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 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
South East / Kent
Rank 21 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs citing NHS 21 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.72% 3.40% 1.53%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.75% 13.64% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Median daily rate £153 £168 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.95% -46.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £209 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +2.08% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -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 Kent with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 112 110 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 41.18% 24.94% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 76 27
Median daily rate £338 £356 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +58.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £210 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £505 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £22.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -41.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £30.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -36.66% +62.16%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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 3 months to 22 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
Maidstone +5 5 £145 +11.53%
Dartford - 2 £110 -
NHS
South East

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 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 Kent region with a requirement for NHS.

1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
1 8 (34.78%) Change Management
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) MCSA
3 6 (26.09%) High Availability
4 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.70%) LAN
6 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
6 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (8.70%) Publishing
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Data Entry
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (4.35%) Brocade
7 1 (4.35%) Statistics
7 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008

NHS
Top Related 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 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Architect
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Architect
3 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Technician
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Change Management
2 6 (26.09%) High Availability
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Data Entry
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) e-GIF
6 1 (4.35%) Information Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) MCSA
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Brocade