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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 120 88 108
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +20
Contract jobs citing NHS 150 181 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 1.98% 1.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.56% 7.29% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 126 69
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£300 £305 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £220 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £369 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £14.60 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £36.00 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
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
2697 2482 1835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.12% 27.12% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1404 1308 878
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 152 178
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -29.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -16 26 £298 +1.27% 6
Oxfordshire -13 22 £358 +10.00% 6
Surrey +1 18 £330 -0.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £320 -5.18%
Berkshire -18 7 £308 - 5
Sussex -4 5 £250 -25.37%
Kent -25 4 £313 -5.30% 1
East Sussex -11 3 £258 -20.76% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 61 (21.86%) SQL
2 40 (14.34%) Windows
3 37 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 32 (11.47%) Project Management
6 28 (10.04%) PRINCE2
7 27 (9.68%) MS Office
8 24 (8.60%) Migration
9 23 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 23 (8.24%) Finance
10 22 (7.89%) Windows 7
11 20 (7.17%) Active Directory
12 19 (6.81%) MS Excel
13 17 (6.09%) ITIL
13 17 (6.09%) SQL Server
13 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 15 (5.38%) Data Migration
15 14 (5.02%) Firewall
15 14 (5.02%) Programme Management
16 13 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
16 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (4.30%) WAN
18 11 (3.94%) Change Management
18 11 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 11 (3.94%) Informatics
19 10 (3.58%) QlikView
19 10 (3.58%) SAP
19 10 (3.58%) MS Project
19 10 (3.58%) Telecoms
19 10 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (1.43%) SharePoint
1 4 (1.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.72%) Lync
2 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.36%) JBoss
3 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.36%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 27 (9.68%) MS Office
2 19 (6.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.58%) MS Project
4 9 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.36%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.43%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.02%) Firewall
2 12 (4.30%) WAN
3 8 (2.87%) LAN
4 7 (2.51%) VPN
5 5 (1.79%) SAN
6 4 (1.43%) Wireless
7 3 (1.08%) VoIP
7 3 (1.08%) DNS
7 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.36%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.36%) BGP
9 1 (0.36%) Intranet
9 1 (0.36%) IPsec
9 1 (0.36%) RIP
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
9 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.36%) Ethereal
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.58%) QlikView
4 10 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.79%) MS Access
5 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (0.72%) PerformancePoint
6 2 (0.72%) OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.08%) TeamCity
1 3 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.72%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (8.24%) Finance
2 10 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.51%) Electronics
3 7 (2.51%) Marketing
3 7 (2.51%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.43%) Local Government
5 3 (1.08%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Law
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 86 (30.82%) Analyst
2 34 (12.19%) Project Manager
3 31 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 17 (6.09%) Change Analyst
5 16 (5.73%) Business Analyst
6 14 (5.02%) Developer
7 13 (4.66%) NHS Project Manager
8 12 (4.30%) NHS Information Analyst
8 12 (4.30%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.94%) Consultant
9 11 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.58%) Programme Manager
11 9 (3.23%) Support Analyst
12 8 (2.87%) Trainer
13 7 (2.51%) Desktop Support
13 7 (2.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 7 (2.51%) Business Change Analyst
13 7 (2.51%) Report Analyst
13 7 (2.51%) Rollout Engineer
13 7 (2.51%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.43%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.72%) MDX
4 1 (0.36%) XML
4 1 (0.36%) CGI
4 1 (0.36%) Spring
4 1 (0.36%) Ajax
4 1 (0.36%) jQuery
4 1 (0.36%) Spring Integration
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.94%) Informatics
3 7 (2.51%) DTV
4 4 (1.43%) User Experience
5 3 (1.08%) Replication
5 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.72%) PACS
6 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.36%) PMI
7 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.36%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.36%) Open Source
7 1 (0.36%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.36%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.36%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.34%) Windows
2 22 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.23%) Windows XP
4 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.26%) Business Intelligence
2 32 (11.47%) Project Management
3 28 (10.04%) PRINCE2
4 24 (8.60%) Migration
5 17 (6.09%) ITIL
6 15 (5.38%) Data Migration
7 14 (5.02%) Programme Management
8 11 (3.94%) Change Management
9 9 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (2.87%) Information Management
11 7 (2.51%) Performance Management
11 7 (2.51%) Digital Marketing
12 6 (2.15%) Validation
12 6 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (2.15%) Web Development
13 5 (1.79%) Network Planning
13 5 (1.79%) Data Analysis
13 5 (1.79%) Project Planning
13 5 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (1.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (21.86%) SQL
2 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.08%) C#
3 3 (1.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
5 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (3.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (2.87%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.08%) CCNP
6 2 (0.72%) Degree
7 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 20 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.08%) vSphere
3 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
4 2 (0.72%) XenServer
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.08%) ZENworks
1 3 (1.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.58%) SAP
3 9 (3.23%) VMware
4 8 (2.87%) Cerner
5 7 (2.51%) CheckPoint
5 7 (2.51%) Cisco
6 6 (2.15%) Avaya
6 6 (2.15%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.08%) Cognos
7 3 (1.08%) Dell
7 3 (1.08%) CommVault
8 2 (0.72%) F5
8 2 (0.72%) Mitel
8 2 (0.72%) Blue Coat
8 2 (0.72%) Progress
8 2 (0.72%) Citrix
8 2 (0.72%) McAfee
9 1 (0.36%) Primavera
9 1 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Fusion Experience
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + neg.
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £100 - £120 per day + mileage expenses
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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