The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 40 50
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing NHS 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.01% 1.40% 1.55%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.80% 3.94% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Median daily rate £183 £190 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% -36.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £308 £315
% change year-on-year +13.82% -2.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridge with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 79 127 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 26.69% 35.47% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 84 52
Median daily rate £331 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.51% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £300 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £558 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.95 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.10% -60.12%  
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 Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Cambridge

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Cambridge

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 Cambridge region with a requirement for NHS.

1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Voice Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Voice Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP Voice
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware