The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 35 69 38
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -31
Contract jobs citing NHS 44 12 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.36% 1.28% 4.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 22.22% 7.23% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 8 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £515 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.52 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -9.18%
NHS
West Yorkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
198 166 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.60% 17.68% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 94 130
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £483 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 7
Average hourly rate £14.88 £27.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.90% +144.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £12.66 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+10.23% -39.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 16 (20.00%) Service Management
1 16 (20.00%) Splunk
2 14 (17.50%) CentOS
2 14 (17.50%) Python
3 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
3 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.00%) Ubuntu
5 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
6 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (12.50%) C#
6 10 (12.50%) Web Services
7 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
7 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.25%) SQL
7 9 (11.25%) .NET
7 9 (11.25%) Linux
7 9 (11.25%) Workflow
7 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (11.25%) Dependency Injection
8 8 (10.00%) Puppet
8 8 (10.00%) Web Development
8 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.75%) Apache
9 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
9 7 (8.75%) Finance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (8.75%) Apache
1 7 (8.75%) nginx
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.50%) Firewall
2 4 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.25%) Wireless
4 1 (1.25%) WLAN
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.75%) Redis
3 2 (2.50%) Riak
4 1 (1.25%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) JMeter
2 1 (1.25%) Selenium
2 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (8.75%) Finance
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) Developer
1 14 (17.50%) Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Architect
2 9 (11.25%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
7 3 (3.75%) NHS Programme Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Service Management Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.50%) Web Services
2 9 (11.25%) .NET
2 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET
2 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (11.25%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.75%) Reference Data
3 3 (3.75%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.75%) Open Source
4 2 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.50%) Informatics
5 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) CentOS
2 12 (15.00%) Ubuntu
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 5 (6.25%) Windows
5 4 (5.00%) Android
5 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) UNIX
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) Service Management
2 13 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 9 (11.25%) Dependency Injection
4 9 (11.25%) Workflow
5 8 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.00%) Web Development
6 7 (8.75%) Quality Management
6 7 (8.75%) Risk Management
6 7 (8.75%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.50%) Test Scripting
7 6 (7.50%) QMS
8 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (5.00%) Change Control
9 4 (5.00%) Product Management
9 4 (5.00%) Mobile Application Development
9 4 (5.00%) Dependency Management
10 3 (3.75%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.50%) Python
2 10 (12.50%) C#
3 9 (11.25%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.25%) SQL
4 3 (3.75%) Java
5 2 (2.50%) PHP
5 2 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) Degree
4 2 (2.50%) ISEB
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.25%) CIPD
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) BS7799
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.25%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Server
1 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Splunk
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco
3 5 (6.25%) VMware
4 4 (5.00%) HP
4 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.00%) Apple
4 4 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.50%) Oracle
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.50%) NetApp
6 1 (1.25%) Capita
6 1 (1.25%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) Dell
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix
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