The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Informatics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Informatics over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Informatics
Rank 526 482 496
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Contract jobs citing Informatics 73 88 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.46% 0.55% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 50 21
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£325 £375 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £553 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £273
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +18.30%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15988 16019 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.80% 30.86% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9780 9821 8497
Average daily rate £420 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 635 727
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Informatics
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Informatics within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Informatics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Informatics
Daily Rate Trend

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

Informatics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Informatics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Informatics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Informatics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Informatics
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Informatics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Informatics
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 Informatics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -24 73 £325 -13.33% 26
North West +9 28 £425 - 8
London -10 19 £300 -40.00% 5
Manchester -5 9 £325 - 3
South East -42 7 £325 -13.33% 4
West Midlands -1 6 £288 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £288 -
City of London +5 3 £350 -30.00%
Yorkshire -27 3 £275 -21.42% 5
South West - 3 £360 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 £275 -15.38% 5
Leeds -17 1 £275 -52.17% 5
Aylesford - - - -
Luton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Pontypridd - - - -
Rotherham - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Warwick - - - -

Informatics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Informatics 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 Informatics.

1 79 (57.66%) NHS
2 45 (32.85%) SQL
3 30 (21.90%) Project Management
4 28 (20.44%) Degree
5 26 (18.98%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (15.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 17 (12.41%) Microsoft
8 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
9 15 (10.95%) Manufacturing
9 15 (10.95%) GxP
9 15 (10.95%) PMI
9 15 (10.95%) PMI Certification
10 14 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (10.22%) Process Management
11 13 (9.49%) Finance
11 13 (9.49%) GMP
11 13 (9.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
12 12 (8.76%) MS Office
12 12 (8.76%) Validation
13 11 (8.03%) T-SQL
13 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
13 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (7.30%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (7.30%) MS Excel
14 10 (7.30%) Management Information System
15 9 (6.57%) Cerner
15 9 (6.57%) PRINCE2
15 9 (6.57%) Information Management

Informatics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Informatics 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 Informatics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.46%) SAS
3 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.73%) Node.js
3 1 (0.73%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 12 (8.76%) MS Office
2 10 (7.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Project
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.46%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.92%) Firewall
2 3 (2.19%) Internet
3 2 (1.46%) Network Security
4 1 (0.73%) Wireless
4 1 (0.73%) Extranet
4 1 (0.73%) VoIP
4 1 (0.73%) WAN
4 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.57%) QlikView
5 4 (2.92%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.19%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.46%) Big Data
8 1 (0.73%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) VoltDB
8 1 (0.73%) Impala
8 1 (0.73%) MemSQL
8 1 (0.73%) MySQL
8 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Subversion
1 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 21 (15.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 15 (10.95%) Manufacturing
3 13 (9.49%) Finance
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
4 2 (1.46%) Electronics
4 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.46%) Games
4 2 (1.46%) Billing
4 2 (1.46%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.73%) Local Government
5 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (29.93%) Analyst
2 25 (18.25%) Architect
3 19 (13.87%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (11.68%) Business Analyst
5 15 (10.95%) Developer
5 15 (10.95%) Information Analyst
6 13 (9.49%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.57%) NHS Information Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) NHS Project Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Software Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Senior Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Senior Software Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Consultant
9 5 (3.65%) Information Manager
9 5 (3.65%) NHS Information Manager
9 5 (3.65%) NHS Business Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.11%) XML
2 6 (4.38%) HTML
2 6 (4.38%) CSS
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 5 (3.65%) .NET
4 3 (2.19%) JSON
4 3 (2.19%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.46%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.46%) jBPM
5 2 (1.46%) jQuery
5 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.46%) HTML5
5 2 (1.46%) CSS3
5 2 (1.46%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.46%) Classic ASP
5 2 (1.46%) XSLT
6 1 (0.73%) Ajax
6 1 (0.73%) XSL
6 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 79 (57.66%) NHS
2 15 (10.95%) PMI
3 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.30%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.57%) Health Informatics
6 7 (5.11%) Data Structures
7 5 (3.65%) Algorithms
7 5 (3.65%) Statistics
7 5 (3.65%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.92%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
9 3 (2.19%) Open Source
10 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.46%) Pharmacovigilance
10 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
10 2 (1.46%) PACS
10 2 (1.46%) e-Health
11 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.73%) Linux
1 1 (0.73%) Android
1 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.90%) Project Management
2 26 (18.98%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (10.22%) Process Management
4 12 (8.76%) Data Modelling
4 12 (8.76%) Validation
5 10 (7.30%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (6.57%) Information Management
6 9 (6.57%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.57%) Line Management
7 8 (5.84%) Data Analysis
7 8 (5.84%) Bioinformatics
8 7 (5.11%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.38%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.38%) Web Development
9 6 (4.38%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (3.65%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.65%) Analytics
10 5 (3.65%) Information Governance
10 5 (3.65%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.85%) SQL
2 11 (8.03%) T-SQL
3 8 (5.84%) Java
4 7 (5.11%) C
4 7 (5.11%) C#
5 6 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.38%) Perl
6 5 (3.65%) C++
7 3 (2.19%) Python
7 3 (2.19%) R
7 3 (2.19%) PHP
8 2 (1.46%) VBScript
8 2 (1.46%) VB
8 2 (1.46%) VB6
9 1 (0.73%) PHP5
9 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 28 (20.44%) Degree
2 15 (10.95%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.46%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.73%) CISSP
4 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.73%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.73%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) GxP
2 13 (9.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 13 (9.49%) GMP
3 8 (5.84%) QA
4 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
5 4 (2.92%) HL7
5 4 (2.92%) COBIT
6 2 (1.46%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.73%) GCP
7 1 (0.73%) BS7799
7 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.73%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 1 (0.73%) Ambari
1 1 (0.73%) Oozie
1 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.57%) Cerner
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle
3 3 (2.19%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.19%) SAP
4 2 (1.46%) Cognos
4 2 (1.46%) Progress
5 1 (0.73%) IBM
5 1 (0.73%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.73%) InterSystems
5 1 (0.73%) Vertica
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