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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 94 132 158
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 1129 800 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.07% 1.57% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.19% 5.92% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 502 362
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £184 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 70 119
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.75 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £11.25 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £32.50
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
13784 13507 14222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.47% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8368 8151 8153
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £337
% change year-on-year
- +4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 613 778
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -25.45%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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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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 1105 £300 +7.14% 414
London +88 385 £303 +0.74% 114
South East +32 174 £300 +4.34% 66
North West +12 118 £263 -12.50% 56
Yorkshire +20 116 £313 +30.20% 56
East of England -12 83 £300 +9.09% 24
City of London +45 73 £325 +19.81% 18
West Yorkshire +26 63 £300 +22.44% 35
West Midlands -16 63 £240 -7.24% 35
South West -2 62 £250 -9.09% 19
East Midlands +1 54 £300 +15.27% 26
Leeds +28 41 £350 -17.64% 29
South Yorkshire +11 36 £315 +40.00% 7
Manchester 0 34 £275 -16.66% 19
Essex +10 29 £400 +50.94% 8
Berkshire +2 21 £269 -23.21% 4
Hampshire -11 17 £306 +59.09% 10
Midlands +18 15 £244 -11.36% 11
Oxfordshire +11 15 £275 -31.25% 1
Hertfordshire +9 15 £280 -13.84% 6
Merseyside +7 13 £203 -42.14% 14
Cheshire +12 12 £215 -33.84% 9
Surrey -2 11 £300 +4.34% 18
Kent -3 11 £225 -10.00% 6
Sheffield +5 10 £160 -22.51% 1
Liverpool +5 10 £203 - 11
Birmingham +1 10 £199 -53.23% 7
Scotland -19 10 £325 +13.04% 13
Dorset +13 9 £153 - 3
Staffordshire +9 8 £240 -8.57% 9

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 526 (21.80%) SQL
2 352 (14.59%) SQL Server
3 244 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
4 226 (9.37%) Microsoft
5 218 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 210 (8.70%) Project Management
7 200 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 185 (7.67%) Windows
9 182 (7.54%) MS Excel
10 178 (7.38%) PRINCE2
11 173 (7.17%) Finance
12 161 (6.67%) Migration
13 147 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
14 116 (4.81%) T-SQL
15 112 (4.64%) ITIL
16 105 (4.35%) MS Office
16 105 (4.35%) Management Information System
17 104 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
18 95 (3.94%) Active Directory
19 93 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 92 (3.81%) Windows 7
21 90 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
22 85 (3.52%) Service Delivery
23 82 (3.40%) Oracle
23 82 (3.40%) Informatics
24 79 (3.27%) ETL
25 76 (3.15%) Change Management
26 75 (3.11%) Cerner
26 75 (3.11%) Information Governance
27 74 (3.07%) Stakeholder Engagement

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (2.49%) SharePoint
2 23 (0.95%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.66%) IIS
4 11 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.37%) nginx
6 8 (0.33%) SAS
7 7 (0.29%) Apache
7 7 (0.29%) CMS
8 6 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.17%) JCAPS
10 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.083%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.083%) Drupal
12 2 (0.083%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.041%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 182 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 105 (4.35%) MS Office
3 25 (1.04%) MS Project
4 16 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
9 2 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.083%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 37 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 37 (1.53%) Cerner Millennium
2 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
3 6 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.12%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.083%) Agresso
6 2 (0.083%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.041%) assyst
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.041%) SaaS
2 1 (0.041%) Office 365
2 1 (0.041%) CheetahMail
2 1 (0.041%) Pure360
2 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.99%) LAN
2 22 (0.91%) WAN
3 20 (0.83%) Firewall
4 11 (0.46%) SAN
5 9 (0.37%) Wireless
5 9 (0.37%) VPN
5 9 (0.37%) DNS
6 8 (0.33%) VoIP
6 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.33%) DHCP
7 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (0.29%) Intranet
7 7 (0.29%) Internet
8 5 (0.21%) BGP
8 5 (0.21%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.17%) HTTP
10 3 (0.12%) ISDN
10 3 (0.12%) LDAP
10 3 (0.12%) OSPF
10 3 (0.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 218 (9.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 200 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 147 (6.09%) Data Warehouse
5 93 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 90 (3.73%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.69%) QlikView
8 36 (1.49%) MS Access
9 29 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 25 (1.04%) OLAP
11 22 (0.91%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.87%) DTS
13 20 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.41%) MySQL
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.29%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 11 (0.46%) Visual Studio
1 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.21%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.21%) XDE
5 4 (0.17%) Selenium
6 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.083%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.083%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.083%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.083%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.083%) ProC
7 2 (0.083%) MSI
7 2 (0.083%) JMeter
7 2 (0.083%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.083%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.041%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.041%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 173 (7.17%) Finance
2 52 (2.15%) Telecoms
3 46 (1.91%) Marketing
4 38 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 37 (1.53%) Electronics
6 34 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 25 (1.04%) Local Government
8 15 (0.62%) Legal
9 11 (0.46%) Banking
9 11 (0.46%) Back Office
10 10 (0.41%) Retail
11 3 (0.12%) Military
12 2 (0.083%) Billing
12 2 (0.083%) Automotive
13 1 (0.041%) Publishing
13 1 (0.041%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 751 (31.12%) Analyst
2 307 (12.72%) Information Analyst
3 305 (12.64%) Project Manager
4 245 (10.15%) Developer
5 213 (8.83%) Trainer
6 173 (7.17%) NHS Information Analyst
7 135 (5.59%) Business Analyst
8 116 (4.81%) NHS Project Manager
9 84 (3.48%) SQL Developer
10 79 (3.27%) Data Analyst
11 66 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
12 59 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 56 (2.32%) Product Specialist
14 55 (2.28%) Configuration Analyst
14 55 (2.28%) Information Manager
15 50 (2.07%) NHS Data Analyst
16 49 (2.03%) Consultant
17 48 (1.99%) Architect
17 48 (1.99%) IT Trainer
18 46 (1.91%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (2.65%) .NET
2 41 (1.70%) HTML
3 31 (1.28%) CSS
4 28 (1.16%) ASP.NET
5 26 (1.08%) XML
6 19 (0.79%) Web Services
7 16 (0.66%) MDX
7 16 (0.66%) jQuery
8 8 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.33%) Ajax
8 8 (0.33%) XSLT
8 8 (0.33%) SOAP
9 7 (0.29%) HTML5
9 7 (0.29%) Itk
10 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.25%) CSS3
11 5 (0.21%) JSON
11 5 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.17%) Application Packaging
12 4 (0.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 82 (3.40%) Informatics
3 38 (1.57%) DTV
4 37 (1.53%) PACS
5 30 (1.24%) E-Learning
6 27 (1.12%) Smartcard
7 22 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 16 (0.66%) Statistics
9 14 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
9 14 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
10 10 (0.41%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.41%) Visualisation
10 10 (0.41%) Health Informatics
11 9 (0.37%) Digital Media
11 9 (0.37%) FMCG
11 9 (0.37%) IPTV
11 9 (0.37%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.33%) NPfIT
12 8 (0.33%) GIS
12 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 185 (7.67%) Windows
2 92 (3.81%) Windows 7
3 52 (2.15%) Windows XP
4 34 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (0.54%) Linux
7 12 (0.50%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.46%) CentOS
9 10 (0.41%) UNIX
9 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.33%) Android
11 7 (0.29%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.083%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.041%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.041%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (10.11%) Business Intelligence
2 210 (8.70%) Project Management
3 178 (7.38%) PRINCE2
4 161 (6.67%) Migration
5 112 (4.64%) ITIL
6 104 (4.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (3.52%) Service Delivery
8 79 (3.27%) ETL
9 76 (3.15%) Change Management
10 75 (3.11%) Information Governance
11 74 (3.07%) Programme Management
11 74 (3.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 62 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 62 (2.57%) Business Analysis
13 55 (2.28%) Data Analysis
14 53 (2.20%) Service Management
15 47 (1.95%) Information Management
15 47 (1.95%) Data Migration
16 42 (1.74%) Performance Management
17 39 (1.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 526 (21.80%) SQL
2 116 (4.81%) T-SQL
3 46 (1.91%) C#
4 33 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 21 (0.87%) C
6 20 (0.83%) VB
7 15 (0.62%) Python
8 12 (0.50%) VBA
9 9 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 9 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.25%) Java
12 5 (0.21%) XPath
12 5 (0.21%) MUMPS
13 4 (0.17%) PHP
14 3 (0.12%) Ruby
15 2 (0.083%) VBScript
15 2 (0.083%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.041%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.041%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (2.61%) Degree
2 45 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (0.62%) ISEB
4 15 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (0.54%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.50%) CCNA
7 10 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.37%) ECDL
9 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (0.21%) CCNP
10 5 (0.21%) MCP
11 4 (0.17%) MCSE
12 3 (0.12%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.12%) CISSP
12 3 (0.12%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.12%) AAT
12 3 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 41 (1.70%) QA
3 35 (1.45%) SLA
4 24 (0.99%) HL7
5 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) BS7799
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.041%) BS25999
System Software
1 95 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.083%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.083%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.083%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.083%) XenApp
7 2 (0.083%) XenServer
7 2 (0.083%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.041%) vSphere
8 1 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.041%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (0.87%) SCCM
2 10 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.37%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) SCOM
5 4 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.12%) OpenView
7 2 (0.083%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.083%) OVSD
8 1 (0.041%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.041%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.041%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.041%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.041%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.041%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.041%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.041%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 226 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 82 (3.40%) Oracle
3 75 (3.11%) Cerner
4 52 (2.15%) Business Objects
5 45 (1.86%) VMware
6 42 (1.74%) SAP
7 34 (1.41%) Cisco
8 24 (0.99%) Cognos
9 20 (0.83%) CheckPoint
10 17 (0.70%) HP
10 17 (0.70%) Tableau
11 15 (0.62%) Splunk
11 15 (0.62%) Citrix
12 12 (0.50%) iSOFT
13 11 (0.46%) NetApp
14 8 (0.33%) Dell
15 6 (0.25%) Lotus
15 6 (0.25%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.25%) Apple
15 6 (0.25%) InterSystems
Surrey
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Salary: Excellent
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Salary: Excellent
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Placement Group
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Isle of Wight
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hampshire
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Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: Competitive Rates
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Wiltshire
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
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Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
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Midlands
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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London
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Salary: Negotiable
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Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
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