Period
to

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 28 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 135 187
Rank change year-on-year -16 +52 +116
Contract jobs citing NHS 1,266 1,002 528
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.78% 1.96% 1.45%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 5.47% 6.31% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 711 301
10th Percentile £154 £143 £135
25th Percentile £205 £213 £200
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £325 £285
Median % change year-on-year - +14.04% -17.39%
75th Percentile £463 £476 £425
90th Percentile £555 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £338 £336 £285
% change year-on-year +0.37% +17.98% -15.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 112 93
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.75 £12.42
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.97 £14.10
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% -10.26% +36.55%
75th Percentile £28.50 £24.61 £28.25
90th Percentile £38.95 £30.23 £31.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +26.47% -10.53% +34.42%

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,153 15,872 11,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.51% 31.05% 31.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,607 10,734 7,623
10th Percentile £313 £300 £265
25th Percentile £438 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £675 £619 £601
90th Percentile £775 £713 £715
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 588 416
10th Percentile £14.40 £12.21 £12.61
25th Percentile £17.56 £16.00 £16.19
Median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% - +19.05%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.63 £46.88
90th Percentile £67.42 £60.00 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +19.88%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for NHS in England

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in England

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for NHS in England

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NHS in England over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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 28 June 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
North of England -13 350 £306 -12.46% 49
London -47 330 £375 -4.46% 59
Yorkshire -11 165 £380 -30.91% 28
North West -19 160 £300 +4.35% 16
Midlands +25 156 £300 +5.26% 25
South East -13 143 £261 -19.69% 36
South West +20 100 £278 -20.71% 17
West Midlands +10 87 £358 +25.44% 20
East Midlands +23 69 £225 +5.88% 5
East of England -62 67 £198 -3.66% 18
North East +14 29 £240 -23.69% 5
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for NHS.

1 361 (28.52%) Public Sector
2 179 (14.14%) Social Skills
3 176 (13.90%) Microsoft
4 161 (12.72%) Windows
5 159 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
6 153 (12.09%) Agile
7 141 (11.14%) SQL
8 128 (10.11%) Project Management
9 124 (9.79%) Finance
10 111 (8.77%) Migration
11 102 (8.06%) Programme Management
12 100 (7.90%) PRINCE2
13 99 (7.82%) ITIL
14 95 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
15 94 (7.42%) Azure
15 94 (7.42%) Active Directory
16 92 (7.27%) Electronic Patient Records
17 90 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 79 (6.24%) Change Management
19 75 (5.92%) Telecoms
20 74 (5.85%) Windows 10
21 73 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
22 65 (5.13%) SAP
23 63 (4.98%) DevOps
24 62 (4.90%) SQL Server
25 60 (4.74%) Marketing
26 59 (4.66%) Manufacturing
26 59 (4.66%) Electronics
26 59 (4.66%) Digital Marketing
27 58 (4.58%) Power Platform

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 38 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.58%) MS Exchange
3 11 (0.87%) Confluence
4 7 (0.55%) IIS
5 5 (0.39%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.32%) Apache
6 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.32%) SAS
7 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.16%) nginx
7 2 (0.16%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.079%) CMS
8 1 (0.079%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.079%) Moodle
8 1 (0.079%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.079%) uWSGI
Applications
1 73 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (3.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.32%) SPSS
7 1 (0.079%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.079%) Revit
7 1 (0.079%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (1.18%) Cerner Millennium
2 10 (0.79%) SystmOne
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.16%) HealthRoster
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 95 (7.50%) Microsoft 365
2 94 (7.42%) Azure
3 58 (4.58%) Power Platform
4 54 (4.27%) AWS
5 17 (1.34%) Serverless
6 13 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
7 12 (0.95%) Slack
8 10 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (0.79%) Azure DevOps
9 9 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 7 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.39%) PowerApps
11 5 (0.39%) SaaS
12 4 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.32%) AWS KMS
12 4 (0.32%) GCP
12 4 (0.32%) IaaS
12 4 (0.32%) Miro
12 4 (0.32%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.63%) LAN
2 33 (2.61%) WAN
3 25 (1.97%) Firewall
4 20 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
5 18 (1.42%) DNS
6 16 (1.26%) DHCP
6 16 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 16 (1.26%) Wireless
7 11 (0.87%) VoIP
8 10 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 10 (0.79%) WLAN
9 9 (0.71%) Internet
9 9 (0.71%) VPN
10 8 (0.63%) SAN
11 7 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (0.55%) OSPF
12 6 (0.47%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (0.47%) EIGRP
12 6 (0.47%) VLAN
13 5 (0.39%) Anycast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (7.27%) Electronic Patient Records
2 62 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 56 (4.42%) Power BI
4 30 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.03%) Tableau
9 10 (0.79%) DynamoDB
9 10 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.55%) NoSQL
10 7 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.47%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.24%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.24%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.24%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 18 (1.42%) JIRA
2 17 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.03%) GitLab
3 13 (1.03%) Selenium
4 12 (0.95%) Jenkins
5 9 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.63%) JMeter
7 6 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.24%) Hudson
9 3 (0.24%) JUnit
9 3 (0.24%) NeoLoad
9 3 (0.24%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.16%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.16%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.16%) Maven
10 2 (0.16%) Mockito
10 2 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 361 (28.52%) Public Sector
2 179 (14.14%) Social Skills
3 124 (9.79%) Finance
4 75 (5.92%) Telecoms
5 60 (4.74%) Marketing
6 59 (4.66%) Electronics
6 59 (4.66%) Manufacturing
7 51 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
9 21 (1.66%) Influencing Skills
10 17 (1.34%) Local Government
10 17 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 17 (1.34%) Retail
11 16 (1.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 16 (1.26%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
13 11 (0.87%) Publishing
14 9 (0.71%) Tech for Good
15 8 (0.63%) Law
16 6 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 222 (17.54%) Analyst
2 171 (13.51%) Project Manager
3 96 (7.58%) Developer
4 55 (4.34%) Business Analyst
5 45 (3.55%) NHS Project Manager
5 45 (3.55%) Programme Manager
6 41 (3.24%) Architect
7 38 (3.00%) IT Support
8 37 (2.92%) Data Analyst
9 35 (2.76%) IT Manager
9 35 (2.76%) Support Engineer
10 33 (2.61%) IT Technician
11 32 (2.53%) Network Engineer
11 32 (2.53%) Service Analyst
12 29 (2.29%) Service Desk Analyst
13 27 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
14 25 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
14 25 (1.97%) Service Manager
15 23 (1.82%) Support Technician
16 22 (1.74%) NHS Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.16%) .NET
2 19 (1.50%) CSS
2 19 (1.50%) HTML
3 18 (1.42%) React
4 15 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 15 (1.18%) Web Services
5 12 (0.95%) RESTful
6 11 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 11 (0.87%) HTML5
6 11 (0.87%) Spring
6 11 (0.87%) Spring Boot
7 10 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (0.71%) REST
9 7 (0.55%) FHIR
9 7 (0.55%) SOAP
9 7 (0.55%) XML
10 6 (0.47%) Node.js
11 5 (0.39%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.32%) JSON
12 4 (0.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 52 (4.11%) Management Information System
2 29 (2.29%) LIMS
3 26 (2.05%) Legacy Systems
4 23 (1.82%) PACS
5 18 (1.42%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (1.11%) e-Health
7 14 (1.11%) User Experience
8 11 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 11 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.55%) SystemC
11 6 (0.47%) Clustering
11 6 (0.47%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.39%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.39%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 161 (12.72%) Windows
2 74 (5.85%) Windows 10
3 29 (2.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (1.66%) Linux
5 17 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.71%) Apple iOS
7 9 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.55%) Unix
9 5 (0.39%) Android
9 5 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.24%) VMS
12 1 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
2 153 (12.09%) Agile
3 128 (10.11%) Project Management
4 111 (8.77%) Migration
5 102 (8.06%) Programme Management
6 100 (7.90%) PRINCE2
7 99 (7.82%) ITIL
8 90 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (6.24%) Change Management
10 63 (4.98%) DevOps
11 59 (4.66%) Digital Marketing
12 52 (4.11%) Business Case
13 48 (3.79%) Service Management
14 46 (3.63%) Informatics
14 46 (3.63%) Project Delivery
15 41 (3.24%) Data Migration
15 41 (3.24%) Information Governance
16 40 (3.16%) Problem-Solving
17 38 (3.00%) Cybersecurity
18 36 (2.84%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 141 (11.14%) SQL
2 57 (4.50%) Python
3 29 (2.29%) C#
4 25 (1.97%) Java
5 23 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 20 (1.58%) PowerShell
7 17 (1.34%) T-SQL
8 11 (0.87%) C
9 7 (0.55%) Groovy
10 6 (0.47%) R
11 4 (0.32%) PHP
11 4 (0.32%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.24%) C++
12 3 (0.24%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 3 (0.24%) Ruby
12 3 (0.24%) VBA
13 2 (0.16%) Perl
13 2 (0.16%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.16%) Scala
14 1 (0.079%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (4.27%) Degree
2 42 (3.32%) Security Cleared
3 31 (2.45%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 22 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.71%) CCNA
8 9 (0.71%) CISSP
8 9 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (0.63%) CISM
9 8 (0.63%) MCITP
10 7 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 6 (0.47%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.39%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.39%) MCSE
13 4 (0.32%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.40%) Data Quality
2 36 (2.84%) PMO
3 23 (1.82%) QA
4 22 (1.74%) SLA
5 21 (1.66%) HL7
6 14 (1.11%) GDPR
7 12 (0.95%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 10 (0.79%) Accessibility
9 10 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.32%) DICOM
10 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.24%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.16%) COBIT
12 2 (0.16%) LOINC
13 1 (0.079%) CDISC
13 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.079%) NCSC
13 1 (0.079%) NIST
13 1 (0.079%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (7.42%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.42%) Docker
4 11 (0.87%) vSphere
5 7 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (0.47%) vCloud
7 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.16%) NFS
8 2 (0.16%) Postfix
8 2 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.079%) LXC
9 1 (0.079%) XenApp
9 1 (0.079%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (3.40%) Terraform
2 42 (3.32%) SCCM
3 16 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (1.03%) Kubernetes
5 10 (0.79%) Ansible
6 5 (0.39%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.16%) DameWare
8 2 (0.16%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.16%) OPNET
8 2 (0.16%) Simpana
8 2 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.16%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.16%) WSUS
8 2 (0.16%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 176 (13.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (5.13%) SAP
3 56 (4.42%) Cisco
4 44 (3.48%) VMware
5 37 (2.92%) Cerner
6 27 (2.13%) Brio
7 17 (1.34%) HP
8 14 (1.11%) Oracle
9 12 (0.95%) Databricks
9 12 (0.95%) Splunk
10 8 (0.63%) Dell
10 8 (0.63%) ServiceNow
11 7 (0.55%) Veeam
12 6 (0.47%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.47%) IBM
13 5 (0.39%) Adobe
13 5 (0.39%) Citrix
13 5 (0.39%) Infoflex
13 5 (0.39%) SolarWinds
14 4 (0.32%) Avaya