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 4 December 2016 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 234 138 118
Rank change year-on-year
-96 -20
Contract jobs citing NHS 520 948 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.71% 1.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.22% 5.13% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 665 672
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 92 87
Median hourly rate £17.40 £14.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £20.74 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £14.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.75%

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
16140 18486 18212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.63% 33.39% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10434 11625 11534
Median daily rate £430 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.94% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 792 764
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +21.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.51%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -109 467 £300 - 78
London -81 166 £313 +0.80% 20
South East -39 62 £220 -20.00% 8
Yorkshire -26 55 £350 +16.66% 11
North West -24 54 £269 +3.36% 7
West Yorkshire -19 42 £375 +8.69% 9
East of England -8 41 £250 -16.66% 9
Wales +1 33 £278 -9.01% 3
City of London -10 32 £350 +14.75% 3
West Midlands -55 30 £350 +16.66% 9
Cardiff +26 29 £283 -11.71% 2
South Wales +16 29 £283 -8.87% 2
Leeds -14 27 £375 -3.22% 6
North East -18 23 £360 +30.90% 5
South West -53 23 £390 +20.00% 5
Tyne and Wear -23 21 £375 +41.50% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 19 £375 +41.50% 5
Manchester -19 17 £205 -7.86% 3
Cheshire +20 15 £288 +19.17% 1
Hertfordshire -7 13 £250 -16.66% 5
Essex +10 12 £325 - 2
Surrey +9 12 £220 -16.19% 1
South Yorkshire -14 12 £263 -11.01%
Lancashire 0 11 £400 +53.84% 1
East Midlands -26 11 £338 -20.58% 2
Hampshire +18 9 £188 -50.00%
Scotland +14 9 £275 +66.66% 1
Suffolk +4 9 £275 -
Bradford +16 8 £146 -70.75%
Basildon - 8 £325 -

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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.

1 201 (18.49%) SQL
2 195 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
3 150 (13.80%) Microsoft
4 125 (11.50%) Project Management
5 113 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
6 103 (9.48%) SQL Server
7 93 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
8 91 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (8.28%) Finance
10 89 (8.19%) Windows
11 84 (7.73%) ITIL
12 80 (7.36%) PRINCE2
13 77 (7.08%) Migration
13 77 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 75 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 72 (6.62%) MS Office
16 69 (6.35%) JavaScript
16 69 (6.35%) Active Directory
17 67 (6.16%) Security Cleared
17 67 (6.16%) Disclosure Scotland
18 66 (6.07%) Degree
18 66 (6.07%) Management Information System
19 65 (5.98%) MS Excel
20 57 (5.24%) Data Analysis
21 55 (5.06%) Cisco
22 53 (4.88%) HTML
23 51 (4.69%) Programme Management
24 50 (4.60%) Business Analysis
25 49 (4.51%) LAN
26 48 (4.42%) WAN

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 26 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.20%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.01%) CMS
4 10 (0.92%) Apache
4 10 (0.92%) Drupal
4 10 (0.92%) Tomcat
5 9 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.37%) GroupWise
6 4 (0.37%) WordPress
7 3 (0.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.18%) Confluence
8 2 (0.18%) Joomla!
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.092%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.092%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.092%) IIS
9 1 (0.092%) SAS
9 1 (0.092%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 72 (6.62%) MS Office
2 65 (5.98%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.64%) MS Project
7 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.092%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.092%) InDesign
9 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.39%) Lorenzo
2 17 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (1.10%) Magento
4 10 (0.92%) SystmOne
5 5 (0.46%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.92%) Office 365
3 6 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.46%) IaaS
5 2 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.18%) Google Play
6 1 (0.092%) Boomi
6 1 (0.092%) PaaS
6 1 (0.092%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (4.51%) LAN
2 48 (4.42%) WAN
3 39 (3.59%) Firewall
4 27 (2.48%) Internet
5 26 (2.39%) WLAN
6 21 (1.93%) DNS
7 17 (1.56%) SAN
7 17 (1.56%) Wireless
8 13 (1.20%) VPN
9 12 (1.10%) TCP/IP
10 10 (0.92%) DHCP
11 8 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (0.64%) VoIP
13 6 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (0.55%) Network Security
13 6 (0.55%) VLAN
14 5 (0.46%) 4G
15 4 (0.37%) FTP
15 4 (0.37%) Intranet
15 4 (0.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
3 77 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 75 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (3.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 38 (3.50%) Electronic Patient Records
7 27 (2.48%) Relational Database
8 23 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (1.66%) MySQL
10 17 (1.56%) QlikView
10 17 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (1.01%) MS Access
14 7 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (0.64%) OLAP
15 6 (0.55%) Big Data
15 6 (0.55%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 19 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.74%) Cucumber
5 8 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 8 (0.74%) Selenium
6 4 (0.37%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.37%) JIRA
6 4 (0.37%) Sahi
6 4 (0.37%) Subversion
6 4 (0.37%) WATIR
6 4 (0.37%) Xcode
7 3 (0.28%) Gradle
7 3 (0.28%) JMeter
8 2 (0.18%) Apache Ivy
8 2 (0.18%) Grunt
8 2 (0.18%) Moq
8 2 (0.18%) MSTest
8 2 (0.18%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 90 (8.28%) Finance
2 35 (3.22%) Marketing
3 31 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 20 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 17 (1.56%) Electronics
6 13 (1.20%) Local Government
7 11 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.83%) Law
8 9 (0.83%) Legal
9 7 (0.64%) Back Office
10 4 (0.37%) Billing
10 4 (0.37%) Retail
11 2 (0.18%) Banking
11 2 (0.18%) Interactive Media
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.092%) Advertising
12 1 (0.092%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.092%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 272 (25.02%) Analyst
2 166 (15.27%) Developer
3 107 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 79 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 49 (4.51%) NHS Project Manager
5 49 (4.51%) SQL Developer
6 47 (4.32%) Information Analyst
7 43 (3.96%) Architect
8 32 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 32 (2.94%) NHS Business Analyst
9 31 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (2.39%) Data Warehouse Developer
10 26 (2.39%) IT Manager
10 26 (2.39%) Service Analyst
11 25 (2.30%) Data Analyst
12 24 (2.21%) Network Engineer
12 24 (2.21%) SQL Analyst
13 23 (2.12%) Service Desk Analyst
14 22 (2.02%) Information Manager
15 21 (1.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.88%) HTML
2 45 (4.14%) CSS
3 28 (2.58%) jQuery
4 27 (2.48%) .NET
5 23 (2.12%) JSON
5 23 (2.12%) XML
6 21 (1.93%) AngularJS
6 21 (1.93%) HTML5
7 16 (1.47%) CSS3
8 13 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.10%) Web Services
10 10 (0.92%) REST
11 9 (0.83%) Django
11 9 (0.83%) Grails
11 9 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (0.74%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.74%) JPA
13 7 (0.64%) MDX
13 7 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 113 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 36 (3.31%) Informatics
4 18 (1.66%) User Experience
5 13 (1.20%) Visualisation
6 11 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (0.92%) e-Learning
7 10 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
8 9 (0.83%) Data Centre
8 9 (0.83%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.74%) PACS
10 7 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 7 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (0.55%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.55%) Statistics
12 5 (0.46%) Algorithms
12 5 (0.46%) Smartcard
13 4 (0.37%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.37%) Life Science
13 4 (0.37%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (8.19%) Windows
2 33 (3.04%) Linux
3 27 (2.48%) Windows Server
3 27 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.20%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 9 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 8 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.74%) CentOS
10 6 (0.55%) Android
10 6 (0.55%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.37%) Solaris
11 4 (0.37%) Unix
11 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (17.94%) Business Intelligence
2 125 (11.50%) Project Management
3 91 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (7.73%) ITIL
5 80 (7.36%) PRINCE2
6 77 (7.08%) Migration
7 57 (5.24%) Data Analysis
8 51 (4.69%) Programme Management
9 50 (4.60%) Business Analysis
10 45 (4.14%) Information Governance
11 39 (3.59%) Change Management
12 36 (3.31%) ETL
13 33 (3.04%) Service Delivery
13 33 (3.04%) Service Management
13 33 (3.04%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (2.94%) Open Source
15 31 (2.85%) Data Protection
16 30 (2.76%) Analytics
16 30 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
17 29 (2.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 201 (18.49%) SQL
2 69 (6.35%) JavaScript
3 44 (4.05%) T-SQL
4 40 (3.68%) PHP
5 26 (2.39%) Java
6 24 (2.21%) C#
7 14 (1.29%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.29%) Ruby
8 11 (1.01%) C
8 11 (1.01%) Python
9 8 (0.74%) VB
10 7 (0.64%) Apple Swift
11 6 (0.55%) Scala
12 5 (0.46%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.46%) VBScript
13 4 (0.37%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.37%) Perl
14 3 (0.28%) C++
14 3 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.07%) Degree
3 48 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (3.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (3.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (2.94%) CCNA
7 31 (2.85%) MCSE
8 20 (1.84%) MCP
9 19 (1.75%) ISEB
10 18 (1.66%) CCA
10 18 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (1.10%) CCNP
13 9 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.74%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.64%) CCIE
16 5 (0.46%) Check Point Certification
16 5 (0.46%) CISM
16 5 (0.46%) ECDL
17 4 (0.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (6.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 38 (3.50%) Data Quality
3 30 (2.76%) QA
4 15 (1.38%) SLA
5 11 (1.01%) HL7
6 10 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.092%) DICOM
7 1 (0.092%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.092%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.29%) Docker
4 9 (0.83%) VMware Server
5 7 (0.64%) NDS
6 6 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.37%) Firmware
8 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.28%) XenApp
10 2 (0.18%) vSphere
11 1 (0.092%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.092%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.092%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.092%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (1.38%) Nagios
2 11 (1.01%) SCCM
3 10 (0.92%) Puppet
4 8 (0.74%) Grafana
5 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.18%) Ansible
8 2 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.18%) SCOM
8 2 (0.18%) WSUS
9 1 (0.092%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.092%) Business Desktop Deployment
9 1 (0.092%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.092%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.092%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.092%) Plesk
9 1 (0.092%) Simpana
Vendors
1 150 (13.80%) Microsoft
2 55 (5.06%) Cisco
3 47 (4.32%) VMware
4 28 (2.58%) Oracle
5 20 (1.84%) SAP
6 16 (1.47%) Citrix
7 15 (1.38%) Cerner
8 14 (1.29%) Splunk
9 9 (0.83%) Tableau
10 8 (0.74%) HP
10 8 (0.74%) NetApp
11 7 (0.64%) Novell
12 6 (0.55%) Alteryx
12 6 (0.55%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.55%) Dell
13 5 (0.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (0.46%) Huawei
13 5 (0.46%) LANDesk
13 5 (0.46%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
Hertfordshire
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wales
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Rate: £8 - £9 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
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Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Carlisle, Cumbria
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Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hainton
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Networkers
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.75 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighouse, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £8.00 - £9.64 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Rate: £40,028 - £48,034
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Central London / West End
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
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Loughborough, Leicestershire
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London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: From £300 to £375 per day
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West Yorkshire
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Bristol
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day + competitive
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Yorkshire and the Humber
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Yorkshire and the Humber
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UK
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North West
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West Midlands
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West Midlands
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