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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 50 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +1
Contract jobs citing NHS 20 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.55% 2.66% 3.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.60% 10.53% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Average daily rate
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£235 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.69% +27.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £238 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £500 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £18.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -13.62%
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
303 95 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 38.70% 25.27% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 45 32
Average daily rate £434 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.61% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.64 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Tyne and Wear -27 2 £275 -45.00% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) ETL
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (7.41%) MS Office
5 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) MEDITECH
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
6 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.70%) QA
6 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.70%) jQuery
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Strategic Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (3.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) OLAP
5 1 (3.70%) MS Access
5 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Trainer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Information Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) NHS Information Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Product Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Trainer
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ETL
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Data Management
4 1 (3.70%) Strategic Management
4 1 (3.70%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) MEDITECH
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