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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 141 95 119
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +24
Contract jobs citing NHS 129 174 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 1.89% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.40% 6.49% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 104 80
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£290 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £128 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 20
Average hourly rate £14.88 £8.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.93% -70.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.65 £8.00 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £11.66 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
2931 2683 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.78% 29.14% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1427 1182
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 137 160
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.87% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +5.00%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +1 22 £299 +21.93%
Surrey +5 19 £193 -40.76% 2
West Sussex +4 18 £300 -
Kent +1 10 £215 -4.44%
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £320 +75.34% 3
Berkshire -12 10 £275 +4.26% 2
East Sussex -14 10 £288 -2.54%
Oxfordshire -28 10 £225 -18.18% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 70 (25.55%) SQL
2 40 (14.60%) Windows
3 39 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (11.31%) Microsoft
5 30 (10.95%) Project Management
6 27 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (9.12%) PRINCE2
7 25 (9.12%) SQL Server
8 24 (8.76%) Active Directory
9 22 (8.03%) Finance
10 20 (7.30%) MS Office
11 19 (6.93%) MS Excel
12 18 (6.57%) Programme Management
13 17 (6.20%) Migration
13 17 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (5.84%) QlikView
14 16 (5.84%) Windows 7
14 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (4.74%) ITIL
16 13 (4.74%) SAP
17 12 (4.38%) Security Cleared
17 12 (4.38%) Cerner
17 12 (4.38%) DTV
17 12 (4.38%) Electronics
17 12 (4.38%) Telecoms
17 12 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
17 12 (4.38%) Marketing
17 12 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 12 (4.38%) Manufacturing

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 6 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.73%) SAS
2 2 (0.73%) Joomla!
2 2 (0.73%) Apache
2 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.36%) Lync
3 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (7.30%) MS Office
2 19 (6.93%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.46%) MS Project
4 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.82%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Agresso
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.65%) WAN
2 9 (3.28%) Firewall
3 7 (2.55%) LAN
4 6 (2.19%) DNS
4 6 (2.19%) SAN
5 4 (1.46%) Intranet
5 4 (1.46%) VPN
6 3 (1.09%) DHCP
6 3 (1.09%) iSCSI
7 2 (0.73%) TACACS
7 2 (0.73%) Wireless
7 2 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.73%) VoIP
7 2 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.73%) SSL
8 1 (0.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 25 (9.12%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.84%) QlikView
5 15 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (4.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.36%) GeoQlik
9 1 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.36%) EDMS
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.36%) OLAP
9 1 (0.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.36%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Cucumber
2 3 (1.09%) Zephyr
2 3 (1.09%) JIRA
3 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.36%) JMeter
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) NeoLoad
General
1 22 (8.03%) Finance
2 12 (4.38%) Electronics
2 12 (4.38%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.38%) Manufacturing
2 12 (4.38%) Marketing
3 3 (1.09%) Local Government
3 3 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (0.36%) Back Office
4 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 85 (31.02%) Analyst
2 29 (10.58%) Project Manager
3 28 (10.22%) Information Analyst
4 19 (6.93%) Trainer
5 18 (6.57%) Developer
6 13 (4.74%) NHS Information Analyst
7 12 (4.38%) NHS Project Manager
8 11 (4.01%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.65%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.92%) Service Analyst
11 8 (2.92%) Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (2.92%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) Support Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (2.55%) Senior Information Analyst
12 7 (2.55%) Business Manager
13 6 (2.19%) Rollout Engineer
13 6 (2.19%) Configuration Analyst
13 6 (2.19%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.92%) XML
2 4 (1.46%) .NET
2 4 (1.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.38%) DTV
3 7 (2.55%) Statistics
4 6 (2.19%) EqualLogic
5 4 (1.46%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.46%) Replication
6 3 (1.09%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.09%) Informatics
6 3 (1.09%) PACS
6 3 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.73%) User Experience
7 2 (0.73%) PKI
7 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.73%) E-Learning
7 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.36%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.36%) PMI
8 1 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.60%) Windows
2 16 (5.84%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (3.28%) Windows XP
4 8 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.82%) 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 39 (14.23%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (10.95%) Project Management
3 25 (9.12%) PRINCE2
4 18 (6.57%) Programme Management
5 17 (6.20%) Migration
6 13 (4.74%) ITIL
7 12 (4.38%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (3.65%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.28%) Test Scripting
9 9 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (3.28%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (3.28%) ETL
9 9 (3.28%) Workflow
10 8 (2.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.55%) Test Strategy
11 7 (2.55%) Information Governance
12 5 (1.82%) Time Management
12 5 (1.82%) Data Analysis
12 5 (1.82%) Information Management
12 5 (1.82%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (25.55%) SQL
2 11 (4.01%) T-SQL
3 6 (2.19%) C
4 5 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.46%) C#
6 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.73%) VBA
7 2 (0.73%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.55%) Degree
3 4 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.09%) MCSE
4 3 (1.09%) MCITP
5 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.73%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) CISA
5 2 (0.73%) CISM
5 2 (0.73%) CCNA
5 2 (0.73%) ISEB
5 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (0.73%) CISSP
6 1 (0.36%) CCA
6 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.46%) SLA
1 4 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (8.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.19%) DFS Replication
2 6 (2.19%) vSphere
3 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.46%) SCCM
2 2 (0.73%) Nessus
3 1 (0.36%) WMI
3 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 31 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.74%) SAP
3 12 (4.38%) Cerner
4 11 (4.01%) VMware
5 7 (2.55%) Citrix
5 7 (2.55%) Cisco
6 6 (2.19%) CommVault
6 6 (2.19%) Dell
7 3 (1.09%) HP
8 2 (0.73%) Apple
8 2 (0.73%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.36%) iSOFT
9 1 (0.36%) Mitel
9 1 (0.36%) LANDesk
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