Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 213 387
Rank change year-on-year -108 +174 +18
Contract jobs citing NHS 240 146 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.71% 1.09% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.17% 2.96% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 100 144
10th Percentile £215 £145 £174
25th Percentile £275 £200 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £345 £383
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% -9.92% +2.13%
75th Percentile £488 £441 £481
90th Percentile £588 £540 £575
England median daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% -7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.64 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.56 £12.75 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.50 £13.72 £13.44
Median % change year-on-year +85.86% +2.08% -4.05%
75th Percentile £51.50 £30.63 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.90 £18.59
England median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.95% +26.67% -1.40%

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 11,072 4,931 12,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.75% 36.80% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,032 3,554 8,759
10th Percentile £363 £314 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £538 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.19% +2.38% -
75th Percentile £675 £663 £625
90th Percentile £750 £750 £700
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 68 160
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.28 £12.73
25th Percentile £20.49 £21.56 £15.91
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £22.72
Median % change year-on-year -12.16% +62.89% -3.34%
75th Percentile £49.55 £47.38 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.00 £53.25 £52.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.63% +50.00% -

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NHS in London.

Daily rate trend for NHS in London

NHS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NHS in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NHS in London

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NHS in London.

Hourly rate trend for NHS in London

NHS
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing NHS in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -50 19 £345 - 23
East London -7 11 £254 +23.78% 8
South London -1 8 £450 +60.71% 1
North London +9 6 £388 +111.17% 1
West London -21 2 £374 +94.16% 7
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 45 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 43 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
3 35 (14.58%) SQL
3 35 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (14.17%) Project Management
5 28 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 28 (11.67%) Azure
6 27 (11.25%) Finance
7 25 (10.42%) Social Skills
8 24 (10.00%) AWS
9 23 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (7.92%) Project Delivery
11 19 (7.92%) Electronic Patient Records
12 18 (7.50%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.50%) Python
13 17 (7.08%) Windows
13 17 (7.08%) Active Directory
13 17 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (7.08%) Power Platform
14 16 (6.67%) Cerner
14 16 (6.67%) SQL Server
14 16 (6.67%) Analytics
15 15 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (5.42%) Business Case
17 13 (5.42%) User Research
17 13 (5.42%) Migration
17 13 (5.42%) Power BI

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 7 (2.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.25%) Apache Airflow
3 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 2 (0.83%) WordPress
4 1 (0.42%) Apache
4 1 (0.42%) CMS
4 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.42%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.83%) HealthRoster
2 2 (0.83%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.67%) Azure
2 24 (10.00%) AWS
3 17 (7.08%) Power Platform
4 11 (4.58%) Microsoft 365
5 8 (3.33%) Serverless
6 5 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.25%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.83%) Azure Storage
9 2 (0.83%) Collibra
9 2 (0.83%) GCP
9 2 (0.83%) IaaS
9 2 (0.83%) PaaS
9 2 (0.83%) Snowflake
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.25%) SAN
1 3 (1.25%) VPN
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) Network Security
2 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (0.42%) DNS
3 1 (0.42%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.42%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) LAN
3 1 (0.42%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (0.42%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.92%) Electronic Patient Records
2 17 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 14 (5.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (5.42%) Power BI
6 9 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.92%) Tableau
8 6 (2.50%) Big Data
9 5 (2.08%) QlikView
10 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.67%) Data Mart
10 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.25%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (1.25%) Data Lake
11 3 (1.25%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.25%) Relational Database
11 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.67%) JIRA
1 4 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.83%) Selenium
2 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.42%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.42%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.42%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.42%) GitLab
3 1 (0.42%) jMock
3 1 (0.42%) JUnit
3 1 (0.42%) Maven
3 1 (0.42%) Mockito
3 1 (0.42%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) TestNG
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 27 (11.25%) Finance
3 25 (10.42%) Social Skills
4 15 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.58%) Presentation Skills
6 10 (4.17%) Telecoms
7 8 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.92%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (2.92%) Electronics
8 7 (2.92%) Marketing
9 5 (2.08%) Local Government
10 4 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.67%) Law
10 4 (1.67%) Retail
11 3 (1.25%) Publishing
12 2 (0.83%) Organisational Skills
13 1 (0.42%) Games
13 1 (0.42%) Humanities
13 1 (0.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (18.33%) Analyst
2 36 (15.00%) Project Manager
3 19 (7.92%) Developer
4 14 (5.83%) Architect
4 14 (5.83%) Data Analyst
5 12 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
6 11 (4.58%) IT Manager
7 10 (4.17%) Programme Manager
8 9 (3.75%) Data Engineer
9 8 (3.33%) Designer
9 8 (3.33%) Digital Project Manager
10 7 (2.92%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.92%) Integration Engineer
10 7 (2.92%) IT Project Manager
10 7 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (2.50%) Content Designer
11 6 (2.50%) Information Analyst
11 6 (2.50%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.50%) Technical Architect
12 5 (2.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.50%) HTML
2 5 (2.08%) EDI
3 4 (1.67%) RESTful
4 3 (1.25%) Node.js
4 3 (1.25%) OAuth
4 3 (1.25%) OpenID
4 3 (1.25%) XML
5 2 (0.83%) .NET
5 2 (0.83%) FIDO
5 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.83%) OAuth2
5 2 (0.83%) PySpark
5 2 (0.83%) REST
5 2 (0.83%) SOAP
5 2 (0.83%) Spring
5 2 (0.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) ebXML
6 1 (0.42%) J2EE
6 1 (0.42%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.50%) User Experience
3 5 (2.08%) Data Structures
4 4 (1.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
5 3 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.25%) PACS
5 3 (1.25%) Shadow IT
5 3 (1.25%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.83%) Clustering
6 2 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.83%) iPad
6 2 (0.83%) LIMS
6 2 (0.83%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.83%) Social Media
6 2 (0.83%) W3C
7 1 (0.42%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.08%) Windows
2 6 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (1.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.25%) Linux
5 2 (0.83%) Android
5 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.92%) Business Intelligence
2 35 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (14.17%) Project Management
4 23 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (7.92%) Project Delivery
6 18 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 16 (6.67%) Analytics
8 14 (5.83%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (5.42%) Business Case
9 13 (5.42%) Migration
9 13 (5.42%) User Research
10 12 (5.00%) Programme Management
10 12 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (4.58%) Change Management
11 11 (4.58%) Data Modelling
11 11 (4.58%) Service Design
12 10 (4.17%) ITIL
13 9 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (3.75%) Visualisation
14 8 (3.33%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.58%) SQL
2 18 (7.50%) Python
3 6 (2.50%) Java
3 6 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 6 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.67%) VB
5 3 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.83%) VBA
7 1 (0.42%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (0.42%) Groovy
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
7 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.42%) R
7 1 (0.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.42%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.75%) Degree
3 7 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.50%) CISSP
5 5 (2.08%) CCNA
5 5 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.25%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.25%) MCSA
8 2 (0.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.83%) CCNP
8 2 (0.83%) CISA
8 2 (0.83%) CISM
9 1 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.42%) ISEB
9 1 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.58%) Accessibility
2 9 (3.75%) QA
3 8 (3.33%) HL7
4 6 (2.50%) Data Quality
5 5 (2.08%) PMO
6 2 (0.83%) GDPR
6 2 (0.83%) SLA
7 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.42%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 17 (7.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.67%) Docker
4 2 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) Terraform
2 3 (1.25%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.83%) SCCM
4 1 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.42%) Clonezilla
4 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.42%) Kibana
4 1 (0.42%) logstash
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.67%) Cerner
3 12 (5.00%) VMware
4 8 (3.33%) SAP
5 7 (2.92%) Cisco
6 6 (2.50%) Databricks
7 5 (2.08%) Sophos
7 5 (2.08%) Splunk
8 4 (1.67%) Fortinet
8 4 (1.67%) Google
8 4 (1.67%) HP
8 4 (1.67%) Oracle
9 3 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.25%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.83%) Dell
10 2 (0.83%) Infoflex
10 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.42%) BMC
11 1 (0.42%) Citrix