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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 62 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.40% 0.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.05% 1.37% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
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 - - £16.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.00%
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
197 292 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.91% 29.52% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 143 60
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £211 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £492 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) MDX
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP
3 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (10.00%) SAP
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Cognos
4 1 (10.00%) Cerner
4 1 (10.00%) DTV
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) Legal
4 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (10.00%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (20.00%) QlikView
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Information Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) NHS Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) Cerner