Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 388 335 312
Rank change year-on-year -53 -23 -132
Contract jobs citing NHS 259 336 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.72% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 1.81% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 242 261
London median daily rate £370 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +8.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £192 £185 £170
90th Percentile £589 £550 £500
England median daily rate £363 £325 £318
% change year-on-year +11.54% +2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 18
London median hourly rate £14.04 £16.86 £14.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.74% +18.15% -9.41%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.81 £11.80
90th Percentile £37.42 £30.41 £50.62
England median hourly rate £15.43 £16.94 £18.38
% change year-on-year -8.92% -7.84% +32.67%

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 17,854 18,603 16,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.40% 39.61% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,862 13,292 11,964
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 241 255
London median hourly rate £23.69 £21.40 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.70% +12.45% -4.85%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £11.84
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £49.80
England median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.80% - +5.26%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -54 52 £375 -11.76% 18
South London +3 29 £475 +143.59% 3
West London 0 17 £261 +27.32% 9
East London -28 8 £215 -3.37% 11
North London 0 7 £255 -
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 49 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.06%) Finance
4 37 (14.29%) SQL
5 35 (13.51%) Project Management
6 31 (11.97%) Retail
7 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
8 25 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (9.65%) Security Cleared
8 25 (9.65%) PMO
9 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
10 21 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
11 19 (7.34%) Web Services
11 19 (7.34%) Change Management
11 19 (7.34%) DevOps
12 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (6.56%) Jenkins
12 17 (6.56%) Information Governance
12 17 (6.56%) Migration
12 17 (6.56%) SLA
12 17 (6.56%) ITIL
13 16 (6.18%) XML
13 16 (6.18%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.18%) Java
13 16 (6.18%) Docker
14 15 (5.79%) Coaching
14 15 (5.79%) Management Information System
14 15 (5.79%) Validation
15 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.41%) Electronic Patient Records

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 (3.09%) SAS
1 8 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.54%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.16%) CMS
3 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.77%) IIS
4 2 (0.77%) JBoss
5 1 (0.39%) Apache
5 1 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.39%) Captiva
5 1 (0.39%) Documentum
5 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Lorenzo
1 2 (0.77%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.32%) GitHub
5 5 (1.93%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.54%) Route 53
6 4 (1.54%) SaaS
7 3 (1.16%) IaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.77%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.77%) PaaS
8 2 (0.77%) Slack
9 1 (0.39%) Office 365
9 1 (0.39%) Trello
9 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.86%) Wireless
2 7 (2.70%) Firewall
2 7 (2.70%) VPN
3 6 (2.32%) DNS
4 4 (1.54%) DHCP
5 3 (1.16%) IPsec
5 3 (1.16%) LAN
5 3 (1.16%) Network Security
5 3 (1.16%) SSL
5 3 (1.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.77%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (0.77%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.77%) SMS
7 1 (0.39%) 2G
7 1 (0.39%) 3G
7 1 (0.39%) Intranet
7 1 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.39%) TETRA
7 1 (0.39%) VoIP
7 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.65%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.41%) Electronic Patient Records
3 11 (4.25%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.09%) Power BI
6 7 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.93%) MySQL
7 5 (1.93%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.54%) QlikView
9 3 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.39%) Big Data
11 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.39%) HBase
11 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (6.56%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.63%) JUnit
3 11 (4.25%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.86%) JIRA
5 9 (3.47%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.70%) Maven
7 6 (2.32%) Selenium
8 5 (1.93%) Gatling
8 5 (1.93%) Geb
9 4 (1.54%) DbUnit
9 4 (1.54%) GitLab
9 4 (1.54%) jMock
9 4 (1.54%) Mockito
10 3 (1.16%) Artifactory
10 3 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.77%) JHipster
11 2 (0.77%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.77%) Protractor
11 2 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (15.06%) Finance
2 31 (11.97%) Retail
3 7 (2.70%) Electronics
3 7 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.70%) Marketing
3 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.93%) Law
5 4 (1.54%) Legal
6 3 (1.16%) Local Government
6 3 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 46 (17.76%) Analyst
2 34 (13.13%) Developer
3 29 (11.20%) Project Manager
4 19 (7.34%) Architect
5 12 (4.63%) Business Analyst
6 10 (3.86%) Consultant
6 10 (3.86%) Data Analyst
6 10 (3.86%) Network Engineer
7 9 (3.47%) Administrator
7 9 (3.47%) Information Analyst
7 9 (3.47%) NHS Project Manager
8 7 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (2.70%) Information Manager
8 7 (2.70%) IT Manager
9 6 (2.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (2.32%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (2.32%) Java Developer
9 6 (2.32%) Python Developer
10 5 (1.93%) Governance Manager
10 5 (1.93%) Information Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.34%) Web Services
2 16 (6.18%) XML
3 10 (3.86%) .NET
4 9 (3.47%) JSON
5 8 (3.09%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.09%) Spring
6 7 (2.70%) REST
6 7 (2.70%) RESTful
7 5 (1.93%) CSS
7 5 (1.93%) EDI
7 5 (1.93%) J2EE
7 5 (1.93%) SOAP
8 4 (1.54%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.54%) HTML
8 4 (1.54%) PowerMock
8 4 (1.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.16%) .NET Core
9 3 (1.16%) CSS3
9 3 (1.16%) Flask
9 3 (1.16%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.79%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.63%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.09%) LIMS
4 8 (3.09%) PACS
5 7 (2.70%) e-Health
6 6 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.32%) User Experience
7 4 (1.54%) Linked Data
8 3 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.77%) iPad
9 2 (0.77%) iPhone
9 2 (0.77%) Life Science
9 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.02%) Windows
2 6 (2.32%) Linux
2 6 (2.32%) Windows 10
2 6 (2.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) CentOS
5 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
2 46 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (13.51%) Project Management
4 19 (7.34%) Change Management
4 19 (7.34%) DevOps
5 17 (6.56%) Information Governance
5 17 (6.56%) ITIL
5 17 (6.56%) Migration
6 16 (6.18%) PRINCE2
7 15 (5.79%) Coaching
7 15 (5.79%) Validation
8 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.02%) Data Science
10 12 (4.63%) Analytics
10 12 (4.63%) Data Protection
10 12 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (4.63%) Programme Management
10 12 (4.63%) Service Delivery
11 11 (4.25%) Data Migration
11 11 (4.25%) Informatics
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.29%) SQL
2 16 (6.18%) Java
3 10 (3.86%) JavaScript
3 10 (3.86%) Python
4 5 (1.93%) C++
4 5 (1.93%) Groovy
4 5 (1.93%) PHP
5 4 (1.54%) C#
5 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.16%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.77%) Java 8
7 2 (0.77%) Perl
7 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.77%) R
7 2 (0.77%) Scala
7 2 (0.77%) XPath
8 1 (0.39%) CFML
8 1 (0.39%) ES6
8 1 (0.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 25 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.25%) Degree
4 8 (3.09%) ISEB
5 6 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.93%) CCNA
6 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.54%) CCNP
7 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) APMP
9 2 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.77%) CCSE
9 2 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.77%) MCSE
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.65%) PMO
2 17 (6.56%) SLA
3 13 (5.02%) Data Quality
4 11 (4.25%) HL7
5 10 (3.86%) QA
6 8 (3.09%) GDPR
7 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (6.18%) Docker
2 9 (3.47%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.93%) vSphere
4 4 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.25%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.47%) Terraform
3 5 (1.93%) Ansible
4 4 (1.54%) SCCM
5 3 (1.16%) Puppet
5 3 (1.16%) Sysdig
6 2 (0.77%) FreeIPA
6 2 (0.77%) Grafana
6 2 (0.77%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.39%) Consul
7 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.39%) Kibana
7 1 (0.39%) OpenView
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Packer
7 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (11.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.47%) Cerner
3 8 (3.09%) SAP
4 7 (2.70%) Cisco
4 7 (2.70%) VMware
5 5 (1.93%) Tableau
6 4 (1.54%) Sophos
7 3 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.16%) HP
8 2 (0.77%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (0.77%) Citrix
8 2 (0.77%) Forcepoint
8 2 (0.77%) Infoblox
8 2 (0.77%) Ivanti
8 2 (0.77%) Juniper
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle
8 2 (0.77%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.77%) Splunk
8 2 (0.77%) Syncsort