Period
to 26 February 2020

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 6 months to 26 February 2020 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)
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 91 69
Rank change year-on-year +82 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing NHS 63 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.66% 0.71% 2.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 27.27% 2.14% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 9
Essex median daily rate £225 £265 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.09% +15.22% -22.03%
10th Percentile £138 £153 £129
90th Percentile £333 £391 £345
East of England median daily rate £260 £214 £250
% change year-on-year +21.46% -14.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 0 1
Essex median hourly rate £31.00 - £11.33
10th Percentile £20.36 - £10.16
90th Percentile £31.50 - £12.49
East of England median hourly rate £31.00 £17.38 £11.33
% change year-on-year +78.42% +53.42% -6.02%

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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 231 280 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.09% 33.02% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 152 183
Essex median daily rate £450 £500 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -2.44% +46.43%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £300
90th Percentile £588 £600 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 10 16
Essex median hourly rate £31.00 £16.63 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.47% -62.00% +19.63%
10th Percentile £18.00 £12.55 £14.80
90th Percentile £31.50 £48.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £24.70 £19.25 £26.50
% change year-on-year +28.31% -27.36% +26.19%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 6 months to 26 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Essex over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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
Basildon +5 12 £300 -2.44% 2
Chelmsford - 4 £188 -
Colchester - 3 - - 1
NHS
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 Essex region with a requirement for NHS.

1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) Windows 10
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
4 7 (11.11%) SQL
4 7 (11.11%) Public Sector
5 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 5 (7.94%) Service Management
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
6 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (6.35%) Information Governance
7 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
7 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
7 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
7 4 (6.35%) Firewall
8 3 (4.76%) ITSM
8 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Change Management
8 3 (4.76%) Local Government
8 3 (4.76%) Civica
8 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
8 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (4.76%) Delphi
8 3 (4.76%) Java
8 3 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.76%) Test Planning

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 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) Firewall
2 1 (1.59%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (11.11%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 12 (19.05%) Field Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Information Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.17%) Business Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Developer
6 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) IT Support
6 2 (3.17%) Junior
6 2 (3.17%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) NHS Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.59%) iPad
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.59%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 23 (36.51%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.52%) Project Management
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.94%) Service Management
3 4 (6.35%) Information Governance
4 3 (4.76%) Change Management
4 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (4.76%) ITSM
4 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.76%) Test Planning
4 3 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.17%) Migration
5 2 (3.17%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.59%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.59%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) SQL
2 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.76%) Delphi
4 3 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) CCNA
1 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (3.17%) MCSE
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) CCNP
2 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PMO
2 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) Civica
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco
3 2 (3.17%) Sophos
4 1 (1.59%) Apple
4 1 (1.59%) HP