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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 77 118 140
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +22
Contract jobs citing NHS 211 123 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.13% 1.45% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.02% 7.80% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 72 54
Average daily rate £300 £260 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £363 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £285
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £19.39 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.95%
Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2106 1576 2033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.30% 18.55% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 742 910
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £502 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £348
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 161 201
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -0.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -10.00%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 26 £275 +3.77% 4
Berkshire +7 25 £315 -13.10% 4
Kent +6 17 £286 -0.43% 7
Oxfordshire - 16 £325 - 13
Surrey -5 14 £295 +19.19% 16
Buckinghamshire -17 11 £338 +92.30% 3
Middlesex - 1 £288 -
West Sussex - - - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 114 (32.57%) SQL
2 59 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (13.14%) SQL Server
4 38 (10.86%) Finance
5 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 31 (8.86%) MS Excel
8 21 (6.00%) Project Management
8 21 (6.00%) Data Analysis
9 20 (5.71%) ITIL
10 19 (5.43%) Business Objects
11 17 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (4.57%) Informatics
12 16 (4.57%) T-SQL
12 16 (4.57%) Windows
13 15 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (4.29%) Degree
13 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (4.00%) Migration
14 14 (4.00%) Service Management
14 14 (4.00%) PRINCE2
14 14 (4.00%) MS Office
15 12 (3.43%) Change Management
15 12 (3.43%) ECDL
16 11 (3.14%) ITSM
16 11 (3.14%) Management Information System
16 11 (3.14%) Active Directory
16 11 (3.14%) Information Management
16 11 (3.14%) Marketing

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 5 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 5 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.29%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.29%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.29%) Lync
4 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.00%) MS Office
3 10 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Dynamics GP
2 7 (2.00%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.29%) LAN
1 1 (0.29%) DHCP
1 1 (0.29%) VPN
1 1 (0.29%) DNS
1 1 (0.29%) SAN
1 1 (0.29%) Intranet
1 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 36 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 15 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.29%) QlikView
4 8 (2.29%) MS Access
5 7 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.43%) OLAP
7 4 (1.14%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.14%) DTS
7 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.86%) PerformancePoint
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.29%) Toad
1 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (0.29%) NUnit
1 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 38 (10.86%) Finance
2 11 (3.14%) Marketing
3 10 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.71%) Banking
4 6 (1.71%) Retail
5 5 (1.43%) Electronics
6 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 120 (34.29%) Analyst
2 78 (22.29%) Information Analyst
3 42 (12.00%) NHS Information Analyst
4 30 (8.57%) Developer
5 23 (6.57%) Trainer
6 22 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 21 (6.00%) Product Specialist
8 19 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (4.29%) Consultant
10 13 (3.71%) Service Manager
10 13 (3.71%) Senior Information Analyst
11 12 (3.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (3.14%) NHS Project Manager
12 11 (3.14%) Clinical Coder
12 11 (3.14%) Information Manager
12 11 (3.14%) Service Design Manager
13 10 (2.86%) Data Analyst
14 9 (2.57%) Business Analyst
15 8 (2.29%) SQL Developer
15 8 (2.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.00%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) MDX
3 3 (0.86%) HTML
3 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.57%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) XML
5 1 (0.29%) Flash
5 1 (0.29%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.57%) Informatics
2 11 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.57%) Smartcard
4 7 (2.00%) E-Learning
5 6 (1.71%) IPTV
5 6 (1.71%) Data Extraction
5 6 (1.71%) FMCG
5 6 (1.71%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.86%) Health Informatics
6 3 (0.86%) Statistics
6 3 (0.86%) DTV
6 3 (0.86%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.29%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.29%) Replication
7 1 (0.29%) Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.57%) Windows
2 6 (1.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
4 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (16.86%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (6.00%) Project Management
2 21 (6.00%) Data Analysis
3 20 (5.71%) ITIL
4 17 (4.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (4.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (4.00%) Service Management
5 14 (4.00%) Migration
6 12 (3.43%) Change Management
7 11 (3.14%) ITSM
7 11 (3.14%) Information Management
8 10 (2.86%) ETL
9 9 (2.57%) Business Analysis
9 9 (2.57%) Software Testing
10 8 (2.29%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.29%) Test Scripting
10 8 (2.29%) Data Migration
10 8 (2.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (2.29%) Software Deployment
10 8 (2.29%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 114 (32.57%) SQL
2 16 (4.57%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.14%) VB.NET
4 3 (0.86%) VBA
5 2 (0.57%) C#
5 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.29%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (4.29%) Degree
2 12 (3.43%) ECDL
3 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.57%) CCNA
4 2 (0.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) VCDX
5 1 (0.29%) VCAP
5 1 (0.29%) CRISC
5 1 (0.29%) CISM
5 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.29%) MCITP
5 1 (0.29%) CISSP
5 1 (0.29%) MCP
5 1 (0.29%) MCSE
5 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.43%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.86%) QA
3 3 (0.86%) HL7
3 3 (0.86%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) vSphere
3 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) OpenView
1 1 (0.29%) OVSD
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.43%) Business Objects
3 10 (2.86%) Cerner
4 7 (2.00%) Oracle
5 3 (0.86%) VMware
5 3 (0.86%) SAP
5 3 (0.86%) Adobe
6 2 (0.57%) Dell
6 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.29%) CommVault
7 1 (0.29%) NetApp
7 1 (0.29%) ATG
7 1 (0.29%) Citrix
7 1 (0.29%) HP
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.29%) Siebel
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco
Hampshire
Apex International
Rate: Competitive salary on offer
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Westbourne Partners
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Excellent Day rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Isle of Wight
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: 22 - 24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
The Placement Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Isle of Wight
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago