Period
to 18 August 2019

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 6 months to 18 August 2019 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 224 223 161
Rank change year-on-year -1 -62 +19
Contract jobs citing NHS 18 38 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.54% 1.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.32% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 54
City of London median daily rate £450 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -15.38% -0.76%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £138
90th Percentile £625 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £414 £290 £375
% change year-on-year +42.84% -22.67% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
City of London median hourly rate £13.44 £14.04 £14.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% -0.78% -10.19%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.52 £12.66
90th Percentile £14.12 £15.75 £155.16
Central London median hourly rate £13.44 £14.04 £14.15
% change year-on-year -4.24% -0.78% -10.19%

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 the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2,146 2,868 2,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 33.25% 40.73% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,594 2,182 2,016
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £325 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £725 £688
Central London median daily rate £525 £515 £525
% change year-on-year +1.94% -1.90% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 29
City of London median hourly rate £20.83 £19.75 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -6.64% +11.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.53 £12.80
90th Percentile £56.10 £42.88 £33.47
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% +2.98%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019, 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 City of London region with a requirement for NHS.

1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (16.67%) Power Platform
3 3 (16.67%) Power BI
3 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
3 3 (16.67%) Data Science
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (11.11%) Conversational UI
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 2 (11.11%) Protractor
4 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (11.11%) Flask
4 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Power Platform
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Power BI
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (11.11%) Protractor
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) JUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Mockito
General
1 5 (27.78%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.11%) Python Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.56%) NHS Data Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Planning Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Product Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Planning Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.11%) Flask
1 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.56%) NumPy
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Algorithms
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) Data Science
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 3 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (11.11%) Conversational UI
4 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
4 2 (11.11%) Machine Learning
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) BDD
5 1 (5.56%) Case Management
5 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Decision-Making
5 1 (5.56%) Information Management
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) ES6
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Java 8
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Cerner
2 1 (5.56%) Tableau