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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 63 75 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +21
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.80% 1.47% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £179 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -59.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -3.84%
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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
214 272 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.60% 27.31% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 146 110
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) QlikView
3 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) MS Access
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
4 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.14%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) ISMS
5 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
5 1 (7.14%) CRISC
5 1 (7.14%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) CISM
5 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) QlikView
4 2 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Information Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Information Manager
3 4 (28.57%) NHS Information Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Information Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) NHS Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) NHS Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst Developer
5 1 (7.14%) NHS Performance Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (14.29%) Information Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.14%) ISMS
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) CRISC
2 1 (7.14%) CISSP
2 1 (7.14%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cerner