The first 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 95 132 158
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 1124 803 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 1.57% 1.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.16% 5.99% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 515 358
Average daily rate
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£300 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 73 122
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -4.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.86 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £29.50 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13778 13403 14248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.22% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8337 8107 8177
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £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 566 600 789
Average hourly rate £20.29 £22.00 £24.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £11.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +50 1099 £300 +6.66% 435
London +85 377 £303 +0.74% 127
South East +27 173 £300 +4.34% 76
Yorkshire +21 128 £315 +38.46% 49
North West +21 114 £275 -8.33% 56
East of England -10 78 £300 +11.11% 30
West Yorkshire +26 74 £310 +31.91% 30
City of London +41 70 £325 +8.58% 25
South West +4 63 £250 -9.09% 21
West Midlands -13 61 £238 -6.86% 31
East Midlands -3 53 £295 +7.27% 26
Leeds +30 52 £350 -17.64% 25
South Yorkshire +9 37 £315 +40.00% 6
Manchester 0 33 £275 -19.11% 18
Essex +5 28 £400 +50.94% 8
Berkshire +1 21 £264 -24.64% 7
Oxfordshire +19 16 £275 -31.25% 5
Midlands +17 16 £244 -11.36% 11
Hampshire -2 16 £245 +27.27% 12
Merseyside +5 13 £203 -42.14% 10
Hertfordshire +5 12 £280 -12.84% 6
Cheshire +10 11 £215 -33.84% 9
Sheffield +6 10 £160 -22.51% 2
Surrey 0 10 £325 +13.04% 20
Kent -10 10 £225 -10.00% 12
Scotland -22 10 £325 +13.04% 13
Dorset +13 9 £153 - 2
Liverpool +1 9 £203 - 8
Birmingham 0 9 £163 -61.76% 5
Bradford +6 8 £220 +54.38%

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 525 (21.63%) SQL
2 353 (14.54%) SQL Server
3 249 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 225 (9.27%) Microsoft
5 220 (9.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 211 (8.69%) Project Management
7 203 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 189 (7.79%) Windows
9 180 (7.42%) MS Excel
10 179 (7.38%) PRINCE2
11 176 (7.25%) Finance
12 163 (6.72%) Migration
13 151 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
14 117 (4.82%) T-SQL
15 114 (4.70%) ITIL
16 107 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 105 (4.33%) Management Information System
18 104 (4.29%) MS Office
19 96 (3.96%) Active Directory
20 95 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 95 (3.91%) Windows 7
21 90 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
22 85 (3.50%) Service Delivery
23 83 (3.42%) Informatics
24 80 (3.30%) ETL
25 79 (3.26%) Oracle
26 78 (3.21%) Change Management
27 76 (3.13%) Programme Management
28 75 (3.09%) Cerner
29 73 (3.01%) Information Governance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 59 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (0.99%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.66%) IIS
4 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.37%) nginx
6 8 (0.33%) SAS
7 7 (0.29%) Apache
7 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (0.25%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.25%) CMS
9 5 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.16%) JCAPS
11 2 (0.082%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.082%) Drupal
11 2 (0.082%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.041%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 180 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 104 (4.29%) MS Office
3 25 (1.03%) MS Project
4 17 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.12%) SPSS
8 3 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.082%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.041%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 38 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 36 (1.48%) Cerner Millennium
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.12%) Academy Housing
6 2 (0.082%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.082%) Agresso
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.041%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.041%) assyst
7 1 (0.041%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.041%) SaaS
2 1 (0.041%) CheetahMail
2 1 (0.041%) Pure360
2 1 (0.041%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (0.99%) LAN
2 22 (0.91%) WAN
3 20 (0.82%) Firewall
4 11 (0.45%) SAN
5 10 (0.41%) DNS
6 9 (0.37%) Wireless
6 9 (0.37%) DHCP
6 9 (0.37%) VoIP
6 9 (0.37%) VPN
7 8 (0.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (0.29%) Intranet
8 7 (0.29%) Internet
9 5 (0.21%) BGP
9 5 (0.21%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (0.16%) HTTP
11 3 (0.12%) IPsec
11 3 (0.12%) OSPF
11 3 (0.12%) LDAP
11 3 (0.12%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (14.54%) SQL Server
2 220 (9.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 203 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 151 (6.22%) Data Warehouse
5 95 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 90 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (2.68%) QlikView
8 36 (1.48%) MS Access
9 29 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 25 (1.03%) OLAP
10 25 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 21 (0.87%) DTS
13 20 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.41%) MySQL
15 9 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (0.37%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.33%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.29%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 11 (0.45%) Visual Studio
1 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (0.21%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.21%) XDE
4 5 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.16%) Selenium
6 3 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.082%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.082%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.082%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.082%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.082%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.082%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.082%) MSI
7 2 (0.082%) ProC
7 2 (0.082%) JMeter
8 1 (0.041%) Maven
8 1 (0.041%) NUnit
General
1 176 (7.25%) Finance
2 53 (2.18%) Telecoms
3 47 (1.94%) Marketing
4 39 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 38 (1.57%) Electronics
6 34 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 25 (1.03%) Local Government
8 16 (0.66%) Legal
9 12 (0.49%) Back Office
10 11 (0.45%) Banking
11 10 (0.41%) Retail
12 3 (0.12%) Military
13 2 (0.082%) Automotive
13 2 (0.082%) Billing
14 1 (0.041%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.041%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 752 (30.98%) Analyst
2 303 (12.48%) Information Analyst
3 301 (12.40%) Project Manager
4 256 (10.55%) Developer
5 213 (8.78%) Trainer
6 170 (7.00%) NHS Information Analyst
7 138 (5.69%) Business Analyst
8 113 (4.66%) NHS Project Manager
9 84 (3.46%) SQL Developer
10 76 (3.13%) Data Analyst
11 69 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 59 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 58 (2.39%) Product Specialist
14 56 (2.31%) Configuration Analyst
15 53 (2.18%) Information Manager
16 49 (2.02%) Consultant
16 49 (2.02%) IT Trainer
17 48 (1.98%) Senior Information Analyst
18 47 (1.94%) NHS Data Analyst
18 47 (1.94%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (2.97%) .NET
2 42 (1.73%) HTML
3 37 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 30 (1.24%) CSS
5 28 (1.15%) Web Services
6 26 (1.07%) XML
7 16 (0.66%) jQuery
7 16 (0.66%) .NET Framework
7 16 (0.66%) MDX
8 15 (0.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (0.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 13 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (0.33%) HTML5
10 8 (0.33%) Ajax
10 8 (0.33%) XSLT
10 8 (0.33%) SOAP
11 7 (0.29%) Itk
12 6 (0.25%) CSS3
13 5 (0.21%) JSON
14 4 (0.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.33%) Management Information System
2 83 (3.42%) Informatics
3 39 (1.61%) DTV
4 38 (1.57%) PACS
5 31 (1.28%) E-Learning
6 28 (1.15%) Smartcard
7 22 (0.91%) Data Extraction
8 16 (0.66%) Statistics
9 15 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (0.54%) Health Informatics
11 12 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
12 10 (0.41%) Digital Media
12 10 (0.41%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.41%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.37%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.37%) FMCG
13 9 (0.37%) IPTV
14 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.33%) SystemC
14 8 (0.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 189 (7.79%) Windows
2 95 (3.91%) Windows 7
3 52 (2.14%) Windows XP
4 34 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (0.54%) Linux
7 12 (0.49%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.45%) CentOS
9 10 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (0.37%) UNIX
11 8 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 8 (0.33%) Android
12 7 (0.29%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.29%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.082%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.082%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.041%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
2 211 (8.69%) Project Management
3 179 (7.38%) PRINCE2
4 163 (6.72%) Migration
5 114 (4.70%) ITIL
6 107 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 85 (3.50%) Service Delivery
8 80 (3.30%) ETL
9 78 (3.21%) Change Management
10 76 (3.13%) Programme Management
11 73 (3.01%) Information Governance
12 72 (2.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 63 (2.60%) Business Analysis
13 63 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
14 55 (2.27%) Data Analysis
15 53 (2.18%) Service Management
16 47 (1.94%) Information Management
17 46 (1.90%) Data Migration
18 41 (1.69%) Performance Management
19 39 (1.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 525 (21.63%) SQL
2 117 (4.82%) T-SQL
3 55 (2.27%) C#
4 42 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (0.91%) C
6 21 (0.87%) VB
7 15 (0.62%) Python
8 12 (0.49%) VBA
9 9 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 9 (0.37%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.29%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.25%) Java
12 5 (0.21%) MUMPS
12 5 (0.21%) XPath
13 4 (0.16%) PHP
14 3 (0.12%) Ruby
15 2 (0.082%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.082%) VBScript
16 1 (0.041%) Perl
16 1 (0.041%) C++
Qualifications
1 65 (2.68%) Degree
2 45 (1.85%) Security Cleared
3 35 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 15 (0.62%) ISEB
4 15 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.58%) SC Cleared
6 12 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.49%) CCNA
7 11 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.37%) ECDL
10 8 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.21%) MCP
11 5 (0.21%) CCNP
12 4 (0.16%) MCSE
13 3 (0.12%) CISSP
13 3 (0.12%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.12%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.12%) AAT
13 3 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 41 (1.69%) QA
3 34 (1.40%) SLA
4 25 (1.03%) HL7
5 12 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.33%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) BS7799
9 1 (0.041%) BS25999
9 1 (0.041%) SNOMED CT
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.16%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.12%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.082%) LiteSpeed
7 2 (0.082%) XenApp
7 2 (0.082%) XenServer
7 2 (0.082%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.082%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.082%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.041%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.041%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.041%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (0.91%) SCCM
2 10 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.37%) Puppet
4 6 (0.25%) SCOM
5 4 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.12%) OpenView
7 2 (0.082%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.082%) OVSD
8 1 (0.041%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.041%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.041%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.041%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.041%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.041%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.041%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.041%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 225 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 79 (3.26%) Oracle
3 75 (3.09%) Cerner
4 52 (2.14%) Business Objects
5 45 (1.85%) VMware
6 43 (1.77%) SAP
7 34 (1.40%) Cisco
8 24 (0.99%) Cognos
9 20 (0.82%) CheckPoint
10 17 (0.70%) HP
10 17 (0.70%) Tableau
11 15 (0.62%) Splunk
12 14 (0.58%) Citrix
13 12 (0.49%) iSOFT
14 11 (0.45%) NetApp
15 9 (0.37%) Dell
16 7 (0.29%) MEDITECH
17 6 (0.25%) Lotus
17 6 (0.25%) Red Hat
17 6 (0.25%) Apple
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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