Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 291 181
Rank change year-on-year -33 -110 -14
Contract jobs citing NHS 338 366 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.81% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.84% 2.21% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 265 453
London median daily rate £363 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +8.33% -2.52%
10th Percentile £189 £172 £175
90th Percentile £548 £498 £455
England median daily rate £325 £323 £300
% change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 34
London median hourly rate £16.86 £14.27 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.15% -4.08% -0.83%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.80 £11.15
90th Percentile £30.41 £50.62 £22.50
England median hourly rate £17.38 £18.88 £13.70
% change year-on-year -7.95% +37.77% -8.67%

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18382 16529 17361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.06% 36.79% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13171 11709 12204
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £275
90th Percentile £680 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 252 304
London median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £50.00 £49.25
England median hourly rate £20.55 £20.75 £19.08
% change year-on-year -0.96% +8.75% +6.00%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for NHS in London

NHS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +21 80 £425 +25.00% 8
East London -5 13 £223 -6.32% 1
West London -6 13 £205 +24.24% 2
South London -23 13 £313 +4.17%
North London -17 3 £255 -30.61% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for NHS.

1 68 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
2 64 (18.93%) Finance
3 51 (15.09%) SQL
4 47 (13.91%) Project Management
4 47 (13.91%) Microsoft
5 40 (11.83%) ITIL
5 40 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (11.54%) Windows
7 33 (9.76%) Management Information System
8 32 (9.47%) PRINCE2
9 30 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (7.99%) Degree
11 26 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 26 (7.69%) Service Delivery
12 25 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
13 24 (7.10%) Change Management
13 24 (7.10%) Performance Management
14 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (6.80%) Active Directory
15 22 (6.51%) SQL Server
15 22 (6.51%) Electronic Patient Records
16 21 (6.21%) Migration
16 21 (6.21%) Informatics
17 20 (5.92%) Information Governance
18 19 (5.62%) PMO
18 19 (5.62%) HTML
19 18 (5.33%) HL7
19 18 (5.33%) Analytics
20 17 (5.03%) Data Analysis
20 17 (5.03%) Programme Management

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 14 (4.14%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.07%) CMS
3 3 (0.89%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.89%) WordPress
4 2 (0.59%) Apache
4 2 (0.59%) Drupal
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.30%) Confluence
5 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.30%) nginx
5 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) Flinto
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.89%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (0.89%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) GitHub
4 2 (0.59%) PaaS
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.30%) Slack
5 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.96%) DNS
2 9 (2.66%) WAN
3 6 (1.78%) DHCP
3 6 (1.78%) LAN
4 5 (1.48%) 3G
4 5 (1.48%) Firewall
5 4 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.89%) Network Security
6 3 (0.89%) SMS
6 3 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.59%) Intranet
7 2 (0.59%) VoIP
7 2 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.59%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) Internet
8 1 (0.30%) ISDN
8 1 (0.30%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.30%) MPLS
8 1 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.51%) Electronic Patient Records
1 22 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.37%) MS Access
4 8 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.78%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.48%) MySQL
7 3 (0.89%) Power BI
8 2 (0.59%) Big Data
8 2 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.59%) RavenDB
8 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.30%) PerformancePoint
9 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.30%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (2.37%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.07%) JIRA
3 3 (0.89%) JUnit
3 3 (0.89%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.89%) Spock
4 2 (0.59%) Bower
4 2 (0.59%) gulp
5 1 (0.30%) Appium
5 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) Grunt
5 1 (0.30%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.30%) Selenium
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (18.93%) Finance
2 16 (4.73%) Marketing
3 14 (4.14%) Back Office
4 12 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.96%) Electronics
5 10 (2.96%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.07%) Legal
6 7 (2.07%) Publishing
7 6 (1.78%) Law
8 3 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 80 (23.67%) Analyst
2 45 (13.31%) Developer
3 31 (9.17%) Project Manager
4 26 (7.69%) Architect
5 19 (5.62%) Service Analyst
5 19 (5.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (5.03%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (4.73%) Business Analyst
8 15 (4.44%) NHS Project Manager
9 13 (3.85%) Information Analyst
9 13 (3.85%) Senior Manager
10 10 (2.96%) Consultant
10 10 (2.96%) IT Manager
10 10 (2.96%) Programme Manager
10 10 (2.96%) Technical Architect
11 9 (2.66%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.37%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (2.07%) Head of Information
14 6 (1.78%) Service Manager
14 6 (1.78%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.62%) HTML
2 16 (4.73%) CSS
3 12 (3.55%) jQuery
4 9 (2.66%) AngularJS
5 8 (2.37%) HTML5
6 7 (2.07%) .NET
6 7 (2.07%) React
7 6 (1.78%) Node.js
7 6 (1.78%) RESTful
8 5 (1.48%) Sass
9 4 (1.18%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.18%) CSS3
10 3 (0.89%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.89%) JMS
10 3 (0.89%) LAMP
10 3 (0.89%) ODBC
10 3 (0.89%) Redux
10 3 (0.89%) Velocity
11 2 (0.59%) Angular 2
11 2 (0.59%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 30 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.96%) User Experience
5 9 (2.66%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.37%) Fintech
7 7 (2.07%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.07%) e-Health
7 7 (2.07%) LIMS
7 7 (2.07%) PACS
8 5 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.48%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.59%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.54%) Windows
2 13 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.55%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.66%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.37%) Windows 2000
6 5 (1.48%) Linux
7 4 (1.18%) MVS
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.59%) CentOS
8 2 (0.59%) Unix
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) NetWare
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (20.12%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (13.91%) Project Management
3 40 (11.83%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (11.83%) ITIL
4 32 (9.47%) PRINCE2
5 26 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.10%) Change Management
6 24 (7.10%) Performance Management
7 21 (6.21%) Informatics
7 21 (6.21%) Migration
8 20 (5.92%) Information Governance
9 18 (5.33%) Analytics
10 17 (5.03%) Data Analysis
10 17 (5.03%) Programme Management
11 16 (4.73%) SDLC
12 15 (4.44%) Open Source
13 14 (4.14%) Business Analysis
13 14 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (3.85%) Information Security
15 12 (3.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.09%) SQL
2 26 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.66%) C#
3 9 (2.66%) Java
4 8 (2.37%) PHP
4 8 (2.37%) VBA
5 5 (1.48%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.18%) C++
7 3 (0.89%) C
7 3 (0.89%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.59%) F#
8 2 (0.59%) Python
8 2 (0.59%) R
8 2 (0.59%) Scala
9 1 (0.30%) Fortran
9 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.99%) Degree
2 11 (3.25%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.78%) CISM
5 6 (1.78%) CISSP
5 6 (1.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (1.78%) MCP
6 5 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (0.89%) CASP
8 3 (0.89%) CEH
8 3 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (0.89%) DBS Check
8 3 (0.89%) ISEB
8 3 (0.89%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.89%) Security+ Certification
8 3 (0.89%) SSCP
9 2 (0.59%) CCNA
9 2 (0.59%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.62%) PMO
2 18 (5.33%) HL7
3 14 (4.14%) Data Quality
4 11 (3.25%) QA
5 9 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (2.37%) SLA
7 6 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.89%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.59%) GCP
10 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.30%) GDPR
10 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.30%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 23 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.30%) NFS
2 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.18%) SCCM
2 3 (0.89%) Nessus
2 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.59%) DameWare
3 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) Puppet
4 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (3.85%) Tableau
3 10 (2.96%) SAP
4 9 (2.66%) Cerner
4 9 (2.66%) Cisco
5 8 (2.37%) Sophos
6 7 (2.07%) Capita
6 7 (2.07%) McAfee
7 6 (1.78%) VMware
8 5 (1.48%) HP
8 5 (1.48%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.89%) LogRhythm
10 3 (0.89%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.89%) Qualys
10 3 (0.89%) Splunk
11 2 (0.59%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (0.59%) FireEye
11 2 (0.59%) Google
11 2 (0.59%) Lumension