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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 77 58 93
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +35
Contract jobs citing NHS 73 60 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 2.69% 1.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.17% 11.47% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 23
Average daily rate
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£300 £269 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.37% +12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.87 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.81% -12.55%
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
796 523 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.55% 23.42% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 316 349
Average daily rate £390 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 54 63
Average hourly rate £35.70 £21.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.04% -42.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £12.75 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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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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
Somerset +8 13 £288 -
Gloucestershire -9 5 £350 +27.27% 1
Devon -17 4 £350 +7.69% 2
Wiltshire -12 2 £141 - 4
Avon - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.08%) SQL
3 17 (13.49%) Migration
4 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.52%) Project Management
6 11 (8.73%) PRINCE2
6 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (7.94%) Windows
8 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
8 9 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (6.35%) MS Office
10 7 (5.56%) .NET
10 7 (5.56%) Finance
10 7 (5.56%) Change Management
11 6 (4.76%) XML
11 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
11 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (3.97%) Informatics
12 5 (3.97%) ETL
12 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
12 5 (3.97%) Cerner
13 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
13 4 (3.17%) Oracle
13 4 (3.17%) HL7
13 4 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MS Office
2 6 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.79%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.38%) Network Security
3 2 (1.59%) DNS
3 2 (1.59%) LAN
3 2 (1.59%) WAN
3 2 (1.59%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) Fast Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) SAN
4 1 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.38%) QlikView
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.59%) OLAP
7 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.59%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.79%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Military
3 2 (1.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Analyst
2 20 (15.87%) Project Manager
3 19 (15.08%) Developer
4 16 (12.70%) Information Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) NHS Project Manager
6 9 (7.14%) Product Specialist
6 9 (7.14%) Configuration Specialist
7 8 (6.35%) Trainer
7 8 (6.35%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.76%) NHS Business Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.17%) NHS Information Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Change Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) IT Trainer
10 3 (2.38%) Data Analyst
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Senior Manager
10 3 (2.38%) Support Technician
11 2 (1.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.56%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) XML
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) REST
4 1 (0.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) SOAP
4 1 (0.79%) Web Services
4 1 (0.79%) XSLT
4 1 (0.79%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Informatics
3 2 (1.59%) E-Learning
3 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.79%) Health Informatics
4 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.79%) GIS
4 1 (0.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.94%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.59%) Linux
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.49%) Migration
2 13 (10.32%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (9.52%) Project Management
4 11 (8.73%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 7 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (3.97%) ETL
8 4 (3.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.38%) Validation
9 3 (2.38%) Workflow
9 3 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.38%) ITIL
9 3 (2.38%) Data Modelling
10 2 (1.59%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.59%) CRM
10 2 (1.59%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.59%) Programme Management
10 2 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.59%) Document Management
10 2 (1.59%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.08%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (1.59%) ISEB
3 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.79%) MOS
4 1 (0.79%) MCP
4 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.17%) HL7
1 4 (3.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.97%) Cerner
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle
4 3 (2.38%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.59%) HP
5 2 (1.59%) Cognos
5 2 (1.59%) InterSystems
6 1 (0.79%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.79%) Infoflex
6 1 (0.79%) BT
6 1 (0.79%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) NetApp
6 1 (0.79%) TIBCO
South West
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-270 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 5 days ago
Devon
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 7 days ago
Devon
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
South West
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago