Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 385 320 296
Rank change year-on-year -65 -24 -136
Contract jobs citing NHS 247 315 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.41% 1.90% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 224 285
London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £213 £176 £169
90th Percentile £554 £600 £504
England median daily rate £350 £340 £313
% change year-on-year +2.94% +8.80% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 19
London median hourly rate £13.98 £15.41 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% -2.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.15 £12.10
90th Percentile £16.75 £43.59 £99.00
England median hourly rate £14.88 £14.32 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% -18.16% +25.00%

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 17,551 16,597 17,053
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.59% 38.74% 37.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,533 11,769 12,203
London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £290
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 225 226
London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.45% +9.50% -
10th Percentile £13.24 £12.61 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.19 £49.68 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.90 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.50% - +8.11%

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -73 51 £275 -26.67% 17
South London -32 21 £450 +42.86% 4
West London -17 17 £255 +53.61% 6
East London -27 4 £338 +94.24% 4
North London +1 2 £218 -3.33% 4
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 41 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
2 40 (16.19%) SQL
3 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.36%) Microsoft
5 29 (11.74%) Finance
6 27 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
7 26 (10.53%) ITIL
8 24 (9.72%) Project Management
9 23 (9.31%) Security Cleared
10 20 (8.10%) Retail
11 19 (7.69%) SC Cleared
12 18 (7.29%) SLA
12 18 (7.29%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.29%) PMO
13 17 (6.88%) Electronic Patient Records
14 16 (6.48%) JavaScript
14 16 (6.48%) Migration
15 15 (6.07%) Java
15 15 (6.07%) SQL Server
16 14 (5.67%) Windows
16 14 (5.67%) Web Services
16 14 (5.67%) XML
16 14 (5.67%) Change Management
16 14 (5.67%) Information Governance
17 13 (5.26%) Jenkins
17 13 (5.26%) Data Quality
17 13 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
17 13 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 13 (5.26%) Validation
17 13 (5.26%) SharePoint

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 13 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.62%) CMS
4 3 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.81%) JBoss
5 2 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.40%) Apache
6 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.40%) Captiva
6 1 (0.40%) Documentum
6 1 (0.40%) IIS
6 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
1 9 (3.64%) MS Visio
2 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.40%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.40%) iTrent
2 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.62%) GitHub
5 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.21%) Route 53
6 2 (0.81%) npm
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.40%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.05%) Wireless
2 7 (2.83%) DHCP
2 7 (2.83%) DNS
2 7 (2.83%) Firewall
3 4 (1.62%) 2G
3 4 (1.62%) 3G
3 4 (1.62%) 4G
3 4 (1.62%) Internet
3 4 (1.62%) IPsec
3 4 (1.62%) SSL
3 4 (1.62%) VPN
3 4 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.21%) LAN
4 3 (1.21%) Network Security
4 3 (1.21%) TETRA
4 3 (1.21%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (0.81%) Skype
5 2 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.93%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (6.88%) Electronic Patient Records
3 15 (6.07%) SQL Server
4 13 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.24%) Power BI
7 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.21%) MySQL
9 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.21%) QlikView
9 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.43%) Maven
4 5 (2.02%) JIRA
4 5 (2.02%) JUnit
5 4 (1.62%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.21%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.21%) DbUnit
6 3 (1.21%) jMock
6 3 (1.21%) Mockito
6 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.81%) Babel
7 2 (0.81%) GitLab
7 2 (0.81%) JHipster
7 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.81%) Protractor
7 2 (0.81%) Selenium
7 2 (0.81%) webpack
8 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (11.74%) Finance
2 20 (8.10%) Retail
3 7 (2.83%) Marketing
4 6 (2.43%) Electronics
4 6 (2.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.62%) Legal
7 2 (0.81%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Local Government
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (22.67%) Analyst
2 34 (13.77%) Developer
3 26 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 21 (8.50%) Architect
5 20 (8.10%) Business Analyst
6 13 (5.26%) Consultant
7 9 (3.64%) Administrator
7 9 (3.64%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.24%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.24%) Network Engineer
9 7 (2.83%) Information Analyst
9 7 (2.83%) IT Project Manager
9 7 (2.83%) NHS Business Analyst
9 7 (2.83%) Senior Developer
9 7 (2.83%) SQL Developer
10 6 (2.43%) NHS Project Manager
11 5 (2.02%) IT Technician
11 5 (2.02%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.02%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.67%) Web Services
1 14 (5.67%) XML
2 9 (3.64%) .NET
3 7 (2.83%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.83%) jQuery
3 7 (2.83%) RESTful
4 6 (2.43%) HTML
4 6 (2.43%) JSON
4 6 (2.43%) Spring
5 4 (1.62%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.62%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (1.62%) CSS
5 4 (1.62%) J2EE
5 4 (1.62%) React
5 4 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (1.62%) XML Schema
6 3 (1.21%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.45%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.43%) LIMS
3 6 (2.43%) PACS
3 6 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.02%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.02%) e-Health
4 5 (2.02%) Replication
5 4 (1.62%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.62%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.62%) e-Learning
5 4 (1.62%) iPad
5 4 (1.62%) iPhone
5 4 (1.62%) Smartcard
6 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.21%) User Experience
7 2 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.40%) CCTV
8 1 (0.40%) PDA
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.67%) Windows
2 6 (2.43%) Linux
3 5 (2.02%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.81%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.60%) Business Intelligence
2 38 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (10.53%) ITIL
4 24 (9.72%) Project Management
5 18 (7.29%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.48%) Migration
7 14 (5.67%) Change Management
7 14 (5.67%) Information Governance
8 13 (5.26%) Validation
9 12 (4.86%) Business Analysis
9 12 (4.86%) Data Modelling
9 12 (4.86%) Programme Management
9 12 (4.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (4.45%) DevOps
11 10 (4.05%) Analytics
11 10 (4.05%) Mentoring
11 10 (4.05%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.64%) Open Source
12 9 (3.64%) Risk Management
12 9 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.19%) SQL
2 16 (6.48%) JavaScript
3 15 (6.07%) Java
4 8 (3.24%) C#
5 6 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.02%) Python
7 4 (1.62%) Perl
7 4 (1.62%) PHP
8 3 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.81%) C++
9 2 (0.81%) Java 8
9 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.81%) XPath
10 1 (0.40%) CFML
10 1 (0.40%) ES6
10 1 (0.40%) Groovy
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.05%) Degree
4 9 (3.64%) CCNA
4 9 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (2.83%) CCNP
6 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.21%) CCSE
9 2 (0.81%) APMP
9 2 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.40%) MCSA
10 1 (0.40%) MCSE
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.29%) PMO
1 18 (7.29%) SLA
2 13 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 11 (4.45%) HL7
4 10 (4.05%) GDPR
5 7 (2.83%) QA
6 4 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.45%) Docker
3 5 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.62%) vSphere
5 3 (1.21%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.40%) IAG
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.83%) SCCM
2 4 (1.62%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (1.62%) Terraform
3 3 (1.21%) Ansible
3 3 (1.21%) Puppet
4 1 (0.40%) Consul
4 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.40%) Kibana
4 1 (0.40%) OpenView
4 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.40%) Packer
4 1 (0.40%) Sysdig
4 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (4.45%) Cerner
3 9 (3.64%) Cisco
4 8 (3.24%) SAP
5 7 (2.83%) VMware
6 6 (2.43%) CheckPoint
6 6 (2.43%) Tableau
7 5 (2.02%) HP
8 4 (1.62%) Infoblox
8 4 (1.62%) Sophos
9 3 (1.21%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.21%) Capita
9 3 (1.21%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.21%) Juniper
9 3 (1.21%) Oracle
9 3 (1.21%) Palo Alto
10 2 (0.81%) Ivanti
11 1 (0.40%) BT
11 1 (0.40%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.40%) InterSystems