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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 168 145 103
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -42
Contract jobs citing NHS 89 125 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 1.33% 1.72%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.45% 4.63% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 84 113
Average daily rate £333 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.78 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.26 £21.92 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.73% -3.22%
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
2582 2700 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 30.58% 28.69% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1512 1415 1286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 178 173
Average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.70 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 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
Berkshire +12 15 £343 -8.66% 5
Kent -1 13 £190 -49.33%
Surrey -5 13 £375 +38.88% 7
Hampshire -8 9 £385 +40.00% 3
Oxfordshire 0 8 £363 +29.46% 6
East Sussex +9 5 £333 +33.26%
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £325 +10.63% 3
West Sussex 0 3 £325 +16.07%
Middlesex -2 1 £350 +12.00%
Sussex - 1 £320 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 57 (24.57%) SQL
2 31 (13.36%) Project Management
3 25 (10.78%) SQL Server
4 24 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
6 20 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (8.19%) PRINCE2
7 19 (8.19%) Windows
8 17 (7.33%) MS Excel
8 17 (7.33%) Active Directory
8 17 (7.33%) Migration
8 17 (7.33%) SystmOne
9 15 (6.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 15 (6.47%) T-SQL
9 15 (6.47%) Finance
10 13 (5.60%) SharePoint
10 13 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (5.17%) C#
11 12 (5.17%) .NET
12 11 (4.74%) CRM
12 11 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (4.74%) Data Analysis
12 11 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (4.31%) Degree
13 10 (4.31%) Informatics
13 10 (4.31%) JavaScript
13 10 (4.31%) Data Migration
13 10 (4.31%) Change Control
13 10 (4.31%) Analytics
14 9 (3.88%) Performance Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 13 (5.60%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.02%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.43%) CMS
4 1 (0.43%) JBoss
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.43%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.45%) MS Office
3 5 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (7.33%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.16%) Veeva
2 2 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.29%) DHCP
2 2 (0.86%) WebEx
3 1 (0.43%) Broadband
3 1 (0.43%) FTP
3 1 (0.43%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.43%) Intranet
3 1 (0.43%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.43%) LAN
3 1 (0.43%) LDAP
3 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.43%) VLAN
3 1 (0.43%) WAN
3 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.59%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.16%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.29%) EDMS
7 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.29%) MS Access
7 3 (1.29%) PerformancePoint
7 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.86%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.86%) QlikView
8 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Selenium
1 4 (1.72%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) MSI
2 1 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (6.47%) Finance
2 7 (3.02%) Marketing
3 5 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.72%) Legal
5 2 (0.86%) Electronics
5 2 (0.86%) Law
5 2 (0.86%) Local Government
5 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (31.03%) Analyst
2 29 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 28 (12.07%) Developer
4 14 (6.03%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.60%) Information Analyst
6 12 (5.17%) Business Analyst
6 12 (5.17%) Change Analyst
7 11 (4.74%) SQL Developer
8 9 (3.88%) Business Change Analyst
8 9 (3.88%) Consultant
8 9 (3.88%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.02%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.02%) NHS Project Manager
9 7 (3.02%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (3.02%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.59%) C# Developer
10 6 (2.59%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.59%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (2.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.17%) .NET
2 9 (3.88%) XML
3 8 (3.45%) CSS
3 8 (3.45%) HTML
4 6 (2.59%) Web Services
5 4 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.72%) jQuery
5 4 (1.72%) XHTML
6 3 (1.29%) Ajax
6 3 (1.29%) WCF
7 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.86%) HTML5
8 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (0.43%) J2EE
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) RESTful
8 1 (0.43%) SAML
8 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.31%) Informatics
3 9 (3.88%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.02%) Data Extraction
4 7 (3.02%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.59%) User Experience
6 5 (2.16%) Freedom of Information
6 5 (2.16%) Statistics
7 4 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.72%) Freedom of Information Act
7 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.72%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.29%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.86%) Blog
9 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.86%) Health Informatics
10 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.19%) Windows
2 9 (3.88%) Windows 7
3 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Android
7 1 (0.43%) Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Unix
7 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.36%) Project Management
2 20 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (8.19%) PRINCE2
4 17 (7.33%) Migration
5 15 (6.47%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 11 (4.74%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (4.74%) CRM
6 11 (4.74%) Data Analysis
7 10 (4.31%) Analytics
7 10 (4.31%) Change Control
7 10 (4.31%) Data Migration
8 9 (3.88%) ETL
8 9 (3.88%) Performance Management
9 8 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.59%) Business Process Mapping
10 6 (2.59%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.59%) ITIL
11 5 (2.16%) Customer Analysis
11 5 (2.16%) Data Visualisation
11 5 (2.16%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 57 (24.57%) SQL
2 15 (6.47%) T-SQL
3 12 (5.17%) C#
4 10 (4.31%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.72%) Java
6 3 (1.29%) C
7 2 (0.86%) PHP
7 2 (0.86%) VBA
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (4.31%) Degree
2 7 (3.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 7 (3.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.72%) ISEB
3 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.43%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.43%) APMP
5 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.59%) HL7
3 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.86%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (1.72%) SCCM
2 2 (0.86%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 21 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (2.59%) Cerner
3 5 (2.16%) Cegedim Rx
3 5 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.29%) Apple
4 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (1.29%) Citrix
4 3 (1.29%) Tableau
5 2 (0.86%) Acronis
5 2 (0.86%) Lumension
5 2 (0.86%) SAP
5 2 (0.86%) VMware
6 1 (0.43%) AppSense
6 1 (0.43%) Casewise
6 1 (0.43%) Cognos
6 1 (0.43%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £200 to £275 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £0 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £301 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £270 - £290 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
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