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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank - 608 575
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% 0.008%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.017% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
17983 17463 16822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.62% 31.95% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11310 10578 9959
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 686 674 729
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.50 £21.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% -6.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +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
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 5 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) CRM

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Developer Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
1 2 (66.67%) XML Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) SQL