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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 98 105 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs citing NHS 22 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.83% 0.31% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.41% 1.37% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 18
Average daily rate
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£278 £291 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +19.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £256 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -10.00%
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
646 511 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.48% 22.39% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 248 261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.55 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £29.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 29 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) Windows
4 4 (10.26%) Business Objects
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.69%) SQL
5 3 (7.69%) MS Office
5 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
6 2 (5.13%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (5.13%) IIS
6 2 (5.13%) IBM

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (5.13%) IIS
1 2 (5.13%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) SAN
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.13%) SAP Data Services
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.56%) QlikView
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Project Manager
2 9 (23.08%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) Project Leader
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.13%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (5.13%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Project Administrator
6 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 2 (5.13%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) ColdFusion Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.56%) RIA
3 1 (2.56%) PMI
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
1 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) PRINCE2
2 8 (20.51%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.13%) ETL
6 2 (5.13%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) Use Case
7 1 (2.56%) System Testing
7 1 (2.56%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.56%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) C#
1 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PMP
4 1 (2.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Business Objects
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.56%) NetApp
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
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