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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
UK / England
Rank 242 160 91
Rank change year-on-year -82 -69  
Contract jobs citing NHS 416 749 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.54% 2.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.14% 4.94% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 548 702
Median daily rate £310 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £165 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.16% +0.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 58 100
Median hourly rate £14.04 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £22.00 £22.50
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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13245 15176 14631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.11% 31.18% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8568 10017 8972
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 501 519 604
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +18.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 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
London -88 140 £305 +1.66% 33
South East -19 58 £206 -36.61% 16
Yorkshire -3 52 £325 +13.04% 12
West Midlands -9 45 £400 +28.00% 6
North West -6 42 £237 +5.33% 9
East of England +7 41 £289 +65.00% 5
South West -17 18 £319 +9.91% 8
East Midlands -29 14 £350 -3.44% 3
North East -19 5 £525 +61.53% 4
NHS
UK

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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

1 168 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
2 161 (18.90%) SQL
3 98 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (11.27%) Microsoft
5 90 (10.56%) Project Management
6 85 (9.98%) Finance
7 82 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
9 71 (8.33%) Windows
9 71 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 61 (7.16%) ITIL
10 61 (7.16%) Security Cleared
11 57 (6.69%) JavaScript
12 55 (6.46%) Migration
12 55 (6.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 55 (6.46%) Degree
13 54 (6.34%) Active Directory
14 53 (6.22%) PRINCE2
15 51 (5.99%) MS Excel
16 50 (5.87%) Information Governance
17 48 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 43 (5.05%) Programme Management
18 43 (5.05%) Data Quality
19 42 (4.93%) Data Analysis
19 42 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
20 40 (4.69%) Change Management
21 39 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
22 37 (4.34%) Performance Management
23 36 (4.23%) MS Office
24 35 (4.11%) Marketing

NHS
Top Related 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 11 (1.29%) Apache
2 10 (1.17%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (0.47%) GroupWise
4 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
4 4 (0.47%) SAS
4 4 (0.47%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.35%) WordPress
6 2 (0.23%) CMS
6 2 (0.23%) Moodle
7 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.12%) Confluence
7 1 (0.12%) Drupal
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.12%) IIS
7 1 (0.12%) Liferay
7 1 (0.12%) OnBase
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 51 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.23%) MS Office
3 16 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.47%) MS Project
6 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.35%) Stata
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.76%) Lorenzo
3 12 (1.41%) SystmOne
4 10 (1.17%) Magento
5 5 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.53%) Office 365
3 8 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.59%) IaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Boomi
5 3 (0.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.12%) Google Play
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.64%) LAN
2 28 (3.29%) WAN
3 23 (2.70%) Firewall
4 21 (2.46%) DNS
5 15 (1.76%) VLAN
6 14 (1.64%) Wireless
7 13 (1.53%) Internet
7 13 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 13 (1.53%) WLAN
8 11 (1.29%) DHCP
8 11 (1.29%) VPN
8 11 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
10 6 (0.70%) SAN
10 6 (0.70%) VoIP
11 5 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (0.47%) MPLS
12 4 (0.47%) Skype
13 3 (0.35%) Intranet
13 3 (0.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (9.15%) Data Warehouse
2 71 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.99%) Electronic Patient Records
6 27 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.11%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.00%) Power BI
9 12 (1.41%) QlikView
9 12 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (1.17%) MS Access
10 10 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (1.06%) Data Mining
11 9 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 8 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.94%) MySQL
12 8 (0.94%) Redis
12 8 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.59%) Big Data
13 5 (0.59%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 17 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 17 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.70%) Grunt
4 6 (0.70%) JMeter
4 6 (0.70%) Selenium
5 4 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.47%) gulp
5 4 (0.47%) HP UFT
5 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (0.47%) SpecFlow
6 3 (0.35%) Sahi
6 3 (0.35%) WATIR
7 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.23%) Bower
7 2 (0.23%) Gradle
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.23%) WebStorm
General
1 85 (9.98%) Finance
2 35 (4.11%) Marketing
3 25 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.58%) Manufacturing
5 21 (2.46%) Electronics
6 10 (1.17%) Law
6 10 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 9 (1.06%) Legal
8 7 (0.82%) Retail
9 6 (0.70%) Local Government
10 3 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Automotive
12 1 (0.12%) Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 196 (23.00%) Analyst
2 122 (14.32%) Developer
3 90 (10.56%) Project Manager
4 33 (3.87%) Architect
5 32 (3.76%) NHS Project Manager
6 30 (3.52%) Information Analyst
7 28 (3.29%) IT Manager
8 25 (2.93%) SQL Developer
9 22 (2.58%) Business Analyst
10 21 (2.46%) Service Analyst
10 21 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
11 20 (2.35%) Data Analyst
11 20 (2.35%) Senior Analyst
11 20 (2.35%) Support Analyst
12 19 (2.23%) Network Engineer
13 18 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 18 (2.11%) Data Warehouse Developer
13 18 (2.11%) Programme Manager
14 17 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 17 (2.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.64%) HTML
2 29 (3.40%) .NET
2 29 (3.40%) CSS
3 18 (2.11%) AngularJS
4 15 (1.76%) jQuery
5 12 (1.41%) ASP.NET
6 10 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 9 (1.06%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.06%) Entity Framework
7 9 (1.06%) XML
8 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (0.94%) Sass
9 7 (0.82%) JSON
9 7 (0.82%) LAPP Stack
10 6 (0.70%) LINQ
10 6 (0.70%) REST
11 5 (0.59%) AutoMapper
11 5 (0.59%) HTML5
11 5 (0.59%) StructureMap
11 5 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 98 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.41%) e-Learning
5 11 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (1.29%) User Experience
6 9 (1.06%) PACS
7 6 (0.70%) Algorithms
7 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.47%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.47%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.47%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.35%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (0.35%) Life Science
9 3 (0.35%) Linked Data
9 3 (0.35%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.23%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.23%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (8.33%) Windows
2 25 (2.93%) Linux
3 23 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.23%) Windows 7
5 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.17%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.59%) Unix
10 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.23%) Android
11 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.12%) CentOS
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (19.72%) Business Intelligence
2 90 (10.56%) Project Management
3 82 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (7.16%) ITIL
5 55 (6.46%) Migration
6 53 (6.22%) PRINCE2
7 50 (5.87%) Information Governance
8 43 (5.05%) Programme Management
9 42 (4.93%) Data Analysis
9 42 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (4.69%) Change Management
11 37 (4.34%) Performance Management
12 32 (3.76%) ETL
13 29 (3.40%) Line Management
14 24 (2.82%) Risk Management
14 24 (2.82%) Service Delivery
14 24 (2.82%) Service Management
15 23 (2.70%) Analytics
16 22 (2.58%) CRM
16 22 (2.58%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 161 (18.90%) SQL
2 57 (6.69%) JavaScript
3 30 (3.52%) T-SQL
4 28 (3.29%) PHP
5 21 (2.46%) Java
6 19 (2.23%) C#
7 8 (0.94%) Python
7 8 (0.94%) TypeScript
7 8 (0.94%) VB
7 8 (0.94%) VBA
8 5 (0.59%) C++
8 5 (0.59%) Ruby
9 4 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (0.47%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.35%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.35%) C
10 3 (0.35%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.23%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.23%) F#
11 2 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (7.16%) Security Cleared
2 55 (6.46%) Degree
3 32 (3.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 24 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (2.00%) CCNA
7 14 (1.64%) MCSE
8 13 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.41%) ISEB
10 10 (1.17%) MCP
10 10 (1.17%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.94%) MCSA
12 7 (0.82%) ECDL
12 7 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.70%) CCNP
14 5 (0.59%) CCA
14 5 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.59%) PMP
15 4 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.05%) Data Quality
2 39 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (3.64%) QA
4 21 (2.46%) HL7
5 19 (2.23%) PMO
6 11 (1.29%) SLA
7 7 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.23%) GDPR
9 1 (0.12%) DICOM
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 54 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.29%) Docker
4 6 (0.70%) NDS
5 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.23%) Firmware
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.06%) Nagios
2 8 (0.94%) SCCM
3 3 (0.35%) Puppet
4 2 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.23%) Grafana
5 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.12%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.12%) Simpana
5 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (11.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (3.64%) Cisco
3 26 (3.05%) VMware
4 23 (2.70%) SAP
5 20 (2.35%) Oracle
6 15 (1.76%) Citrix
7 10 (1.17%) Cerner
7 10 (1.17%) HP
8 9 (1.06%) Splunk
9 8 (0.94%) LANDesk
10 7 (0.82%) Novell
11 6 (0.70%) Dell
12 5 (0.59%) Tableau
13 4 (0.47%) CheckPoint
14 3 (0.35%) Informatica
14 3 (0.35%) Juniper
14 3 (0.35%) NetApp
14 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
15 2 (0.23%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.23%) Toshiba
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
NHS Blood And Transplant
Rate: £46,625 to £57,640 (AfC band 8b) per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £225 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 - £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £190 Per Day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £174.94 - £194.77 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Posted: 7 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Ideal Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Lincolnshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Digital Gurus
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