The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 24 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 122 105
Rank change year-on-year +29 -17  
Contract jobs citing NHS 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.042% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.37% 0.14% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 511 699 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 28.22% 29.66% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 380 348
Median daily rate £401 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £25.80 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Berkshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Berkshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Berkshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Reading - 2 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £600 -
NHS
South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (30.00%) HL7
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Marketing
2 3 (30.00%) Electronics
2 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Support
2 2 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (30.00%) OO
1 3 (30.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Information Management
2 2 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) B2B
3 1 (10.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Entry
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Veeam
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Capita
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk