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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / South West
Rank 125 95 56
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -39
Contract jobs citing NHS 14 53 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 1.78% 3.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.06% 5.67% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 75
Median daily rate £301 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £398 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £16.09 £20.63 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% -4.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.51 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.86% +3.36%

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
678 935 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.82% 31.41% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 641 516
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £567 £497 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 62 55
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +45.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £44.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +8 2 £200 -44.05%
Devon +2 2 £468 +17.61% 3
Somerset -2 1 - -
Dorset -4 1 £275 +15.78%
Wiltshire -7 1 - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.45%) XML
3 10 (20.41%) Java
3 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (20.41%) Migration
3 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (20.41%) Grails
3 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 10 (20.41%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (20.41%) Docker
4 9 (18.37%) Open Source
5 8 (16.33%) JSON
5 8 (16.33%) JPA
6 6 (12.24%) Finance
7 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
7 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
7 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (10.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (8.16%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.16%) Informatics
8 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.16%) Quality Management
9 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
9 3 (6.12%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LAN
1 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.16%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (6.12%) Power BI
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.04%) QlikView
5 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.08%) Gradle
2 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Electronics
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Developer
2 16 (32.65%) Analyst
3 9 (18.37%) SQL Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Business Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Information Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Business Change Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Change Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.08%) NHS Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) NHS Information Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Report Developer
7 2 (4.08%) SQL Reporting Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) XML
2 10 (20.41%) Grails
2 10 (20.41%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (16.33%) JPA
3 8 (16.33%) JSON
4 4 (8.16%) Web Services
5 3 (6.12%) .NET
6 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.08%) Spring
7 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.04%) CSS
7 1 (2.04%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.04%) HTML
7 1 (2.04%) REST
7 1 (2.04%) WCF
7 1 (2.04%) WPF
7 1 (2.04%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.16%) Informatics
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.04%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Solaris
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) Migration
2 9 (18.37%) Open Source
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.16%) Quality Management
4 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analysis
4 3 (6.12%) Information Governance
4 3 (6.12%) Information Management
4 3 (6.12%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.08%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (4.08%) Information Security
5 2 (4.08%) ITIL
5 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.41%) Java
4 2 (4.08%) Groovy
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCIE
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.08%) HL7
2 2 (4.08%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (20.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) SAP
3 1 (2.04%) Cerner
3 1 (2.04%) NetApp
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec
3 1 (2.04%) Veritas