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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Rank 608 583 589
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs citing NPfIT 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.006% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.023% 0.018% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
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£500 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -18.75%
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
17586 16390 17257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.53% 31.06% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10697 10107 9986
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 670 874
Average hourly rate £18.73 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 21 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (100.00%) NHS
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) PACS
3 1 (20.00%) Information Management
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Cerner
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE

NPfIT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) NHS
2 3 (60.00%) PACS
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (20.00%) Health Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cerner