The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 116 129 155
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 144 105 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.22% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.05% 4.71% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 78 60
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£298 £260 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £194 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £270 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -40.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.78 £12.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.24 £17.25 £158.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £15.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.58% -7.10%
NHS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2852 2229 2409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.34% 25.93% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1627 1200 1074
Average daily rate £361 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 115 186
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the South East region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the South East region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Hampshire +1 27 £350 +55.55% 9
Berkshire +23 22 £313 +15.74% 8
Oxfordshire +3 15 £275 - 2
Surrey -6 14 £304 +4.74% 17
Kent -8 12 £220 -26.66% 13
West Sussex -4 3 £258 -37.57% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £140 -53.33% 4
Middlesex - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 44 (13.92%) SQL
2 38 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (9.18%) Project Management
3 29 (9.18%) PRINCE2
4 28 (8.86%) Microsoft
5 27 (8.54%) SQL Server
6 24 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (6.65%) Finance
8 20 (6.33%) Windows
9 19 (6.01%) MS Excel
10 18 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (5.38%) ITIL
12 16 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 15 (4.75%) Programme Management
14 14 (4.43%) Business Analysis
14 14 (4.43%) Change Management
14 14 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (4.11%) Information Governance
16 12 (3.80%) Telecoms
17 11 (3.48%) Management Information System
17 11 (3.48%) Migration
17 11 (3.48%) MS Office
17 11 (3.48%) Marketing
17 11 (3.48%) Degree
17 11 (3.48%) Business Transformation
18 10 (3.16%) Windows 7
18 10 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
18 10 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
18 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 10 (3.16%) MS Access

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.63%) CMS
2 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.32%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) JBoss
3 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.32%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 19 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.48%) MS Office
3 4 (1.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.95%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) Firewall
2 2 (0.63%) Wireless
2 2 (0.63%) LAN
2 2 (0.63%) WAN
3 1 (0.32%) SNMP
3 1 (0.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.32%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (5.70%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (5.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.16%) MS Access
6 8 (2.53%) QlikView
7 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) OLAP
9 1 (0.32%) DTS
9 1 (0.32%) Ingres
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.63%) TestComplete
General
1 21 (6.65%) Finance
2 12 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.48%) Marketing
4 10 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.16%) Electronics
5 3 (0.95%) Local Government
6 2 (0.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 93 (29.43%) Analyst
2 38 (12.03%) Trainer
3 33 (10.44%) Developer
4 32 (10.13%) Business Analyst
4 32 (10.13%) Information Analyst
5 31 (9.81%) Project Manager
6 15 (4.75%) NHS Project Manager
7 11 (3.48%) NHS Information Analyst
7 11 (3.48%) SQL Developer
8 9 (2.85%) Information Manager
8 9 (2.85%) Product Specialist
9 8 (2.53%) NHS Business Analyst
9 8 (2.53%) Project Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Data Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Service Analyst
10 7 (2.22%) Programme Director
10 7 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.95%) CSS
2 3 (0.95%) Web Services
2 3 (0.95%) HTML
3 2 (0.63%) SOAP
3 2 (0.63%) JSON
3 2 (0.63%) jQuery
4 1 (0.32%) CAML
4 1 (0.32%) HTML5
4 1 (0.32%) CSS3
4 1 (0.32%) Spring Integration
4 1 (0.32%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.32%) Spring
4 1 (0.32%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.48%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.16%) DTV
4 9 (2.85%) Informatics
5 4 (1.27%) Health Informatics
5 4 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (0.95%) Statistics
6 3 (0.95%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.63%) PACS
7 2 (0.63%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.32%) FMCG
8 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.32%) User Experience
8 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.32%) IPTV
8 1 (0.32%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (6.33%) Windows
2 10 (3.16%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.03%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (9.18%) PRINCE2
2 29 (9.18%) Project Management
3 17 (5.38%) ITIL
4 15 (4.75%) Programme Management
5 14 (4.43%) Business Analysis
5 14 (4.43%) Change Management
6 13 (4.11%) Information Governance
7 11 (3.48%) Business Transformation
7 11 (3.48%) Migration
8 10 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (2.85%) Data Analysis
9 9 (2.85%) Validation
9 9 (2.85%) Data Migration
9 9 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (1.90%) Service Delivery
12 5 (1.58%) Benchmarking
12 5 (1.58%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.92%) SQL
2 7 (2.22%) C#
3 5 (1.58%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.32%) Java
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (3.48%) Degree
2 9 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (1.27%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (0.63%) CCNA
4 2 (0.63%) ISEB
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.32%) ECDL
5 1 (0.32%) MCDST
5 1 (0.32%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.32%) MCP
5 1 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.53%) QA
2 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.95%) SLA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) SCCM
2 1 (0.32%) OpenView
2 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
2 1 (0.32%) OVSD
Vendors
1 28 (8.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.16%) SAP
2 10 (3.16%) Cerner
3 7 (2.22%) Oracle
4 5 (1.58%) HP
5 2 (0.63%) IBM
5 2 (0.63%) McKesson
5 2 (0.63%) Lotus
5 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.32%) iSOFT
6 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.32%) McAfee
6 1 (0.32%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.32%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.32%) Red Gate
6 1 (0.32%) Dell KACE
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco
6 1 (0.32%) Avaya
6 1 (0.32%) Juniper
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