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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 90 119 144
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +25
Contract jobs citing NHS 177 129 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.93% 1.45% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.60% 7.35% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 87 55
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£275 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £203 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £288 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.04% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 14
Average hourly rate £9.41 £22.85 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.82% +8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £12.30 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £37.50 £98.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -10.00%
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
2057 1756 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.43% 19.77% 20.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 914 903
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 120 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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
Berkshire +6 20 £275 -23.34% 8
Hampshire -9 19 £175 -22.22% 4
Oxfordshire +11 14 £275 +10.00% 2
Surrey +7 13 £275 -4.34% 19
Kent -12 12 £225 -10.00% 6
West Sussex +10 8 £258 -35.62%
Sussex - 7 £310 - 2
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £140 -53.33% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 54 (14.40%) SQL
2 50 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 41 (10.93%) SQL Server
4 32 (8.53%) Microsoft
5 30 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (7.73%) Project Management
7 28 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 25 (6.67%) Finance
8 25 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 20 (5.33%) MS Excel
10 19 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (4.53%) Business Analysis
11 17 (4.53%) Windows
12 16 (4.27%) Change Management
12 16 (4.27%) Data Analysis
13 15 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (4.00%) Management Information System
13 15 (4.00%) ITIL
13 15 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (3.73%) Marketing
14 14 (3.73%) Programme Management
15 13 (3.47%) Informatics
15 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
16 12 (3.20%) MS Access
17 11 (2.93%) Degree
17 11 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (2.93%) Smartcard
18 10 (2.67%) DTV
18 10 (2.67%) Electronics
18 10 (2.67%) SAP

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (1.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.53%) CMS
3 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.27%) SAS
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.67%) MS Office
3 4 (1.07%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.13%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle HRMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.80%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) Wireless
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) WAN
2 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.20%) MS Access
6 10 (2.67%) QlikView
7 5 (1.33%) OLAP
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.80%) DTS
8 3 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.53%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.53%) TestComplete
3 1 (0.27%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.27%) NUnit
General
1 25 (6.67%) Finance
2 14 (3.73%) Marketing
3 13 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.67%) Electronics
4 10 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.80%) Banking
5 3 (0.80%) Retail
5 3 (0.80%) Local Government
6 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 103 (27.47%) Analyst
2 51 (13.60%) Information Analyst
3 39 (10.40%) Trainer
4 38 (10.13%) Project Manager
5 36 (9.60%) Developer
6 28 (7.47%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.47%) Product Specialist
7 19 (5.07%) NHS Information Analyst
7 19 (5.07%) Information Manager
8 16 (4.27%) NHS Project Manager
9 12 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 11 (2.93%) SQL Developer
11 10 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (2.67%) Project Analyst
12 8 (2.13%) Test Leader
12 8 (2.13%) Clinical Coder
13 7 (1.87%) Senior Information Analyst
13 7 (1.87%) NHS Information Manager
13 7 (1.87%) Programme Director
13 7 (1.87%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.87%) .NET
2 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.07%) CSS
2 4 (1.07%) HTML
2 4 (1.07%) MDX
3 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 2 (0.53%) JSON
4 2 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.27%) XML
5 1 (0.27%) jQuery
5 1 (0.27%) CAML
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.27%) HTML5
5 1 (0.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.47%) Informatics
3 11 (2.93%) Smartcard
4 10 (2.67%) DTV
5 6 (1.60%) Data Extraction
5 6 (1.60%) Health Informatics
6 4 (1.07%) Statistics
7 3 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.80%) IPTV
7 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
7 3 (0.80%) FMCG
8 1 (0.27%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.27%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.27%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.27%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.53%) Windows
2 10 (2.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (7.73%) Project Management
3 25 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 19 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (4.53%) Business Analysis
6 16 (4.27%) Data Analysis
6 16 (4.27%) Change Management
7 15 (4.00%) ITIL
8 14 (3.73%) Programme Management
9 11 (2.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (2.67%) Test Scripting
10 10 (2.67%) Digital Marketing
10 10 (2.67%) Test Strategy
10 10 (2.67%) Business Transformation
11 9 (2.40%) Information Governance
11 9 (2.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (2.40%) Software Testing
11 9 (2.40%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.13%) Regression Testing
12 8 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.40%) SQL
2 9 (2.40%) T-SQL
3 5 (1.33%) C#
4 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.27%) VBA
5 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (2.93%) Degree
2 8 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.33%) ECDL
4 3 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.53%) CCNA
5 2 (0.53%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) CISSP
6 1 (0.27%) MCP
6 1 (0.27%) CCNP
6 1 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.27%) CRISC
6 1 (0.27%) CISM
6 1 (0.27%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.13%) QA
2 7 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.33%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.80%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (2.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.80%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (0.80%) SCCM
2 1 (0.27%) OpenView
2 1 (0.27%) OVSD
Vendors
1 32 (8.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.67%) SAP
3 9 (2.40%) Oracle
4 4 (1.07%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.07%) HP
4 4 (1.07%) Cerner
5 2 (0.53%) Lotus
5 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (0.53%) IBM
6 1 (0.27%) iSOFT
6 1 (0.27%) McAfee
6 1 (0.27%) ATG
6 1 (0.27%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.27%) Dell KACE
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos
6 1 (0.27%) Siebel
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco
Chatham, Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 230 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: ££ NEG depending on experience
Posted: 21 hours ago
Oxfordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £280 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 8 days ago
Berkshire
Medilink Consulting
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 15 days ago
Sussex
Sensible Staffing
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago