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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 96 131 166
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +35
Contract jobs citing NHS 1128 855 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.99% 1.62% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.83% 6.23% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 665 543 357
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £296 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.72% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 74 107
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.36 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.36 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £27.50 £29.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.88 £17.48
% change year-on-year
-2.36% -9.18%

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
14398 13715 14468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.46% 26.03% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8622 8426 8404
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 603 794
Average hourly rate £18.88 £19.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +38 1104 £300 +9.09% 367
London +72 382 £303 +9.50% 118
South East +21 175 £275 -4.34% 57
Yorkshire +10 134 £300 +16.95% 44
North West +11 123 £274 +0.45% 47
East of England -9 81 £300 +13.20% 32
City of London +45 74 £325 +8.15% 29
West Yorkshire +26 69 £305 +32.60% 21
East Midlands -2 57 £300 +3.35% 15
South West -15 54 £300 +9.09% 22
West Midlands -28 51 £240 -8.57% 24
Leeds +32 46 £350 -17.64% 11
South Yorkshire +6 41 £300 +6.66% 7
Manchester -6 34 £263 -27.63% 19
Essex -3 25 £413 +46.01% 12
Berkshire +10 20 £275 -23.34% 5
Hampshire -12 16 £170 -24.44% 1
Sheffield +13 14 £165 -45.00% 2
Oxfordshire +7 13 £275 +10.00% 8
Surrey +2 13 £255 -11.30% 18
Kent -12 13 £215 -14.00% 5
Hertfordshire -7 12 £265 -17.50% 4
Midlands +12 11 £225 -18.18% 4
Cheshire 0 11 £238 -12.03% 2
Scotland -13 11 £216 -28.97% 9
North East -15 11 £235 -45.34% 1
Bradford +3 9 £220 +26.61% 1
Bristol -14 9 £363 -14.70% 3
West Sussex +6 7 £258 -35.62%
Southampton -10 7 £170 -21.83%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 476 (20.70%) SQL
2 326 (14.17%) SQL Server
3 236 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 227 (9.87%) Microsoft
5 212 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 205 (8.91%) Project Management
7 186 (8.09%) Windows
7 186 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 181 (7.87%) MS Excel
9 163 (7.09%) Migration
10 156 (6.78%) PRINCE2
11 155 (6.74%) Finance
12 143 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
13 109 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
14 105 (4.57%) ITIL
15 101 (4.39%) T-SQL
16 100 (4.35%) Management Information System
17 97 (4.22%) Windows 7
18 94 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 94 (4.09%) MS Office
19 85 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
20 80 (3.48%) ETL
21 79 (3.43%) Change Management
21 79 (3.43%) Programme Management
22 78 (3.39%) Active Directory
23 76 (3.30%) Cerner
24 75 (3.26%) Service Delivery
25 74 (3.22%) Informatics
26 69 (3.00%) Degree
27 68 (2.96%) Oracle

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 66 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 22 (0.96%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.70%) IIS
4 11 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (0.35%) nginx
7 7 (0.30%) IBM Notes
7 7 (0.30%) Apache
8 6 (0.26%) CMS
8 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.17%) Confluence
10 3 (0.13%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.13%) SAS
11 2 (0.087%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 181 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 94 (4.09%) MS Office
3 23 (1.00%) MS Project
4 16 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.26%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.17%) SPSS
9 3 (0.13%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.043%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.043%) InDesign
11 1 (0.043%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 43 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 34 (1.48%) Cerner Millennium
3 8 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 6 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.13%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.087%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle BRM
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.043%) assyst
8 1 (0.043%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.043%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.043%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.043%) CheetahMail
1 1 (0.043%) Pure360
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.04%) LAN
2 22 (0.96%) WAN
3 20 (0.87%) Firewall
4 12 (0.52%) DNS
4 12 (0.52%) SAN
5 10 (0.43%) DHCP
5 10 (0.43%) Wireless
6 8 (0.35%) VoIP
6 8 (0.35%) VPN
7 7 (0.30%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.22%) Intranet
8 5 (0.22%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (0.17%) Internet
9 4 (0.17%) BGP
10 3 (0.13%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) IPsec
10 3 (0.13%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.087%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (0.087%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 326 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 212 (9.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 186 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 143 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
5 94 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 85 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 63 (2.74%) QlikView
8 37 (1.61%) MS Access
9 31 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
10 24 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (1.00%) OLAP
12 21 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 16 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
14 14 (0.61%) DTS
15 9 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.39%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.35%) MySQL
16 8 (0.35%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (0.26%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (0.22%) Selenium
5 5 (0.22%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.22%) XDE
6 4 (0.17%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.13%) MSTest
7 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.13%) MSI
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.087%) Subversion
8 2 (0.087%) JMeter
8 2 (0.087%) ProC
8 2 (0.087%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.087%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.087%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.087%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.087%) Moq
General
1 155 (6.74%) Finance
2 50 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 50 (2.17%) Marketing
3 44 (1.91%) Manufacturing
4 43 (1.87%) Electronics
5 31 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
6 28 (1.22%) Local Government
7 17 (0.74%) Legal
8 8 (0.35%) Retail
9 7 (0.30%) Banking
10 3 (0.13%) Publishing
10 3 (0.13%) Military
10 3 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.043%) Billing
11 1 (0.043%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 696 (30.26%) Analyst
2 277 (12.04%) Project Manager
3 273 (11.87%) Information Analyst
4 240 (10.43%) Developer
5 204 (8.87%) Trainer
6 144 (6.26%) NHS Information Analyst
7 134 (5.83%) Business Analyst
8 104 (4.52%) NHS Project Manager
9 77 (3.35%) SQL Developer
10 69 (3.00%) Data Analyst
11 63 (2.74%) Product Specialist
12 58 (2.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 55 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
14 53 (2.30%) Architect
15 48 (2.09%) Information Manager
16 46 (2.00%) NHS Business Analyst
17 44 (1.91%) Configuration Analyst
18 42 (1.83%) IT Trainer
18 42 (1.83%) Senior Information Analyst
19 41 (1.78%) Clinical Coder
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (2.83%) .NET
2 36 (1.57%) HTML
3 34 (1.48%) ASP.NET
4 27 (1.17%) Web Services
5 24 (1.04%) CSS
6 22 (0.96%) XML
7 13 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 13 (0.57%) MDX
8 11 (0.48%) jQuery
8 11 (0.48%) HTML5
9 10 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 7 (0.30%) JSON
12 6 (0.26%) CSS3
13 5 (0.22%) Itk
13 5 (0.22%) Ajax
13 5 (0.22%) SOAP
13 5 (0.22%) XSLT
14 4 (0.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 100 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 74 (3.22%) Informatics
3 43 (1.87%) DTV
4 32 (1.39%) PACS
5 30 (1.30%) Smartcard
6 23 (1.00%) E-Learning
7 20 (0.87%) Data Extraction
8 15 (0.65%) Statistics
9 12 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
9 12 (0.52%) Visualisation
9 12 (0.52%) Health Informatics
10 11 (0.48%) Digital Media
10 11 (0.48%) Computer Science
11 10 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.35%) GIS
13 7 (0.30%) IPTV
13 7 (0.30%) Reference Data
13 7 (0.30%) Open Source
13 7 (0.30%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 186 (8.09%) Windows
2 97 (4.22%) Windows 7
3 48 (2.09%) Windows XP
4 36 (1.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (0.65%) Linux
6 15 (0.65%) CentOS
7 13 (0.57%) Ubuntu
8 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.26%) UNIX
10 6 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 6 (0.26%) Android
10 6 (0.26%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.087%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.087%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.043%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
2 205 (8.91%) Project Management
3 163 (7.09%) Migration
4 156 (6.78%) PRINCE2
5 109 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 105 (4.57%) ITIL
7 80 (3.48%) ETL
8 79 (3.43%) Change Management
8 79 (3.43%) Programme Management
9 75 (3.26%) Service Delivery
10 64 (2.78%) Information Governance
11 58 (2.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 57 (2.48%) Business Analysis
13 53 (2.30%) Data Analysis
14 49 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
15 44 (1.91%) Information Management
15 44 (1.91%) Service Management
16 43 (1.87%) Digital Marketing
16 43 (1.87%) Data Migration
17 41 (1.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 476 (20.70%) SQL
2 101 (4.39%) T-SQL
3 50 (2.17%) C#
4 33 (1.43%) JavaScript
5 19 (0.83%) VBA
5 19 (0.83%) Python
6 18 (0.78%) VB
7 15 (0.65%) C
8 8 (0.35%) Java
8 8 (0.35%) PL/SQL
8 8 (0.35%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.30%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.17%) MUMPS
10 4 (0.17%) PHP
11 2 (0.087%) Perl
11 2 (0.087%) VBScript
11 2 (0.087%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.087%) XPath
12 1 (0.043%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.043%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 69 (3.00%) Degree
2 51 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (0.74%) ISEB
5 16 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 15 (0.65%) CCNA
7 13 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.30%) CCNP
9 7 (0.30%) ECDL
10 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.26%) MCSE
11 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.17%) MCP
12 4 (0.17%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.13%) CISSP
13 3 (0.13%) APMP
13 3 (0.13%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (1.70%) QA
2 38 (1.65%) Data Quality
3 28 (1.22%) HL7
4 27 (1.17%) SLA
5 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.35%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.043%) BS7799
9 1 (0.043%) COBIT
9 1 (0.043%) BS25999
System Software
1 78 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.087%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.087%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.043%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.043%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.043%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.043%) XenApp
7 1 (0.043%) vSphere
7 1 (0.043%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 21 (0.91%) SCCM
2 10 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.39%) Puppet
4 6 (0.26%) SCOM
5 3 (0.13%) OpenView
6 2 (0.087%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.087%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.087%) OVSD
7 1 (0.043%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.043%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.043%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.043%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.043%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.043%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.043%) Nagios
7 1 (0.043%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 227 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 76 (3.30%) Cerner
3 68 (2.96%) Oracle
4 51 (2.22%) Business Objects
5 48 (2.09%) SAP
6 46 (2.00%) VMware
7 36 (1.57%) Cisco
8 22 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 21 (0.91%) HP
10 18 (0.78%) Tableau
11 17 (0.74%) Splunk
11 17 (0.74%) Cognos
12 15 (0.65%) Citrix
13 14 (0.61%) NetApp
14 11 (0.48%) iSOFT
15 8 (0.35%) Dell
16 7 (0.30%) Lotus
16 7 (0.30%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.30%) MEDITECH
16 7 (0.30%) Infoflex
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