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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 141 206 220
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +14
Contract jobs citing NHS 372 243 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.55% 0.97% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.09% 3.01% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 152 127
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£303 £276 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.50% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.12 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% -14.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £11.13 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.71 £29.25 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -9.18%
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
7310 8071 8222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.49% 32.27% 31.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4846 5560 5618
Average daily rate £450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £628 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 173 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +48 73 £325 +8.15% 25
Croydon - - - - 1
Thornton Heath - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 198 (25.65%) SQL
2 120 (15.54%) SQL Server
3 88 (11.40%) Migration
4 83 (10.75%) Microsoft
5 82 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 76 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
7 75 (9.72%) MS Excel
7 75 (9.72%) Project Management
8 68 (8.81%) Windows
9 63 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 61 (7.90%) Finance
11 56 (7.25%) PRINCE2
12 50 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
12 50 (6.48%) Cerner
13 42 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
14 39 (5.05%) ITIL
15 38 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (4.53%) Management Information System
17 34 (4.40%) MS Office
17 34 (4.40%) Windows 7
18 33 (4.27%) Oracle
18 33 (4.27%) SharePoint
19 32 (4.15%) QlikView
20 30 (3.89%) T-SQL
20 30 (3.89%) Active Directory
21 29 (3.76%) Programme Management
21 29 (3.76%) Cerner Millennium
22 28 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 27 (3.50%) ETL
24 26 (3.37%) Informatics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (4.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.04%) IIS
3 7 (0.91%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.52%) SAS
5 4 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.26%) Drupal
7 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.26%) CMS
7 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
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 75 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.40%) MS Office
3 10 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.30%) MS Project
4 5 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.52%) 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 29 (3.76%) Cerner Millennium
2 20 (2.59%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.04%) Firewall
2 7 (0.91%) LAN
2 7 (0.91%) WAN
2 7 (0.91%) DNS
2 7 (0.91%) SAN
3 6 (0.78%) VPN
3 6 (0.78%) DHCP
3 6 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.65%) Wireless
4 5 (0.65%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (0.52%) BGP
5 4 (0.52%) VoIP
5 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.39%) Intranet
6 3 (0.39%) IPsec
6 3 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.26%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.26%) Internet
7 2 (0.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (15.54%) SQL Server
2 82 (10.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 63 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (6.48%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (5.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (4.15%) QlikView
7 28 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (2.07%) MS Access
10 9 (1.17%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.91%) OLAP
12 5 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 7
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.65%) PerformancePoint
12 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.39%) MySQL
15 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.78%) 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%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.26%) Moq
6 2 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.26%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.26%) ProC
6 2 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) Xcode
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 61 (7.90%) Finance
2 22 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.59%) Electronics
4 20 (2.59%) Marketing
5 13 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (0.91%) Legal
7 3 (0.39%) Retail
8 2 (0.26%) Banking
8 2 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 243 (31.48%) Analyst
2 121 (15.67%) Project Manager
3 92 (11.92%) Information Analyst
4 77 (9.97%) Developer
5 62 (8.03%) NHS Information Analyst
6 51 (6.61%) Trainer
7 44 (5.70%) NHS Project Manager
8 32 (4.15%) Data Analyst
9 29 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (3.37%) Business Analyst
11 24 (3.11%) Product Specialist
12 23 (2.98%) Senior Information Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) NHS Data Analyst
12 23 (2.98%) SQL Developer
13 22 (2.85%) Architect
14 21 (2.72%) Support Analyst
14 21 (2.72%) Service Analyst
15 18 (2.33%) Service Desk Analyst
16 16 (2.07%) Configuration Analyst
17 15 (1.94%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.94%) HTML
2 14 (1.81%) .NET
3 13 (1.68%) CSS
4 9 (1.17%) Web Services
4 9 (1.17%) XML
5 8 (1.04%) HTML5
6 6 (0.78%) jQuery
7 5 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.65%) JSON
8 3 (0.39%) MDX
8 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.39%) RESTful
8 3 (0.39%) CSS3
8 3 (0.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.26%) REST
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%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.53%) Management Information System
2 26 (3.37%) Informatics
3 22 (2.85%) PACS
4 20 (2.59%) DTV
5 10 (1.30%) Smartcard
6 6 (0.78%) GIS
6 6 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (0.78%) Visualisation
6 6 (0.78%) E-Learning
7 5 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (0.65%) LIMS
8 4 (0.52%) NPfIT
8 4 (0.52%) Economics
9 3 (0.39%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.39%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.39%) Health Informatics
9 3 (0.39%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.26%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.81%) Windows
2 34 (4.40%) Windows 7
3 19 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.39%) Linux
6 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.26%) Android
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.26%) UNIX
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (11.40%) Migration
2 76 (9.84%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (9.72%) Project Management
4 56 (7.25%) PRINCE2
5 39 (5.05%) ITIL
6 38 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 29 (3.76%) Programme Management
8 27 (3.50%) ETL
9 26 (3.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 25 (3.24%) Information Governance
11 24 (3.11%) Change Management
12 20 (2.59%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (2.46%) Performance Management
14 18 (2.33%) Service Delivery
15 17 (2.20%) Data Analysis
15 17 (2.20%) Data Migration
16 15 (1.94%) Information Management
17 14 (1.81%) Validation
18 12 (1.55%) Business Analysis
18 12 (1.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 198 (25.65%) SQL
2 30 (3.89%) T-SQL
3 13 (1.68%) VBA
4 9 (1.17%) VB
5 8 (1.04%) C
5 8 (1.04%) C#
5 8 (1.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.78%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.39%) Python
9 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.26%) PHP
9 2 (0.26%) Java
10 1 (0.13%) Perl
10 1 (0.13%) VBScript
10 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (1.94%) Degree
2 14 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 9 (1.17%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.04%) ISEB
5 7 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.65%) CCNA
6 5 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (0.52%) Postgraduate
7 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.39%) CCNP
9 2 (0.26%) PMP
9 2 (0.26%) AAT
10 1 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.13%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.13%) ECDL
10 1 (0.13%) CCAB
10 1 (0.13%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.13%) APMG
10 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.13%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.11%) Data Quality
2 10 (1.30%) QA
2 10 (1.30%) HL7
3 9 (1.17%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (3.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.52%) Terminal Services
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.13%) XenApp
6 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (1.68%) SCCM
2 5 (0.65%) SCOM
3 4 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 83 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.48%) Cerner
3 33 (4.27%) Oracle
4 24 (3.11%) VMware
5 23 (2.98%) SAP
6 22 (2.85%) Business Objects
7 11 (1.42%) Cisco
7 11 (1.42%) Tableau
8 7 (0.91%) Citrix
8 7 (0.91%) CheckPoint
9 6 (0.78%) Cognos
10 5 (0.65%) Dell
10 5 (0.65%) Lotus
11 4 (0.52%) NetApp
12 3 (0.39%) Juniper
12 3 (0.39%) Wyse
13 2 (0.26%) Talend
13 2 (0.26%) Informatica
13 2 (0.26%) HP
13 2 (0.26%) PeopleSoft
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