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 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 225 112
Rank change year-on-year -35 -113  
Contract jobs citing NHS 382 567 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 1.15% 1.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.65% 3.44% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 388 741
Median daily rate £353 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% +3.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £309 £315
% change year-on-year +13.36% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 59 60
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +13.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.49 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £99.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -18.30% +20.33%  

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 14396 16468 16411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.49% 33.32% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9444 10967 10474
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 528 596
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.81 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 June 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 -5 181 £375 +15.38% 38
South East -13 62 £275 -21.42% 17
East of England 0 33 £250 +5.82%
Yorkshire +9 32 £545 +36.12% 12
North West -30 20 £231 +12.68% 7
South West -43 19 £400 +14.28% 3
East Midlands -26 13 £413 +26.92% 11
North East +71 11 £335 -23.42% 2
West Midlands -1 8 £450 +60.71% 6
Midlands +9 1 - - 17
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 172 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
2 141 (17.67%) SQL
3 98 (12.28%) Finance
4 97 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (10.78%) Project Management
6 78 (9.77%) Microsoft
7 73 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
8 72 (9.02%) JavaScript
8 72 (9.02%) Degree
9 68 (8.52%) ITIL
10 64 (8.02%) PRINCE2
11 62 (7.77%) Windows
12 60 (7.52%) SQL Server
13 57 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 54 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
15 52 (6.52%) Security Cleared
16 50 (6.27%) HTML
17 49 (6.14%) Active Directory
18 45 (5.64%) CSS
18 45 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 43 (5.39%) Electronic Patient Records
20 42 (5.26%) Change Management
21 41 (5.14%) Migration
21 41 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
22 40 (5.01%) Data Analysis
22 40 (5.01%) Data Quality
23 39 (4.89%) Information Governance
24 38 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
25 35 (4.39%) Programme Management
25 35 (4.39%) Management Information System

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 13 (1.63%) Apache
2 12 (1.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.00%) nginx
4 6 (0.75%) CMS
5 5 (0.63%) Confluence
5 5 (0.63%) IIS
5 5 (0.63%) SAS
5 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (0.50%) Drupal
7 3 (0.38%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.38%) WordPress
8 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.13%) OnBase
Applications
1 57 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.38%) Stata
8 2 (0.25%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (2.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (2.26%) SystmOne
3 15 (1.88%) Lorenzo
4 8 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.63%) Magento
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.63%) Office 365
3 11 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.88%) GitHub
5 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.38%) Boomi
6 3 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.38%) IaaS
7 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.13%) SaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Slack
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.26%) LAN
2 21 (2.63%) DNS
3 18 (2.26%) WAN
4 15 (1.88%) Wireless
5 13 (1.63%) DHCP
5 13 (1.63%) Firewall
5 13 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (1.25%) VLAN
7 8 (1.00%) WLAN
8 7 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (0.63%) Internet
9 5 (0.63%) SAN
9 5 (0.63%) VoIP
10 4 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.50%) MPLS
10 4 (0.50%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (0.50%) Skype
10 4 (0.50%) VPN
11 3 (0.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
3 45 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (5.39%) Electronic Patient Records
5 34 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.13%) MySQL
8 16 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (1.63%) Power BI
10 9 (1.13%) QlikView
11 8 (1.00%) Big Data
12 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 6 (0.75%) Riak
14 5 (0.63%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.50%) GIS
16 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (3.26%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.00%) JIRA
5 7 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
6 6 (0.75%) gulp
7 5 (0.63%) Grunt
8 4 (0.50%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.50%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.38%) Bower
9 3 (0.38%) Maven
9 3 (0.38%) Mocha
9 3 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.38%) Selenium
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.25%) Hudson
10 2 (0.25%) JMeter
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 98 (12.28%) Finance
2 30 (3.76%) Marketing
3 26 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.51%) Electronics
6 17 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (1.25%) Banking
8 6 (0.75%) Front Office
8 6 (0.75%) Retail
9 5 (0.63%) Law
9 5 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Local Government
10 4 (0.50%) Military
10 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Back Office
11 3 (0.38%) Interactive Media
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 166 (20.80%) Analyst
2 128 (16.04%) Developer
3 79 (9.90%) Project Manager
4 47 (5.89%) Architect
5 30 (3.76%) Business Analyst
6 27 (3.38%) Information Analyst
6 27 (3.38%) NHS Project Manager
6 27 (3.38%) Programme Manager
7 23 (2.88%) IT Manager
8 19 (2.38%) Support Analyst
9 18 (2.26%) Data Analyst
9 18 (2.26%) Service Analyst
10 17 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 17 (2.13%) SQL Developer
11 16 (2.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 15 (1.88%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (1.88%) Network Engineer
12 15 (1.88%) NHS Programme Manager
12 15 (1.88%) Senior Manager
12 15 (1.88%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.27%) HTML
2 45 (5.64%) CSS
3 34 (4.26%) .NET
4 24 (3.01%) AngularJS
5 23 (2.88%) jQuery
6 22 (2.76%) HTML5
7 17 (2.13%) Entity Framework
8 15 (1.88%) .NET Framework
8 15 (1.88%) ASP.NET
9 14 (1.75%) React
10 13 (1.63%) REST
11 12 (1.50%) RESTful
12 11 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
12 11 (1.38%) CSS3
12 11 (1.38%) Web Services
13 10 (1.25%) LAMP
13 10 (1.25%) Symfony
13 10 (1.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (1.13%) Laravel
15 8 (1.00%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.39%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.01%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.75%) User Experience
5 13 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.00%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.00%) e-Learning
8 7 (0.88%) Algorithms
8 7 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 7 (0.88%) Fintech
8 7 (0.88%) Freedom of Information
8 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 6 (0.75%) PACS
10 4 (0.50%) Freedom of Information Act
10 4 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (7.77%) Windows
2 24 (3.01%) Linux
3 21 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.50%) Unix
6 9 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.88%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.25%) AIX
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.13%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) NetWare
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (21.55%) Business Intelligence
2 97 (12.16%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (10.78%) Project Management
4 68 (8.52%) ITIL
5 64 (8.02%) PRINCE2
6 42 (5.26%) Change Management
7 41 (5.14%) Migration
7 41 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 40 (5.01%) Data Analysis
9 39 (4.89%) Information Governance
10 38 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 35 (4.39%) Programme Management
11 35 (4.39%) Service Management
12 31 (3.88%) Performance Management
13 28 (3.51%) Line Management
13 28 (3.51%) Validation
14 25 (3.13%) TOGAF
15 24 (3.01%) ITSM
16 22 (2.76%) Data Management
16 22 (2.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (17.67%) SQL
2 72 (9.02%) JavaScript
3 32 (4.01%) C#
4 25 (3.13%) PHP
5 21 (2.63%) Java
6 20 (2.51%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.75%) Python
8 9 (1.13%) TypeScript
8 9 (1.13%) VBA
9 8 (1.00%) C++
9 8 (1.00%) Scala
10 5 (0.63%) ES6
10 5 (0.63%) R
10 5 (0.63%) Ruby
11 4 (0.50%) C
11 4 (0.50%) F#
12 3 (0.38%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.25%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 2 (0.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 72 (9.02%) Degree
2 52 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 27 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 22 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 16 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.88%) MCSA
9 14 (1.75%) CCNA
10 10 (1.25%) ISEB
11 9 (1.13%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.88%) CCNP
12 7 (0.88%) MCP
13 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.63%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.63%) PMP
14 4 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.01%) Data Quality
2 32 (4.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 27 (3.38%) HL7
4 19 (2.38%) PMO
5 15 (1.88%) QA
6 7 (0.88%) SLA
7 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.13%) BS7799
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.13%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 49 (6.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.38%) Docker
4 4 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.38%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.25%) Xen
7 1 (0.13%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (1.13%) Ansible
2 4 (0.50%) SCCM
3 3 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.38%) DameWare
3 3 (0.38%) SCOM
4 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.25%) Nagios
4 2 (0.25%) Nessus
4 2 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.25%) Puppet
4 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.13%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.13%) Terraform
5 1 (0.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 24 (3.01%) Cisco
3 22 (2.76%) SAP
4 19 (2.38%) VMware
5 16 (2.01%) Oracle
6 13 (1.63%) Cerner
7 11 (1.38%) HP
8 9 (1.13%) LANDesk
9 7 (0.88%) Citrix
10 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
10 6 (0.75%) Dell
11 5 (0.63%) Infoflex
11 5 (0.63%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.50%) Splunk
12 4 (0.50%) Tableau
13 3 (0.38%) Google
13 3 (0.38%) Palo Alto
13 3 (0.38%) Pega
13 3 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.38%) Veeam
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