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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 123 84 137
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +53
Contract jobs citing NHS 145 202 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.46% 2.17% 1.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.02% 7.92% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 135 60
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£320 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £222 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £364 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.38 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £26.63 £26.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -17.97%
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
2891 2550 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.12% 27.43% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1361 1019
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 150 169
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +4.65%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 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
Oxfordshire -4 30 £365 +19.67%
Surrey +9 21 £350 +18.64% 5
Hampshire -11 18 £300 +9.09% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £320 -5.18% 2
West Sussex - 10 £128 - 1
Sussex -4 6 £285 -14.92%
Kent -11 6 £255 +3.03% 5
Berkshire -23 5 £325 +14.03% 2
East Sussex -20 4 £260 -20.00% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 67 (24.54%) SQL
2 46 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (15.02%) Windows
4 35 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 34 (12.45%) Project Management
6 31 (11.36%) PRINCE2
7 28 (10.26%) MS Office
8 27 (9.89%) Finance
9 25 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 23 (8.42%) Active Directory
11 21 (7.69%) Windows 7
12 18 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (6.59%) MS Excel
12 18 (6.59%) SQL Server
13 17 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (6.23%) Programme Management
14 16 (5.86%) ITIL
15 15 (5.49%) Firewall
15 15 (5.49%) QlikView
16 13 (4.76%) Migration
16 13 (4.76%) SAP
16 13 (4.76%) WAN
17 12 (4.40%) Change Management
17 12 (4.40%) Telecoms
18 11 (4.03%) VMware
18 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (4.03%) Informatics
18 11 (4.03%) Windows XP
18 11 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
19 10 (3.66%) Security Cleared

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (1.47%) MS Exchange
1 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.73%) Lync
2 2 (0.73%) Apache
2 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (0.73%) Joomla!
Applications
1 28 (10.26%) MS Office
2 18 (6.59%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.30%) MS Project
4 2 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.47%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.49%) Firewall
2 13 (4.76%) WAN
3 9 (3.30%) LAN
4 7 (2.56%) SAN
4 7 (2.56%) VPN
5 5 (1.83%) DNS
6 4 (1.47%) Wireless
6 4 (1.47%) VoIP
7 3 (1.10%) Intranet
7 3 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.73%) DHCP
9 1 (0.37%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.37%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.37%) Ethereal
9 1 (0.37%) RIP
9 1 (0.37%) SNMP
9 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.37%) IPsec
9 1 (0.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (5.49%) QlikView
5 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.73%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.73%) MS Access
7 2 (0.73%) OLAP
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.73%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.37%) Ant
3 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (9.89%) Finance
2 12 (4.40%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.66%) Marketing
3 10 (3.66%) Electronics
3 10 (3.66%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.83%) Local Government
5 3 (1.10%) Legal
6 2 (0.73%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 87 (31.87%) Analyst
2 32 (11.72%) Project Manager
2 32 (11.72%) Information Analyst
3 17 (6.23%) Change Analyst
4 15 (5.49%) Business Analyst
4 15 (5.49%) Developer
4 15 (5.49%) NHS Information Analyst
5 12 (4.40%) Support Engineer
6 11 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (4.03%) Trainer
6 11 (4.03%) NHS Project Manager
7 10 (3.66%) Support Analyst
7 10 (3.66%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 9 (3.30%) Programme Manager
8 9 (3.30%) Desktop Support
9 8 (2.93%) Team Leader
10 7 (2.56%) Business Change Analyst
10 7 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.83%) XML
2 3 (1.10%) .NET
2 3 (1.10%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.73%) MDX
4 1 (0.37%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.03%) Informatics
3 10 (3.66%) DTV
4 5 (1.83%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.47%) User Experience
5 4 (1.47%) Statistics
6 3 (1.10%) Replication
7 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.37%) PACS
8 1 (0.37%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.37%) PMI
8 1 (0.37%) NPfIT
8 1 (0.37%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.37%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.37%) Open Source
8 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.02%) Windows
2 21 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 11 (4.03%) Windows XP
4 7 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.10%) Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (16.85%) Business Intelligence
2 34 (12.45%) Project Management
3 31 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 17 (6.23%) Programme Management
5 16 (5.86%) ITIL
6 13 (4.76%) Migration
7 12 (4.40%) Change Management
8 10 (3.66%) Digital Marketing
9 9 (3.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.56%) Test Scripting
11 7 (2.56%) Data Analysis
11 7 (2.56%) Workflow
11 7 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.20%) Information Management
12 6 (2.20%) Web Development
13 5 (1.83%) Project Planning
13 5 (1.83%) Network Planning
13 5 (1.83%) Validation
13 5 (1.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.54%) SQL
2 7 (2.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.47%) C
4 2 (0.73%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.73%) C#
4 2 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.73%) PHP
4 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (3.66%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.83%) Degree
3 5 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.10%) CCNP
5 2 (0.73%) MCSE
5 2 (0.73%) MCITP
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.37%) CCNA
6 1 (0.37%) ISEB
6 1 (0.37%) CCA
6 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.47%) SLA
2 3 (1.10%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.83%) DFS Replication
2 5 (1.83%) vSphere
3 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (1.10%) Puppet
2 2 (0.73%) ZENworks
2 2 (0.73%) SCCM
3 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.76%) SAP
3 11 (4.03%) VMware
4 8 (2.93%) Cerner
5 7 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.56%) Cisco
5 7 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 5 (1.83%) Dell
6 5 (1.83%) Avaya
6 5 (1.83%) CommVault
7 3 (1.10%) Cognos
7 3 (1.10%) Citrix
8 2 (0.73%) F5
8 2 (0.73%) McAfee
8 2 (0.73%) Progress
8 2 (0.73%) Mitel
8 2 (0.73%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.37%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle
9 1 (0.37%) IBM
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hudson IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £380 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.71 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Venn Group
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Venn Group
Rate: £250 - £290 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ECS Recruitment Group Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago