The first 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 22 July 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 Kent 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 28 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing NHS 11 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.42% 4.76% 6.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.07% 24.07% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -24.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £310 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
73 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 29.32% 19.78% 26.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 39
Average daily rate £345 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.04% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £178 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Average hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.36% +4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
NHS
South East

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) ITSM
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) HTML
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) .NET
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.69%) CSS
4 2 (7.69%) SOAP
4 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) JSON
4 2 (7.69%) Resource Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle HRMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.85%) QlikView
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Information Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Service Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Report Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Crystal Reports Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Service Design Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) NHS Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (3.85%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.69%) CSS
1 2 (7.69%) SOAP
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
1 2 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Health Informatics
1 1 (3.85%) Informatics
1 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) ITSM
2 3 (11.54%) Validation
2 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 2 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.69%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (7.69%) Data Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C#
1 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
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