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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 171 128 85
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -43
Contract jobs citing NHS 107 145 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.46% 2.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.60% 4.71% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 87 135
Average daily rate £310 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 7
Average hourly rate £16.73 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £8.60 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £33.20 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.19 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +1.69%
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
2972 3077 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.85% 30.92% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1637 1470
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 155 195
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.35 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey -9 24 £253 -25.73% 2
Kent -15 15 £190 -43.70% 1
Oxfordshire -11 12 £308 -15.75% 4
East Sussex +8 10 £350 +35.92%
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £325 -5.10% 2
Hampshire -14 4 £300 - 3
West Sussex -21 4 £413 +350.81%
Berkshire +4 2 £475 +46.15% 3
Sussex -2 1 £188 -34.21%
Home Counties - 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 47 (23.74%) SQL
2 32 (16.16%) Project Management
2 32 (16.16%) PRINCE2
3 26 (13.13%) Microsoft
4 20 (10.10%) SQL Server
5 19 (9.60%) Active Directory
6 16 (8.08%) Informatics
6 16 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (7.58%) MS Excel
7 15 (7.58%) MS Office
7 15 (7.58%) Windows
7 15 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 12 (6.06%) Data Centre
9 12 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (5.05%) Finance
11 10 (5.05%) SystmOne
12 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 9 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (4.04%) Security Cleared
13 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (4.04%) Data Modelling
13 8 (4.04%) T-SQL
13 8 (4.04%) Information Governance
14 7 (3.54%) Line Management
14 7 (3.54%) .NET
14 7 (3.54%) Migration

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.51%) JBoss
4 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (7.58%) MS Excel
1 15 (7.58%) MS Office
2 4 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.05%) SystmOne
2 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.03%) Firewall
2 2 (1.01%) DHCP
2 2 (1.01%) Intranet
2 2 (1.01%) LAN
2 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.01%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) FTP
3 1 (0.51%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.51%) LDAP
3 1 (0.51%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) VLAN
3 1 (0.51%) VoIP
3 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (4.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.02%) Electronic Patient Records
8 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.52%) QlikView
8 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) EDMS
9 2 (1.01%) MS Access
9 2 (1.01%) OLAP
9 2 (1.01%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.51%) MySQL
10 1 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.51%) JIRA
1 1 (0.51%) MSI
1 1 (0.51%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (5.05%) Finance
2 2 (1.01%) Marketing
3 1 (0.51%) Electronics
3 1 (0.51%) Local Government
3 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (30.81%) Analyst
2 45 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 21 (10.61%) Developer
4 17 (8.59%) Information Analyst
5 16 (8.08%) Business Analyst
5 16 (8.08%) NHS Project Manager
6 12 (6.06%) Change Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Business Change Analyst
9 8 (4.04%) Service Desk Support
9 8 (4.04%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Manager
10 7 (3.54%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Consultant
11 6 (3.03%) NHS Business Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 5 (2.53%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.54%) .NET
2 3 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.52%) HTML
3 2 (1.01%) CSS
3 2 (1.01%) jQuery
3 2 (1.01%) WCF
3 2 (1.01%) Web Services
3 2 (1.01%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) Ajax
4 1 (0.51%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
4 1 (0.51%) MDX
4 1 (0.51%) RESTful
4 1 (0.51%) SAML
4 1 (0.51%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (8.08%) Informatics
2 12 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.53%) Client/Server
3 5 (2.53%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.52%) Health Informatics
4 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.52%) Statistics
5 2 (1.01%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.01%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.51%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (2.02%) Windows 7
2 4 (2.02%) Windows Server
2 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
3 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.01%) Linux
5 1 (0.51%) Android
5 1 (0.51%) Unix
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.16%) PRINCE2
1 32 (16.16%) Project Management
2 16 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (4.04%) Data Modelling
5 8 (4.04%) Information Governance
5 8 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (3.54%) Line Management
6 7 (3.54%) Migration
7 6 (3.03%) Change Management
7 6 (3.03%) ITIL
7 6 (3.03%) Performance Management
7 6 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.53%) Benchmarking
8 5 (2.53%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.02%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.02%) CRM
9 4 (2.02%) ETL
9 4 (2.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.74%) SQL
2 8 (4.04%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.03%) C#
4 4 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.52%) Java
5 3 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.52%) VBA
6 2 (1.01%) PHP
7 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) C++
7 1 (0.51%) Python
7 1 (0.51%) Ruby
7 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (4.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.52%) ISEB
5 2 (1.01%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.51%) APMP
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCTS
6 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.03%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.02%) SLA
3 3 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.01%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.51%) vSphere
3 1 (0.51%) XenApp
3 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 26 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.03%) HP
3 3 (1.52%) Cerner
4 2 (1.01%) Apple
4 2 (1.01%) BT
4 2 (1.01%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.01%) Cisco
4 2 (1.01%) SAP
4 2 (1.01%) Tableau
4 2 (1.01%) VMware
5 1 (0.51%) AppSense
5 1 (0.51%) Citrix
5 1 (0.51%) Dell
5 1 (0.51%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle
5 1 (0.51%) Sitecore
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