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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 35 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing NHS 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.73% 0.66% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.38% 2.86% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £463 £100 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +362.50% -25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £100 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £100 £241
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.16% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

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 84 70 82
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 30.55% 22.95% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 40 65
Median daily rate £388 £400 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -10.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -32.45% +52.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +9 2 £463 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management

NHS
Top Related 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow