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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 30 63 42
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 48 12 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.80% 1.35% 4.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 20.17% 6.94% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 8 17
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 £250 £237 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £515 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £12.48 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
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
238 173 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.82% 19.53% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 96 150
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £12.45 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £27.50 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Splunk
3 16 (18.82%) C#
3 16 (18.82%) .NET
3 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET
3 16 (18.82%) Web Services
3 16 (18.82%) Automated Testing
3 16 (18.82%) Service Management
4 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
5 14 (16.47%) CentOS
5 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
5 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
5 14 (16.47%) Python
6 13 (15.29%) Management Information System
6 13 (15.29%) Web Development
6 13 (15.29%) .NET Framework
7 12 (14.12%) Ubuntu
7 12 (14.12%) SQL
8 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (11.76%) Puppet
9 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
9 9 (10.59%) Workflow
9 9 (10.59%) Programme Management
9 9 (10.59%) Linux
10 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
11 7 (8.24%) Apache
11 7 (8.24%) Finance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (8.24%) Apache
1 7 (8.24%) nginx
2 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) Firewall
2 4 (4.71%) SAN
3 2 (2.35%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 1 (1.18%) WLAN
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.18%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
1 6 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.53%) Redis
4 2 (2.35%) Riak
4 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Big Data
5 1 (1.18%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) JMeter
2 1 (1.18%) Selenium
2 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (8.24%) Finance
3 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Developer
2 16 (18.82%) .NET Developer
3 15 (17.65%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Programme Manager
5 9 (10.59%) Architect
6 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.71%) NHS Programme Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Service Management Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.53%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Information Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.35%) C# Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.82%) .NET
1 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET
1 16 (18.82%) Web Services
2 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (15.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.53%) Open Source
3 3 (3.53%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.35%) Informatics
5 1 (1.18%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.47%) CentOS
2 12 (14.12%) Ubuntu
3 9 (10.59%) Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Windows
5 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) UNIX
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.18%) Android
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) Service Management
2 16 (18.82%) Automated Testing
3 15 (17.65%) Dependency Injection
4 13 (15.29%) Web Development
5 9 (10.59%) Programme Management
5 9 (10.59%) Workflow
6 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
7 7 (8.24%) Quality Management
7 7 (8.24%) Risk Management
8 6 (7.06%) Project Management
8 6 (7.06%) QMS
8 6 (7.06%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.71%) Change Control
9 4 (4.71%) Dependency Management
9 4 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.71%) ITIL
9 4 (4.71%) Product Management
9 4 (4.71%) Line Management
10 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) C#
2 15 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.47%) Python
4 12 (14.12%) SQL
5 6 (7.06%) Java
6 2 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) MCSA
4 1 (1.18%) CCNA
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
1 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) Puppet
2 5 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Splunk
2 6 (7.06%) Cisco
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) VMware
4 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.71%) HP
4 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.35%) NetApp
6 1 (1.18%) Capita
6 1 (1.18%) IBM
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) Dell
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix
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