Period
to 19 February 2020

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 6 months to 19 February 2020 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 161 166
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.26% 0.31% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.95% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
Berkshire median daily rate £265 £449 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.95% +209.48% -61.33%
South East median daily rate £166 £388 £328
% change year-on-year -57.16% +18.32% +48.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £13.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +31.39% -16.94% +16.74%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 946 1,371 1,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 30.26% 32.60% 35.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 664 681
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £186 £266 £220
90th Percentile £587 £588 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 54 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £38.25 £13.10 £12.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.98% +3.15% -35.90%
10th Percentile £14.73 £12.00 £10.36
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £43.50
South East median hourly rate £30.62 £20.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +53.08% -0.92% +15.34%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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
Reading -5 3 £265 -40.95% 1
Slough - 2 - - 1
Ascot - 1 - - 2
Crowthorne - 1 £165 -
NHS
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (12.50%) WSUS
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Power BI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Public Sector
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Developer
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Power BI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Build Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Application Discovery
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
2 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) Informatics
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) SAP