The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
South East / Kent
Rank 26 34 38
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +4
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.74% 3.54% 2.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.37% 14.29% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 5
Median daily rate £145 £238 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.94% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £276 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.82% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.31 £15.51 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +3.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
98 84 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.70% 24.78% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 32
Median daily rate £338 £363 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £205 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £505 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.15% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% +25.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Kent region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Maidstone +11 5 £145 -49.12%
Dartford - 3 £109 -
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Kent region with a requirement for NHS.

1 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) MCSA
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
4 3 (15.79%) LAN
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Brocade
6 1 (5.26%) Statistics
6 1 (5.26%) Publishing
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) MS Access
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Systems Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Technician
3 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ICT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
5 1 (5.26%) e-GIF
5 1 (5.26%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.26%) Line Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSA
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Brocade