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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1  
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.12% 0.31% 1.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 1.08% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £344 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +309.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.30% +26.78%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next 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.

Generic IT Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 112 93 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 31.37% 28.88% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 48
Median daily rate £415 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £46.07 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +318.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 3 £363 -
Bedford - 1 £138 -
NHS
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) PDA
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) MDX
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (16.67%) Information Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Cerner
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Service 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 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (16.67%) MS Access
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Business Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Head of Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (33.33%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) ETL Development
4 1 (16.67%) Information Governance
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cerner
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec
1 1 (16.67%) VMware