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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 135 102 146
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +44
Contract jobs citing NHS 356 442 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.67% 1.97% 1.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.72% 5.27% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 289 160
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.65 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
7546 8392 7951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.29% 37.46% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5143 5874 5586
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 162 163
Average hourly rate £19.09 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +16 100 £325 - 16
Hammersmith - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 178 (26.22%) SQL
2 114 (16.79%) Microsoft
3 109 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (13.70%) SQL Server
5 69 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
6 66 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (9.13%) PRINCE2
8 60 (8.84%) MS Excel
9 55 (8.10%) Windows
10 53 (7.81%) Active Directory
11 52 (7.66%) Project Management
11 52 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 52 (7.66%) QlikView
12 49 (7.22%) Migration
13 39 (5.74%) Cerner
13 39 (5.74%) MS Office
14 38 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
15 36 (5.30%) ETL
16 35 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 35 (5.15%) Management Information System
17 34 (5.01%) Finance
18 33 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (4.71%) Programme Management
20 31 (4.57%) Informatics
21 30 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
22 29 (4.27%) ITIL
23 28 (4.12%) SharePoint
24 26 (3.83%) T-SQL
24 26 (3.83%) Information Governance
25 25 (3.68%) Data Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.03%) Lync
3 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.88%) IIS
5 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.59%) SAS
6 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.15%) CMS
8 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.15%) Apache
8 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.74%) MS Office
3 9 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.88%) MS Project
6 4 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (3.09%) Cerner Millennium
2 7 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.36%) Firewall
2 14 (2.06%) WAN
3 7 (1.03%) SAN
4 6 (0.88%) LAN
5 5 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.74%) VPN
6 4 (0.59%) DNS
7 3 (0.44%) Intranet
7 3 (0.44%) Internet
7 3 (0.44%) VoIP
7 3 (0.44%) DHCP
7 3 (0.44%) BGP
7 3 (0.44%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.44%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (0.44%) SNMP
8 2 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (0.29%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.29%) Wireless
8 2 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 69 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (7.66%) QlikView
5 35 (5.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.36%) OLAP
8 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.18%) MS Access
10 7 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.74%) EDMS
13 4 (0.59%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.59%) BusinessObjects XI
14 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
3 3 (0.44%) Behat
3 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) MSTest
5 1 (0.15%) Moq
5 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (5.01%) Finance
2 9 (1.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.03%) Electronics
3 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.03%) Marketing
4 5 (0.74%) Legal
4 5 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.44%) Publishing
6 2 (0.29%) Games
6 2 (0.29%) Back Office
6 2 (0.29%) Local Government
7 1 (0.15%) Law
7 1 (0.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 203 (29.90%) Analyst
2 78 (11.49%) Developer
3 69 (10.16%) Project Manager
4 67 (9.87%) Information Analyst
5 45 (6.63%) NHS Information Analyst
6 41 (6.04%) Business Analyst
7 36 (5.30%) NHS Project Manager
8 33 (4.86%) Data Analyst
9 29 (4.27%) Trainer
10 28 (4.12%) Consultant
11 26 (3.83%) SQL Developer
11 26 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 25 (3.68%) NHS Business Analyst
12 25 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (3.09%) Service Analyst
14 19 (2.80%) Service Desk Analyst
15 18 (2.65%) NHS Data Analyst
16 17 (2.50%) Applications Support
16 17 (2.50%) Support Analyst
17 16 (2.36%) Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.53%) XML
2 22 (3.24%) .NET
3 12 (1.77%) HTML
4 10 (1.47%) Web Services
5 7 (1.03%) CSS
6 6 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.88%) HTML5
7 5 (0.74%) ODBC
8 4 (0.59%) XSL
8 4 (0.59%) MDX
8 4 (0.59%) jQuery
9 3 (0.44%) XML Schema
9 3 (0.44%) Ajax
10 2 (0.29%) CAML
10 2 (0.29%) WCF
10 2 (0.29%) XHTML
10 2 (0.29%) Xamarin.iOS
10 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 31 (4.57%) Informatics
4 8 (1.18%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (1.03%) Smartcard
5 7 (1.03%) DTV
5 7 (1.03%) PACS
5 7 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 6 (0.88%) User Experience
6 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 6 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (0.74%) SystemC
8 4 (0.59%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (0.59%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.44%) NPfIT
9 3 (0.44%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.44%) Statistics
9 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 55 (8.10%) Windows
2 16 (2.36%) Windows 7
3 14 (2.06%) Windows XP
4 12 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.03%) UNIX
6 6 (0.88%) Windows 8
6 6 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.59%) Linux
8 2 (0.29%) Android
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (16.05%) Business Intelligence
2 62 (9.13%) PRINCE2
3 52 (7.66%) Project Management
4 49 (7.22%) Migration
5 36 (5.30%) ETL
6 33 (4.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (4.71%) Programme Management
8 29 (4.27%) ITIL
9 26 (3.83%) Information Governance
10 25 (3.68%) Data Migration
11 23 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (2.80%) Data Analysis
12 19 (2.80%) Change Management
13 16 (2.36%) Test Scripting
14 15 (2.21%) Workflow
14 15 (2.21%) CRM
15 14 (2.06%) Document Management
16 13 (1.91%) Information Management
16 13 (1.91%) Service Delivery
17 12 (1.77%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 178 (26.22%) SQL
2 26 (3.83%) T-SQL
3 22 (3.24%) VBA
4 15 (2.21%) C#
5 10 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.18%) Java
7 7 (1.03%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.88%) C
8 6 (0.88%) VB
9 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.44%) Tcl
11 2 (0.29%) Python
11 2 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.15%) PHP
12 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.15%) Scala
12 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (2.80%) Security Cleared
2 16 (2.36%) Degree
3 10 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (0.88%) MCSE
5 6 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.74%) CCNA
6 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.59%) CCNP
7 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.44%) NVQ Level 3
8 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
10 1 (0.15%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.15%) MOS
10 1 (0.15%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.65%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.21%) SLA
3 14 (2.06%) HL7
4 13 (1.91%) QA
5 5 (0.74%) DICOM
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) BS7799
System Software
1 53 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (0.29%) MOM
1 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (0.29%) SCOM
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
2 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 114 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 39 (5.74%) Cerner
3 22 (3.24%) Oracle
4 20 (2.95%) Citrix
5 19 (2.80%) VMware
6 15 (2.21%) Tableau
7 14 (2.06%) Business Objects
8 10 (1.47%) SAP
9 8 (1.18%) Cisco
10 5 (0.74%) iSOFT
11 3 (0.44%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.29%) IBM
12 2 (0.29%) MobileIron
12 2 (0.29%) Infoflex
13 1 (0.15%) Google
13 1 (0.15%) Brocade
13 1 (0.15%) Fortinet
13 1 (0.15%) LANDesk
13 1 (0.15%) F5
13 1 (0.15%) ServiceNow
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