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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 68 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing NHS 81 63 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.53% 2.05% 1.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.11% 8.45% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 31 23
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£313 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £141 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £32.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% -50.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.13 £23.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £16.38 £40.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
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
889 746 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.78% 24.32% 26.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 463 324
Average daily rate £375 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 34
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +10 12 £305 +38.47% 2
Gloucestershire +5 10 £313 +234.22% 1
Bristol -2 8 £303 -16.55% 3
Wiltshire +3 6 £170 -32.00%
Devon +1 6 £313 +25.00% 2
Dorset -8 1 £165 +8.19% 2
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 61 (38.61%) SQL
2 43 (27.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 41 (25.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (22.15%) Migration
5 34 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
7 29 (18.35%) ETL
8 27 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
9 26 (16.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (15.19%) T-SQL
11 22 (13.92%) Data Migration
12 19 (12.03%) Cerner
13 15 (9.49%) Project Management
13 15 (9.49%) PRINCE2
14 14 (8.86%) Finance
15 13 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
16 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
17 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
17 8 (5.06%) SAP
17 8 (5.06%) DTV
17 8 (5.06%) Programme Management
17 8 (5.06%) Manufacturing
17 8 (5.06%) Electronics
17 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
17 8 (5.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
17 8 (5.06%) Marketing
17 8 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
17 8 (5.06%) HL7

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.63%) CMS
2 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.43%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.90%) MS Project
3 3 (1.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.90%) Intranet
2 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (27.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 41 (25.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
4 27 (17.09%) Data Warehouse
5 26 (16.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 13 (8.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Power View
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.63%) MS Access
8 1 (0.63%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (8.86%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.06%) Marketing
2 8 (5.06%) Electronics
2 8 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.16%) Back Office
4 2 (1.27%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (22.78%) Developer
2 33 (20.89%) Analyst
3 24 (15.19%) SQL Developer
4 16 (10.13%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.96%) Information Analyst
5 11 (6.96%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Trainer
8 7 (4.43%) Test Manager
8 7 (4.43%) Consultant
8 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Developer
8 7 (4.43%) NHS Information Analyst
9 6 (3.80%) NHS Project Manager
9 6 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.16%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (3.16%) Microsoft BI Consultant
11 4 (2.53%) NHS Information Manager
11 4 (2.53%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.53%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) .NET
2 2 (1.27%) Itk
3 1 (0.63%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.06%) DTV
3 4 (2.53%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.90%) Statistics
5 2 (1.27%) Informatics
5 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
6 1 (0.63%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.43%) Windows
2 3 (1.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.15%) Migration
2 34 (21.52%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (18.35%) ETL
4 22 (13.92%) Data Migration
5 15 (9.49%) PRINCE2
5 15 (9.49%) Project Management
6 8 (5.06%) Programme Management
6 8 (5.06%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (3.80%) Data Protection
7 6 (3.80%) Data Cleansing
8 5 (3.16%) Test Scripting
8 5 (3.16%) Information Governance
8 5 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.16%) ITIL
9 4 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (2.53%) Project Planning
10 3 (1.90%) Validation
10 3 (1.90%) Change Control
10 3 (1.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 61 (38.61%) SQL
2 24 (15.19%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.16%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.63%) C++
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.90%) Degree
3 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.63%) CCNP
3 1 (0.63%) CCNA
3 1 (0.63%) ISEB
3 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.06%) HL7
2 3 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.03%) Cerner
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.06%) SAP
4 4 (2.53%) InterSystems
5 2 (1.27%) HP
6 1 (0.63%) Citrix
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) VMware
6 1 (0.63%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.63%) MEDITECH
6 1 (0.63%) Aruba
6 1 (0.63%) Tableau
6 1 (0.63%) iSOFT
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Hudson IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 26 days ago