The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 40 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing NHS 6 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.63% 1.88% 3.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.61% 8.96% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Average daily rate
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£175 £218 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% +8.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.04%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Miscellaneous Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
107 67 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 29.00% 20.94% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 46 50
Average daily rate £353 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.49 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -21.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £17.27 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the Southampton region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the Southampton region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

NHS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) Dell KACE

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Information Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) Dell KACE