Period
to 27 November 2021

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 6 months to 27 November 2021 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
6 months to
27 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 59 88
Rank change year-on-year +26 +29 +56
Contract jobs citing NHS 145 36 86
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.64% 2.76% 2.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.36% 9.02% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 23 57
10th Percentile £120 £158 £182
25th Percentile £173 £171 £206
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £219 £210 £250
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -16.00% +28.71%
75th Percentile £347 £302 £338
90th Percentile £449 £365 £400
England median daily rate £325 £310 £314
% change year-on-year +4.84% -1.20% -13.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 3 15
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.73 £14.20
25th Percentile £15.41 £18.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.25 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year +35.06% +8.45% -32.89%
75th Percentile £28.65 £22.94 £31.50
90th Percentile £31.30 £25.08 "
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £14.51
% change year-on-year +8.57% +20.61% -13.37%

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 East of England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 749 399 1,139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.11% 30.65% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 244 716
10th Percentile £160 £170 £206
25th Percentile £300 £294 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £390 £430
Median % change year-on-year +8.97% -9.30% -4.44%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £545
90th Percentile £607 £584 £625
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 49 93
10th Percentile £12.50 £17.81 £10.48
25th Percentile £14.25 £25.75 £14.24
Median hourly rate £26.00 £45.00 £17.80
Median % change year-on-year -42.22% +152.81% -7.53%
75th Percentile £49.13 £47.50 £46.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £24.08 £27.87 £20.50
% change year-on-year -13.60% +35.95% +2.50%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing NHS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for NHS in the East of England

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NHS in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 November 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 27 November 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +28 107 £215 -17.31% 2
Norfolk -3 16 £218 +16.08% 1
Bedfordshire -12 6 £350 -17.65% 3
Cambridgeshire - 6 £368 - 6
East Anglia - 4 £250 -
Hertfordshire -28 2 £275 +66.67% 8
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2021, 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 East of England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 56 (38.62%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (31.72%) SQL
3 40 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 37 (25.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (22.07%) Power BI
5 32 (22.07%) Power Platform
6 27 (18.62%) Data Warehouse
7 23 (15.86%) ITIL
8 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
8 22 (15.17%) Public Sector
9 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
9 20 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (13.10%) Analytics
10 19 (13.10%) Management Information System
11 18 (12.41%) Project Management
12 17 (11.72%) Azure
13 16 (11.03%) Data Quality
13 16 (11.03%) Information Management
13 16 (11.03%) Freedom of Information
13 16 (11.03%) QlikView
13 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2
15 14 (9.66%) Freedom of Information Act
15 14 (9.66%) Data Protection
16 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
16 13 (8.97%) Social Skills
17 10 (6.90%) Validation
17 10 (6.90%) Windows
17 10 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 10 (6.90%) Information Governance

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 (2.07%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.38%) IIS
3 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (5.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.83%) Lorenzo
2 3 (2.07%) SystmOne
3 2 (1.38%) HealthRoster
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.07%) Power Platform
2 17 (11.72%) Azure
3 5 (3.45%) AWS
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon ECS
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon EKS
4 3 (2.07%) Serverless
5 2 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.69%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.52%) Firewall
2 4 (2.76%) Wireless
3 3 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.38%) DHCP
4 2 (1.38%) VPN
4 2 (1.38%) WAN
5 1 (0.69%) DNS
5 1 (0.69%) Internet
5 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.69%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.69%) LAN
5 1 (0.69%) Network Security
5 1 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.69%) SAN
5 1 (0.69%) SD-WAN
5 1 (0.69%) VoIP
5 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 32 (22.07%) Power BI
3 27 (18.62%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (15.17%) SQL Server
5 20 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (11.03%) QlikView
7 13 (8.97%) Relational Database
8 10 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (5.52%) Qlik Sense
11 7 (4.83%) Electronic Patient Records
12 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (2.76%) MySQL
13 4 (2.76%) PerformancePoint
14 3 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (2.07%) RDBMS
15 2 (1.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (1.38%) MS Access
15 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.07%) JIRA
4 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.69%) Hudson
4 1 (0.69%) JMeter
4 1 (0.69%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) Serenity BDD
General
1 22 (15.17%) Public Sector
2 13 (8.97%) Social Skills
3 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.52%) Finance
5 7 (4.83%) Retail
6 5 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (3.45%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.76%) Electronics
7 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.76%) Marketing
7 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.38%) Billing
8 2 (1.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.69%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.69%) Legal
9 1 (0.69%) Police
Job Titles
1 61 (42.07%) Analyst
2 20 (13.79%) Developer
3 18 (12.41%) Service Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) Project Manager
4 17 (11.72%) Report Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 12 (8.28%) Data Warehouse Developer
6 8 (5.52%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 7 (4.83%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Manager
8 6 (4.14%) IT Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.45%) Head of Business Intelligence
9 5 (3.45%) IT Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Power BI Analyst
10 4 (2.76%) Junior
10 4 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.21%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
3 3 (2.07%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.07%) Apache Camel
3 3 (2.07%) Node.js
3 3 (2.07%) REST
3 3 (2.07%) Spring
3 3 (2.07%) Spring Boot
3 3 (2.07%) XML
4 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.38%) React
4 2 (1.38%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (1.38%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.69%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) pytest
5 1 (0.69%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.10%) Management Information System
2 16 (11.03%) Freedom of Information
3 14 (9.66%) Freedom of Information Act
4 4 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.38%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.38%) PACS
6 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) e-Health
6 1 (0.69%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.69%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.69%) LIMS
6 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.69%) Robotics
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.90%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.38%) Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (38.62%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (15.86%) ITIL
3 19 (13.10%) Analytics
4 18 (12.41%) Project Management
5 16 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (11.03%) Information Management
6 15 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 14 (9.66%) Data Protection
8 10 (6.90%) Information Governance
8 10 (6.90%) Validation
9 9 (6.21%) Line Management
10 8 (5.52%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.52%) Informatics
10 8 (5.52%) TDD
11 7 (4.83%) Configuration Management
11 7 (4.83%) ETL
11 7 (4.83%) Scrum
12 6 (4.14%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (4.14%) DevOps
13 5 (3.45%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (31.72%) SQL
2 9 (6.21%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.83%) Java
3 7 (4.83%) VB
4 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.76%) Python
4 4 (2.76%) VBA
5 3 (2.07%) Java 11
5 3 (2.07%) Java 8
6 2 (1.38%) C#
6 2 (1.38%) Perl
6 2 (1.38%) Ruby
6 2 (1.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.69%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (4.83%) Degree
2 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (2.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.69%) APMP
5 1 (0.69%) CISM
5 1 (0.69%) CISSP
5 1 (0.69%) CRISC
5 1 (0.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.69%) MCP
5 1 (0.69%) MCSE
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.03%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.14%) SLA
3 5 (3.45%) QA
4 3 (2.07%) HL7
4 3 (2.07%) PMO
5 2 (1.38%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.69%) COBIT
6 1 (0.69%) GDPR
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Docker
3 2 (1.38%) Postfix
4 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.45%) Ansible
2 3 (2.07%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.07%) Terraform
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.76%) Cisco
2 4 (2.76%) SAP
3 3 (2.07%) Dell
3 3 (2.07%) Pega
3 3 (2.07%) WSO2
4 2 (1.38%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.38%) VMware
5 1 (0.69%) 3PAR
5 1 (0.69%) Blue Prism
5 1 (0.69%) Citrix
5 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic