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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 220 114 100
Rank change year-on-year
-106 -14
Contract jobs citing NHS 587 1029 1125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.87% 2.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.27% 5.84% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 757 658
Median daily rate £325 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £315 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.38% +14.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 56 66
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £10.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.00 £35.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+26.78% -5.08%

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
17973 17628 17417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.29% 31.97% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11641 10994 10677
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 £255 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 656 707
Median hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £18.47 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+24.52% -12.04%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -111 572 £325 +3.17% 106
London -93 203 £350 +12.00% 35
South East -38 81 £370 +15.62% 18
North West -17 73 £206 -26.99% 16
South West -1 70 £345 +7.81% 11
Yorkshire -68 49 £400 +14.28% 10
Manchester 0 43 £205 -31.66% 8
West Yorkshire -53 42 £400 -3.03% 4
Leeds -56 34 £419 +0.90% 3
East Midlands -10 33 £325 +3.17% 2
City of London -39 31 £300 -7.69% 8
East of England +1 25 £236 -25.59% 5
West Midlands -59 24 £280 -8.94% 3
Wiltshire +7 20 £600 +95.12%
Surrey -7 15 £469 +63.04% 1
Liverpool +6 12 £215 +16.21% 1
Merseyside -1 12 £215 +2.38% 1
Oxfordshire +9 11 £313 -27.74% 4
Salford - 11 £175 -
Essex +3 10 £250 +11.11% 2
Hampshire -3 10 £438 +60.55% 3
Corsham - 10 £583 -
Leicestershire +12 9 £325 -7.14%
Kent +7 9 £410 +41.37%
Wales +1 9 £225 -26.22% 1
Oxford -2 8 £311 -43.40% 4
Gloucestershire -6 8 £350 +7.69% 1
North East -54 8 £438 +66.66% 5
Hertfordshire +17 7 £215 -42.66% 2
Derbyshire +9 7 £288 -4.16% 1

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 315 (22.63%) SQL
2 232 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 177 (12.72%) Microsoft
4 153 (10.99%) Project Management
5 149 (10.70%) SQL Server
6 116 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 111 (7.97%) PRINCE2
8 110 (7.90%) MS Excel
9 109 (7.83%) Windows
9 109 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
10 100 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 96 (6.90%) Finance
12 95 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 94 (6.75%) Security Cleared
14 80 (5.75%) Active Directory
15 76 (5.46%) Disclosure Scotland
16 70 (5.03%) Migration
16 70 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
17 69 (4.96%) .NET
18 67 (4.81%) Degree
19 66 (4.74%) Information Governance
20 65 (4.67%) T-SQL
21 64 (4.60%) Electronic Patient Records
22 60 (4.31%) Data Quality
23 58 (4.17%) ITIL
24 56 (4.02%) JavaScript
25 55 (3.95%) Service Delivery
25 55 (3.95%) Change Management
26 54 (3.88%) MS Office

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 35 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.08%) CMS
4 13 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.65%) Apache
5 9 (0.65%) Confluence
6 6 (0.43%) Moodle
7 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.22%) IIS
8 3 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.14%) Liferay
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.14%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.14%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 110 (7.90%) MS Excel
2 54 (3.88%) MS Office
3 22 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.58%) MS Project
4 18 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.072%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 42 (3.02%) SystmOne
2 32 (2.30%) Lorenzo
3 10 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Payroll
6 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 1 (0.072%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.072%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.86%) PaaS
2 11 (0.79%) GitHub
2 11 (0.79%) IaaS
3 10 (0.72%) SaaS
4 7 (0.50%) Office 365
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.072%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.072%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.072%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.072%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.072%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.51%) SAN
1 21 (1.51%) WAN
2 20 (1.44%) LAN
3 16 (1.15%) Firewall
4 15 (1.08%) DHCP
4 15 (1.08%) DNS
5 9 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (0.57%) Wireless
7 6 (0.43%) LDAP
8 5 (0.36%) HTTP
8 5 (0.36%) Internet
8 5 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (0.36%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.36%) VPN
8 5 (0.36%) WLAN
9 4 (0.29%) Intranet
10 3 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.22%) Network Security
10 3 (0.22%) SNMP
10 3 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 116 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 100 (7.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 95 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.60%) Electronic Patient Records
6 53 (3.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 36 (2.59%) QlikView
8 35 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (2.37%) Relational Database
10 31 (2.23%) MS Access
11 27 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
12 17 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
13 11 (0.79%) MySQL
13 11 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 10 (0.72%) Data Mart
14 10 (0.72%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.65%) OLAP
16 8 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
16 8 (0.57%) Power BI
17 7 (0.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 16 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 13 (0.93%) JIRA
6 12 (0.86%) Maven
7 6 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (0.36%) Grunt
8 5 (0.36%) Subversion
8 5 (0.36%) Xcode
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.22%) gulp
10 3 (0.22%) Hudson
10 3 (0.22%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.22%) PHPUnit
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.14%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
General
1 96 (6.90%) Finance
2 31 (2.23%) Marketing
3 26 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.29%) Legal
5 17 (1.22%) Back Office
6 11 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (0.72%) Electronics
7 10 (0.72%) Law
7 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.57%) Interactive Media
9 6 (0.43%) Games
9 6 (0.43%) Local Government
10 4 (0.29%) Advertising
10 4 (0.29%) Retail
11 3 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.14%) Banking
12 2 (0.14%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.072%) Automotive
13 1 (0.072%) Publishing
13 1 (0.072%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 354 (25.43%) Analyst
2 239 (17.17%) Developer
3 171 (12.28%) Project Manager
4 109 (7.83%) Information Analyst
5 82 (5.89%) Business Analyst
6 62 (4.45%) NHS Project Manager
7 61 (4.38%) SQL Developer
8 60 (4.31%) Architect
9 41 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
10 36 (2.59%) Trainer
11 35 (2.51%) Service Analyst
12 34 (2.44%) Support Engineer
13 33 (2.37%) .NET Developer
13 33 (2.37%) Data Analyst
14 32 (2.30%) NHS Information Analyst
14 32 (2.30%) Service Desk Analyst
15 31 (2.23%) Programme Manager
16 29 (2.08%) SQL Analyst
17 28 (2.01%) IT Manager
17 28 (2.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (4.96%) .NET
2 48 (3.45%) HTML
3 44 (3.16%) ASP.NET
4 39 (2.80%) Web Services
5 35 (2.51%) XML
6 34 (2.44%) CSS
7 30 (2.16%) jQuery
8 27 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
9 23 (1.65%) .NET Framework
9 23 (1.65%) REST
10 22 (1.58%) Entity Framework
11 19 (1.36%) CSS3
12 18 (1.29%) HTML5
13 16 (1.15%) WSDL
13 16 (1.15%) XSD
14 15 (1.08%) AngularJS
15 10 (0.72%) JSON
15 10 (0.72%) Node.js
16 8 (0.57%) Sass
16 8 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 43 (3.09%) Informatics
4 22 (1.58%) Data Centre
5 20 (1.44%) Freedom of Information
6 15 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (1.08%) Driving Licence
7 14 (1.01%) e-Learning
7 14 (1.01%) User Experience
8 10 (0.72%) Social Media
9 9 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.65%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.65%) Smartcard
9 9 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.57%) Freedom of Information Act
10 8 (0.57%) PACS
11 7 (0.50%) Clustering
11 7 (0.50%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.43%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 109 (7.83%) Windows
2 32 (2.30%) Windows Server
3 28 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (1.87%) Windows XP
5 25 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (1.65%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (1.36%) Linux
9 17 (1.22%) Unix
10 14 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.43%) Android
11 6 (0.43%) CentOS
11 6 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.36%) Solaris
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.072%) AIX
15 1 (0.072%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 153 (10.99%) Project Management
3 111 (7.97%) PRINCE2
4 100 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (5.03%) Migration
5 70 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (4.74%) Information Governance
7 58 (4.17%) ITIL
8 55 (3.95%) Change Management
8 55 (3.95%) Service Delivery
9 52 (3.74%) Business Analysis
10 45 (3.23%) Data Protection
11 44 (3.16%) MVC
12 42 (3.02%) Data Analysis
13 38 (2.73%) ETL
13 38 (2.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 37 (2.66%) Data Migration
14 37 (2.66%) Programme Management
15 35 (2.51%) Analytics
16 34 (2.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (22.63%) SQL
2 65 (4.67%) T-SQL
3 56 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 51 (3.66%) C#
5 21 (1.51%) Java
6 19 (1.36%) PHP
7 17 (1.22%) VBA
8 16 (1.15%) C
9 10 (0.72%) PL/SQL
10 9 (0.65%) Apple Swift
10 9 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.57%) C++
11 8 (0.57%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.43%) VB
13 5 (0.36%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.36%) Tcl
14 4 (0.29%) Ruby
14 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.22%) Python
15 3 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 67 (4.81%) Degree
3 28 (2.01%) SC Cleared
4 26 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 21 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 19 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.01%) CCNA
9 12 (0.86%) MCSE
10 11 (0.79%) ISEB
11 10 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.57%) MCP
13 7 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.43%) CCNP
15 5 (0.36%) MCSA
15 5 (0.36%) MCSD
16 3 (0.22%) CCA
16 3 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (5.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 60 (4.31%) Data Quality
3 46 (3.30%) HL7
4 32 (2.30%) QA
5 11 (0.79%) SLA
6 4 (0.29%) DICOM
7 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.072%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.072%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.072%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.072%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 80 (5.75%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.01%) Xen
5 10 (0.72%) Docker
6 6 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 5 (0.36%) vSphere
8 4 (0.29%) Firmware
8 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.29%) XenApp
9 3 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.072%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.072%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.072%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (0.86%) SCCM
3 5 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.14%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.14%) HP SIM
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.14%) Simpana
5 2 (0.14%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.072%) DameWare
6 1 (0.072%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.072%) Grafana
6 1 (0.072%) Nagios
6 1 (0.072%) SCOM
6 1 (0.072%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 177 (12.72%) Microsoft
2 46 (3.30%) VMware
3 39 (2.80%) Oracle
4 31 (2.23%) Cisco
5 26 (1.87%) Citrix
6 17 (1.22%) HP
7 16 (1.15%) Tableau
8 13 (0.93%) Cerner
8 13 (0.93%) SAP
9 10 (0.72%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.50%) NetApp
10 7 (0.50%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.43%) Adobe
11 6 (0.43%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.43%) Symantec
12 5 (0.36%) InterSystems
12 5 (0.36%) Veritas
13 4 (0.29%) Apple
13 4 (0.29%) Dell
13 4 (0.29%) EMC
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £201 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Public Sector
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Baltimore
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £19.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Baltimore
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venn Group
Rate: £12 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + Remote working
Posted: 7 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £22 - £23 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Pontypool, Gwent
NHS Wales Informatics Service
Rate: From £26,302 to £35,225 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £160 - £185 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £185.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £295 - £315 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £295 - £315 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago