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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 234 116 107
Rank change year-on-year
-118 -9
Contract jobs citing NHS 570 1070 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.88% 2.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.15% 5.82% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 768 622
Median daily rate £325 £303 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 64 65
Median hourly rate £18.47 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.92% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £25.69 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.94 £13.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+38.24% -8.66%

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
18103 18393 17223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.30% 32.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11668 11542 10428
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 722 689
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.35 £44.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -118 554 £325 +8.33% 113
London -109 183 £325 +4.00% 35
South West +3 82 £350 +12.00% 5
South East -47 77 £350 +17.64% 25
North West -25 70 £208 -25.22% 12
Yorkshire -65 45 £419 +22.53% 13
Manchester -4 43 £213 -29.16% 6
West Yorkshire -51 39 £413 - 7
Leeds -48 33 £428 +3.01% 4
East of England -12 31 £265 -11.66% 1
West Midlands -46 31 £296 -1.25% 6
City of London -40 28 £315 -3.07% 6
East Midlands -21 26 £350 +12.00% 2
Wiltshire +11 21 £600 +252.94%
Essex +10 17 £270 -10.00%
Bristol +6 14 £336 +11.15% 1
Surrey -12 11 £469 +87.50%
Salford - 11 £200 -
Corsham - 11 £583 -
Oxfordshire +7 10 £299 +32.77% 2
Liverpool +3 10 £130 -29.72%
Warwickshire -3 10 £425 -2.29%
Merseyside -7 10 £130 -38.09% 1
Hampshire -11 10 £438 +46.44% 4
Basildon +11 9 £275 -8.33%
Kent -1 8 £323 +37.23% 3
Gloucestershire -4 8 £350 +16.66%
Wales -9 8 £225 -32.83% 2
Cardiff +5 7 £230 -32.84% 1
South Wales -5 7 £230 -31.34% 1

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 272 (21.35%) SQL
2 205 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
3 173 (13.58%) Microsoft
4 136 (10.68%) Project Management
5 134 (10.52%) SQL Server
6 107 (8.40%) Windows
7 99 (7.77%) Security Cleared
8 97 (7.61%) PRINCE2
9 93 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
10 92 (7.22%) MS Excel
11 90 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
11 90 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
12 88 (6.91%) Finance
13 82 (6.44%) Active Directory
14 79 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 79 (6.20%) Disclosure Scotland
15 72 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 68 (5.34%) Migration
17 66 (5.18%) Information Governance
18 64 (5.02%) Degree
19 62 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 59 (4.63%) MS Office
21 58 (4.55%) .NET
22 55 (4.32%) ITIL
22 55 (4.32%) Electronic Patient Records
23 54 (4.24%) T-SQL
24 53 (4.16%) Service Delivery
25 52 (4.08%) VMware
25 52 (4.08%) Business Analysis
26 51 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 34 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.10%) CMS
4 13 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (0.78%) Apache
6 9 (0.71%) Confluence
7 6 (0.47%) Moodle
8 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.16%) IIS
10 2 (0.16%) Liferay
10 2 (0.16%) SAS
10 2 (0.16%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.16%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.16%) WordPress
11 1 (0.078%) Kentico
11 1 (0.078%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.078%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 59 (4.63%) MS Office
3 22 (1.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.94%) MS Project
5 10 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.078%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (2.67%) SystmOne
2 28 (2.20%) Lorenzo
3 11 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.24%) Magento
5 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.078%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.94%) IaaS
1 12 (0.94%) PaaS
2 11 (0.86%) SaaS
3 9 (0.71%) GitHub
4 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.55%) Office 365
6 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.078%) Boomi
7 1 (0.078%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.078%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.88%) SAN
1 24 (1.88%) WAN
2 23 (1.81%) LAN
3 17 (1.33%) Firewall
4 16 (1.26%) DNS
5 15 (1.18%) DHCP
6 12 (0.94%) Internet
7 10 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (0.78%) WLAN
8 9 (0.71%) Wireless
9 6 (0.47%) LDAP
9 6 (0.47%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (0.39%) HTTP
10 5 (0.39%) Intranet
10 5 (0.39%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.39%) VPN
11 3 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.24%) Network Security
11 3 (0.24%) SNMP
11 3 (0.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (10.52%) SQL Server
2 90 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 79 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (5.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 55 (4.32%) Electronic Patient Records
6 51 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (2.43%) QlikView
8 29 (2.28%) Relational Database
9 28 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.88%) MS Access
10 24 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.78%) MySQL
13 9 (0.71%) Data Mart
14 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.47%) Big Data
16 6 (0.47%) Star Schema
17 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 12 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 12 (0.94%) JIRA
4 12 (0.94%) Maven
5 5 (0.39%) Grunt
5 5 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.31%) Xcode
7 3 (0.24%) gulp
7 3 (0.24%) Hudson
7 3 (0.24%) Moq
7 3 (0.24%) NUnit
7 3 (0.24%) PHPUnit
7 3 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (0.24%) Subversion
8 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.16%) MSTest
General
1 88 (6.91%) Finance
2 30 (2.35%) Marketing
3 25 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.26%) Legal
5 15 (1.18%) Back Office
6 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.86%) Electronics
7 11 (0.86%) Law
8 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.63%) Local Government
10 7 (0.55%) Interactive Media
11 4 (0.31%) Advertising
11 4 (0.31%) Games
12 3 (0.24%) Billing
12 3 (0.24%) Retail
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.078%) Automotive
14 1 (0.078%) Banking
14 1 (0.078%) Publishing
14 1 (0.078%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 320 (25.12%) Analyst
2 204 (16.01%) Developer
3 152 (11.93%) Project Manager
4 96 (7.54%) Information Analyst
5 86 (6.75%) Business Analyst
6 66 (5.18%) NHS Project Manager
7 64 (5.02%) Architect
8 51 (4.00%) SQL Developer
9 39 (3.06%) Senior Analyst
10 32 (2.51%) Service Analyst
10 32 (2.51%) Support Engineer
11 30 (2.35%) .NET Developer
12 28 (2.20%) NHS Information Analyst
12 28 (2.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 26 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 26 (2.04%) Data Analyst
13 26 (2.04%) Programme Manager
13 26 (2.04%) Senior Developer
13 26 (2.04%) Trainer
14 25 (1.96%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (4.55%) .NET
2 40 (3.14%) ASP.NET
2 40 (3.14%) HTML
3 33 (2.59%) Web Services
4 31 (2.43%) CSS
5 29 (2.28%) jQuery
6 25 (1.96%) REST
7 23 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (1.81%) XML
8 20 (1.57%) Entity Framework
9 19 (1.49%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.41%) WSDL
11 17 (1.33%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.33%) CSS3
12 16 (1.26%) HTML5
12 16 (1.26%) XSD
13 10 (0.78%) JSON
13 10 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (0.71%) Node.js
15 7 (0.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.59%) Informatics
4 20 (1.57%) Data Centre
5 16 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
6 15 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 12 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (0.94%) e-Learning
7 12 (0.94%) User Experience
8 9 (0.71%) Smartcard
9 8 (0.63%) Algorithms
9 8 (0.63%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.63%) EMC VNX
9 8 (0.63%) Social Media
10 7 (0.55%) PACS
10 7 (0.55%) Private Cloud
10 7 (0.55%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.47%) Clustering
11 6 (0.47%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 107 (8.40%) Windows
2 34 (2.67%) Windows Server
3 31 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (1.88%) Windows XP
6 22 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.57%) Linux
8 15 (1.18%) Unix
9 13 (1.02%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.55%) Android
10 7 (0.55%) Solaris
11 6 (0.47%) CentOS
11 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.39%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.16%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.078%) AIX
14 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (16.09%) Business Intelligence
2 136 (10.68%) Project Management
3 97 (7.61%) PRINCE2
4 90 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (5.34%) Migration
6 66 (5.18%) Information Governance
7 62 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 55 (4.32%) ITIL
9 53 (4.16%) Service Delivery
10 52 (4.08%) Business Analysis
11 50 (3.92%) Change Management
12 43 (3.38%) Data Analysis
13 40 (3.14%) Data Protection
14 38 (2.98%) Programme Management
15 37 (2.90%) MVC
16 35 (2.75%) Data Migration
17 33 (2.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 30 (2.35%) Analytics
19 29 (2.28%) ETL
19 29 (2.28%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 272 (21.35%) SQL
2 54 (4.24%) T-SQL
3 51 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 47 (3.69%) C#
5 21 (1.65%) PHP
6 17 (1.33%) C
6 17 (1.33%) Java
7 11 (0.86%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.71%) VBA
9 8 (0.63%) Apple Swift
10 7 (0.55%) Objective-C
11 6 (0.47%) C++
11 6 (0.47%) VB
11 6 (0.47%) VBScript
12 5 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.31%) Ruby
14 3 (0.24%) Pascal
14 3 (0.24%) Python
15 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 99 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.02%) Degree
3 28 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 24 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 21 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.26%) CCNA
9 15 (1.18%) MCSE
10 12 (0.94%) ISEB
10 12 (0.94%) MCP
11 10 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.47%) CCA
13 6 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.47%) MCSA
14 5 (0.39%) CCNP
14 5 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 51 (4.00%) Data Quality
3 35 (2.75%) HL7
4 26 (2.04%) QA
5 13 (1.02%) SLA
6 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.078%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.078%) DICOM
8 1 (0.078%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.078%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.078%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 82 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.10%) Xen
5 10 (0.78%) Docker
6 6 (0.47%) Firmware
6 6 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.39%) vSphere
8 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.31%) XenApp
9 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.16%) XenServer
11 1 (0.078%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.078%) NDS
11 1 (0.078%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.078%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (0.94%) SCCM
3 7 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.31%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.16%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.16%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.16%) SCOM
5 2 (0.16%) Simpana
5 2 (0.16%) WSUS
5 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.078%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.078%) Grafana
6 1 (0.078%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.078%) Nagios
6 1 (0.078%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.078%) Puppet
6 1 (0.078%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 173 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 52 (4.08%) VMware
3 33 (2.59%) Cisco
4 30 (2.35%) Oracle
5 25 (1.96%) Citrix
6 18 (1.41%) HP
7 13 (1.02%) SAP
8 12 (0.94%) Tableau
9 11 (0.86%) NetApp
10 10 (0.78%) Cerner
11 8 (0.63%) Symantec
12 7 (0.55%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.55%) Dell
12 7 (0.55%) ServiceNow
12 7 (0.55%) Veritas
13 6 (0.47%) Adobe
14 5 (0.39%) InterSystems
15 4 (0.31%) Apple
15 4 (0.31%) EMC
15 4 (0.31%) Kofax
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: Unspecified Band 7
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £345 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £325.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £194.77 to £194.77 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 5 days ago
Ilford
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Networkers
Rate: £13 - £16 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Keystream Technology
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £25 per hour + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Networkers
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day Rates up to £565/day, 6 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 - £12 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Venn Group
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago