The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 56 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.58% 0.55% 1.94%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.76% 2.50% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£435 £430 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.16% +54.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.84%
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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 Tyne and Wear region.

Miscellaneous Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
170 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.82% 21.98% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 15 17
Average daily rate £363 £340 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -3.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £162 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MUMPS
2 2 (33.33%) ISO 9000
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) InterSystems
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) HL7
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Strategic Management
3 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) MUMPS
2 2 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 9000
1 2 (33.33%) HL7
2 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) InterSystems
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
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