The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
National Health Service (NHS)
England / North East
Rank 75 56 26
Rank change year-on-year -19 -30  
Contract jobs citing NHS 5 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 2.06% 5.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.07% 6.38% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 21
Median daily rate £525 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.53% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £258 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +1.16% +0.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.07 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +4.18% -10.00%  

NHS is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 242 282 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 33.56% 32.34% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 203 99
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.33 £18.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.05% +63.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £12.51 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £38.30 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing NHS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in the North East

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NHS in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in the North East

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing NHS in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for NHS in the North East

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing NHS in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in the North East

NHS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the North East region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -21 4 £538 +43.33% 3
Durham - 1 £110 -
NHS
England

NHS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NHS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for NHS.

1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
2 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 6 (23.08%) CSS
2 6 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (19.23%) Front End Development
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (15.38%) QA
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
4 4 (15.38%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.54%) Sahi
5 3 (11.54%) Open Source
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.54%) WATIR
5 3 (11.54%) Selenium

NHS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Cucumber
1 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
1 3 (11.54%) Sahi
1 3 (11.54%) Selenium
1 3 (11.54%) WATIR
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (15.38%) Digital Developer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Information Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Services Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Security Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.85%) IT Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) CSS
1 6 (23.08%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 3 (11.54%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) Django
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) Play Framework
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Deployment
3 5 (19.23%) Front End Development
4 4 (15.38%) Analytics
4 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Change Management
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Manual Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Open Source
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 4 (15.38%) Ruby
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.69%) CISM
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (15.38%) QA
3 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft