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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 72 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing NHS 2 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.75% 0.91%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 2.70% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
244 296 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.74% 27.87% 26.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 139 73
Average daily rate £400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £181 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) MDX
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) PerformancePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (25.00%) OLAP
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) DTV
5 1 (12.50%) Back Office
5 1 (12.50%) Electronics
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Cognos
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) PerformancePoint
2 2 (25.00%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (25.00%) OLAP
3 1 (12.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Back Office
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Governance
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos