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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK
Rank 248 140 91
Rank change year-on-year
-108 -49
Contract jobs citing NHS 441 903 1158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.74% 2.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.16% 5.64% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 674 776
Median daily rate £303 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £169 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £306 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 86
Median hourly rate £14.13 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.81 £22.20 £22.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.13 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.80% -

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
13967 16013 15725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 30.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9004 10344 9643
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 577 643
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.63 £44.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.54 £18.19
% change year-on-year
-22.36% +23.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -107 404 £313 +4.16% 84
London -102 145 £315 +5.00% 34
South East -21 58 £216 -37.31% 6
Yorkshire -23 48 £339 +10.24% 13
North West -29 41 £222 +12.97% 10
West Midlands -4 40 £325 +8.33% 2
East of England +3 37 £315 +80.00% 13
West Yorkshire -18 36 £414 +27.38% 10
Wales -1 32 £275 -11.29% 2
South Wales +12 30 £270 -10.98% 2
Leeds -20 30 £414 +6.83% 8
Cardiff +14 27 £278 -7.65% 2
City of London -25 21 £335 +5.09% 11
Manchester -8 18 £325 +68.39% 2
Kent +12 17 £145 -23.68%
Essex +1 13 £290 +60.22%
East Midlands -27 13 £319 -11.45% 1
Warwickshire +7 12 £425 +30.76%
South West -33 12 £301 -8.24% 4
Hertfordshire +1 11 £273 +15.95% 3
Staffordshire 0 11 £225 -25.00%
Birmingham -2 9 £363 +4.31%
North East -13 9 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 9 £350 -7.28% 1
Tyne and Wear -18 9 £350 -7.28% 1
Hampshire +9 8 £825 +124.48%
Warwick +2 7 £400 +6.66%
South Yorkshire -10 7 £325 +25.60%
Southampton - 7 £850 -
Cheshire +24 6 £200 +21.21% 2

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 183 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
2 173 (17.55%) SQL
3 120 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 114 (11.56%) Project Management
5 101 (10.24%) SQL Server
6 99 (10.04%) Finance
7 97 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
9 88 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
10 84 (8.52%) ITIL
11 83 (8.42%) PRINCE2
12 77 (7.81%) Migration
13 71 (7.20%) Windows
13 71 (7.20%) JavaScript
14 70 (7.10%) Degree
15 65 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 59 (5.98%) Security Cleared
17 58 (5.88%) Active Directory
17 58 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 57 (5.78%) Management Information System
19 55 (5.58%) MS Office
20 53 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
21 51 (5.17%) Information Governance
22 50 (5.07%) MS Excel
23 48 (4.87%) Programme Management
24 43 (4.36%) Cisco
24 43 (4.36%) Data Analysis
25 42 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
25 42 (4.26%) HTML
26 41 (4.16%) Performance Management

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 13 (1.32%) Apache
2 12 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.81%) CMS
5 7 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (0.71%) Drupal
5 7 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.41%) GroupWise
7 4 (0.41%) JCAPS
7 4 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.20%) Moodle
8 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.10%) Liferay
9 1 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (5.58%) MS Office
2 50 (5.07%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.91%) MS Project
6 6 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.72%) Lorenzo
3 10 (1.01%) Magento
4 9 (0.91%) SystmOne
5 4 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.52%) Office 365
2 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.51%) IaaS
5 3 (0.30%) Boomi
6 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.10%) Google Play
7 1 (0.10%) PaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.96%) LAN
2 35 (3.55%) WAN
3 28 (2.84%) Firewall
4 21 (2.13%) DNS
5 16 (1.62%) Internet
6 15 (1.52%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.52%) WLAN
7 14 (1.42%) Wireless
8 13 (1.32%) VLAN
9 11 (1.12%) DHCP
9 11 (1.12%) SAN
9 11 (1.12%) VPN
9 11 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.71%) OpenLDAP
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (0.51%) VoIP
12 4 (0.41%) 4G
12 4 (0.41%) Skype
13 3 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 88 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
3 65 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (3.25%) Electronic Patient Records
6 29 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 28 (2.84%) Relational Database
8 24 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (1.72%) MySQL
10 14 (1.42%) Power BI
10 14 (1.42%) QlikView
11 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.01%) MS Access
13 8 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
14 7 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.71%) Redis
15 6 (0.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 25 (2.54%) Git (software)
1 25 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 17 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.61%) Grunt
5 6 (0.61%) JMeter
5 6 (0.61%) Selenium
6 5 (0.51%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.41%) Gradle
7 4 (0.41%) gulp
7 4 (0.41%) HP UFT
7 4 (0.41%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.30%) JIRA
8 3 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.30%) Sahi
8 3 (0.30%) WATIR
9 2 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.20%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle APEX
General
1 99 (10.04%) Finance
2 35 (3.55%) Marketing
3 31 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 19 (1.93%) Electronics
4 19 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (1.01%) Law
7 9 (0.91%) Legal
8 6 (0.61%) Local Government
8 6 (0.61%) Retail
9 3 (0.30%) Publishing
10 2 (0.20%) Advertising
10 2 (0.20%) Back Office
10 2 (0.20%) Banking
11 1 (0.10%) Billing
11 1 (0.10%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 240 (24.34%) Analyst
2 147 (14.91%) Developer
3 104 (10.55%) Project Manager
4 51 (5.17%) Business Analyst
5 45 (4.56%) Architect
6 42 (4.26%) NHS Project Manager
7 34 (3.45%) SQL Developer
8 30 (3.04%) IT Manager
9 28 (2.84%) Support Analyst
10 27 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
11 26 (2.64%) Information Analyst
12 25 (2.54%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 24 (2.43%) Test Analyst
14 21 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 21 (2.13%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (2.03%) Network Engineer
16 19 (1.93%) Data Analyst
16 19 (1.93%) JavaScript Developer
16 19 (1.93%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.26%) HTML
2 39 (3.96%) CSS
3 36 (3.65%) .NET
4 25 (2.54%) XML
5 24 (2.43%) AngularJS
6 22 (2.23%) jQuery
7 21 (2.13%) JSON
8 18 (1.83%) ASP.NET
9 15 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.22%) REST
11 12 (1.22%) Web Services
12 11 (1.12%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.12%) Entity Framework
12 11 (1.12%) HTML5
12 11 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (1.01%) CSS3
13 10 (1.01%) Grails
14 8 (0.81%) JPA
14 8 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 95 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.42%) User Experience
4 11 (1.12%) Data Centre
4 11 (1.12%) PACS
5 10 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (1.01%) e-Learning
5 10 (1.01%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 7 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.61%) Freedom of Information Act
8 5 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.41%) Algorithms
9 4 (0.41%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.41%) LIMS
9 4 (0.41%) Smartcard
9 4 (0.41%) Social Media
10 3 (0.30%) Linked Data
10 3 (0.30%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.20%) Windows
2 29 (2.94%) Linux
3 27 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 11 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 6 (0.61%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.41%) CentOS
10 4 (0.41%) Unix
10 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.20%) Android
12 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (18.56%) Business Intelligence
2 114 (11.56%) Project Management
3 97 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (8.52%) ITIL
5 83 (8.42%) PRINCE2
6 77 (7.81%) Migration
7 51 (5.17%) Information Governance
8 48 (4.87%) Programme Management
9 43 (4.36%) Data Analysis
10 42 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (4.16%) Performance Management
12 40 (4.06%) Change Management
13 39 (3.96%) ETL
14 37 (3.75%) Business Analysis
15 30 (3.04%) Informatics
15 30 (3.04%) Service Delivery
16 29 (2.94%) Service Management
17 28 (2.84%) Analytics
18 27 (2.74%) Open Source
18 27 (2.74%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 173 (17.55%) SQL
2 71 (7.20%) JavaScript
3 32 (3.25%) Java
3 32 (3.25%) PHP
4 31 (3.14%) T-SQL
5 23 (2.33%) C#
6 11 (1.12%) Ruby
7 8 (0.81%) Python
7 8 (0.81%) VB
8 7 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 5 (0.51%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.51%) Scala
9 5 (0.51%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.41%) C
10 4 (0.41%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 4 (0.41%) VBA
11 3 (0.30%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.30%) C++
11 3 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 70 (7.10%) Degree
2 59 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 33 (3.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 33 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (2.43%) MCSE
6 22 (2.23%) CCNA
6 22 (2.23%) ISEB
7 15 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.32%) MCP
9 10 (1.01%) CCNP
10 9 (0.91%) CCA
10 9 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (0.71%) ECDL
11 7 (0.71%) MCSA
12 5 (0.51%) CCIE
12 5 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.41%) PMP
14 3 (0.30%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 36 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 32 (3.25%) QA
4 28 (2.84%) HL7
5 20 (2.03%) PMO
6 12 (1.22%) SLA
7 8 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.20%) GDPR
9 1 (0.10%) DICOM
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 58 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.52%) Docker
4 6 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.61%) NDS
5 5 (0.51%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.20%) Firmware
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.10%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.10%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.32%) Nagios
2 9 (0.91%) SCCM
3 5 (0.51%) Grafana
3 5 (0.51%) Puppet
4 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.10%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.10%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.10%) DameWare
5 1 (0.10%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.10%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.10%) Simpana
Vendors
1 120 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 43 (4.36%) Cisco
3 35 (3.55%) VMware
4 26 (2.64%) Oracle
5 24 (2.43%) SAP
6 19 (1.93%) Citrix
7 12 (1.22%) Splunk
8 10 (1.01%) Tableau
9 9 (0.91%) Cerner
9 9 (0.91%) HP
10 8 (0.81%) LANDesk
11 7 (0.71%) Novell
12 6 (0.61%) Dell
12 6 (0.61%) Fiorano
13 5 (0.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (0.51%) Alteryx
13 5 (0.51%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.51%) Huawei
14 4 (0.41%) NetApp
14 4 (0.41%) Nokia
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £223 - £224 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £190 - £192 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £217.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield
Computer Futures
Rate: Depending on experience + Mileage
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £192.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £1 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £270 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: Depending on experience + Mileage
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £217.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 340 - 350
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £255 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
NHS Wales Informatics Service
Rate: From £40,028 to £48,034 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
North West
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago