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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 72 18 53
Rank change year-on-year -54 +35 +74
Contract jobs citing NHS 71 135 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.82% 7.61% 3.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.89% 21.43% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 94 40
10th Percentile £124 £120 £122
25th Percentile £156 £143 £182
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £210 £225
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -21.74%
75th Percentile £231 £242 £314
90th Percentile £278 £442 £441
England median daily rate £325 £311 £275
% change year-on-year +4.42% +13.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 28
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.92 £15.78
25th Percentile £23.05 £15.15 £19.50
Median hourly rate £26.98 £16.35 £24.70
Median % change year-on-year +65.07% -33.83% +82.96%
75th Percentile £28.41 £23.21 £31.50
90th Percentile £30.20 £32.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +30.00%

NHS is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 718 630 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.49% 35.53% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 358 454
10th Percentile £170 £143 £205
25th Percentile £285 £213 £326
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £428
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -6.54% -4.89%
75th Percentile £585 £511 £513
90th Percentile £688 £567 £596
England median daily rate £550 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 73 59
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.29 £15.06
25th Percentile £15.34 £16.00 £17.10
Median hourly rate £28.93 £31.00 £21.57
Median % change year-on-year -6.69% +43.72% +36.95%
75th Percentile £49.84 £46.00 £31.50
90th Percentile £65.62 £56.50 £41.20
England median hourly rate £26.98 £25.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.78% +14.44% +7.14%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex -17 36 £200 +28.72% 4
Hertfordshire +9 15 £193 -17.15% 13
Norfolk +5 11 £163 -32.78%
Cambridgeshire -35 5 £220 -2.22% 1
Suffolk - 2 £250 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 16 (22.54%) Public Sector
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.72%) Windows
4 12 (16.90%) ITIL
5 11 (15.49%) SQL
6 10 (14.08%) Power Platform
6 10 (14.08%) Social Skills
6 10 (14.08%) Power BI
7 9 (12.68%) Cisco
7 9 (12.68%) Project Management
7 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
8 8 (11.27%) Service Management
8 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (11.27%) Line Management
9 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
9 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
9 7 (9.86%) VMware
10 6 (8.45%) LIMS
10 6 (8.45%) ITSM
10 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.63%) Validation
11 4 (5.63%) Migration
11 4 (5.63%) HL7
11 4 (5.63%) LAN
11 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
11 4 (5.63%) IT Strategy
11 4 (5.63%) Analytics

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 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Power Platform
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (1.41%) Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) LAN
2 3 (4.23%) DHCP
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) Wireless
2 3 (4.23%) WLAN
3 2 (2.82%) VoIP
3 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Power BI
2 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.23%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 16 (22.54%) Public Sector
2 10 (14.08%) Social Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Electronics
4 1 (1.41%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (1.41%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Police
4 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Analyst
2 8 (11.27%) Report Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Network Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Change Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Field Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support
5 4 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Business Change Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Governance Consultant
7 2 (2.82%) Operations Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Project Analyst
7 2 (2.82%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (2.82%) Service Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.41%) EDI
1 1 (1.41%) FHIR
1 1 (1.41%) HTML
1 1 (1.41%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.45%) LIMS
3 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.23%) PACS
4 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.82%) e-Health
4 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.41%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Project Management
3 8 (11.27%) Line Management
3 8 (11.27%) Service Management
4 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (8.45%) ITSM
4 6 (8.45%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.63%) Analytics
5 4 (5.63%) IT Strategy
5 4 (5.63%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Validation
6 3 (4.23%) Business Development
6 3 (4.23%) Network Architecture
6 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.23%) Project Delivery
7 2 (2.82%) Agile
7 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.82%) Informatics
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.82%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C#
2 1 (1.41%) C++
2 1 (1.41%) Java
2 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.41%) PHP
2 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.41%) PMP
3 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) HL7
2 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.82%) DICOM
2 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) LOINC
3 1 (1.41%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 7 (9.86%) Active Directory
1 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Cisco
3 7 (9.86%) VMware
4 2 (2.82%) InterSystems
4 2 (2.82%) Sophos
5 1 (1.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.41%) Datix
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Infoflex
5 1 (1.41%) SAP