report Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Report Writer
5 2 (7.14%) Report Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Clinical Coder
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Software Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Informatics
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.14%) ERP
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Analytics
3 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.57%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
2 3 (10.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Hertfordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Watford, United Kingdom
NHS Professionals
Rate: £120k + (Day rate or fixed term contract)
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago