Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 221 278 354
Rank change year-on-year +57 +76 +12
Contract jobs citing NHS 271 180 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.23% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.33% 2.16% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 130 209
10th Percentile £200 £179 £200
25th Percentile £259 £228 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £306 £369
Median % change year-on-year +22.45% -16.89% +5.29%
75th Percentile £507 £434 £500
90th Percentile £650 £575 £625
England median daily rate £300 £290 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% -17.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
10th Percentile £12.52 £12.42 "
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.43 £12.76
Median hourly rate £18.50 £13.09 £21.76
Median % change year-on-year +41.33% -39.84% +64.23%
75th Percentile £27.96 £33.56 £38.50
90th Percentile £28.57 £40.06 £42.41
England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +13.11%

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 8,147 8,330 14,933
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.05% 35.33% 35.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,697 5,982 10,637
10th Percentile £328 £300 £319
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
75th Percentile £638 £625 £625
90th Percentile £738 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 139 228
10th Percentile £16.21 £12.44 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.75 £18.00 £18.56
Median hourly rate £28.44 £27.00 £24.47
Median % change year-on-year +5.31% +10.36% +9.12%
75th Percentile £46.31 £45.13 £37.50
90th Percentile £58.63 £52.60 £49.87
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £20.72
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.18% -1.33%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 +25 17 £315 +30.17% 21
East London +32 15 £225 +2.27% 13
South London +46 10 £306 -15.81% 3
North London +8 6 £388 -32.61%
West London +22 2 £350 +69.08% 11
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (16.24%) Public Sector
2 42 (15.50%) SQL
3 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (11.44%) Windows
4 31 (11.44%) Electronic Patient Records
5 28 (10.33%) Project Management
5 28 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (10.33%) Microsoft
5 28 (10.33%) Migration
6 25 (9.23%) Cerner
7 20 (7.38%) HL7
8 19 (7.01%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (7.01%) Windows 10
8 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
8 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
9 18 (6.64%) Cerner Millennium
10 17 (6.27%) Analytics
10 17 (6.27%) PACS
10 17 (6.27%) Power Platform
11 15 (5.54%) ITIL
11 15 (5.54%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.54%) Finance
11 15 (5.54%) Programme Management
11 15 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (5.54%) Power BI
12 13 (4.80%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.80%) Azure
12 13 (4.80%) Data Quality
12 13 (4.80%) SQL Server

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 4 (1.48%) CMS
2 3 (1.11%) Drupal
2 3 (1.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.74%) Apache
3 2 (0.74%) IIS
3 2 (0.74%) Joomla!
3 2 (0.74%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.74%) SAS
3 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.74%) WordPress
4 1 (0.37%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.37%) Confluence
4 1 (0.37%) Jupyter
Applications
1 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.11%) SPSS
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.37%) InVision
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (6.64%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (1.11%) Lorenzo
2 3 (1.11%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.01%) Microsoft 365
2 17 (6.27%) Power Platform
3 13 (4.80%) Azure
4 6 (2.21%) AWS
5 3 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (1.11%) GitHub
5 3 (1.11%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.11%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.74%) Azure Functions
6 2 (0.74%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.74%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.37%) IaaS
7 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.37%) PaaS
7 1 (0.37%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.21%) Firewall
2 5 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.48%) DNS
3 4 (1.48%) VPN
4 3 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (1.11%) LAN
4 3 (1.11%) SAN
4 3 (1.11%) Skype
4 3 (1.11%) WAN
5 2 (0.74%) DHCP
5 2 (0.74%) VLAN
6 1 (0.37%) BGP
6 1 (0.37%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.37%) Internet
6 1 (0.37%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) OSPF
6 1 (0.37%) TACACS
6 1 (0.37%) VRRP
6 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.44%) Electronic Patient Records
2 15 (5.54%) Power BI
2 15 (5.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 12 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.21%) Tableau
7 4 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.48%) QlikView
7 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.74%) MySQL
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.58%) Selenium
2 5 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (1.48%) JIRA
4 3 (1.11%) Postman
4 3 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.74%) JMeter
5 2 (0.74%) Maven
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.74%) PyCharm
5 2 (0.74%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.37%) GitLab
6 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
General
1 44 (16.24%) Public Sector
2 15 (5.54%) Finance
3 12 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.32%) Marketing
5 8 (2.95%) Electronics
5 8 (2.95%) Local Government
5 8 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.85%) Law
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (17.34%) Analyst
2 31 (11.44%) Project Manager
3 21 (7.75%) Architect
4 16 (5.90%) Developer
5 13 (4.80%) Technical Architect
6 12 (4.43%) Designer
7 11 (4.06%) Information Analyst
8 9 (3.32%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.32%) IT Director
8 9 (3.32%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (2.95%) NHS Project Manager
10 7 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (2.58%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.21%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.21%) Office 365 Manager
11 6 (2.21%) Office 365 Project Manager
11 6 (2.21%) Support Engineer
11 6 (2.21%) Tester
12 5 (1.85%) Content Designer
12 5 (1.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.21%) .NET
2 4 (1.48%) Middleware
2 4 (1.48%) XML
3 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.11%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.11%) React
4 2 (0.74%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.74%) CSS
4 2 (0.74%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.37%) Dapper ORM
5 1 (0.37%) Django
5 1 (0.37%) Flask
5 1 (0.37%) Node.js
5 1 (0.37%) Pandas
5 1 (0.37%) pytest
5 1 (0.37%) scikit-learn
5 1 (0.37%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.37%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.37%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.27%) PACS
2 12 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.95%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.95%) User Experience
4 5 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.48%) SystemC
6 3 (1.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.11%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.11%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (1.11%) Shadow IT
7 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.37%) CMDB
8 1 (0.37%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.37%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.37%) Linked Data
8 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.44%) Windows
2 19 (7.01%) Windows 10
3 11 (4.06%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.74%) Android
6 2 (0.74%) Linux
6 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (10.33%) Migration
2 28 (10.33%) Project Management
3 17 (6.27%) Analytics
4 15 (5.54%) ITIL
4 15 (5.54%) PRINCE2
4 15 (5.54%) Programme Management
5 13 (4.80%) Data Migration
5 13 (4.80%) Decision-Making
5 13 (4.80%) Service Design
6 12 (4.43%) Project Delivery
6 12 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (4.43%) Validation
7 11 (4.06%) Business Case
7 11 (4.06%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (3.32%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.32%) Test Automation
8 9 (3.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 8 (2.95%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.50%) SQL
2 9 (3.32%) Python
3 8 (2.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.58%) C#
5 6 (2.21%) C
5 6 (2.21%) Java
6 5 (1.85%) R
7 4 (1.48%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.48%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.74%) VBScript
10 1 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (2.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (1.85%) Degree
3 5 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 3 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.11%) CISSP
4 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (0.74%) CCNA
5 2 (0.74%) CCNP
5 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (0.37%) CIPD
6 1 (0.37%) CISM
6 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.37%) MCSA
6 1 (0.37%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.38%) HL7
2 13 (4.80%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.58%) PMO
4 5 (1.85%) SLA
5 3 (1.11%) GDPR
6 2 (0.74%) DICOM
6 2 (0.74%) QA
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.37%) NCSC
System Software
1 19 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.85%) Docker
2 5 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.37%) NFS
4 1 (0.37%) vCloud
4 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.32%) SCCM
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.74%) WMI
4 1 (0.37%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 28 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.23%) Cerner
3 9 (3.32%) Oracle
4 8 (2.95%) SAP
4 8 (2.95%) VMware
5 7 (2.58%) MuleSoft
6 6 (2.21%) Cisco
6 6 (2.21%) IBM
7 3 (1.11%) Databricks
7 3 (1.11%) Facebook
7 3 (1.11%) Instagram
7 3 (1.11%) Twitter
8 2 (0.74%) Apple
8 2 (0.74%) Citrix
9 1 (0.37%) Avaya
9 1 (0.37%) Cognos
9 1 (0.37%) Dell
9 1 (0.37%) HP
9 1 (0.37%) NetApp
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com