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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 229 109 88
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -21
Contract jobs citing NHS 583 1032 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.09% 1.91% 2.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.31% 6.01% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 710 694
Median daily rate £300 £313 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £438 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 86
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £30.00 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.44 £14.88 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+17.22% +0.84%

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
17632 17183 17000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.93% 31.74% 31.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11400 10446 10458
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 705 756
Median hourly rate £21.34 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.55% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.88 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.24 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.16%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -106 567 £300 -4.38% 209
London -119 172 £325 +3.17% 78
South East -57 87 £310 -2.36% 31
North West -23 68 £205 -28.69% 23
South West -12 56 £338 +8.00% 13
West Midlands -31 50 £300 -7.69% 13
Yorkshire -63 44 £350 +6.06% 18
East Midlands +24 40 £325 +4.00% 17
West Yorkshire -49 37 £350 -6.66% 7
Manchester +5 36 £203 -29.25% 4
East of England -1 32 £210 -30.00% 12
City of London -33 29 £350 +7.69% 16
Leeds -52 27 £400 +2.56% 4
Birmingham +4 21 £319 +6.25% 1
Surrey -12 18 £318 -3.78% 5
Hertfordshire +12 15 £218 -36.49% 3
Oxfordshire -2 13 £310 -27.05% 4
Merseyside +1 12 £245 -16.94% 1
Wiltshire -2 12 £600 +100.00%
Kent -14 12 £204 -20.19% 1
Wales -18 12 £230 -22.68% 3
North East -52 12 £300 -4.76% 4
Liverpool +1 11 £245 -16.94% 1
Leicestershire - 11 £325 - 3
Nottinghamshire +6 10 £363 +23.40% 2
Oxford -1 10 £308 -27.64% 4
South Wales -13 10 £253 -17.21% 2
Cardiff -24 9 £253 -16.52% 2
Guildford +6 8 - - 1
Gloucestershire -7 8 £350 +3.70%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 348 (23.09%) SQL
2 230 (15.26%) Business Intelligence
3 189 (12.54%) Microsoft
4 177 (11.75%) SQL Server
5 170 (11.28%) Project Management
6 140 (9.29%) PRINCE2
7 128 (8.49%) Finance
8 120 (7.96%) Windows
9 118 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
10 117 (7.76%) MS Excel
11 116 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
12 111 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 108 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 87 (5.77%) Active Directory
15 84 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
16 81 (5.37%) .NET
17 80 (5.31%) Security Cleared
18 77 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
19 74 (4.91%) Migration
20 72 (4.78%) Information Governance
21 71 (4.71%) T-SQL
22 68 (4.51%) Data Quality
23 66 (4.38%) Disclosure Scotland
24 65 (4.31%) Electronic Patient Records
25 64 (4.25%) MS Office
26 61 (4.05%) Degree
27 59 (3.92%) ITIL
27 59 (3.92%) Change Management
28 53 (3.52%) Management Information System
28 53 (3.52%) 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 30 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.13%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.00%) CMS
4 11 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (0.60%) Apache
5 9 (0.60%) Node.js
6 6 (0.40%) Confluence
6 6 (0.40%) Moodle
7 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.20%) Documentum
8 3 (0.20%) IIS
8 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.20%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.13%) Liferay
9 2 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 117 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 64 (4.25%) MS Office
3 30 (1.99%) MS Project
4 24 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 16 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 46 (3.05%) SystmOne
2 26 (1.73%) Lorenzo
3 11 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.066%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.066%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.66%) IaaS
1 10 (0.66%) PaaS
1 10 (0.66%) SaaS
2 9 (0.60%) GitHub
3 7 (0.46%) Office 365
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.066%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.066%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.26%) WAN
2 18 (1.19%) LAN
3 15 (1.00%) Firewall
3 15 (1.00%) SAN
4 9 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (0.53%) DHCP
5 8 (0.53%) DNS
5 8 (0.53%) Wireless
6 7 (0.46%) LDAP
7 6 (0.40%) Network Security
7 6 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.33%) HTTP
8 5 (0.33%) Internet
8 5 (0.33%) VoIP
8 5 (0.33%) WebEx
9 4 (0.27%) VPN
10 3 (0.20%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.20%) Intranet
10 3 (0.20%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 118 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
3 111 (7.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (4.31%) Electronic Patient Records
6 53 (3.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 46 (3.05%) QlikView
8 41 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 31 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
9 31 (2.06%) MS Access
10 25 (1.66%) Relational Database
11 23 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.73%) MySQL
12 11 (0.73%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.66%) Data Mart
13 10 (0.66%) Power BI
14 9 (0.60%) OLAP
14 9 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.40%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Git (software)
1 13 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.73%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.66%) JIRA
4 10 (0.66%) Maven
5 6 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
5 6 (0.40%) Subversion
6 5 (0.33%) Grunt
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.27%) Xcode
8 3 (0.20%) gulp
8 3 (0.20%) Hudson
8 3 (0.20%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.20%) PHPUnit
8 3 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 128 (8.49%) Finance
2 28 (1.86%) Marketing
2 28 (1.86%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.53%) Legal
4 14 (0.93%) Law
5 13 (0.86%) Back Office
5 13 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 11 (0.73%) Electronics
6 11 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.46%) Games
7 7 (0.46%) Interactive Media
7 7 (0.46%) Local Government
8 4 (0.27%) Advertising
8 4 (0.27%) Retail
9 3 (0.20%) Billing
10 2 (0.13%) Banking
10 2 (0.13%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.13%) Publishing
11 1 (0.066%) Automotive
11 1 (0.066%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 385 (25.55%) Analyst
2 255 (16.92%) Developer
3 190 (12.61%) Project Manager
4 118 (7.83%) Information Analyst
5 101 (6.70%) Business Analyst
6 76 (5.04%) SQL Developer
7 61 (4.05%) NHS Project Manager
8 45 (2.99%) Architect
9 41 (2.72%) Programme Manager
10 40 (2.65%) Trainer
11 39 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
12 38 (2.52%) Service Analyst
13 37 (2.46%) Support Engineer
14 36 (2.39%) NHS Information Analyst
15 35 (2.32%) .NET Developer
16 32 (2.12%) Data Analyst
16 32 (2.12%) NHS Business Analyst
17 31 (2.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 30 (1.99%) IT Manager
18 30 (1.99%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (5.37%) .NET
2 46 (3.05%) HTML
3 42 (2.79%) ASP.NET
4 34 (2.26%) CSS
5 30 (1.99%) Web Services
5 30 (1.99%) XML
6 25 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 25 (1.66%) jQuery
7 20 (1.33%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.26%) Entity Framework
9 18 (1.19%) CSS3
9 18 (1.19%) HTML5
10 16 (1.06%) REST
11 12 (0.80%) AngularJS
12 11 (0.73%) WSDL
12 11 (0.73%) XSD
13 10 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
14 7 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 7 (0.46%) Sass
14 7 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 46 (3.05%) Informatics
4 25 (1.66%) Data Centre
5 19 (1.26%) Freedom of Information
6 17 (1.13%) Driving Licence
7 16 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (0.93%) User Experience
9 12 (0.80%) e-Learning
10 11 (0.73%) Visualisation
11 10 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 10 (0.66%) Social Media
12 9 (0.60%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.60%) Smartcard
12 9 (0.60%) Statistics
13 8 (0.53%) Clustering
13 8 (0.53%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (0.46%) Computer Science
15 6 (0.40%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.40%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 120 (7.96%) Windows
2 35 (2.32%) Windows Server
3 32 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (2.06%) Windows 7
5 30 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (1.99%) Windows XP
6 23 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (1.26%) Unix
8 14 (0.93%) Linux
9 11 (0.73%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.33%) Solaris
12 4 (0.27%) Android
13 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.066%) AIX
15 1 (0.066%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (15.26%) Business Intelligence
2 170 (11.28%) Project Management
3 140 (9.29%) PRINCE2
4 84 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 74 (4.91%) Migration
7 72 (4.78%) Information Governance
8 59 (3.92%) Change Management
8 59 (3.92%) ITIL
9 52 (3.45%) Business Analysis
9 52 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 46 (3.05%) Data Analysis
11 45 (2.99%) Analytics
12 42 (2.79%) ETL
12 42 (2.79%) Programme Management
13 40 (2.65%) Data Protection
13 40 (2.65%) MVC
14 37 (2.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 35 (2.32%) Line Management
16 34 (2.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 348 (23.09%) SQL
2 71 (4.71%) T-SQL
3 52 (3.45%) C#
4 51 (3.38%) JavaScript
5 21 (1.39%) Java
5 21 (1.39%) VBA
6 17 (1.13%) PHP
7 14 (0.93%) C
8 11 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 11 (0.73%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.33%) Apple Swift
9 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.33%) C++
9 5 (0.33%) Objective-C
9 5 (0.33%) Ruby
9 5 (0.33%) Tcl
9 5 (0.33%) VB
10 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 61 (4.05%) Degree
3 31 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 17 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.00%) ISEB
7 13 (0.86%) CCNA
8 12 (0.80%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.66%) MCSE
10 9 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (0.40%) CCNP
13 5 (0.33%) MCP
13 5 (0.33%) MCSA
14 4 (0.27%) MCSD
15 3 (0.20%) CCIE
15 3 (0.20%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (4.51%) Data Quality
2 66 (4.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 43 (2.85%) HL7
4 38 (2.52%) QA
5 12 (0.80%) SLA
6 4 (0.27%) DICOM
6 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.066%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.066%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.066%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.066%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 87 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 10 (0.66%) Xen
5 8 (0.53%) Docker
6 7 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.40%) vSphere
8 5 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.27%) Firmware
9 4 (0.27%) XenApp
10 2 (0.13%) XenServer
11 1 (0.066%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.066%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.066%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.066%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (1.06%) SCCM
2 5 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (0.20%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.13%) HP SIM
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (0.13%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.13%) Simpana
4 2 (0.13%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.066%) DameWare
5 1 (0.066%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 189 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 44 (2.92%) Oracle
3 39 (2.59%) VMware
4 31 (2.06%) Cisco
5 26 (1.73%) Citrix
6 20 (1.33%) Tableau
7 18 (1.19%) HP
7 18 (1.19%) SAP
8 13 (0.86%) Cerner
9 8 (0.53%) CheckPoint
9 8 (0.53%) InterSystems
9 8 (0.53%) NetApp
10 7 (0.46%) ServiceNow
10 7 (0.46%) Sitecore
11 6 (0.40%) Civica
11 6 (0.40%) Intel
11 6 (0.40%) Symantec
12 5 (0.33%) Apple
12 5 (0.33%) EMC
12 5 (0.33%) Veritas
London
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £400 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £326 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leicestershire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
IntaPeople
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £320 - £335 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £270 - £285 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £230 - £255 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £10 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, United Kingdom
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 (Pro rata)
Posted: Yesterday
London
Baltimore
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis IT
Salary: Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago