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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 134 118 195
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +77
Contract jobs citing NHS 359 409 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.62% 1.81% 1.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.64% 4.87% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 256 124
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£321 £300 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 15
Average hourly rate £16.75 £16.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.45 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £26.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.84% -15.71%
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
7742 8397 8528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.93% 37.11% 38.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5353 5935 5878
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 136 189
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 May 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
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 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +35 102 £325 +16.07% 21
Bromley - 12 £275 -
Clapham - 2 £328 -
Ilford - 2 £230 -
Croydon -8 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 189 (26.36%) SQL
2 122 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
3 107 (14.92%) Microsoft
4 96 (13.39%) SQL Server
5 82 (11.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (11.16%) Project Management
7 74 (10.32%) PRINCE2
8 69 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 67 (9.34%) Data Warehouse
10 64 (8.93%) Windows
11 60 (8.37%) MS Excel
12 59 (8.23%) QlikView
13 55 (7.67%) Active Directory
13 55 (7.67%) Finance
14 50 (6.97%) Migration
15 43 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 43 (6.00%) MS Office
16 42 (5.86%) Programme Management
17 41 (5.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 41 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (5.30%) Management Information System
19 37 (5.16%) ETL
20 35 (4.88%) Change Management
21 34 (4.74%) Cerner
22 32 (4.46%) ITIL
23 31 (4.32%) Oracle
24 30 (4.18%) SharePoint
24 30 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
25 29 (4.04%) Informatics
25 29 (4.04%) T-SQL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (4.18%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.49%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.12%) Lync
3 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (1.12%) IIS
4 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.56%) SAS
5 4 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.14%) CMS
7 1 (0.14%) Apache
7 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (8.37%) MS Excel
2 43 (6.00%) MS Office
3 8 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS Project
4 4 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) Stata
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 20 (2.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.95%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.84%) Office 365
2 1 (0.14%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.37%) Firewall
2 13 (1.81%) WAN
3 8 (1.12%) SAN
4 7 (0.98%) LAN
4 7 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.98%) DHCP
5 6 (0.84%) VPN
5 6 (0.84%) DNS
5 6 (0.84%) SNMP
6 5 (0.70%) Wireless
6 5 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.56%) Network Security
7 4 (0.56%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.56%) BGP
8 3 (0.42%) NetScaler
8 3 (0.42%) VoIP
8 3 (0.42%) Intranet
8 3 (0.42%) Internet
8 3 (0.42%) LDAP
9 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 82 (11.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 69 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 67 (9.34%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (8.23%) QlikView
6 41 (5.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (1.95%) OLAP
10 9 (1.26%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.26%) MS Access
11 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.84%) EDMS
13 5 (0.70%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
14 4 (0.56%) DTS
14 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.42%) Behat
3 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.28%) JIRA
4 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.14%) Ant
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 55 (7.67%) Finance
2 24 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 20 (2.79%) Marketing
3 20 (2.79%) Electronics
3 20 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.70%) Publishing
5 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.42%) Back Office
6 3 (0.42%) Legal
6 3 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 184 (25.66%) Analyst
2 90 (12.55%) Developer
3 81 (11.30%) Project Manager
4 69 (9.62%) Information Analyst
5 46 (6.42%) NHS Project Manager
6 44 (6.14%) NHS Information Analyst
7 35 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 30 (4.18%) Consultant
9 27 (3.77%) SQL Developer
9 27 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 25 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 25 (3.49%) Trainer
11 23 (3.21%) Data Analyst
12 22 (3.07%) NHS Business Analyst
13 18 (2.51%) Change Manager
13 18 (2.51%) Service Analyst
14 17 (2.37%) Desktop Support
14 17 (2.37%) Service Desk Analyst
15 16 (2.23%) Senior Information Analyst
15 16 (2.23%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.21%) .NET
2 22 (3.07%) XML
3 9 (1.26%) Web Services
4 8 (1.12%) HTML
5 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.70%) CSS
5 5 (0.70%) ODBC
6 4 (0.56%) MDX
6 4 (0.56%) XSL
7 3 (0.42%) XML Schema
7 3 (0.42%) jQuery
7 3 (0.42%) Ajax
8 2 (0.28%) CAML
8 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.28%) Xamarin.iOS
8 2 (0.28%) XHTML
9 1 (0.14%) REST
9 1 (0.14%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.14%) WinForms
9 1 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.04%) Informatics
4 20 (2.79%) DTV
5 9 (1.26%) PACS
6 8 (1.12%) Smartcard
7 6 (0.84%) Freedom of Information
7 6 (0.84%) Statistics
8 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.70%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.56%) User Experience
9 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.42%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.42%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.28%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.28%) Life Science
11 2 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.28%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 64 (8.93%) Windows
2 20 (2.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (2.09%) Windows XP
4 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.98%) UNIX
5 7 (0.98%) Linux
6 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
6 5 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.56%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.28%) Android
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.14%) HPUX
9 1 (0.14%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
2 80 (11.16%) Project Management
3 74 (10.32%) PRINCE2
4 50 (6.97%) Migration
5 43 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (5.86%) Programme Management
7 37 (5.16%) ETL
8 35 (4.88%) Change Management
9 32 (4.46%) ITIL
10 23 (3.21%) Document Management
11 22 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (3.07%) Information Governance
12 20 (2.79%) Data Analysis
12 20 (2.79%) Data Migration
12 20 (2.79%) Digital Marketing
13 19 (2.65%) Risk Management
13 19 (2.65%) Change Control
14 18 (2.51%) Workflow
15 17 (2.37%) CRM
15 17 (2.37%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 189 (26.36%) SQL
2 29 (4.04%) T-SQL
3 25 (3.49%) VBA
4 9 (1.26%) Java
4 9 (1.26%) VB
4 9 (1.26%) C#
4 9 (1.26%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.70%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.42%) Tcl
8 2 (0.28%) Python
8 2 (0.28%) C
8 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) R
9 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (2.93%) Degree
2 19 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (1.39%) PMP
5 10 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 9 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.98%) MCSE
9 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.84%) CCNP
9 6 (0.84%) CCNA
10 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.42%) NVQ Level 3
12 1 (0.14%) MBA
12 1 (0.14%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) MCP
12 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.49%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.79%) SLA
3 16 (2.23%) HL7
4 14 (1.95%) QA
5 5 (0.70%) DICOM
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) GxP
System Software
1 55 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.56%) WMI
2 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.28%) SCOM
3 2 (0.28%) MOM
3 2 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.28%) OpenView
3 2 (0.28%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.14%) DameWare
4 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (14.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (4.74%) Cerner
3 31 (4.32%) Oracle
4 28 (3.91%) VMware
5 23 (3.21%) SAP
6 21 (2.93%) Citrix
7 20 (2.79%) Business Objects
8 13 (1.81%) Cisco
8 13 (1.81%) Tableau
9 6 (0.84%) BT
10 5 (0.70%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.70%) iSOFT
11 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.56%) EMC
12 3 (0.42%) Wyse
12 3 (0.42%) HP
12 3 (0.42%) Brocade
13 2 (0.28%) Civica
13 2 (0.28%) Aruba
13 2 (0.28%) Websense
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