Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 298 182
Rank change year-on-year -29 -116 -20
Contract jobs citing NHS 334 319 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.72% 0.78% 1.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.89% 2.16% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 237 454
London median daily rate £350 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £200 £176 £186
90th Percentile £545 £500 £450
England median daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 37
London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.04 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.81% +0.25% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £22.95 £22.60 £22.70
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.05 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.66% +10.69% -

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 17,650 14,763 16,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.89% 36.29% 37.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,836 10,346 11,705
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £309 £300 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
England median daily rate £458 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.57% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 258 267
London median hourly rate £22.26 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.08% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.28 £51.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £22.35 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% - +14.29%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 -14 69 £320 -8.57% 19
South London -35 14 £375 +30.43% 5
West London -29 10 £245 +11.36% 17
East London -13 7 £250 +4.06% 4
North London -12 5 £255 -22.73% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for NHS.

1 63 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (15.87%) Project Management
3 51 (15.27%) Finance
4 48 (14.37%) Microsoft
5 47 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (11.98%) SQL
6 40 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (10.78%) Management Information System
8 35 (10.48%) ITIL
9 34 (10.18%) PRINCE2
10 33 (9.88%) Degree
11 32 (9.58%) PMO
12 31 (9.28%) Change Management
13 28 (8.38%) SQL Server
13 28 (8.38%) Analytics
14 26 (7.78%) Windows
15 23 (6.89%) Information Governance
15 23 (6.89%) Electronic Patient Records
16 22 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
16 22 (6.59%) Service Delivery
17 21 (6.29%) Migration
17 21 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
17 21 (6.29%) Security Cleared
18 20 (5.99%) Data Quality
18 20 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
19 19 (5.69%) HL7
19 19 (5.69%) DevOps
20 17 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
21 16 (4.79%) Active Directory
21 16 (4.79%) Stakeholder 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 8 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.50%) CMS
3 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.90%) WordPress
4 2 (0.60%) Apache
4 2 (0.60%) Confluence
4 2 (0.60%) Drupal
4 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.60%) JBoss
4 2 (0.60%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (6.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (5.99%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.10%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) SystmOne
2 2 (0.60%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.30%) Magento
3 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.50%) Office 365
4 3 (0.90%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.60%) PaaS
5 2 (0.60%) Route 53
5 2 (0.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.19%) WAN
2 12 (3.59%) Wireless
3 9 (2.69%) Firewall
3 9 (2.69%) LAN
4 6 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.20%) IPsec
5 4 (1.20%) Network Security
5 4 (1.20%) VoIP
6 3 (0.90%) 3G
6 3 (0.90%) BGP
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (0.90%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (0.90%) DHCP
6 3 (0.90%) DNS
6 3 (0.90%) Intranet
6 3 (0.90%) OSPF
6 3 (0.90%) SMS
6 3 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.60%) Internet
7 2 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.89%) Electronic Patient Records
3 21 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.29%) Power BI
5 11 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (2.10%) MS Access
8 6 (1.80%) Big Data
8 6 (1.80%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.50%) MySQL
10 4 (1.20%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (0.90%) Data Mart
11 3 (0.90%) HDInsight
11 3 (0.90%) QlikView
11 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.10%) JIRA
3 4 (1.20%) JUnit
3 4 (1.20%) Spock
4 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.30%) Bower
5 1 (0.30%) Grunt
5 1 (0.30%) gulp
5 1 (0.30%) Maven
5 1 (0.30%) PhpStorm
5 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (15.27%) Finance
2 13 (3.89%) Marketing
3 11 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.10%) Back Office
4 7 (2.10%) Publishing
4 7 (2.10%) Retail
5 6 (1.80%) Electronics
5 6 (1.80%) Law
5 6 (1.80%) Legal
5 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 88 (26.35%) Analyst
2 38 (11.38%) Developer
3 32 (9.58%) Project Manager
4 27 (8.08%) Senior Analyst
5 24 (7.19%) Architect
6 23 (6.89%) Business Analyst
7 16 (4.79%) Network Engineer
8 14 (4.19%) Technical Architect
9 13 (3.89%) NHS Project Manager
9 13 (3.89%) Service Analyst
9 13 (3.89%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (3.29%) IT Manager
11 10 (2.99%) Information Analyst
12 9 (2.69%) IT Project Manager
12 9 (2.69%) IT Technician
12 9 (2.69%) Programme Manager
12 9 (2.69%) Senior NHS Analyst
12 9 (2.69%) Service Desk Technician
13 8 (2.40%) NHS Business Analyst
13 8 (2.40%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.29%) .NET
2 7 (2.10%) CSS
2 7 (2.10%) HTML
3 5 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.20%) JMS
4 4 (1.20%) jQuery
4 4 (1.20%) MDX
4 4 (1.20%) RESTful
4 4 (1.20%) Sass
4 4 (1.20%) Velocity
5 3 (0.90%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.90%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.90%) Web Services
6 2 (0.60%) Ajax
6 2 (0.60%) Browserify
6 2 (0.60%) CSS3
6 2 (0.60%) Itk
6 2 (0.60%) LAMP
6 2 (0.60%) LDAP
6 2 (0.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (10.78%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.89%) Reference Data
4 12 (3.59%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.40%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
7 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.20%) Fintech
7 4 (1.20%) PACS
7 4 (1.20%) User Experience
8 3 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.90%) e-Health
8 3 (0.90%) Freedom of Information Act
8 3 (0.90%) iPad
8 3 (0.90%) iPhone
8 3 (0.90%) LIMS
9 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.60%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.78%) Windows
2 11 (3.29%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.40%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.10%) Linux
5 5 (1.50%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.50%) Windows 2000
5 5 (1.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.20%) MVS
6 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) CentOS
8 2 (0.60%) Unix
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.30%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (18.86%) Business Intelligence
2 53 (15.87%) Project Management
3 47 (14.07%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (10.48%) ITIL
5 34 (10.18%) PRINCE2
6 31 (9.28%) Change Management
7 28 (8.38%) Analytics
8 23 (6.89%) Information Governance
9 22 (6.59%) Service Delivery
10 21 (6.29%) Migration
11 19 (5.69%) DevOps
12 16 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (4.49%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.49%) Performance Management
13 15 (4.49%) Programme Management
13 15 (4.49%) Statistics
14 14 (4.19%) Business Analysis
15 13 (3.89%) Data Modelling
16 12 (3.59%) CRM
16 12 (3.59%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.98%) SQL
2 12 (3.59%) C#
3 11 (3.29%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.69%) Java
6 6 (1.80%) VBA
7 5 (1.50%) PHP
8 3 (0.90%) C
8 3 (0.90%) C++
9 2 (0.60%) Python
10 1 (0.30%) Fortran
10 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.30%) R
10 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.30%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (9.88%) Degree
2 21 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 6 (1.80%) ISEB
4 6 (1.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.50%) CCNP
5 5 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.90%) PMP
7 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CISMP
8 2 (0.60%) CISSP
8 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.60%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.30%) CLAS
9 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.58%) PMO
2 20 (5.99%) Data Quality
3 19 (5.69%) HL7
4 12 (3.59%) QA
5 9 (2.69%) SLA
6 8 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (1.50%) GDPR
8 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.60%) GCP
11 1 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.30%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 16 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) Docker
3 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) NFS
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.10%) SCCM
2 3 (0.90%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (0.90%) Puppet
2 3 (0.90%) Terraform
2 3 (0.90%) TrustSec
3 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.30%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Kibana
4 1 (0.30%) logstash
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.30%) Nagios
4 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 48 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.99%) Cisco
3 9 (2.69%) Tableau
4 8 (2.40%) Sophos
5 7 (2.10%) Capita
5 7 (2.10%) VMware
6 6 (1.80%) Oracle
6 6 (1.80%) SAP
7 5 (1.50%) Cerner
7 5 (1.50%) Mitel
8 4 (1.20%) Citrix
8 4 (1.20%) FireEye
8 4 (1.20%) HP
9 3 (0.90%) Adobe
9 3 (0.90%) Dell
9 3 (0.90%) Fortinet
9 3 (0.90%) McAfee
9 3 (0.90%) Progress
10 2 (0.60%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.30%) SonicWALL