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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 112 87 140
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +53
Contract jobs citing NHS 144 188 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.56% 2.09% 1.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.90% 7.33% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 129 50
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£320 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £219 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £355 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.25 £8.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £8.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £17.15 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
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
2939 2566 2207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.79% 28.57% 27.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1391 1053
Average daily rate £375 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £220
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 114 149 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.80 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.67
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -0.76%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 3 June 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
Hampshire +3 24 £300 -4.00% 5
Surrey +6 19 £330 +4.76%
Oxfordshire -6 19 £400 +45.45% 5
West Sussex -4 18 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +2 14 £331 -1.85% 1
Kent 0 7 £290 +28.88%
Berkshire -26 6 £283 -5.83% 2
East Sussex -16 4 £290 -10.76%
Sussex -4 3 £320 -0.77%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 71 (25.72%) SQL
2 44 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (14.86%) Windows
4 35 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 35 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 35 (12.68%) Project Management
5 29 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (9.42%) Finance
6 26 (9.42%) MS Office
7 23 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 23 (8.33%) Active Directory
8 21 (7.61%) Windows 7
9 20 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 18 (6.52%) MS Excel
11 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (5.80%) Security Cleared
13 14 (5.07%) ITIL
14 13 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (4.71%) Migration
14 13 (4.71%) Programme Management
14 13 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (4.71%) QlikView
15 12 (4.35%) VMware
15 12 (4.35%) Change Management
15 12 (4.35%) Firewall
15 12 (4.35%) Windows XP
16 11 (3.99%) SAP
16 11 (3.99%) WAN
17 9 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (3.26%) Digital Marketing

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 7 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.72%) SAS
3 2 (0.72%) Joomla!
3 2 (0.72%) Apache
3 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.36%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (9.42%) MS Office
2 18 (6.52%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.26%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.45%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.36%) Agresso
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.35%) Firewall
2 11 (3.99%) WAN
3 8 (2.90%) LAN
4 7 (2.54%) VPN
5 6 (2.17%) DNS
5 6 (2.17%) SAN
6 4 (1.45%) Intranet
7 3 (1.09%) DHCP
7 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.72%) Wireless
8 2 (0.72%) VoIP
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (4.71%) QlikView
4 13 (4.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 13 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.09%) OLAP
6 3 (1.09%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.72%) MS Access
7 2 (0.72%) PerformancePoint
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.36%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (9.42%) Finance
2 9 (3.26%) Electronics
2 9 (3.26%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.26%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.26%) Marketing
3 3 (1.09%) Local Government
3 3 (1.09%) Legal
4 2 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (32.25%) Analyst
2 36 (13.04%) Information Analyst
3 33 (11.96%) Project Manager
4 17 (6.16%) Developer
5 16 (5.80%) Change Analyst
5 16 (5.80%) NHS Information Analyst
6 14 (5.07%) Trainer
7 13 (4.71%) Support Engineer
8 12 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.35%) NHS Project Manager
9 10 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.90%) Team Leader
10 8 (2.90%) Desktop Support
10 8 (2.90%) Senior Information Analyst
10 8 (2.90%) Rollout Engineer
11 7 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (2.54%) Test Manager
12 6 (2.17%) Consultant
12 6 (2.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.90%) XML
2 4 (1.45%) .NET
2 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.72%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.26%) DTV
3 8 (2.90%) Informatics
4 7 (2.54%) Statistics
5 6 (2.17%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.45%) User Experience
7 3 (1.09%) Replication
8 2 (0.72%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
9 1 (0.36%) PACS
9 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.36%) NPfIT
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) PMI
9 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (14.86%) Windows
2 21 (7.61%) Windows 7
3 12 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.45%) Linux
6 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Android
6 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
2 35 (12.68%) Project Management
2 35 (12.68%) PRINCE2
3 14 (5.07%) ITIL
4 13 (4.71%) Migration
4 13 (4.71%) Programme Management
5 12 (4.35%) Change Management
6 9 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (3.26%) Data Analysis
6 9 (3.26%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (3.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (2.54%) Test Scripting
7 7 (2.54%) Workflow
8 6 (2.17%) Information Management
8 6 (2.17%) Web Development
8 6 (2.17%) ETL
8 6 (2.17%) Test Strategy
9 5 (1.81%) Information Governance
9 5 (1.81%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.72%) SQL
2 9 (3.26%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.45%) C
5 3 (1.09%) C#
5 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.09%) VBA
6 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (2.17%) Degree
3 6 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.09%) MCITP
5 3 (1.09%) MCSE
6 2 (0.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) CCA
7 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.81%) SLA
2 4 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 23 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.17%) DFS Replication
2 6 (2.17%) vSphere
3 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) SCCM
1 3 (1.09%) Puppet
2 2 (0.72%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.36%) WMI
3 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (12.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.35%) VMware
3 11 (3.99%) SAP
4 9 (3.26%) Cerner
5 7 (2.54%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.17%) CommVault
6 6 (2.17%) Dell
7 5 (1.81%) Cisco
7 5 (1.81%) Avaya
8 4 (1.45%) Business Objects
9 3 (1.09%) Citrix
10 2 (0.72%) Apple
10 2 (0.72%) HP
11 1 (0.36%) Nortel
11 1 (0.36%) Progress
11 1 (0.36%) iSOFT
11 1 (0.36%) Mitel
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