The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 99 137 158
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +21
Contract jobs citing NHS 1071 759 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 1.52% 1.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.06% 5.64% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 610 468 349
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.91% -9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 65 107
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.00 £17.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.69 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.15 £37.50 £32.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -4.28%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13288 13459 13997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.20% 26.88% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8110 8116 8093
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 605 717
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NHS
Daily Rate Trend

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

NHS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

NHS
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 NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 10 July 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
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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
England +55 1054 £300 +9.09% 432
London +100 363 £300 - 106
South East +37 164 £301 +3.87% 79
North West +15 119 £245 -14.78% 48
Yorkshire +19 97 £300 +20.00% 67
East of England -11 81 £300 +9.09% 33
South West -9 64 £265 -0.93% 21
City of London +46 62 £300 +9.09% 14
West Midlands -20 58 £240 -8.57% 46
East Midlands +3 54 £295 +28.26% 21
West Yorkshire +16 49 £255 +2.00% 33
Manchester +3 36 £275 -6.38% 13
South Yorkshire +12 34 £300 +41.17% 10
Leeds +16 30 £255 -40.00% 27
Essex +2 26 £400 +37.93% 13
Berkshire 0 19 £263 -29.29% 7
Hampshire -3 18 £313 +25.00% 14
Lancashire -9 15 £250 +19.04% 2
Hertfordshire +14 14 £278 -33.13% 7
Oxfordshire +17 13 £275 -50.00% 3
Midlands +16 12 £313 +13.63% 5
Sheffield +8 11 £183 -11.62% 1
Kent -2 11 £225 -10.00% 7
Cheshire +13 10 £215 -28.33% 8
Merseyside +6 10 £190 -45.71% 11
Surrey +3 9 £315 +9.56% 7
Birmingham -5 9 £163 -61.76% 11
Staffordshire +2 8 £240 -4.00% 7
Sussex - 8 £310 - 2
Liverpool +3 7 £190 - 11

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 563 (23.00%) SQL
2 366 (14.95%) SQL Server
3 262 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
4 238 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 231 (9.44%) Microsoft
6 210 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 209 (8.54%) Project Management
8 189 (7.72%) MS Excel
9 185 (7.56%) Windows
10 175 (7.15%) PRINCE2
11 173 (7.07%) Finance
12 162 (6.62%) Migration
13 156 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
14 121 (4.94%) T-SQL
15 116 (4.74%) MS Office
16 108 (4.41%) Management Information System
17 107 (4.37%) ITIL
18 102 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 101 (4.13%) Active Directory
20 100 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 93 (3.80%) Informatics
22 91 (3.72%) Windows 7
23 89 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
24 85 (3.47%) Information Governance
25 82 (3.35%) Oracle
26 80 (3.27%) Service Delivery
27 77 (3.15%) Cerner
28 75 (3.06%) ETL
29 74 (3.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
30 71 (2.90%) Change Management

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 60 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 24 (0.98%) MS Exchange
3 12 (0.49%) IIS
4 10 (0.41%) SAS
5 9 (0.37%) nginx
5 9 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (0.29%) CMS
7 6 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.25%) Apache
7 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.20%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (0.16%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.12%) Documentum
11 2 (0.082%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.082%) Drupal
12 1 (0.041%) Captiva
Applications
1 189 (7.72%) MS Excel
2 116 (4.74%) MS Office
3 24 (0.98%) MS Project
4 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 6 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.12%) SPSS
11 1 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 39 (1.59%) Cerner Millennium
2 35 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.082%) Agresso
4 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.041%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.041%) assyst
5 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.041%) Office 365
3 1 (0.041%) CheetahMail
3 1 (0.041%) Pure360
3 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (0.94%) WAN
2 21 (0.86%) LAN
2 21 (0.86%) Firewall
3 15 (0.61%) SAN
4 13 (0.53%) VPN
5 11 (0.45%) Wireless
6 10 (0.41%) VoIP
7 9 (0.37%) DNS
7 9 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.33%) BGP
8 8 (0.33%) Intranet
8 8 (0.33%) DHCP
9 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (0.25%) Internet
10 6 (0.25%) Cisco PIX
11 5 (0.20%) OSPF
11 5 (0.20%) HSRP
11 5 (0.20%) ISDN
12 4 (0.16%) ADSL
12 4 (0.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 238 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 210 (8.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 156 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
5 100 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 89 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 62 (2.53%) QlikView
8 38 (1.55%) MS Access
9 25 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
10 24 (0.98%) DTS
10 24 (0.98%) OLAP
10 24 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 22 (0.90%) Relational Database
12 20 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.45%) MySQL
14 10 (0.41%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.29%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 12 (0.49%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.20%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.20%) XDE
6 3 (0.12%) Selenium
6 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.12%) MSI
6 3 (0.12%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.12%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.082%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.082%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.082%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.082%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.082%) ProC
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.041%) Ant
8 1 (0.041%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Forms
General
1 173 (7.07%) Finance
2 55 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 47 (1.92%) Marketing
4 39 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 37 (1.51%) Electronics
6 36 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 24 (0.98%) Local Government
8 14 (0.57%) Banking
9 13 (0.53%) Retail
10 10 (0.41%) Back Office
11 9 (0.37%) Legal
12 3 (0.12%) Military
13 2 (0.082%) Billing
13 2 (0.082%) Publishing
13 2 (0.082%) Automotive
14 1 (0.041%) Games
14 1 (0.041%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 785 (32.07%) Analyst
2 331 (13.52%) Information Analyst
3 293 (11.97%) Project Manager
4 257 (10.50%) Developer
5 205 (8.37%) Trainer
6 189 (7.72%) NHS Information Analyst
7 144 (5.88%) Business Analyst
8 114 (4.66%) NHS Project Manager
9 86 (3.51%) SQL Developer
10 83 (3.39%) Data Analyst
11 76 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
12 67 (2.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 56 (2.29%) Configuration Analyst
14 54 (2.21%) Product Specialist
15 53 (2.17%) Information Manager
15 53 (2.17%) Consultant
16 52 (2.12%) NHS Data Analyst
17 51 (2.08%) Senior Information Analyst
18 50 (2.04%) NHS Business Analyst
19 47 (1.92%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (2.57%) .NET
2 48 (1.96%) HTML
3 39 (1.59%) CSS
4 32 (1.31%) XML
5 28 (1.14%) ASP.NET
6 20 (0.82%) Web Services
7 19 (0.78%) jQuery
8 17 (0.69%) MDX
9 12 (0.49%) HTML5
10 10 (0.41%) Ajax
11 9 (0.37%) SOAP
12 8 (0.33%) XSLT
12 8 (0.33%) .NET Framework
13 7 (0.29%) CSS3
13 7 (0.29%) Itk
14 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (0.16%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 4 (0.16%) JSON
15 4 (0.16%) Application Packaging
15 4 (0.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 93 (3.80%) Informatics
3 36 (1.47%) DTV
4 29 (1.18%) E-Learning
5 27 (1.10%) PACS
6 26 (1.06%) Smartcard
7 21 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 18 (0.74%) Statistics
9 14 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (0.49%) IPTV
10 12 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (0.49%) FMCG
10 12 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 11 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.41%) Health Informatics
12 10 (0.41%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.41%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.33%) GIS
13 8 (0.33%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 185 (7.56%) Windows
2 91 (3.72%) Windows 7
3 54 (2.21%) Windows XP
4 32 (1.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (0.49%) Ubuntu
6 12 (0.49%) Linux
7 11 (0.45%) UNIX
7 11 (0.45%) CentOS
8 10 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.37%) Windows 2000
10 8 (0.33%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.33%) Android
11 3 (0.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.082%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.041%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.041%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
2 209 (8.54%) Project Management
3 175 (7.15%) PRINCE2
4 162 (6.62%) Migration
5 107 (4.37%) ITIL
6 102 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (3.47%) Information Governance
8 80 (3.27%) Service Delivery
9 75 (3.06%) ETL
10 74 (3.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 71 (2.90%) Change Management
12 67 (2.74%) Business Analysis
13 66 (2.70%) Programme Management
14 65 (2.66%) User Acceptance Testing
15 58 (2.37%) Data Migration
16 57 (2.33%) Data Analysis
17 55 (2.25%) Service Management
18 47 (1.92%) Information Management
19 46 (1.88%) Performance Management
20 40 (1.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 563 (23.00%) SQL
2 121 (4.94%) T-SQL
3 49 (2.00%) C#
4 37 (1.51%) JavaScript
5 24 (0.98%) C
6 21 (0.86%) VB
7 15 (0.61%) VBA
7 15 (0.61%) Python
8 9 (0.37%) VB.NET
8 9 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.29%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.25%) XPath
11 5 (0.20%) Java
12 4 (0.16%) PHP
12 4 (0.16%) MUMPS
13 3 (0.12%) Ruby
13 3 (0.12%) VBScript
14 2 (0.082%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.041%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.041%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 67 (2.74%) Degree
2 42 (1.72%) Security Cleared
3 31 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.69%) ISEB
6 13 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (0.53%) CCNA
7 11 (0.45%) SC Cleared
7 11 (0.45%) ECDL
8 10 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (0.33%) CCNP
11 5 (0.20%) MCP
11 5 (0.20%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.16%) MCSE
12 4 (0.16%) CCIE
13 3 (0.12%) CISSP
13 3 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.12%) AAT
14 2 (0.082%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.08%) Data Quality
2 44 (1.80%) QA
3 36 (1.47%) SLA
4 22 (0.90%) HL7
5 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 7 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) BS7799
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.041%) BS25999
System Software
1 101 (4.13%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.16%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.12%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.082%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.082%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.082%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.082%) XenApp
6 2 (0.082%) XenServer
6 2 (0.082%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.041%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (0.82%) SCCM
2 12 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.37%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) SCOM
5 4 (0.16%) OpenView
5 4 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.082%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.082%) OVSD
7 1 (0.041%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.041%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.041%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.041%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.041%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.041%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.041%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.041%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 231 (9.44%) Microsoft
2 82 (3.35%) Oracle
3 77 (3.15%) Cerner
4 54 (2.21%) Business Objects
5 44 (1.80%) VMware
6 39 (1.59%) SAP
7 37 (1.51%) Cisco
8 25 (1.02%) Cognos
9 18 (0.74%) CheckPoint
10 17 (0.69%) HP
11 15 (0.61%) Citrix
11 15 (0.61%) Splunk
11 15 (0.61%) Tableau
12 11 (0.45%) iSOFT
13 10 (0.41%) NetApp
13 10 (0.41%) Adobe
14 8 (0.33%) Dell
15 7 (0.29%) Infoflex
16 6 (0.25%) McAfee
16 6 (0.25%) InterSystems
Durham, County Durham
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Baltimore
Rate: £260 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21.00 - £22 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Yorkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wales
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday