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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 93 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -12
Contract jobs citing NHS 54 95 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.80% 2.94% 3.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.68% 11.27% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 71 65
Average daily rate £338 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £213 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £20.63 £24.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
950 843 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.59% 26.07% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 510 372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £226 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
Gloucestershire +22 14 £331 +17.77% 1
Bristol +9 10 £375 +18.11% 1
Dorset +9 8 £238 +12.42% 3
Wiltshire -8 7 £350 +14.75%
Somerset -12 5 £275 -15.38% 3
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 39 (27.66%) SQL
2 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (16.31%) PRINCE2
4 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
5 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (12.77%) Project Management
7 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
8 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
8 15 (10.64%) Finance
9 14 (9.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (7.80%) Analytics
10 11 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (7.09%) MS Office
11 10 (7.09%) Windows
11 10 (7.09%) Data Management
11 10 (7.09%) Data Analysis
12 9 (6.38%) Business Analysis
12 9 (6.38%) Degree
12 9 (6.38%) WAN
12 9 (6.38%) LAN
13 8 (5.67%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (5.67%) Civica
14 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
14 7 (4.96%) SystmOne
14 7 (4.96%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.96%) ETL
14 7 (4.96%) Change Management
14 7 (4.96%) Migration
15 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) MS Office
2 5 (3.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) SystmOne
2 5 (3.55%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.38%) LAN
1 9 (6.38%) WAN
2 5 (3.55%) Firewall
3 2 (1.42%) DNS
4 1 (0.71%) Network Security
4 1 (0.71%) Skype
4 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (7.80%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (7.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (5.67%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.13%) GIS
7 2 (1.42%) MS Access
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Cucumber
1 1 (0.71%) Selenium
1 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Marketing
3 4 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.13%) Electronics
4 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Analyst
2 26 (18.44%) Project Manager
3 22 (15.60%) Business Analyst
4 19 (13.48%) Developer
4 19 (13.48%) Information Analyst
5 14 (9.93%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) SQL Developer
7 12 (8.51%) NHS Project Manager
8 10 (7.09%) Senior Information Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) NHS Business Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) NHS Information Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Senior NHS Information Analyst
10 7 (4.96%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Project Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Service Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) SQL Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) Technical Manager
11 6 (4.26%) Technical Project Manager
11 6 (4.26%) Trainer
12 5 (3.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.71%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Driving Licence
2 5 (3.55%) Informatics
3 4 (2.84%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.13%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.42%) Copywriting
5 2 (1.42%) Data Extraction
5 2 (1.42%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.42%) Health Informatics
5 2 (1.42%) Statistics
6 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.09%) Windows
2 7 (4.96%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.42%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.71%) Linux
5 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (16.31%) PRINCE2
3 18 (12.77%) Project Management
4 11 (7.80%) Analytics
5 10 (7.09%) Data Analysis
5 10 (7.09%) Data Management
6 9 (6.38%) Business Analysis
7 7 (4.96%) Change Management
7 7 (4.96%) Data Modelling
7 7 (4.96%) ETL
7 7 (4.96%) Migration
8 6 (4.26%) Scrum
8 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.55%) ERP
9 5 (3.55%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (2.13%) Business Process Mapping
10 3 (2.13%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (2.13%) ITIL
10 3 (2.13%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (27.66%) SQL
2 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.38%) Degree
2 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.13%) CBAP
3 3 (2.13%) ISEB
3 3 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.71%) CCENT
4 1 (0.71%) CCNA
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 16 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.42%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.67%) Civica
3 5 (3.55%) Cerner
4 4 (2.84%) Tableau
5 3 (2.13%) SAP
6 2 (1.42%) Cisco
6 2 (1.42%) HP
7 1 (0.71%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.71%) BT
7 1 (0.71%) Capita
7 1 (0.71%) Infoflex
7 1 (0.71%) InterSystems
7 1 (0.71%) Mitel
7 1 (0.71%) VMware
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