The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 37 41 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.71% 0.56% 1.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.62% 1.82% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate £475 £235 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.12% -25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £235 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £235 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
NHS
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Miscellaneous Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
89 110 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 30.38% 30.99% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 72 27
Average daily rate £363 £445 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.53% +36.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 0
Average hourly rate £65.50 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+309.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
4 2 (11.11%) Finance
4 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (11.11%) Acronis
4 2 (11.11%) Informatics
4 2 (11.11%) Lumension
5 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Data Quality

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Information Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support
4 2 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Informatics
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
1 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.11%) Acronis
3 2 (11.11%) Lumension