The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK
Rank 240 139 101
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -38
Contract jobs citing NHS 441 903 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.81% 2.05%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.03% 5.47% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 668 702
Median daily rate £314 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.86% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £169 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 68 74
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £11.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £21.38 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.96% -3.33%

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
14564 16503 16043
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.08% 31.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9291 10453 10094
Median daily rate £445 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 547 691 652
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.71 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +22.85%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing NHS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -121 400 £320 +3.22% 105
London -80 148 £325 +1.96% 42
Yorkshire -17 60 £375 +20.00% 9
North West -29 47 £238 +9.19% 13
West Yorkshire -13 45 £449 +28.28% 3
South East -39 45 £225 -30.76% 16
Wales +10 31 £190 -36.66% 2
Leeds -21 31 £470 +21.29%
West Midlands -49 30 £325 +8.33% 6
South Wales +28 29 £190 -36.66% 2
Cardiff +31 26 £275 -8.33% 2
East of England -19 26 £290 -3.33% 9
City of London -10 21 £400 +18.51% 12
North East -12 20 £350 +33.33% 4
Tyne and Wear -8 18 £350 +23.34% 3
Manchester -29 18 £205 +4.59% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 16 £350 +23.34% 3
East Midlands -19 13 £339 -6.55% 2
Cheshire +19 12 £250 +25.31% 4
South Yorkshire -10 11 £325 +27.45% 2
South West -43 11 £373 +10.44% 4
Hampshire +16 9 £225 -42.67%
Lancashire +7 9 £218 -10.67% 1
Essex +2 9 £290 -3.33% 2
Staffordshire -3 9 £250 -9.27%
Bradford +21 7 £146 -70.75%
Southampton +8 7 - -
Preston +4 7 £205 +70.62%
Hertfordshire -10 7 £275 -8.33% 2
Birmingham -12 7 £400 +6.66% 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for NHS.

1 180 (17.72%) SQL
2 174 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
3 132 (12.99%) Microsoft
4 122 (12.01%) Project Management
5 100 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
6 96 (9.45%) SQL Server
7 90 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
7 90 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (8.76%) ITIL
9 87 (8.56%) Finance
10 83 (8.17%) PRINCE2
11 81 (7.97%) Windows
12 77 (7.58%) Migration
13 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 67 (6.59%) JavaScript
15 66 (6.50%) Management Information System
16 62 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 61 (6.00%) MS Office
17 61 (6.00%) Active Directory
18 60 (5.91%) Degree
19 59 (5.81%) Security Cleared
20 52 (5.12%) Programme Management
21 51 (5.02%) MS Excel
21 51 (5.02%) Disclosure Scotland
22 49 (4.82%) Cisco
23 48 (4.72%) HTML
23 48 (4.72%) Data Analysis
24 45 (4.43%) Business Analysis
24 45 (4.43%) Information Governance
25 42 (4.13%) CSS

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (1.28%) Apache
1 13 (1.28%) SharePoint
1 13 (1.28%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.08%) CMS
3 10 (0.98%) Drupal
3 10 (0.98%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.39%) GroupWise
6 4 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.30%) JCAPS
8 2 (0.20%) Confluence
8 2 (0.20%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.20%) WordPress
9 1 (0.098%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.098%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (6.00%) MS Office
2 51 (5.02%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.79%) MS Project
6 1 (0.098%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.098%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.97%) Lorenzo
2 17 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.98%) Magento
4 8 (0.79%) SystmOne
5 5 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.098%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.98%) Office 365
3 7 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.098%) Boomi
5 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.098%) Google Play
5 1 (0.098%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (3.94%) LAN
2 38 (3.74%) WAN
3 34 (3.35%) Firewall
4 22 (2.17%) DNS
5 19 (1.87%) Internet
6 17 (1.67%) WLAN
7 15 (1.48%) SAN
7 15 (1.48%) TCP/IP
8 14 (1.38%) Wireless
9 13 (1.28%) DHCP
10 11 (1.08%) VLAN
10 11 (1.08%) VPN
11 7 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (0.59%) Network Security
12 6 (0.59%) VoIP
13 5 (0.49%) 4G
14 4 (0.39%) X.509
15 3 (0.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 90 (8.86%) Data Warehouse
3 73 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 62 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (3.54%) Electronic Patient Records
6 34 (3.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.97%) MySQL
10 17 (1.67%) QlikView
11 13 (1.28%) MS Access
12 12 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.79%) Power BI
13 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.69%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.69%) PowerPivot
14 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (2.26%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 8 (0.79%) Cucumber
6 8 (0.79%) Selenium
7 5 (0.49%) JMeter
8 4 (0.39%) Gradle
8 4 (0.39%) HP UFT
8 4 (0.39%) JIRA
8 4 (0.39%) Sahi
8 4 (0.39%) WATIR
9 3 (0.30%) Grunt
9 3 (0.30%) Subversion
9 3 (0.30%) Xcode
10 2 (0.20%) Ant
10 2 (0.20%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.20%) JUnit
10 2 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 87 (8.56%) Finance
2 32 (3.15%) Marketing
3 31 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.77%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.67%) Electronics
6 10 (0.98%) Legal
7 9 (0.89%) Law
7 9 (0.89%) Local Government
7 9 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.59%) Retail
9 4 (0.39%) Back Office
9 4 (0.39%) Billing
10 3 (0.30%) Publishing
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) Banking
12 1 (0.098%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.098%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.098%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 245 (24.11%) Analyst
2 152 (14.96%) Developer
3 108 (10.63%) Project Manager
4 72 (7.09%) Business Analyst
5 45 (4.43%) NHS Project Manager
6 42 (4.13%) SQL Developer
7 37 (3.64%) Architect
8 32 (3.15%) Senior Analyst
9 29 (2.85%) Information Analyst
10 28 (2.76%) IT Manager
10 28 (2.76%) NHS Business Analyst
11 24 (2.36%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 24 (2.36%) Network Engineer
11 24 (2.36%) Service Analyst
12 23 (2.26%) Support Analyst
13 22 (2.17%) Service Desk Analyst
14 21 (2.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (1.97%) Business Intelligence Analyst
15 20 (1.97%) Information Manager
16 19 (1.87%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.72%) HTML
2 42 (4.13%) CSS
3 36 (3.54%) .NET
4 25 (2.46%) XML
5 24 (2.36%) jQuery
6 21 (2.07%) AngularJS
7 19 (1.87%) JSON
8 18 (1.77%) HTML5
9 16 (1.57%) ASP.NET
10 12 (1.18%) CSS3
11 11 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 11 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
11 11 (1.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 11 (1.08%) Web Services
12 10 (0.98%) Django
12 10 (0.98%) Grails
13 9 (0.89%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.89%) REST
14 8 (0.79%) Entity Framework
14 8 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 100 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.15%) Informatics
4 15 (1.48%) User Experience
5 12 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (1.08%) PACS
7 9 (0.89%) e-Learning
8 8 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (0.79%) Visualisation
9 7 (0.69%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (0.69%) Statistics
10 6 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.49%) Smartcard
12 4 (0.39%) Health Informatics
12 4 (0.39%) Social Media
13 3 (0.30%) Algorithms
13 3 (0.30%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 81 (7.97%) Windows
2 38 (3.74%) Linux
3 28 (2.76%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (1.48%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 9 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.79%) CentOS
9 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.39%) Unix
11 4 (0.39%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.30%) Android
13 2 (0.20%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (17.13%) Business Intelligence
2 122 (12.01%) Project Management
3 90 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (8.76%) ITIL
5 83 (8.17%) PRINCE2
6 77 (7.58%) Migration
7 52 (5.12%) Programme Management
8 48 (4.72%) Data Analysis
9 45 (4.43%) Business Analysis
9 45 (4.43%) Information Governance
10 37 (3.64%) Service Delivery
11 36 (3.54%) ETL
12 35 (3.44%) Change Management
13 34 (3.35%) Performance Management
13 34 (3.35%) Service Management
14 31 (3.05%) Open Source
14 31 (3.05%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (2.66%) Data Migration
16 26 (2.56%) Analytics
17 25 (2.46%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (17.72%) SQL
2 67 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 40 (3.94%) PHP
4 37 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 31 (3.05%) Java
6 25 (2.46%) C#
7 15 (1.48%) Ruby
8 13 (1.28%) Python
9 10 (0.98%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.89%) VB
11 7 (0.69%) Scala
12 6 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.49%) C
14 4 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 4 (0.39%) Perl
14 4 (0.39%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.30%) Apple Swift
15 3 (0.30%) VBA
16 2 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (5.91%) Degree
2 59 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (3.25%) BPSS Clearance
5 30 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (2.66%) MCSE
7 25 (2.46%) CCNA
8 19 (1.87%) ISEB
9 15 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (1.18%) CCA
10 12 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (1.18%) MCP
11 11 (1.08%) CCNP
12 9 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.69%) CCIE
13 7 (0.69%) ECDL
14 5 (0.49%) CISM
15 3 (0.30%) CCDA
15 3 (0.30%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (0.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 35 (3.44%) Data Quality
3 33 (3.25%) QA
4 14 (1.38%) HL7
5 11 (1.08%) SLA
6 10 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.20%) GDPR
8 1 (0.098%) DICOM
8 1 (0.098%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.098%) PMBOK
System Software
1 61 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.67%) Docker
2 17 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.89%) VMware Server
4 6 (0.59%) NDS
5 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.30%) XenApp
7 2 (0.20%) Firmware
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.098%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.098%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.098%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (1.67%) Nagios
2 9 (0.89%) Puppet
3 8 (0.79%) Grafana
3 8 (0.79%) SCCM
4 5 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.20%) Ansible
5 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.20%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.098%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.098%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.098%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.098%) DameWare
6 1 (0.098%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.098%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.098%) Plesk
6 1 (0.098%) Simpana
Vendors
1 132 (12.99%) Microsoft
2 49 (4.82%) Cisco
3 41 (4.04%) VMware
4 24 (2.36%) Oracle
5 21 (2.07%) SAP
6 19 (1.87%) Citrix
7 16 (1.57%) Splunk
8 14 (1.38%) Cerner
9 8 (0.79%) HP
9 8 (0.79%) Tableau
10 7 (0.69%) LANDesk
10 7 (0.69%) Novell
11 6 (0.59%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 5 (0.49%) Alteryx
12 5 (0.49%) Huawei
12 5 (0.49%) Palo Alto
13 4 (0.39%) Juniper
13 4 (0.39%) NetApp
13 4 (0.39%) Red Hat
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