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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 147 143 212
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +69
Contract jobs citing NHS 377 376 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.61% 1.60% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.47% 4.27% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 229 148
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£303 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £199 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 19
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £12.75 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.75 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
8441 8801 9418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.96% 37.42% 38.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5888 5939 6359
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 165 205
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.04 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +31 116 £325 - 18
Bromley - 11 £260 -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £245 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 190 (26.06%) SQL
2 139 (19.07%) Business Intelligence
3 112 (15.36%) Microsoft
4 110 (15.09%) SQL Server
5 98 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 86 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 81 (11.11%) Project Management
8 80 (10.97%) PRINCE2
9 79 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
10 75 (10.29%) Windows
11 65 (8.92%) MS Excel
12 64 (8.78%) QlikView
13 56 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
14 55 (7.54%) Finance
15 51 (7.00%) Active Directory
16 49 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 49 (6.72%) Management Information System
17 47 (6.45%) ETL
17 47 (6.45%) T-SQL
18 43 (5.90%) Programme Management
19 41 (5.62%) MS Office
20 40 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (5.49%) Change Management
21 39 (5.35%) SharePoint
21 39 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
22 38 (5.21%) Informatics
23 37 (5.08%) ITIL
24 33 (4.53%) Windows 7
25 32 (4.39%) Migration
25 32 (4.39%) BusinessObjects

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (0.96%) IIS
4 6 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.69%) Lync
5 5 (0.69%) SAS
6 4 (0.55%) CMS
6 4 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 65 (8.92%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.62%) MS Office
3 6 (0.82%) PowerPivot
4 5 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.27%) MS Project
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (3.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (1.65%) Cerner Millennium
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.96%) Office 365
2 2 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.47%) Firewall
2 16 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.92%) WAN
4 9 (1.23%) DHCP
4 9 (1.23%) Internet
5 8 (1.10%) LAN
5 8 (1.10%) Wireless
6 7 (0.96%) SNMP
6 7 (0.96%) DNS
7 6 (0.82%) VPN
7 6 (0.82%) Intranet
7 6 (0.82%) Network Security
8 5 (0.69%) EIGRP
8 5 (0.69%) SAN
8 5 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.55%) VoIP
9 4 (0.55%) BGP
10 3 (0.41%) LDAP
10 3 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 98 (13.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 86 (11.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (10.84%) Data Warehouse
5 64 (8.78%) QlikView
6 49 (6.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 39 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (4.39%) BusinessObjects
9 29 (3.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (2.19%) OLAP
11 14 (1.92%) MS Access
12 12 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (1.23%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
14 7 (0.96%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
15 6 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
16 5 (0.69%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.69%) Cucumber
3 4 (0.55%) Behat
3 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.27%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.27%) XDE
5 2 (0.27%) JIRA
5 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
6 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 55 (7.54%) Finance
2 28 (3.84%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.16%) Marketing
4 22 (3.02%) Electronics
4 22 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.82%) Publishing
5 6 (0.82%) Local Government
6 5 (0.69%) Back Office
7 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.41%) Legal
8 2 (0.27%) Retail
8 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 175 (24.01%) Analyst
2 112 (15.36%) Developer
3 79 (10.84%) Project Manager
4 73 (10.01%) Information Analyst
5 51 (7.00%) NHS Information Analyst
6 41 (5.62%) NHS Project Manager
7 34 (4.66%) Business Analyst
8 32 (4.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 31 (4.25%) Trainer
10 28 (3.84%) SQL Developer
11 23 (3.16%) Architect
12 21 (2.88%) Consultant
12 21 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.61%) QlikView Developer
14 18 (2.47%) Senior Information Analyst
15 17 (2.33%) Service Analyst
16 16 (2.19%) Applications Support
16 16 (2.19%) Support Analyst
16 16 (2.19%) Desktop Support
16 16 (2.19%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.57%) .NET
2 20 (2.74%) XML
3 8 (1.10%) HTML
4 6 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.69%) Web Services
6 4 (0.55%) CSS
6 4 (0.55%) MDX
7 3 (0.41%) WCF
8 2 (0.27%) XSL
8 2 (0.27%) ODBC
8 2 (0.27%) REST
8 2 (0.27%) Xamarin.iOS
9 1 (0.14%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.14%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.14%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (0.14%) XHTML
9 1 (0.14%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 56 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.72%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.21%) Informatics
4 22 (3.02%) DTV
5 12 (1.65%) PACS
5 12 (1.65%) Statistics
6 9 (1.23%) Smartcard
6 9 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.10%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.55%) User Experience
9 4 (0.55%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.55%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.41%) BYOD
10 3 (0.41%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.41%) Data Integration
10 3 (0.41%) iPad
10 3 (0.41%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 75 (10.29%) Windows
2 33 (4.53%) Windows 7
3 14 (1.92%) Windows XP
4 8 (1.10%) Linux
4 8 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (0.55%) UNIX
5 4 (0.55%) FreeBSD
6 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.41%) Android
6 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 3 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (19.07%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (11.11%) Project Management
3 80 (10.97%) PRINCE2
4 47 (6.45%) ETL
5 43 (5.90%) Programme Management
6 40 (5.49%) Change Management
6 40 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (5.08%) ITIL
8 32 (4.39%) Migration
9 22 (3.02%) Data Analysis
9 22 (3.02%) Digital Marketing
9 22 (3.02%) Change Control
9 22 (3.02%) Information Governance
10 21 (2.88%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (2.74%) Dashboard Development
12 19 (2.61%) Information Management
13 18 (2.47%) CRM
13 18 (2.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 16 (2.19%) Data Modelling
14 16 (2.19%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (26.06%) SQL
2 47 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 24 (3.29%) VBA
4 9 (1.23%) C#
5 7 (0.96%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
6 6 (0.82%) VB
6 6 (0.82%) Java
7 2 (0.27%) Python
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.27%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (3.16%) Degree
2 17 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 13 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (1.65%) PMP
4 12 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.23%) CCNP
7 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (0.96%) CCNA
9 6 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.69%) MCSE
11 4 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.41%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.27%) ISEB
13 2 (0.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.14%) MCP
14 1 (0.14%) CIPD
14 1 (0.14%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.25%) Data Quality
2 23 (3.16%) SLA
3 12 (1.65%) QA
3 12 (1.65%) HL7
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.27%) DICOM
System Software
1 51 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.14%) NFS
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.55%) WMI
2 3 (0.41%) SCCM
3 2 (0.27%) OpenView
3 2 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.27%) MOM
3 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.27%) DameWare
3 2 (0.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 112 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.12%) Oracle
2 30 (4.12%) VMware
3 28 (3.84%) Cerner
4 25 (3.43%) Cisco
5 23 (3.16%) SAP
6 22 (3.02%) Citrix
7 16 (2.19%) Tableau
8 7 (0.96%) BT
9 6 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.69%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.55%) Brocade
11 4 (0.55%) Wyse
11 4 (0.55%) EMC
11 4 (0.55%) HP
12 3 (0.41%) Mitel
12 3 (0.41%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.27%) Nintex
13 2 (0.27%) Websense
13 2 (0.27%) Civica
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