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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 140 183 228
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +45
Contract jobs citing NHS 374 298 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.52% 1.18% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.23% 3.12% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 186 126
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£303 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.21% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £13.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £25.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
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
8844 9541 9813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.03% 37.78% 37.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6098 6627 6689
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 177 253
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.38 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 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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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 +60 90 £325 +8.15% 33
Croydon - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 177 (23.73%) SQL
2 101 (13.54%) SQL Server
3 83 (11.13%) Microsoft
3 83 (11.13%) Project Management
4 82 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
5 74 (9.92%) Migration
6 72 (9.65%) Windows
7 68 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 64 (8.58%) MS Excel
9 59 (7.91%) PRINCE2
10 50 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
10 50 (6.70%) Finance
11 48 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 45 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (5.50%) Cerner
14 38 (5.09%) QlikView
15 37 (4.96%) Windows 7
15 37 (4.96%) ITIL
16 33 (4.42%) MS Office
17 32 (4.29%) Management Information System
17 32 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (3.89%) Active Directory
19 28 (3.75%) SharePoint
19 28 (3.75%) T-SQL
19 28 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
20 26 (3.49%) Degree
20 26 (3.49%) Oracle
20 26 (3.49%) ETL
21 25 (3.35%) VMware
21 25 (3.35%) PACS

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 28 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.94%) IIS
2 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (0.80%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.67%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.40%) SAS
6 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.27%) CMS
7 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) WordPress
8 1 (0.13%) JCAPS
8 1 (0.13%) Confluence
8 1 (0.13%) Lync
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 64 (8.58%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.42%) MS Office
3 9 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.94%) MS Project
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) SPSS
8 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.27%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.13%) GIMP
9 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 24 (3.22%) Cerner Millennium
2 14 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.34%) LAN
1 10 (1.34%) WAN
2 8 (1.07%) Firewall
3 6 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (0.80%) VPN
3 6 (0.80%) DNS
3 6 (0.80%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (0.67%) BGP
4 5 (0.67%) DHCP
5 4 (0.54%) Wireless
5 4 (0.54%) SAN
5 4 (0.54%) IPsec
6 3 (0.40%) EIGRP
6 3 (0.40%) Intranet
6 3 (0.40%) RIP
6 3 (0.40%) SNMP
6 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.27%) SSL
7 2 (0.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 68 (9.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
4 48 (6.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (5.09%) QlikView
6 28 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.74%) MS Access
10 9 (1.21%) OLAP
11 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 7
13 4 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.40%) MySQL
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.27%) EDRMS
15 2 (0.27%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.67%) TestDirector
3 5 (0.67%) XDE
4 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.40%) MSTest
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.27%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.27%) ProC
6 2 (0.27%) Moq
6 2 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.27%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) Xcode
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
General
1 50 (6.70%) Finance
2 17 (2.28%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.88%) Electronics
4 14 (1.88%) Marketing
5 10 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.21%) Legal
7 2 (0.27%) Back Office
8 1 (0.13%) Publishing
8 1 (0.13%) Retail
8 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 227 (30.43%) Analyst
2 130 (17.43%) Project Manager
3 78 (10.46%) Information Analyst
4 66 (8.85%) Developer
5 56 (7.51%) NHS Project Manager
6 53 (7.10%) NHS Information Analyst
7 48 (6.43%) Trainer
8 29 (3.89%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.49%) SQL Developer
9 26 (3.49%) Product Specialist
10 24 (3.22%) Support Analyst
11 23 (3.08%) Service Analyst
11 23 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (2.95%) Data Analyst
13 21 (2.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 20 (2.68%) Service Desk Analyst
15 17 (2.28%) Senior Information Analyst
16 16 (2.14%) Information Manager
16 16 (2.14%) NHS Business Analyst
16 16 (2.14%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.28%) HTML
2 13 (1.74%) .NET
3 11 (1.47%) XML
3 11 (1.47%) HTML5
4 9 (1.21%) CSS
4 9 (1.21%) Web Services
5 6 (0.80%) jQuery
6 5 (0.67%) JSON
7 4 (0.54%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.40%) RESTful
8 3 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.40%) CSS3
8 3 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.27%) AutoMapper
9 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.27%) Autofac
9 2 (0.27%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.27%) REST
9 2 (0.27%) MDX
10 1 (0.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.29%) Management Information System
1 32 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.35%) PACS
3 18 (2.41%) Informatics
4 14 (1.88%) DTV
5 12 (1.61%) Smartcard
6 7 (0.94%) User Experience
7 6 (0.80%) GIS
8 5 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (0.67%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.67%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.54%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.54%) LIMS
10 3 (0.40%) NPfIT
10 3 (0.40%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.40%) Health Informatics
11 2 (0.27%) Open Source
11 2 (0.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.65%) Windows
2 37 (4.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (1.47%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.40%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.40%) UNIX
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.27%) Android
7 2 (0.27%) Linux
8 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (11.13%) Project Management
2 82 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (9.92%) Migration
4 59 (7.91%) PRINCE2
5 45 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (4.96%) ITIL
7 26 (3.49%) ETL
8 21 (2.82%) Programme Management
8 21 (2.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 20 (2.68%) Service Delivery
10 19 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (2.55%) Performance Management
10 19 (2.55%) Information Governance
11 18 (2.41%) Information Management
12 17 (2.28%) Change Management
13 15 (2.01%) Business Analysis
14 14 (1.88%) Digital Marketing
14 14 (1.88%) Workflow
15 12 (1.61%) Data Analysis
15 12 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 177 (23.73%) SQL
2 28 (3.75%) T-SQL
3 13 (1.74%) VBA
4 10 (1.34%) C#
5 8 (1.07%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.07%) VB
6 6 (0.80%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.67%) C
8 3 (0.40%) PHP
8 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.40%) Python
9 2 (0.27%) Java
10 1 (0.13%) Delphi
10 1 (0.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (3.49%) Degree
2 13 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.07%) ISEB
4 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.94%) CCNA
6 5 (0.67%) CCNP
6 5 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.54%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.27%) PMP
8 2 (0.27%) AAT
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.13%) ECDL
9 1 (0.13%) CCAB
9 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.41%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.88%) QA
3 8 (1.07%) HL7
3 8 (1.07%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.21%) SCCM
2 4 (0.54%) SCOM
3 3 (0.40%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 83 (11.13%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.50%) Cerner
3 26 (3.49%) Oracle
4 25 (3.35%) VMware
5 20 (2.68%) Business Objects
6 17 (2.28%) SAP
7 11 (1.47%) Cisco
8 9 (1.21%) Tableau
9 8 (1.07%) Citrix
10 5 (0.67%) Lotus
10 5 (0.67%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.67%) Cognos
10 5 (0.67%) Dell
11 3 (0.40%) Juniper
11 3 (0.40%) Wyse
12 2 (0.27%) iSOFT
12 2 (0.27%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.27%) Talend
12 2 (0.27%) Infoflex
12 2 (0.27%) Intel
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