The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
National Health Service (NHS)
Rank 35 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing NHS 74 69 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 4.46% 4.47% 5.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.49% 17.34% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 47
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £208 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £18.38 £13.65 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.95 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% -10.00%
NHS
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
423 398 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 25.48% 25.79% 27.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 242 206
Average daily rate £350 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 13 39
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.65 £16.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% -16.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £16.50 £29.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

NHS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

NHS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

NHS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing NHS across the West Yorkshire region.

NHS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

NHS Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS across the West Yorkshire region.

NHS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing NHS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

NHS Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
Leeds -10 50 £345 -8.00% 18
Bradford +7 20 £215 -33.84%
Otley - - - - 2
NHS
Yorkshire

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 35 (23.81%) SQL
2 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.33%) .NET
3 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
4 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET
5 22 (14.97%) PRINCE2
5 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 20 (13.61%) C#
8 19 (12.93%) Programme Management
9 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
10 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (10.20%) Oracle
11 14 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 14 (9.52%) Automated Testing
11 14 (9.52%) .NET Framework
12 13 (8.84%) Dependency Injection
12 13 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.84%) Web Services
12 13 (8.84%) Windows
12 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
12 13 (8.84%) Project Management
12 13 (8.84%) Service Management
12 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 12 (8.16%) T-SQL
13 12 (8.16%) Web Development
14 11 (7.48%) Splunk
14 11 (7.48%) Finance

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.68%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.44%) MS Office
3 4 (2.72%) MS Project
4 2 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) LDAP
2 5 (3.40%) Intranet
3 3 (2.04%) SAN
4 2 (1.36%) Wireless
5 1 (0.68%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.68%) WLAN
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.80%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.72%) FileMaker
8 2 (1.36%) QlikView
8 2 (1.36%) EDMS
9 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.68%) MySQL
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.68%) Toad
3 1 (0.68%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 11 (7.48%) Finance
2 4 (2.72%) Multimedia
3 3 (2.04%) Publishing
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (27.21%) Developer
2 35 (23.81%) Analyst
3 18 (12.24%) .NET Developer
3 18 (12.24%) SQL Developer
4 11 (7.48%) Programme Manager
4 11 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.44%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Architect
8 6 (4.08%) NHS Business Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Technical Author
8 6 (4.08%) Author
9 5 (3.40%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.40%) NHS Project Manager
10 4 (2.72%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.72%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (2.72%) NHS Programme Manager
10 4 (2.72%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (16.33%) .NET
2 23 (15.65%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 14 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 13 (8.84%) Web Services
4 13 (8.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (4.08%) HTML
6 5 (3.40%) CSS
7 2 (1.36%) jQuery
8 1 (0.68%) NLog
8 1 (0.68%) XML
8 1 (0.68%) SignalR
8 1 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.68%) Mustache
8 1 (0.68%) Underscore.js
8 1 (0.68%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.68%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.68%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.72%) Data Structures
2 4 (2.72%) User Experience
3 3 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 3 (2.04%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.04%) Graphic Design
3 3 (2.04%) Informatics
4 2 (1.36%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.68%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) CentOS
2 8 (5.44%) Linux
3 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
5 4 (2.72%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.72%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.68%) UNIX
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.97%) PRINCE2
1 22 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (12.93%) Programme Management
3 15 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 13 (8.84%) Dependency Injection
5 13 (8.84%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.84%) Project Management
5 13 (8.84%) Service Management
6 12 (8.16%) Web Development
7 10 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.44%) ETL
9 7 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (4.76%) Information Governance
10 6 (4.08%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.08%) Change Control
10 6 (4.08%) ITIL
10 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.81%) SQL
2 21 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 20 (13.61%) C#
4 12 (8.16%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.76%) Java
6 5 (3.40%) VBA
7 4 (2.72%) Python
8 2 (1.36%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) C
9 1 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (11.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.40%) Degree
4 3 (2.04%) ISEB
4 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) MCSA
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.68%) CCNA
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.68%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) P3O
2 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (6.12%) Puppet
2 3 (2.04%) Nagios
3 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 30 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) Oracle
3 11 (7.48%) Splunk
4 5 (3.40%) VMware
5 4 (2.72%) Business Objects
5 4 (2.72%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (1.36%) Dell
7 2 (1.36%) NetApp
7 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.68%) Remedy
8 1 (0.68%) Novell
8 1 (0.68%) Apple
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) Fujitsu
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