The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 116 95
Rank change year-on-year -13 -21  
Contract jobs citing NHS 33 43 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 1.27% 1.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.93% 3.53% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 60
Median daily rate £276 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £184 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £686 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
Median hourly rate £14.15 £13.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% +10.63%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1128 1217 1865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 36.72% 35.95% 36.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 970 1423
Median daily rate £525 £500 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 35
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £35.60 £27.37
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 the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the City of London

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the City of London

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the City of London

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 City of London region with a requirement for NHS.

1 33 (56.90%) Business Intelligence
2 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (20.69%) HTML
3 12 (20.69%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) PHP
5 9 (15.52%) Linux
6 8 (13.79%) ITIL
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.79%) Marketing
6 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (12.07%) Magento
7 7 (12.07%) Finance
7 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
7 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
8 6 (10.34%) C++
8 6 (10.34%) SQL
8 6 (10.34%) Unix
8 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
8 6 (10.34%) Project Management
8 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
8 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
8 6 (10.34%) Information Governance
9 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
9 5 (8.62%) Migration
9 5 (8.62%) Wireless
9 5 (8.62%) MySQL
9 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
10 4 (6.90%) OOD
10 4 (6.90%) Windows
10 4 (6.90%) OO

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (5.17%) Apache
1 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.45%) Drupal
2 2 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.72%) CMS
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Magento
2 1 (1.72%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) Wireless
2 3 (5.17%) Firewall
2 3 (5.17%) FTP
2 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) LAN
2 3 (5.17%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) DHCP
3 2 (3.45%) DNS
3 2 (3.45%) Skype
3 2 (3.45%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) VoIP
3 2 (3.45%) VPN
3 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.45%) WLAN
4 1 (1.72%) IPsec
4 1 (1.72%) MPLS
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) SSH
4 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.72%) GIS
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) Redis
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Grunt
2 2 (3.45%) gulp
3 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.72%) Xcode
General
1 8 (13.79%) Marketing
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Project Manager
3 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) C++ Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.90%) IT Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Magento Developer
5 4 (6.90%) PHP Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Healthcare Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Healthcare Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) NHS Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Azure Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Drupal Developer
7 2 (3.45%) HTML CSS Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (3.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) CSS
1 12 (20.69%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) jQuery
2 4 (6.90%) Sass
3 3 (5.17%) LAMP
4 2 (3.45%) LESS
4 2 (3.45%) Marionette.js
4 2 (3.45%) RESTful
4 2 (3.45%) Symfony
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Core Data
5 1 (1.72%) CSS3
5 1 (1.72%) Django
5 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.72%) HTML5
5 1 (1.72%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.72%) OAuth
5 1 (1.72%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.72%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.90%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Fintech
3 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.17%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.45%) CCTV
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.72%) NPfIT
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.52%) Linux
2 6 (10.34%) Unix
3 4 (6.90%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (56.90%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.79%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) E-Commerce
3 6 (10.34%) Information Governance
3 6 (10.34%) Low Latency
3 6 (10.34%) Project Management
3 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
4 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
4 5 (8.62%) Migration
4 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.90%) Data Security
5 4 (6.90%) Front End Development
5 4 (6.90%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Multithreading
5 4 (6.90%) OO
5 4 (6.90%) OOD
5 4 (6.90%) SDLC
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
5 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.24%) PHP
3 6 (10.34%) C++
3 6 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (1.72%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
1 3 (5.17%) MCP
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) MCITP
2 2 (3.45%) MCSE
2 2 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (1.72%) ECDL
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.72%) DICOM
2 1 (1.72%) PMO
2 1 (1.72%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
2 3 (5.17%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco
3 2 (3.45%) Dell
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
3 2 (3.45%) Panasonic
3 2 (3.45%) Toshiba
3 2 (3.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.72%) Cerner
4 1 (1.72%) Juniper
4 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.72%) NetApp
4 1 (1.72%) Veeam
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
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Rate: £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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