Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 331 294
Rank change year-on-year -24 -37 -108
Contract jobs citing NHS 280 334 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.72% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 1.91% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 246 241
London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £177 £195 £181
90th Percentile £650 £545 £494
England median daily rate £361 £328 £314
% change year-on-year +10.31% +4.38% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 17
London median hourly rate £16.58 £14.04 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.13% -11.31% +13.04%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.81 £12.09
90th Percentile £35.48 £23.68 £23.14
England median hourly rate £16.86 £15.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +8.79% -11.19% +24.64%

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 16,587 17,477 14,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.24% 37.84% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,872 12,650 10,446
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £293
90th Percentile £700 £688 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 241 256
London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.80% +6.38% +5.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £50.69
England median hourly rate £20.69 £20.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.30% +3.14% -

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -21 66 £383 +3.73% 15
South London +4 21 £488 +30.00% 1
East London -19 11 £135 -46.00% 7
North London -4 9 £195 -23.53% 3
West London +6 7 £385 +85.54% 10
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 69 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
2 56 (20.00%) SQL
3 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (17.14%) Project Management
5 36 (12.86%) Finance
5 36 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (11.07%) Retail
7 28 (10.00%) Security Cleared
7 28 (10.00%) PMO
8 27 (9.64%) SQL Server
8 27 (9.64%) Microsoft
9 26 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
10 24 (8.57%) Management Information System
10 24 (8.57%) DevOps
11 22 (7.86%) Analytics
11 22 (7.86%) Migration
11 22 (7.86%) Data Science
11 22 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (7.50%) Data Quality
13 20 (7.14%) Algorithms
13 20 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
13 20 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (7.14%) Electronic Patient Records
13 20 (7.14%) Power BI
14 19 (6.79%) Web Services
14 19 (6.79%) Jenkins
14 19 (6.79%) Docker
14 19 (6.79%) SC Cleared
14 19 (6.79%) Open Source
15 18 (6.43%) Amazon AWS

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 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
1 10 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.21%) Confluence
3 8 (2.86%) SAS
4 2 (0.71%) IIS
4 2 (0.71%) NServiceBus
4 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Adobe Captivate
4 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.36%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.43%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.57%) GitHub
4 8 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (2.50%) Office 365
6 5 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.79%) IaaS
6 5 (1.79%) npm
6 5 (1.79%) Route 53
7 4 (1.43%) PaaS
7 4 (1.43%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.71%) Slack
9 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.50%) VPN
2 6 (2.14%) Firewall
3 4 (1.43%) DNS
3 4 (1.43%) Wireless
4 3 (1.07%) Network Security
5 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.71%) DHCP
5 2 (0.71%) IPsec
5 2 (0.71%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (0.71%) SAN
5 2 (0.71%) SSL
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) Internet
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.29%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (7.14%) Electronic Patient Records
3 20 (7.14%) Power BI
4 11 (3.93%) MySQL
5 9 (3.21%) Redis
6 7 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.43%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.07%) QlikView
11 2 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.71%) OLAP
11 2 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.36%) Big Data
12 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 19 (6.79%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.07%) JIRA
2 17 (6.07%) JUnit
3 12 (4.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (4.29%) Maven
4 11 (3.93%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.86%) SonarQube
6 7 (2.50%) Gatling
6 7 (2.50%) Geb
6 7 (2.50%) Mockito
6 7 (2.50%) Selenium
7 6 (2.14%) Grunt
8 5 (1.79%) gulp
8 5 (1.79%) Jasmine
8 5 (1.79%) Karma Test Runner
8 5 (1.79%) Protractor
9 4 (1.43%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.43%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.43%) JHipster
10 3 (1.07%) Artifactory
General
1 36 (12.86%) Finance
2 31 (11.07%) Retail
3 11 (3.93%) Legal
4 8 (2.86%) Marketing
5 5 (1.79%) Law
5 5 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.43%) Electronics
6 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Billing
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (17.50%) Analyst
2 37 (13.21%) Developer
3 22 (7.86%) Project Manager
4 19 (6.79%) Architect
5 11 (3.93%) Data Analyst
5 11 (3.93%) Delivery Manager
5 11 (3.93%) Information Analyst
6 9 (3.21%) Support Engineer
7 8 (2.86%) Information Manager
7 8 (2.86%) NHS Project Manager
8 7 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 7 (2.50%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 7 (2.50%) Change Manager
8 7 (2.50%) Consultant
9 6 (2.14%) Administrator
9 6 (2.14%) Network Engineer
9 6 (2.14%) Programme Director
9 6 (2.14%) Python Developer
9 6 (2.14%) Senior Tester
9 6 (2.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.79%) Web Services
2 15 (5.36%) .NET
3 14 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.29%) XML
5 9 (3.21%) JSON
5 9 (3.21%) REST
6 8 (2.86%) Spring
6 8 (2.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (2.50%) EDI
8 5 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.79%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.79%) RESTful
8 5 (1.79%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.43%) HTML
9 4 (1.43%) jQuery
9 4 (1.43%) SOAP
9 4 (1.43%) Swagger
10 3 (1.07%) CSS
10 3 (1.07%) J2EE
10 3 (1.07%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.14%) Algorithms
4 12 (4.29%) Linked Data
5 9 (3.21%) e-Health
5 9 (3.21%) LIMS
5 9 (3.21%) PACS
5 9 (3.21%) User Experience
6 6 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.71%) CMDB
9 2 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.71%) Life Science
9 2 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.71%) Windows
2 12 (4.29%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.79%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.64%) Business Intelligence
2 55 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (17.14%) Project Management
4 24 (8.57%) DevOps
5 22 (7.86%) Analytics
5 22 (7.86%) Data Science
5 22 (7.86%) Migration
5 22 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (6.79%) Open Source
8 18 (6.43%) ITIL
9 16 (5.71%) Data Analysis
9 16 (5.71%) Information Governance
10 15 (5.36%) Change Management
11 14 (5.00%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.64%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.64%) Informatics
12 13 (4.64%) Scrum
13 12 (4.29%) Data Protection
13 12 (4.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.00%) SQL
2 12 (4.29%) Java
3 11 (3.93%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.21%) Python
5 7 (2.50%) C++
5 7 (2.50%) Groovy
5 7 (2.50%) TypeScript
6 5 (1.79%) ES6
6 5 (1.79%) PHP
7 4 (1.43%) C#
8 3 (1.07%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.07%) R
8 3 (1.07%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.71%) Scala
10 1 (0.36%) CFML
10 1 (0.36%) XPath
10 1 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.93%) Degree
4 9 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (3.21%) ISEB
5 4 (1.43%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.07%) MCSE
6 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.71%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.71%) ECDL
7 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNP
8 1 (0.36%) CIPD
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.00%) PMO
2 21 (7.50%) Data Quality
3 16 (5.71%) HL7
4 14 (5.00%) SLA
5 9 (3.21%) QA
6 7 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.79%) GDPR
8 4 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (1.43%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 19 (6.79%) Docker
2 15 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.14%) vSphere
4 4 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (3.93%) Ansible
2 9 (3.21%) Kubernetes
2 9 (3.21%) Terraform
3 6 (2.14%) SCCM
4 5 (1.79%) Kibana
5 4 (1.43%) logstash
6 3 (1.07%) Puppet
6 3 (1.07%) Sysdig
7 2 (0.71%) FreeIPA
7 2 (0.71%) Grafana
7 2 (0.71%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.36%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.36%) OpenView
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.29%) Tableau
3 11 (3.93%) Cerner
4 9 (3.21%) VMware
5 4 (1.43%) SAP
6 3 (1.07%) Cisco
6 3 (1.07%) HP
7 2 (0.71%) Adobe
7 2 (0.71%) Black Duck
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix
7 2 (0.71%) Ivanti
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.71%) Splunk
7 2 (0.71%) Syncsort
8 1 (0.36%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (0.36%) Canon
8 1 (0.36%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.36%) Meraki
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle
8 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto