The first table below looks at the demand for HL7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HL7 over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Health Level 7 (HL7)
Rank 571 524 557
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +33
Contract jobs citing HL7 32 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.058% 0.058%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.71% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 21
Average daily rate £275 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £306 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.83% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.13 -
Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
4513 3660 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.85% 7.53% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2741 2150 2481
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 153 241
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.85 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £54.05 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%

HL7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HL7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

HL7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HL7
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HL7 within the UK.

HL7 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HL7
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HL7 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

HL7 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HL7
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HL7 within the UK.

HL7 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HL7
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HL7 within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -32 32 £275 -12.00% 11
North West -20 8 £265 +6.00%
London -34 7 £375 -21.05% 6
South East -12 4 £375 +38.88% 3
Manchester -15 4 £305 +18.44%
East of England -29 4 - - 1
Kent - 3 £375 -
City of London -9 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -20 2 £310 -6.41% 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Bellshill - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Harrogate - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Otley - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -

HL7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HL7 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 HL7.

1 32 (47.76%) SQL
1 32 (47.76%) NHS
2 26 (38.81%) .NET
3 19 (28.36%) XML
4 18 (26.87%) Java
5 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
5 17 (25.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 16 (23.88%) C#
7 15 (22.39%) Oracle
7 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
7 15 (22.39%) HTML
8 13 (19.40%) Web Services
9 12 (17.91%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
9 12 (17.91%) SOAP
9 12 (17.91%) Degree
10 11 (16.42%) SOA
11 9 (13.43%) ITIL
11 9 (13.43%) Windows
12 8 (11.94%) XSL
12 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
12 8 (11.94%) CSS
12 8 (11.94%) WSDL
12 8 (11.94%) JCAPS
13 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
13 7 (10.45%) Perl
13 7 (10.45%) OOP
13 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
13 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
13 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture

HL7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HL7 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 HL7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.91%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (11.94%) JCAPS
3 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Unified Communications
1 5 (7.46%) Wireless
2 4 (5.97%) FTP
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.97%) DTS
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.99%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (4.48%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.48%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (46.27%) Developer
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Consultant
3 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.46%) Implementation Consultant
4 5 (7.46%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.97%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) DBA
5 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Integration Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) SQL DBA
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Integration Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (38.81%) .NET
2 19 (28.36%) XML
3 15 (22.39%) HTML
4 13 (19.40%) Web Services
5 12 (17.91%) SOAP
6 8 (11.94%) XSL
6 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
6 8 (11.94%) CSS
6 8 (11.94%) WSDL
7 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
8 5 (7.46%) Itk
8 5 (7.46%) DHTML
8 5 (7.46%) XSLT
8 5 (7.46%) DOM
9 4 (5.97%) REST
9 4 (5.97%) WCF
10 3 (4.48%) GWT
10 3 (4.48%) jQuery
10 3 (4.48%) XML Messaging
10 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 32 (47.76%) NHS
2 5 (7.46%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.97%) Clustering
4 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Informatics
6 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.49%) Physics
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.49%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.49%) LIMS
6 1 (1.49%) PACS
6 1 (1.49%) Statistics
6 1 (1.49%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) SOA
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 7 (10.45%) OOP
3 7 (10.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (8.96%) TOGAF
4 6 (8.96%) CMMI
4 6 (8.96%) e-GIF
5 5 (7.46%) Data Modelling
5 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.97%) MVC
6 4 (5.97%) OO
6 4 (5.97%) MVVM
7 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.48%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.48%) Information Security
7 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.99%) Web Development
8 2 (2.99%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) SQL
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.88%) C#
5 7 (10.45%) Perl
6 6 (8.96%) T-SQL
7 4 (5.97%) VB
8 3 (4.48%) MUMPS
8 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) CCNA
2 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) COBIT
2 4 (5.97%) SLA
3 3 (4.48%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) InterSystems
4 4 (5.97%) CommVault
5 3 (4.48%) Google
6 1 (1.49%) Axway
6 1 (1.49%) Sun