The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 28 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)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 48 51
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3  
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.14% 2.07% 1.88%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.11% 6.41% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 7
Median daily rate £230 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £183 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.30% +26.78%  

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 161 156 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 36.67% 32.30% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 67 86
Median daily rate £450 £300 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -21.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 58 23
Median hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.77% +4.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Essex

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Essex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Essex

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Essex

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Basildon +4 1 £275 +10.00%
Thurrock - 1 £138 -
NHS
East of England

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

1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
1 4 (22.22%) Contract Management
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (16.67%) VLAN
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) DameWare
3 2 (11.11%) Scorecard
4 1 (5.56%) PMO
4 1 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (5.56%) PDA
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support
2 3 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Clinical Coder
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) NHS Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.56%) PMO Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Clinical Coder
4 1 (5.56%) Senior NHS Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Coordinator
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
1 1 (5.56%) LIMS
1 1 (5.56%) PACS
1 1 (5.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Contract Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 2 (11.11%) Scorecard
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Analytics
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) System Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) DameWare
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec
2 1 (5.56%) VMware