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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank - 68 60
Contract jobs citing NHS 0 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.43% 1.00%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 1.58% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate
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- £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -14.70%
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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
243 253 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 29.67% 27.44% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 116 114
Average daily rate £400 £350 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 15
Average hourly rate £29.13 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.28% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £9.55 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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
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 10 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Information Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft