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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 137 105 131
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 127 160 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.79% 1.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.32% 6.19% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 105 56
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£305 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £144 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Average hourly rate £13.72 £8.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.53% -70.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £8.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.59 £17.08 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
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
2941 2583 2350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.43% 28.84% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1388 1128
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 145 165
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £47.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +5 22 £260 -6.30% 3
Surrey +2 20 £250 -16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +15 16 £320 +42.22% 1
West Sussex +3 16 £300 -
Kent -3 10 £290 +28.88% 5
Oxfordshire -24 10 £225 -18.18% 3
Berkshire +1 8 £286 +6.51% 10
East Sussex -18 4 £320 +7.56% 1
Sussex -5 1 £320 +3.22%
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (24.91%) SQL
2 43 (15.09%) Windows
3 42 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
4 37 (12.98%) Microsoft
5 36 (12.63%) PRINCE2
6 34 (11.93%) Project Management
7 29 (10.18%) MS Office
8 28 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 26 (9.12%) Finance
9 26 (9.12%) Active Directory
10 23 (8.07%) SQL Server
11 21 (7.37%) MS Excel
11 21 (7.37%) Windows 7
12 19 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 18 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (5.96%) ITIL
14 17 (5.96%) Migration
15 16 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (5.61%) Security Cleared
16 15 (5.26%) QlikView
17 13 (4.56%) Programme Management
17 13 (4.56%) Windows XP
18 12 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 11 (3.86%) VMware
19 11 (3.86%) SAP
19 11 (3.86%) Cerner
19 11 (3.86%) WAN
20 10 (3.51%) MS Project
20 10 (3.51%) MS Visio
21 9 (3.16%) Electronics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.70%) SAS
3 2 (0.70%) Joomla!
3 2 (0.70%) Apache
3 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.35%) Lync
Applications
1 29 (10.18%) MS Office
2 21 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 10 (3.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.40%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.35%) Agresso
3 1 (0.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.86%) WAN
2 8 (2.81%) LAN
2 8 (2.81%) Firewall
3 6 (2.11%) SAN
3 6 (2.11%) DNS
4 4 (1.40%) Intranet
5 3 (1.05%) VPN
5 3 (1.05%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.05%) DHCP
6 2 (0.70%) VoIP
6 2 (0.70%) Wireless
7 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.35%) TACACS
7 1 (0.35%) SSL
7 1 (0.35%) SNMP
7 1 (0.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (8.07%) SQL Server
3 19 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (5.26%) QlikView
6 12 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.35%) OLAP
9 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (0.35%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.70%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.70%) JIRA
1 2 (0.70%) Zephyr
2 1 (0.35%) JMeter
2 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.35%) NeoLoad
2 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (9.12%) Finance
2 9 (3.16%) Electronics
2 9 (3.16%) Telecoms
2 9 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.16%) Marketing
3 4 (1.40%) Local Government
4 3 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (0.35%) Back Office
5 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (31.23%) Analyst
2 32 (11.23%) Project Manager
3 31 (10.88%) Information Analyst
4 18 (6.32%) Trainer
4 18 (6.32%) Developer
5 13 (4.56%) Support Engineer
5 13 (4.56%) Change Analyst
6 12 (4.21%) NHS Information Analyst
6 12 (4.21%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (3.86%) NHS Project Manager
8 10 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (2.81%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.81%) Systems Analyst
9 8 (2.81%) Senior Information Analyst
9 8 (2.81%) Rollout Engineer
10 7 (2.46%) Business Manager
10 7 (2.46%) Test Manager
10 7 (2.46%) Desktop Support
10 7 (2.46%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.81%) XML
2 4 (1.40%) .NET
2 4 (1.40%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.16%) DTV
3 8 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.46%) Statistics
5 6 (2.11%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.75%) User Experience
7 4 (1.40%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (1.05%) Informatics
8 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (1.05%) PACS
9 2 (0.70%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.70%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.35%) NPfIT
10 1 (0.35%) GIS
10 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.35%) PKI
10 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 43 (15.09%) Windows
2 21 (7.37%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.56%) Windows XP
4 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.75%) Linux
7 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Android
7 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
2 36 (12.63%) PRINCE2
3 34 (11.93%) Project Management
4 17 (5.96%) ITIL
4 17 (5.96%) Migration
5 13 (4.56%) Programme Management
6 9 (3.16%) ETL
6 9 (3.16%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (3.16%) Test Scripting
6 9 (3.16%) Test Strategy
7 8 (2.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (2.81%) Data Migration
7 8 (2.81%) Workflow
8 7 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.46%) Information Management
8 7 (2.46%) Information Governance
9 6 (2.11%) Change Management
9 6 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (1.75%) Time Management
10 5 (1.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (24.91%) SQL
2 9 (3.16%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.75%) C
3 5 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.40%) C#
5 3 (1.05%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.70%) VBA
6 2 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.46%) Degree
3 6 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.05%) MCITP
6 3 (1.05%) MCSE
7 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.35%) CCA
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) SLA
2 4 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.11%) DFS Replication
2 6 (2.11%) vSphere
3 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (0.70%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.35%) Nessus
3 1 (0.35%) WMI
3 1 (0.35%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 37 (12.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.86%) SAP
2 11 (3.86%) Cerner
2 11 (3.86%) VMware
3 7 (2.46%) Cisco
4 6 (2.11%) Dell
4 6 (2.11%) CommVault
5 5 (1.75%) Citrix
6 3 (1.05%) HP
6 3 (1.05%) Business Objects
7 2 (0.70%) Apple
7 2 (0.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.35%) iSOFT
8 1 (0.35%) Mitel
8 1 (0.35%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.35%) Progress
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