Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 312 266 240
Rank change year-on-year -46 -26 +125
Contract jobs citing NHS 327 265 164
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.96% 0.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.36% 2.81% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 215 108
10th Percentile £172 £214 £181
25th Percentile £250 £284 £228
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 £393 £306
Median % change year-on-year -1.27% +28.16% -23.44%
75th Percentile £475 £519 £460
90th Percentile £550 £598 £589
England median daily rate £325 £325 £285
% change year-on-year - +14.04% -18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 16
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £17.78 £16.56 £12.67
Median hourly rate £36.41 £21.13 £27.25
Median % change year-on-year +72.31% -22.46% +102.68%
75th Percentile £41.89 £51.50 £40.00
90th Percentile £44.46 £52.50 £40.49
England median hourly rate £21.78 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +24.46% -9.09% +34.80%

NHS is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,875 9,422 6,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.80% 34.01% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,165 6,607 4,506
10th Percentile £400 £355 £320
25th Percentile £488 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £533
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.29% +1.43%
75th Percentile £725 £656 £650
90th Percentile £819 £748 £750
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 146 90
10th Percentile £18.14 £15.40 £14.25
25th Percentile £23.91 £20.00 £21.58
Median hourly rate £40.75 £32.45 £38.50
Median % change year-on-year +25.58% -15.70% +55.54%
75th Percentile £51.75 £44.69 £47.81
90th Percentile £67.50 £57.50 £53.98
England median hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £24.70
% change year-on-year +6.00% +1.21% +17.62%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
East London -3 17 £220 -10.20% 6
West London +7 14 £295 -23.38% 10
Central London -42 13 £425 +23.19% 17
South London -8 12 £400 -15.79%
North London -5 2 £175 -56.25% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 83 (25.38%) Public Sector
2 61 (18.65%) Agile
3 60 (18.35%) Social Skills
4 47 (14.37%) SQL
5 41 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (11.93%) Microsoft
7 34 (10.40%) Project Management
7 34 (10.40%) ITIL
8 30 (9.17%) Windows
8 30 (9.17%) Migration
9 29 (8.87%) Azure
9 29 (8.87%) Electronic Patient Records
10 26 (7.95%) Microsoft 365
11 24 (7.34%) AWS
11 24 (7.34%) Cerner
12 21 (6.42%) DevOps
13 19 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (5.81%) Finance
14 18 (5.50%) PRINCE2
15 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
16 16 (4.89%) Active Directory
16 16 (4.89%) Python
16 16 (4.89%) Change Management
16 16 (4.89%) VMware
16 16 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (4.89%) Power BI
16 16 (4.89%) Power Platform
17 15 (4.59%) Requirements Gathering
17 15 (4.59%) SQL Server
17 15 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement

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 14 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.45%) IIS
4 5 (1.53%) Confluence
4 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.22%) SAS
6 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
Applications
1 17 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.92%) SPSS
5 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (3.06%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.31%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.87%) Azure
2 26 (7.95%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (7.34%) AWS
4 16 (4.89%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.75%) Serverless
6 6 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.53%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.53%) Slack
8 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon ECS
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon EKS
9 3 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.92%) AWS KMS
9 3 (0.92%) GCP
9 3 (0.92%) IaaS
9 3 (0.92%) Miro
9 3 (0.92%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.92%) SaaS
9 3 (0.92%) Trello
10 2 (0.61%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.75%) LAN
1 9 (2.75%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.45%) WAN
3 6 (1.83%) DHCP
4 5 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.53%) Firewall
4 5 (1.53%) OSPF
4 5 (1.53%) VoIP
4 5 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (1.22%) EIGRP
5 4 (1.22%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.22%) Wireless
6 3 (0.92%) DNS
6 3 (0.92%) HTTP
6 3 (0.92%) Internet
6 3 (0.92%) VLAN
7 2 (0.61%) MPLS
7 2 (0.61%) Network Security
7 2 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.87%) Electronic Patient Records
2 16 (4.89%) Power BI
3 15 (4.59%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.14%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.83%) Tableau
7 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.61%) DynamoDB
8 2 (0.61%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.31%) GIS
9 1 (0.31%) MS Access
9 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.31%) QlikView
9 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.45%) JIRA
2 7 (2.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.53%) Selenium
4 3 (0.92%) JUnit
5 2 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.61%) DbUnit
5 2 (0.61%) GitLab
5 2 (0.61%) jMock
5 2 (0.61%) Maven
5 2 (0.61%) Mockito
5 2 (0.61%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) git-flow
6 1 (0.31%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.31%) Spock
6 1 (0.31%) Storybook
6 1 (0.31%) Subversion
6 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 83 (25.38%) Public Sector
2 60 (18.35%) Social Skills
3 19 (5.81%) Finance
4 16 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.45%) Retail
5 8 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.53%) Local Government
9 4 (1.22%) Electronics
9 4 (1.22%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.22%) Marketing
10 3 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (0.92%) Wearables
11 2 (0.61%) Fire and Rescue
11 2 (0.61%) Law
11 2 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (0.61%) Police
11 2 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (17.13%) Analyst
2 38 (11.62%) Project Manager
3 36 (11.01%) Developer
4 18 (5.50%) Architect
4 18 (5.50%) Business Analyst
5 12 (3.67%) Data Analyst
6 11 (3.36%) IT Manager
6 11 (3.36%) SQL Developer
7 10 (3.06%) Change Manager
7 10 (3.06%) Programme Manager
8 9 (2.75%) Service Analyst
9 8 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (2.45%) Consultant
9 8 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (2.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 7 (2.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (2.14%) IT Analyst
10 7 (2.14%) Service Manager
10 7 (2.14%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.45%) HTML
1 8 (2.45%) REST
1 8 (2.45%) Spring
1 8 (2.45%) Spring Boot
2 7 (2.14%) CSS
2 7 (2.14%) React
2 7 (2.14%) Web Services
3 6 (1.83%) .NET
3 6 (1.83%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.53%) SOAP
5 4 (1.22%) Node.js
6 3 (0.92%) FHIR
6 3 (0.92%) Hibernate
6 3 (0.92%) JPA
6 3 (0.92%) RESTful
7 2 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.61%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.61%) Spring Cloud
7 2 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.36%) Management Information System
2 6 (1.83%) PACS
3 5 (1.53%) Data Centre
3 5 (1.53%) Data Structures
3 5 (1.53%) e-Health
3 5 (1.53%) LIMS
4 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 4 (1.22%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (1.22%) Life Science
5 3 (0.92%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (0.92%) User Experience
6 2 (0.61%) Clustering
6 2 (0.61%) Legacy Systems
6 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.61%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.61%) W3C
7 1 (0.31%) BBC
7 1 (0.31%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.17%) Windows
2 14 (4.28%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.06%) Windows Server
4 9 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.45%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.53%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.92%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.61%) Android
9 2 (0.61%) Linux
9 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.31%) Unix
10 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (18.65%) Agile
2 41 (12.54%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (10.40%) ITIL
3 34 (10.40%) Project Management
4 30 (9.17%) Migration
5 21 (6.42%) DevOps
6 19 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (5.50%) PRINCE2
8 16 (4.89%) Change Management
9 15 (4.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (4.59%) Requirements Gathering
10 14 (4.28%) Scrum
11 13 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (3.98%) ETL
11 13 (3.98%) Informatics
11 13 (3.98%) Project Delivery
11 13 (3.98%) Service Management
12 12 (3.67%) Analytics
12 12 (3.67%) Microservices
13 11 (3.36%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.37%) SQL
2 16 (4.89%) Python
3 14 (4.28%) Java
4 10 (3.06%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.22%) Groovy
6 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.22%) R
7 3 (0.92%) C
7 3 (0.92%) C#
7 3 (0.92%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.61%) Ruby
8 2 (0.61%) Scala
8 2 (0.61%) VBA
9 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.31%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (3.98%) Degree
2 13 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.06%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.53%) MCITP
5 5 (1.53%) MCSA
6 3 (0.92%) CISM
6 3 (0.92%) CISSP
6 3 (0.92%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.92%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.61%) CEH
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.61%) CompTIA CySA+
7 2 (0.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (0.61%) ECSA
7 2 (0.61%) OSCP
8 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.45%) HL7
1 8 (2.45%) PMO
2 7 (2.14%) QA
3 5 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.22%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.22%) SLA
5 3 (0.92%) GDPR
6 1 (0.31%) CDISC
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) LOINC
6 1 (0.31%) NIST
6 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 16 (4.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.75%) Docker
4 5 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.53%) vSphere
5 4 (1.22%) vCloud
6 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.61%) Postfix
7 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.59%) SCCM
2 10 (3.06%) Terraform
3 7 (2.14%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.22%) Ansible
5 3 (0.92%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.61%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.61%) WSUS
7 1 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.31%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.31%) Packer
7 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (11.93%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.34%) Cerner
3 16 (4.89%) VMware
4 13 (3.98%) Cisco
5 5 (1.53%) SAP
6 4 (1.22%) Infoflex
7 2 (0.61%) Dell
7 2 (0.61%) HP
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle
7 2 (0.61%) Pega
7 2 (0.61%) Progress
7 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.61%) Sophos
7 2 (0.61%) Splunk
7 2 (0.61%) Veeam
7 2 (0.61%) WSO2
8 1 (0.31%) Datix
8 1 (0.31%) Meraki
8 1 (0.31%) Palantir
8 1 (0.31%) Spotify