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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 105 113 87
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs citing NHS 24 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 0.24% 0.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.40% 1.03% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 14
Average daily rate
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£292 £425 £207
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% +105.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £283 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £425 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.69% -15.71%
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
706 584 477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.28% 23.62% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 269 223
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.06% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 24
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.93 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +12 15 £274 -18.51%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
2 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
3 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (14.29%) .NET
4 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.90%) Change Management
5 5 (11.90%) Business Objects
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.52%) IIS
6 4 (9.52%) Windows
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (7.14%) e-Health
7 3 (7.14%) PACS
7 3 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (7.14%) SQL
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
8 2 (4.76%) ETL
8 2 (4.76%) IBM

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Intranet
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.14%) InterSystems Cache
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) QlikView
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.38%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Project Manager
2 8 (19.05%) Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.52%) NHS Project Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Project Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.76%) ColdFusion Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.38%) Ext JS
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.38%) CSS
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) e-Health
1 3 (7.14%) PACS
1 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) RIA
3 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Windows
1 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.38%) Solaris
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.90%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.76%) ETL
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (2.38%) Business Process Mapping
9 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
9 1 (2.38%) Use Case
9 1 (2.38%) System Testing
9 1 (2.38%) Dimensional Modelling
9 1 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) C
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Business Objects
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Red Hat