The first 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 49 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.33% 0.31% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.17% 2.06% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Average daily rate £235 £513 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.14% -6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £513 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £513 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £13.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.49
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.12%
Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
177 97 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.90% 15.23% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 61 86
Average daily rate £375 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.40 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
NHS
East of England

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 23 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (30.43%) Microsoft
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) Informatics
4 4 (17.39%) Cognos
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.04%) .NET
5 3 (13.04%) C#
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (8.70%) QA
6 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) Finance
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) MS Office
7 1 (4.35%) ERP
7 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) DNS
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
1 1 (4.35%) IPsec
1 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Information Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Report Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Report Writer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Report Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Informatics
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) ERP
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Information Governance
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Cognos
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) VMware
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