The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 24 44 19
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -25
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.38% 1.02% 4.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.06% 4.48% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -13.23%
NHS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Miscellaneous Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
62 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 29.52% 22.71% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 21
Average daily rate £416 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £220 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -44.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.50 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £36.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 3 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Ipswich - 4 £325 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Business Development
2 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (7.14%) QA
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Access
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) McKesson
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Analyst
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Development Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Change Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Business Development Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Business Change Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Transition Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Validation
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Business Development
1 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
1 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Business Transformation
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) McKesson