Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 24 November 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 43 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing NHS 29 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.46% 2.66% 4.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.18% 9.29% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 11
Kent median daily rate £221 £275 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +27.91% -4.44%
10th Percentile £102 £122 £133
90th Percentile £244 £397 £369
South East median daily rate £228 £250 £275
% change year-on-year -9.00% -9.09% -5.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% +68.00% -
South East median hourly rate £18.55 £21.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -11.65% +61.54% +15.22%

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 Kent with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 220 140 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 41.43% 28.69% 31.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 99 100
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -1.75% +7.34%
10th Percentile £120 £142 £198
90th Percentile £543 £540 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 22
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.33% +23.53% -43.33%
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -13.04% +17.95% +20.67%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Kent

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Kent

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in Kent

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Kent

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in Kent over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in Kent

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Kent region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Dartford 0 3 £223 +87.37%
Tonbridge - 3 £193 -
Maidstone -12 1 £224 - 1
NHS
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for NHS.

1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (20.69%) Wireless
3 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (20.69%) Degree
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
4 5 (17.24%) CCNA
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) SMS
5 4 (13.79%) ITIL
5 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) SDLC
6 3 (10.34%) Windows
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (10.34%) ETL
7 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 2 (6.90%) QlikView
7 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Informatics
8 1 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (3.45%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
8 1 (3.45%) WCF
8 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Wireless
2 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) SMS
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (20.69%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) QlikView
4 1 (3.45%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) NHS Trainer
2 5 (17.24%) Trainer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Healthcare Trainer
3 4 (13.79%) LAN Specialist
3 4 (13.79%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (10.34%) ETL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Technician
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) NHS IT Trainer
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) SSIS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) e-Learning
1 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
1 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
1 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
2 3 (10.34%) ETL
2 3 (10.34%) SDLC
3 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Informatics
4 1 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.45%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Structured Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) CCNA
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft