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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 142 191 228
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +37
Contract jobs citing NHS 382 286 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.56% 1.14% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.37% 3.03% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 182 125
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£300 £288 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.04%
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
8732 9444 9739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.66% 37.52% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5946 6553 6587
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 £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 176 257
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £13.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £47.00 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +54 82 £325 +8.15% 24
Croydon - - - -
Thornton Heath - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 176 (23.04%) SQL
2 104 (13.61%) SQL Server
3 89 (11.65%) Project Management
4 84 (10.99%) Microsoft
5 80 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
5 80 (10.47%) Migration
6 72 (9.42%) Windows
7 69 (9.03%) MS Excel
7 69 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (8.25%) PRINCE2
9 58 (7.59%) Finance
10 51 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
12 46 (6.02%) Cerner
13 44 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (5.24%) ITIL
15 36 (4.71%) Windows 7
16 35 (4.58%) MS Office
16 35 (4.58%) QlikView
17 34 (4.45%) Management Information System
17 34 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
18 31 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
19 30 (3.93%) Cerner Millennium
19 30 (3.93%) Oracle
20 28 (3.66%) Active Directory
21 27 (3.53%) SharePoint
22 26 (3.40%) T-SQL
22 26 (3.40%) Programme Management
23 25 (3.27%) Degree
23 25 (3.27%) VMware

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 27 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.92%) IIS
2 7 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (0.79%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.39%) SAS
6 3 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.26%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.26%) 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 69 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.58%) MS Office
3 10 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.31%) MS Project
4 8 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.39%) SPSS
7 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.13%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) InDesign
8 1 (0.13%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 30 (3.93%) Cerner Millennium
2 18 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.26%) 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 (1.31%) LAN
2 9 (1.18%) WAN
3 8 (1.05%) Firewall
4 6 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (0.79%) VPN
4 6 (0.79%) DNS
4 6 (0.79%) Cisco PIX
5 5 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (0.65%) BGP
5 5 (0.65%) DHCP
6 4 (0.52%) Wireless
6 4 (0.52%) SAN
6 4 (0.52%) IPsec
7 3 (0.39%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.39%) Intranet
7 3 (0.39%) RIP
7 3 (0.39%) SNMP
7 3 (0.39%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.26%) SSL
8 2 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 69 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 51 (6.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 49 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
5 35 (4.58%) QlikView
6 31 (4.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 22 (2.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.96%) MS Access
10 7 (0.92%) OLAP
11 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 7
13 4 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.39%) MySQL
15 2 (0.26%) EDRMS
15 2 (0.26%) EDMS
15 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.65%) TestDirector
3 5 (0.65%) XDE
4 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (0.39%) MSTest
5 3 (0.39%) Subversion
5 3 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.26%) ProC
6 2 (0.26%) Moq
6 2 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.26%) 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 58 (7.59%) Finance
2 21 (2.75%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.49%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.36%) Electronics
4 18 (2.36%) Marketing
5 11 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (1.18%) Legal
7 2 (0.26%) Back Office
7 2 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.13%) Billing
8 1 (0.13%) Publishing
8 1 (0.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 227 (29.71%) Analyst
2 136 (17.80%) Project Manager
3 79 (10.34%) Information Analyst
4 67 (8.77%) Developer
5 56 (7.33%) NHS Project Manager
6 55 (7.20%) NHS Information Analyst
7 49 (6.41%) Trainer
8 30 (3.93%) Business Analyst
9 26 (3.40%) SQL Developer
9 26 (3.40%) Product Specialist
10 24 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
11 23 (3.01%) Data Analyst
12 21 (2.75%) Support Analyst
12 21 (2.75%) Service Analyst
13 20 (2.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 18 (2.36%) Senior Information Analyst
14 18 (2.36%) Architect
14 18 (2.36%) Service Desk Analyst
15 16 (2.09%) Configuration Analyst
15 16 (2.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.09%) HTML
2 13 (1.70%) .NET
3 10 (1.31%) CSS
3 10 (1.31%) XML
3 10 (1.31%) HTML5
4 9 (1.18%) Web Services
5 6 (0.79%) jQuery
6 5 (0.65%) JSON
7 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.39%) RESTful
8 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.39%) CSS3
8 3 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.26%) AutoMapper
9 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.26%) Autofac
9 2 (0.26%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.26%) REST
9 2 (0.26%) MDX
10 1 (0.13%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.45%) Management Information System
1 34 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.14%) PACS
3 20 (2.62%) Informatics
4 18 (2.36%) DTV
5 12 (1.57%) Smartcard
6 6 (0.79%) GIS
6 6 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (0.79%) User Experience
6 6 (0.79%) E-Learning
7 5 (0.65%) LIMS
7 5 (0.65%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.39%) Economics
9 3 (0.39%) NPfIT
9 3 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.39%) Health Informatics
9 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (9.42%) Windows
2 36 (4.71%) Windows 7
3 17 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (1.44%) Windows XP
5 4 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.39%) Linux
6 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.39%) UNIX
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.26%) Android
8 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (11.65%) Project Management
2 80 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (10.47%) Migration
3 63 (8.25%) PRINCE2
4 44 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (5.24%) ITIL
6 26 (3.40%) Programme Management
7 25 (3.27%) ETL
8 23 (3.01%) Change Management
8 23 (3.01%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 23 (3.01%) Information Governance
9 20 (2.62%) Service Delivery
10 19 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (2.36%) Digital Marketing
12 17 (2.23%) Information Management
12 17 (2.23%) Performance Management
13 14 (1.83%) Business Analysis
13 14 (1.83%) Workflow
14 13 (1.70%) Data Analysis
14 13 (1.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 176 (23.04%) SQL
2 26 (3.40%) T-SQL
3 13 (1.70%) VBA
4 9 (1.18%) VB
4 9 (1.18%) C#
5 8 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.79%) C
6 6 (0.79%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.39%) PHP
8 3 (0.39%) Python
9 2 (0.26%) 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 25 (3.27%) Degree
2 16 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 10 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.18%) ISEB
4 9 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.92%) CCNA
6 5 (0.65%) CCNP
6 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.52%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.26%) PMP
8 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.26%) AAT
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.13%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) CCIE
9 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.49%) Data Quality
2 15 (1.96%) QA
3 9 (1.18%) HL7
4 8 (1.05%) SLA
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.18%) SCCM
2 4 (0.52%) SCOM
3 3 (0.39%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 84 (10.99%) Microsoft
2 46 (6.02%) Cerner
3 30 (3.93%) Oracle
4 25 (3.27%) VMware
5 21 (2.75%) SAP
6 20 (2.62%) Business Objects
7 12 (1.57%) Cisco
8 9 (1.18%) Tableau
9 7 (0.92%) Citrix
10 5 (0.65%) Lotus
10 5 (0.65%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.65%) Cognos
10 5 (0.65%) Dell
11 3 (0.39%) Juniper
11 3 (0.39%) Wyse
12 2 (0.26%) Talend
12 2 (0.26%) Infoflex
12 2 (0.26%) iSOFT
12 2 (0.26%) TIBCO
12 2 (0.26%) Intel
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