The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 28 May 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 45 60
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15  
Contract jobs citing NHS 8 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.43% 2.12% 0.85%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 4.00% 6.22% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £359 £218 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +64.94% -36.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £207 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £260 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +17.25% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 200 241 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 35.84% 33.99% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 120 138
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £10.09 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.21 £23.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.08% +24.32%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Hertfordshire

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Hertford - 1 - -
NHS
East of England

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

1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (19.05%) Validation
5 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (14.29%) HL7
6 3 (14.29%) Lorenzo
6 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
7 2 (9.52%) SCCM
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (9.52%) QA
7 2 (9.52%) ITSM
7 2 (9.52%) Service Management
7 2 (9.52%) Project Management
7 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.52%) C#
7 2 (9.52%) Java
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (9.52%) ETL
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Lorenzo
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Developer
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
6 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Change Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Lorenzo Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Change Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Data Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (9.52%) SSIS Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) XML
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (9.52%) ETL
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) ITSM
3 2 (9.52%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C#
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) HL7
2 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
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