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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 117 105 92
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing NHS 10 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.36% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.79% 1.91% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£216 £304 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.97% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £268 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £329 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £288 £302
% change year-on-year
- -4.92%
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 £15.50 £15.75 £17.51
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.02%
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
558 470 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.02% 18.84% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 245 193
Average daily rate £348 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £164 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.30% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.40 £17.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 August 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 22 August 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 7 £216 -28.97% 4
Edinburgh - 1 - - 3
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 5 (23.81%) IIS
3 5 (23.81%) e-Health
4 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (19.05%) PACS
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) Business Objects
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.52%) MS Project
6 2 (9.52%) Service Management
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.52%) Information Management
7 1 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (4.76%) Intranet
7 1 (4.76%) Internet
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.76%) CSS
7 1 (4.76%) T-SQL

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (23.81%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.76%) MS Access
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Applications Support
4 3 (14.29%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) NHS Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Microstrategy Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.76%) IT Trainer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
2 1 (4.76%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) e-Health
2 4 (19.05%) PACS
3 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.52%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Six Sigma
5 2 (9.52%) Information Management
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Change Control
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Business Objects
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) MicroStrategy
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