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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 107 100 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing NHS 1056 1015 966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.97% 1.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.33% 6.33% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 623 560
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £170 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 78 118
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.11 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.54% -2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.93 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £24.90 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.38 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -14.28%

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
16672 16035 14712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.22% 31.07% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10749 9939 8668
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 688 837
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -8 1008 £300 +9.09% 365
London +1 327 £325 +18.18% 109
Yorkshire +8 147 £305 -3.17% 48
South East -24 127 £300 +9.09% 45
North West -11 109 £295 +25.53% 49
City of London +13 99 £340 +23.63% 24
West Yorkshire +3 84 £325 - 23
South West -13 78 £300 +11.11% 25
West Midlands -6 67 £281 -6.25% 22
East of England -14 63 £300 +41.17% 30
East Midlands +7 59 £288 - 26
Leeds +3 53 £338 -28.94% 19
Manchester +1 53 £278 +3.05% 19
Hampshire -2 32 £350 +21.73% 3
South Yorkshire +7 30 £280 +24.44% 6
Scotland +16 24 £292 -31.41% 1
Bradford +7 22 £230 -29.23% 2
Berkshire +5 20 £363 +25.00% 5
North East -17 19 £235 -27.69% 7
Essex -15 18 £340 +61.90% 2
Hertfordshire +3 16 £300 +33.33% 9
Surrey -2 16 £350 +59.09% 9
Glasgow +11 15 £274 -18.51%
Birmingham 0 15 £275 -21.42% 6
Merseyside -9 14 £241 +28.66% 9
Oxfordshire - 13 £111 - 5
Sheffield +3 12 £320 +40.65% 3
Kent -9 11 £320 - 7
Northamptonshire -6 9 £400 - 2
Reading +21 7 £388 +25.00% 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 477 (21.99%) SQL
2 309 (14.25%) SQL Server
3 261 (12.03%) Microsoft
4 251 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
5 214 (9.87%) Project Management
6 198 (9.13%) Windows
7 191 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 176 (8.11%) PRINCE2
9 167 (7.70%) Data Warehouse
10 164 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 148 (6.82%) MS Excel
11 148 (6.82%) Migration
12 141 (6.50%) T-SQL
13 126 (5.81%) ITIL
14 122 (5.62%) Finance
15 120 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
15 120 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
16 107 (4.93%) .NET
16 107 (4.93%) Windows 7
17 101 (4.66%) MS Office
18 94 (4.33%) Active Directory
19 92 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
20 89 (4.10%) Programme Management
20 89 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
21 87 (4.01%) Management Information System
22 85 (3.92%) C#
22 85 (3.92%) QlikView
23 84 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 77 (3.55%) Informatics
25 75 (3.46%) Degree

NHS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 16 (0.74%) IIS
4 13 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (0.51%) CMS
7 9 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.28%) Apache
9 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.23%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.23%) SAS
11 4 (0.18%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.18%) Confluence
11 4 (0.18%) Lync
11 4 (0.18%) Orchard CMS
11 4 (0.18%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 148 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 101 (4.66%) MS Office
3 24 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.01%) MS Project
5 13 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.32%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.18%) SPSS
8 4 (0.18%) Mingle
9 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.092%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.092%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) GIMP
11 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.046%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (1.71%) Cerner Millennium
2 24 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (0.14%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.092%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.046%) assyst
8 1 (0.046%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.046%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.046%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.046%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (1.48%) WAN
2 28 (1.29%) LAN
3 22 (1.01%) Firewall
4 14 (0.65%) SAN
5 13 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.55%) VoIP
6 12 (0.55%) DNS
7 11 (0.51%) Wireless
8 9 (0.41%) Network Security
9 8 (0.37%) DHCP
9 8 (0.37%) VPN
10 7 (0.32%) Intranet
11 6 (0.28%) BGP
11 6 (0.28%) LDAP
11 6 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.23%) Cisco PIX
12 5 (0.23%) SNMP
12 5 (0.23%) EIGRP
13 4 (0.18%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 309 (14.25%) SQL Server
2 191 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 167 (7.70%) Data Warehouse
4 164 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 89 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 85 (3.92%) QlikView
7 84 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 31 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 30 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
9 30 (1.38%) MS Access
10 26 (1.20%) OLAP
11 18 (0.83%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 11 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
14 10 (0.46%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.37%) Data Mining
15 8 (0.37%) RavenDB
16 7 (0.32%) EDMS
17 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 16 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
4 6 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.28%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.18%) MSTest
6 3 (0.14%) Moq
6 3 (0.14%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.14%) Selenium
6 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.14%) Subversion
7 2 (0.092%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.092%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.092%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.046%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.046%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.046%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.046%) JIRA
General
1 122 (5.62%) Finance
2 35 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 26 (1.20%) Marketing
4 25 (1.15%) Legal
4 25 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.11%) Electronics
6 18 (0.83%) Local Government
7 15 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.41%) Back Office
9 7 (0.32%) Publishing
10 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.14%) Law
12 2 (0.092%) Games
12 2 (0.092%) Banking
12 2 (0.092%) Retail
13 1 (0.046%) Billing
13 1 (0.046%) Military
Job Titles
1 596 (27.48%) Analyst
2 297 (13.69%) Developer
3 260 (11.99%) Project Manager
4 209 (9.64%) Information Analyst
5 128 (5.90%) Trainer
6 122 (5.62%) NHS Project Manager
7 120 (5.53%) Business Analyst
8 115 (5.30%) SQL Developer
9 93 (4.29%) NHS Information Analyst
10 73 (3.37%) Data Analyst
11 59 (2.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 55 (2.54%) Support Analyst
12 55 (2.54%) Product Specialist
12 55 (2.54%) NHS Business Analyst
13 51 (2.35%) Architect
14 46 (2.12%) Service Analyst
14 46 (2.12%) .NET Developer
15 44 (2.03%) Programme Manager
15 44 (2.03%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (1.84%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (4.93%) .NET
2 68 (3.14%) ASP.NET
3 60 (2.77%) Web Services
4 59 (2.72%) XML
5 56 (2.58%) HTML
6 38 (1.75%) CSS
7 36 (1.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 28 (1.29%) jQuery
8 28 (1.29%) HTML5
9 26 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
10 25 (1.15%) .NET Framework
11 22 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 18 (0.83%) SOAP
13 14 (0.65%) XHTML
13 14 (0.65%) CSS3
14 12 (0.55%) Ajax
14 12 (0.55%) WCF
15 9 (0.41%) RESTful
16 7 (0.32%) Itk
16 7 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (4.01%) Management Information System
3 77 (3.55%) Informatics
4 33 (1.52%) PACS
5 24 (1.11%) DTV
6 18 (0.83%) Statistics
7 17 (0.78%) E-Learning
7 17 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
7 17 (0.78%) Smartcard
8 14 (0.65%) Visualisation
9 13 (0.60%) User Experience
9 13 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 12 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 12 (0.55%) Open Source
11 10 (0.46%) Health Informatics
12 8 (0.37%) NPfIT
12 8 (0.37%) LIMS
12 8 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.37%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 198 (9.13%) Windows
2 107 (4.93%) Windows 7
3 46 (2.12%) Windows XP
4 27 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (0.65%) Linux
6 13 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.41%) Apple iOS
9 8 (0.37%) CentOS
10 6 (0.28%) UNIX
11 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.14%) Android
14 2 (0.092%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.046%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.046%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.046%) AIX
15 1 (0.046%) HPUX
15 1 (0.046%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (11.57%) Business Intelligence
2 214 (9.87%) Project Management
3 176 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 148 (6.82%) Migration
5 126 (5.81%) ITIL
6 120 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 92 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
8 89 (4.10%) Programme Management
9 75 (3.46%) ETL
10 66 (3.04%) Change Management
11 65 (3.00%) Service Delivery
12 62 (2.86%) Information Governance
13 60 (2.77%) Data Migration
14 48 (2.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 41 (1.89%) Data Analysis
16 39 (1.80%) Service Management
17 36 (1.66%) Validation
18 35 (1.61%) Data Modelling
19 33 (1.52%) Line Management
20 30 (1.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 477 (21.99%) SQL
2 141 (6.50%) T-SQL
3 85 (3.92%) C#
4 66 (3.04%) JavaScript
5 32 (1.48%) VBA
6 18 (0.83%) Java
7 17 (0.78%) VB
8 11 (0.51%) C
9 10 (0.46%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.37%) PHP
11 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.28%) Python
12 6 (0.28%) Ruby
12 6 (0.28%) XPath
13 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.092%) VBScript
15 1 (0.046%) SPARQL
15 1 (0.046%) Scala
15 1 (0.046%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.046%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 75 (3.46%) Degree
2 63 (2.90%) Security Cleared
3 45 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 20 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (0.92%) SC Cleared
5 17 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (0.65%) CCNA
7 13 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (0.60%) CCNP
8 11 (0.51%) ISEB
8 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (0.23%) MCSE
10 4 (0.18%) Postgraduate
10 4 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.18%) APMP
11 3 (0.14%) MCSA
11 3 (0.14%) MCP
11 3 (0.14%) ECDL
12 2 (0.092%) PMP
12 2 (0.092%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 28 (1.29%) QA
3 25 (1.15%) SLA
4 24 (1.11%) HL7
5 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.046%) P3O
7 1 (0.046%) DICOM
7 1 (0.046%) COBIT
7 1 (0.046%) GxP
7 1 (0.046%) BS7799
System Software
1 94 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.092%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.092%) XenServer
6 1 (0.046%) vSphere
6 1 (0.046%) XenApp
6 1 (0.046%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.046%) Firmware
6 1 (0.046%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (0.51%) Puppet
2 10 (0.46%) SCCM
3 6 (0.28%) ZENworks
4 4 (0.18%) DameWare
5 3 (0.14%) OpenView
5 3 (0.14%) Nagios
6 2 (0.092%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.046%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.046%) SCOM
7 1 (0.046%) OVSD
7 1 (0.046%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.046%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 261 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 73 (3.37%) Oracle
2 73 (3.37%) Cerner
3 43 (1.98%) VMware
4 33 (1.52%) Business Objects
5 29 (1.34%) SAP
6 23 (1.06%) Tableau
6 23 (1.06%) Cisco
7 22 (1.01%) Citrix
8 18 (0.83%) CheckPoint
9 14 (0.65%) HP
10 11 (0.51%) Splunk
11 10 (0.46%) NetApp
12 7 (0.32%) Infoflex
12 7 (0.32%) Dell
12 7 (0.32%) McAfee
13 6 (0.28%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.28%) Cognos
13 6 (0.28%) IBM
13 6 (0.28%) Adobe
Yorkshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £263.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Medilink Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Medilink Consulting
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Placement Group
Salary: Top rates paid + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
The Placement Group
Salary: Excellent rate of pay
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The Placement Group
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago