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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 61 42 74
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +32
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.51% 1.93% 0.63%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.83% 6.94% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 5
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£250 £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -44.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £171 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £340 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £270 £308
% change year-on-year
+10.18% -12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.83 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-5.22% -6.09%
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
269 144 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 31.32% 27.85% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 77 103
Average daily rate £335 £315 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -25.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.74% +97.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.65 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £47.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 October 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 October 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 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 6 (23.08%) Project Management
1 6 (23.08%) Analytics
2 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) CMS
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Informatics
3 3 (11.54%) Social Media
3 3 (11.54%) Umbraco
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Publishing
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 2 (7.69%) Cognos
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) QA
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
5 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (15.38%) CMS
2 3 (11.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Trainer
3 4 (15.38%) IT Trainer
3 4 (15.38%) Information Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Software Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Migration Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Informatics
1 4 (15.38%) User Experience
2 3 (11.54%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) LIMS
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
1 6 (23.08%) Analytics
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) C#
1 3 (11.54%) VB
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) Google
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