The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

National Health Service (NHS)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 53 61
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8  
Contract jobs citing NHS 4 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.63% 1.87% 1.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.10% 6.36% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 10
Median daily rate - £313 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.74%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year +12.44% -1.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £10.00 - £8.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.68%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 129 173 231
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.38% 29.42% 30.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 119 150
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £175 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 16
Median hourly rate £17.77 £28.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.53% +109.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.90 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.03 £45.40 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Oxfordshire

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for NHS.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) Ansible
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Apache

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Google