Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 296 173 332
Rank change year-on-year -123 +159 +34
Contract jobs citing NHS 327 268 191
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.53% 0.64%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.61% 4.32% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 203 135
10th Percentile £205 £153 £171
25th Percentile £269 £221 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £365 £350 £338
Median % change year-on-year +4.36% +3.70% -10.00%
75th Percentile £495 £470 £438
90th Percentile £613 £610 £575
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
10th Percentile £14.38 £12.50 -
25th Percentile £15.56 £12.71 £12.44
Median hourly rate £22.28 £18.50 £13.09
Median % change year-on-year +20.43% +41.33% -28.76%
75th Percentile £29.65 £27.76 £17.28
90th Percentile £34.06 £28.57 £33.56
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.49% -0.65%

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 12,550 6,199 9,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.75% 35.39% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,301 4,452 6,700
10th Percentile £370 £313 £300
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - -
75th Percentile £700 £638 £625
90th Percentile £788 £725 £713
England median daily rate £538 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +13.16% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 86 123
10th Percentile £18.12 £15.30 £12.44
25th Percentile £24.50 £22.50 £16.69
Median hourly rate £43.74 £28.02 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +56.10% +24.53% -2.02%
75th Percentile £53.50 £46.00 £37.73
90th Percentile £64.88 £59.38 £52.45
England median hourly rate £25.25 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -4.72% +29.27% +1.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Central London -51 19 £453 +48.36% 22
South London -10 15 £450 +63.64% 4
East London -1 14 £216 -4.22% 6
West London -18 11 £222 -9.85% 8
North London -1 5 £158 -58.00% 1
NHS
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 74 (22.63%) Public Sector
2 69 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (16.21%) Social Skills
4 50 (15.29%) SQL
5 47 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
6 41 (12.54%) Microsoft
7 36 (11.01%) Windows
8 34 (10.40%) Project Management
9 32 (9.79%) Azure
10 30 (9.17%) Finance
11 28 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (8.26%) ITIL
13 26 (7.95%) Change Management
14 25 (7.65%) Migration
15 24 (7.34%) Active Directory
15 24 (7.34%) AWS
16 23 (7.03%) Microsoft 365
16 23 (7.03%) Cerner
17 22 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (6.73%) Change Control
18 21 (6.42%) VMware
19 20 (6.12%) PRINCE2
20 19 (5.81%) Cerner Millennium
20 19 (5.81%) Project Delivery
20 19 (5.81%) Power Platform
20 19 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (5.81%) Power BI
21 18 (5.50%) Electronic Patient Records
22 17 (5.20%) Requirements Gathering
22 17 (5.20%) Visualisation

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 9 (2.75%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.53%) Confluence
2 5 (1.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (0.92%) IIS
4 2 (0.61%) Apache
4 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
5 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.31%) InVision
6 1 (0.31%) Marvel
6 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) Sketch
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (5.81%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (0.92%) Oracle SCM
2 3 (0.92%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.61%) HealthRoster
4 1 (0.31%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.79%) Azure
2 24 (7.34%) AWS
3 23 (7.03%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (5.81%) Power Platform
5 11 (3.36%) Serverless
6 6 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (1.53%) GitHub
7 5 (1.53%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.22%) IaaS
8 4 (1.22%) Slack
9 3 (0.92%) GCP
9 3 (0.92%) PowerApps
9 3 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.61%) Amazon Kinesis
10 2 (0.61%) Miro
10 2 (0.61%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.06%) Firewall
2 9 (2.75%) LAN
2 9 (2.75%) WAN
3 7 (2.14%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.53%) Wireless
5 4 (1.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.22%) Cisco Wireless
5 4 (1.22%) DHCP
5 4 (1.22%) EIGRP
5 4 (1.22%) OSPF
5 4 (1.22%) SAN
5 4 (1.22%) VoIP
5 4 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.92%) DNS
6 3 (0.92%) Network Security
6 3 (0.92%) VSAN
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.61%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.61%) VLAN
7 2 (0.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.81%) Power BI
2 18 (5.50%) Electronic Patient Records
3 15 (4.59%) Tableau
4 13 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.67%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (2.14%) QlikView
8 5 (1.53%) Data Mart
8 5 (1.53%) Looker
9 4 (1.22%) Big Data
9 4 (1.22%) Metadata
9 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
9 4 (1.22%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.22%) Sisense
10 3 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.92%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.14%) JIRA
2 5 (1.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.92%) ERwin
5 2 (0.61%) GitLab
6 1 (0.31%) Moq
6 1 (0.31%) NUnit
6 1 (0.31%) RStudio
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 74 (22.63%) Public Sector
2 53 (16.21%) Social Skills
3 30 (9.17%) Finance
4 15 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.45%) Influencing Skills
6 8 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
6 8 (2.45%) Retail
6 8 (2.45%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.14%) Electronics
7 7 (2.14%) Marketing
8 5 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.22%) Local Government
9 4 (1.22%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.61%) Back Office
10 2 (0.61%) Legal
10 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.61%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (18.65%) Analyst
2 45 (13.76%) Project Manager
3 29 (8.87%) Developer
4 26 (7.95%) Architect
5 20 (6.12%) Business Analyst
6 19 (5.81%) IT Manager
7 15 (4.59%) Designer
8 14 (4.28%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.67%) IT Project Manager
9 12 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.06%) Information Manager
10 10 (3.06%) NHS Project Manager
11 9 (2.75%) Digital Project Manager
11 9 (2.75%) Senior Manager
11 9 (2.75%) Service Analyst
12 8 (2.45%) IT Analyst
12 8 (2.45%) Service Manager
13 7 (2.14%) Applications Support
13 7 (2.14%) Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.14%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.14%) FHIR
2 6 (1.83%) .NET
3 5 (1.53%) React
4 4 (1.22%) Node.js
4 4 (1.22%) Web Services
5 3 (0.92%) HTML
5 3 (0.92%) JSON
5 3 (0.92%) REST
5 3 (0.92%) XML
6 2 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.61%) Apache Camel
6 2 (0.61%) CSS
6 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.61%) Itk
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
6 2 (0.61%) SOAP
6 2 (0.61%) Spring
6 2 (0.61%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.31%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.31%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.89%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.45%) SystemC
2 8 (2.45%) User Experience
3 6 (1.83%) LIMS
4 5 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (1.53%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.22%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (0.92%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.92%) Clustering
6 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.92%) PACS
6 3 (0.92%) Taxonomies
6 3 (0.92%) W3C
7 2 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.61%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.61%) Replication
7 2 (0.61%) RIA
7 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.01%) Windows
2 15 (4.59%) Windows 10
3 12 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.61%) Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.31%) Unix
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (10.40%) Project Management
4 28 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (8.26%) ITIL
6 26 (7.95%) Change Management
7 25 (7.65%) Migration
8 22 (6.73%) Change Control
9 20 (6.12%) PRINCE2
10 19 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (5.81%) Project Delivery
11 17 (5.20%) Requirements Gathering
11 17 (5.20%) Visualisation
12 16 (4.89%) Analytics
12 16 (4.89%) Programme Management
13 14 (4.28%) Business Case
13 14 (4.28%) Data Science
13 14 (4.28%) DevOps
13 14 (4.28%) Service Delivery
14 13 (3.98%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.29%) SQL
2 17 (5.20%) Python
3 8 (2.45%) C
4 7 (2.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.14%) R
5 6 (1.83%) Groovy
5 6 (1.83%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.53%) C#
7 4 (1.22%) Java
8 2 (0.61%) Java 11
8 2 (0.61%) Java 8
8 2 (0.61%) VBA
9 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.31%) Delphi
9 1 (0.31%) Erlang
9 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (3.98%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (3.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.45%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.22%) Degree
6 4 (1.22%) MCSA
7 3 (0.92%) MCITP
7 3 (0.92%) PMP
8 2 (0.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (0.61%) CCNA
8 2 (0.61%) CISA
8 2 (0.61%) CISM
8 2 (0.61%) CISSP
9 1 (0.31%) CCA
9 1 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.31%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.98%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.06%) Accessibility
2 10 (3.06%) QA
3 8 (2.45%) PMO
3 8 (2.45%) SLA
4 5 (1.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.61%) COBIT
5 2 (0.61%) HL7
6 1 (0.31%) NCSC
6 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 24 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.06%) Docker
4 7 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.22%) vCloud
5 4 (1.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (4.59%) SCCM
2 10 (3.06%) Terraform
3 8 (2.45%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.61%) Ansible
5 2 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.31%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (0.31%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.31%) Packer
6 1 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (12.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.03%) Cerner
3 21 (6.42%) VMware
4 16 (4.89%) Cisco
5 10 (3.06%) Infoflex
6 8 (2.45%) SAP
7 6 (1.83%) Dell
7 6 (1.83%) Oracle
8 4 (1.22%) Alteryx
8 4 (1.22%) Citrix
8 4 (1.22%) Databricks
8 4 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.22%) Sophos
8 4 (1.22%) Veeam
9 3 (0.92%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.92%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (0.92%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.92%) NetApp
9 3 (0.92%) Palo Alto
9 3 (0.92%) SolarWinds