The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 52 89
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +37
Contract jobs citing NHS 83 77 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.54% 3.26% 1.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.92% 13.90% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 19
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£300 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.06% -13.62%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
837 554 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.62% 23.48% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 344 336
Average daily rate £400 £331 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 58 65
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -44.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the South West region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the South West region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Wiltshire -9 7 £310 -11.42%
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 - 2
Devon -8 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Bristol -26 3 £375 -25.00%
Avon - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
3 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (10.87%) Migration
5 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 13 (9.42%) Project Management
6 13 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
8 11 (7.97%) Finance
9 9 (6.52%) MS Office
9 9 (6.52%) Windows
9 9 (6.52%) ETL
10 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
11 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.07%) Change Management
11 7 (5.07%) Validation
12 6 (4.35%) .NET
12 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
12 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 5 (3.62%) Network Security
13 5 (3.62%) Informatics
13 5 (3.62%) Business Objects
13 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
13 5 (3.62%) XML

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.52%) MS Office
2 4 (2.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.72%) Agresso
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.62%) Network Security
3 4 (2.90%) DNS
3 4 (2.90%) LAN
3 4 (2.90%) WAN
3 4 (2.90%) DHCP
4 2 (1.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.45%) Fast Ethernet
4 2 (1.45%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (11.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.45%) QlikView
7 2 (1.45%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.45%) OLAP
8 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.72%) Local Government
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Electronics
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (31.88%) Analyst
2 21 (15.22%) Information Analyst
3 20 (14.49%) Project Manager
3 20 (14.49%) Developer
4 11 (7.97%) Product Specialist
4 11 (7.97%) Configuration Specialist
5 9 (6.52%) NHS Project Manager
6 8 (5.80%) Business Analyst
7 7 (5.07%) Trainer
8 6 (4.35%) NHS Information Analyst
8 6 (4.35%) NHS Business Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (3.62%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 4 (2.90%) Network Manager
10 4 (2.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 3 (2.17%) Change Analyst
11 3 (2.17%) SQL Developer
11 3 (2.17%) Configuration Analyst
11 3 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 3 (2.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) .NET
2 5 (3.62%) XML
3 2 (1.45%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) SOAP
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) Informatics
3 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.45%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.72%) DTV
4 1 (0.72%) NPfIT
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
4 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.72%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.52%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
3 2 (1.45%) Linux
4 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) Migration
2 13 (9.42%) Project Management
3 9 (6.52%) ETL
4 7 (5.07%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.07%) Change Management
4 7 (5.07%) Data Migration
4 7 (5.07%) Validation
5 5 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (2.90%) Network Management
6 4 (2.90%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (2.17%) Line Management
7 3 (2.17%) Data Validation
7 3 (2.17%) Workflow
7 3 (2.17%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.45%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (1.45%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.45%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 12 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (1.45%) ISEB
1 2 (1.45%) Degree
2 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) HL7
1 3 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.62%) Business Objects
3 4 (2.90%) Cerner
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle
4 3 (2.17%) HP
5 2 (1.45%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.72%) VMware
6 1 (0.72%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.72%) Tableau
6 1 (0.72%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.72%) SAP
6 1 (0.72%) Cognos
6 1 (0.72%) NetApp
6 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.72%) BT
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