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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 89 74 96
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +22
Contract jobs citing NHS 51 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 1.54% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.06% 8.10% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £197 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -9.18%
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
633 420 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.03% 18.98% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 254 315
Average daily rate £378 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £169 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 30 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.72 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -58.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £16.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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
Bristol -12 9 £363 -14.70% 2
Somerset -12 5 £300 +14.28% 2
Dorset +1 4 £139 -
Devon - 4 - - 2
Wiltshire -12 2 £275 -0.90% 4
Gloucestershire -23 2 £94 -52.05% 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.44%) Migration
3 18 (13.24%) SQL
3 18 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 14 (10.29%) Windows
6 13 (9.56%) Project Management
6 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
6 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (8.09%) Software Deployment
8 11 (8.09%) DTS
8 11 (8.09%) MS Excel
8 11 (8.09%) ETL
9 9 (6.62%) HP
9 9 (6.62%) Finance
10 7 (5.15%) Windows XP
10 7 (5.15%) MS Office
10 7 (5.15%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (4.41%) Informatics
12 5 (3.68%) Marketing
12 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
12 5 (3.68%) Change Management
12 5 (3.68%) Programme Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (0.74%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (8.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.15%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.47%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.74%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.21%) LAN
1 3 (2.21%) WAN
2 2 (1.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (13.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 18 (13.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (8.09%) DTS
5 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.74%) QlikView
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.62%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.68%) Marketing
3 4 (2.94%) Electronics
3 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.21%) Military
5 2 (1.47%) Banking
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (32.35%) Analyst
2 17 (12.50%) Developer
2 17 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 16 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.62%) Business Analyst
4 9 (6.62%) Configuration Analyst
5 7 (5.15%) NHS Project Manager
6 6 (4.41%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (3.68%) Trainer
7 5 (3.68%) NHS Information Analyst
7 5 (3.68%) NHS Business Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Senior Manager
8 4 (2.94%) Support Technician
8 4 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (2.94%) Data Analyst
9 3 (2.21%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (2.21%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (2.21%) Network Analyst
9 3 (2.21%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) XML
1 3 (2.21%) .NET
2 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) XSLT
3 1 (0.74%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) OLE DB
3 1 (0.74%) Ajax
3 1 (0.74%) jQuery
3 1 (0.74%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.41%) Informatics
2 4 (2.94%) DTV
3 3 (2.21%) Health Informatics
4 2 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.47%) FMCG
4 2 (1.47%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.47%) IPTV
5 1 (0.74%) Statistics
5 1 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.74%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.74%) GIS
5 1 (0.74%) iPhone
5 1 (0.74%) SystemC
5 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.74%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.29%) Windows
2 13 (9.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.15%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) Linux
4 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.44%) Migration
2 17 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (10.29%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.56%) Project Management
5 11 (8.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (8.09%) ETL
5 11 (8.09%) Software Deployment
6 7 (5.15%) Data Migration
7 6 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (3.68%) Change Management
8 5 (3.68%) Programme Management
9 4 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (2.21%) Test Management
10 3 (2.21%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.21%) Network Design
10 3 (2.21%) Data Analysis
10 3 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.21%) Test Strategy
10 3 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (1.47%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.24%) SQL
2 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.74%) VBA
3 1 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.74%) C#
3 1 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.21%) MCSE
2 3 (2.21%) CCNA
2 3 (2.21%) Degree
2 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.47%) CCNP
4 1 (0.74%) CCIP
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) MCP
4 1 (0.74%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) HL7
2 2 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.62%) HP
3 4 (2.94%) Cerner
3 4 (2.94%) SAP
4 3 (2.21%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.47%) Cognos
6 1 (0.74%) Cisco
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle
6 1 (0.74%) JBoss
6 1 (0.74%) Novell
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.74%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.74%) BT
6 1 (0.74%) Unica
6 1 (0.74%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.74%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.74%) ForgeRock
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Devon
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Devon
The Placement Group
Posted: 7 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Medilink Consulting
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
South West
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 27 days ago