The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 23 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 103 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs citing NHS 33 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.42% 1.06% 1.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.41% 3.39% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 26
Median daily rate £250 £236 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% -22.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £278 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £309 £315
% change year-on-year +13.36% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +215.78%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 748 797 797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 32.19% 31.27% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 451 432
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 78
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.54 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.06% -40.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £14.46 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 13 £300 +39.53%
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £192 +0.78%
Essex -18 5 £230 -8.00%
Bedfordshire -3 4 £344 -
Suffolk +13 1 £150 -21.05%
Norfolk 0 1 £475 +150.00%
East Anglia - 1 £250 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.51%) ITIL
4 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
5 8 (10.81%) Windows
5 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (10.81%) Service Management
5 8 (10.81%) ITSM
5 8 (10.81%) Finance
5 8 (10.81%) Degree
5 8 (10.81%) Electronic Patient Records
6 7 (9.46%) Validation
6 7 (9.46%) .NET
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.11%) C#
7 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
7 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.11%) Contract Management
8 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.76%) Project Management
8 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (6.76%) VMware
8 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
9 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
9 4 (5.41%) DNS
9 4 (5.41%) HTML
9 4 (5.41%) CSS

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (4.05%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.35%) Moodle
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Lorenzo
2 3 (4.05%) SystmOne
3 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) DNS
1 4 (5.41%) LAN
1 4 (5.41%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) VLAN
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.70%) VoIP
3 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.70%) WLAN
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (10.81%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) MS Access
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.05%) Interactive Media
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Analyst
2 11 (14.86%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Network Engineer
3 7 (9.46%) Test Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 4 (5.41%) Applications Support
5 4 (5.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Contracts Manager
5 4 (5.41%) Field Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Tester
6 3 (4.05%) Network Support
6 3 (4.05%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) NHS Contracts Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) SQL Developer
7 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.41%) CSS
3 4 (5.41%) HTML
4 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.05%) CSS3
4 3 (4.05%) Entity Framework
4 3 (4.05%) HTML5
4 3 (4.05%) jQuery
4 3 (4.05%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.70%) WCF
5 2 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) MDX
6 1 (1.35%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.70%) PDA
3 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.35%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.35%) LIMS
3 1 (1.35%) PACS
3 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (13.51%) ITIL
3 8 (10.81%) ITSM
3 8 (10.81%) Service Management
4 7 (9.46%) Validation
5 6 (8.11%) Contract Management
5 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.76%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.76%) Project Management
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
8 3 (4.05%) Analytics
8 3 (4.05%) Front End Development
8 3 (4.05%) Kimball Methodology
8 3 (4.05%) Line Management
8 3 (4.05%) Migration
8 3 (4.05%) MVC
8 3 (4.05%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.05%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (4.05%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.27%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) C#
3 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.35%) PHP
5 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) CCNP
3 3 (4.05%) MCP
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.35%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) HL7
2 2 (2.70%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.05%) DameWare
2 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) Cisco
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) VMware
3 2 (2.70%) Symantec
4 1 (1.35%) Cerner
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow