The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 90 117 141
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +24
Contract jobs citing NHS 173 123 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.88% 1.45% 1.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.56% 7.18% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 80 50
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £195 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 23
Average hourly rate £8.00 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.90% +52.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2020 1714 2011
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.94% 20.22% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1045 851 853
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 127 173
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.85 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -21.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
NHS
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Berkshire +1 21 £264 -24.64% 6
Oxfordshire +19 16 £275 -31.25% 3
Hampshire -2 16 £245 +27.27% 12
Surrey 0 10 £325 +13.04% 19
Kent -10 10 £225 -10.00% 12
Sussex - 8 £310 - 2
West Sussex 0 5 - -
Buckinghamshire -19 2 £183 -27.00% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 63 (16.71%) SQL
2 48 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
3 43 (11.41%) SQL Server
4 33 (8.75%) Microsoft
4 33 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (6.90%) Project Management
6 26 (6.90%) Finance
7 23 (6.10%) PRINCE2
8 20 (5.31%) MS Excel
8 20 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 19 (5.04%) Windows
10 17 (4.51%) Business Analysis
11 16 (4.24%) Data Analysis
11 16 (4.24%) Change Management
12 15 (3.98%) ITIL
12 15 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
12 15 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (3.71%) Marketing
13 14 (3.71%) Programme Management
14 13 (3.45%) MS Office
14 13 (3.45%) Telecoms
15 12 (3.18%) Informatics
16 11 (2.92%) Management Information System
16 11 (2.92%) Smartcard
16 11 (2.92%) MS Access
16 11 (2.92%) T-SQL
16 11 (2.92%) Windows 7
17 10 (2.65%) Test Strategy
17 10 (2.65%) SAP

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.80%) CMS
2 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.27%) IIS
3 1 (0.27%) SAS
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.31%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.45%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.12%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.53%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.53%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) Wireless
2 1 (0.27%) VPN
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 32 (8.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (3.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (2.92%) MS Access
6 9 (2.39%) QlikView
7 5 (1.33%) OLAP
8 4 (1.06%) DTS
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.53%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.27%) NUnit
3 1 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 26 (6.90%) Finance
2 14 (3.71%) Marketing
3 13 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.65%) Electronics
4 10 (2.65%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.80%) Local Government
5 3 (0.80%) Banking
5 3 (0.80%) Retail
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (28.91%) Analyst
2 61 (16.18%) Information Analyst
3 41 (10.88%) Trainer
4 37 (9.81%) Project Manager
4 37 (9.81%) Developer
5 28 (7.43%) Product Specialist
6 27 (7.16%) NHS Information Analyst
7 24 (6.37%) Business Analyst
8 15 (3.98%) NHS Project Manager
9 13 (3.45%) Information Manager
9 13 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (2.92%) SQL Developer
11 10 (2.65%) Project Analyst
12 9 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (2.39%) Clinical Coder
13 8 (2.12%) Test Leader
14 7 (1.86%) Programme Director
14 7 (1.86%) Data Analyst
14 7 (1.86%) Desktop Engineer
14 7 (1.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.39%) .NET
2 4 (1.06%) HTML
2 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.06%) CSS
2 4 (1.06%) MDX
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) SOAP
4 2 (0.53%) JSON
5 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.27%) CAML
5 1 (0.27%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) CSS3
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.18%) Informatics
2 11 (2.92%) Management Information System
2 11 (2.92%) Smartcard
3 10 (2.65%) DTV
4 6 (1.59%) Data Extraction
5 5 (1.33%) Health Informatics
6 3 (0.80%) IPTV
6 3 (0.80%) Statistics
6 3 (0.80%) FMCG
6 3 (0.80%) E-Learning
6 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (5.04%) Windows
2 11 (2.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (1.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
2 26 (6.90%) Project Management
3 23 (6.10%) PRINCE2
4 20 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (4.51%) Business Analysis
6 16 (4.24%) Data Analysis
6 16 (4.24%) Change Management
7 15 (3.98%) ITIL
8 14 (3.71%) Programme Management
9 10 (2.65%) Test Strategy
9 10 (2.65%) Test Scripting
9 10 (2.65%) Digital Marketing
10 9 (2.39%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.39%) Business Transformation
11 8 (2.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (2.12%) Software Deployment
11 8 (2.12%) Service Management
11 8 (2.12%) Benchmarking
11 8 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.12%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (16.71%) SQL
2 11 (2.92%) T-SQL
3 6 (1.59%) C#
4 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.27%) VBA
5 1 (0.27%) VB
5 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (2.65%) Degree
2 7 (1.86%) ECDL
2 7 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.53%) ISEB
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.27%) MCDST
5 1 (0.27%) CISM
5 1 (0.27%) CISSP
5 1 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.27%) CCNA
5 1 (0.27%) MCP
5 1 (0.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.33%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (0.53%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) OVSD
2 1 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (8.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.65%) SAP
3 9 (2.39%) Oracle
4 7 (1.86%) Business Objects
5 4 (1.06%) Cerner
6 2 (0.53%) HP
6 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.27%) LANDesk
7 1 (0.27%) ATG
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee
7 1 (0.27%) iSOFT
7 1 (0.27%) Cognos
7 1 (0.27%) Siebel
7 1 (0.27%) Lotus
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco
7 1 (0.27%) IBM
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe
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Salary: Excellent
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