The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 111 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 17 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.22% 0.97% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
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£218 £288 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.17% +20.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £266 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £324 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £303
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £13.22 £13.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.48% -0.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.44 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -3.84%
NHS
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
765 621 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 27.07% 25.23% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 327 257
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 52
Average hourly rate £14.39 £13.22 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% -33.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.25 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.13 £22.50 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -11 9 £194 -32.52% 7
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
1 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) IIS
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) e-Health
4 3 (11.54%) PACS
4 3 (11.54%) InterSystems Cache
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) .NET
5 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
5 2 (7.69%) Windows
5 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.69%) MS Project
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) SCCM
5 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (19.23%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Intranet
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) NHS Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Change Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Tester
6 1 (3.85%) IT Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) Ext JS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 4 (15.38%) e-Health
2 3 (11.54%) PACS
3 1 (3.85%) RIA
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) PRINCE2
2 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Multithreading
5 2 (7.69%) Information Management
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Use Case
6 1 (3.85%) System Testing
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) ITSM
6 1 (3.85%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) MicroStrategy
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