The 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 101 76 106
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +30
Contract jobs citing NHS 1085 1318 903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 2.39% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.45% 7.70% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 782 533
Average daily rate
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£313 £288 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+12.72% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 89 78
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.44 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.86% -11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £26.60 £29.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%

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
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 1036 £313 +8.69% 271
London -39 346 £325 +8.33% 63
South East -41 152 £320 +6.66% 46
Yorkshire -3 135 £315 +5.00% 46
City of London +35 104 £325 +8.24% 19
West Midlands +10 104 £325 +23.80% 24
North West -32 95 £290 +16.00% 32
West Yorkshire +7 89 £365 +19.67% 19
Leeds +16 77 £378 +33.62% 14
South West -8 76 £310 +12.72% 16
East of England -17 51 £275 +17.02% 9
East Midlands -18 35 £300 +11.11% 22
South Yorkshire -2 31 £300 +9.09% 13
Oxfordshire -5 30 £365 +19.67%
Lancashire +10 27 £223 -14.83% 4
Birmingham +18 26 £280 +36.58% 6
Wales +16 26 £295 -4.83% 5
Manchester -33 25 £265 +6.00% 13
North East +4 23 £313 +32.97% 7
Hampshire -16 22 £300 +9.09% 10
Surrey +5 20 £340 +13.33% 4
Essex +8 19 £275 +22.22% 2
Oxford 0 19 £400 +23.07%
South Wales - 17 £299 - 4
Coventry +8 16 £300 +36.36%
Cardiff - 16 £298 - 3
Merseyside -21 15 £283 +13.00% 1
Scotland +7 14 £438 +66.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £346 +2.59% 2
West Sussex - 13 £91 - 1

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 574 (26.11%) SQL
2 337 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 294 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
4 274 (12.47%) SQL Server
5 235 (10.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 221 (10.05%) PRINCE2
7 220 (10.01%) Project Management
8 215 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 206 (9.37%) Windows
10 183 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 183 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
11 167 (7.60%) Finance
12 159 (7.23%) Migration
13 143 (6.51%) MS Office
14 141 (6.41%) Active Directory
15 134 (6.10%) T-SQL
16 122 (5.55%) ITIL
17 111 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
18 108 (4.91%) QlikView
19 106 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 105 (4.78%) Programme Management
21 103 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
22 102 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 100 (4.55%) Windows 7
24 94 (4.28%) ETL
25 93 (4.23%) .NET
26 88 (4.00%) Informatics
27 86 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
28 83 (3.78%) Data Migration
29 76 (3.46%) Cerner

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 63 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 37 (1.68%) MS Exchange
3 13 (0.59%) IIS
4 11 (0.50%) Lync
5 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.36%) SAS
7 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.27%) Apache
8 6 (0.27%) CMS
9 5 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.18%) ColdFusion
11 3 (0.14%) JCAPS
11 3 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.091%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.091%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.091%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 183 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 143 (6.51%) MS Office
3 32 (1.46%) MS Project
4 27 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 25 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.41%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.23%) Mingle
9 2 (0.091%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.045%) Stata
10 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.045%) SPSS
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.045%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (1.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 27 (1.23%) Cerner Millennium
3 10 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
4 5 (0.23%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.045%) Primavera
7 1 (0.045%) Agresso
7 1 (0.045%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.045%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.41%) Office 365
2 2 (0.091%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.045%) GitHub
3 1 (0.045%) SaaS
3 1 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 43 (1.96%) Firewall
2 37 (1.68%) WAN
3 26 (1.18%) LAN
4 22 (1.00%) SAN
5 15 (0.68%) Intranet
5 15 (0.68%) VoIP
5 15 (0.68%) VPN
6 14 (0.64%) DNS
6 14 (0.64%) Wireless
7 12 (0.55%) TCP/IP
8 11 (0.50%) DHCP
8 11 (0.50%) Network Security
9 9 (0.41%) Internet
10 7 (0.32%) LDAP
11 6 (0.27%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (0.27%) HTTP
12 5 (0.23%) BGP
12 5 (0.23%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.23%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 274 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 235 (10.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 215 (9.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 183 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 108 (4.91%) QlikView
6 102 (4.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 86 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
8 24 (1.09%) OLAP
9 23 (1.05%) MS Access
9 23 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 20 (0.91%) Relational Database
10 20 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
11 19 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 16 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.68%) EDMS
14 14 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
15 13 (0.59%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.50%) MySQL
17 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 18 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
5 8 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.27%) Toad
8 5 (0.23%) MSBuild
8 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.14%) Behat
10 3 (0.14%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.091%) JIRA
11 2 (0.091%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.091%) Selenium
11 2 (0.091%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 167 (7.60%) Finance
2 51 (2.32%) Telecoms
3 39 (1.77%) Marketing
4 38 (1.73%) Manufacturing
4 38 (1.73%) Electronics
5 23 (1.05%) Local Government
6 21 (0.96%) Back Office
6 21 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (0.59%) Legal
8 10 (0.45%) Publishing
9 4 (0.18%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.091%) Games
11 1 (0.045%) Retail
11 1 (0.045%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.045%) Billing
11 1 (0.045%) Law
11 1 (0.045%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 586 (26.66%) Analyst
2 336 (15.29%) Developer
3 235 (10.69%) Project Manager
4 182 (8.28%) Information Analyst
5 130 (5.91%) SQL Developer
6 120 (5.46%) Business Analyst
7 104 (4.73%) NHS Project Manager
8 101 (4.60%) NHS Information Analyst
9 94 (4.28%) Trainer
10 73 (3.32%) Data Analyst
11 67 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 61 (2.78%) Programme Manager
13 57 (2.59%) Architect
14 55 (2.50%) NHS Business Analyst
15 54 (2.46%) Support Engineer
16 53 (2.41%) Support Analyst
17 52 (2.37%) Consultant
18 49 (2.23%) Senior Analyst
19 45 (2.05%) Service Analyst
20 41 (1.87%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (4.23%) .NET
2 66 (3.00%) XML
3 45 (2.05%) HTML
4 44 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 31 (1.41%) CSS
6 28 (1.27%) Web Services
7 25 (1.14%) jQuery
8 17 (0.77%) WCF
9 14 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 14 (0.64%) HTML5
10 13 (0.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (0.50%) SOAP
12 10 (0.45%) Ajax
13 9 (0.41%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (0.41%) Entity Framework
14 8 (0.36%) LINQ
15 7 (0.32%) XHTML
15 7 (0.32%) Itk
16 6 (0.27%) MDX
16 6 (0.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.00%) Informatics
3 74 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 38 (1.73%) DTV
5 19 (0.86%) User Experience
6 18 (0.82%) Statistics
7 16 (0.73%) E-Learning
7 16 (0.73%) PACS
8 14 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
8 14 (0.64%) Smartcard
9 10 (0.45%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.41%) Replication
10 9 (0.41%) Data Extraction
10 9 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (0.41%) Mathematics
11 8 (0.36%) Visualisation
11 8 (0.36%) NPfIT
12 7 (0.32%) Open Source
13 6 (0.27%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 206 (9.37%) Windows
2 100 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 47 (2.14%) Windows XP
4 36 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (0.77%) Linux
6 15 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (0.68%) CentOS
7 14 (0.64%) Ubuntu
7 14 (0.64%) UNIX
8 12 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 10 (0.45%) Android
9 10 (0.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.14%) Solaris
11 1 (0.045%) Debian
11 1 (0.045%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.045%) HPUX
11 1 (0.045%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.045%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
2 221 (10.05%) PRINCE2
3 220 (10.01%) Project Management
4 159 (7.23%) Migration
5 122 (5.55%) ITIL
6 106 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 105 (4.78%) Programme Management
8 103 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (4.28%) ETL
10 83 (3.78%) Data Migration
11 69 (3.14%) Data Analysis
12 67 (3.05%) Service Management
13 57 (2.59%) Information Governance
14 55 (2.50%) Change Management
15 47 (2.14%) Service Delivery
16 45 (2.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 43 (1.96%) Validation
17 43 (1.96%) Workflow
18 38 (1.73%) Digital Marketing
18 38 (1.73%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 574 (26.11%) SQL
2 134 (6.10%) T-SQL
3 66 (3.00%) C#
4 53 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 34 (1.55%) VBA
6 23 (1.05%) VB
6 23 (1.05%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.00%) Java
8 15 (0.68%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.59%) C
10 12 (0.55%) PHP
10 12 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.45%) Python
12 8 (0.36%) Ruby
13 5 (0.23%) VBScript
13 5 (0.23%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.18%) Delphi
14 4 (0.18%) VB6
15 3 (0.14%) Tcl
16 2 (0.091%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (3.05%) Security Cleared
2 66 (3.00%) Degree
3 43 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 24 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 22 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 14 (0.64%) ISEB
9 13 (0.59%) CCNA
10 12 (0.55%) CCNP
11 11 (0.50%) MCSE
12 7 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.27%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.23%) MCP
14 5 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.18%) NVQ Level 3
15 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.091%) CIPD
16 2 (0.091%) SC Cleared
16 2 (0.091%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (1.87%) HL7
2 40 (1.82%) SLA
3 34 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.32%) QA
5 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.27%) DICOM
7 3 (0.14%) BS7799
8 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.045%) GxP
9 1 (0.045%) P3O
9 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.045%) BS25999
System Software
1 141 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.27%) VMware Server
5 5 (0.23%) vSphere
6 3 (0.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.091%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.091%) XenApp
7 2 (0.091%) XenServer
7 2 (0.091%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.091%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.091%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.045%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.045%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (1.23%) SCCM
2 12 (0.55%) AirWatch
3 6 (0.27%) Puppet
4 4 (0.18%) WSUS
5 3 (0.14%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.14%) OpenView
6 2 (0.091%) SCOM
6 2 (0.091%) MOM
6 2 (0.091%) Nagios
6 2 (0.091%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.091%) DameWare
7 1 (0.045%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.045%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.045%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.045%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.045%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.045%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.045%) WMI
Vendors
1 337 (15.33%) Microsoft
2 76 (3.46%) Cerner
3 72 (3.28%) Oracle
4 54 (2.46%) VMware
5 51 (2.32%) SAP
6 39 (1.77%) Business Objects
7 32 (1.46%) Cisco
8 25 (1.14%) Citrix
9 22 (1.00%) Tableau
10 19 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 14 (0.64%) HP
12 10 (0.45%) Splunk
12 10 (0.45%) BT
13 9 (0.41%) Dell
13 9 (0.41%) Avaya
13 9 (0.41%) Apple
14 8 (0.36%) LANDesk
14 8 (0.36%) iSOFT
14 8 (0.36%) Mitel
15 7 (0.32%) NetApp
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