The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 78 41 48
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 17 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.47% 2.92% 2.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.96% 9.48% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Average daily rate £378 £313 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% +32.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £389 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £307 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.28% +11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.19 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -
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 North East region.

Miscellaneous Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
429 232 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.01% 30.77% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 116 107
Average daily rate £325 £360 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.80 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £24.49 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the North East region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the North East region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tyne and Wear -33 12 £450 +46.93% 4
Durham -1 1 - - 3
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) Kofax
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (13.79%) OCR
3 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) QA
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.90%) User Stories
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (3.45%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) QlikView
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
4 3 (10.34%) Lead Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Communications Officer
5 2 (6.90%) Information Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Designer
6 1 (3.45%) NHS Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) QlikView Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Communications Officer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (3.45%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) CSS3
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) HTML5
1 1 (3.45%) JSON
1 1 (3.45%) Sass
1 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Informatics
2 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Project Management
2 4 (13.79%) OCR
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.90%) User Stories
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (3.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.90%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Kofax
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe
3 1 (3.45%) Capita
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
3 1 (3.45%) Twitter
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