Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 364 297 218
Rank change year-on-year -67 -79 -64
Contract jobs citing NHS 282 310 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.78% 1.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.62% 2.11% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 230 396
London median daily rate £363 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% +6.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £221 £180 £179
90th Percentile £555 £551 £489
England median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +4.62% +8.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 28
London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.15 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.56% -2.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.49 £11.50
90th Percentile £15.85 £21.60 £24.05
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.15 £15.75
% change year-on-year -1.03% -10.19% +5.00%

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 17,363 14,726 16,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.79% 37.27% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,489 10,419 11,574
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £278
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 238 231
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.30 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.93% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.09 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.38 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +17.55%

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 25 May 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
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 May 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 -58 59 £275 -15.38% 18
South London -33 14 £463 -5.61% 6
West London -30 13 £245 +11.36% 11
East London -24 4 £350 +10.24% 2
North London -1 3 - - 8
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 55 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (17.02%) SQL
3 41 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (13.48%) Microsoft
5 32 (11.35%) Project Management
6 31 (10.99%) Finance
7 29 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (9.57%) PRINCE2
9 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
10 25 (8.87%) Security Cleared
10 25 (8.87%) PMO
11 24 (8.51%) ITIL
12 23 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (7.45%) Electronic Patient Records
14 20 (7.09%) Change Management
15 19 (6.74%) Management Information System
16 18 (6.38%) Wireless
16 18 (6.38%) Migration
16 18 (6.38%) Active Directory
16 18 (6.38%) Data Quality
16 18 (6.38%) Analytics
17 17 (6.03%) Information Governance
17 17 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 17 (6.03%) Windows
18 16 (5.67%) SLA
19 15 (5.32%) Data Modelling
19 15 (5.32%) Retail
19 15 (5.32%) Degree
19 15 (5.32%) HL7
19 15 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.42%) JBoss
3 4 (1.42%) SAS
4 3 (1.06%) CMS
4 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.35%) Apache
5 1 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (3.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.19%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 6 (2.13%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) iTrent
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.35%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.42%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.06%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.06%) Data Lake Analytics
5 3 (1.06%) Office 365
5 3 (1.06%) Route 53
6 2 (0.71%) npm
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.35%) Trello
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.38%) Wireless
2 11 (3.90%) Firewall
3 9 (3.19%) WAN
4 6 (2.13%) Internet
4 6 (2.13%) IPsec
4 6 (2.13%) LAN
5 5 (1.77%) Cisco Wireless
5 5 (1.77%) Network Security
6 4 (1.42%) BGP
6 4 (1.42%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (1.42%) DHCP
6 4 (1.42%) DNS
6 4 (1.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.42%) OSPF
6 4 (1.42%) VoIP
6 4 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.06%) 2G
7 3 (1.06%) 3G
7 3 (1.06%) 4G
7 3 (1.06%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (9.22%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.45%) Electronic Patient Records
4 17 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (4.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (4.61%) Power BI
7 8 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.13%) QlikView
8 6 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.77%) Big Data
10 4 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (1.42%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
11 3 (1.06%) Data Mart
11 3 (1.06%) HDInsight
11 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
11 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.77%) JIRA
4 3 (1.06%) Maven
4 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.71%) Babel
5 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.71%) webpack
6 1 (0.35%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.35%) jMock
6 1 (0.35%) JUnit
6 1 (0.35%) Mockito
6 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (10.99%) Finance
2 15 (5.32%) Retail
3 10 (3.55%) Marketing
4 9 (3.19%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.13%) Electronics
5 6 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.06%) Publishing
7 1 (0.35%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 65 (23.05%) Analyst
2 33 (11.70%) Developer
3 29 (10.28%) Project Manager
4 28 (9.93%) Architect
5 22 (7.80%) Business Analyst
6 20 (7.09%) Network Engineer
7 12 (4.26%) Consultant
8 11 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (3.55%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (3.55%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.19%) IT Manager
10 9 (3.19%) NHS Business Analyst
11 8 (2.84%) IT Project Manager
11 8 (2.84%) IT Technician
11 8 (2.84%) NHS Project Manager
11 8 (2.84%) Programme Manager
11 8 (2.84%) Service Desk Technician
12 7 (2.48%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.13%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.55%) .NET
2 9 (3.19%) Web Services
3 8 (2.84%) XML
4 5 (1.77%) JSON
4 5 (1.77%) Velocity
5 4 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (1.42%) jQuery
5 4 (1.42%) LDAP
5 4 (1.42%) MDX
5 4 (1.42%) RESTful
6 3 (1.06%) HTML
6 3 (1.06%) Spring
6 3 (1.06%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.71%) J2EE
7 2 (0.71%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.74%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.84%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.13%) iPad
4 6 (2.13%) iPhone
5 5 (1.77%) e-Learning
5 5 (1.77%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (1.42%) PACS
6 4 (1.42%) Replication
6 4 (1.42%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.71%) e-Health
8 2 (0.71%) LIMS
9 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.03%) Windows
2 7 (2.48%) Windows 10
2 7 (2.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.13%) Linux
3 6 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.71%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Unix
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.50%) Business Intelligence
2 41 (14.54%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (11.35%) Project Management
4 27 (9.57%) PRINCE2
5 24 (8.51%) ITIL
6 20 (7.09%) Change Management
7 18 (6.38%) Analytics
7 18 (6.38%) Migration
8 17 (6.03%) Information Governance
9 15 (5.32%) Data Modelling
9 15 (5.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 14 (4.96%) Decision-Making
10 14 (4.96%) DevOps
10 14 (4.96%) Programme Management
11 12 (4.26%) Programme Delivery
11 12 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (3.90%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.90%) Service Management
13 10 (3.55%) E-Commerce
13 10 (3.55%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.02%) SQL
2 10 (3.55%) T-SQL
3 9 (3.19%) C#
3 9 (3.19%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.84%) Java
5 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.06%) PHP
7 2 (0.71%) Perl
7 2 (0.71%) Python
7 2 (0.71%) VBA
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) R
8 1 (0.35%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (8.87%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.32%) Degree
3 12 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.48%) CCNP
7 6 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.77%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.71%) ISEB
9 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.35%) APMP
10 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CCSE
10 1 (0.35%) CISMP
10 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.35%) MCITP
10 1 (0.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.87%) PMO
2 18 (6.38%) Data Quality
3 16 (5.67%) SLA
4 15 (5.32%) HL7
5 13 (4.61%) GDPR
6 8 (2.84%) QA
7 5 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.13%) Docker
3 5 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.35%) IAG
5 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (2.84%) SCCM
2 5 (1.77%) Terraform
3 4 (1.42%) Puppet
3 4 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.06%) TrustSec
5 2 (0.71%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.35%) Ansible
6 1 (0.35%) Consul
6 1 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.35%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) Packer
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (13.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.55%) Cisco
2 10 (3.55%) Sophos
3 9 (3.19%) Oracle
3 9 (3.19%) SAP
4 8 (2.84%) Cerner
5 7 (2.48%) Tableau
6 5 (1.77%) VMware
7 4 (1.42%) Adobe
7 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.42%) Dell
7 4 (1.42%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.42%) Mitel
8 3 (1.06%) Capita
8 3 (1.06%) FireEye
8 3 (1.06%) HP
9 2 (0.71%) Citrix
9 2 (0.71%) Forcepoint
9 2 (0.71%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.35%) SolarWinds