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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 32 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.52% 4.56% 3.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 14.71% 12.64% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 7
Average daily rate
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£290 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £115 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £255 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £8.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
NHS
South East

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
68 87 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.94% 36.10% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 46
Average daily rate £438 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £125 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £480 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £47.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.53% +161.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £23.75 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.00 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Folkestone - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) CommVault
3 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) SNMP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
3 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) VBA

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) SNMP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) SAN
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) Base SAS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) PC Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Trainer
3 2 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
4 1 (6.67%) IT Trainer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) ICT Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
1 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (6.67%) Project Management
1 1 (6.67%) Workflow
1 1 (6.67%) Scrum
1 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
1 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
1 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
1 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (6.67%) Kanban
1 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
1 1 (6.67%) DevOps
1 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MCITP
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ZENworks
1 1 (6.67%) WMI
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) CommVault