Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Health Service (NHS)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 56 41
Rank change year-on-year -7 -15 +26
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.58% 0.31% 3.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 1.08% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 10
Bedfordshire median daily rate £175 £160 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -14.67% +12.78%
10th Percentile £143 £155 £113
90th Percentile £472 £165 £338
East of England median daily rate £230 £255 £300
% change year-on-year -9.80% -15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.33 £12.05 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.02% -59.83% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.68 £14.00
90th Percentile £12.49 £12.43 £32.29
East of England median hourly rate £11.48 £12.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.73% -39.75% -5.88%

NHS is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 251 186 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 36.43% 29.20% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 117 118
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £174 £140 £200
90th Percentile £575 £553 £597
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £385
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 20
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.05 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.03% -52.75% +104.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.68 £12.45
90th Percentile £31.25 £12.43 £38.88
East of England median hourly rate £20.29 £32.40 £22.19
% change year-on-year -37.37% +46.03% -6.58%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Bedfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Bedfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Bedfordshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Bedfordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 3 £156 -
Luton -8 1 £515 +221.88%
NHS
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) DameWare
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Data Management
3 1 (25.00%) PDA
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Access
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Head of Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Field Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Active Listening
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) DameWare
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware