The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 71 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.68% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.87% 2.90% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £400 £375 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +26.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £350 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £565 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
NHS
Berkshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
267 207 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.11% 23.63% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 107 140
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 4 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.67 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £19.22 £28.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Tableau
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) Informatics
3 2 (22.22%) QlikView
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (22.22%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VBA
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Electronics
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (11.11%) SAP

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) PerformancePoint
1 2 (22.22%) QlikView
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) OLAP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Systems Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Data Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Healthcare Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Healthcare Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) NHS Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Project Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Statistics
2 2 (22.22%) Informatics
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
4 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Tableau
3 1 (11.11%) SAP