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 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.

National Health Service (NHS)
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 46 37
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9  
Contract jobs citing NHS 13 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.22% 1.54% 3.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.07% 5.04% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 10
Median daily rate £260 £175 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.57% -41.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £148 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £220 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +0.91% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £12.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -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 Essex with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 184 139 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 45.54% 30.55% 28.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 72 65
Median daily rate £335 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £685 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 17
Median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -49.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £12.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Basildon - 5 £290 -
NHS
East of England

NHS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

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

1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (21.05%) Contract Management
3 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.79%) VLAN
3 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.53%) Scorecard
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server

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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) GroupWise
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) Internet
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support
2 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) NHS Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 2 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Clinical Coder
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) NHS Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Clinical Coder
4 1 (5.26%) Senior NHS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) LIMS
2 1 (5.26%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Contract Management
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Programme Management
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Resource Management
3 2 (10.53%) Scorecard
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Data Entry
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) NDS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) Novell
3 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.26%) VMware