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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 93 70 100
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +30
Contract jobs citing NHS 56 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.52% 1.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.88% 6.75% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 21
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£250 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £196 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.27% -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
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
814 504 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.46% 22.54% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 313 404
Average daily rate £375 £326 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 54
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -55.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Somerset -9 8 £250 -11.11%
Bristol -9 7 £300 +50.00% 1
Dorset 0 2 £153 -
Wiltshire -8 2 £200 -6.97% 4
Gloucestershire -17 2 £94 -60.21% 2
Devon - 2 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.11%) Migration
3 20 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (13.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (12.23%) SQL
7 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2
7 14 (10.07%) Project Management
8 12 (8.63%) Windows
8 12 (8.63%) Windows 7
9 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (7.91%) ETL
10 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
11 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
11 8 (5.76%) Finance
12 7 (5.04%) DTS
12 7 (5.04%) .NET
12 7 (5.04%) MS Office
12 7 (5.04%) HP
12 7 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (5.04%) Informatics
12 7 (5.04%) Software Deployment
12 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (4.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (4.32%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (4.32%) Cerner
13 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
13 6 (4.32%) XML
14 5 (3.60%) Programme Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.04%) MS Office
3 3 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (2.88%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.72%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Intranet
1 1 (0.72%) LAN
1 1 (0.72%) VoIP
1 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 19 (13.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (12.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (5.04%) DTS
6 6 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.16%) QlikView
9 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (1.44%) OLAP
10 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.76%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.60%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.60%) Marketing
3 4 (2.88%) Electronics
4 3 (2.16%) Military
5 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (28.78%) Analyst
2 20 (14.39%) Developer
3 18 (12.95%) Project Manager
4 15 (10.79%) Information Analyst
5 9 (6.47%) Trainer
5 9 (6.47%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.47%) NHS Project Manager
6 7 (5.04%) Configuration Analyst
6 7 (5.04%) Configuration Specialist
7 6 (4.32%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.60%) Data Analyst
8 5 (3.60%) Product Specialist
8 5 (3.60%) NHS Business Analyst
8 5 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 4 (2.88%) NHS Information Analyst
9 4 (2.88%) Senior Manager
9 4 (2.88%) Support Technician
10 3 (2.16%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.16%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (2.16%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) .NET
2 6 (4.32%) XML
3 2 (1.44%) HTML
3 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) XSLT
4 1 (0.72%) SOAP
4 1 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.72%) jQuery
4 1 (0.72%) Ajax
4 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Informatics
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.88%) DTV
3 3 (2.16%) Health Informatics
4 2 (1.44%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.44%) IPTV
4 2 (1.44%) FMCG
4 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.44%) E-Learning
4 2 (1.44%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.72%) NPfIT
5 1 (0.72%) GIS
5 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.63%) Windows
1 12 (8.63%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.11%) Migration
2 20 (14.39%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (10.07%) PRINCE2
3 14 (10.07%) Project Management
4 11 (7.91%) ETL
5 7 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (5.04%) Software Deployment
6 6 (4.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (4.32%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.60%) Programme Management
7 5 (3.60%) Change Management
7 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.88%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (2.16%) Test Management
9 3 (2.16%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.16%) Test Strategy
10 2 (1.44%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.44%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.44%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) SQL
2 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.72%) VBA
4 1 (0.72%) C
4 1 (0.72%) C#
4 1 (0.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
2 2 (1.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.44%) ISEB
2 2 (1.44%) MCSE
3 1 (0.72%) MCP
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.72%) CCNP
3 1 (0.72%) CCIP
3 1 (0.72%) CCNA
3 1 (0.72%) MOS
3 1 (0.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.60%) HL7
2 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (6.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.04%) HP
3 6 (4.32%) Cerner
4 4 (2.88%) SAP
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle
5 2 (1.44%) Cognos
5 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.72%) JBoss
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco
6 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.72%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.72%) BT
6 1 (0.72%) ProCurve
6 1 (0.72%) Unica
6 1 (0.72%) ForgeRock
6 1 (0.72%) SmartFocus
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 140-170 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 19000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago