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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 220 137 108
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -29
Contract jobs citing NHS 599 994 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.74% 1.90%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.34% 5.27% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 664 653
Median daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 87 72
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -14.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £25.58 £27.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+72.00% -16.66%

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
17922 18879 18599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 33.00% 32.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11616 11813 11251
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 808 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £44.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £18.88 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+15.20% +5.62%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -93 558 £325 +9.70% 129
London -111 177 £325 +8.33% 39
South East -37 87 £250 -15.25% 18
North West -13 62 £325 +13.04% 14
South West +5 57 £363 +21.84% 6
East of England -1 48 £260 +4.00% 13
West Midlands -32 46 £400 +33.33% 14
Yorkshire -41 45 £305 -2.40% 17
Manchester -7 32 £281 -2.26% 4
West Yorkshire -14 31 £320 -20.00% 8
City of London -34 31 £328 +9.16% 8
Wales +9 30 £193 -39.84% 10
Leeds -8 25 £388 -8.82% 3
Essex +9 22 £275 -7.26%
South Wales +9 20 £218 -32.03% 9
East Midlands -18 19 £390 +30.00% 4
Cardiff +13 18 £218 -32.03% 9
Bristol +10 17 £363 +31.81% 3
Surrey +5 17 £250 -23.07% 3
Warwickshire - 16 £425 - 1
Basildon +21 15 £275 -8.33%
North East -27 15 £450 +59.29% 3
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £450 +40.62% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £450 - 2
Hampshire +9 12 £275 -21.42% 2
Devon 0 12 £402 +46.18% 2
South Yorkshire -18 12 £205 -17.17% 6
Staffordshire +7 11 £230 -24.40% 1
Hertfordshire -1 11 £250 -25.92% 11
Kent +1 10 £275 +27.90%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 241 (20.69%) SQL
2 196 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
3 164 (14.08%) Microsoft
4 133 (11.42%) Project Management
5 125 (10.73%) SQL Server
6 101 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
7 100 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (8.15%) Windows
9 94 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
10 91 (7.81%) Finance
11 90 (7.73%) PRINCE2
12 84 (7.21%) Migration
13 82 (7.04%) Security Cleared
14 78 (6.70%) ITIL
15 74 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
16 73 (6.27%) JavaScript
16 73 (6.27%) Active Directory
17 72 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 72 (6.18%) Degree
18 70 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 63 (5.41%) MS Office
20 62 (5.32%) MS Excel
21 60 (5.15%) VMware
22 59 (5.06%) Management Information System
23 56 (4.81%) HTML
24 52 (4.46%) Business Analysis
25 50 (4.29%) T-SQL
26 49 (4.21%) Data Analysis
27 45 (3.86%) Data Protection
28 44 (3.78%) 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 32 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.55%) CMS
3 16 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (0.94%) Confluence
5 11 (0.94%) Drupal
6 8 (0.69%) Apache
7 7 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.34%) Moodle
8 4 (0.34%) WordPress
9 3 (0.26%) IIS
10 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.17%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.17%) Liferay
10 2 (0.17%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.17%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.086%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.086%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 63 (5.41%) MS Office
2 62 (5.32%) MS Excel
3 15 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 14 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.94%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.26%) MS Project
8 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.086%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.086%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.086%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 22 (1.89%) Lorenzo
2 14 (1.20%) SystmOne
3 12 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.34%) Magento
6 3 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.086%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.86%) Office 365
2 9 (0.77%) GitHub
3 7 (0.60%) IaaS
3 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.60%) PaaS
4 6 (0.52%) SaaS
5 3 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.086%) Boomi
6 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.086%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.58%) LAN
2 28 (2.40%) SAN
2 28 (2.40%) WAN
3 26 (2.23%) Firewall
4 24 (2.06%) DNS
5 18 (1.55%) DHCP
5 18 (1.55%) Internet
6 16 (1.37%) WLAN
7 8 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (0.69%) Wireless
8 6 (0.52%) Network Security
9 5 (0.43%) VPN
10 4 (0.34%) HTTP
10 4 (0.34%) Intranet
10 4 (0.34%) WebEx
11 3 (0.26%) FTP
11 3 (0.26%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (0.26%) SMTP
11 3 (0.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 94 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
3 72 (6.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 70 (6.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 44 (3.78%) Electronic Patient Records
5 44 (3.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (2.40%) Relational Database
7 27 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (1.89%) QlikView
9 19 (1.63%) MySQL
9 19 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.12%) MS Access
10 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
12 9 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.69%) OLAP
13 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (0.52%) Big Data
14 6 (0.52%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 24 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (1.97%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 15 (1.29%) JIRA
5 14 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.77%) Maven
7 5 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.43%) Grunt
8 4 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (0.34%) Subversion
8 4 (0.34%) Xcode
9 3 (0.26%) gulp
9 3 (0.26%) Hudson
9 3 (0.26%) Moq
9 3 (0.26%) NUnit
9 3 (0.26%) Selenium
10 2 (0.17%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.17%) MSTest
10 2 (0.17%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 91 (7.81%) Finance
2 26 (2.23%) Marketing
3 21 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.29%) Legal
4 15 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 12 (1.03%) Electronics
7 11 (0.94%) Local Government
8 10 (0.86%) Law
9 8 (0.69%) Back Office
10 5 (0.43%) Interactive Media
11 4 (0.34%) Billing
11 4 (0.34%) Retail
12 3 (0.26%) Publishing
13 2 (0.17%) Advertising
14 1 (0.086%) Banking
14 1 (0.086%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.086%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 296 (25.41%) Analyst
2 185 (15.88%) Developer
3 122 (10.47%) Project Manager
4 90 (7.73%) Business Analyst
5 74 (6.35%) Information Analyst
6 71 (6.09%) Architect
7 57 (4.89%) NHS Project Manager
8 50 (4.29%) SQL Developer
9 39 (3.35%) NHS Business Analyst
10 33 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (2.83%) Senior Analyst
11 29 (2.49%) Service Analyst
12 28 (2.40%) IT Manager
12 28 (2.40%) SQL Analyst
13 26 (2.23%) .NET Developer
13 26 (2.23%) Information Manager
14 25 (2.15%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (1.89%) Data Analyst
15 22 (1.89%) NHS Information Analyst
16 21 (1.80%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (4.81%) HTML
2 44 (3.78%) CSS
3 43 (3.69%) .NET
4 41 (3.52%) jQuery
5 38 (3.26%) Web Services
6 32 (2.75%) REST
7 31 (2.66%) XML
8 29 (2.49%) HTML5
9 28 (2.40%) AngularJS
9 28 (2.40%) ASP.NET
10 26 (2.23%) CSS3
11 24 (2.06%) JSON
12 18 (1.55%) WSDL
13 16 (1.37%) XSD
14 14 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (0.94%) .NET Framework
15 11 (0.94%) Entity Framework
15 11 (0.94%) Node.js
15 11 (0.94%) React
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.58%) Informatics
4 21 (1.80%) User Experience
5 15 (1.29%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 13 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 13 (1.12%) Visualisation
7 9 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (0.60%) e-Learning
8 7 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
8 7 (0.60%) PACS
8 7 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 7 (0.60%) Smartcard
8 7 (0.60%) Social Media
8 7 (0.60%) Statistics
9 6 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.52%) EMC VNX
9 6 (0.52%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 95 (8.15%) Windows
2 33 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (2.58%) Linux
4 27 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (2.23%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.63%) Windows XP
7 18 (1.55%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.12%) CentOS
9 13 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 9 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.60%) Unix
11 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.52%) Android
12 6 (0.52%) Solaris
13 5 (0.43%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.17%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.086%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (16.82%) Business Intelligence
2 133 (11.42%) Project Management
3 100 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
4 90 (7.73%) PRINCE2
5 84 (7.21%) Migration
6 78 (6.70%) ITIL
7 52 (4.46%) Business Analysis
8 49 (4.21%) Data Analysis
9 45 (3.86%) Data Protection
10 43 (3.69%) Information Governance
11 42 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 41 (3.52%) Programme Management
13 39 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (3.26%) Change Management
14 38 (3.26%) Data Migration
15 32 (2.75%) ETL
15 32 (2.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 28 (2.40%) Performance Management
17 27 (2.32%) MVC
17 27 (2.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (20.69%) SQL
2 73 (6.27%) JavaScript
3 50 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 33 (2.83%) C#
5 32 (2.75%) PHP
6 24 (2.06%) Java
7 17 (1.46%) C
8 15 (1.29%) PowerShell
9 11 (0.94%) Ruby
10 9 (0.77%) Python
11 8 (0.69%) Apple Swift
11 8 (0.69%) VBScript
12 7 (0.60%) Objective-C
13 6 (0.52%) Scala
13 6 (0.52%) VBA
14 5 (0.43%) C++
14 5 (0.43%) VB
15 3 (0.26%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.26%) Pascal
15 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.18%) Degree
3 35 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.97%) MCSE
6 23 (1.97%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.72%) CCNA
8 16 (1.37%) MCP
8 16 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.12%) CCA
9 13 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (0.94%) ISEB
11 7 (0.60%) MCSA
12 5 (0.43%) CCIE
12 5 (0.43%) MCSD
13 4 (0.34%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (0.34%) CISM
13 4 (0.34%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 37 (3.18%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.15%) HL7
4 15 (1.29%) QA
5 9 (0.77%) SLA
6 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.72%) Docker
4 14 (1.20%) Xen
5 13 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.12%) VMware Server
6 6 (0.52%) XenApp
7 4 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.34%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Firmware
8 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.17%) NDS
8 2 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.17%) XenServer
9 1 (0.086%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.086%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (0.86%) SCCM
3 9 (0.77%) Nagios
4 7 (0.60%) Grafana
4 7 (0.60%) Puppet
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.43%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.17%) Ansible
8 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.17%) SCOM
8 2 (0.17%) WSUS
9 1 (0.086%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.086%) DameWare
9 1 (0.086%) Plesk
9 1 (0.086%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 164 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 60 (5.15%) VMware
3 37 (3.18%) Cisco
4 27 (2.32%) Citrix
5 25 (2.15%) Oracle
6 14 (1.20%) Cerner
6 14 (1.20%) SAP
6 14 (1.20%) Tableau
7 12 (1.03%) HP
8 10 (0.86%) Dell
8 10 (0.86%) NetApp
9 9 (0.77%) CheckPoint
9 9 (0.77%) Splunk
10 7 (0.60%) Symantec
11 6 (0.52%) Alteryx
11 6 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 6 (0.52%) Veritas
12 5 (0.43%) Adobe
12 5 (0.43%) LANDesk
12 5 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
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Allen Lane Interim & Permanent Recruitment
Rate: From £190 to £215 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
England
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Isle of Man
Project Resourcing
Rate: £400-425 pd & £1k allowance pm
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Venn Group
Rate: £11 Per Hour
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
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Rate: £190 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £171 - £172 per day + competitive
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Hertfordshire
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Rate: £250 per annum
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Greater Manchester
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South East England
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Isle of Man
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Rate: £350-400 pd & £1k pm allowance
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Rate: £176.00 - £220.00 per day
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London
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London
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London
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