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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 105 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +1
Contract jobs citing NHS 35 76 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 2.47% 2.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.49% 10.37% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 60 44
Median daily rate £313 £310 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -13.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.49%
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
780 733 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.04% 23.79% 26.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 443 508
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 54 59
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +109.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £11.70 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -6.74%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +6 7 £340 +23.63%
Wiltshire -4 4 £298 -4.03%
Gloucestershire -6 4 £275 -15.38%
Dorset -1 2 - -
Somerset +10 1 £270 -1.81%
Devon -5 1 £398 +16.91% 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for NHS.

1 20 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 18 (18.75%) SQL
3 16 (16.67%) Project Management
4 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
7 9 (9.38%) Change Management
7 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (9.38%) Data Analysis
7 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (9.38%) Electronic Patient Records
8 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
8 8 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
9 7 (7.29%) ETL
9 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
10 6 (6.25%) SystmOne
10 6 (6.25%) Scrum
10 6 (6.25%) Degree
10 6 (6.25%) Risk Management
10 6 (6.25%) Migration
10 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
11 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (5.21%) NetApp
11 5 (5.21%) Veritas
11 5 (5.21%) Symantec
11 5 (5.21%) Oracle
11 5 (5.21%) Unix
11 5 (5.21%) Solaris

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.04%) Apache
1 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.04%) Moodle
1 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) SystmOne
2 1 (1.04%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (1.04%) DNS
2 1 (1.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.38%) Electronic Patient Records
3 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (3.13%) GIS
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) MySQL
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.17%) Finance
1 4 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (34.38%) Analyst
2 26 (27.08%) Project Manager
3 15 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 13 (13.54%) NHS Project Manager
5 10 (10.42%) Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Information Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) NHS Business Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) SQL Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Test Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Project Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) IT Manager
9 4 (4.17%) Database Developer
9 4 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Information Governance Manager
10 3 (3.13%) Product Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) Itk
1 3 (3.13%) SOAP
2 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 4 (4.17%) Informatics
4 2 (2.08%) Copywriting
4 2 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.04%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.21%) Solaris
1 5 (5.21%) Unix
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 16 (16.67%) Project Management
3 11 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.38%) Change Management
4 9 (9.38%) Data Analysis
5 8 (8.33%) Business Analysis
6 7 (7.29%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.29%) ETL
7 6 (6.25%) Migration
7 6 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.25%) Scrum
8 5 (5.21%) Analytics
8 5 (5.21%) Information Management
9 4 (4.17%) Data Management
9 4 (4.17%) ERP
10 3 (3.13%) Information Governance
10 3 (3.13%) Information Security
10 3 (3.13%) ITIL
10 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (3.13%) CBAP
3 3 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.17%) QA
3 3 (3.13%) HL7
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.21%) NetApp
2 5 (5.21%) Oracle
2 5 (5.21%) Symantec
2 5 (5.21%) Veritas
3 2 (2.08%) Civica
4 1 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (1.04%) InterSystems
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