Period
to 25 May 2020

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 2020 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 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 250 363 372
Rank change year-on-year +113 +9 -77
Contract jobs citing NHS 176 242 282
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.89% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.45% 1.70% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 171 179
Median daily rate £333 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.45% +13.28%
10th Percentile £167 £200 £223
90th Percentile £600 £625 £553
England median daily rate £288 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -11.54% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 17
Median hourly rate £22.23 £15.91 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.69% +17.85% -4.56%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £40.03 £39.18 £15.85
England median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.81% +10.71% -1.03%

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 7,174 14,211 16,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.35% 35.06% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,961 9,892 11,698
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £725 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £475 £468
% change year-on-year - +1.50% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 231 276
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +2.08% +3.03%
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £51.55 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.96 £22.00
% change year-on-year +28.85% -4.75% +10.00%

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 May 2020.

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 May 2020.

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 May 2020. 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 +110 37 £300 -11.76% 2
South London +35 12 £250 -41.18% 2
East London +47 6 £180 -40.00%
West London +36 6 £193 -45.00% 2
North London +15 5 £550 +223.53% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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 41 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 36 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (17.61%) Public Sector
4 26 (14.77%) Windows
4 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
5 25 (14.20%) SQL
6 23 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (12.50%) ITIL
8 18 (10.23%) SCCM
9 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 16 (9.09%) Scrum
11 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (7.95%) Project Management
12 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
12 13 (7.39%) Finance
12 13 (7.39%) Analytics
12 13 (7.39%) Power BI
12 13 (7.39%) Power Platform
13 12 (6.82%) Data Strategy
13 12 (6.82%) Windows 10
13 12 (6.82%) Migration
13 12 (6.82%) MySQL
14 11 (6.25%) Firewall
14 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (6.25%) Azure
15 10 (5.68%) Tableau
15 10 (5.68%) Microservices
15 10 (5.68%) Information Governance

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 8 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (2.84%) Confluence
3 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) JCAPS
5 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.70%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.14%) Sketch
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.57%) InVision
6 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.57%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.39%) Power Platform
2 11 (6.25%) Azure
3 6 (3.41%) Office 365
4 4 (2.27%) Slack
5 3 (1.70%) AWS
5 3 (1.70%) IaaS
6 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.14%) Trello
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.57%) GCP
7 1 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.25%) Firewall
2 6 (3.41%) LAN
3 5 (2.84%) DNS
3 5 (2.84%) WAN
4 4 (2.27%) Internet
4 4 (2.27%) Intranet
4 4 (2.27%) VoIP
5 3 (1.70%) SAN
5 3 (1.70%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.14%) DHCP
6 2 (1.14%) HTTP
7 1 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.57%) ISDN
7 1 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.57%) SMTP
7 1 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.57%) VPN
7 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.66%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.39%) Power BI
4 12 (6.82%) MySQL
5 8 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (2.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.70%) Data Mart
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.57%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.57%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.41%) JIRA
2 4 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.70%) Jasmine
3 3 (1.70%) Maven
3 3 (1.70%) Protractor
3 3 (1.70%) Selenium
4 2 (1.14%) Gradle
4 2 (1.14%) JUnit
4 2 (1.14%) Mockito
4 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.57%) Hudson
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Moq
5 1 (0.57%) NUnit
5 1 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (17.61%) Public Sector
2 13 (7.39%) Finance
2 13 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.84%) Local Government
4 3 (1.70%) Electronics
4 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.70%) Marketing
4 3 (1.70%) Retail
5 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.57%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.57%) Games
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (20.45%) Analyst
2 26 (14.77%) Developer
3 18 (10.23%) Architect
4 17 (9.66%) Project Manager
5 11 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 11 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 8 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 8 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 7 (3.98%) Data Analyst
7 7 (3.98%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.98%) Trainer
8 6 (3.41%) NHS Project Manager
9 5 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (2.84%) Floorwalker
9 5 (2.84%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Senior Project Manager
9 5 (2.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) .NET
2 5 (2.84%) REST
2 5 (2.84%) SOAP
2 5 (2.84%) XML
3 4 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.27%) Web Services
4 3 (1.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.14%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.14%) Itk
5 2 (1.14%) JDBC
5 2 (1.14%) RESTful
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
5 2 (1.14%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.14%) WSDL
6 1 (0.57%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.57%) Node.js
6 1 (0.57%) PySpark
6 1 (0.57%) Shiny
6 1 (0.57%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.57%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.55%) User Experience
3 7 (3.98%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.14%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.14%) LIMS
5 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.14%) W3C
6 1 (0.57%) Clustering
6 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.57%) Handset
6 1 (0.57%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.57%) Life Science
6 1 (0.57%) Linked Data
6 1 (0.57%) PACS
6 1 (0.57%) Replication
6 1 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.77%) Windows
2 12 (6.82%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 7 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.41%) Linux
6 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.70%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.14%) CentOS
8 2 (1.14%) Unix
8 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.45%) Business Intelligence
2 23 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (12.50%) ITIL
4 16 (9.09%) Scrum
5 14 (7.95%) Project Management
6 13 (7.39%) Analytics
7 12 (6.82%) Data Strategy
7 12 (6.82%) Migration
8 10 (5.68%) Information Governance
8 10 (5.68%) Microservices
8 10 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.11%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.11%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (5.11%) Programme Management
10 8 (4.55%) BDD
10 8 (4.55%) User Stories
11 7 (3.98%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
11 7 (3.98%) Pair Programming
12 6 (3.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (14.20%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) C
3 5 (2.84%) Java
4 4 (2.27%) C#
4 4 (2.27%) Python
4 4 (2.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.70%) VBA
6 2 (1.14%) C++
6 2 (1.14%) Java 8
6 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.14%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.14%) XAML
7 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.57%) Erlang
7 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (3.98%) Degree
2 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.70%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.14%) ISEB
4 2 (1.14%) MCSE
4 2 (1.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.57%) CCNA
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.57%) CISM
5 1 (0.57%) CISSP
5 1 (0.57%) IIBA
5 1 (0.57%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (0.57%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.57%) MCITP
5 1 (0.57%) MCP
5 1 (0.57%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 5 (2.84%) HL7
3 4 (2.27%) PMO
3 4 (2.27%) QA
3 4 (2.27%) SLA
4 3 (1.70%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.57%) DICOM
6 1 (0.57%) GDPR
6 1 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.57%) NCSC
System Software
1 26 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.55%) Docker
3 6 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.70%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) iptables
6 1 (0.57%) KVM
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (10.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.14%) Nessus
2 2 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.57%) SCOM
3 1 (0.57%) Terraform
3 1 (0.57%) yum
3 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (23.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.68%) Tableau
3 9 (5.11%) VMware
4 8 (4.55%) Cisco
5 3 (1.70%) Oracle
5 3 (1.70%) SAP
6 2 (1.14%) Cerner
6 2 (1.14%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.14%) HP
6 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.14%) Siemens
6 2 (1.14%) WALLIX
7 1 (0.57%) Facebook
7 1 (0.57%) Huawei
7 1 (0.57%) Instagram
7 1 (0.57%) Ivanti
7 1 (0.57%) OpenText
7 1 (0.57%) SIMUL8
7 1 (0.57%) Trend Micro