The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 134 112 141
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Contract jobs citing NHS 357 417 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.68% 1.90% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.72% 5.08% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 262 160
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £200 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.60 £26.28 £35.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
NHS
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7564 8201 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.56% 37.36% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5233 5611 5413
Average daily rate £455 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.11% -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 169 158
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.67 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +12.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in London

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in London

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in London

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in London

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the London region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in London

NHS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the London region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
City of London -5 94 £334 +2.69% 22
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 167 (24.13%) SQL
2 114 (16.47%) Microsoft
3 111 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (11.99%) SQL Server
5 70 (10.12%) Project Management
6 69 (9.97%) PRINCE2
7 65 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
8 62 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 59 (8.53%) Windows
10 54 (7.80%) MS Excel
11 51 (7.37%) Active Directory
12 48 (6.94%) Migration
13 46 (6.65%) QlikView
14 42 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 41 (5.92%) Cerner
15 41 (5.92%) MS Office
16 37 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 36 (5.20%) Finance
18 34 (4.91%) Management Information System
18 34 (4.91%) ITIL
18 34 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 33 (4.77%) ETL
20 32 (4.62%) Programme Management
21 31 (4.48%) T-SQL
22 29 (4.19%) SharePoint
23 27 (3.90%) Informatics
24 25 (3.61%) Data Migration
24 25 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
24 25 (3.61%) Degree

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 29 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.87%) Lync
5 5 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.58%) IIS
6 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.92%) MS Office
3 10 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.01%) MS Project
6 4 (0.58%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (3.18%) Cerner Millennium
2 6 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.46%) WAN
2 16 (2.31%) Firewall
3 9 (1.30%) LAN
4 7 (1.01%) SAN
5 5 (0.72%) VPN
5 5 (0.72%) BGP
5 5 (0.72%) EIGRP
5 5 (0.72%) SNMP
5 5 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.58%) RIP
6 4 (0.58%) IPsec
6 4 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (0.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.58%) DNS
6 4 (0.58%) Intranet
7 3 (0.43%) Internet
7 3 (0.43%) DHCP
8 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.29%) Wireless
8 2 (0.29%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (11.99%) SQL Server
2 65 (9.39%) Data Warehouse
3 62 (8.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 46 (6.65%) QlikView
5 42 (6.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (4.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (2.75%) OLAP
9 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.01%) MS Access
11 5 (0.72%) EDMS
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
13 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
13 3 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.43%) MySQL
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.43%) Behat
3 3 (0.43%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) MSTest
5 1 (0.14%) Moq
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 36 (5.20%) Finance
2 9 (1.30%) Legal
2 9 (1.30%) Telecoms
3 6 (0.87%) Marketing
3 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
3 6 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (0.87%) Electronics
4 3 (0.43%) Publishing
5 2 (0.29%) Games
6 1 (0.14%) Retail
6 1 (0.14%) Billing
6 1 (0.14%) Local Government
6 1 (0.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (29.48%) Analyst
2 86 (12.43%) Project Manager
3 65 (9.39%) Developer
4 62 (8.96%) Information Analyst
5 48 (6.94%) NHS Project Manager
6 42 (6.07%) NHS Information Analyst
6 42 (6.07%) Business Analyst
7 36 (5.20%) Data Analyst
8 34 (4.91%) Trainer
9 28 (4.05%) Consultant
10 27 (3.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (3.76%) NHS Business Analyst
12 25 (3.61%) SQL Developer
13 24 (3.47%) Service Analyst
14 23 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
15 22 (3.18%) Service Desk Analyst
16 20 (2.89%) NHS Data Analyst
17 19 (2.75%) Support Analyst
18 16 (2.31%) Applications Support
19 15 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.03%) XML
2 20 (2.89%) .NET
3 15 (2.17%) HTML
4 10 (1.45%) Web Services
5 9 (1.30%) HTML5
6 7 (1.01%) CSS
7 6 (0.87%) MDX
8 5 (0.72%) jQuery
8 5 (0.72%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.72%) ODBC
9 4 (0.58%) XSL
10 3 (0.43%) XML Schema
10 3 (0.43%) Ajax
11 2 (0.29%) CAML
11 2 (0.29%) WCF
11 2 (0.29%) XHTML
11 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.14%) Xamarin.iOS
12 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.91%) Management Information System
3 27 (3.90%) Informatics
4 9 (1.30%) PACS
5 8 (1.16%) Smartcard
6 7 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (1.01%) Visualisation
7 6 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (0.87%) User Experience
7 6 (0.87%) DTV
8 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.72%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.72%) SystemC
9 4 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.43%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.43%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.43%) Statistics
11 2 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.29%) Open Source
11 2 (0.29%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (8.53%) Windows
2 19 (2.75%) Windows 7
3 17 (2.46%) Windows XP
4 11 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.01%) UNIX
6 5 (0.72%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.58%) Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Android
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.14%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.14%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
2 70 (10.12%) Project Management
3 69 (9.97%) PRINCE2
4 48 (6.94%) Migration
5 36 (5.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (4.91%) ITIL
7 33 (4.77%) ETL
8 32 (4.62%) Programme Management
9 25 (3.61%) Data Migration
9 25 (3.61%) Information Governance
10 23 (3.32%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (2.89%) Workflow
12 19 (2.75%) Change Management
13 18 (2.60%) Data Analysis
14 17 (2.46%) Service Delivery
15 14 (2.02%) CRM
16 13 (1.88%) Business Analysis
16 13 (1.88%) Information Management
16 13 (1.88%) Performance Management
17 12 (1.73%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 167 (24.13%) SQL
2 31 (4.48%) T-SQL
3 20 (2.89%) VBA
4 16 (2.31%) C#
5 8 (1.16%) Java
5 8 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.01%) VB
7 6 (0.87%) C
8 5 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.43%) Tcl
10 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.14%) Delphi
11 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.14%) Scala
11 1 (0.14%) R
11 1 (0.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (3.61%) Degree
2 19 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 7 (1.01%) CCNP
4 7 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.01%) VCP4
5 6 (0.87%) CCNA
5 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.72%) MCSE
6 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.43%) ISEB
8 3 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.29%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.14%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.17%) QA
2 15 (2.17%) SLA
3 11 (1.59%) HL7
4 5 (0.72%) DICOM
5 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
6 1 (0.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 51 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.43%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.29%) SCOM
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.14%) WMI
3 1 (0.14%) MOM
3 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 114 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.92%) Cerner
3 20 (2.89%) VMware
4 18 (2.60%) Citrix
5 17 (2.46%) Oracle
6 14 (2.02%) Business Objects
6 14 (2.02%) Tableau
7 8 (1.16%) SAP
7 8 (1.16%) Cisco
8 5 (0.72%) iSOFT
9 3 (0.43%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.29%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.29%) Infoflex
10 2 (0.29%) CommVault
10 2 (0.29%) Novell
10 2 (0.29%) IBM
10 2 (0.29%) Intel
11 1 (0.14%) EMC
11 1 (0.14%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.14%) Apple
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