The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NPfIT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NPfIT over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank 597 562 528
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -34
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 11 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.014% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.066% 0.044% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 11
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£375 £238 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £238 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £238 £450
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -47.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.83 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £8.83 -

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
16749 16076 14715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.28% 31.11% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10786 9968 8670
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 634 695 837
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 £11.51 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

NPfIT
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NPfIT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

NPfIT
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NPfIT within the UK.

NPfIT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

NPfIT
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NPfIT within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

NPfIT Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

NPfIT
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NPfIT within the UK.

NPfIT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

NPfIT
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NPfIT within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -25 11 £375 +57.89% 2
South East -34 6 £325 +36.84%
Home Counties - - - -

NPfIT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT.

1 9 (60.00%) Migration
2 8 (53.33%) NHS
3 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) PACS
4 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
6 2 (13.33%) Health Informatics
6 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Informatics
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Cerner
7 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Finance
7 1 (6.67%) LIMS
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) HL7
7 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing NPfIT 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 NPfIT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Configuration Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Migration Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Data Migration Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Governance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) NHS
2 4 (26.67%) PACS
3 2 (13.33%) Health Informatics
3 2 (13.33%) Informatics
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) LIMS
4 1 (6.67%) Data Extraction
4 1 (6.67%) e-Health
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Data Mapping
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Information Management
6 1 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (6.67%) Analytics
6 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) HL7
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Cerner
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