The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 29 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.

National Health Service (NHS)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 67 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3  
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.37% 0.44% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.52% 1.46% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £225 £340 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.82% +23.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £328 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £340 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Bristol with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 198 274 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 24.38% 30.14% 19.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 200 111
Median daily rate £375 £365 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £438 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Median hourly rate £11.16 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.24% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £22.70 £24.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.96 £41.80 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £26.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -26.41% +43.24%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Bristol

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 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 Bristol region with a requirement for NHS.

1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
1 1 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Data Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Quality Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) NetApp
1 1 (25.00%) Nimble Storage