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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 141 103 164
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +61
Contract jobs citing NHS 352 476 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.58% 1.97% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.46% 5.24% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 315 148
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £192 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.35 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.95 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
7884 9089 8436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.35% 37.53% 38.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5378 6374 5850
Average daily rate £475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 154 175
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.96 £13.91 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £41.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +27 101 £325 +10.54% 21
Hammersmith - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 179 (26.68%) SQL
2 114 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
3 109 (16.24%) Microsoft
4 92 (13.71%) SQL Server
5 74 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 69 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
7 59 (8.79%) MS Excel
7 59 (8.79%) PRINCE2
8 58 (8.64%) QlikView
9 56 (8.35%) Windows
10 55 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (7.75%) Active Directory
11 52 (7.75%) Project Management
12 48 (7.15%) Migration
13 41 (6.11%) Cerner
14 39 (5.81%) Finance
15 38 (5.66%) ETL
15 38 (5.66%) MS Office
16 37 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 33 (4.92%) Programme Management
18 33 (4.92%) Informatics
19 29 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
19 29 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
20 28 (4.17%) Management Information System
21 27 (4.02%) T-SQL
22 26 (3.87%) ITIL
23 25 (3.73%) SharePoint
23 25 (3.73%) .NET
24 24 (3.58%) VBA

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (3.73%) SharePoint
2 24 (3.58%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.04%) Lync
3 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.89%) IIS
5 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (0.75%) SAS
6 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 38 (5.66%) MS Office
3 9 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.75%) MS Project
6 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (3.13%) Cerner Millennium
2 10 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.83%) Firewall
2 13 (1.94%) WAN
3 7 (1.04%) SAN
4 6 (0.89%) LAN
5 5 (0.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.75%) VPN
6 4 (0.60%) DNS
6 4 (0.60%) DHCP
6 4 (0.60%) BGP
6 4 (0.60%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.45%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.45%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.45%) SNMP
7 3 (0.45%) Wireless
7 3 (0.45%) VoIP
7 3 (0.45%) Intranet
7 3 (0.45%) Internet
8 2 (0.30%) LDAP
8 2 (0.30%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 74 (11.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
4 58 (8.64%) QlikView
5 55 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (5.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 29 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 17 (2.53%) OLAP
9 16 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.34%) MS Access
11 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.75%) EDMS
14 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
15 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.45%) Behat
3 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) MSTest
5 1 (0.15%) Moq
5 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 39 (5.81%) Finance
2 12 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.49%) Electronics
3 10 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 10 (1.49%) Marketing
4 6 (0.89%) Legal
5 4 (0.60%) Publishing
5 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.30%) Back Office
6 2 (0.30%) Games
6 2 (0.30%) Local Government
7 1 (0.15%) Law
7 1 (0.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 197 (29.36%) Analyst
2 86 (12.82%) Developer
3 68 (10.13%) Information Analyst
4 67 (9.99%) Project Manager
5 44 (6.56%) NHS Information Analyst
6 38 (5.66%) NHS Project Manager
7 34 (5.07%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.47%) Data Analyst
9 28 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 27 (4.02%) SQL Developer
11 26 (3.87%) Trainer
11 26 (3.87%) Consultant
12 25 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (3.28%) Service Analyst
14 20 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
15 19 (2.83%) NHS Business Analyst
16 17 (2.53%) Applications Support
17 16 (2.38%) Change Manager
17 16 (2.38%) Support Analyst
17 16 (2.38%) NHS Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.73%) .NET
2 24 (3.58%) XML
3 12 (1.79%) HTML
4 10 (1.49%) Web Services
5 7 (1.04%) CSS
6 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.75%) ODBC
7 5 (0.75%) HTML5
8 4 (0.60%) jQuery
8 4 (0.60%) XSL
8 4 (0.60%) MDX
9 3 (0.45%) XML Schema
9 3 (0.45%) Ajax
10 2 (0.30%) WCF
10 2 (0.30%) XHTML
10 2 (0.30%) CAML
10 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (0.30%) Xamarin.iOS
11 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (4.92%) Informatics
3 28 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.49%) DTV
5 8 (1.19%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (1.04%) Smartcard
7 6 (0.89%) PACS
7 6 (0.89%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.75%) User Experience
8 5 (0.75%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.60%) Statistics
9 4 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.60%) SystemC
9 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.45%) Open Source
10 3 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.45%) NPfIT
11 2 (0.30%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 56 (8.35%) Windows
2 20 (2.98%) Windows 7
3 12 (1.79%) Windows XP
4 11 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.04%) UNIX
6 5 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.60%) Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Android
8 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
2 59 (8.79%) PRINCE2
3 52 (7.75%) Project Management
4 48 (7.15%) Migration
5 38 (5.66%) ETL
6 33 (4.92%) Programme Management
7 29 (4.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (3.87%) ITIL
9 23 (3.43%) Information Governance
10 22 (3.28%) Data Migration
10 22 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (2.98%) Change Management
12 18 (2.68%) Data Analysis
13 16 (2.38%) Workflow
13 16 (2.38%) Test Scripting
14 15 (2.24%) Document Management
15 14 (2.09%) CRM
16 12 (1.79%) Service Delivery
17 11 (1.64%) GAP Analysis
17 11 (1.64%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 179 (26.68%) SQL
2 27 (4.02%) T-SQL
3 24 (3.58%) VBA
4 14 (2.09%) C#
5 10 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (1.34%) Java
7 8 (1.19%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.04%) VB
9 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.60%) C
11 3 (0.45%) Tcl
12 2 (0.30%) Python
13 1 (0.15%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) Ruby
13 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.15%) Scala
13 1 (0.15%) R
13 1 (0.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (2.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (2.53%) Degree
3 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (1.04%) MCSE
5 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.89%) CCNA
7 5 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.60%) CCNP
8 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (0.60%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (0.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB
10 2 (0.30%) PMP
11 1 (0.15%) MOS
11 1 (0.15%) MCP
11 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.24%) HL7
3 13 (1.94%) QA
3 13 (1.94%) SLA
4 5 (0.75%) DICOM
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 52 (7.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.30%) MOM
1 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.30%) SCOM
1 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.15%) OpenView
2 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.15%) DameWare
2 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 109 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 41 (6.11%) Cerner
3 24 (3.58%) Oracle
4 23 (3.43%) VMware
5 20 (2.98%) Citrix
6 16 (2.38%) Business Objects
7 15 (2.24%) Tableau
8 13 (1.94%) SAP
9 10 (1.49%) Cisco
10 5 (0.75%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.60%) EMC
11 4 (0.60%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.30%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.30%) Infoflex
12 2 (0.30%) IBM
12 2 (0.30%) BT
12 2 (0.30%) Wyse
13 1 (0.15%) Novell
13 1 (0.15%) Apple
13 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com
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