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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 128 98 135
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +37
Contract jobs citing NHS 989 1133 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 2.01% 1.62%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.40% 6.21% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 663 549
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £299 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.41% +8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 67 75
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.87% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.49 £10.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.69 £29.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%

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
18320 18232 17525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.87% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11507 10932 10580
Average daily rate £425 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 747 733
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +3.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 27 August 2015.

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 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -36 940 £300 - 234
London +3 358 £300 -0.82% 92
South East -53 126 £290 +5.45% 30
Yorkshire -12 117 £325 +8.33% 20
City of London +22 103 £315 -3.07% 9
North West -29 96 £288 +4.54% 21
South West +19 80 £313 +4.16% 15
West Yorkshire -14 71 £450 +48.14% 13
East of England -14 62 £260 -13.33% 10
Leeds -15 57 £471 +36.59% 8
West Midlands +2 44 £330 +37.50% 23
East Midlands -16 41 £313 +4.16% 14
Manchester -9 40 £298 +13.33% 4
Wales +20 31 £325 +61.64% 3
South Yorkshire -15 30 £260 -13.33% 3
South Wales +10 24 £325 +61.64% 3
Surrey +1 17 £306 +20.09% 5
Essex -10 17 £293 -31.04% 3
Cardiff +6 16 £385 +91.48% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 15 £320 +128.57% 6
Scotland +4 15 £275 +27.46% 6
Kent +6 14 £245 +13.95% 1
East Sussex -1 14 £281 +8.17% 2
Oxfordshire -18 13 £225 -18.18% 2
Merseyside -19 13 £185 -52.25% 2
North East -24 13 £263 +11.70% 8
Somerset +12 12 £285 -5.00%
Gloucestershire +3 12 £306 +227.54%
Cambridgeshire -3 12 £250 -16.66% 2
Hampshire -10 12 £289 +58.21% 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 585 (28.41%) SQL
2 337 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
3 271 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 265 (12.87%) SQL Server
5 251 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 245 (11.90%) Project Management
7 230 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 216 (10.49%) PRINCE2
9 213 (10.34%) Windows
10 179 (8.69%) Data Warehouse
11 174 (8.45%) MS Excel
12 162 (7.87%) Finance
13 154 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
14 143 (6.95%) T-SQL
15 142 (6.90%) Migration
16 124 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
16 124 (6.02%) Active Directory
17 119 (5.78%) MS Office
18 110 (5.34%) ETL
19 107 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 106 (5.15%) ITIL
21 101 (4.91%) Programme Management
22 99 (4.81%) QlikView
23 97 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
24 94 (4.57%) Windows 7
25 90 (4.37%) Management Information System
26 88 (4.27%) Data Migration
27 79 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
28 78 (3.79%) .NET
29 72 (3.50%) Data Analysis

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 (2.87%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.78%) IIS
4 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (0.44%) SAS
6 6 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.24%) Lync
7 5 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.15%) CMS
8 3 (0.15%) Apache
8 3 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.097%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.097%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.097%) Drupal
9 2 (0.097%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.049%) Moodle
10 1 (0.049%) Node.js
10 1 (0.049%) Documentum
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.049%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 174 (8.45%) MS Excel
2 119 (5.78%) MS Office
3 19 (0.92%) MS Project
4 14 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.58%) PowerPivot
6 9 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.049%) SPSS
8 1 (0.049%) Stata
8 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 53 (2.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 22 (1.07%) Cerner Millennium
3 5 (0.24%) Misys Midas
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.049%) Agresso
7 1 (0.049%) Primavera
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.34%) Office 365
3 5 (0.24%) Veeva
4 2 (0.097%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.097%) PaaS
5 1 (0.049%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.049%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.55%) Firewall
2 29 (1.41%) WAN
3 21 (1.02%) LAN
4 20 (0.97%) SAN
4 20 (0.97%) Intranet
5 18 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 18 (0.87%) Wireless
6 15 (0.73%) Internet
6 15 (0.73%) DHCP
7 13 (0.63%) VoIP
7 13 (0.63%) VPN
7 13 (0.63%) DNS
8 10 (0.49%) Network Security
9 8 (0.39%) SNMP
10 6 (0.29%) HTTPS
10 6 (0.29%) LDAP
10 6 (0.29%) HTTP
11 5 (0.24%) EIGRP
11 5 (0.24%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 265 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 251 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 230 (11.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 179 (8.69%) Data Warehouse
5 107 (5.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 99 (4.81%) QlikView
7 79 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 40 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
9 34 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.46%) MS Access
11 29 (1.41%) Relational Database
12 26 (1.26%) OLAP
13 25 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
14 20 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 17 (0.83%) Oracle Database
17 16 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
18 14 (0.68%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 19 (0.92%) Visual Studio
1 19 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.44%) JIRA
3 9 (0.44%) Cucumber
3 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
4 8 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
4 8 (0.39%) Selenium
4 8 (0.39%) Toad
5 6 (0.29%) NUnit
6 4 (0.19%) TestDirector
6 4 (0.19%) XDE
7 3 (0.15%) Rhino Mocks
7 3 (0.15%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.15%) Behat
7 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.097%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.097%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.097%) SoapUI
General
1 162 (7.87%) Finance
2 66 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 60 (2.91%) Marketing
4 53 (2.57%) Manufacturing
4 53 (2.57%) Electronics
5 21 (1.02%) Back Office
6 19 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
7 15 (0.73%) Local Government
8 13 (0.63%) Legal
9 6 (0.29%) Publishing
10 5 (0.24%) Retail
11 2 (0.097%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.097%) Billing
11 2 (0.097%) Advertising
11 2 (0.097%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.097%) Law
12 1 (0.049%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 514 (24.96%) Analyst
2 326 (15.83%) Developer
3 226 (10.98%) Project Manager
4 179 (8.69%) Information Analyst
5 115 (5.59%) Business Analyst
6 111 (5.39%) NHS Information Analyst
7 107 (5.20%) SQL Developer
8 92 (4.47%) NHS Project Manager
9 88 (4.27%) Trainer
10 66 (3.21%) Architect
11 64 (3.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 55 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (2.53%) Support Engineer
14 50 (2.43%) NHS Business Analyst
15 49 (2.38%) Data Analyst
16 45 (2.19%) Programme Manager
17 39 (1.89%) Service Analyst
18 38 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support
18 38 (1.85%) Support Analyst
18 38 (1.85%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (3.79%) .NET
2 54 (2.62%) XML
3 41 (1.99%) HTML
4 34 (1.65%) ASP.NET
5 27 (1.31%) CSS
6 18 (0.87%) .NET Framework
7 16 (0.78%) WCF
7 16 (0.78%) jQuery
8 15 (0.73%) Entity Framework
9 14 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (0.63%) RESTful
11 11 (0.53%) SOAP
12 10 (0.49%) Web Services
13 8 (0.39%) EDI
13 8 (0.39%) EDIFACT
13 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (0.34%) HTML5
15 6 (0.29%) LINQ
16 5 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 5 (0.24%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 68 (3.30%) Informatics
4 53 (2.57%) DTV
5 41 (1.99%) PACS
6 30 (1.46%) Statistics
7 26 (1.26%) User Experience
8 20 (0.97%) Data Extraction
9 19 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 18 (0.87%) E-Learning
11 17 (0.83%) Smartcard
12 15 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 15 (0.73%) Data Centre
13 14 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
13 14 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.44%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.39%) Data Structures
16 7 (0.34%) Health Informatics
16 7 (0.34%) Freedom of Information Act
16 7 (0.34%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 213 (10.34%) Windows
2 94 (4.57%) Windows 7
3 37 (1.80%) Windows XP
4 32 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.12%) Linux
6 19 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 14 (0.68%) CentOS
9 13 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.63%) UNIX
9 13 (0.63%) Android
10 9 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.24%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.097%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.097%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.049%) Solaris
13 1 (0.049%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.049%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.049%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
2 245 (11.90%) Project Management
3 216 (10.49%) PRINCE2
4 142 (6.90%) Migration
5 124 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
6 110 (5.34%) ETL
7 106 (5.15%) ITIL
8 101 (4.91%) Programme Management
9 97 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 88 (4.27%) Data Migration
11 72 (3.50%) Data Analysis
12 70 (3.40%) Change Management
13 55 (2.67%) Service Management
14 54 (2.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 53 (2.57%) Digital Marketing
16 50 (2.43%) Information Governance
17 45 (2.19%) Business Analysis
17 45 (2.19%) Workflow
18 43 (2.09%) Scrum
19 38 (1.85%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 585 (28.41%) SQL
2 143 (6.95%) T-SQL
3 54 (2.62%) C#
4 36 (1.75%) VBA
5 30 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 28 (1.36%) PL/SQL
7 22 (1.07%) VB
8 14 (0.68%) Java
9 12 (0.58%) C
10 10 (0.49%) Delphi
10 10 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 10 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.44%) Python
12 8 (0.39%) PHP
13 5 (0.24%) VB6
13 5 (0.24%) VBScript
14 3 (0.15%) C++
15 2 (0.097%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.049%) R
16 1 (0.049%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 69 (3.35%) Degree
2 60 (2.91%) Security Cleared
3 37 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 29 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 21 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (0.97%) CCNA
8 18 (0.87%) PMI Certification
9 15 (0.73%) CCNP
10 14 (0.68%) MCSE
10 14 (0.68%) PMP
11 10 (0.49%) ISEB
12 9 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.39%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.24%) MCITP
15 5 (0.24%) CCA
15 5 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.48%) Data Quality
2 43 (2.09%) SLA
3 41 (1.99%) HL7
4 27 (1.31%) QA
5 9 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.39%) DICOM
7 1 (0.049%) BS25999
7 1 (0.049%) BS7799
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 124 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.63%) VMware Server
4 12 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (0.44%) vSphere
6 6 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.24%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.097%) NFS
11 1 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.049%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.049%) Samba
11 1 (0.049%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (1.41%) SCCM
2 8 (0.39%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.24%) WMI
4 3 (0.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.097%) OpenView
5 2 (0.097%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.097%) MOM
5 2 (0.097%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.097%) DameWare
5 2 (0.097%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.097%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.097%) Nessus
5 2 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.097%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.049%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.049%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.049%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.049%) WSUS
6 1 (0.049%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 271 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 71 (3.45%) VMware
3 66 (3.21%) Cerner
4 60 (2.91%) Oracle
5 56 (2.72%) SAP
6 54 (2.62%) Cisco
7 49 (2.38%) Citrix
8 24 (1.17%) HP
9 22 (1.07%) Tableau
10 19 (0.92%) CheckPoint
11 13 (0.63%) BT
12 11 (0.53%) Splunk
13 10 (0.49%) IBM
14 8 (0.39%) InterSystems
14 8 (0.39%) Apple
14 8 (0.39%) Fiorano
14 8 (0.39%) Civica
15 7 (0.34%) LANDesk
15 7 (0.34%) SolarWinds
15 7 (0.34%) Dell
Durham, County Durham
Real Staffing Group
Rate: Flexible Working
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Real Staffing Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing Group
Rate: Flexible Working
Posted: 4 hours ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Dorset
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
People Source Consulting
Rate: £315 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 480 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £430 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday