Period
to 19 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 19 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 314 239 131
Rank change year-on-year -75 -108 -23
Contract jobs citing NHS 758 1046 1908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.07% 1.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.40% 3.23% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 722 1349
England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £175 £178 £173
90th Percentile £538 £500 £463
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 122 189
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.69 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +36.41% -8.67%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.65 £10.42
90th Percentile £32.20 £34.00 £23.00
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £18.91 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.11% +35.05% -6.67%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 31569 32361 34347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.86% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21171 21383 22212
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 903 1110 1348
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.75 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +9.04% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.83
UK median hourly rate £20.66 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +6.41% +8.33%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in England

NHS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
London -43 335 £361 +11.15% 18
North of England -12 139 £370 +13.85% 14
South East -42 103 £228 -9.00% 13
Midlands +2 85 £350 - 9
Yorkshire -5 68 £485 +29.33% 6
North West -30 59 £300 - 5
East of England -38 57 £230 -8.00% 1
West Midlands +8 49 £350 -3.45% 4
South West -44 39 £350 -6.67% 5
East Midlands +4 32 £338 -13.46% 5
North East +63 12 £425 +6.25% 3
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 120 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
2 111 (14.64%) Finance
3 110 (14.51%) SQL
4 106 (13.98%) Microsoft
5 102 (13.46%) Project Management
6 82 (10.82%) Windows
7 76 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (9.89%) ITIL
9 66 (8.71%) PRINCE2
9 66 (8.71%) Degree
10 64 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
11 62 (8.18%) Management Information System
12 55 (7.26%) SQL Server
13 52 (6.86%) Active Directory
14 51 (6.73%) Migration
15 50 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
16 48 (6.33%) Service Delivery
17 45 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 44 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
19 42 (5.54%) Programme Management
19 42 (5.54%) Security Cleared
20 41 (5.41%) Performance Management
20 41 (5.41%) JavaScript
21 37 (4.88%) Change Management
21 37 (4.88%) Electronic Patient Records
22 36 (4.75%) Service Management
22 36 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 35 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
23 35 (4.62%) Cisco
23 35 (4.62%) Information Governance

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 20 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 19 (2.51%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.19%) CMS
3 9 (1.19%) Confluence
4 6 (0.79%) Apache
4 6 (0.79%) SAS
5 4 (0.53%) IIS
5 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.40%) nginx
6 3 (0.40%) WordPress
7 2 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.26%) Drupal
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (5.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Flinto
7 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (1.98%) SystmOne
2 6 (0.79%) SAP Retail
2 6 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.53%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.26%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Magento
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.92%) Office 365
3 6 (0.79%) GitHub
4 5 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (0.66%) Slack
4 5 (0.66%) Trello
5 3 (0.40%) PaaS
6 2 (0.26%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (4.49%) LAN
2 30 (3.96%) WAN
3 19 (2.51%) Wireless
4 18 (2.37%) DNS
5 16 (2.11%) SMS
6 15 (1.98%) Firewall
7 12 (1.58%) DHCP
8 11 (1.45%) VoIP
9 9 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.06%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.79%) Internet
11 6 (0.79%) Network Security
11 6 (0.79%) WLAN
12 5 (0.66%) 3G
12 5 (0.66%) Intranet
12 5 (0.66%) SAN
12 5 (0.66%) SMTP
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.53%) Skype
13 4 (0.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.88%) Electronic Patient Records
3 36 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (1.32%) QlikView
9 9 (1.19%) MS Access
10 8 (1.06%) MySQL
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.79%) Power BI
13 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (0.40%) Big Data
14 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.26%) DTS
15 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (0.26%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (2.51%) JIRA
2 14 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.53%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (0.53%) Selenium
3 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.40%) JUnit
4 3 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.40%) Spock
4 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.26%) Bower
5 2 (0.26%) gulp
5 2 (0.26%) Hudson
5 2 (0.26%) Maven
5 2 (0.26%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.26%) webpack
6 1 (0.13%) Appium
6 1 (0.13%) git-flow
6 1 (0.13%) Vagrant
General
1 111 (14.64%) Finance
2 33 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.22%) Marketing
4 27 (3.56%) Electronics
4 27 (3.56%) Manufacturing
5 15 (1.98%) Back Office
6 13 (1.72%) Legal
7 11 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.32%) Publishing
9 9 (1.19%) Retail
10 5 (0.66%) Law
11 4 (0.53%) Military
12 3 (0.40%) Interactive Media
13 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.13%) Advertising
14 1 (0.13%) Banking
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Front Office
14 1 (0.13%) Games
14 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 159 (20.98%) Analyst
2 90 (11.87%) Project Manager
3 83 (10.95%) Developer
4 52 (6.86%) Architect
5 31 (4.09%) NHS Project Manager
5 31 (4.09%) Service Analyst
5 31 (4.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 29 (3.83%) Business Analyst
7 28 (3.69%) Consultant
8 27 (3.56%) Information Analyst
9 24 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 24 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (3.17%) Senior Manager
10 23 (3.03%) Technical Architect
11 20 (2.64%) Delivery Manager
11 20 (2.64%) Network Engineer
12 19 (2.51%) Service Manager
13 17 (2.24%) Data Analyst
14 16 (2.11%) SQL Developer
14 16 (2.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.96%) HTML
2 27 (3.56%) CSS
3 20 (2.64%) .NET
4 17 (2.24%) jQuery
5 16 (2.11%) HTML5
6 13 (1.72%) Web Services
7 12 (1.58%) AngularJS
8 9 (1.19%) CSS3
9 8 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.06%) Node.js
9 8 (1.06%) RESTful
10 7 (0.92%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.92%) React
10 7 (0.92%) REST
10 7 (0.92%) XML
11 6 (0.79%) LAMP
11 6 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.66%) Laravel
12 5 (0.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (8.18%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.64%) Reference Data
4 16 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 14 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 13 (1.72%) User Experience
7 9 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.19%) Fintech
7 9 (1.19%) LIMS
8 8 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 8 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.06%) PACS
9 7 (0.92%) Data Structures
9 7 (0.92%) e-Health
9 7 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
10 5 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.66%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.40%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.40%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (10.82%) Windows
2 30 (3.96%) Windows 7
3 23 (3.03%) Windows Server
4 12 (1.58%) Windows XP
5 11 (1.45%) Linux
5 11 (1.45%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.06%) Windows 2000
7 6 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.53%) MVS
9 4 (0.53%) Unix
10 2 (0.26%) Android
10 2 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.13%) NetWare
11 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.83%) Business Intelligence
2 102 (13.46%) Project Management
3 76 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (9.89%) ITIL
5 66 (8.71%) PRINCE2
6 51 (6.73%) Migration
7 48 (6.33%) Service Delivery
8 45 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (5.54%) Programme Management
10 41 (5.41%) Performance Management
11 37 (4.88%) Change Management
12 36 (4.75%) Service Management
13 35 (4.62%) Information Governance
14 32 (4.22%) Data Analysis
14 32 (4.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 29 (3.83%) Informatics
16 27 (3.56%) TOGAF
17 26 (3.43%) Analytics
17 26 (3.43%) Data Migration
17 26 (3.43%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 110 (14.51%) SQL
2 41 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 20 (2.64%) C#
4 17 (2.24%) T-SQL
5 15 (1.98%) Java
6 12 (1.58%) PHP
7 8 (1.06%) VBA
8 7 (0.92%) C
9 6 (0.79%) ABAP
10 5 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.53%) C++
11 4 (0.53%) R
11 4 (0.53%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.26%) F#
12 2 (0.26%) Python
12 2 (0.26%) Scala
13 1 (0.13%) Fortran
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.13%) VB
13 1 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (8.71%) Degree
2 42 (5.54%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.90%) CCNA
6 20 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.85%) MCP
9 13 (1.72%) SC Cleared
10 11 (1.45%) MCSE
11 9 (1.19%) CCNP
12 8 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 6 (0.79%) CISM
14 6 (0.79%) CISSP
15 5 (0.66%) ISEB
15 5 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.66%) MCSA
16 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.40%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 31 (4.09%) HL7
3 25 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (2.64%) PMO
5 17 (2.24%) QA
6 14 (1.85%) SLA
7 10 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.92%) GDPR
9 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.40%) GCP
10 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.13%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 52 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.92%) Docker
4 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.40%) XenApp
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.26%) Xen
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) NFS
8 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (1.85%) SCCM
2 7 (0.92%) DameWare
3 4 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.53%) ZENworks
4 3 (0.40%) Nessus
4 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.26%) Ansible
5 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.26%) Puppet
5 2 (0.26%) Rancher
5 2 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.26%) WSUS
6 1 (0.13%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.13%) Kibana
6 1 (0.13%) logstash
6 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 106 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.62%) Cisco
3 34 (4.49%) SAP
4 31 (4.09%) VMware
5 17 (2.24%) Tableau
6 12 (1.58%) Cerner
6 12 (1.58%) HP
7 10 (1.32%) Citrix
8 9 (1.19%) Sophos
9 8 (1.06%) Capita
9 8 (1.06%) McAfee
10 7 (0.92%) Oracle
11 6 (0.79%) LANDesk
12 4 (0.53%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.53%) Progress
12 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.53%) Symantec
13 3 (0.40%) LogRhythm
13 3 (0.40%) Qualys
13 3 (0.40%) Splunk