The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Health Service (NHS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.21% 1.75% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.31% 6.38% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Median daily rate £304 £243 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.25% -11.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £269 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 206 188 214
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 35.09% 27.37% 31.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 93 113
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 10
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +7.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.71 £37.50 £36.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage 0 1 - - 1
Welwyn - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £500 - 1
NHS
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 7 (29.17%) SQL
1 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (16.67%) Electronics
3 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 4 (16.67%) Lorenzo
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) HL7
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (8.33%) Windows
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (8.33%) QA
5 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Lorenzo
1 4 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) DHCP
1 1 (4.17%) DNS
1 1 (4.17%) Intranet
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (25.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (16.67%) Electronics
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
1 4 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 4 (16.67%) Marketing
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Developer
5 3 (12.50%) SQL Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Change Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) ETL Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Lorenzo Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) QA Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Change Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 4 (16.67%) Validation
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) ETL
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Information Governance
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.17%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) HL7
2 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow