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 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 91 73
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18  
Contract jobs citing NHS 41 33 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.93% 1.33% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.05% 5.07% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 33
Median daily rate £289 £175 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £111 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £259 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +0.60%  
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 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 678 651 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.89% 26.25% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 358 400
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 60 59
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% -8.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £48.50 £40.00
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 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Essex -1 13 £260 +48.57% 1
Hertfordshire -1 13 £304 +25.25% 3
Norfolk 0 6 £503 +235.00%
Suffolk +2 4 £130 +26.82% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £130 -38.82%
Bedfordshire -2 2 £463 +362.50%
NHS
England

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 East of England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 10 (15.15%) Finance
3 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 8 (12.12%) MS Office
3 8 (12.12%) Windows
3 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
4 7 (10.61%) Electronic Patient Records
5 6 (9.09%) Contract Management
5 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.09%) Project Management
5 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco
5 6 (9.09%) WAN
5 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 5 (7.58%) Validation
6 5 (7.58%) DNS
6 5 (7.58%) LAN
6 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
6 5 (7.58%) Degree
6 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.06%) Lorenzo
7 4 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (6.06%) Internet
7 4 (6.06%) WLAN

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 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.03%) Moodle
1 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.52%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) MS Office
2 6 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Lorenzo
1 4 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) WAN
2 5 (7.58%) DNS
2 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 4 (6.06%) Internet
3 4 (6.06%) WLAN
4 3 (4.55%) VLAN
4 3 (4.55%) Wireless
5 2 (3.03%) DHCP
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.52%) Intranet
6 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (10.61%) Electronic Patient Records
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Electronics
2 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
2 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Developer
2 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
3 5 (7.58%) Tester
4 4 (6.06%) Field Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 4 (6.06%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 3 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Change Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) Designer
5 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (4.55%) Network Support
5 3 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.03%) NHS Contracts Manager
6 2 (3.03%) NHS Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.03%) LIMS
2 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.52%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.12%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 6 (9.09%) Contract Management
3 6 (9.09%) Programme Management
3 6 (9.09%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Validation
5 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 4 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.06%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (4.55%) Analytics
6 3 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Informatics
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.55%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 3 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C#
2 2 (3.03%) PHP
2 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
2 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 4 (6.06%) CCNA
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.55%) MCSE
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.03%) CCA
5 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCP
6 1 (1.52%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.55%) HL7
2 2 (3.03%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) Firmware
3 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.52%) NDS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.52%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (6.06%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) NetApp
4 1 (1.52%) Novell
4 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
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