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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 65 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing NHS 71 82 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.35% 2.57% 2.66%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.40% 9.44% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 42 32
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£314 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £11.63 £13.50 £17.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -21.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.35 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £14.25 £19.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
683 869 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.57% 27.28% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 516 285
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 52 44
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 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
Gloucestershire -7 11 £325 +30.00% 1
Bristol +7 8 £275 -2.65% 1
Wiltshire +19 7 £310 -8.14% 1
Devon +3 6 £340 -2.85% 1
Somerset +10 1 £275 - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 60 (36.36%) SQL
2 39 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (23.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
5 33 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (16.36%) Migration
7 26 (15.76%) T-SQL
8 25 (15.15%) ETL
9 23 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 21 (12.73%) Project Management
11 18 (10.91%) Data Migration
12 17 (10.30%) Cerner
13 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 15 (9.09%) Finance
14 14 (8.48%) PRINCE2
15 13 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
17 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (6.06%) Test Scripting
19 8 (4.85%) Validation
19 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
20 7 (4.24%) Programme Management
20 7 (4.24%) MS Office
20 7 (4.24%) MS Visio
20 7 (4.24%) Line Management
21 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
21 6 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
21 6 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
21 6 (3.64%) Marketing

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 12 (7.27%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Office
1 7 (4.24%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.64%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Project
4 2 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.21%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.61%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.03%) LAN
1 5 (3.03%) WAN
1 5 (3.03%) Network Security
2 4 (2.42%) DHCP
2 4 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.42%) DNS
3 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.21%) Fast Ethernet
3 2 (1.21%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (0.61%) SAN
4 1 (0.61%) Intranet
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (23.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (20.61%) SQL Server
4 33 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (13.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (7.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.61%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (9.09%) Finance
2 8 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.64%) Marketing
3 6 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.64%) Electronics
4 4 (2.42%) Back Office
5 2 (1.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (26.67%) Analyst
2 40 (24.24%) Developer
3 24 (14.55%) Project Manager
4 23 (13.94%) SQL Developer
5 18 (10.91%) Information Analyst
6 12 (7.27%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 10 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (4.85%) NHS Information Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) NHS Project Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Senior Manager
9 6 (3.64%) Senior Project Manager
10 5 (3.03%) DBA
10 5 (3.03%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.03%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Change Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (3.03%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.03%) Product Specialist
10 5 (3.03%) Configuration Specialist
11 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.21%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) DTV
3 5 (3.03%) Informatics
4 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.21%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.21%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) PACS
5 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.61%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.61%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.42%) Windows
2 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
2 2 (1.21%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.36%) Migration
2 25 (15.15%) ETL
3 23 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (12.73%) Project Management
5 18 (10.91%) Data Migration
6 14 (8.48%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 8 (4.85%) Validation
9 7 (4.24%) Programme Management
9 7 (4.24%) Line Management
10 6 (3.64%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (3.03%) Information Governance
12 4 (2.42%) Network Management
12 4 (2.42%) Change Control
12 4 (2.42%) Test Strategy
12 4 (2.42%) Analytics
12 4 (2.42%) Systems Analysis
12 4 (2.42%) Network Monitoring
13 3 (1.82%) Project Planning
13 3 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (36.36%) SQL
2 26 (15.76%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.21%) Degree
3 2 (1.21%) CCNA
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.61%) ISEB
4 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) HL7
2 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 17 (10.30%) Cerner
2 15 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.64%) SAP
4 4 (2.42%) HP
4 4 (2.42%) InterSystems
5 3 (1.82%) Tableau
6 2 (1.21%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.21%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.61%) Aruba
7 1 (0.61%) Cisco
7 1 (0.61%) NetApp
7 1 (0.61%) iSOFT
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