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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 121 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.11% 1.62% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £146 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £351 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.84% -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
721 680 738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.75% 26.89% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 384 341
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 23 24
Average hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £15.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +65.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 £27.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -5 4 £175 -52.38%
Edinburgh -1 2 £350 +159.25%
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
2 7 (22.58%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (9.68%) .NET
5 3 (9.68%) MS Project
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
6 2 (6.45%) e-Health
6 2 (6.45%) MS Office
6 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.45%) CSS
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 2 (6.45%) C#
6 2 (6.45%) HTML
6 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.45%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Project
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
General
1 4 (12.90%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Developer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.45%) NHS Programme Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Project Leader
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Project Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) ColdFusion Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.23%) Project Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (3.23%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior DBA
5 1 (3.23%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) e-Health
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Solaris
2 1 (3.23%) UNIX
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
2 7 (22.58%) Change Management
3 5 (16.13%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Data Management
6 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) People Management
6 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (3.23%) Qualitative Research
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) C#
1 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) HP
2 1 (3.23%) NetApp
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.23%) Business Objects