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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 113 121 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.32% 0.92%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.02% 0.95% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 20
Median daily rate £300 £165 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -39.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £94 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £247 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.49 £14.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
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
688 948 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 35.25% 33.33% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 488 395
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 20
Median hourly rate £42.00 £36.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +128.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £12.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.10 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £19.50 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +15.72%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fife - 3 £300 -
Edinburgh +20 1 - -
Glasgow +1 1 £275 +109.22%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £313 -
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for NHS.

1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) JMS
5 2 (14.29%) Ant
5 2 (14.29%) JUnit
5 2 (14.29%) JDBC
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Gradle
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
6 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) MS Office
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (14.29%) Gradle
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) NHS Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Public Sector Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Healthcare Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) HR Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) NHS Change Manager
4 1 (7.14%) NHS IT Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) NHS Trainer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Change Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Public Sector Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JDBC
1 2 (14.29%) JMS
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) REST
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) e-Health
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft