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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 133 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +2
Contract jobs citing NHS 927 1140 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.80% 2.25% 2.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.57% 7.24% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 765 698
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 82 67
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £25.00 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
- -4.00%

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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -43 864 £300 - 210
London -33 309 £300 -7.69% 66
Yorkshire -11 119 £315 -3.07% 23
North West -11 114 £196 -34.50% 38
West Yorkshire +1 93 £350 +2.94% 16
South East -36 85 £331 +10.41% 24
Leeds -4 70 £394 -7.35% 8
West Midlands -31 63 £300 - 15
South West -30 55 £338 +12.50% 11
Manchester -6 52 £190 -32.50% 7
East Midlands -18 45 £373 +33.03% 17
City of London -4 44 £325 -1.51% 17
Wales +16 40 £316 +1.60% 3
East of England -32 35 £223 -17.59% 9
South Wales +6 28 £313 +2.04% 3
Cardiff 0 26 £313 +1.62% 3
Cheshire +5 20 £191 -59.89% 7
Birmingham -11 17 £389 +17.80% 1
South Yorkshire -20 17 £255 -3.77% 1
North East -29 17 £325 +30.00% 4
Gloucestershire +17 14 £331 +17.77% 1
Kent +3 14 £190 -49.33% 2
Berkshire +2 14 £343 -8.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £375 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £375 -
Bradford -1 12 £208 -3.48%
Scotland -21 12 £96 -66.18% 1
Hertfordshire +2 11 £300 +8.10% 4
Staffordshire -4 11 £283 +0.44%
Gloucester +18 10 £338 +58.82%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 441 (23.38%) SQL
2 282 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
3 249 (13.20%) Microsoft
4 241 (12.78%) SQL Server
5 216 (11.45%) Project Management
6 174 (9.23%) Windows
7 171 (9.07%) Finance
8 166 (8.80%) PRINCE2
9 150 (7.95%) MS Excel
10 147 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
11 145 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 145 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 134 (7.10%) Active Directory
13 130 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
14 124 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
15 104 (5.51%) .NET
16 99 (5.25%) ITIL
17 98 (5.20%) MS Office
18 97 (5.14%) Migration
19 92 (4.88%) T-SQL
20 86 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
21 84 (4.45%) Windows 7
22 77 (4.08%) ETL
23 76 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 75 (3.98%) Degree
25 68 (3.61%) C#
26 64 (3.39%) Business Analysis
26 64 (3.39%) Data Quality
26 64 (3.39%) SystmOne
27 63 (3.34%) Management Information System

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 42 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 27 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.74%) IIS
4 11 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (0.53%) CMS
6 8 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.42%) SAS
7 5 (0.27%) Apache
7 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.16%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.16%) Documentum
9 3 (0.16%) Lync
9 3 (0.16%) Node.js
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.11%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.11%) WordPress
Applications
1 150 (7.95%) MS Excel
2 98 (5.20%) MS Office
3 34 (1.80%) MS Project
4 31 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (1.38%) MS Visio
6 15 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 64 (3.39%) SystmOne
2 24 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.053%) Magento
7 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.32%) Office 365
2 5 (0.27%) Veeva
3 3 (0.16%) GitHub
4 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.053%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.01%) LAN
1 38 (2.01%) WAN
2 19 (1.01%) VoIP
3 18 (0.95%) DNS
4 16 (0.85%) Firewall
5 14 (0.74%) HTTP
6 12 (0.64%) VPN
6 12 (0.64%) Wireless
7 10 (0.53%) DHCP
7 10 (0.53%) LDAP
7 10 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (0.48%) SAN
8 9 (0.48%) TCP/IP
9 8 (0.42%) WebEx
10 7 (0.37%) VLAN
11 6 (0.32%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.32%) OSPF
12 5 (0.27%) MPLS
12 5 (0.27%) Network Security
12 5 (0.27%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 145 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 145 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 130 (6.89%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 59 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (2.44%) QlikView
7 36 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
8 33 (1.75%) MS Access
9 27 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 17 (0.90%) OLAP
13 13 (0.69%) EDMS
13 13 (0.69%) Power BI
14 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
16 10 (0.53%) MySQL
17 9 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
17 9 (0.48%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 24 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 15 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.42%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.37%) Selenium
5 5 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.27%) WebDriver
6 4 (0.21%) JIRA
6 4 (0.21%) Maven
6 4 (0.21%) Subversion
6 4 (0.21%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.21%) XDE
7 3 (0.16%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.16%) PHPUnit
8 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.11%) MSI
8 2 (0.11%) Toad
8 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 171 (9.07%) Finance
2 43 (2.28%) Marketing
3 40 (2.12%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 24 (1.27%) Electronics
5 24 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.11%) Legal
7 14 (0.74%) Back Office
8 11 (0.58%) Law
9 7 (0.37%) Local Government
10 4 (0.21%) Advertising
10 4 (0.21%) Interactive Media
11 3 (0.16%) Banking
11 3 (0.16%) Billing
11 3 (0.16%) Games
12 2 (0.11%) Publishing
12 2 (0.11%) Retail
13 1 (0.053%) Automotive
13 1 (0.053%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.053%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 495 (26.25%) Analyst
2 300 (15.91%) Developer
3 229 (12.14%) Project Manager
4 135 (7.16%) Business Analyst
4 135 (7.16%) Information Analyst
5 120 (6.36%) SQL Developer
6 69 (3.66%) Trainer
7 67 (3.55%) NHS Project Manager
8 63 (3.34%) NHS Information Analyst
9 58 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
10 57 (3.02%) Support Engineer
11 53 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 50 (2.65%) Programme Manager
13 47 (2.49%) NHS Business Analyst
13 47 (2.49%) Service Analyst
14 45 (2.39%) .NET Developer
15 42 (2.23%) Data Analyst
16 38 (2.01%) Clinical Coder
16 38 (2.01%) Service Desk Analyst
17 36 (1.91%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.51%) .NET
2 56 (2.97%) ASP.NET
2 56 (2.97%) HTML
3 49 (2.60%) XML
4 46 (2.44%) CSS
5 37 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 32 (1.70%) Web Services
7 29 (1.54%) jQuery
8 27 (1.43%) .NET Framework
9 24 (1.27%) Entity Framework
10 16 (0.85%) AngularJS
11 15 (0.80%) WCF
12 14 (0.74%) SOAP
12 14 (0.74%) XSLT
13 12 (0.64%) HTML5
14 11 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 10 (0.53%) Ajax
15 10 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 9 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 9 (0.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 147 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (3.34%) Management Information System
3 52 (2.76%) Informatics
4 26 (1.38%) Freedom of Information
5 25 (1.33%) Driving Licence
6 24 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
7 19 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 17 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 17 (0.90%) Data Centre
8 17 (0.90%) Data Extraction
8 17 (0.90%) Data Integration
9 16 (0.85%) User Experience
10 15 (0.80%) PACS
10 15 (0.80%) Statistics
11 12 (0.64%) e-Learning
11 12 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
12 9 (0.48%) Reference Data
12 9 (0.48%) Smartcard
13 8 (0.42%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.42%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 174 (9.23%) Windows
2 84 (4.45%) Windows 7
3 43 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 35 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (1.54%) Windows XP
6 15 (0.80%) Unix
7 13 (0.69%) Windows 8
8 11 (0.58%) Linux
9 10 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.32%) Android
11 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.11%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.053%) VMS
15 1 (0.053%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (14.95%) Business Intelligence
2 216 (11.45%) Project Management
3 166 (8.80%) PRINCE2
4 124 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (5.25%) ITIL
6 97 (5.14%) Migration
7 86 (4.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 77 (4.08%) ETL
9 64 (3.39%) Business Analysis
10 62 (3.29%) Information Governance
10 62 (3.29%) Programme Management
11 60 (3.18%) Analytics
12 58 (3.08%) Change Management
13 54 (2.86%) MVC
14 53 (2.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 48 (2.55%) Data Analysis
16 43 (2.28%) Data Migration
16 43 (2.28%) Scrum
17 41 (2.17%) Data Protection
18 37 (1.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 441 (23.38%) SQL
2 92 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 68 (3.61%) C#
4 55 (2.92%) JavaScript
5 25 (1.33%) VBA
6 16 (0.85%) Java
7 14 (0.74%) PHP
8 13 (0.69%) C
9 9 (0.48%) VB
9 9 (0.48%) VB.NET
10 8 (0.42%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.37%) XPath
12 6 (0.32%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.27%) C++
14 4 (0.21%) Ruby
14 4 (0.21%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.21%) Tcl
15 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.16%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (3.98%) Degree
2 54 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 30 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 26 (1.38%) ISEB
5 20 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (0.80%) CCNA
8 12 (0.64%) CCNP
9 11 (0.58%) MCSE
10 9 (0.48%) DBS Check
10 9 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.32%) CISSP
11 6 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.27%) ECDL
12 5 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.39%) Data Quality
2 51 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 45 (2.39%) QA
4 30 (1.59%) SLA
5 29 (1.54%) HL7
6 4 (0.21%) DICOM
7 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 134 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.21%) XenApp
5 3 (0.16%) Firmware
5 3 (0.16%) vSphere
5 3 (0.16%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.053%) Docker
7 1 (0.053%) NFS
7 1 (0.053%) Samba
7 1 (0.053%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 37 (1.96%) SCCM
2 3 (0.16%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.16%) DameWare
2 3 (0.16%) WSUS
3 2 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.11%) SCOM
3 2 (0.11%) Simpana
3 2 (0.11%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.053%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.053%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.053%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.053%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.053%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.053%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.053%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.053%) SCSM
4 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.053%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 249 (13.20%) Microsoft
2 40 (2.12%) Cisco
3 39 (2.07%) Oracle
4 37 (1.96%) VMware
5 30 (1.59%) SAP
6 28 (1.48%) Cerner
7 27 (1.43%) Citrix
8 23 (1.22%) Tableau
9 16 (0.85%) HP
10 13 (0.69%) Civica
11 9 (0.48%) Apple
11 9 (0.48%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.37%) Intel
13 6 (0.32%) EMC
13 6 (0.32%) InterSystems
13 6 (0.32%) MEDITECH
14 5 (0.27%) Cegedim Rx
14 5 (0.27%) Infoflex
14 5 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (0.27%) Sitecore
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