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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 101 130 178
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +48
Contract jobs citing NHS 1116 854 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 1.64% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.35% 5.29% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 545 368
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.45 £27.50 £25.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.19 £16.00 £16.64
% change year-on-year
-5.04% -3.84%

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
17571 16146 17261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.54% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10696 9949 9991
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 661 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +32 1081 £300 +9.09% 332
London +55 384 £303 +5.67% 103
South East +35 168 £275 - 38
Yorkshire +10 134 £305 +5.62% 41
North West +1 101 £275 +12.24% 48
City of London +55 83 £325 +8.15% 25
East of England -6 83 £300 +18.81% 23
West Yorkshire +28 74 £325 +44.44% 21
East Midlands +9 59 £300 - 15
South West -11 55 £250 -9.09% 21
West Midlands -33 48 £236 -14.86% 27
Leeds +31 47 £345 -18.82% 15
South Yorkshire +4 36 £305 +1.49% 8
Manchester -14 27 £250 -21.25% 12
Essex -8 23 £363 +51.04% 7
Oxfordshire +6 19 £275 +10.00% 6
Berkshire +8 18 £300 +15.38% 1
Scotland -8 18 £194 -32.52% 8
Hampshire -4 17 £183 -17.97% 3
Hertfordshire -14 16 £250 -23.07% 3
Surrey +7 15 £275 -8.33% 6
Midlands +7 13 £225 -18.18% 7
Bradford 0 11 £250 +33.33% 1
Kent -10 11 £215 -17.70% 8
Sheffield +12 10 £185 -42.18% 2
Glasgow -8 10 £170 -40.86% 5
Cheshire +4 9 £260 -3.70%
Oxford +3 8 £298 -
Somerset -9 8 £250 -11.11% 1
Wales -20 8 £375 +36.36% 6

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 453 (20.01%) SQL
2 321 (14.18%) SQL Server
3 241 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 222 (9.81%) Project Management
5 218 (9.63%) Microsoft
6 209 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 184 (8.13%) Windows
8 180 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 170 (7.51%) MS Excel
10 161 (7.11%) PRINCE2
11 152 (6.71%) Migration
12 147 (6.49%) Finance
13 144 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
14 138 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
15 114 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 112 (4.95%) ITIL
17 102 (4.51%) T-SQL
18 101 (4.46%) Windows 7
19 97 (4.28%) MS Office
20 95 (4.20%) Management Information System
21 86 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 80 (3.53%) Cerner
23 79 (3.49%) Programme Management
23 79 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
24 76 (3.36%) Active Directory
25 75 (3.31%) Change Management
26 74 (3.27%) Service Delivery
26 74 (3.27%) ETL
27 73 (3.22%) .NET
28 72 (3.18%) Informatics

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 58 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.71%) IIS
4 12 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.40%) CMS
5 9 (0.40%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (0.35%) nginx
7 7 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.31%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.31%) Apache
8 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.18%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.18%) Confluence
10 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.13%) SAS
10 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.088%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.088%) Tomcat
Applications
1 170 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 97 (4.28%) MS Office
3 23 (1.02%) MS Project
4 17 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.22%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.18%) SPSS
8 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.088%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.044%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.044%) InDesign
10 1 (0.044%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 42 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 42 (1.86%) Cerner Millennium
2 9 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.044%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.044%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.044%) assyst
7 1 (0.044%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.044%) Office 365
1 1 (0.044%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.044%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 22 (0.97%) LAN
2 19 (0.84%) WAN
2 19 (0.84%) Firewall
3 11 (0.49%) DNS
4 9 (0.40%) Wireless
4 9 (0.40%) SAN
5 8 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.35%) DHCP
6 7 (0.31%) Intranet
6 7 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (0.27%) VPN
8 5 (0.22%) VoIP
8 5 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.18%) Internet
9 4 (0.18%) BGP
10 3 (0.13%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) IPsec
10 3 (0.13%) SNMP
11 2 (0.088%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 209 (9.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 180 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 144 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
5 86 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 79 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 67 (2.96%) QlikView
8 35 (1.55%) MS Access
9 30 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (0.93%) Relational Database
12 19 (0.84%) OLAP
13 16 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.40%) DTS
16 8 (0.35%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.31%) MySQL
17 7 (0.31%) EDMS
18 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (0.53%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.22%) XDE
5 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.18%) Selenium
7 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.13%) MSTest
7 3 (0.13%) Subversion
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.088%) JMeter
8 2 (0.088%) ProC
8 2 (0.088%) MSI
8 2 (0.088%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.088%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.088%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.088%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.088%) Moq
General
1 147 (6.49%) Finance
2 49 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 46 (2.03%) Marketing
4 44 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 42 (1.86%) Electronics
6 31 (1.37%) Local Government
7 29 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 18 (0.80%) Legal
9 5 (0.22%) Retail
10 4 (0.18%) Banking
10 4 (0.18%) Publishing
11 3 (0.13%) Military
11 3 (0.13%) Back Office
12 1 (0.044%) Billing
12 1 (0.044%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 684 (30.21%) Analyst
2 292 (12.90%) Project Manager
3 254 (11.22%) Information Analyst
4 240 (10.60%) Developer
5 190 (8.39%) Trainer
6 145 (6.40%) Business Analyst
7 129 (5.70%) NHS Information Analyst
8 116 (5.12%) NHS Project Manager
9 83 (3.67%) SQL Developer
10 65 (2.87%) Product Specialist
11 64 (2.83%) Data Analyst
12 60 (2.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 56 (2.47%) Architect
14 54 (2.39%) NHS Business Analyst
15 46 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
16 45 (1.99%) Support Analyst
16 45 (1.99%) Information Manager
16 45 (1.99%) Clinical Coder
17 42 (1.86%) Service Analyst
18 39 (1.72%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.22%) .NET
2 39 (1.72%) Web Services
3 38 (1.68%) ASP.NET
4 37 (1.63%) HTML
5 28 (1.24%) XML
6 23 (1.02%) CSS
7 18 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
8 17 (0.75%) ASP.NET Web API
9 15 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 13 (0.57%) HTML5
11 11 (0.49%) jQuery
12 10 (0.44%) MDX
12 10 (0.44%) SOAP
13 7 (0.31%) JSON
14 6 (0.27%) CSS3
15 5 (0.22%) REST
16 4 (0.18%) Ajax
16 4 (0.18%) WCF
16 4 (0.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 138 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 72 (3.18%) Informatics
4 42 (1.86%) DTV
5 35 (1.55%) PACS
6 28 (1.24%) Smartcard
7 24 (1.06%) E-Learning
8 18 (0.80%) Data Extraction
9 14 (0.62%) Health Informatics
9 14 (0.62%) Statistics
10 12 (0.53%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.53%) Freedom of Information
10 12 (0.53%) Visualisation
11 11 (0.49%) User Experience
12 8 (0.35%) Open Source
12 8 (0.35%) Digital Media
12 8 (0.35%) GIS
13 7 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.31%) LIMS
13 7 (0.31%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 184 (8.13%) Windows
2 101 (4.46%) Windows 7
3 44 (1.94%) Windows XP
4 31 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (0.66%) CentOS
5 15 (0.66%) Linux
6 14 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.31%) UNIX
10 6 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.18%) Android
12 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.088%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.088%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.088%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
2 222 (9.81%) Project Management
3 161 (7.11%) PRINCE2
4 152 (6.71%) Migration
5 114 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 112 (4.95%) ITIL
7 79 (3.49%) Programme Management
8 75 (3.31%) Change Management
9 74 (3.27%) Service Delivery
9 74 (3.27%) ETL
10 65 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 58 (2.56%) Information Governance
12 57 (2.52%) Business Analysis
13 46 (2.03%) Data Analysis
14 45 (1.99%) Information Management
15 44 (1.94%) Service Management
16 42 (1.86%) Digital Marketing
17 40 (1.77%) Data Migration
18 38 (1.68%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 453 (20.01%) SQL
2 102 (4.51%) T-SQL
3 57 (2.52%) C#
4 40 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 19 (0.84%) VBA
5 19 (0.84%) Python
6 17 (0.75%) VB
7 11 (0.49%) C
8 9 (0.40%) Java
9 8 (0.35%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.31%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.22%) PHP
11 5 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.13%) MUMPS
13 2 (0.088%) VBScript
13 2 (0.088%) Perl
13 2 (0.088%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.088%) XPath
14 1 (0.044%) C++
14 1 (0.044%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 70 (3.09%) Degree
2 58 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 38 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 19 (0.84%) ISEB
5 17 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 14 (0.62%) CCNA
7 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.31%) CCNP
9 7 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.27%) MCSE
11 5 (0.22%) ECDL
12 4 (0.18%) MCP
12 4 (0.18%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
13 3 (0.13%) AAT
13 3 (0.13%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (1.90%) QA
2 36 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 27 (1.19%) SLA
4 23 (1.02%) HL7
5 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.044%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.088%) VMware Server
5 2 (0.088%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.088%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.044%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.044%) XenApp
6 1 (0.044%) vSphere
6 1 (0.044%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 17 (0.75%) SCCM
2 9 (0.40%) Puppet
3 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.18%) SCOM
4 4 (0.18%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.088%) OpenView
5 2 (0.088%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.088%) OVSD
6 1 (0.044%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.044%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.044%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.044%) Nagios
6 1 (0.044%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.044%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 218 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 80 (3.53%) Cerner
3 68 (3.00%) Oracle
4 47 (2.08%) SAP
5 46 (2.03%) VMware
6 43 (1.90%) Business Objects
7 36 (1.59%) Cisco
8 20 (0.88%) HP
9 17 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 17 (0.75%) Splunk
10 16 (0.71%) Tableau
10 16 (0.71%) Citrix
11 13 (0.57%) Cognos
12 11 (0.49%) NetApp
13 9 (0.40%) iSOFT
14 7 (0.31%) Lotus
14 7 (0.31%) Dell
14 7 (0.31%) MEDITECH
14 7 (0.31%) Infoflex
14 7 (0.31%) Lagan
Norfolk
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £350 to £430 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 22.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Oxfordshire
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 22.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Suffolk
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 22.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Suffolk
CRG - Castlerock Recruitment Group
Salary: Up to 22.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
North
Pertemps Medical Professionals
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kent
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Wiltshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
The Placement Group
Posted: 22 hours ago
West Midlands
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates of pay
Posted: Yesterday