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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 135 133 147
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing NHS 344 351 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.64% 1.61% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.64% 4.30% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 205 172
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £174 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £177.00 £28.48 £25.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
7407 8155 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.28% 37.29% 37.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 5622 5184
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 189
Average hourly rate £19.75 £24.50 £20.82
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.38% +17.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -4 83 £328 +7.37% 18
Uxbridge - 1 £360 - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 158 (23.34%) SQL
2 104 (15.36%) Microsoft
3 101 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
4 76 (11.23%) SQL Server
5 71 (10.49%) Project Management
6 63 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
8 56 (8.27%) MS Excel
8 56 (8.27%) PRINCE2
8 56 (8.27%) Migration
9 54 (7.98%) Windows
10 50 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 40 (5.91%) QlikView
13 39 (5.76%) Cerner
14 38 (5.61%) Active Directory
15 32 (4.73%) Finance
15 32 (4.73%) ITIL
16 30 (4.43%) MS Office
16 30 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
17 28 (4.14%) T-SQL
17 28 (4.14%) ETL
17 28 (4.14%) Programme Management
17 28 (4.14%) Management Information System
18 26 (3.84%) Windows 7
18 26 (3.84%) Information Governance
19 25 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
19 25 (3.69%) Degree
19 25 (3.69%) SharePoint

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (3.69%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.07%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.89%) Lync
5 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.44%) IIS
7 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.15%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (8.27%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.43%) MS Office
3 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.89%) MS Project
6 5 (0.74%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) GIMP
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (3.40%) Cerner Millennium
2 7 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.92%) WAN
2 10 (1.48%) Firewall
3 7 (1.03%) LAN
4 6 (0.89%) SAN
5 5 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (0.59%) BGP
6 4 (0.59%) EIGRP
6 4 (0.59%) SNMP
7 3 (0.44%) VPN
7 3 (0.44%) DNS
7 3 (0.44%) RIP
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (0.44%) IPsec
8 2 (0.30%) Wireless
8 2 (0.30%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.30%) Intranet
8 2 (0.30%) Internet
8 2 (0.30%) VoIP
8 2 (0.30%) DHCP
9 1 (0.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 63 (9.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 60 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (5.91%) QlikView
6 30 (4.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.22%) OLAP
9 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.03%) MS Access
11 5 (0.74%) EDMS
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.59%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.30%) OLTP
13 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.15%) MySQL
14 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.44%) MSTest
3 3 (0.44%) Subversion
4 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.30%) Moq
4 2 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.15%) Behat
5 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.15%) MSI
5 1 (0.15%) Xcode
5 1 (0.15%) Selenium
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 32 (4.73%) Finance
2 10 (1.48%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (1.33%) Legal
4 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.03%) Electronics
4 7 (1.03%) Marketing
5 2 (0.30%) Publishing
5 2 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.15%) Retail
6 1 (0.15%) Billing
6 1 (0.15%) Local Government
6 1 (0.15%) Back Office
6 1 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 202 (29.84%) Analyst
2 90 (13.29%) Project Manager
3 64 (9.45%) Developer
4 61 (9.01%) Information Analyst
5 49 (7.24%) NHS Project Manager
6 40 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 39 (5.76%) NHS Information Analyst
8 38 (5.61%) Data Analyst
9 36 (5.32%) Trainer
10 27 (3.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 26 (3.84%) NHS Business Analyst
12 24 (3.55%) Service Analyst
13 22 (3.25%) SQL Developer
13 22 (3.25%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (3.10%) Consultant
15 19 (2.81%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.81%) Product Specialist
15 19 (2.81%) NHS Data Analyst
16 17 (2.51%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.81%) HTML
1 19 (2.81%) XML
2 16 (2.36%) .NET
3 15 (2.22%) HTML5
4 10 (1.48%) Web Services
5 9 (1.33%) CSS
6 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.89%) jQuery
7 3 (0.44%) RESTful
7 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.44%) ODBC
7 3 (0.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.44%) JSON
8 2 (0.30%) MDX
8 2 (0.30%) WCF
8 2 (0.30%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.30%) XSL
8 2 (0.30%) AutoMapper
8 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.30%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.14%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.25%) Informatics
4 16 (2.36%) PACS
5 10 (1.48%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (1.03%) Smartcard
7 7 (1.03%) DTV
7 7 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.89%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.59%) LIMS
9 4 (0.59%) SystemC
9 4 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.44%) User Experience
10 3 (0.44%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.44%) Open Source
10 3 (0.44%) Statistics
11 2 (0.30%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.15%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 54 (7.98%) Windows
2 26 (3.84%) Windows 7
3 16 (2.36%) Windows XP
4 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.59%) UNIX
6 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.30%) Linux
8 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (14.92%) Business Intelligence
2 71 (10.49%) Project Management
3 56 (8.27%) PRINCE2
3 56 (8.27%) Migration
4 50 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (4.73%) ITIL
6 28 (4.14%) ETL
6 28 (4.14%) Programme Management
7 26 (3.84%) Information Governance
8 23 (3.40%) Data Migration
9 22 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (3.10%) Workflow
11 19 (2.81%) Change Management
12 16 (2.36%) Service Delivery
13 15 (2.22%) Data Analysis
14 13 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (1.77%) Document Management
15 12 (1.77%) Project Planning
15 12 (1.77%) Data Modelling
16 11 (1.62%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (23.34%) SQL
2 28 (4.14%) T-SQL
3 24 (3.55%) VBA
4 16 (2.36%) C#
5 8 (1.18%) VB
6 6 (0.89%) Java
6 6 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.89%) C
7 4 (0.59%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.44%) Tcl
8 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.30%) Python
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) VBScript
10 1 (0.15%) Perl
10 1 (0.15%) Delphi
10 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.15%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (3.69%) Degree
2 17 (2.51%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (0.89%) CCNP
4 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.74%) CCNA
5 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.59%) ISEB
6 4 (0.59%) MCSE
7 3 (0.44%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.30%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.30%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) MCP
9 1 (0.15%) PMP
9 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.51%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.22%) QA
3 12 (1.77%) HL7
4 10 (1.48%) SLA
5 3 (0.44%) DICOM
6 1 (0.15%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
System Software
1 38 (5.61%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) XenApp
4 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.44%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.30%) SCOM
3 1 (0.15%) Puppet
3 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.15%) WMI
3 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 104 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.76%) Cerner
3 18 (2.66%) Tableau
4 17 (2.51%) Citrix
5 16 (2.36%) VMware
6 12 (1.77%) Oracle
7 9 (1.33%) SAP
8 8 (1.18%) Cisco
8 8 (1.18%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.59%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.59%) iSOFT
10 2 (0.30%) CommVault
10 2 (0.30%) Intel
10 2 (0.30%) Apple
10 2 (0.30%) IBM
10 2 (0.30%) Infoflex
11 1 (0.15%) Brocade
11 1 (0.15%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.15%) Fujitsu
11 1 (0.15%) Atlassian
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 10-15 Per Hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
East London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day limited company basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £210 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Davanti Solutions
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 14-17 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago