Period
to 16 August 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term NHS in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NHS over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 158 207
Rank change year-on-year -42 +49 -28
Contract jobs citing NHS 9 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.16% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 1.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 6
Scotland median daily rate £363 £217 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.86% -21.00% +7.84%
10th Percentile £330 £106 £98
90th Percentile £408 £375 £314
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.87% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £10.20 - -
UK median hourly rate £14.88 £14.95 £17.75
% change year-on-year -0.47% -15.77% +22.41%

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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1,666 1,282 1,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 30.32% 29.68% 36.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 692 1,064
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £228
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 64
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £30.93 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.41% -19.15% +104.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.31 £13.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.38 £44.05
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.88% - +9.33%

NHS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing NHS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for NHS in Scotland

NHS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NHS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Glasgow -24 6 £369 +69.74% 1
Edinburgh -26 3 £363 +3.57%
NHS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for NHS.

1 9 (100.00%) Retail
2 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) PMO
3 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (55.56%) RDBMS
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
4 4 (44.44%) MySQL
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
4 4 (44.44%) Node.js
4 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) CSS3
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (22.22%) Microservices
5 2 (22.22%) MEAN Stack
5 2 (22.22%) React
5 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) GDPR
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
5 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source

NHS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (11.11%) Jetty
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) VLAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (55.56%) RDBMS
2 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
3 4 (44.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
4 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Axure RP
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) GitLab
1 1 (11.11%) Gradle
1 1 (11.11%) Mockito
1 1 (11.11%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Node.js Developer
2 2 (22.22%) React Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Java Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leader
3 1 (11.11%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (44.44%) Node.js
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) MEAN Stack
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (22.22%) React
2 2 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (11.11%) Dropwizard
3 1 (11.11%) FreeMarker
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
3 1 (11.11%) Java EE
3 1 (11.11%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) Spring Boot
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) E-Commerce
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Microservices
3 2 (22.22%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) ArchiMate
4 1 (11.11%) BPMN
4 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source Development
4 1 (11.11%) Prototyping
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) PMO
2 2 (22.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) VMware